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2018-2019 Football Schedule

Please mark your calendar for these 7th and 8th grade football games.  Please note that home games are played at Longview Memorial Stadium.  Away games may have entry fee of $3 for adults & $2 for students per away school’s league guidelines.

Football Schedule Tentative 2018 (Updated 8/28/2018)

2018-08-28T13:58:37+00:00August 27th, 2018|

Welcome Mustangs!

Dear Parents, Guardians and Students,

August has arrived, along with the 90 degree temperatures. That must mean it is time to start thinking about school again. I hope that you are enjoying the wonderful weather with your family and friends. On behalf of the Monticello staff, I would like to welcome you to the 2018-19 school year.

It is hard to believe that the first day of school is just around the corner. Many of our staff members have been busy taking classes and preparing for the upcoming school year. Our Lego/Robotics summer school just finished up and was a huge success thanks to the work of Mr. Weiss, Mrs. Hernandez, Mrs. Piper, and the rest of our summer school staff.  Our librarian, Ms. Olson, also just finished an amazing summer reading program at Monticello. All of this hard work has been done to ensure that our students have a comprehensive, high-quality education.

This will be my 21st year in education and my 5th year at Monticello. I can honestly say that our staff is the best. They are dedicated, hardworking and committed to making Monticello a school of distinction. State testing results indicate that we rank in the top 10% of schools in Washington State in terms of GROWTH on the state math assessment and we rank in the top 25% for English Language Arts. That means our students work really hard to improve while at Monticello. We realize that this requires a group effort. We are excited to work collaboratively with you to continue that success. We believe in a strong partnership between the school, home and community. This will ensure that every child receives the necessary support to reach their full learning potential.

To make sure that we get off to a great start, I have included some important dates and information below to help you as we approach the first week of school.

August 27th

  • Party in the Park! Where: Archie Anderson. When: 3:30-5:00pm What: Food and Fun. Who: Bring your whole family. There will be information for parents about the upcoming school year.
  • 7th/8th grade football practice 1:30-3:30pm-meet in the boys’ locker room.
  • 7th/8th grade volleyball practice 1:30-3:30pm-meet in the gym.
  • Please be sure that you have turned in all of your paperwork including your physical form. You can bring the forms to the office prior to the first practice. Forms can be picked up in the office or found online through the Monticello athletic website.

August 28th

  • 6th grade Orientation 12:00-3:00pm (drop off and pick up in the back parking lot)
  • Our leadership students will lead our new 6th grade class on a tour of the building. Students will briefly attend each of their classes and meet their teachers. At the end of the day, there will be games and activities to get to know each other.
  • Parents: 6th grade orientation is for students only. You are welcome to tour the building when you pick up your child at 3:00pm. Administration will be available to answer your questions.
  • 7th and 8th grade class schedules can be picked up from 2:00-3:00pm in the lobby.
  • Students can also check skyward to get their schedule, but they will not be ready until the end of August and may be subject to change.

August 29th

  • First day of school. School begins at 7:55am and ends at 2:25pm.
  • Please drop students off in the back parking lot across from Memorial Stadium to prevent traffic congestion in front of the building.
  • Breakfast is served from 7:30-7:50am. Students may enter through the courtyard doors.
  • Courtyard doors will open at 7:30am. Front doors will open at 7:50am.

September 19th

  • Picture day-Information will be sent home prior to the 19th for parents to review.

I 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 11th 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 or follow us on Facebook.

Sincerely,

Scott Merzoian, Principal

2018-08-21T16:33:37+00:00August 21st, 2018|

Monticello Summer 2018 information

Last day office is open: June 29, 2018

Summer programs:
• 21st Century Program, June 25-July 27, 9am-2pm (no program July 2-6)
• Parks and Rec classes, call 360-442-5400 for more information
• Lower Columbia School Gardens, Thursdays beginning June 28, 9:30-11:30am
• Summer School, July 9-July 29, 8:30-12:30
• ESY, July 17-26, 9am-12noon

Meals for Longview kids:
Northlake Elem, 2210 Olympia Way
June 18 – August 17 (no meals July 2-6); Monday – Friday
Breakfast 8:30 – 8:45am, Lunch 12:00 – 12:15pm

Kessler Elem, 1902 Kessler Blvd
June 18 – August 17 (no meals July 4); Monday – Friday
Breakfast 8:30 – 8:45am, Lunch 12:00 – 12:15pm

CVG Elem, 2644 30th Ave
July 9 – July 27; Monday – Friday
Breakfast 8:30 – 8:45am, Lunch 12:00 – 12:15pm Cancelled

Olympic Elem, 1324 30th Ave
July 9 – July 27; Monday – Friday
Breakfast 8:30 – 8:45am Lunch 12:00 – 12:15pm
Aug 7 – Aug 16; Tuesday – Thursday
Breakfast 8:30 – 8:45am Lunch 11:00 – 11:15pm

St Helens Elem, 431 27th Ave
July 9 – July 27; Monday – Friday
Breakfast 8:30 – 8:45am, Lunch 12:00 – 12:15pm

Monticello Middle School, 1225 28th Ave
July 9 – July 27; Monday – Friday
Lunch 12:00 – 12:15pm

Archie Anderson Park, 22nd Ave and Alabama St
July 9 – Aug 16; Monday – Thursday
Lunch 12:00 – 12:15pm, Snack 3:00 – 3:15pm

Longview Teen Center, 2121 Kessler Blvd
June 18 – Aug 17 (no meals July 2-6); Monday – Friday
Snack 3:00 – 3:15

Office opens in fall: August 13, 2018 10am-3pm

Guidance office opens: August 20, 2018 10am-3pm

First day of school: August 29, 2018

2018-08-17T12:25:32+00:00June 19th, 2018|

NASA summer camps offer great opportunity for high school students

Cowlitz County high school students, including incoming freshmen and just-graduated seniors, are invited to experience “Terra Trackers” and “Rockets and Space”. These week-long summer camps at R.A. Long High School will allow students to work with electronics, robotics, and rocketry. There is no charge to attend.

“Terra Trackers”: July 16 – 19.  Read more about the camp, and complete the application.  Completed applications may be returned to the ASB office at R.A. Long, or scanned and emailed to Hanna Burleson.  Applications due July 15.

“Rockets and Space” is July 30-August 2.  Read more about the camp, and complete the application. Completed applications may be returned to R.A. Long Main Office, or scanned and emailed to Hanna Burleson. Applications due July 27.

 

2018-07-26T14:23:18+00:00June 18th, 2018|

Star Polisher – Alex Weiss

Weiss with studentsWho would you like to thank for being a star polisher?

“Mr. Weiss,” writes Preston, Emma, and Aalyssa  who are seventh graders at Monticello Middle School.

How did this person make a difference in your life?

Aalyssa says, “He is a good teacher; he is also really funny.”

Preston says, “He is really understanding with how I can get hyper at the end of the day, and he keeps me going. ”

“He has helped me figure out what college I want to go to and has helped me in many other ways. He is also a very nice teacher and accepts my goals,” adds Emma.

As part of our district’s focus on student connectedness, we shared part of a poem called “The Star Polisher” with our middle school students and invited them to consider how Longview Public Schools staff have made a difference to them. Read about more of our stars and star polishers here.

2018-06-15T15:49:51+00:00June 15th, 2018|

Star Polisher – Jennifer Benedict

Benedict and studentWho would you like to thank for being a star polisher?

“Mrs. Benedict,” writes Alejandra, an eighth grader at Monticello Middle School.

How did this person make a difference in your life?

Alejandra says, “She made a difference in my life this year by always being there for me; she never gave up on me. She always pushed me to be better and to persevere. Her class is the highlight to my day.”

As part of our district’s focus on student connectedness, we shared part of a poem called “The Star Polisher” with our middle school students and invited them to consider how Longview Public Schools staff have made a difference to them. Read about more of our stars and star polishers here.

2018-06-15T15:41:28+00:00June 15th, 2018|

Star Polisher – Marjorie Castle

Castle and studentWho would you like to thank for being a star polisher?

“Mrs. Castle,” writes Avery, a seventh grader at Monticello Middle School.

How did this person make a difference in your life?

Avery says, “She is so inspirational and is always in a good mood and ready to help students succeed no matter the day or what they’re doing.”

As part of our district’s focus on student connectedness, we shared part of a poem called “The Star Polisher” with our middle school students and invited them to consider how Longview Public Schools staff have made a difference to them. Read about more of our stars and star polishers here.

2018-06-15T15:38:45+00:00June 15th, 2018|

Star Polisher – Mark Hulings

Hulings and studentsWho would you like to thank for being a star polisher?

“Mr. Hulings,” writes Dennis and Tessa, seventh graders at Monticello Middle School.

How did this person make a difference in your life?

Dennis says, “He is a very good coach and he pushes people to the highest they can be so that they are good students and athletes.”

Tessa adds, “He is a very encouraging person that believes that everyone can make right choices.”

As part of our district’s focus on student connectedness, we shared part of a poem called “The Star Polisher” with our middle school students and invited them to consider how Longview Public Schools staff have made a difference to them. Read about more of our stars and star polishers here.

2018-06-15T15:37:35+00:00June 15th, 2018|

Star Polisher – Jason Mackey

MackeyWho would you like to thank for being a star polisher?

“Mr. Mackey,” writes Alejandra and Jaxyn, eighth graders at Monticello Middle School.

How did this person make a difference in your life?

Jaxyn says, “I can not even begin to explain how Mr. Mackey has affected me this year as my science teacher. I am fortunate enough to start my day off with him, and he makes my day start off great. Not only does he teach us science, but he teaches us life skills. He tells us inspirational speeches all the time, and we can feel what he is saying in our hearts. Mr. Mackey is by far the best teacher I have ever met. He has impacted me so much this year and I am very grateful to be able to have him as a teacher.”

Alejandra adds, “He makes school more interesting and engaging. His class is a great way to start my day. He inspires me to be the best I can. ”

As part of our district’s focus on student connectedness, we shared part of a poem called “The Star Polisher” with our middle school students and invited them to consider how Longview Public Schools staff have made a difference to them. Read about more of our stars and star polishers here.

2018-06-15T15:15:40+00:00June 15th, 2018|

Star Polisher – Misty Velke

Velke and studentsWho would you like to thank for being a star polisher?

“Miss Velke,” writes Essence, Kiara, Tyler and Tessa, all seventh graders at Monticello Middle School.

How does this person make a difference in your life?

Essence says, “She lets all students work at their own pace and gives opportunities for us to express our creative side, whether it is giving ideas or explaining a topic or answer.”

Kiara says, “Mrs. Velke helps make the things we are learning in class more clear and understandable. She is always there to answer your questions and help you with your work. She is a very good teacher.”

“She helps us with our work and is nice,” says Tyler.

“She is a great teacher that takes the time to help you in every possible way she can and has a positive attitude that makes everyone happy. And, when she teaches something that is usually boring, she makes it fun,”  says Tessa.

As part of our district’s focus on student connectedness, we shared part of a poem called “The Star Polisher” with our middle school students and invited them to consider how Longview Public Schools staff have made a difference to them. Read about more of our stars and star polishers here.

2018-06-15T14:54:57+00:00June 15th, 2018|
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