Monrovia Unified School District

  • Monrovia High Senior Bikes 550 Miles for Pediatric Cancer Research

    Monrovia High School Senior Nathan Hickey rode 550 miles from San Rafael to Los Angeles from Sept. 30 to Oct. 5 to raise awareness and support for pediatric cancer research. Hickey will rode about 100 miles a day to help raise funds for the Pablove Foundation.

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  • Plymouth Elementary Hosts Second Annual Moon and Stars Night

    Plymouth Elementary families peered through telescopes, made LED circuits on postcards and sampled Chinese mooncakes during the school’s second annual Moon and Stars Night on Sept. 21. Families and students also tested Monrovia High’s robotics team’s robots as an example of coding skills. Plymouth offers programs in Mandarin Dual Immersion and coding through Code to the Future.

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  • Monrovia Unified Elementary Celebrates Reopening as Creative Arts School

    Wild Rose is celebrating its renaming to a creative arts school with a special ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday, Sept. 7 from 1 to 2 p.m. Wild Rose students will be immersed in a visual and performing arts environment that will expand their creative talents. Students can participate in theatre choir, art, hip hop dance and more. Wild Rose is located at 232 Jasmine Ave., Monrovia, 91016.

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Monrovia High School to Dedicate Library to Long-time English Teacher

Monrovia High School will dedicate its library in honor of former English teacher Frank Jansson on Friday, Oct. 26. The event begins with a 3:30 p.m. reception followed by the formal program at 4 p.m. Jansson, who taught at Monrovia High for more than 43 years, has been lauded for connecting students to literacy. He passed away in 2003. Monrovia High is at 845 W Colorado Blvd., Monrovia.

Monrovia Unified CAASPP Scores Reflect Gains for English Learners, Economically Disadvantaged

Monrovia Unified School District students continue to improve their performance in English language arts (ELA) and mathematics on the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP), according to state data released Oct. 2. The 2018 state test scores show that 56.9 percent of students districtwide met or exceeded state standards in ELA, up from nearly 3 percent from 2016, and 41.25 percent met or exceeded state standards in math, up 3 points from 2016.

Monrovia Unified Students to Take Part in National Walk to School Day on Oct. 10

Students from Monrovia Unified’s Mayflower Elementary School and Wild Rose School of Creative Arts, along with Monrovia Police Department, will join schools from across the country to celebrate National Walk to School Day at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 10. Students will walk and bike to school along with parents and teachers as Monrovia police deploy to neighborhoods near schools to enforce traffic laws and remind everyone of the importance of pedestrian and bicycle safety. Students will arrive at 8 a.m. at Mayflower Elementary School, 210 N. Mayflower Ave., Monrovia, and Wild Rose School of Creative Arts, 232 Jasmine Ave., Monrovia.

Monrovia High School Celebrates 125th Anniversary during Homecoming Football Game

Monrovia High School will celebrate 125 years of providing quality academic programs for its students during its annual homecoming football game at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12. All community members are welcomed to join during the Homecoming halftime show and hear a few words from Monrovia Unified Board of Education President Terrence Williams and Principal Kirk McGinnis. A fireworks show will conclude the celebrations. The high school is at 845 W. Colorado Blvd., Monrovia.

Monrovia Unified School District Celebrates Monrovia High School’s 125th Anniversary

Monrovia Unified community members celebrated 125 years of Monrovia High providing quality academic programs for students during a Board of Education meeting on Sept. 26. Current and former principals discussed the history of Monrovia High while highlighting rigorous programs that support student success. Assemblyman Chris Holden, state Sen. Anthony Portantino, Monrovia Mayor Tom Adams, Councilmember Larry Spicer and U.S. Rep. Judy Chu representative Cindy Lee presented certificates.

Plymouth Elementary Hosts Second Annual Moon and Stars Night

Plymouth Elementary families peered through telescopes, made LED circuits on postcards and sampled Chinese mooncakes during the school’s second annual Moon and Stars Night on Sept. 21. Families and students also tested Monrovia High’s robotics team’s robots as an example of coding skills. Plymouth offers programs in Mandarin Dual Immersion and coding through Code to the Future.

Monrovia Unified Elementary Celebrates Reopening as Creative Arts School

Wild Rose is celebrating its renaming to a creative arts school with a special ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday, Sept. 7 from 1 to 2 p.m. Wild Rose students will be immersed in a visual and performing arts environment that will expand their creative talents. Students can participate in theatre choir, art, hip hop dance and more. Wild Rose is located at 232 Jasmine Ave., Monrovia, 91016.

Monrovia Unified Welcomes More than 400 Freshmen on First Day

More than 400 Monrovia High freshmen on Aug. 15 signed white graduation gowns, which will be hung in the main hallway of their school throughout the year to remind and motivate them in their academic and personal goals to graduate. The first two hours of their first day of school featured motivational speeches and advice on how to navigate their high school lives over the next four years.

Monrovia Unified’s Bridge Program Introduces Freshmen to High School

Monrovia High School is preparing incoming freshmen for the next stage of their educational journey through the school’s Summer Bridge Program, a five-week course that familiarized English language learners with the expectations of ninth-grade academics. Students were introduced to learning strategies and writing techniques that can be applied to all core subjects from June 14 to July 18.