Monrovia Unified School District

  • Plymouth Elementary Students and Families Celebrate Lunar New Year with Dances, Skits and Songs

    Red and gold lights and decorations filled Plymouth Elementary’s cafeteria as students, dressed in traditional Chinese clothing, captivated families and friends with songs, dances, and skits during a Lunar Near Year Family Night Celebration. PTA sponsored the school-wide celebration that drew scores of students, siblings, parents, and grandparents to watch student performances, build paper lanterns, craft fire-breathing dragons out of paper cups, streamers and pompoms, and design a Lunar New Year calendar.

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  • LA Clippers Honor Monrovia Unified Teacher for Excellence

    Clifton Middle School’s Daniela Mazzeo was recognized on court at the Los Angeles Clippers game on Feb. 13 for her dedication to her students. Mazzeo’s instruction and guidance for robotics students have led to multiple awards and recognition for Clifton’s teams. Mazzeo is working to integrate a multi-media element to Clifton’s yearbook program and is building a digital portfolio requirement that will be woven into the school’s core instructional program.

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  • Monrovia Unified Elementary Schools Host International Students from Jiangsu, China

    More than 100 international students from Jiangsu Province, China, visited Monrovia Unified as a part of the culture immersion program from Jiangsu Education Services for International Exchange (JESIE) program, attending Mayflower, Plymouth, and Bradoaks Elementary for four days of school activities. The visit provided an invaluable experience for Mandarin Dual Immersion students from Plymouth to practice the language with native speakers and apply what they’ve learned about Chinese culture.

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Plymouth Elementary Students and Families Celebrate Lunar New Year with Dances, Skits and Songs

Red and gold lights and decorations filled Plymouth Elementary’s cafeteria as students, dressed in traditional Chinese clothing, captivated families and friends with songs, dances, and skits during a Lunar Near Year Family Night Celebration. PTA sponsored the school-wide celebration that drew scores of students, siblings, parents, and grandparents to watch student performances, build paper lanterns, craft fire-breathing dragons out of paper cups, streamers and pompoms, and design a Lunar New Year calendar.

‘Freedom Writers’ Founder Brings Message to Monrovia Unified

Erin Gruwell, the inspirational educator whose transformative teaching was featured in the 2007 movie “Freedom Writers,” inspired an assembly of more than 600 students, teachers, and district staff at Clifton Middle School on Feb. 14. The moving presentation about the power of education garnered a standing ovation, as educators wiped away tears and students gathered to hug and thank the Freedom Writers founder for encouraging them to “find their voice.” Gruwell has imparted her empowering teaching methodologies to audiences nationwide.

Monrovia Unified Robotics Teams Advance to Regional Competition

Five teams from Monrovia Unified have earned spots in the Los Angeles Los Angeles Regional Robotics Championships on Saturday, March 9 at Monrovia High School, 845 W. Colorado Blvd., Monrovia. Students will control their robots in head-to-head challenges that simulate space rover actions such as landing, mining, sample gathering and parking. The top-scoring teams will advance to the national competition in Houston, Texas.

Monrovia Unified Mandarin Dual-immersion School Celebrates New Year

Red and gold lights and decorations filled Plymouth Elementary’s cafeteria as students, dressed in traditional Chinese tang suits, captivated families and friends with songs, dances, and skits during a Lunar Near Year Family Night Celebration. The PTA-sponsored event celebrated the school’s Mandarin Dual Immersion Program, drawing scores of students, siblings, parents and grandparents to watch performances, build paper lanterns, craft fire-breathing dragons out of paper cups, streamers and pompoms and design Lunar New Year calendars.

LA Clippers Honor Monrovia Unified Teacher for Excellence

Clifton Middle School’s Daniela Mazzeo was recognized on court at the Los Angeles Clippers game on Feb. 13 for her dedication to her students. Mazzeo’s instruction and guidance for robotics students have led to multiple awards and recognition for Clifton’s teams. Mazzeo is working to integrate a multi-media element to Clifton’s yearbook program and is building a digital portfolio requirement that will be woven into the school’s core instructional program.

Monrovia Unified Robotics Teams to Compete in Inter-League Tournament

Ten teams from Monrovia Unified will compete in the annual Inter-League Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 9 at Monrovia High School, 845 W. Colorado Blvd., Monrovia. Students will control the robots they designed, built and programmed in head-to-head challenges that simulate space rover actions such as landing, mining, sample gathering, and parking. The top-scoring teams will advance to the Los Angeles Regional Championships at Monrovia High School on Saturday, March 9.

Monrovia Unified Elementary Schools Host International Students from Jiangsu, China

More than 100 international students from Jiangsu Province, China, visited Monrovia Unified as a part of the culture immersion program from Jiangsu Education Services for International Exchange (JESIE) program, attending Mayflower, Plymouth, and Bradoaks Elementary for four days of school activities. The visit provided an invaluable experience for Mandarin Dual Immersion students from Plymouth to practice the language with native speakers and apply what they’ve learned about Chinese culture.

“Freedom Writers” Founder Brings Message to Monrovia Unified

Erin Gruwell, the inspirational educator whose transformative teaching was featured in the 2007 movie “Freedom Writers” will address an assembly of students, teachers, and district staff at 8:50 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 14 at Clifton Middle School, 226 South Ivy Ave., Monrovia. Erin imparts her empowering teaching methodologies to audiences nationwide and has been featured alongside her students on numerous television shows including "Oprah," "Good Morning America," "The View," and more.

Plymouth Elementary Student Honored by the Make-A-Wish Foundation

At just 5 years old, Plymouth Elementary kindergarten student Addison Iylah MacLellan has inspired her family, friends, and doctors with her remarkable resilience and bravery through more than 20 surgeries, and recently celebrated with a family trip to Disneyland sponsored by the Make-A-Wish Foundation. At birth, Addison was diagnosed with a number of illnesses including hydrocephalus, caudal regression syndrome, hydronephrosis, seizures, tethered cord, mild autism, and more. Her parents were told she would be in a vegetative state for life, but Addison repeatedly surprised her doctors by keeping a positive mindset and quickly adapting after procedures. Addison was presented with her wish during an instructional day at school. It came as a surprise to her and her classmates, who cheered her on.