Education

The Monticello School Board Monday night unanimously decided Monday night there will be no half-day kindergarten starting next year. Parents will retain the option to take children home after the halfway point is reached during the school day. See this week’s Monticello Times for an update.

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The seventh graders at Monticello Middle School are in the midst of a “Shoe Drive.” According to Gregg Hermerding, Monticello Middle School media specialist, the students plan to collect 3,000 pairs of shoes before Feb. 13.  The service project is to benefit “Making A Difference International,” a non-profit organization based out of St. Michael. This [...]

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Families were invited to visit Pinewood Elementary School, Thursday Jan. 23, to enjoy an evening of fun and exciting math games. Each family entering the building received a bag of math games and playing cards, and each grade level was waiting in their special booth where math games and activities were hosted by their classroom [...]

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Presidents Day weekend had been set on the school calendar as a four-day weekend for Monticello students this year. Previously, Friday, Feb. 14, had been scheduled as a teacher workshop day in addition to the holiday on Monday, Feb. 17. But January’s extreme cold threw a chilly curve ball, forcing the district to cancel classes [...]

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New federal school lunch guidelines mandate that students receive at least one full cup of fruits and vegetables at each meal. The unfortunate downside to this well-intentioned rule is that more food waste ends up in schools’ trash bins each day if students aren’t up for eating that much produce. This additional waste was bothering [...]

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