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 Chosen for English Learner Arts Program

Monrovia Unified has been selected for a five-year program that promotes using arts education to support English learner instruction. Monrovia will receive an annual grant of $5,000 from the Teaching English Learners through the Arts (TELA) program to train elementary school teachers. TELA, an effort between the Los Angeles County Office of Education and the L.A. Arts Commission, aims to develop educator skills in language acquisition and support, academic achievement and social and emotional learning for students with limited English skills.

Blood Drive to be Held for Student Athlete Battling Leukemia

Clifton Middle School will host a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 2 in support of James Speranta, a Monrovia High student athlete who was diagnosed with leukemia mid-March. Donations will go to City of Hope to help Speranta and other leukemia and cancer patients in need.

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.