Tag: Education

Monrovian Students to Hear from Renowned Educator
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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…

Monrovia Unified Elementary Schools Host Students from China
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Monrovia Unified Elementary Schools Host Students from China

More than 100 students from Jiangsu Province, China, visited Monrovia Unified (MUSD) as a part of the culture immersion program from Jiangsu Education Services for International Exchange (JESIE). Over four days, these international students visited Mayflower, Plymouth, and Bradoaks Elementary. At Plymouth Elementary, a Mandarin Dual Immersion school, students quickly connected with international students as…

2019 Scholarships Available to Eligible Local National Panhellenic Scholars
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2019 Scholarships Available to Eligible Local National Panhellenic Scholars

Applications are now available for the San Gabriel Valley Alumnae Panhellenic Association’s (SGVAPA) scholarships. The SGVAPA is affiliated with the National Panhellenic Conference and seeks to nurture healthy fraternity and sorority communities. Scholarships are available for outstanding sorority women who are permanent residents or reside in the San Gabriel Valley. The scholarship amount is a…

Local Students Can Apply for a $1K Scholarship
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Local Students Can Apply for a $1K Scholarship

California Credit Union now accepting applications California Credit Union invites college-bound students in Los Angeles County to submit an application in its annual College Scholarship Program. Through the program, California Credit Union provides $20,000 in scholarships to recognize students who are motivated in their academic studies, active in their schools and communities, giving back to…

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…

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…

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