Principal: Brian Sharosky
Dear Monticello family,
We extend a warm welcome for the 2012-13 school year to you and your child on behalf of the entire staff of Monticello Middle School. For those of you with returning students, we say “Welcome back” and to those of you with new students, “Welcome to the family.” We are looking forward to another exciting year as we continue to model an exemplary middle school program while focusing on increasing student achievement.
On that front, I am pleased to announce that Monticello has jumped two ratings and is now identified by the Ohio Department of Education (O.D.E.) as an "Effective" school. This is due to the hard work of students, staff, and families. This cooperative effort has Monticello with "Above Average" growth as identified by O.D.E.
This school year will again be filled with many opportunities for your child to grow academically, socially, emotionally and physically. Students will be assigned to grade level “teams”. As you know, the concept of “teams” is central to an exemplary middle school, and enables your child to be a part of a family inside the larger school environment. The “team” of grade-level teachers will work closely to monitor your child’s progress, intervene when necessary, celebrate successes, and keep you informed. The teachers on a team have a common conference period and are readily available to meet with you to tackle problems or provide feedback.
ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT is a key that opens the door to success in life. To this end, our expectation is that students will do their best in every class, every day. Homework will be assigned regularly and writing will be an integral part of the daily curriculum. We will work to minimize the time taken away from academic classes, and stress to students the need to be on time every day for every class. We will reward students for positive behaviors to make the climate at Monticello one of academic excellence. We have instituted positive reinforcement programs (Students of the Week & Month, Tiger Paws, Honor Roll-Merit Roll breakfasts, Etc.) to recognize behavior that is conducive to the learning environment. We will routinely meet with all our students to review our expectations and their role in the discipline plan for the school. We will need strong parent support in this endeavor to make it clear to students that achievement is number one at school. When students know the strategies to being successful, are focused and committed to excellence, and are given support in school and in the home, they achieve. It is our intention at Monticello to work with every student to positively impact achievement and improve his or her ability to think critically.
Upcoming Important Dates:
April 25-May 3 Ohio Achievement Assessments-makeup testing (all students)
May 8 Faculty Meeting- No students afterschool
May 9 "Red Scarf Girl" author visit 8:15-9:30 AM
Band/Orchestra Concert - cancelled
May 15 Departmental Meetings 3 pm (no students after school)
May 16 Quality Core Assessment (Algebra & Geometery)
Science Fair 6:30 pm auditorium
May 23 Spring Vocal Concert 7 pm auditorium
May 24 Tiger Nation Challenge Talent Show 1:30 pm
May 27 NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day
May 29-30 6th grade team residency at Legacy New Tech @Heights High
May 30 Leadership Cruise -Nautica Queen 10 am - 2:30 pm
May 31 8th grade Formal Dance/Dinner 6-9 pm
June 3 Tiger Nation Challenge Cedar Point trip
June 4 6th grade field trip to Cleveland Metroparks
8th grade field trip to Waldameer Amusement Park 8:30 AM-5 PM
June 5 Tiger Nation Challenge Field Day
8th grade Farewell Program 2:08 pm auditorium
8th grade Awards Program 6:30 pm auditorium
June 6 Students Last Day of School
Tiger Nation Challenge Free Day
We are....TIGER NATION! Go Tigers!
Students with last names beginning with A-L have Mrs. Rekyta Carr, 320-3715, as their counselor. Students with last names beginning with M-Z have Dr. Joan Organ, 320-3716.
Monticello Program Specialist for Student Conduct
Monticello has a Program Specialist in charge of Student Conduct. The majority of student discipline issues will be handled by our Program Specialist, Mr. Dave Nobles. Brent Roach is our A.L.E. teacher who will also work with students in this area.
Dave Nobles Brent Roach