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November College Search Guide

UCLA. - Courtesy photo The Road to College By May S. Ruiz FRESHMAN With all the wildfires raging on everywhere in Southern California, it would be a welcome...

Where Have All the Children Gone: Public Education by the Numbers

By Brian Beary In a state where the overall population has continued to steadily rise, school attendance has dropped ever so slightly over the past five years. The US Census estimates that California’s population last year was 39,557,045, up from just over...

Deep Dive Into Progress at Monrovia Unified

By Susan Motander Two weeks ago, the Monrovia Unified School Board along with the Superintend of Schools Dr. Katherine Thorossian, and the Teacher of the year Jennifer Maljian, made thorough presentations on the state of the schools in Monrovia; they’re good and getting...

Edison Scholarships Available for High School Students

High school seniors whose dreams are to power the future and make a difference through the study of science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) are invited to apply for Edison International’s $1.2 million Edison Scholars Program. Each year, Edison International,...

Red Ribbon Week in Monrovia

Are you wondering why trees at the schools of Monrovia Unified are all sporting bright red ribbons this week?  This is Red Ribbon Week, the celebration of living a drug-free life. The police department has also been busy tying ribbons around light poles in front of public buildings. In...

State of Monrovia Schools: Overall Doing Well, Absenteeism Remains a Problem

By Susan Motander Last Wednesday the Monrovia Unified School Board along with the superintendent of schools, Dr. Katherine Thorossian, and the teacher of the year, Jennifer Maljian, made a thorough presentation on the state of the schools in Monrovia....

Curious About Monrovia Schools? Get the 411 Next Wednesday

By Susan Motander The full picture about the Monrovia Unified School District will be given next Wednesday, Oct. 16, at the State of the Schools Address. The presentation from the members of the School Board and Dr. Katherine Thorossian, the superintendent of schools, will...

No Monrovia Student is an Island Entire of Itself

By Susan Motander “We are student centered in this district,” said Dr. Katherine Thorossian, superintendent of schools. “It is our reason for being, the staff, administration and board.” In a wide-ranging discussion of the school district, the superintendent pointed to the...

October College Search Guide

The Road to College By May S. Ruiz The road to college involves four years of complicated planning and complex scheduling. High school students are extremely busy – homework, extra-curricular activities in art and sports,...

MUSD Superintendent Urges Parents to Monitor Children’s Social Media In Light of Recent Threat

Monrovia High School (MHS) was among the most recent targets of threats of school violence made on social media that turned out to be non-credible after investigation by local authorities, Monrovia Unified School District (MUSD) Superintendent Katherine Thorossian revealed in an email sent by...
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