A message from Superintendent Olson:
Welcome to the 2022-23 School Year! People around the district have heard me frequently refer to the coming year as “the best year yet” in education. That won’t come via luck and wishful thinking. Instead, we have spent the past months, and even years, building foundations upon which we are now ready to build higher.
We are entering this school year focused on adding onto our educational pillars (Teaching and Learning, Collaborative Connections, Innovation and Leadership, and Safe and Healthy Culture) with a sharp vision of what we want for our learners in this school community, both now and into the future.
As a district, we have spent the past year working with various stakeholder groups to develop a Vision of a Learner. We brought together parents, students, staff, school board members, and many others to seek out their input on what exactly they hoped, expected, and wanted to see from Monticello students by the time they walk across that graduation stage. Our administration has been hard at work gathering all of the community input and developing it into a clean, clear portrait that will give our community a direct snapshot of the goals we hope to accomplish for Every Kid, Every Day. We were able to kick off our strategic vision at the August 15th Monticello School Board Meeting and will be continuing to implement it, live it, and breathe it across all levels and all buildings this school year and for many school years to come.
As explained in the strategic vision, Monticello School District will aim to produce graduates that are Resilient Learners, Effective Communicators, Critical Thinkers, and Persons of Integrity. We believe that by focusing on these four outcomes, through the use of our strategic priorites, that we can continue to make success a realistic outcome for Every Kid, Every Day. And by doing that, we can truly make this the best year yet in Monticello School District!
Superintendent Eric Olson