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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…

Monrovia High School Celebrates 125 years
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Monrovia High School Celebrates 125 years

By Susan Motander With the clanging of an old-fashioned brass school bell, the Monrovia Board of Education convened last week in a celebration of the 125th anniversary of the founding of the school.  As he rang the bell Board Vice President Ed Gilliland said, “And that’s the way they started school at Monrovia High 125 years ago.”…

Have You Applied to the $1.2 Million Edison Scholarship Program?
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Have You Applied to the $1.2 Million Edison Scholarship Program?

High school seniors who dream of making a difference in the world through STEM studies are invited to apply to Edison International’s $1.2 million Edison Scholars Program. The parent company of Southern California Edison (SCE) is awarding $40,000 scholarships, paid over four years, to 30 high school students planning to major in science, technology, engineering or…

October College Search Guide
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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, campus clubs, all compete for their time. To add to that, they have to make sure they get excellent marks…

MUSD Defines Bullying
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MUSD Defines Bullying

Bullying is defined as the deliberate antagonistic action or the creation of a situation with the intent of inflicting emotional, physical, or psychological distress. The behavior may be a single or repeated act and may be electronic, verbal, physical, psychological, sexual, social, or indirect. Bullying seeks to secure or maintain an imbalance of power between the perpetrator(s)…

Monrovia High Turns 125
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Monrovia High Turns 125

The Monrovia High School (MHS) community will celebrate 125 years of providing quality academic programs for its students on Sept. 26 at 6:30 p.m. inside the Monrovia Unified Board Room on 325 E. Huntington Drive. The Wildcats’ band will perform and Principal Kirk McGinnis along with former MHS principals will be present to celebrate. State…

Writing an Outstanding College Application Essay Is Not Enough
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Writing an Outstanding College Application Essay Is Not Enough

By Lucy Benton, Guest Contributor Of course, your college application essay is not enough to get accepted. Just look at Harvard’s 2018 admission statistics: out of 39,506 applicants, only 2,000 got accepted. Clearly, not only your application essay is at play here. College admission is a holistic process that involves a lot more than meets…

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