Monticello School District- "Believing, Achieving, Succeeding"


It is the mission of the Monticello School District to create a safe and secure environment that fully supports all students as learners, all staff as professionals, and all parents, patrons, and community members as vital parts in establishing and promoting education as a life-long learning process.

Vision: Fostering A Community of Lifetime Learners

Sandra Lanehart, Superintendent

935 Scogin Drive, Monticello AR 71655


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Thank you Simmons Bank for donating stylus pens for Mrs. Reid's kindergarten students to use with their new ipads!

ipad pictures

On March 8, these students participated in the Young Voters Workshop, hosted by the Secretary of State. They learned the history of voting laws, how the electoral college works, and the importance of casting their votes. During a tour of the Capitol, they met Governor Hutchison! L to R picture with Governor: Danielle Batson, Haley Hill, Kasey Brown, Jamya Pinkney, ReNya Vincent, Lily Sadler.

Congratulations to Monticello High School Concert Choir and Madrigals. Both groups earned all Superior 1st Division ratings and a perfect 100% score from one of the judges in both their performance and sight reading at the Region 3 Choral Performance Assessment in Pine Bluff on yesterday. These ratings qualify each group for Sweepstakes in April. Our kids did a splendid job as representatives of the school and community.

Four MHS members were recently selected to the Arkansas All-State Choir. Pictured from left to right: Orelando Carodine, 4th chair Tenor 2- Mixed Choir. Orelando was also offered a full choir scholarship from Henderson State University for placing in the top 5 at all-state. Meghan Shepherd, 12th chair and Evelyn Johnson, 21st chair Soprano 2-Female Chorus. Raymond Carmine, 25th chair-Male Chorus. The All-State Music Conference featured the performances of the state's finest choral and band musicians.


MONTICELLO SCHOOL DISTRICT joins districts across the state to celebrate School Board Member Recognition Month in January. More than 1500 Arkansas school board members are being honored for their service and dedication to public education.

“Our board members assume a crucial role in representing our students and advocating for public education,” said Mrs. Sandra Lanehart. “We are very proud of our members, and Arkansas School Board Recognition Month is a great time to recognize them and celebrate their accomplishments.”

The members serving on the MONTICELLO SCHOOL BOARD are:

Mr. Thomas W. Maxwell-1 year of service

Mr. Keith Wells, Vice President-8 years of service

Mr. John McClendon-4 years of service

Mr. Curt Preston, President- 7 years of service

Dr. Michael Fakouri-6 years of service

As publicly elected school leaders, Arkansas school board members set policy for their respective districts. Under state law, they are empowered to hire and evaluate the superintendent, oversee district finances, approve the budget, and determine the vision and mission of the district. School boards must also approve the curriculum and ensure the district maintains adequate facilities for teaching and learning.

In addition to their board duties, state law requires Arkansas school board members to earn a minimum of six hours of professional development each year in areas related to their role and responsibilities.

On behalf of the educators and students of this District, we wish to honor these five men for their devotion and care and concern for each student in the Monticello School District. We appreciate their dedication to the District as they tirelessly work to produce the best education for the children of this District.

The 6th grade students in Mrs. Knight’s art class, during the first 9 weeks, chose individual rescued dog by our local dog shelter, 2nd Chancefur Dogs, and created their very own dog portraits. As the process progressed, Mr. Jimmy Orrell visited the classes sharing his career of being an auctioneer and how his online website worked. Also, Mr. Orrell offered a lending hand and posted all of the students’ artwork on his site for a week-long online bidding. Furthermore, he waived his fee so all the earnings could go directly to our local shelter. The students had people buy their artwork from as far away as California and many others being out of town. The students raised $950.00 and donated it to the shelter presenting the check Mrs. Kathy Lou Engelkes. The students learned many interesting facts about 2nd Chancefur Dogs and how to raise and care for animals. They also learned that individuals are not getting their dogs spayed and neutered generating our community having an uprising population of unwanted and discarded animals.

The Monticello Jr. /Sr. Chess Team played February 10 in a regional tournament at the Southeast Co-op.

Players were: (L to R) Hayden Turner, Lucas Babst, Trae Milburn, Ariene Thompson, Justin Glauser, Kenny Bragg, and Hunter Workman.

Hayden placed 2nd in Jr. division, and Lucas took 1st in Jr. division.

Kenny earned 3rd place in Sr. division.

Monticello School District hosted the Region 12 Archery Tournament on Saturday, February 10, 2018. Over 200 students participated ranging from 4th grade to 12th grade. Monticello Middle School came in 1st Place and Monticello Intermediate School had two teams - one placed 1st and the other placed 5th. 1st Place teams are headed to the state tournament on March 2, 2018 in Hot Springs at the Convention Center.