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Nutritionist visits Pinewood Elementary
Published March 25, 2015 at 8:00 am
Pinewood Elementary fifth graders launch daily television show
Published March 23, 2015 at 3:30 pm
By Tom Gilgenbach Pinewood Elementary Pinewood Elementary is pleased to announce the launch of KPWS TV5, a news show run solely by fifth graders. The daily show replaces morning announcements previously made over the school’s intercom by principals Eric Olson and Brad Sanderson. KPWS TV5 launched...
Monticello bands put on a ‘once in a decade’ performance for a packed house
Published March 17, 2015 at 8:00 am
Monticello band members from grades six through twelve gathered together Monday night, March 9, for a district-wide band concert. The night, which was tabbed “A Celebration of American Music” was the first of its kind in at least a decade, according to an introduction from middle school...
Monticello School Board approves capital projects list
Published March 13, 2015 at 8:00 am
Each year the Monticello school district receives around $1.2 million from the state of Minnesota for capital budget items, which covers curriculum materials, technology infrastructure and building and equipment needs. Business Manager Tina Burkholder said during the board’s March 3 meeting the...
Monticello High School musical heads ‘Into the Woods’ this weekend
Published March 11, 2015 at 1:53 pm
“Into the Woods” takes to the stage March 13 to March 15 in the Monticello High School Auditorium. Friday and Saturday performances will be at 7 p.m. and Sunday’s single performance will be at 2 p.m. Tickets are $9 for adults and $6 for students.
Pinewood Elementary enters national dance video contest, votes needed
Published March 11, 2015 at 1:34 pm
Pinewood Elementary in Monticello is entered in a national dance video competition aimed at equipping elementary school students with the skills and confidence they need to be safer and protected from abduction. The contest, sponsored by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC)...
Monticello Middle School Stand-Up Week program Tuesday evening
Published March 2, 2015 at 1:20 pm
One of the Monticello Middle School’s goals is to create an environment where all students feel connected to each other and staff. Stand-Up Week is a special week that focuses on working with students to create a safe and caring environment, as well as teaching anti-bullying strategies. It is a...
First ideas emerge for possible fall Monticello school bond referendum
Published February 27, 2015 at 1:32 pm
Monticello residents might be heading to the polls in November to vote on a bond referendum for improving the district’s five facilities. Last Tuesday, school board members got their first look at specific ideas for what the possible bond could buy. Though all ideas are preliminary and...
Monticello teachers pucker up, kiss pig to celebrate fundraiser
Published February 6, 2015 at 1:51 pm
A highly successful Monticello Middle School fundraiser recently involved select teachers puckering up and kissing a pig named Lenny. An all-school assembly Friday, Jan. 30, helped celebrate the school’s fundraising accomplishments during its Pennies for Patients campaign said Kari Green, seventh...
Budget projections show Monticello school district faces future shortfalls
Published February 6, 2015 at 1:43 pm
A lot can change over the course of four years, but as it stands now the Monticello school district’s general fund is heading for red ink in a few years’ time. Business manager Tina Burkholder laid out the situation to the school board at its Jan. 20 meeting. In her projections, Burkholder...