*Celebrations*

Congratulations to:

  • Every 5th grade student made their first Accelerated Reader goal.  The 5th and 6th grade students have read a total of 1,841 books and 23,376,762 words so far this year! Way to go!
  • Congratulations to the Panther Dance Team on the following State Honors: Class 1 Contemporary- 2nd Place; Class 4 Jazz- 2nd Place; Class 8 Pom- 2nd Place; Team Academic Award; and the Community Service Award.
  • Congratulations to Sophia Ahlrichs, Clara Finger, Olivia Goodyear, and Levi Temple who all receive first chair on their instrument at the NEIBA Honor Band that took place on Saturday, December 1st! They represented Monticello well and had a fantastic concert!
  • Carpenter students collected 1,063 items for the Monticello Food Pantry! Congratulations on a job well done and thank you to all of our students and families for helping a great cause!
  • The High School Academic Awards Ceremony was held on October 17, 2018.  116 students in grades 10-12 earned an Academic Letter Award.  This an an award which recognizes outstanding scholastic achievement.  A student must earn at least a 3.3 grade point average for two consecutive semesters to qualify for the Academic Letter.  7 Students earned perfect attendance for the 2017 Fall Semester and 5 for the 2018 Spring Semester.  5 students earned perfect attendance for the 2017-18 school year. 108 students improved their grade point average from Fall 2017 to Spring 2018!
  • Congratulations to Sophia Ahlrichs, Clara Finger, Olivia Goodyear, and Levi Temple who were selected to participate in the NEIBA High School Honor Band!
  • Congratulations to the Panther Marching Band on receiving a Division II rating at the IHSMA state competition — only one point from a Division I rating! Great job!
  • Congratulations to the Panther Marching Band on placing 2nd in Class 2A and 2nd in Open Class at the Wilton Festival of Bands. They also received numerous outstanding certificates for Drum Major, Drum Line, Color Guard, Horn Line, Drill Design, and Soloist.  If you see a band student, tell them congrats on a successful season so far!
  • Congratulations to Panther Dancers who competed at Carver Hawkeye Arena on October 14, 2018: Kelsey Adams took home 2nd in the 9th Grade category; Sydney Freeze 5th in the 10th grade category; Emma Brighton 10th and Anisa Krouse 5th in the 11th grade category.
  • Congratulations to Destiny Wall on being selected to participate in the 5th & 6th grade Opus Honor Choir.
  • Congratulations to the River Valley Honor Choir on a great performance! Students represented our district responsibly, respectfully, caring and safely.
  • Cindy Savage on winning $500 and 500 bonus points to use for books from the James Patterson and the Scholastic Book Clubs Giveaway!
  • Cindy Savage and the 3rd Grade Team on receiving the Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area Bus Grant Award of $350 for a field trip to the University of Iowa Museum of Natural History!
  • 8th grader Lauren Koehler for being selected to attend the Young Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) training at Grinnell College which was funded by the Monticello Rotary Club!