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Monrovia Unified School District

  • Monrovia High School Students Learn Job Skills Through Coffee Cart Program

    Monrovia High School students from the school’s Coffee Roasters program are learning financial and communication skills by selling and preparing coffee for faculty and staff as part of the school’s WorkAbility and Transition Partnerships program. The program opens doors to job opportunities from local business partners for students in special education. Students learn independence and gain experience for life-skill development.

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  • Monrovia Unified Celebrates Wildcat Stadium Grand Reopening

    Monrovia High School’s Cat City student section – all sporting green to represent the school – cheered as the Monrovia Unified Board of Education kicked off a grand reopening for Wildcat Stadium on Aug. 30 during the Wildcat varsity football team’s first home game of the year. Field upgrades completed over summer included changing out an aging rubber pellet infill for a cool-fill product that decreases turf temperature.

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  • Monrovia Unified Welcomes Back Students for 2019-20 School year

    Monrovia Unified School District students bid farewell to summer and hello to a new school year on Aug. 14, as they participated in orientations, toured campuses, picked up class schedules and committed to a successful 2019-20 academic year. Monrovia Unified offers a slate of innovative instructional and enrichment programs, including Code to the Future, dual-language immersion, robotics, music, theater and arts – giving all students an opportunity to explore their passions and develop new skills.

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Monrovia’s Clifton Middle School Participates in Great California Shakeout

Students from Clifton Middle School took part in the annual Great California ShakeOut earthquake drill on Oct. 17. As students made their way to the school’s field for an attendance check, a search and rescue team conducted a mock search for injured students and staff. The drill helps schools prepare for a potential major earthquake.

Monrovia Unified Hosts Lights on After School Celebration

Monrovia Unified School District will take part in the nationwide Lights on After School event from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23 at Clifton Middle School, 226 S. Ivy Ave., Monrovia. The event is a celebration of the positive impact that after-school programs have on students and their families. It will feature student-led activities and enrichment, a student recognition ceremony and a barbecue for students and families.

Monrovia’s Plymouth Elementary Hosts Mid-Autumn Festival

Plymouth Elementary will host its third annual Moon and Stars STEAM Night from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4 at Plymouth Elementary School, 1300 Boley St., Monrovia. Students and families will take part in robotics, arts and coding activities. The event will also celebrate the school’s Mandarin Dual Language program and students will perform a classic Chinese tale.

Monrovia Unified Students to Take Part in National Walk to School Day

Students from two Monrovia Unified elementary schools will join campuses across the country to celebrate National Walk to School Day at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2. Events will take place at Mayflower Elementary School, 210 N. Mayflower Ave., Monrovia, and Monroe Elementary School, 402 W. Colorado Blvd., Monrovia. Students will walk and bike to school with parents and teachers.

Monrovia’s Mayflower Elementary School Enhances Coding Curriculum

Fifth-grade students from Mayflower Elementary School are learning video capture skills as part of the coding curriculum for the 2019-20 school year. Video capture allows students to actively participate in games they code and build. Students are taking ideas from science and incorporating them into a coding game called Food Chain.

LA Rams Quarterback Jared Goff Encourages Inglewood Students

Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff sent a 30-second audio message to Inglewood students encouraging them to maintain strong attendance. The District has launched an attendance campaign this year with a goal of each student missing seven or fewer days for the school year, and Goff challenged the District’s students to stick to the plan to achieve their goals in the classroom.

Monrovia High School Students Learn Job Skills via Coffee Cart Program

Monrovia High School students from the MHS Roasters program don aprons and stock a coffee cart at 7 a.m. to begin selling cups of coffee, tea and hot chocolate to faculty and staff as part of Monrovia High’s WorkAbility and Transition Partnership programs. The programs open doors to job opportunities from local business partners in the community. By going into the community and working for local businesses, students in special education classes learn independence and gain experience for life-skill development. Photos and video are available. Media contact: Andrea Garcia, (909)-447-2403 (office)

Monrovia Unified Hosts 2019-20 State of the Schools Address

Monrovia Unified School District Board of Education gave an in-depth overview of the District’s mission to provide world-class schools for world-class students before 200 community members during the 2019-20 State of the Schools Address on Oct. 16. The board discussed the District’s teacher and staff support, nurturing at the elementary level, middle school instruction and preparation of students for college and careers. The presentation ended with a video showcasing programs and enrichment opportunities.

Monrovia Unified to Host Annual College Fair on Sept. 25

Monrovia High School will host its annual college fair from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, at Monrovia High, 845 W. Colorado Blvd., Monrovia. The college fair allows students and parents to meet with college representatives, who provide information about admission requirements, acceptance rates and college student life.

Monrovia High School Hosts Annual College Fair for Monrovia Unified Students and Families

Monrovia High School will host its annual college fair, giving students and parents the opportunity to connect and speak directly with admissions counselors from multiple institutions. More than 50 colleges, universities and military representatives will attend the fair along with keynote speakers Rob Schwartz, educational consultant for Premier College Guidance, and Trevor Mizrahi, president of Premier College Guidance. Institutions scheduled to participate include UC Berkeley, UCLA, UC Santa Barbara, UC Riverside, UC Davis, UC Irvine, Cal Poly Pomona, CSU Los Angeles, Humboldt State University, Biola University and University of La Verne. Representatives from the United States Navy, Marine Corps, and Army will also be in attendance.