Monrovia Unified School District

  • 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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  • Three Monrovia Unified Schools Named to California Honor Roll for Improvements in English and Math

    Monrovia High, Santa Fe Computer Science Magnet and Plymouth Elementary have been named to the 2017-18 California Honor Roll in recognition of their performance in math and English language arts (ELA) on state standardized tests. The honor is awarded by the Educational Results Partnership (ERP) and sponsored by the Campaign for Businesses and Educational Excellence (CBEE).

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  • Monrovia High Class of 2018 Participates in College Signings During Lunchtime Celebrations

    Monrovia High senior Rebecca De La O proudly signed a symbolic letter of commitment to attend the University of California, Los Angeles during the school’s lunchtime series of college signing celebrations, Sign on the Line, from April to May. De La O will study mathematics of computation, a major she discovered that blends her interests in computer science and gaming when she became a member of Monrovia High’s Math and Science Academy (MASA) to explore how she can become a video game programmer.

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Monrovia Unified Celebrates Performing Arts Students through Superstars of Music Showcase

Classical and contemporary melodies filled Monrovia High School’s Taylor Performing Arts Center as more than 600 Monrovia Unified instrumental and vocal music students dazzled in the seventh annual Superstars of Music Showcase. Students from grades two through 12 serenaded parents, educators and community members on May 10 with pieces ranging from Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” to pop-culture favorites like Howard Shore’s “The Lord of the Rings” score.

Monrovia Unified Chosen for English Learner Arts Program

Monrovia Unified has been selected for a five-year program that promotes using arts education to support English learner instruction. Monrovia will receive an annual grant of $5,000 from the Teaching English Learners through the Arts (TELA) program to train elementary school teachers. TELA, an effort between the Los Angeles County Office of Education and the L.A. Arts Commission, aims to develop educator skills in language acquisition and support, academic achievement and social and emotional learning for students with limited English skills.

Blood Drive to be Held for Student Athlete Battling Leukemia

Clifton Middle School will host a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 2 in support of James Speranta, a Monrovia High student athlete who was diagnosed with leukemia mid-March. Donations will go to City of Hope to help Speranta and other leukemia and cancer patients in need.

Monrovia High Hosts Roaring Twenties-Themed Special Needs Prom

More than 100 students with special needs from across San Gabriel Valley celebrated at a Roaring Twenties themed prom on May 11, an event hosted by Monrovia High School. Monrovia High leadership students served as paparazzi, giving the red-carpet treatment by snapping photos for students dressed in tuxedos and silk shawls arriving from Monrovia Unified, El Monte Union, San Gabriel Unified, Arcadia Unified, Mountain View and San Marino Unified school districts, representing the West San Gabriel Valley Special Education Local Plan Area.

Monrovia Unified Elementary School Wins $10,000 to Enhance Literacy Tools, Resources for Students, Parents

Plymouth Elementary School will receive $10,000 to upgrade its library catalog and services as one of 20 schools across California to share more than $300,000 in grant money as a Scholar Dollar Grant Program recipient. Plymouth earned the grant after receiving more than 10,000 votes during a two-week online poll that determined which of the 465 participating California K-8 schools would be selected as winners.

More Than 100 Monrovia Unified Elementary Students Compete in Annual District Olympic Games

Monroe Elementary fifth-grader Elisha Luckett rounded the last corner of a 400-meter race and launched himself in front of his competitors to take first place for the second consecutive year in the 13th annual Monrovia Elementary Olympic (MEO) Games. Luckett joined more than 100 Monrovia Unified elementary school students who competed in more than a dozen track and field events, with parents, teachers, and classmates cheering them on at the Monrovia High’s sports fields on March 29.

Monrovia High Seniors Help to Pass Laws, Discuss Government Issues Through Legislature Program

Monrovia High seniors Jiayin Hu and Osvaldo Valdiviezo are taking part in Assemblymember’s Chris Holden’s 2018 Young Legislators Program. Hu and Valdiviezo will attend meetings over six months to learn how government intersects with public life, including transportation, facilities and universities. They will also provide input on legislation, including non-discrimination of employees who use marijuana for medical purposes. Photos are available