Virtual Wellness Meeting on Wednesday, April 21
Monticello’s Student Wellness committee will be meeting virtually on April 21 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. to discuss the Triennial Assessment. The triennial assessment is completed to review Monticello’s current school wellness policy, how the district policy aligns with other model policies and a discussion on the progress Monticello has achieved in meeting the district’s goals outlined in the current wellness policy. You can find a copy of the current policy here.
We welcome any parents, students and staff that wish to attend to join our discussion on the policy and how Monticello can work together on student wellness. To receive a link to the virtual meeting please sign up here.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact Monticello’s Wellness Leader Ciara McDonald, Director of Dining Services at email@example.com
90 Scholarships Available for the Class of 2021!
Local Scholarship information and applications are now available for the Class of 2021! Our incredible community has provided a record-setting 90 scholarships totaling $153,950 for our Magic seniors. Please visit here to learn more and to begin the application process!
Scholarship Application Readers Needed
Monticello School District is looking for community members interested in joining one of our school community's great traditions - Senior Awards Night! Last year, the Monticello Scholarship Foundation gave out more than 80 scholarships to graduating seniors. In order to make that a reality once again, we need community volunteers to help read and score scholarship applications. Scholarship readers will receive their packets on May 4th and will have until May 9th to read and review 8-10 scholarship applications. If you are interested, please contact Communications Director Clay Sawatzke at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that if you are related to a member of the Class of 2021, we ask that you please wait until next year to join the scholarship reading process. Thank you!
Kindergarten Registration is Open!
Attention all incoming Kindergarten families! Online registration for the 2021-22 school year opened on March 3rd! Eastview Education Center and Monticello School District are thrilled to present a virtual kindergarten registration experience this year. Please check out all of the available resources, and don't hesitate to submit a question!
Celebrating School Board and Bus Drivers
The week of February 21-27 represents two special weeks in Minnesota school districts - it's School Board Recognition Week and Bus Driver Appreciation Week! We are so grateful for the leadership and service that both of these groups bring to our district. Please make sure to thank a board member or a bus driver this week and always!
Episode 2 of In the Arena with Supt. Olson out now!
The latest podcast from Superintendent Eric Olson is available now! Dr. Michael Favor, former Interim Superintendent in ISD 882 and current Assistant Superintendent for Roseville Area Schools, joins to discuss humanity in education. Listen here!
Important Information for Incoming Kindergarteners
Attention all incoming kindergarteners for the 2021-22 school year: There will not be a Kindergarten Registration Night on Wednesday, March 3, as is listed in the District's print calendar.
Online registration will open that day, however. Prior to online registration opening, ISD 882 will be mailing information to families and providing a bevy of resources on the school website. Please stay tuned for more information.
We can't wait for you to join us next year!!
In the Arena with Superintendent Eric Olson
Monticello School District is excited to share In the Arena with Superintendent Eric Olson, a new podcast that will allow Supt. Olson to dive into different topics around the world of education on a monthly basis. The podcast will bring in expert guests, both within and outside of the Monticello School District, to discuss topics and share insight and advice. The first episode features Sarah Welk, district social worker and Bounce Back Project liaison, to talk resilience!
Listen to the first episode here or download on any major podcast platform!
Three elected to Monticello School Board
Jeff Hegle, Kathy Ziebarth, and Jamie Sieben have been elected to the ISD 882 School Board, with terms beginning in January 2021. The election results were certified by the board on Friday, Nov. 13. Hegle will enter his third term as a board member, while Ziebarth and Sieben begin their first. They will replace outgoing board members Jill Hoffman and Missy Hanson, who decided not to run for reelection.
Building Start Dates and Times
The introduction of Welcome Back Days has led to some staggered starting dates at our different buildings. To help provide concise information, here’s a document that contains the first day of in-person instruction and daily times for each school building. Students enrolled in full-time distance learning will follow their building’s schedule for daily instruction.
As a reminder, attendance for Welcome Back Days will be taken based upon family attendance of teacher meetings and accomplishing all Welcome Back to-do’s assigned by their building or teacher.
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!
EMM selects special educator teacher for monthly honor