Monrovia Unified School District

  • 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 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.

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Monrovia Unified Schools to Host Students from Chinese Sister Schools

Monrovia Unified’s Mayflower and Plymouth elementary schools will host a visit by students from their Chinese sister schools from Tuesday, Jan. 22 to Friday, Jan. 25. Exchange students will participate in all regular school activities and have a chance to interact with teachers and students. Mayflower and Plymouth will host welcome assemblies to kick off the week.

Monrovia Elementary Enhances School Environment with Watch D.O.G.S.

Mayflower Elementary welcomed fathers, grandfathers, step-fathers, uncles and other father-figures on Nov. 28 to launch the Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) program, which encourages volunteers to spend at least a day at the school and take part in activities throughout the year. Watch D.O.G.S. work with students on assignments, participate in recess or lunch activities, watch school entrances and hallways, assist with traffic before and after school, and take part in other activities that allow them to engage with students.

Monrovia Unified Creative Arts Elementary School Earns Disney Grant

Wild Rose School of Creative Arts is one of five Los Angeles County schools chosen for the Disney Musicals in Schools grant, earning 17 weeks of training with theater professionals in preparation for a production of a Disney KIDS musical this spring. Thanks to the grant, Disney-trained theater professionals will work directly with teachers and a cast of about 50 students in third through fifth grade to produce “The Lion King” musical at Wild Rose this spring. Administered through Center Theatre Group, the grant also provides the school with free performance rights, educational support materials and the chance to perform onstage at the Ahmanson Theater.

Monrovia Unified Offers Parent Learning Courses in College Admissions Requirements

About 40 parents were awarded certificates from Monrovia Unified School District for completing courses offered as part of the Parent Institute for Quality Education (PIQE). Monrovia Unified offers PIQE classes to parents of elementary, middle, and high school students. At the high school level, parents learn about California Standards, the importance of a GPA and how to motivate their children to improve academic performance. Workshops for elementary and middle school parents include positive discipline techniques that encourage academic achievement and how to prepare for teacher conferences. The nine-week courses are offered at each school; interested parents can contact their child’s school for more information.

Monrovia Unified Partners with Community Theater to Bring ‘Annie’ to the Stage

Monrovia’s community will sing along to memorable songs such as “Tomorrow” and “It’s a Hard Knock Life” during the production of “Annie,” Monrovia Theatre’s 12th professional show at The Louise K. Taylor Performing Arts Center. The production features a cast of 22 adults, along with 25 elementary and middle school girls, 20 of which are Monrovia Unified students. In addition to beautiful sets and costumes, the production features a 16-piece live orchestra. Showtimes are scheduled for Friday, Dec. 7 at 8 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 8 at 2 and 8 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 9 at 5 p.m. at The Louise K. Taylor Performing Arts Center, 845 W. Colorado Blvd., Monrovia.

Monrovia Unified Adds Dual-language Immersion Program at 2nd Elementary School

Monrovia Unified will expand its highly popular dual-language immersion program to Wild Rose School of Creative Arts in fall 2019 for transitional kindergarteners and kindergarteners. Parents interested in the Spanish/English program can enroll at either Wild Rose or the District’s original site at Monroe Elementary, depending on where they reside. Parent information sessions will be held at 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5 at Wild Rose School of Creative Arts, 232 Jasmine Ave., Monrovia. Both sessions will be presented in English and Spanish; child care will be available.

Code to the Future Highlighted at Plymouth Elementary During Epic Build Showcase

Monrovia Unified will host a Code to the Future Epic Build Showcase from 8:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 16 at Plymouth Elementary School, 1300 Boley St., Monrovia. Parents are invited to experience how Plymouth transforms learning through computer science. After a brief presentation, classrooms will be open for tours. Students will demonstrate coding projects and explain the process it took to complete each assignment.

Monrovia Unified Displays Student Coding Projects During Epic Build Showcase

Monrovia Unified’s Mayflower Elementary School showcased its Code to the Future program on Nov. 7 during an Epic Build Showcase featuring student coding projects and classroom tours. Students, teachers and parents were invited to the event, which celebrated Mayflower’s focus on incorporating coding as a second language. Students showed examples that include writing in code, building video games and combining coding concepts with an integrated story.