Monticello Summer 2019 Information

Last day office is open: July 2, 2019

Summer programs
• Longview Parks and Rec summer classes, call 360-442-5955 for more information
• 21st Century Program, July 8 – August 8, 9am-3pm Monday-Thursday
• Columbia Wellness school mental health outreach – TBD

Meals for Longview kids:
Northlake Elem, 2210 Olympia Way
June 17 – August 20 (no meals July 1-5); Monday – Friday
Breakfast 8:30 – 8:45am, Lunch 12:00 – 12:15pm

Kessler Elem, 1902 Kessler Blvd
June 17 – July 3 Monday – Friday
Breakfast 8:30 – 9:00 am, Lunch 12:00 – 12:30pm
July 8 – August 16 Monday – Friday
Breakfast 8:30 – 8:45am, Lunch 12:00 – 12:15pm

Olympic Elem, 1324 30th Ave
June 17- June 28; Monday – Friday
Breakfast 8:30 – 8:45am, Lunch 12:00 – 12:15pm

Monticello Middle School, 1225 28th Ave
July 8 – July 26; Monday – Friday
Breakfast 8:30 – 8:45am, Lunch 12:00 – 12:15pm

Archie Anderson Park, 22nd Ave and Alabama St
July 8 – Aug 16; Monday – Thursday
Lunch 12:00 – 12:15pm, Snack 3:30 – 3:45 pm

Longview Teen Center, 2121 Kessler Blvd
June 17 – Aug 16 (no meals July 4-5); Monday – Friday
Snack 3:30 – 3:45 pm

Main office opens: August 12, 2019, 10am-3pm
Guidance & athletic offices open: August 20, 2019, 10 am-3 pm

First day of school: August 28, 2019

2019-06-26T15:40:59-07:00June 26th, 2019|

Welcome Mustangs!

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 or follow us on facebook @monticellomiddleschool.

Scott Merzoian – Principal

2019-08-12T15:31:17-07:00August 12th, 2019|

Open Positions!

Longview Public Schools Seeking various positions. Go to our Careers page to find out more!

Longview Public Schools is hoping to start off a great year with new hires! If you or anyone you know is interested
in working for our school district then check out our fast track employment opportunities on our careers page!

2019-07-30T13:21:53-07:00July 11th, 2019|

Monticello Middle School – A Successful Summer!

Monticello Middle School hosted another successful round of summer school. Incoming 6-8th grade students attended regular middle school classes like math, reading, science (robotics), as well as a new advisory class called Character Strong (teachers are piloting this curriculum for next year).

The robotics program clearly engaged the students who became invested in the daily challenges of crafting and coding using LEGO Mindstorms during this 2-week program. Building and programming codes for their own bot designs, students taught their bots to use a wide range of sensors.  Airblock and Blue Heron Force drones and Makey Makey (an inventor’s tool kit) were also part of the curriculum.

In the reading class, students read about Lewis Hine and how his work impacted child labor regulations.  Students focused on vocabulary and making inferences based on sound evidence.  While in math, iReady lessons were utilized as well as student-crafted games.

Overall, the roughly 40 students who attended Monticello’s summer school classes learned new skills, demonstrated creativity, and were fully engaged throughout the program.

Monticello Middle School summer classes

Monticello Middle School summer 2019


2019-06-28T13:43:47-07:00June 28th, 2019|

May Employees of the Month


Linda Brookhart – Monticello Middle School

A long-time district employee, Linda has always been one of the hardest workers.  She absolutely lights up any room she’s in and is someone anyone can go to when they need a kind word or boost of positivity.  Linda is always thinking of others and willing to help anyone who needs it.  It is hard to imagine Monticello without her.



Brenda Winters – Kessler Elementary

Brenda joined our district in 2004 and became a permanent employee in 2013.  She has always gone above and beyond to serve every student in her school.  She took the lead with the Conscious Discipline and also offered to teach it.  She has also volunteered to be on the PTO to help the students get field trips and to bring the Pacific Science Center to her school.  She has always displayed a positive, can-do attitude in all she does and is described by fellow employees as the heart of Kessler.

2019-06-25T13:07:45-07:00June 25th, 2019|

Summer Meal Program information

Summer Meals for Kids!

This year the Summer Food Service Program will offer free nutritious meals to all neighborhood children ages 18 years and younger at:

Northlake Elementary, 2210 Olympia Way,  June 17 – August 16, Breakfast 8:30 am – 8:45 am,  Lunch 12:00 pm – 12:15 pm  *No Meals July 1- July 5

Kessler Elementary, 1902 Kessler Blvd., June 17 – July 3, Breakfast 8:30 am – 9:00 am, Lunch 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm,  July 8 – August 16 Breakfast 8:30 am – 8:45 am, Lunch 12:00 pm – 12:15 pm

Olympic Elementary, 1324 30th Ave., June 17 – June 28, Breakfast 8:30 am – 8:45 am, Lunch 12:00 pm – 12:15 pm

Monticello Middle School, 1225 28th Ave., July 8 – July 26, Breakfast 8:30 am – 8:45 am, Lunch 12:00 pm – 12:15 pm

Archie Anderson Park, 22nd Ave & Alabama St., July 8 – Aug 16, Lunch 12:00 pm  – 12:15 pm, Snack 3:30 pm – 3:45 pm  *Monday thru Thursday

Teen Center, 2121 Kessler Blvd., June 17 – Aug 16, Snack 3:30 pm – 3:45 pm  *No Meals July 4- July 5

All meals will meet the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, so you know your child will be eating a healthy meal. Supervised activities will be offered at Northlake and Kessler Elementary Schools, Monticello Middle School, Teen Center, & Archie Anderson Park. For more information, contact City of Longview, Parks & Recreation Department at 360-442-5400. For more information about the program, or to volunteer to help, call the Longview Public School Nutrition office at 360-575-7172.

The Summer Food Service Program is sponsored by The U.S. Department of Agriculture

2019-06-12T11:37:18-07:00June 12th, 2019|