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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 Adds Dual-language Immersion Program at 2nd Elementary School

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.

Code to the Future Highlighted at Plymouth Elementary During Epic Build Showcase

Monrovia Unified will host a Code to the Future Epic Build Showcase from 8:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 16 at Plymouth Elementary School, 1300 Boley St., Monrovia. Parents are invited to experience how Plymouth transforms learning through computer science. After a brief presentation, classrooms will be open for tours. Students will demonstrate coding projects and explain the process it took to complete each assignment.

Monrovia Unified Displays Student Coding Projects During Epic Build Showcase

Monrovia Unified’s Mayflower Elementary School showcased its Code to the Future program on Nov. 7 during an Epic Build Showcase featuring student coding projects and classroom tours. Students, teachers and parents were invited to the event, which celebrated Mayflower’s focus on incorporating coding as a second language. Students showed examples that include writing in code, building video games and combining coding concepts with an integrated story.

Monrovia Middle School to Celebrate Día de los Muertos

Monrovia Unified’s Clifton Middle School will celebrate Día de los Muertos at 12:46 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2 with a display of hand-made paper skeleton masks, shadowboxes, piñatas, paper flowers, posters and altars inside shoeboxes created by students in the Spanish-English Dual Immersion program. Students will honor loved ones who have passed away by adding items to a community altar. Clifton is at 226 S. Ivy Ave., Monrovia.

Monrovia High School Dedicates Library to Long-time English Teacher

Several students, staff members, community members and alumni gathered at Monrovia High School on Friday, Oct. 26 as the library was named in honor of a former English teacher, Frank Jansson. Remarks were given by former students, while a memorial display featured remembrances and photos from a number of his students and colleagues. Jansson, who taught at Monrovia High for more than 43 years, has been lauded for connecting students to literacy. He passed away in 2003.

Monrovia Unified CAASPP Scores Reflect Gains for English Learners, Economically Disadvantaged

Monrovia Unified School District students continue to improve their performance in English language arts (ELA) and mathematics on the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP), according to state data released Oct. 2. The 2018 state test scores show that 56.9 percent of students districtwide met or exceeded state standards in ELA, up from nearly 3 percent from 2016, and 41.25 percent met or exceeded state standards in math, up 3 points from 2016.

Monrovia Unified Students to Take Part in National Walk to School Day on Oct. 10

Students from Monrovia Unified’s Mayflower Elementary School and Wild Rose School of Creative Arts, along with Monrovia Police Department, will join schools from across the country to celebrate National Walk to School Day at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 10. Students will walk and bike to school along with parents and teachers as Monrovia police deploy to neighborhoods near schools to enforce traffic laws and remind everyone of the importance of pedestrian and bicycle safety. Students will arrive at 8 a.m. at Mayflower Elementary School, 210 N. Mayflower Ave., Monrovia, and Wild Rose School of Creative Arts, 232 Jasmine Ave., Monrovia.

Monrovia High School Celebrates 125 Years of Excellence at Homecoming Game

Monrovia High School Celebrated its 125th Anniversary at the Homecoming Football Game on October 12th. Students, alumni and community members cheered on the Wildcats as they faced off against La Canada. Clad in pink to recognize Breast Cancer Awareness month, the crowd enjoyed popular sing-along songs performed by the Monrovia High School band and joined in a chorus of “Happy Birthday” during half-time. The half-time festivities also featured a presentation of the Homecoming Court and the crowing of Homecoming King and Queen, seniors Anthony Tyus and Jessica Mejia, before culminating in a fireworks show. The Wildcats won 42-0.