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Monrovia’s Wild Rose Performs ‘Aladdin’ – Jan. 18
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Monrovia’s Wild Rose Performs ‘Aladdin’ – Jan. 18

Wild Rose School of Creative Arts was recently awarded the Disney Musicals in Schools grant, which provides students and teachers 17 weeks of training with theater professionals in preparation for a production of a Disney KIDS musical this spring. The school is one of five Los Angeles County schools chosen for the honor. Wild Rose…

Government Shutdown Affects Monrovia Unified Families
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Government Shutdown Affects Monrovia Unified Families

In her latest message to the Monrovia Unified School District (MUSD) community, Superintendent Katherine Thorossian acknowledged that some families within MUSD are being directly affected by the partial government shutdown, now the second-longest in U.S. history, which began on Dec. 22. In her message, Dr. Thorossian assured those families that MUSD will offer the resources…

MUSD Creates College Bound Culture at Area Schools
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MUSD Creates College Bound Culture at Area Schools

Creating a “college-bound culture” for all Monrovia students is where curriculum and instructional practices begin. The District is committed to providing “world-class schools for world-class students.” This is the heart of Educational Services, to create students who are prepared and equipped to pursue the next phase in their educational development. From the earliest ages through high…

January College Search Guide
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January College Search Guide

The road to college By May S. Ruiz Happy New Year! By this time, winter break is over and students are heading back to school I hope your children got the opportunity to de-stress and refresh, enjoyed time away from school, and just delighted in being teenagers. The years between middle and high school aren’t…

MUSD Holds Mass Elementary Winter Concert
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MUSD Holds Mass Elementary Winter Concert

Rather than holding individual concerts at each elementary school, Monrovia Unified School District held a mass concert on Tuesday for all the bands, choirs and orchestras from all the schools. It was a joyous event. While some of the music was not traditional holiday fare (“Hot Cross Buns?”), there were enough of the oldies such as…

Watch D.O.G.S. Roam Monrovia’s Mayflower Elementary
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Watch D.O.G.S. Roam Monrovia’s Mayflower Elementary

While giving high-fives and monitoring entrances, fathers, grandfathers, step-fathers, uncles, and other father-figures wished students a good day at school during the launch of Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) at Mayflower Elementary on Nov. 28. Volunteers wore designed Watch D.O.G.S. T-shirts and spent time on campus introducing themselves to students. The program encourages members…

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…

December College Search Guide
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December College Search Guide

The Road to College By May S. Ruiz We finally got measurable rain, which is a blessing in drought-ridden Southern California. We’re beginning to feel the Southland version of winter with cooler temperatures in the morning and at night. Christmas tree lots beckon with fragrant firs and mall stores entice with all kinds of sales…

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