School security issues raised at Monticello board meeting

Measures are being taken to make sure there is no repeat of an incident that saw a Monticello Lincoln Elementary School student disappear from school grounds on May 9. School officials say a gate to bridge a gap in fencing at the preschool through first grade building should be installed by the end of the week.

Rodebaugh to be new Cerro Gordo principal

Approving a referendum to improve its facilities made the Cerro Gordo school district an attractive landing spot for Jeremy Rodebaugh.

Goldman hired as D-W principal

DeLand-Weldon business teacher Matt Goldman will take on a new role for the school district after being hired as district 6th through 12th grade principal by the school board on May 16.

Local robotics team nets state crown

Coaches usually don’t like to admit it. But in the case of Lisa Altan’s Ulti-Mat 4-H robotics team, she said “this year was a rebuilding year.”

Bement honors volunteers

The Bement school board honored several community members at its meeting May 10, handing out volunteer of the year awards along with announcing the 2017 Hall of Fame recipients.

Mansfield class photos back in the school

More than 100 years of pictorial history is back on display at Blue Ridge Intermediate and Junior High School, a building that formerly housed Mansfield High School.

Gone but not forgotten: Clay's Corner at MHS

Clay’s Corner, a hangout in the classroom of Monticello High School special education teacher Marlise Dahl, has everything a student needs: A futon, rug, even a mini-fridge and a Keurig machine.

36 again! A second perfect ACT score for MHS

Academically minded students may want to start hanging around Jack Knittle and Eric Tate.

The Monticello High School juniors have been good friends since elementary school and both earned a perfect 36 score on their ACT tests this year.

Fifth graders make cents out of lemons

Bement fifth graders were originally tasked with selling lemonade to end a three-week unit that showed them how to start and operate a business.

But then their entrepreneurial spirit took hold, and they wanted to do more.

MHS duo heading to West Point

As she enters the final few days of her high school career at Monticello, Kendyl McFarland gets around the hallways of the school in sandy-colored boots, extending halfway up her lower leg.

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