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8 Helpful Tips to Learning New Languages
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8 Helpful Tips to Learning New Languages

By Sarah Wang For most of us, learning a foreign language was a brief stint that we dutifully accomplished to graduate high school. But how much of that knowledge did we actually attain? Were there any other languages that we might’ve been interested in but didn’t have the time to pursue? Whether you’re fresh out…

Newly Adopted English Learner Roadmap to Affect Monrovia Students
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Newly Adopted English Learner Roadmap to Affect Monrovia Students

On July 12, 2017, the California State Board of Education unanimously adopted new policy for educating California’s 1.3 million English Learners (ELs) by approving an English Learner Roadmap. As stated in the approved Board Item, “This policy is intended to assist the California Department of Education in providing guidance to local educational agencies (LEAs) in welcoming,…

10 Meaningful Summer Activities for High School Students
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10 Meaningful Summer Activities for High School Students

By Sarah Wang With the ring of the last class bell, millions of high school students across the country are filled with bubbling anticipation for the days that lay ahead – summer vacation. Although summer break is often synonymous with fun and freedom, it’s also important for students and parents to keep in mind how…

July College Search Guide
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July College Search Guide

The road to college By May S. Ruiz It’s the middle of summer and temperatures are soaring in the triple digits. I hope you and your children are finding fun ways to beat the heat. Summer was traditionally when teen-agers found jobs flipping burgers at fast food joints, cashiering at retail stores, or working as…

Performing Arts Still Thrive in Monrovia Schools
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Performing Arts Still Thrive in Monrovia Schools

By Susan Motander Next week’s professional production for the community, ‘The King and I,’ is emblematic of the Monrovia Unified School District’s commitment to the arts in education. While this production involves professional actors, dancers and musicians, the cast includes several Monrovia High graduates and 15 children from the local elementary schools At a time when,…

Monrovia Unified Conferred Diplomas to Over 400 Grads
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Monrovia Unified Conferred Diplomas to Over 400 Grads

Monrovia Unified conferred diplomas to over 400 seniors as they eagerly stepped on stage to receive their diplomas during two days of graduation ceremonies honoring Canyon Oaks High School, Mountain Park School and Monrovia High School graduates. The graduating seniors from all three schools will attend prestigious colleges across the country, including UCLA, Colorado State…

June College Search Guide
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June College Search Guide

The Road to College By May S. Ruiz  June typically marks the end of another school year.  In my days, the onset of summer meant taking a break from the harried pace of schoolwork, extra-curricular activities, and academic clubs events.  But increased competition to gain admission to very selective universities has forced teens to fill…

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