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MHS Golf Team Places 2nd At District Tournament

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014
Davis Frost, Clark Jarrett, Ty Henderson, and Jake Johnson.

Davis Frost, Clark Jarrett, Ty Henderson, and Jake Johnson.

The MHS Golf team placed 2nd in the 8- 4A District Tournament that was held in DeWitt on Tuesday, September 23rd.  The team qualified for the state tournament that will be held at the Golf Club at Valley View in Farmington on Tuesday, October 7th.

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.


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.


Congratulations To The MHS Choir

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

choirMonticello High School Concert Choir, Ladies Chorus, Male Ensemble and Madrigals each earned Superior 1st Division ratings in both their performance and sight reading at the SEArk Choral Performance Assessment (CPA) on Saturday, March 1 at UAM. These ratings qualify the choir for Sweepstakes and Best in 4A Class Competition at the State CPA in April.


MHS Students Make All-State Choir

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

MHSALLSTATESix Monticello High School Choir members were recently selected to the Arkansas All-State Choir. Pictured from left to right: Ashley Cathey – 16th chair Alto II Mixed Chorus, Madison Gray – 42nd chair Female Chorus, David DeRueda -18th chair Bass II Mixed Chorus, MaryClaire Guanzon – 14th chair Alto II Mixed Chorus and Senior Kennedi Brown achieved 5th chair in the top Mixed Chorus. Not Pictured: Luke Lane – 27th chair Male Chorus. The All-State Music Conference featured the performances of the state’s best band and choral members.

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.


MHS Choir All Region Students

Friday, November 15th, 2013

zCongratulations to the Monticello High School Choir students who competed and won chairs at the 2013 Seark SR. and JR. High All-Region choir competitions on Saturday Oct. 26 and Nov. 2.

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…)

MHS FCCLA Blood Drive

Monday, November 11th, 2013

photo (10)LifeShare logoDid you know that one pint of blood can save up to three lives? Every fall and spring Monticello High School FCCLA hosts a blood drive through Lifeshare, which supplies blood for Drew Memorial Hospital.

Over fifty students volunteered to donate blood during a recent blood drive. MHS FCCLA will host another blood drive in the Spring semester.

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.


Junior Billies Post Strong Finish To 2013 Season

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Junior Billies Huddling upThree 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.


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.


Monticello Schools Letter to Parents about AdvancED Survey

Friday, October 18th, 2013

school busDear Parents,

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


Billies Announce New Southeast Arkansas Conference T Shirts

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

Billies Announce New Southeast Arkansas Conference T Shirts-1_Page_1The 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)


MHS Renaissance Team Selling Billie Spirit Cards – Spend $10, Save at 15 Local Businesses

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

zdMHS Renaissance Team members are selling Billie Spirit Cards, good for discounts at fifteen local businesses, including; zc

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.

Public Auction – Auction

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

zThe 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”.


Public Notice – Auction

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

zzThe 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”.


MHS Golfers Win First Meet Of Season

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

DSC04152Monticello 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!

MHS Offering Free Math Textbooks

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

zMonticello High School is giving away old mathematics textbooks. These textbooks are free and will be given on a first come, first serve basis. If you have questions, you may call the high school, 870-367-4050, and ask for Amy Brunson

Van For Sale

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

photo (3)The Monticello School District will be taking sealed bids on a 1986 Ford Club Wagon Van. Mileage – 142,029 VIN# – 1FBHS31H8GHB55446.

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”.

Public Notice – Van for Sale

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

vanThe Monticello School District will be taking sealed bids on a 1986 Ford Club Wagon Van. Mileage – 142,029 VIN# – 1FBHS31H8GHB55446.

Bids must be received by 10:00am Tuesday August 26, 2013 and will be opened on Tuesday August 26, 2013 @ 11:00am.


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