Focus on Children – Abby and Mallie – Silver
Life Event Planning – Madison and Emilee – Gold
Career Investigation – Lindsey Pearson – Bronze
Student Judges – Kiara Watson and Zoe Amoroso
Atlas Foundation Repair
Immanuel Baptist Church
Gibson & Keith
Lucky’s Of Monticello
LifeShare No Date
Time & Temp
War Eagle Boats
Seark Sod Farm
Pines Broadcasting Company
Old Milo Christmas Tree Farm
Union Bank 1
Scripture Of The Day
Secure Storage 2
Corner Express (O&M Oil Co.)
Head of the Class
Jones Custom Backhoe Service, LLC
NorthSide Baptist Church
Johnson’s Showroom Furniture
South Arkansas Business Solutions
The nomination process started on the seventh week of school when teachers were asked to nominate four students from each grade based on the categories. The top four names from teacher nominations were put on a ballot and were voted on by faculty. Winners for this quarter include the following: Leadership-Gabriel Martens (9), Jordyn Nowlen (10), Sam Mencer (11), Madison Grey (12); Dedication-Jamaya Pinckney (9), Kaylyn Smith (10), Colby Stevens (11), Sidney Sizemore (12); Academics-Josiah Taylor (9), Zadrian Goodman (10), Emilee Lawson (11), Shontiara Johnson (12); Character-Morgan Cassels (9), Noah West (10), Kevin Davidson (11), Demetrius Ruffin (12).
This election will take place every nine weeks. Mr. Brown wants students to know that their hard work is not going unnoticed. “Hopefully, the students will feel more recognized,” Brown explains, “for all of the things they’ve done, as well as students receiving an hour lunch once a week and the recognition of knowing they’ve worked really hard.” Shontiara Johnson, MHS senior, is proud to be chosen for the first quarter. “I’m very appreciative to the teachers who voted for me. It feels good to be recognized for my academic achievements.”
If you or your parent did not attend parent teacher conferences last night, please stop by the office during YOUR lunch, not during class time and pick it up.
Reader’s Theater will practice at 11:15 for the rest of the week to get ready for the Little rock Central Tournament. Please excuse them from homeroom.
The Billies Cross Country team competed in the Los Toritos Invitational this past weekend in Star City. Joining over ten other schools from Southeast Arkansas, the Billies punished the competition both mentally and physically, running good times and leaving with some hardware.
The JR Billies finished 1st overall edging out Star City.
Six Monticello High School choir members were recently selected to the Arkansas
All-State Choir. Luke Lane, Gabrielle Causey, Madison Gray,
Maryclaire Guanzon, Ashley Cathey and Brendan Davis. The All-State Music Conference
featured the performances of the state’s best choral and band musicians.
The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) announces Amber Hairston, a Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) teacher at Monticello High School in Monticello, Arkansas, as the 2014 ACTE Region IV New Teacher of the Year. The ACTE New Teacher of the Year award recognizes CTE teachers with 3-5 years’ experience (at the secondary or postsecondary level) who have made significant contributions toward innovative and unique career and technical education programs and shown a professional commitment early in their careers. (more…)
Monticello School today announces its policy for providing free and reduced price meals for children served under the National School Lunch Program, After school Snack Program, and/or School Breakfast Program. The central office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by any interested party. The price charged for a paid student breakfast is $0.75 Pre-K-12th the price charged for a paid student lunch is $1.50 Pre-K-5th, and $1.75 6th-12th
The Monticello School District’s Transportation Department was selected as one of six school districts in the State of Arkansas and awarded the Arkansas Association of Pupil Transportation School Bus Safety Award given at this year’s AAPT Annual Conference in Hot springs, this week.
Monticello Occupational Education Center (OEC) students traveled to Hot Springs April 14 – 16 to participate in the Arkansas SkillsUSA competition. SkillsUSA is a national organization for students preparing for technical, skilled and service occupations in high schools and colleges/technical schools. The event is held annually and is hosted by Arkansas industries and the Arkansas SkillsUSA Organization.
Monticello HS Concert Choir earned Superior 1st Division ratings at the Arkansas Choral Directors State Choral Performance Assessment – CPA Thursday, April 10 at UCA in Conway. These ratings, combined with their 1st division ratings at the region CPA in March, gives MHS Choir the Sweepstakes Award for the second consecutive year. “This has been a remarkable year of achievements for our students. I am thankful and extremely proud of the dedication, discipline and arduous spirit they have displayed on a daily basis,” says MHS choral director, Bennie Vincent.
Congratulations to such an amazing and talented group of vocalists! MHS and MMS choir will have their annual spring concert Thursday, April 24 at 6:30 p.m. in the MMS auditorium. We look forward to seeing you there.
Congratulations to the MHS Forensics Team Members who attended the Arkansas Communication and Theatre Arts Association’s State Tournament of Champions. (more…)
Monticello Tree Board members Hope Bragg and Lee Williams greeted more than 500 students and teachers from the Monticello Elementary School K-2 classes who had gathered in the school cafeteria to celebrate Arbor Day.
Recently, 11 MHS forensics team members competed at the Cabot Classic Forensics Tournament where there were approximately 1,000 total entries.
Becca Stephenson advanced to finals and earned 3rd Place in Prose Interpretation. Salonica Hunter earned a finalist medal in Storytelling. Stephenson also advanced to semi-finals in Poetry Interpretation.
MHS choir had 17 out of 21 students make all region and 11 qualify for State competition. MJHS 9th Grade choir students had all 12 out of 14 make the top Jr. High all-region mixed choir. The all region concert will be held Saturday, November 16, at 6 pm in the Drew Central High School auditorium. (more…)
Monticello FCCLA members, Hannah Kling and Kimberly Long, presented “Stranger Danger” to five different classes at Monticello Elementary school on October 30, 2013. They taught the children safety tips for trick-or-treating, created an ID card complete with finger prints, read a book, and presented them with goody bags filled with candy and information for their parents.
Three strong wins at the end of the Junior Billies season brought a developing year to a good close.
It was a hard won battle, but the Junior Billies found their pace and marched all over their remaining opponents. After two losses at the beginning of the season the Junior Billies felt the tide begin to turn as they took on “big rival”, Star City.
The Monticello School District will be taking sealed bids on an HP ProCurve MSM760 Wireless Controller and 23 HP ProCurve MSM410 Wireless Access Points.
Bids must be received by 10:00am Tuesday November 12, 2013 and will be opened on Tuesday November 12, 2013 @ 11:00am.
Friday, October 18th was declared ‘Go Pink Day’ at Monticello Pre-K. The staff and students wore Pink to honor a Pre-K Staff member, Mrs. Pam Dunlap, who is a cancer survivor. The students and staff members cheered Mrs. Dunlap on as she prepared to walk in Little Rock at the annual Race for the Cure. Mrs. Dunlap was presented with flowers, balloons, caps and a pink tote bag filled with an assortment of pink gifts. In her honor the Pre-K staff members were also presented with pink tote bags.
The Monticello School District has begun the AdvancED accreditation process and is seeking your help. In an effort to improve system practices, Monticello Elementary School, Monticello Intermediate School, Monticello Middle School, and Monticello High School are conducting parent surveys. We value your opinion and ask that you take the time to complete the survey
The link to the parent surveys will be available on the Monticello School District website, and each school’s website, from October 14 – November 1, 2013. If you have children in more than one school in the district, please answer one survey for each school in which a child is enrolled. Once you open the survey, there will be a drop down menu to select your child’s school
In order to complete a survey, please select the following link. If you have internet access, you may take the survey at home or work, whenever it is convenient for you, at this site http://www.advanc-ed.org/survey/public/7493389
The Monticello School District will have a special called board meeting on Friday, October 18, 2013.
The meeting will be held at Union Bank conference room at noon.
The purpose of the meeting is to discuss a resolution for the Issuance of Second (2nd) Lien Bonds.
The Monticello Billie Junior and Senior Football Boosters are beginning a special sale of SEA Conference T shirts. These T-shirts are done in a style which will appeal to the hunter, fisherman and fan alike.
The front of the shirt is a pocket print featuring the SEA logo. The back of the shirt has the mascot from each school in our conference pictured around a wheel of duck calls. The T shirt comes in two colors both suitable to the outdoor enthusiast (dove tan and dusty-hunter green). T shirts are appropriate for all schools in the conference, so let you friends from area schools know they can purchase this great t shirt from the Billies boosters.
T shirts are on sale now at home Junior & Senior Football games.
For information on how you can own this shirt or how to buy t shirts for your entire staff please call Bernadette Carmical @ 870.723.1234
T shirts are only $15
(available in Youth Extra Small through Adult 4X while quantities last)
All Occasions 10%, Rogers Men’s Wear 25%, Town and Country 15% fresh arrangements, Fortune Cookie 10%, Mazzio’s 15%, Burger King 10%, La Terraza 10%, Ray’s 10%, Village Bakery 10%, Subway 10% off purchase of a sandwich, Sun Country Tanning 10% off merchandise, Sonic 99 cent large drinks, Western Sizzlin free drink with purchase of a meal, Huddle House 10% and Bubbie’s 15%.
Cards are $10 and may be used at any time from September 1st 2013 to August 31st 2014. To purchase see any Renaissance Team member at home ball games or call Monticello High School at 367-4050.
The Renaissance Team would like to thank all of these businesses for their support.
The Monticello School District is taking sealed bids on a 2610 Long Tractor Serial # 64018088. The tractor has 564 hours. Bids must be received by Monday September 9th 2013 @ 10:00am. Bids will be opened on Monday September 9th 2013 @ 11:00am. Please mark the envelope on the outside “Tractor Bid”.
The Monticello School District is taking sealed bids on a 1990 model 1070 John Deere Tractor Serial # CH4048D002417. The differential housing is broke and repair parts are obsolete. It will be sold as a salvage tractor. Bids must be received by Monday September 9th 2013 @ 10:00am and will be opened on Monday September 9th 2013 @ 11:00am. Please mark the envelope on the outside “Tractor Bid”.
Today is the day Arkansas students face the dreaded First Day of School. It’s also the day parents and other drivers face the First Day of School Traffic.
Remember to use caution, especially in the school and residential areas of Monticello.
Monticello High School golfers won their first meet of the season played at Monticello Country Club Golf Course. Jay Kent Gates, Tucker Ward, and Davis Frost, posted 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place scores respectively. Erin Ashcraft earned the medalist honor for the top score posted by the girls.
Team members are Jamal McCray, Erin Ashcraft, Clark Jarrett, Reid Mitchell, Mack Gossman, Jay Kent Gates, Tucker Ward, Jake Johnson, Rex Henderson, Ty Henderson, Davis Frost, and Michael Wilson. Go, Billies!
Bids must be received by 10:00am Tuesday August 27, 2013 and will be opened on Tuesday August 27, 2013 @ 11:00am.
Van can be seen at the school bus shed on Jordan Dr. For more information contact Danny Lloyd @ 870-367-4005.
Send bids to: Monticello School District
935 Scogin Dr.
Monticello Ar. 71655
Please mark envelope “Sealed Bid”.
Bids must be received by 10:00am Tuesday August 26, 2013 and will be opened on Tuesday August 26, 2013 @ 11:00am.
Classes will begin on August 19, 2013 at the Adult Education Center which is located at 809 Hwy. 278 East (Workforce Training Center). Instructors are available Monday through Thursday from 8:00am to 3:00pm. On Fridays, classes are from 8:00am to 11:30am. Also, for anyone who cannot attend during the day, classes are available on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30pm to 8:30pm.
Classes are free to the public. Open entry/open exit. English as A Second Language classes will be offered on Mondays and Thursdays at First United Methodist Church on Main Street. The times are 6:00pm to 8:00pm. These classes will begin on Monday, September 9, 2013. For more information about the program, feel free to call (870) 367-4070.
Happy Thoughts Booth 236
Reggie’s Lock & Key
Custom Truck / Spee-D-Lube
Southern Quality Construction
Cass Martin Realty
The Computer Guys
DMH We Are Hiring
Cedar Hills Apartments
Monticello Tire (Goodyear)
Razorback Body Shop
Holiday Inn Express
Cash Saver Food Outlet
Ray Ryburn Real Estate
Monticello Animal Clinic
The Guest House
State Farm David Funderburg
Re-Elect Bruce Anderson Judge
Union Bank 2
Bone’s Auto Parts