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Monrovia Unified School District

  • Monrovia High School Class of 2019 Graduates ‘Poised to Change the World’

    Wildcat Stadium roared as administrators, teachers, and family and friends celebrated 367 Class of 2019 graduates who said goodbye to Monrovia High School during an evening commencement ceremony on June 5.

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  • Monrovia Unified Celebrates Adult School and Alternative Schools Class of 2019 Graduates

    Monrovia Unified celebrated 270 students who graduated from the District’s Adult School, Canyon Oaks High School, and Mountain Park School during ceremonies that celebrated the achievements and successes of each student. During the ceremonies, scholarships were distributed to students by community groups such as Monrovia Rotary Club, Monrovia Kiwanis Club, Monrovia Latino Heritage Society, and Citrus College Bright Future. The scholarships totaled more than $15,000, a jump from the $8,000 distributed last year.

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  • Monrovia Unified Marks 2018-19 Successes at Wild Rose School

    Monrovia families are buzzing about expansions in instructional options at Wild Rose School, including this year’s successful restructuring as a School of Creative Arts and the 2019-20 addition of dual language immersion in Spanish. Spaces in the Spanish language program are already limited and the school is celebrating a partnership with Disney Musicals in Schools that helped bring students to the big stage at Monrovia High School’s Louise K. Taylor Performing Arts Center.

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Monrovia Unified Hosts Preview Night for Kindergarten Programs

Parents can learn about Monrovia Unified’s elementary school programs and services during Transitional Kindergarten/Kindergarten (TK/K) Preview Night at 6 p.m. Monday, March 18 at Monrovia Unified School District Office, 325 E. Huntington Drive, Monrovia. Parents will be able to meet with principals and discuss enrollment. Monrovia Unified hosts innovative programs such as Code to the Future, Spanish and Mandarin dual-language immersion and visual and performing arts for each school.

Renowned Educator Inspires Clifton Middle School Students

An educator known for her unconventional classroom tactics brought more than 700 Clifton Middle School students to tears on Feb. 14 with stories of how her “unteachable” students have blazed paths to college and successful careers. Erin Gruwell, a former Wilson High School teacher in Long Beach Unified School District featured in the film “Freedom Writers,” discussed the transformative power of education during a Freedom Writers Foundation assembly, leading students through activities demonstrating the impact of such obstacles as financial hardships, homelessness, and depression.

Plymouth Elementary Students and Families Celebrate Lunar New Year with Dances, Skits and Songs

Red and gold lights and decorations filled Plymouth Elementary’s cafeteria as students, dressed in traditional Chinese clothing, captivated families and friends with songs, dances, and skits during a Lunar Near Year Family Night Celebration. PTA sponsored the school-wide celebration that drew scores of students, siblings, parents, and grandparents to watch student performances, build paper lanterns, craft fire-breathing dragons out of paper cups, streamers and pompoms, and design a Lunar New Year calendar.

Freedom Writers Founder Brings Message to Monrovia Unified

Erin Gruwell, the educator whose transformative teaching was featured in the 2007 movie “Freedom Writers,” inspired an assembly of over 600 students, teachers, and district staff at Clifton Middle School on Feb. 14. The presentation about the power of education garnered a standing ovation, as educators wiped away tears and students gathered to hug and thank the Freedom Writers founder for encouraging them to find their voice.

Monrovia Unified Robotics Teams Advance to World Championships

Two Monrovia Unified teams from Monrovia High School and Clifton Middle School are advancing to the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) World Championships in Houston, Texas after dominating head-to-head challenges that included simulating space rover actions at the Regional Championships at Monrovia High School on March 9. The Kings and Queens from Monrovia High and the Hippie Bots from Clifton Middle School landed the win after forming an alliance with a third team. Photos are available.

Monrovia Unified Mandarin Dual-immersion School Celebrates New Year

Red and gold lights and decorations filled Plymouth Elementary’s cafeteria as students, dressed in traditional Chinese tang suits, captivated families and friends with songs, dances, and skits during a Lunar Near Year Family Night Celebration. The PTA-sponsored event celebrated the school’s Mandarin Dual Immersion Program, drawing scores of students, siblings, parents and grandparents to watch performances, build paper lanterns, craft fire-breathing dragons out of paper cups, streamers and pompoms and design Lunar New Year calendars.

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.

Monrovia Unified Robotics Teams to Compete in Inter-League Tournament

Ten teams from Monrovia Unified will compete in the annual Inter-League Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 9 at Monrovia High School, 845 W. Colorado Blvd., Monrovia. Students will control the robots they designed, built and programmed in head-to-head challenges that simulate space rover actions such as landing, mining, sample gathering, and parking. The top-scoring teams will advance to the Los Angeles Regional Championships at Monrovia High School on Saturday, March 9.

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.

“Freedom Writers” Founder Brings Message to Monrovia Unified

Erin Gruwell, the inspirational educator whose transformative teaching was featured in the 2007 movie “Freedom Writers” will address an assembly of students, teachers, and district staff at 8:50 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 14 at Clifton Middle School, 226 South Ivy Ave., Monrovia. Erin imparts her empowering teaching methodologies to audiences nationwide and has been featured alongside her students on numerous television shows including "Oprah," "Good Morning America," "The View," and more.