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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…

MUSD Adds Spanish Dual Immersion Program at Second Elementary School
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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…

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…

November College Search Guide
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November College Search Guide

The road to college By May S. Ruiz FRESHMAN As we slowly ease further into the school year, I hope your children have also fully settled in as high-schoolers. Encourage your children to focus on their studies and to make use of all the resources available at their school to accomplish all the work required…

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…

Addressing Anxiety and Depression on Campus
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Addressing Anxiety and Depression on Campus

By May S. Ruiz In an article which published last April in Time magazine, Katie Reilly reported that record numbers of college students are seeking treatment for anxiety and depression, and schools can’t keep up. She further described that when UCLA offered, for the first time, all incoming students a free online screening for depression,…

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…

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