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From the Principal

Dear Parents,


Can you believe we are already into December? Seems like just yesterday, I was leading the Halloween Parade around the school, and today we were playing in the snowflakes.


Students have been actively engaged in many different learning experiences both within the classroom and outside as well. I have witnessed our kindergartners use their knowledge of letter formation to begin their journey towards reading and writing. I have seen our 6th graders use their math skills to work through geometry and algebra problems. Growth is happening all around us. Soon all of the students will begin their lessons in Coding in the Media Center, and our band students will be playing holiday songs around the building.


Our students are also showing their caring side as well. Our Friends of Foster Kids Holiday Drive is currently underway, and we are collecting donations. The students at Monfort are working to spread the joy of giving to local students that are currently in the foster care system. Our Goodness Gorillas are collecting unwrapped donations until Wednesday December 11th.


I continue to enjoy visiting classrooms and watching students work collaboratively and confidently and grow into the amazing leaders of tomorrow.


I hope that all of you find a little time between school activities and extra curricular activities this holiday season to get out and enjoy all the splendor that this season has to bring. As always, thanks for being so supportive of the Monfort community.

Happy Holidays
Mr. LaPorte


Mission: The Isaac Monfort community is dedicated to providing the essential skills necessary to develop inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring children who will become contributing members, and future leaders, of a global society.

Theme: Leaders Light The Way

Monfort students will strive to be:

  • Inquirers: Their natural curiosity has been nurtured. They have acquired the skills necessary to conduct purposeful, constructive research. They actively enjoy learning and their love of learning will be sustained throughout their lives.
  • Thinkers: They exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively to make sound decisions and to solve complex problems.
  • Communicators: They receive and express ideas and information confidently in more than one language, including the language of mathematical symbols.
  • Risk Takers: They approach unfamiliar situations without anxiety and have the confidence and independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas and strategies. They are courageous and articulate in defending those things in which they believe.
  • Knowledgeable: They have spent time in school exploring themes which have global relevance and importance. In doing so, they have acquired a critical mass of significant knowledge.
  • Principled: They have a sound grasp of the principles of moral reasoning. They have integrity, honesty and a sense of fairness and justice.
  • Caring: They show sensitivity towards the needs and feelings of others. They have a sense of personal commitment to action and service.
  • Open-minded: They respect the views, values and traditions of other individuals and cultures, and they are accustomed to seeking and considering a range of points of view.
  • Balanced: They understand the importance of physical and mental balance and personal well-being.
  • Reflective: They give thoughtful consideration to their own learning and analyze their personal strengths and weaknesses in a constructive manner.

September 6
First Day of School
Half Day for Elementary Students

October 31
Half Day for Elementary STudents

November 7
Professional Development Day
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Utica Community Schools is Michigan's second largest school district.   

Student achievement in the district outpaces all county, state and national averages. The district's graduation rate is 12 points higher than the state average and students and staff are regularly honored for excellence.

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