PTSO Newsletter – October 2018
- Performing and Visual Arts
- Coyote Student Credit Union
- Parent Engagement Network (PEN)
FAFSA Completion Night
Counselors will be hosting a night to help families complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) application on October 10 from 5-7pm in the Monarch High School Library on a drop-in basis. Both the student and parents should be present as financial information from both parties is necessary to complete the application. What to Bring: Laptops, Social Security Numbers or Alien Registration Number, FSA ID (can be created night of if need be) 2017 Tax Information, Information about assets, Driver’s License Number, List of colleges student is applying to.
The PSAT Test will take place on SATURDAY, October 13th. Room assignments will be sent out by 10/11.
Daniels Fund Scholarship Application
The Daniels Scholarship Program provides a four-year annually renewable college scholarship for graduating high school seniors in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming who demonstrate exceptional character, leadership, and a commitment to serving their communities. It is a “last dollar” scholarship that pays toward tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, and miscellaneous educational expenses. Scholars may attend any nonprofit accredited school in the United States. For more information, visit www.DanielsFund.org/Scholarships. Application is open from October 1 – November 29.
The Boettcher Foundation Scholarship provides a four-year annually renewable college scholarship for graduating high school seniors in Colorado to any in-state institution. Applicants are chosen based on superior scholastic ability, evidence of leadership and involvement, service to community and school, and outstanding character. Information can be found at https://boettcherfoundation.org/colorado-scholarships/. Application closes November 1.
Jump Start College
The next Jump Start College will take place on October 26th. These events take place in the Monarch High School Post Grad Center ALL DAY and are opportunities for seniors to get answers to their questions about the college application process. Seniors should come in during lunch or during an off period. Student can ask questions on topics such as how to order transcripts, requesting letters of recommendation, beginning the scholarship search, finding a college fit, using Naviance in the college search and application process, etc.
Senior One-on-One Meetings With Your Counselor
Seniors can come to the counseling office to schedule a meeting with their counselor to discuss post-secondary plans, college application questions or other important issues.
Monarch Counselors are going into 9th through 11th grade classrooms to talk with students about ICAP and help them update their plan. Students will learn about ICAP (Individual Career and Academic Plan) and the incredible tools available at their disposal through Naviance. According to the CDE: The intent of the ICAP policy is to ultimately decrease dropout rates and increase graduation rates by assisting students in developing and maintaining a personalized postsecondary plan that ensures readiness for postsecondary and workforce success. An ICAP should be designed to assist a student and his or her parent or legal guardian in exploring the postsecondary career and educational opportunities available to the student, aligning course work and curriculum, applying to postsecondary education institutions, securing financial aid and ultimately entering the workforce.
We will work with students to develop a 4 year plan, complete interest and career inventories, and explore career and college options. Students and parents can access Naviance through the counseling website. Parents/Guardians can obtain log in information by contacting their assigned counselor or calling the counseling office at 720-561-5634.
BVSD Online Courses
BVSD Online is a District program offering online courses to students enrolled in Boulder Valley School District. Students can choose supplemental, extension and remedial courses.
Important Dates and Deadlines for 2018-2019:
Fall Term Full Courses
Registration is now CLOSED
Fall Term Credit Recovery Courses
Now through 10.26.2018 Registration Window Open for Session 2*
Enrollment takes place approximately 2 business days after registration and payment.
Ben Holloway, NCC
Monarch High School
The Writer’s Society is accepting submissions for the Literary Magazine. We publish poetry, essays, short stories, photography, paintings, graphics, and more! Send submission to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If your submission is selected for publication in the Literary Magazine, you’ll get a free copy in the spring – and bragging rights!
Elaine Grace, CJE
Literary Magazine Adviser
Monarch After Prom is a volunteer supported and community sponsored evening of fun immediately following prom. The event is attended by more than 600 Monarch High School students and their dates.
The Monarch After Prom Committee is group of parents who plan and host this fun, substance-free event each year — our goal is to our keep kids safe and provide exciting activities, food and prizes.
We are looking for volunteers to join the team. Being part of the committee is a great way to meet fellow parents. We encourage parents of freshmen and sophomore students to join and learn the ropes!
We have a variety of roles available — take a look here — let us know your interest level. You can either fill out the online form or email us at email@example.com
We look forward to hearing from you! It’s actually more fun than you think!
Monarch’s co-ed fall program is fielding five squads this season: Varsity X and Y, JV A and B, and a Rookie team. Both Varsity teams are undefeated so far. We’re grateful for some incredible female talent this year! We have the Monarch Invite Tournament coming up 10/13-14, some players will be headed to a tournament in Provo, Utah on 10/26, and the State Tournament happens 11/10-11. Ultimate leagues are single sex in the Spring season and practices and informational meetings will take place in February 2019. For more information contact Head Coach Fin Waugh, firstname.lastname@example.org or Team Manager Tam Dalle Molle, email@example.com.
The Monarch Boys Soccer team will celebrate Senior Night on Thursday, October 11th beginning at 5:30pm. Please join us to honor our seniors as they take on Rocky Mountain for the final home game of the season. The JV team plays at 4:00pm and the Varsity game kicks off at 6:00pm and includes a performance by the MOHI Poms team at halftime.
Coyote Student Credit Union
Coyote Student Credit Union
Raising Money Smart kids does not happen by accident. Plan to join Premier Members Credit Union during International Credit Union Month (October) and get your family on the Road to Savings.
- Parents can save money on their financing – mention LIFE (Loan Interest for EducationTM) and Monarch HS when you apply or refinance, and PMCU gives Monarch PTSO a portion of the loan earnings they receive.
- Encourage your student(s) to join the Coyote Student Credit Union to learn to save, manage their money, and use credit responsibly. They can earn up to $25 just by using their debit card. Ask for details.
Parent Engagement Network (PEN)
Parent Engagement Network (PEN)
Date: October 22, 2018
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Location: Alfalfa’s Market, 785 E South Boulder Rd, Louisville, CO 80027
Cost: $20.00 – Book and Facilitation guide
Sign up online: www.parentengagementnetwork.org/event/penbookgroups
DISCOUNT: First 20 people to sign up receive a reduced fee of $15
Dr. Michael Gurian
October 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Boys and Girls Learn Differently
8:30 Book Sales/signing, and refreshments
Dawson School – Dining Commons
10455 Dawson Drive, Lafayette
FREE/open to the public but RSVPs Required
Bestselling author Dr. Micahel Gurian, one of the world’s foremost gender experts, discusses his groundbreaking book Boys & Girls Learn Differently! that clearly demonstrated how the distinction in hard-wiring and socialized gender differences affects how boys and girls learn. Gurian presents methods to educate our children based on brain science and neurological development and helps parents gain understanding and ideas to support their children’s academic success.
Monarch PEN Liaison