Tag: Clifton Middle School

Monrovia Middle School Students Take on ‘High School Musical’ for Spring Production
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Monrovia Middle School Students Take on ‘High School Musical’ for Spring Production

Clifton Middle School students will excite audiences with fan-favorite sing-alongs as they perform a new, fresh approach to “High School Musical Jr.,” directed by Clifton alumna Keely Milliken, on March 21-22. The “High School Musical” production addresses the stereotypes and conflicts that are present in the day-to-day life of students and shows how characters take…

Two Monrovia Unified Robotics Teams Advance to World Championships
Education

Two Monrovia Unified Robotics Teams Advance to World Championships

FIRST Tech Challenge World Championship to be held in Houston April 17-20 Two Monrovia Unified teams from Monrovia High School and Clifton Middle School are advancing to the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) World Championships in Houston, Texas after overcoming adversity in head-to-head challenges at the Regional Championships at Monrovia High School on March 9. The…

Renowned Educator Inspires Clifton Middle School Students
Education

Renowned Educator Inspires Clifton Middle School Students

An educator known for her unconventional classroom tactics brought more than 700 Clifton Middle School students to tears on Feb. 14 with stories of how her “unteachable” students have blazed paths to college and successful careers. Erin Gruwell, a former Wilson High School teacher in Long Beach Unified School District featured in the film “Freedom…

Monrovian Students to Hear from Renowned Educator
Education

Monrovian Students to Hear from Renowned Educator

Next Thursday, students at Clifton Middle School will hear from Erin Gruwell, the educator whose unique style of teaching inspired her students to stay in school. In 1999 she wrote a book about the experience. The book inspired the 2007 movie Freedom Writers starring Hilary Swank. Gruwell had refused to give up on her low-performing…

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