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Oak Crest Institute Opens its Doors for InnovateLA
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Oak Crest Institute Opens its Doors for InnovateLA

InnovateLA is a two-week long celebration of the breadth of innovation and creativity within Los Angeles County. From cleantech to gaming, aerospace to digital media and beyond, Los Angeles is a leading global center for innovation and entrepreneurship. InnovateLA helps showcase the exciting things happening here with a series of events, lectures, and talks all over…

November College Search Guide
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November College Search Guide

The road to college By May S. Ruiz FRESHMAN As we slowly ease further into the school year, I hope your children have also fully settled in as high-schoolers. Encourage your children to focus on their studies and to make use of all the resources available at their school to accomplish all the work required…

MHS Library Rededicated as the Frank Jansson Library
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MHS Library Rededicated as the Frank Jansson Library

By Susan Motander Monrovia Unified School District Board of Education rededicated the library at the high school as the Frank Jansson Library, naming it for a dedicated and beloved former teacher at an event last Friday. Many of those in attendance were former students some of whom had come from as far away as New York…

Addressing Anxiety and Depression on Campus
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Addressing Anxiety and Depression on Campus

By May S. Ruiz In an article which published last April in Time magazine, Katie Reilly reported that record numbers of college students are seeking treatment for anxiety and depression, and schools can’t keep up. She further described that when UCLA offered, for the first time, all incoming students a free online screening for depression,…

Monrovia Teachers Announce Endorsements for School Board
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Monrovia Teachers Announce Endorsements for School Board

The Monrovia Teachers Association (MTA) has announced its endorsements for the upcoming school board election. The association has recommended voting for Selene Lockerbie and Maritza Travanti, the two women on the ballot. According to Ann Battle, president of the MTA, members of the association had interviewed all four candidates before the forum they sponsored this week. Tuesday after…

Monrovia Students’ Test Scores Improve
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Monrovia Students’ Test Scores Improve

Economically disadvantaged and English learners make significant improvements 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…

Plymouth Elementary Hosts Second Annual Moon and Stars Night
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Plymouth Elementary Hosts Second Annual Moon and Stars Night

Plymouth Elementary families and students controlled Monrovia High robots, assembled LED circuit postcards from scratch, sampled sweet Chinese mooncakes and watched dual-language Mandarin students perform a classic Chinese tale during the school’s second annual Moon and Stars Night on Sept. 21. This year’s event combined science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) activities with the…

Monrovia High School Celebrates 125 years
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Monrovia High School Celebrates 125 years

By Susan Motander With the clanging of an old-fashioned brass school bell, the Monrovia Board of Education convened last week in a celebration of the 125th anniversary of the founding of the school.  As he rang the bell Board Vice President Ed Gilliland said, “And that’s the way they started school at Monrovia High 125 years ago.”…

Have You Applied to the $1.2 Million Edison Scholarship Program?
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Have You Applied to the $1.2 Million Edison Scholarship Program?

High school seniors who dream of making a difference in the world through STEM studies are invited to apply to Edison International’s $1.2 million Edison Scholars Program. The parent company of Southern California Edison (SCE) is awarding $40,000 scholarships, paid over four years, to 30 high school students planning to major in science, technology, engineering or…

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