Monrovia Unified School District

  • 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.

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  • Monrovia High School Dedicates Library to Long-time English Teacher

    Several students, staff members, community members and alumni gathered at Monrovia High School on Friday, Oct. 26 as the library was named in honor of a former English teacher, Frank Jansson. Remarks were given by former students, while a memorial display featured remembrances and photos from a number of his students and colleagues. Jansson, who taught at Monrovia High for more than 43 years, has been lauded for connecting students to literacy. He passed away in 2003.

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  • Monrovia High School Celebrates 125 Years of Excellence at Homecoming Game

    Monrovia High School Celebrated its 125th Anniversary at the Homecoming Football Game on October 12th. Students, alumni and community members cheered on the Wildcats as they faced off against La Canada. Clad in pink to recognize Breast Cancer Awareness month, the crowd enjoyed popular sing-along songs performed by the Monrovia High School band and joined in a chorus of “Happy Birthday” during half-time. The half-time festivities also featured a presentation of the Homecoming Court and the crowing of Homecoming King and Queen, seniors Anthony Tyus and Jessica Mejia, before culminating in a fireworks show. The Wildcats won 42-0.

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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.

Monrovia Unified Students to Stage ‘Technicolor Dreamcoat’

Monrovia Unified students will perform in the District’s 11th annual community production, starring alongside professional actors, singers and dancers in the classic retelling of Tim Rice’s “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” The family-friendly musical will be staged at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 12 and Friday, July 13, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, July 14, and 5 p.m. Sunday, July 15 at Monrovia High School’s Taylor Performing Arts Center, 845 W. Colorado Blvd., Monrovia

Monrovia Unified Celebrates Class of 2018 Graduates

Monrovia Unified celebrated its Class of 2018 with commencement ceremonies on June 5 for Canyon Oaks and Mountain Park high schools and on June 6 for Monrovia High School. Monrovia High valedictorian Kemyl Tadeo, who earned a 4.65 GPA, will study mechanical engineering at California State University, Los Angeles. Salutatorian Rebecca De La O, who earned a 4.6 GPA, will major in math at UCLA.

Monrovia Unified Showcase to Highlight Student Art

Students at Monrovia Unified’s Monroe Elementary School will showcase artwork they created during the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s eight-week enrichment program, After School at the Museum, from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 30. The art show will highlight Monrovia Unified’s commitment to arts education. The school is at 303 W. Colorado Blvd., 91016.

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.