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Monrovia Unified Offers Parent Courses in College Admissions Requirements
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Monrovia Unified Offers Parent Courses in College Admissions Requirements

By Susan Motander Monrovia Unified School District offers a nine-week program that teaches parents how to prepare their children for high education, how to understand university entrance requirements and how to navigate the complexities of financial aid and scholarships. The program is called PIQE (Pronounced Pee Kay) which stands for Parent Institute for Quality Education. Hilda…

Monrovia’s Wild Rose Elementary Receives a Grant From Disney
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Monrovia’s Wild Rose Elementary Receives a Grant From Disney

By Susan Motander Monrovia Unified School District’s School of Creative Arts, Wild Rose Elementary, has received the Disney Musicals in School grant. The grant will provide students and teachers with 17 weeks of training with theater professionals to prepare for a Disney KIDS musical this spring. Wild Rose is one of five schools in Los Angeles County…

Monrovia Unified 2018 Teacher of the Year Honored at Board Meeting
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Monrovia Unified 2018 Teacher of the Year Honored at Board Meeting

Rebecca Alarcon, a special education teacher at Wild Rose School of Creative Arts, engages students with sing-alongs throughout the day and creates an atmosphere of trust in her classroom, an approach that has garnered her Monrovia Unified’s 2018 Teacher of the Year Award. Family, friends, teachers, and administrators filled the Monrovia Unified Board Room on…

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…

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…

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…

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