Monticello Families and Students:
Summer greetings from Monticello! We hope that you have had some time to relax and enjoy the beautiful weather. We have been busy here. We recently completed three very successful summer programs: Youth Leadership, Summer Reading, and Lego/Robotics. We had over 60 students participate this summer learning valuable life-long skills that will help them be successful at Monticello and beyond. We hope to continue that success with our entire student population as we embark on a new school year. Below, you will find information that will help you navigate the first few weeks of school.
This year, our goal is to build upon the success that we achieved last year. In 2018-19, we were identified as a School of Distinction by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction and the State Board of Education. We achieved this by showing tremendous growth on state testing in ELA and Math. We are very proud of how hard our students and staff worked to receive this honor. We realize that sustaining this momentum requires a collaborative effort between the school, home and community. With your support, we promise to provide ALL students with the necessary resources to reach their full learning potential.
Monticello Mission Statement
We believe we make a difference in the lives of our students by providing a safe and supportive environment where ALL students receive a high-quality, comprehensive education that inspires them to become life-long learners and equips them with the skills and knowledge to succeed in high school and beyond.
We understand that middle school can create anxiety for some students. To alleviate the stress, we will have our 6th Grade Orientation on Tuesday, August 27th from 12:00 to 3:00pm. All 6th grade students will enter the gym from the back parking lot to meet other 6th grade students as well as our staff and a few of our 8th grade leaders. All 6th grade students will receive their schedules, tour the building, and attend classes for a short period of time. This event is for students only. 6th Grade parents are invited back at 3:00pm to tour the building and meet with the principals.
7th and 8th grade students and families can begin picking up their schedules at 2:00pm in the Lobby on August 27th. All teachers will be available in their classrooms. Class schedule pick-up will end at 3:00pm. Teachers will only be available to meet until 3:00pm. The first fall sports practice is scheduled for Monday, August26th. Football players will meet in the gym from 2:30 to 5:00pm, while volleyball players will meet in the gym from 2:30-4:00pm. Please be sure all paperwork is turned in to the office before the first practice. You can find the paperwork on our website or stop by our office. Other important items that can be handled on the 27th include depositing money for lunch accounts, completing College Bound Scholarships for 7th and 8th grade students, signing up for PTO or volunteer opportunities, and checking-in medication in the nurse’s office.
We encourage everyone to be actively involved in the educational process. Students have an opportunity to participate in several clubs and extra-curricular activities, while parents are encouraged to volunteer in the school or join the PTO. The first PTO meeting will be September 10th at 6:30pm in the lobby. We also have several committees that need parent and student input. They meet once a month on Tuesdays from 2:40-3:40pm. If you would like additional information, please check out our school website at https://monticello.longviewschools.com/ or follow us on facebook @monticellomiddleschool.
Scott Merzoian – Principal