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.
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.
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.
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.