State releases 2020-21 school guidelines
The State of Minnesota has released the Minnesota Safe Learning Plan, providing guidance for districts for the 2020-21 school year.
Superintendent Eric Olson sent this letter home to families on July 30th.
The district plans to release the Monticello Education Plan to families on Monday, August 10.
NOTICE OF FILING DATES FOR ELECTION TO THE SCHOOL BOARD
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO.882
MONTICELLO SCHOOL DISTRICT
STATE OF MINNESOTA
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the period for filing affidavits of candidacy for the office of school board member of Independent School District No.882 shall begin on July 28, 2020, and shall close at 5:00 o'clock p.m. on August 11, 2020. The general election shall be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. At that election, members will be elected to the School Board for terms of four (4) years each. Affidavits of Candidacy are available from the school district clerk, Monticello District Office, 302 Washington Street, Monticello MN. The filing fee for this office is $2. A candidate for this office must be an eligible voter, must be 21 years of age or more on assuming office, must have been a resident of the school district from which the candidate seeks election for thirty (30) days before the general election, and must have no other affidavit on file for any other office at the same primary or next ensuing general election. The affidavits of candidacy must be filed in the office of the school district clerk and the filing fee paid prior to 5:00 o'clock p.m. on July 28, 2020. Dated: 6/18/2020 BY ORDER OF THE SCHOOL BOARD
ISD 882 releases Distance Learning Amendment
Following Governor Walz's announcement that distance learning will continue for the remainder of the school year, ISD 882 put together a Distance Learning Amendment that aims to provide clarity and guidance as we continue through the rest of the school year. Calendars, technology information, and more can be found in the amendment. The document, which remains a work in progress, will soon feature information about grading, graduation, and more.
Frequently asked questions with Superintendent Eric Olson
Superintendent Eric Olson answers a few frequently asked questions from our families in this April 15th video! Topics include celebrating seniors, grading, clearing out lockers, and more.
Supt. Olson answers additional frequently asked questions, including a look ahead to how this could alter education moving forward. Watch the April 22nd video here!
MHS artists take home awards from Paramount show!
Two Monticello High School artists took home second-place awards from the Paramount Center for the Arts High School Juried Art Exhibition. Senior John Humphreys won 2nd place in the 3-D art category for his ceramic bowl (title: Spirit Bear Paw) and sophomore Erin Yager won 2nd place in the 2-D art category for her oil painting (titled: FRaNK). Read more about the artists that were nominated and see their pieces here. Congratulations to all!
ISD 882 to join #BeTheLightMN Movement
Monticello School District is excited to join districts around the state as part of #BeTheLightMN beginning Monday, April 13th when the district will light Memorial Stadium from 8:20 to 8:40 p.m.
We do ask that community members not use this as a time to gather.
"One day soon, these lights will again stand as a warm invitation to our community’s greatest gathering place. Let them stand now as a beacon of hope, a symbol of unity, and a call for recognition to the people enduring together across this great community."
Teacher Contract Negotiations Update
Monticello School Board is currently negotiating the 2019-2021 teacher contracts. In an effort to keep the public informed and operate transparently, the district wanted to provide the following information from the Monticello School Board and Education Minnesota Monticello.
FAQs (Monticello School Board)
Opening Statement Monticello School Board (as read by Jill Bartlett at the Jan. 20, 2020 school board meeting)
Opening Statement Education Minnesota Monticello (as read by Joe Rosh at the Jan. 20, 2020 school board meeting)
Early College Options Abound at MHS
DID YOU KNOW: 97 percent of Monticello High School seniors participated in rigorous courses during the 2016-17 school year?! MHS is proud to offer dozens of early college opportunities for students, including AP Courses, Senior to Sophomore programs, College in Schools, and more!! Check out this graphic to learn more!
MHS debuts art website!
Monticello High School art teachers have created a new website to showcase student work, as well as explain the various courses and offerings available to MHS students! Bookmark the website and visit it throughout the year to check out the immense creativity and talent of Monticello students!
High school principal recognized for the relationships he builds, culture he's helped create at MHS