Follow-up Story: Monrovia residents were treated to a lively sight on May 20 as Monrovia Unified students – dressed as Princess Leia, Batman and other heroes – danced atop a star-spangled float in the Monrovia Days community festival parade. The event honored hometown heroes, including doctors and nurses, firefighters, police officers, men and women in the U.S. military, and student leaders. The District staffed more than half a dozen booths to highlight its award-winning programs, including robotics, ceramics and computer coding. Photos are available
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.
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.
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.