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MMS EAST Attended National EAST Conference

Saturday, March 16th, 2019

Interfor 444 Good newsthumbnailThe MMS EAST program represented Billie Nation at the 2019 National EAST Conference March 12th-14th.  A team consisting of Kat Claycomb, Caden Fitzgerald,  Addie Montgomery, Alivia Ramsey,  Kaleb Romero, Hope Sass, Chesney Smith,  and Brinkley Taylor presented seven of the many projects students have been working on this year.

The projects included the MMS Student Emergency Response Team (SERT); the Bille Dyslexia Reader; the Alzheimer’s Memories of Love Project; the Jordan Park Lighting Project; the MMS Clothing, Hygiene, School Supply Closet; the Waste Reduction and Recycling Project; and the MHS Fishing Team.  The students were well rehearsed and polished as they presented to the public and judges.  If you would like to know more about these projects and/or our MMS EAST Program, please contact EAST Facilitator Shawn Curtis at 367-4040 / 367-4043.

MHS Billie Band Awarded Tenth Consecutive Sweepstakes At Region Concert

Friday, March 15th, 2019

thumbnailCongratulations to the members of the Monticello High School Billie Band for their achievement last night in El Dorado at the Region III Concert Assessment. The band received all superior ratings on stage and superior performance in sightreading. This score, combined with a superior rating in marching assessment, awards them with their TENTH CONSECUTIVE SWEEPSTAKES. A sweepstakes is the highest honor a school band in Arkansas can receive.  

MMS Students Quilt Squares For Meals On Wheels Quilt Raffle

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

thumbnailThe 2nd 9 weeks art students at MMS created batik quilt squares for Meals on Wheels quilt raffle. Students in Mrs. Knight’s 6th grade art class created quilt squares that was made into a quilt top by Mrs. Beverly Sullivan.

The quilt was then passed off to Mrs. Paula Hooks to be quilted into the final product. Both ladies donated their services for this project.

The students are selling tickets for the raffle. The tickets are $1 each or $5 will get 7 tickets. The quilt is on display at MMS if anyone is interested in buying a raffle ticket or making a donation to Senior Citizen’s Meals-On Wheels program.

Six MHS Choir members Selected To All-State Choir

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

Untitled-1 copySix 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.

MHS’s Amber Hairston Named National ACTE Award Finalist

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

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 Schools Announce Policy For Free & Reduced Meals

Sunday, August 10th, 2014

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

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Monticello OEC Students Compete At SkillsUSA

Saturday, May 3rd, 2014

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.

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MHS Choir Earns Superior 1st Division – Wins! Sweepstakes at State CPA. Spring Concert set for April 24

Friday, April 18th, 2014

Untitled-1Monticello 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.

 

MHS Forensics Team

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

zzzzRecently, 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.

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Monticello FCCLA Present “Stranger Danger” To MES

Saturday, November 9th, 2013

DSCF3025Monticello 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.

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Monticello Pre-K Goes Pink

Friday, October 25th, 2013

Pre-K Pink 1Friday, 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.

 

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