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


Five 5th grade GT students were selected to represent MSD at the Paper Roller Coaster Challenge at the Southeast Co-op on November 21. These students worked in teams with other GT students from around the area to design and build roller coasters (using only cardstock and tape) that could safely carry a marble through a fast or prolonged thrill ride. The competition provided a rigorous test of students' creative problem-solving, engineering, and collaboration skills. Congratulations to Lucas, whose team won the prize for Most Creative Use of Materials. Monticello GT students in grades 3-6 will continue roller-coaster building activities after the Christmas Break.

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The following Gifted & Talented students from Monticello High School attended the Fall Young Voters Workshop, hosted by the Secretary of State, on October 24, 2019:

L to R: Sydney Fallon, Trae Milburn, Lily Garza, Kenny Bragg, Mahogany Warren, Sabina Day, Molly Regalado, Trinity Graham, GT Coordinator Haley Greer.

Students at 56 US schools to create ornaments for National Christmas Tree celebration in Washington, D.C.

Paul Morigi for the National Park Foundation

Monticello High School will represent the state of Arkansas.

56 trees surround the National Christmas Tree in President’s Park each year. The trees are decorated with ornaments created by students in each state, territory and the District of Columbia.

WASHINGTON – At 56 schools across the country, students are creating one-of-a-kind ornaments for the 2019 National Christmas Tree display on the Ellipse in President’s Park. These handcrafted ornaments will adorn 56 smaller trees that surround the National Christmas Tree. The 56 trees represent each U.S. state, territory and the District of Columbia as part of the America Celebrates display. “I never would have imagined I could actually create an ornament for the National Christmas Tree display that represents my entire state!” Kayden Moore, a seventh grade student at Harlem Middle School in Loves Park, Illinois said. “It is an honor that students from our small city were chosen for this once in a lifetime event!” From state flowers to notable landmarks, students across the country are creating ornaments that celebrate their state, district or territory. Learn about last year’s student artists and ornaments. “Everyone has a home but not everyone has the honor of representing their home in Washington, D.C.,” Danica Lambert, a seventh grader at St. James–St. John School in New Bedford, Massachusetts said. “My heart is filled with love and joy to be able to represent my home of Massachusetts.” Through a partnership with the National Park Service, the U.S. Department of Education worked with state art and education agencies to identify elementary, middle and high schools whose students would create the ornaments for the America Celebrates display. Over 1,500 students will participate in this year’s project. The project is funded by the National Park Foundation. "I am happy that other people get to see our work!" Brian Hunter, a sixth grade student at Marvin M. Sedway Middle School in North Las Vegas, Nevada, said. "I want to show everyone that we can do it!" The America Celebrates display is one of the highlights of the National Christmas Tree experience, which will begin on Thursday, Dec. 5 with the 97th Annual National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Congratulations! MONTICELLO ELEMENTARY and MONTICELLO INTERMEDIATE have been recognized by the Office for Education Policy (OEP) at the University of Arkansas as schools where students demonstrated high growth on the ACT Aspire!

Monticello School District excels academically on state mandated assessments. On October 9, 2019, the Arkansas Department of Education’s Division of Elementary and Secondary Education released the 2019 Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) School Index and Accountability At-A-Glance reports.

Both Monticello High School and Monticello Middle School received a B rating placing them in a very elite group of high achieving schools.

The Monticello Chess Club competed in a local tournament at the Southeast Co-op on Saturday, September 28.

Club members are: (front row) David Jordan (7th grade), Matilda Henris (8th grade), Arlene Thompson (11th grade), (back row) Lucas Babst (11th grade), Kenny Bragg (12th grade), Hayden Turner (10th grade). Matilda took second place and David earned first place in the Jr. High division. Kenny placed third in the Sr. High division.

Congratulations to MSD Hot Rodders of Tomorrow team. Good luck at the national competition.

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