Before the Monticello School District bid a formal farewell to the graduating class of 2014 on Friday night, they left them with a pretty nice graduation gift on Thursday night. Or, 74 graduation gifts to be exact. Senior Awards night, a tradition in Monticello that has grown from a scholarship foundation started by Shelly Johnson […]
Monticello Middle School students ended the year with the running of the school’s semi-annual CO2 races. According to teacher Mike Stadther, the May 30 races were part of a transportation power and energy unit for seventh graders in the technology education classroom. The curriculum teaches the students how to use the design process to solve […]
District teachers, staff and administrators gathered Thursday, June 5, for the Monticello schools all-staff recognition awards inside the Monticello High School auditorium. Each year, the awards are conducted on the last day of school, after students have been released for the school year. The hour-long program featured Rob Boraas and Mike McDowell as masters of […]
Johann Shockency is a Minnesota Reading Corps tutor who’s finishing up the current school year at Little Mountain Elementary. Shockency’s inspirational approach to helping students become better readers has landed him a unique honor in the form of a speaking invitation to a national conference. What’s even more unique about Shockency’s educational adventure is the fact that’s he’s legally blind.
Dedication to academic excellence and educational career planning was readily apparent when Monticello High School Principal Joel Lundin used a short and simple sentence to describe this year’s honors group: “They are very special.”