Sandra Lanehart, Superintendent

935 Scogin Drive,  Monticello AR 71655 


Vision: Fostering A Community of Lifetime Learners

Lady Billies brought home the Conference Championship 

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The Monticello 5th and 6th grades Chess team competed in a regional tournament at the Southeast Educational Cooperative. Dhruv Patel placed third. 

Team members are: Back row L to R:  Bo Hobbs, Gia Weier, Charlee Kaye Bickford, Mary Richie Groves, Bentley Smith, Lily Copico, Zayden Gardner, Jaxon Collier, Kenya Thompson, Aubri Elkins, Kaylee Garrison . Front row L to R:  Jonathan Grissom, Savanna Westhelle, Julie Pettigrew, Anna Grace Barnes, Dhruv Patel, Jack Wagner, Mason Scogin, Andrew Maxwell


Monticello High School choir earned all Superior 1st Division ratings in both their stage performance and sight reading performance at the  Region 3 (CPA) Choral Performance Assessment.  CPA was held at Lakeside H.S. in Hot Springs on Friday, March 3. These ratings qualify MHS choir for the State Sweepstakes CPA competition on April 11 at UCA.  We are Super Billie Proud of our SENIOR  choir members.  Their leadership to positively represent MHS and achieve superior ratings in their first CPA competition was outstanding.  

The Senior Quiz Bowl team recently competed in the regional tournament and took 3rd place, which qualifies them to compete at State.  

Members of the team from L to R are:  Zeke Babst (Captain), Stephen Bragg, Cameron Armbrust, Beth Bragg (scorekeeper), Legaci Joiner, Kaylee Ellenson, Clare Grant, Autumn Smith, Isaiah West, Eli Gregory, and Aislin Fradsham.

The Monticello Senior High Gym Goats competed in the Arkansas State Gymnastics Meet last Friday and came out STATE CHAMPS! If you see any of these girls, be sure to congratulate them.  They've worked hard all year and deserve this amazing accomplishment! 

The team includes: Mallory Steen, Ady Jacks, Addi Wilhite, Madi Hobbs, Peyton Colwell, Kyra Hargis

Ten of the eighth grade GT students visited the Taylor House at Hollywood Plantation in Tillar. They learned about the style of the house and architecture in general from Hot Springs architect, Brent Shelor. The entire day was sponsored by The Alex Foundation of McGehee. Taylor House is a UAM property and has recently been restored. Pictured L to R: Tristen Pamplin, Atlan Savage, Jaci Foshee, Ella Chisholm, Nora Rodriguez, Halle Ross, Chloe Armbrust, Allie Beth Cantrell, Allie Regalado, Ava Weeks.  

The 4th and 5th grade Battle of the Books team took 1st place against four other teams on February 13 at the SE Co-op. Team members are L to R:  Zylla Romero, Gia Weier (Captain), Ben Copico, Julie Pettigrew, and Daemon Diggs.  

The Monticello Jr. Quiz Bowl team competed in the Arkansas Governor’s Quiz Bowl Association 4A Regional tournament on Friday, February 9 in Malvern. They placed third, which qualifies them to participate in the state tournament on Saturday, February 25. 

Congratulations to the following members, who played well and showed exceptional character and behavior the entire day. 

Front L to R:  Sophie Barrilleaux, Chloe Armbrust (Captain), Caleb Norris, Westin Courtney

Back L to R:  Jaci Foshee (scorekeeper), Kaisen Jones, Lucas Colwell (Co-Captain), Eli Coburn, Daniel Tolbert. 

Five third graders recently participated in the Battle of the Books at the SE Co-op and won first place!

Team members L to R:  Jaicee Hatfield, JT Todd, Trinity Barrow, Eli Smith, and Michael Pickens. 

Monticello School District is supporting students who score well on their Advanced Placement exams with monetary rewards, partially funded by the State Dept. of Education. We are proud of these students and their efforts!  

On January 3, the following students received checks for Spring 2022 exams:

Front row L to R: Megan Stephens, Amelia Ward, Emma Horton, Shawn Hicks, Ashton Davis, Sydney Fallon, Sirenia Rodriguez

Back row L to R:  Madison Newton, Mia Reginelli, Jack Nickolson, Rylee Meeks, Mary Alexander

Not pictured :  Laney Barnett, Hayden Cotton, Garrin Gray, Madison Tucker, Corin Wilson, Jaci Gibson, Mary Mencer, Hayden Turner, Lila Wilson

Monticello Chess students in grades 7-11 competed in a tournament hosted by the Southeast Co-op on December 7, 2022. Stephen Bragg (9th) took 3rd place, and many others placed in the top 20.  

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Southeast Arkansas GT students collected items for nursing home care packages. 326 packages were made, and 40 of them were delivered to Belle View and The Woods. 

2022-2023 Academic Calendar.pdf