(March 14, 2019) Mt. Solo Middle School hosted a Choir Festival featuring eighteen different choirs today. The choir festival gives students and music teachers the chance to perform in front of judges, get evaluated and receive an onstage clinic to help improve the choir.
Mr. Noakes (sound engineer), Mrs. Walworth (Monticello accompanist) and Ms. Davis (Mt. Solo accompanist) supported the all-day event. Mrs. Noakes organized the event with the help of teachers and students.
A great day of choir!
Cascade Middle School Assistant Princiapl, Kristopher Chrisopulos is new to the district but has fast become a valued employee. Over the course of the school year it has become very clear that he epitomizes the can-do spirit that is so vital to success with middle school students. He has gone out of his way to develop a positive rapport with students and staff. He looks for way to show people that he cares about and respects them, while still maintaining the highest standards of decorum and academic success. His deft ability to create a positive atmosphere is motivational to both students and staff and makes school a great place to learn and work.
Kessler Elementary Secretary, Christine Kelly joined the district in 2005 as a paraeducator before becoming a secretary. In her role as head secretary she is known for her calmness and ability to stay level-headed. She can be on the phone, covering the nurse’s office, and talking to a parent at the desk all at the same time, and doing it with a smile on her face. She knows the families and kids […]
Teachers and support team members across the district are seeing a growing number of kids and families who lack a stable food source and/or housing. To help the kids and families the district opened a Family Resource Center at Monticello Middle School. The resource center gives parents a place to get help and connect with food, housing, mental health or other services. It doesn’t matter which school a child attends – the family resource center is open to help them. The resource center was put together through donations and did not require district funds.
The Daily News wrote a front page story about the resource center that published March 2. This is another example of the district putting extra effort towards helping our kids be successful.
The Family Resource Center is open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 11 am and from 1 pm to 3 pm.
Applications are now being accepted for the district’s annual Highly Capable Program identification process. To have a student evaluated for this program, parents/guardians give permission by completing the High Capable Permission Form and returning it to the student’s school. Permission forms are due Friday, March 15, 2019.
Cognitive Ability Testing (CogAT) will commence March-April 2019. The selection team will review student data April-May 2019. Testing results will be mailed in May 2019.