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Monrovia Unified Offers Parent Courses in College Admissions Requirements
Education

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…

MUSD Adds Spanish Dual Immersion Program at Second Elementary School
Education

MUSD Adds Spanish Dual Immersion Program at Second Elementary School

Monrovia Unified School District (MUSD) will expand its highly popular Spanish dual-language program to Wild Rose Elementary in August of 2019 for transitional-kindergarteners and kindergarteners. Parents can attend one of two Program Showcase sessions discussing the new option on Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 8:30 a.m. or 6 p.m. at Wild Rose Elementary School Cafeteria, 232…

MUSD’s Latest Production Will be ‘Annie’
Arts & Entertainment

MUSD’s Latest Production Will be ‘Annie’

The “orphans” are all local school children By Susan Motander The Monrovia Unified School District’s professional production for the community this December will be “Annie” and all the orphans are local school children. Fourteen of the young girls playing orphans are from Monrovia. They range from elementary to middle school students, one youngster is even home schooled. Annie…

Monrovia Students’ Test Scores Improve
Education

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…

City Staff Reads Across Monrovia
Community

City Staff Reads Across Monrovia

Staff from the City of Monrovia participated in the annual Read Across Monrovia event on Oct. 4. The program is coordinated by Monrovia Reads, a local non-profit organization. City staff had the opportunity to spend their morning reading in classes from preschool to fifth grade in the Monrovia Unified School District. Canyon Park Naturalist Marlene…

New School Year Begins for Monrovia Students
Education

New School Year Begins for Monrovia Students

By Susan Motander We have all seen the kids trudging back to school, some with happy, shining faces and others at a snail’s pace. But they are not the only ones returning to the classroom. Teachers are also getting back to the classroom. Last week Monrovia Unified School District held a welcome breakfast for its new employees. The…

Monrovia Summer School Earns an A, One Starfish at a Time
Education

Monrovia Summer School Earns an A, One Starfish at a Time

By Susan Motander Monrovia does not have a traditional summer school for its elementary and middle school students. Instead it has two special programs, each designed to assist those students who need a bit of extra help. Elementary students who were reading well below grade level were invited to attend Camp Read-A-Lot, this year held at…

Monrovia Unified School District to Get New School Buses
Education

Monrovia Unified School District to Get New School Buses

California law now requires seat belts on new school buses By Terry Miller With students’ lives paramount on local school districts’ minds, Monrovia School District is one district getting a supply of new school buses and they will be equipped with seatbelts. First day of school is Aug. 15, at least in Monrovia. For the…

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