IMPORTANT REMINDERS: Before school starts in August, all Kindergarten, 7th, and 12th-grade students must have their respected immunizations per state law. All Kindergarten and 9th grade students must have a current dental screening certificate on file. All Kindergarten students must be up to date on their preschool shots and have received their 4-year-old boosters of Dtap, Polio, MMR, and Varicella. All 7th grade and above students must show proof of having received a Tdap (Tetanus/Acellular Pertussis) vaccination booster AND a Meningococcal vaccination on or after 10 years of age. All students in grades 7-12 interested in participating in sports must have a current physical and concussion form on file. All 12th-grade students must show proof of receiving 2 DOSES of Meningococcal vaccine; or 1 dose if first dose was received at 16 years of age or older.
PARENTS! PARENTS! PARENTS! It is vital that the school district has current and updated information on students. Please remember to log in to your PowerSchool account and make sure everything is current, including your cell phone #’s, home phone #s, email addresses, mailing address, emergency contacts, etc. We will be sending out report cards in JUNE, so be sure your address is correct If you need assistance, please feel free to call Morgan Murray-Zimmerman at 319-465-3000, ext. 2030.
The Jones County Family Council is planning for their School Supply Distribution for the 21-22 School Year to children and families in need.
Families can leave a message at the 319-462-5318 phone number and their call will be returned in July as we make plans for distribution. Backpacks will be tailored to meet the needs of individual students according to their grade level and can be picked up outside of Strawberry Hill Elementary or delivered to the appropriate community/school building.
Panther Varsity Softball
Monticello Boy's Golf is going to STATE!!!
2021 Class 2A District 5 football schedules have been released. Click on this link to see the entire district schedule https://www.iahsaa.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/FB-2A-Schedules-4.21.21.htm
Homecoming Week for the 2021-22 school year will be September 13-18, 2021!Go Panthers!
Monticello School Foundation Virtual Fundraiser! The Foundation’s biggest fundraiser has been their Pep Rally and Class Reunion. Their annual fundraiser normally draws in over 200 people and raises approximately $35,000. This year, due to the coronavirus, they were not able to hold the fundraiser in person. However, they are now virtual!Sign up to purchase a teacher’s wish list item or purchase an auction item here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/monticellocommunityschoolfoundation. Items are on a first to sign up gets the item.The Monticello School Foundation is a huge supporter of our schools and has donated over $800,000 to Monticello Community School District projects over the years!Thank you for your continued support!
Read about the Last Dollar Scholarship program to help student in post secondary education. Click HERE for the link to the story.
Monticello High School honored for safe, positive settings 2019-2020. Read the story HERE from the Iowa Department of Education.
Jones County Economic Development in partnership with Levi Architecture and other community partners, including Child Care Resource and Referral, is conducting a county-wide childcare solutions feasibility study. The purpose of the study is to collect information on the childcare needs for families, businesses, and childcare providers.If interested, please complete the Jones County Economic Development survey: https://forms.gle/ydE3UXjhekcHS79y6
Monticello Community School District At the Board meeting on Monday night, the Board approved the appointment of Mr. Nick Schauf as High School Principal starting July 1, 2021. We are very excited to have him join our Panther family! Here is a little note from him:
I am really excited about joining Panther Nation. My family consists of my very talented wife Jenni who is also an educator and coach. We have three children: Conley who is currently in 7th grade, Landry in 4th grade, and Elise in 2nd grade. We are a very active family that encourages our kids to participate in many things. I grew up in Maquoketa and played against Monticello during high school back in the Big Bend days. My wife graduated from Tipton, so we are both familiar with the area. We look forward to raising our kids in a similar environment that we both grew up in. I enjoy cheering on the Bears, Cubs, Iowa Hawkeyes, and Duke Blue Devils.
At our Board of Education meeting last night, the Board approved a plan for the old Middle School building. After months of deliberation we think that the plan gives consideration to several elements that the community has showed an interest in. We really appreciate all of the input we have received from community members during and after our community meetings. Going forward we feel following this plan is our best option. The full plan is attached.Thank you for the continued support of the Monticello Community School District.Brian Jaeger, Superintendent Old Middle School Facilities Plan
Monticello Community School District In accordance with the new law that was passed on Jan. 29, the Board of Education approved an amended school calendar for the remaining of this school year at their meeting last night. The law that was passed requires school districts to provide parents with the option to send their children to school in-person full-time.
The revised calendar is below. We will continue to offer online learning for those currently using this model for all or part of the day. However, in-person learning will be increased from 80% in our current model to 100% in our new model. The change will be with the Wednesday schedule as we will be attending in-person on Wednesdays from 8am-Noon. In the afternoon on Wednesdays, the teaching staff will be participating in professional development and continuing to design and upload online lessons for our online learners. No online learning will take place for any students on Wednesday afternoons.
If you have any questions, please feel free to give me a call or send me an email.
Thank you for your cooperation and support as we navigate through this school year!
Brian Jaeger, Superintendent
3 Panther girls pick up post season recognition from the Gazette. Click HERE to read the story.
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.
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.