Monrovia Unified School District

  • Monrovia Unified School District Showcases Successes, Future Goals During 2021-22 State of the Schools Address

    Monrovia Unified School District Board of Education delivered an in-depth overview of what it means to provide World-Class Schools for World-Class Students to an audience of nearly 100 community members during its 2021-22 State of the Schools Address, held Nov. 17 at the Louise K. Taylor Performing Arts Center. During the event, community members – which included elected officials – learned about how the District navigated COVID-19 amidst school closures, the shift from virtual to hybrid learning and the return to in-person instruction this fall. The Board also discussed how the District has maintained a sound budget over the past year, the expansion of student support systems and provided an update on programs such as school athletics, the arts, Monrovia High School’s Early College Program and career technical education (CTE) pathways.

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  • Monrovia Unified School District to Host 2021-22 State of the Schools Address

    Monrovia Unified School District Board of Education, administrators, students, staff and community will join together at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 17 as the District hosts the 2021-22 State of the Schools Address. Highlights will include how the District navigated COVID-19 and school closures; moving from virtual learning to hybrid learning; the return to in-person instruction; how Monrovia Unified has maintained a sound budget; expansion of student support systems; and school programs such as athletics, the arts, early college and more. The night will end with the presentation of the District’s 2021-22 showcase video.

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  • Monrovia Unified Welcomes 2021-22 Board of Education Student Representatives

    Monrovia High School senior Alexia Holt will serve as Monrovia Unified’s Board of Education student representative in 2021-22, a role that will enable her to expand on her passion for learning and act as a spokesperson for her peers. Holt was administered the Oath of Office by Board President Maritza Travanti during the Sept. 10 Board meeting. In addition to serving as ASB President, Holt is a four-year varsity softball player and captain of the team. Holt’s academic and athletic performances have earned her recognition as a Scholar Athlete, an honor awarded to athletes who maintain a GPA of 3.5 and above. Holt hopes to attend UCLA, where she plans to earn a degree in economics or business administration.

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Monrovia Unified Receives PPE Donation from Duarte Mayor

Duarte Mayor Samuel Kang on Dec. 2 donated boxes of Personal Protective Equipment to the Monrovia Unified, including N95 masks, hand sanitizer and student health packs. Board President Rob Hammond and Board Clerk Maritza Travanti were on hand to receive the gift, as was Monrovia City Council Member Larry Spicer. Photos are available.

Monrovia Unified Honors Local Family with Dedication of Monrovia High School Weight Room

For their longtime support of the District and Monrovia High School (MHS) Athletics, Fred and Diane Bowden were honored during an Oct. 27 dedication ceremony that named MHS’s weight room the ‘Fred and Diane Bowden Weight Room.’ Fred, who passed away in 2018, and Diane, graduated from Monrovia High School in 1959 and 1961, respectively. The two always looked for ways to give back to the District and with Fred’s passing, Diane and the Bowden family made a commitment to continue that support.

Monrovia Superintendent Participates in Bobcat Fire Community Forum

Monrovia Unified School District’s Superintendent Dr. Katherine Thorossian joined state Sen. Susan Rubio, the U.S Forest Service, Los Angeles County Office of Emergency Management and the American Red Cross during a Bobcat Fire Virtual Community Forum on Sept. 23. The forum briefed the Monrovia and Arcadia community about the status of the fire, the school district and its response plan, and an overview of evacuation preparedness.

Monrovia Unified Closes School Sites in Response to Bobcat Fire

Monrovia Unified School District closed its schools and dismissed students from online-learning on Sept. 17 and Sept. 18 due to growing concerns regarding the Bobcat fire and air quality. The dismissal of students is meant to give families some relief, as the dense smoke has caused disruption even inside homes. During this time, Monrovia Unified had to cancel its food distribution, but its local Flame Broiler stepped up to provide grab-and-go meals to students on Friday. Distance learning is set to resume Monday, Sept. 21.

Monrovia Unified Hosts Virtual 2020-21 State of the Schools Address

Monrovia Unified School District hosted its 2020-21 State of the Schools Address vir