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Tag Archives: 2017-04-April

Help Support the Howler (Monarch’s Student News Website and Magazine)

Support The Howler-In the fall, when registration comes around, please subscribe!  Your subscription fee helps support the magazine and gets four issues a year delivered to your home.  Find out what student journalists are writing, photographing, and imagining.

Seniors:  Help us map out what the senior class will do after graduation.  Whether you will go to work, college, the military, an apprenticeship, or travel, we want to include you.  Please enter your information here or fill out the form at the senior meeting:

Click here to let us know your post graduation plans!


Bonnie Katzive

Language Arts and Journalism Teacher

Adviser, The Howler and Yearbook

bonnie.katzive@bvsd.org, 720-561-4312

From the Counseling Office


Course selection is now closed. Students who have not yet turned in their course request sheet (with signatures) or have not yet entered their course requests need to see their counselor.


BVSD Online Spring 2017 Course Registration is CLOSED!

BVSD Online SUMMER 2017 Course Registration for Full Courses and Credit Recovery Courses will open on April 10th!


Information about on campus courses that are offered over the summer can be found here.


It is the time of year when many of you begin receiving admission decisions from your colleges.  Please be sure to update your Naviance account to show all admission decisions.

The data collected from these decisions (accepted, denied, waitlisted, or deferred) is used to assist us in best supporting future seniors.  Think back to how helpful the Admission Decisions Graphs in Naviance were for you!

If you are choosing another option for post-high school such as military, work, Gap Year, etc. – please let your counselor know so we can also record and celebrate these accomplishments!

Information about how to update your admissions decisions is listed below:

  1. Sign into Naviance.
  2. Go to the “colleges I’m applying to” page
  3. Click on the pencil icon to edit application “results”
  4. Indicate where you have been accepted, denied, waitlisted, or deferred.
  5. Click “Update Applications” to save this information.

If you know what college you will be attending, please update “College that I am attending” on the “colleges I’m applying to” page

If you chose not to apply to some of the schools on your list please ask a counselor to delete those applications.

Finally, this year Teacher Letters of Recommendation were sent to over 1000 schools on behalf of your senior class.  Please remember to thank your teachers for writing your letters of recommendation.


SENIORS: Many scholarships have upcoming application deadlines- plan ahead! Be sure to check with the scholarship organization 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.

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

FAFSA went live on October 1st and seniors/parents NEED to submit it as soon as possible for consideration for many financial aid opportunities as well as many scholarships.

REMEMBER: You must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (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 here.  (This is the official FREE application through the government).


Remember, ALL JUNIORS in the state of Colorado will take the SAT on April 11th.  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) here.

Information about pre-registration will be provided at a later time.


Reminder, ALL SOPHOMORES in the state of Colorado will take the PSAT 10 on April 12th. This test is free and students DO NOT register online.  Information about pre-registration will be provided at a later time.

Contact Information
Last names beginning A–D: Thomas Hacker, thomas.hacker@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 here.

Alexandra Cyr
School Counselor

Outstanding Monarch Artists Receive State Wide Recognition

Ms. LaStella, Mrs. Makely and Ms. Quigg would like to acknowledge this year’s Scholastic Art Awards winners. Each year, Monarch’s art teachers have an opportunity to submit a limited number of works to be juried for the prestigious Colorado Scholastic Art Awards Show. It is an honor for a student’s art to be selected as an entry for this show by their art teacher. It is an even higher honor to have the work accepted and awarded an honorable mention, silver key, or gold key.

This year’s winning works were exhibited in the Denver Art Museum, the History Colorado Center or the Museum of Contemporary Art during February and March. The following students received awards:

  • RayAnn Garcia – her digital piece “Fishy Lines” earned a  Silver key award
  • Kirisi Heil – her drawing “Hail” earned a Gold key award
  • Ana Orduna – her digital piece  “Gossamer Tarot” earned a Gold key award
  • Ally Roberts – her digital piece “Lines” was awarded Honorable Mention
  • Madeleine Rumbach -her painting “Sushi” earned a Gold key award
  • William Spong – his mixed media piece “Presidential Election – America Waits” earned a Gold key award
  • Alison Giese – her series of functional blue striped tumblers earned two gold keys and her photograph “This is our president” earned an honorable mention.

Pictured below are Kirisi Heil and Madeleine Rumbach’s award winning pieces as well as a photo of William Spong receiving his Gold Key Award for his mixed media piece “Presidential Election-America Waits” which is included as the featured image for this story.


Connie Quigg
Monarch Art Teacher

Save the Date: April 19th is PTSO’s Spring Student Panel!

You are invited to attend Monarch PTSO’s Spring General Meeting as we host a student panel to discuss tips on how to find a great summer job!

Parents, students and staff are all welcome to attend this interactive evening. Come learn directly from other Monarch students about how your student can land a great job this summer. We will meet in the Monarch High School library from 7-8 pm on Wednesday, April 19th. View this event on Facebook and RSVP here


Questions? Please contact us at the e-mail address below.


Cory Nickerson and Lynne Wexler

PTSO Co-Presidents