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Nurses Honored, then Meet Player They Resuscitated on Field -1,000 Video Plays

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

Following week before last’s week’s heroic intervention that saved the life a a Watson Chapel football player in Pine Bluff, 4 local nurses were honored by the Monticello Schools, the Billie Booster Club, and the player they saved and his family.

This video was recorded at the Billies vs Lake Village halftime break, at Frday evening’s season opener..

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.


MHS Robotics Team Video

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

The MHS Robotics team performed well at the State VEX Competition hosted by Arkansas Tech University. After 6 qualifying rounds, they were ranked high enough to be chosen as one of eight alliance captains; which guaranteed they would advance to the quarter final rounds.

Members of the Monticello Robotics Team: Scott Bellott, Hunter Hickam, Matthew Woodard and Brandon Ashcraft.

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.

Flu & Local Schools

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

zzzbWith 28 deaths, statewide because, of the flu, MLive is taking a look at the flu situation from the Drew County perspective.

Several pharmacies and clinics still offer flu shots, which you may want to consider. if you haven’t had one yet.

The Arkansas Department of Education posts on their website school absentee rates by county statewide. each week. (more…)

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.


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



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