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Tag Archives: 2016-03-March

Support Track and Field at the Runners Roost through March 13th

The Track and Field team will host their annual spike night on Thursday, March 3rd from 5:30-7 pm at the Runners Roost in Louisville.  Athletes, Coaches, and Family Members will receive a 15% discount and Runners Roost will donate 10% of their sales to the MOHI Track program! Please refer to this flyer for more information.


In addition, Runners Roost will make a donation to the program for any purchase from the Monarch community, using this coupon, between now and March 13th. If you need running shoes or athletic gear, the MOHI Track program would love your support!


Kent Rieder
Head Coach

From the PTSO President

Hello from the desk of the PTSO President,

PTSO is looking for a leader. My years on the PTSO board are coming to an end as my kids are in their last years, and I’d like to turn over the reins. We are looking for an organized person who can lead our board. I’m sure you’re asking why no one has stepped in to fill this position from our pool of current volunteers–the reason is that our current board members are so good at their positions that no one wants to leave what they’re doing to take on this role. I don’t blame them! It’s true they have made my job very easy.

The benefits of being president are many. By being on the PTSO board you have your finger on the pulse of what is going on at Monarch High School, you hear firsthand about district news and changes, you get to have a face to face sit-down meeting with assistant principal, Eric Moroye, at least once a month, and you will make great friends by working with a wonderful team of other parents who share common goals.

I know the term “president” sounds daunting, but I can assure you that the PTSO runs like a well-oiled machine with each board member contributing in their area. We just need someone who can lead meetings, create meeting agendas, and write a monthly newsletter article to tell families about all the great things the PTSO does. It is probably a 4-5 hour a month commitment including the meetings. This group functions very much as a team, so that all of the work does not fall on the president. I will pass down a calendar of “to-do’s” to guide you in your endeavor and will always be only a phone call away from being there to walk you through any questions.

This is the perfect position for someone who has been a part of PTA/PTO at the elementary or middle school level, though you don’t have to have done that to be a candidate. If you are a good leader and can delegate tasks, you can do this job!

If you would like to learn more about being MoHi’s next PTSO President (no commitment, just information) please contact me at the e-mail below or by phone at 248-787-2641.

Kelli Gambee
PTSO President

Ideal School Day Committee Postpones Late Start Decision

The decision to start school at a later time has been delayed and the schedule will remain the same for the 2016-17 school year. School start times will be determined after the Boulder Valley School District has had an opportunity to get input from our school community, share applicable research, and address any concerns. A meeting will be scheduled for the Monarch High School community at a future date.

Jerry Lee Anderson, PhD
Monarch High School
“Creating Bright Futures, One Student at a Time!”

Tryouts for Girls’ Golf Coming Soon!

Monarch High School Girls’ Golf spring season begins March 1, with an organizational meeting in room C-114 at 3:15 pm.

Girls interested in joining the golf team need to be at this meeting as tryouts begin the next day. We are especially looking for freshman and sophomore girls to join the team this year in order to continue to build for the future of MHS Girls’ Golf. This year’s team will be very competitive as we look to win the Front Range Championship and qualify our team to challenge for the state championship. So consider joining our senior captain Delaney Elliott, an All-Colorado Golf Team member, as she leads the team this year. There are three levels available including varsity, junior varsity, and our developmental team for beginners.


Registration for golf is open now online through RevTrack by clicking here. Each athlete must have a current physical, be registered online, and have paid their Boulder Valley School District athletic fee before they can try out.


Questions may be directed to Coach Riley at the email address below.


Thanks and look forward to seeing you March 1 for MoHi Girls’ Golf!

Michael Riley
Head Girls’ Golf Coach

Girls’ Swim and Dive Team Excels at State!

The Monarch High School Girls’ Swim Team, coached by Melanie Beard, competed in the 5A State Championships February 12-13. The state team consisted of Sydney Atkinson, Anna Barjenbruch, Jennika Kelm, Squid Morganstein, Megan Mitchell, Randi Rens, Courtney Roeber, Sidney Trimm, Stephanie Tymoszuk, Quinn Webster, and Brie Yost as well as captains, Jamie Commander and Addie Hobbs.


MHS finished in 15th place overall, improving upon their 16th place finish from 2015. Placing in the finals as individuals were Courtney Roeber, who was 2nd in the 100 Breaststroke and 6th in the 50 Freestyle, and Sidney Trimm, who was 7th in the 50 Freestyle and 14th in the 100 Butterfly.


In addition, MHS finished 12th in the 200 Medley Relay and 16th in the 200 Freestyle Relay. The Medley Relay included Randi Rens (Backstroke), Courtney Roeber (Breaststroke), Sidney Trimm (Butterfly), and Jennika Kelm (Freestyle). The Freestyle Relay included Jennika Kelm, Quinn Webster, Stephanie Tymoszuk, and Sidney Trimm.


Congratulations to the team on a terrific season!

Melanie Beard
Head Coach

From the Counseling Office

Course Selection

Counselors were in the Language Arts classrooms on Tuesday, February 16, Friday, February 19, and Monday, February 22, to talk with students about course selection for the upcoming 2016-2017 school year. Students received course request forms at this time. If a student was absent, they should go to the Counseling Office to pick up their forms. Students should talk with their current teachers, counselors, and parents/guardians if they have questions about what to choose. Counselors will return to classes on March 1, 4, and 7, to review course selection choices with students and assist them in entering their choices into Infinite Campus.

Career and Technical Education Center

Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors: Check out all the Boulder CTEC has to offer.

Did you know? Most CTEC classes offer college credit and embedded high school credit. See your counselor for details!

Upcoming College Application Deadlines

Seniors: Many colleges have upcoming application deadlines so plan ahead! Be sure to check your schools’ websites in order to determine your deadlines. Order your transcripts at least a week in advance and request letters of recommendation a month in advance. Remember, if you order paper transcripts you must pick them up and send them.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid

FAFSA went live as of January 1, and seniors/parents need to submit it as soon as possible for consideration for many financial aid opportunities as well as many scholarships. Do you need help filling out the FAFSA? We can help! Come to the Post Grad Center for FAFSA support. Parents and guardians are welcome!

Remember: You must submit the FAFSA if you want to apply for federal and state financial aid for college. Many colleges and universities, especially public institutions, also require the FAFSA. Complete your FAFSA through www.fafsa.ed.gov/ (this is the official free application through the U.S. government).

ACT Colorado State Test

Remember, all juniors (who did not request to take the ACT with Writing) in the state of Colorado take the ACT on April 19. This test is free and students do not register online. These test results will be posted on a student’s transcript. Information about prep classes can be found on the Counseling Department’s website, in the Counseling Office, and online through Community Connections (A Student Resource Guide) at http://bvsd.org/guide/Pages/disclaimer.aspx. Information about pre-registration will be provided at a later time.

Sophomore College Planning Night

Sophomore class students and parents:

It’s time to start thinking about planning for college. Keep an eye out for information about Sophomore College Planning Night. Topics covered during this evening event will include:

  • College planning timeline
  • Making the most of college fairs
  • Review of Naviance and how to use it for college Search and planning
  • And more!

Contact Information
Last names beginning A–D: Erin Gee, erin.gee@bvsd.org, 720-561-4207
Last names beginning E–K: Alex Cyr, alexandra.cyr@bvsd.org, 720-561-4204
Last names beginning L–Rn: John Vidulich, john.vidulich@bvsd.org, 720-561-4210
Last names beginning Ro–Z: Jill Benisch, jill.benisch@bvsd.org, 720-561-4203

Please be sure to check out the new and improved MHS counseling website at http://www.mohicounseling.com/.

Donate to MoHi AfterProm, Win a Trip to Steamboat Springs!

Donate to Monarch High School’s AfterProm, and you could win a 4 day/3 night trip in a three-bedroom private getaway on the Rolling Stone Ranch Golf Course in beautiful Steamboat Springs.

For every $25 you donate, you earn one chance to win in our drawing. For example, if you donate $100 you receive four chances to win! Click here to view the vacation home and here to donate!

What is After Prom?
MoHi AfterProm, to be held on Saturday, April 16, is an event designed to give our Mo-Hi Prom-goers a safe, fun place to go after attending Prom.

We need about 300 volunteers to organize entertainment, games, food, and prizes designed to entice the kids to stay all night. The event is hosted from midnight until 4 a.m., so that our students and their dates have a safe, alcohol free environment to hang out in after the Prom. This year’s theme is “Star Wars”! So that our underclass students can enjoy this event too, we will also host an Open House from 8-10 p.m. right before our guests arrive, so that all of our all students and our community can view the finished work!

Want to Help?
Your student need not attend Prom to help! It is a community effort, and we are looking for talent to build props, donate food, and much more. See the full list here. Do you like to decorate? We need your help! To sign up to decorate visit here or email our committee at afterpromevent@gmail.com.

Save the (Dinner) Dates!
• March 9: Noodles (Louisville) Dinner Fundraiser
• March 16: California Pizza Kitchen (Flatirons Mall/Broomfield) Dinner Fundraiser
• Details coming soon

Can Your Business Sponsor?
We are appreciative of any donations and recognize donors on Facebook, Twitter, and on our website. We also feature our sponsors during our Community Open House as well as in a full page advertisement in the Colorado Hometown Weekly and the Boulder Daily Camera. CAPPA (Community After Prom Parents’ Association) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, and our event is 100% funded by community donations.

We need your help to make this a success for the kids in our community!

Thank you,

Sharon Reese
MoHi After Prom President