Monrovia Unified School District

  • Monrovia High Senior Bikes 550 Miles for Pediatric Cancer Research

    Monrovia High School Senior Nathan Hickey rode 550 miles from San Rafael to Los Angeles from Sept. 30 to Oct. 5 to raise awareness and support for pediatric cancer research. Hickey will rode about 100 miles a day to help raise funds for the Pablove Foundation.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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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

Monrovia High Showcases Academic Pathways, School Life during Annual Open House

Monrovia High School held its annual Open House on March 21, giving middle school students and their parents their first chance to meet with teachers and student representatives as they consider the fields of study they may pursue in high school. The Open House featured a robotics demonstration, student art show, a performance by the MHS jazz ensemble and a full-dress rehearsal of the school’s upcoming production of “Tarzan the Musical.”

Monrovia Unified Third-Graders Compete in Inaugural Math Bee

Follow-up Story: Monrovia Unified third-graders put their multiplication and division skills to the test during the District’s inaugural SWUN Math Bee competition, held on March 14 at Wild Rose Elementary School. The contest went into an overtime round before Mayflower Elementary student Yi Gao was crowned champion of the 15-student field. Gao took home the first-place trophy and a $100 Target gift card. The bee was sponsored by SWUN Math, which provides instruction that adheres to the California standards.

Monrovia Middle School Hosts Science Night, Features JPL Mars Rover

Follow-up Story: Santa Fe Computer Science Magnet School opened its doors to the community to highlight its coding, computer science and robotics programs on March 8. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory demonstrated a Mars rover replica and other gadgets, sharing with students where computer science skills can take them.

Monrovia Unified Teacher Named Regional Educator of the Year

Lisa Herald, a 14-year history teacher at Santa Fe Computer Science Magnet School, has been named a California League of Middle Schools Educator of the Year for her region for connecting history lessons to student experiences and creating a welcoming environment on campus. Herald assigns hands-on projects that highlight individual learners’ strengths and interests.