It’s shortly before 9 a.m. on a recent Friday morning and the kindergarten classrooms at Pinewood Elementary are abuzz with the chattering of little voices, sharing a meal together before they began their day of learning. Students were almost unanimous in excitedly saying their favorite part of that day’s breakfast was a muffin. In the [...]
Monticello Middle School volunteer Pamela Arechigo was the type of school volunteer who staff say positively impacted every teacher at the school in her eight years of service.
She dug into one project after another and quickly became an indispensable member of the school’s community, much as her great-uncle, Dr. Frank Ellison, was an indispensable member of Monticello’s school system and community for many years during the 20th Century.
The 127th annual commencement ceremonies for Monticello High School were held Friday, June 6, inside the fieldhouse with the Class of 2014 graduating seniors receiving their diplomas. According to District 882 records, the total number of Monticello High School graduates now exceeds 11,000. Commencement addresses were provided by Caleb Biasco and Amber Seidenkranz, who were [...]
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 [...]