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Monrovia Unified School District

Monrovia Unified’s Wild Rose Elementary Students Share GATE Projects

Fourth- and fifth-grade Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) students from Wild Rose School of Creative Arts studied cultural literacy as they researched historical people. Students put together a GATE museum on May 30, creating living exhibits in which each portrayed an historical person. Students spoke about painter Bob Ross, musician David Bowie, scientist Stephen Hawking and more. The event ended with a student-directed play illustrating the life of artist Normal Rockwell.

Monrovia Unified, City of Monrovia Appoint School Resource Officer

Officer Thomas Montes, who has served the city of Monrovia since 2006, has been appointed as Monrovia Unified’s school resource officer for the 2019-20 school year. Montes is well known at Monrovia Unified, having worked closely with many of the District’s site administrators to ensure schools provide a safe and nurturing learning environment.

Monrovia Unified Celebrates Teacher for 50 Years of Service

Anne Battle, a photography teacher at Monrovia High school, was honored for her 50 years of service to the District and students during the District’s regular board meeting on May 22. Battle was celebrated by the Board of Education, Superintendent Katherine Thorossian, and current and past students of hers. Students told stories about Battle and shared that their love of photography grew the moment they enrolled in Battle’s photography class.

Monrovia Unified Celebrates Class of 2019

Seniors from Canyon Oaks and Monrovia high schools will celebrate their graduations in June. Canyon Oaks students will be celebrated at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 4 at Clifton Middle School, 226 S. Ivy Ave., Monrovia. Monrovia High School will hold its graduation at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 5 at Wildcat Stadium, 845 W. Colorado Blvd., Monrovia.

Monrovia Unified Elementary Schools Host Dance Showcase

Plymouth Elementary and Wild Rose School of Creative Arts will host a California Dance Institute (CDI) showcase at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 30 at Monrovia High School’s Louise K. Taylor Performing Arts Center, 845 W. Colorado Blvd., Monrovia. Through a grant from the Boone Foundation, students learned how to tell stories through movements and sounds through weekly lessons with CDI.

Monrovia Unified Elementary Schools Host Spring Concert

Monrovia Unified elementary school students will come together for a night of music during the District’s Elementary Spring Concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 28 at Monrovia High School, 845 W. Colorado Blvd., Monrovia. The event is an opportunity for students to showcase the skills they have acquired throughout the school year.

Monrovia Unified Scholars and Champions Shine at Monrovia Days Community Festival

Hundreds of Monrovia community members cheered as students from Monrovia Unified School District performed with their school bands and rode bikes, unicycles, and floats while dressed in spirit gear on May 18 during the Monrovia Days community festival parade. The three-day festival was hosted by the District, the City of Monrovia, Centre Stage, and the Volunteer Center of San Gabriel Valley. The event featured entertainment by Monrovia scholars, food, games, and carnival rides. Photos are available.

Monrovia Unified to Honor Teacher for 50 Years of Service

Monrovia Unified School District will celebrate Anne Battle, a Monrovia High School photography teacher who has been with the District for 50 years. The celebration will take place during the District’s regular board meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 22 at Monrovia Unified District’s Board Room, 325 E. Huntington Drive, Monrovia.

Monrovia Unified Students Take to the Stage During Monrovia Days Festival

Monrovia Unified School District is partnering with the City of Monrovia, Centre Stage Theater, and the Volunteer Center of San Gabriel Valley to host the Monrovia Days community festival. The Monrovia Days Parade will feature student scholars and champions from all Monrovia Unified schools, as well as civic leaders and a variety of organizations that serve the community of Monrovia. Throughout the festival, Monrovia Unified will showcase its award-winning programs such as robotics, ceramics, and performing arts with on-stage student performances. There will also be a variety of family-friendly attractions, entertainment, games, and carnival rides.