With winter weather in the near future, Monticello Elementary Schools are in need of some gently used or new snow pants (youth sizes 8 and 10/12) and heavy winter snow gloves. If you have any you are willing to donate, please contact Jen Speltz or drop them off at Carpenter Elementary School. Thank you for your help in keeping kiddos warm!
The Monticello Express From the Superintendent's office, moments ago: Hello everyone, I just received word that our request to move to temporary online learning from November 12 through November 24 has been approved by the Department of Education. We will closely monitor the public health data in Monticello over the next two weeks and we hope to be in a position to resume in-person learning on November 30. I want to say thank you to all of you for your flexibility. These are not easy times for any of us. Thank you for supporting us! Please continue to take care of yourself and each other. Brian Jaeger, Superintendent
KCRG TV9 Athlete of the Week Luke Lambert. Click HERE for the story
Superintendent Brian Jaeger talking bout the current situation with Covid in the school system.
IHSAA Foot ball Announcement: 2020 Scheduling Plan REGULAR SEASON: A seven-week regular season will be conducted. Teams will have the option of scheduling five, six, or seven games within those seven weeks. POSTSEASON: All teams in all classes will qualify for the postseason. Brackets will consist of six rounds for each classification. The IHSAA will determine postseason pairings with geography, quality, and team availability as primary considerations. This is intended to be a one-time measure for postseason formatting. OPTIONAL DATES: Week 1 and Week 2 will be optional game dates. Opponents, locations, and participation may determined by member schools in 11-player football. RPI FORMULA: With all teams allowed entry into the postseason, the Ratings Percentage Index will not be utilized in 2020 to determine at-large berths or seeding. DISTRICT GAMES: Teams in Classes 3A, 2A, 1A, and A will play their scheduled district games in the previously established order. This change means the prior Week 5 becomes Week 3, Week 6 becomes Week 4, etc., in this revised plan. CLASS 4A: Participating schools will schedule their own regular season games. The previously announced group format and success model will not be implemented in 2020. The IHSAA encourages conferences to collaborate in creating their schedules. EIGHT-PLAYER: Teams will play Week 3 through Week 9 of their previously announced schedules in what is now Week 1 through Week 7. Due to the number of teams in the classification, Eight-Player has opponents scheduled on the optional dates of Week 1 and Week 2. Teams in Eight-Player may opt out of those contests, but may not change opponents or locations unless an agreement is reached with all participating teams and the IHSAA. MISSING GAMES: Due to the potential of positive COVID-19 cases forcing players and teams to miss games in the 2020 regular season, the revised plan does not penalize teams with a loss or forfeit due to state, county, or local health department determinations. A missed game due to COVID-19 will be considered a “no contest” and will not be made up. Teams may work with the IHSAA and new possible opponents should they have open dates due to scheduled opponents missing games. OUT OF STATE GAMES: Teams with scheduled games against out of state opponents may attempt to reschedule those contests during the optional Week 1 or Week 2. TEAM PARTICIPATION: Providing for start dates as currently scheduled, the IHSAA requests member schools state their intent to participate in football’s regular season and postseason by August 17.
Teachers can get free supplies from Paper Mate. Click HERE to go to the link to sign up. According to the page. nothing to purchase.
Monticello Schools Please welcome our new Middle School Principal, Todd Werner! Todd started in his new role yesterday. See his note below. I am very excited to be joining the Monticello Team and look forward to getting started. I was the 7-12 Principal at Belle Plaine for 7 years and prior to that I was the 7-12 Principal at WACO for four years. Before going into Administration I was a Physical Education teacher in the Linn-Mar School District at Wilkins Elementary for nine years and also spent time as a physical education and social studies teacher at Northeast Hamilton for four years and as a teacher at Wellsburg-Steamboat Rock to start my career. Throughout my career I’ve also served as a Head Boys Basketball coach and Head Girls Basketball Coach at the high school level and also served as an Assistant Women's Basketball Coach at Coe College. I’ve also coached track, golf, and football. Outside school, I spend as much time as possible doing outdoor activities like golf, hunting, and fishing. Although I may lack true skill and knowledge, I also enjoy do it yourself projects around the home. In the little remaining time I have, I also have worked as a radio broadcaster for high school basketball and football. I even had the privilege of traveling with the Iowa Hawkeye Women’s Basketball team as the radio color analyst a few years ago. My wife Paula and I have three kids; Colin (16), Brent (14), and a daughter Kendall (11) who are each very active and we love supporting them in all their activities. I look forward to meeting everyone very soon! Todd
Monticello Schools The elementary students have been working hard at home during online learning but have also been very creative. Students were given the option to create a book character out of a toilet paper tube and craft supplies at home. Check out this slideshow with photos of some great creations that were submitted. Click HERE to view the slideshow photos.
Monticello schools are on spring break as of 16 March 2020
Justin Recker 2019-2020 selected to Gazette All-Area Boy's Basketball Team. Read the story by clicking this link HERE
2019 Iowa High School All-State Football awards. Class 2A 2nd Team Defense-Tyler Luensman. Click HERE for more.