Monrovia Unified will expand its highly popular dual-language immersion program to Wild Rose School of Creative Arts in fall 2019 for transitional kindergarteners and kindergarteners. Parents interested in the Spanish/English program can enroll at either Wild Rose or the District’s original site at Monroe Elementary, depending on where they reside. Parent information sessions will be held at 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5 at Wild Rose School of Creative Arts, 232 Jasmine Ave., Monrovia. Both sessions will be presented in English and Spanish; child care will be available.
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.
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.
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.