Times for pickups are 8-11 am and 12- 3pm (no pickups from 11-12) Extras are available for $40
Razorback Body Shop
Lucky’s Of Monticello
Time & Temp
NorthSide Baptist Church
War Eagle Boats
State Farm David Funderburg
Seark Sod Farm
The Market Place
Phone Book Ad
Brown Calhoun Store
Scripture Of The Day
All Time Fitness
Corner Express (O&M Oil Co.)
Glen’s Locks & Keys
Head of the Class
LifeShare No Date
South Arkansas Business Solutions
Drew Central Graduation will be Tuesday, May 21, at 8pm in the gym. The students last day of class will be Thursday, May 30.
Monticello Schools’ last day of school will be Tuesday, May 28.
Act 1227 of 2013 allows a student the Freedom to Choose the School District that they would like to attend. Deadline is June 1, 2013.
The Monticello School District is taking applications for School Choice through June 1, 2013. If you have a question regarding the new rules call 870-367-4000.
Award-Winning Monticello Intermediate School students in the EAST program were recognized at Tuesday night’s School Board meeting and presented an over-view of their projects and awards to the Board.
Eight fourth and fifth grade students along with their teacher, Crystal Grimes, attended the National EAST Conference in Hot Springs, where they presented their project before a panel of judges, and won two national awards.
Monticello schools are continuing to work toward adding a school resource officer to their staff. The topic was thoroughly discussed at their March boad meeting.
Elizabeth Wilson, a junior at Monticello High School, has qualified for the national tournament sponsored by the National Forensic League (NFL). Wilson earned first place in Original Oratory at the Arkansas District NFL Tournament. MaryKate Jones and Erin Ashcraft earned the 1st alternate award in Duo Interpretation, and Jacob Chisom is the 1st alternate in International Extemporaneous Speaking. Nationals are scheduled for Birmingham, Alabama, June 16 – 21.
At Tuesday night’s called Monticello School Board meeting, the board voted 4-0 in favor of hiring Jim Lucas as the principal for Monticello High School.
Mr. Lucas was hired as interim principal, last year, and will now become the ongoing MHS principal.
Monticello Junior High Cheerleaders 2013-2014
Back row left to right: Katherine Dickson, Jasmonique Daniels, Brooke Shrum, Mikayla McGregor, Kristen Daniel, Kirsten Harrison
Middle row left to right: Hannah Kibodeaux, Sarah Nichols, Nora Catherine Saffold, Dailyn Johnston, McKenzie McClain, Dottie Grace Brown
Front row left to right: Bliss Jaggers Captain, Mason Davis Co-Captain
The Monticello School Board met Tuesday evening, March 26, 2013. Superintendent Harper opened the meeting by commending the school’s extra-curricular activity teams on their recent accomplishments. The boys’ basketball team went to the semi-finals at State, and the girls’ team went to the first round of the state tournament. Mrs. Ashcraft’s Mock Trial team got third place. Mr. Harper commended the groups on their good conduct while participating in these events.
The Monticello EAST programs recently attended the National EAST Conference in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Each program presented their program to a panel of judges and the public. Monticello Intermediate and Monticello High were awarded the Superior rating, which is what every program aims for.
The Monticello High School Mock Trial Team advanced to semi-final round of the Arkansas Mock Trial Regional Competition by defeating Hope High School. The team’s loss in the semi-finals placed them in 3rd place behind Little Rock Catholic High School and Sheridan High School and ended the team’s chance to advance to the state level of competition. The students invest many hours after school in preparation for this event.
One mid-February, Friday morning, the Monticello Police Dept. and Juvenile Parole and Probation Dept, along with the Bradley County Sheriff’s Dept. canine unit, conducted a random search at Monticello High School with a search dog.
A hunting rifle was found inside of a students pick-up truck, on the MHS parking lot.
The MHS Forensic team travelled to Searcy High School where they earned their fifth 1st Place Sweepstake award this year. Twenty-five entries earned awards, and 35 of these entries are now qualified to compete at the Tournament of Champions in April. (more…)
Four students from Mrs. Engelkes’ 3rd grade classroom at MIS and four students from Mrs. Cases’ 2nd grade classroom at MES presented at TICAL (Technology Information Center for Administrative Leadership) at the Peabody Hotel’s Convention Center. Student’s showcased their ipad work and gave tutorials on how to use the apps.
Students from MIS: Anna Grace Bailey, Lauren Petty, Hayden Cotton, Johnathan Yarbrough
Students from MES: Beth Bragg, Chloe Rosegrant, Brenden Brown, Kel Busby
Senior Caleb Lamb, pictured in the middle, a Tenor I, achieved 10th chair in the top Mixed Chorus. Senior, Daniel Wigley, left, and Junior, David de Rueda, right, were 21st and 13th chair in the Male Chorus.
The All-State Music Conference featured the performances of some of the state’s top band and choral musicians.
High School principal Jim Lucas led the Monticello School board through a powerpoint presentation, Tuesday night, explaining the upcoming changes to the Common Core State Standards and PARCC (Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers).
The MHS Forensic Team travelled to Ft. Smith Southside High School and returned with another 1st place sweepstakes trophy. The team earned 37 Excellent / Superior ratings in 47 events, 4th place in Readers Theatre, advanced 12 events to semi-finals, and advanced 4 events to finals.
Finalists were as follows:
The Arkansas Game & Fish Commission offered a proposal for their agency to take over management of the Monticello school pond.
The plan include re-stocking the pond with bream, bass, and catfish.
Fishing derbys will also be held, on a regular basis.
The change could take effect in April.
Friday morning, the Monticello Police Dept. and Juvenile Parole and Probation Dept, along with the Bradley County Sheriff’s Dept. canine unit, conducted a random search at Monticello High School with drug dog
Monticello Elementary celebrated 100 Days of School, Monday.
The celebration “kicked off” with a 100 Days T-shirt parade through the halls of the school. Students then went back to their classrooms to participate in a variety of activities centered around the number 100. At lunch time, the 100th student that went through the line for each grade level was awarded a prize. Everyone joined in the celebration, including the cafeteria employees!
The Monticello School Board met Tuesday night, with all Board members present. After the meeting was called to order, Superintendent Bobby Harper announced that January has been declared Arkansas School Board Member Appreciation Month by Governor Mike Beebe. Harper introduced the Monticello High School Madrigal Choir before reading Governor Beebe’s decree. After the reading of the decree, the award-winning Madrigal choir performed two a capella selections for the school board members, and guests.
The MHS Forensics Team earns another 1st place sweepstakes award. The group traveled to Cabot High School where 20 students qualified for the Tournament of Champions in 16 performances that advanced in the competition. Overall they earned thirty 1st- 3rd place rankings and 27 excellent or superior ratings. Advancing into finals were Mary Kate Jones, Zach Cason, and Drake Hill (1st place Mime); Sean Kaminicki, Mary Beth Wigley, and Dillon Todd (Mime Finalist); Savannah Reynolds and Drake Hill (2nd place Improvised Duet Acting); and Emily Grubbs (Poetry Finalist).
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Immanuel Baptist Church
Drew Outdoor & Casual Wear
Holiday Inn Express
First Presbyterian Church
AM Rental & Sales
$100 Monthly Prize
Ray Ryburn Real Estate
Searcy & Associates
Reliable Truck & Tire
Monticello Animal Clinic
Heavenly Care Detail
Jones Custom Backhoe Service, LLC
The Guest House
Triple A (Custom Trucks/Spee-D-Lube)
Bone’s Auto Parts
Southern Quality Construction
Medllin’s Metal Roofing
Reggie’s Lock & Key
Cass Martin Realty