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Dr. Thorossian's October Superintendent Update

In October, the District celebrated student success with the 2019-20 State of the Schools Address, which offered an in-depth overview of the District’s mission, teacher and staff support, nurturing at the elementary level, middle school instruction, and preparation of students for college and careers.
I would like to thank Monrovia Unified’s Board of Education and our District team who contributed not only to the event, but also who work tirelessly every day on behalf of all of our students. Their expertise and commitment fuel our programs and inspire our students.
Our District’s Extended School Program finished off the month on a high note with a Lights on Afterschool event. The event celebrated the impact that after-school programs have on our students and families.
Throughout October, our students have continued to impress us with their achievements and academic success. Through our strong academic programs, our students are gaining the knowledge and skills they need for life after high school.
Thank you to our committed educators who play a vital role in preparing our students for college, career, and beyond. With only two months left of the fall semester, I encourage our students to continue working hard, while having fun and exploring their interests.
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Dr. Katherine Thorossian, Superintendent
Upcoming Events:
Nov. 7: Bradoaks Elementary Moon Party Family Night
Nov. 15: Monroe Elementary Jog-A-Thon
Nov. 18-22: Santa Fe Computer Science Magnet School AVID College Week
Nov. 20-21: Clifton Middle School After School Performing Arts Showcase
Nov. 22: Mayflower Epic Build Showcase

Monrovia Unified Inaugural State of the Schools Address Reveals Plan for Student Support, Success

Monrovia Unified School District’s Board President Ed Gililland, Board Vice President Rob Hammond, Board Clerk Bryan Wong, and Board Members Maritza Travanti and Selene Lockerbie gave an in-depth overview of the District’s mission, teacher and staff support, nurturing at the elementary level, middle school instruction, and preparation of students for college and careers to an audience of nearly 200 community members at its 2019-20 State of the Schools Address on Oct. 16. The District’s mission was emphasized throughout the event as Board of Education members highlighted the many community partnerships, programs, and enrichment opportunities that support student academic success.

Monrovia Unified’s Showcase Video

Monrovia Unified's mission focuses on providing World-Class Schools for World-Class students. Find out more by watching Monrovia Unified's showcase video!

Monrovia High School Featured on California Schools News Radio

Monrovia High School WorkAbility and Transition Program Partnership Coordinator Kymberly Hirst discusses the school’s Roasters coffee cart program, which teaches independence and life skills to students in special education.

Plymouth Elementary Celebrates Annual Moon and Stars Family Night

Plymouth Elementary School students and families took part in a space-themed art project, learned about robotics, crafted light-up fireflies and got a close-up view of the night sky through telescopes during the school's third annual Moon and Stars STEAM night!

Clifton Middle School Participates in Great California Shakeout

Students from Clifton Middle School took part in the annual Great California ShakeOut earthquake drill this week. As students made their way to the school’s field for an attendance check, a search and rescue team conducted a mock search for injured students and staff. The drill helps schools prepare for a potential major earthquake. Way to go, Cub Nation!

Monrovia Unified Celebrates Extended School Program

Monrovia Unified's Lights on Afterschool event celebrated the positive impact that after-school programs have on students and their families! The event featured student led activities and enrichment, and a student recognition ceremony.

Promoting Literacy Across Monrovia Unified

Monrovia Reads sponsors and organizes Read Across Monrovia, an event held Oct. 3 in each of the classrooms at all five elementary schools as well as Canyon Early Learning Center. A community member, community leader or business person brought a favorite book and read to all the classes.

Look for the Monrovia Reads Mobile Literacy Van at the elementary schools three weeks a month and at the middle schools, high school, Canyon Oaks and Canyon Early Learning center during the last week of the month.