Monticello High School (Wisconsin)

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Monticello High School
Monticello WI High School Front.JPG
Address
334 South Main Street
Monticello, Wisconsin, 53570
United States
Coordinates 42°44′34″N 89°35′37″W / 42.742710°N 89.593720°W / 42.742710; -89.593720Coordinates: 42°44′34″N 89°35′37″W / 42.742710°N 89.593720°W / 42.742710; -89.593720
Information
School type Public high school
Principal Mark Gustafson
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 113[1] (2009-10)
Campus Rural
Color(s)           Royal blue and white
Athletics conference Six Rivers East
Mascot Pony
Website

Monticello High School (Wisconsin) is a rural public high school located in Monticello, Wisconsin in Green County, Wisconsin, United States.

School history[edit]

The original school house was built in 1902, on the north end of town. In 1912 it was decided to build a new school closer to the center of the town. It was completed in 1913 and was built where the current one is. The first yearbook was printed in 1927 and the Principal at the time was Mr. Corydon L. Rich. The first graduating class to wear caps and gowns was the class of 1932. The elementary wing was added in 1958, along with the now named Rhemstedt Gym. It is named after Mr. Rhemsted who donated $32,000 to the School. In 1980 the original school building was demolished and replaced with the current high school office and rooms, the Rhemsted gym flooded that year right before the school year started and part of the gym was unusable. In 1996 a new gym, computer labs, and music rooms were added.

Administration[edit]

  • Mr. Mark Gustafson is Monticello's current Principal .
    Allen Brokopp, the current Superintendent
  • Mr. Allen Brokopp is Monticello's current District Administrator effective July 1st 2013

Past Principals[edit]

  • Mrs. McGuire (2009)
  • Mr. Kenneth Colle (2001–2009)
  • Mrs. Susan Halseth (1999–2000)
  • Mr. Joel Espe (1993–1998)
  • Mr. William Greiner (1989–1992)
  • Mr. Haasl (1984–1988)
  • Mr. Ben Campa (1982–1983)
  • Mr. Brad Colton (1981-1981)
  • Mr. John Kammerud (1977–1980)
  • Mr. Leonard Cisewski (1974–1976)
  • Mr. Barnes (1972–1973)
  • Mr. Nelson (1971–1972)
  • Mr. Larson (1969–1970)
  • Mr. F. C. Rhemstedt (1961–1968)
  • Mr. Herman Becker (1932–1960)[2]
  • Mr. Corydon L. Rich (1927)
  • Mr. M. T. Rodda (1916)[2]
  • Mr. Dwight Flowers (1907)[2]

Mascot[edit]

Monticello's mascot is the Pony. It is inspired by John Ponyicsanyi, a former basketball coach and high school Business Education teacher. He has since been elected into the Wisconsin Basketball Coach's Association Hall of Fame. There are a number of stories as to what the previous mascot was, including Monkeys and having no mascot, but none of these stories can be verified.

Notable alumni[edit]

  • David Quade - Monroe Truck Equipment, Inc. President [3]
  • Woody Wilson - Basketball Coach, WBCA Hall of Fame
  • Jim Zweifel - Held the Wisconsin State record for most points scored in career for 17 years(2303 points), WBCA Hall of Fame [4]
  • John Ponyicsanyi - WBCA Hall of Fame, Pony Mascot inspired by him, Basketball Coach
  • Jimmy Voegeli - Musician [5]
  • Heidi Krumenauer - Writer [6]
  • Jill Wittenwyler - Olympic Pole Vaulter [7]

Athletics and Extracurricular Activities[edit]

Monticello High School's athletics program offers Varsity Football, Basketball, Volleyball, Baseball, Softball, Cross Country, Track and Field, Wrestling, and Dance Squad. Monticello High School also offers Band, Choir, FFA, FCCLA, and FBLA.

Monticello participates in the Six Rivers East Conference formerly the State Line League. The other members of the Six Rivers East Conference are Juda, Pecatonica, Black Hawk, Albany, Argyle, Barneveld. Monticello co-ops with the New Glarus School District in the sports of Cross Country, Football, and Wrestling, which includes Belleville. For these co-op sports they compete in the Capital Conference South, which includes Marshall, Cambridge, Wisconsin Heights, Waterloo, Belleville, and New Glarus High Schools.

  • Boys Basketball

-Regional Championships- 2000, 2002, 2004, 2010
-Conference Championships- 1969, 1973, 1974, 1977, 1979, 1999, 2004, 2009, 2010, 2011

  • Girls Basketball

-State Championships- 1991
-Regional Championships- 1990, 1993, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006

  • Football

-Conference Championships-1987, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 2001, 2002, 2005

  • Boys Cross Country

-State Championships Qualification- 1994, 1995, 2000, 2009
-Sectional Championships- 1994, 1995, 1996
-Regional Championships- 1996
-Conference Championships- 1996, 1998, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011

  • Girls Cross Country

-State Championships Qualification- 2000, 2009
-Sectional Championships- 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000
-Regional Championships- 2006
-Conference Championships- 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011

  • Girls Track and Field

-Regional Championship- 1977
-Conference Championships- 1978, 1979, 1990

  • Softball

-Regional Championship- 2008
-Conference Championships- 2005

  • Volleyball

-Regional Championships- 1977, 1989, 1990, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1998
-Conference Championships- 1973, 1976, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1989, 1990, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2011

  • Wrestling

-Regional Championships- 2006
-Conference Championships- 2005, 2006

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WINSS Student Testing Data". WINSS. Retrieved 2010-03-30. [dead link]
  2. ^ a b c "Monticello Historical Society". Retrieved 2010-04-08. 
  3. ^ "Monroe Truck Equipment, Inc. info". Retrieved 2010-05-24. 
  4. ^ "WBCA Hall of Fame". Retrieved 2010-05-24. 
  5. ^ "The Jimmys". Retrieved 2010-05-24. 
  6. ^ "Heidi Krumenauer website". Retrieved 2010-05-24. 
  7. ^ "Jill Wittenwyler". Retrieved 2010-05-24. [dead link]