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Tag Archives: 2017-11-November

DECA Excels at Colorado Competitions

The Beaver Creek Invitational is a competition in Vail, organized by Valor Christian High School. It is an overnight competition for which students leave the morning of Friday, November 3rd and come back the night of Saturday, November 4th. Beaver Creek is the last way for students to prepare before the District Conference.

Monarch brought around forty student to Beaver Creek to compete. The Monarch Officer Team not only competed, but they held a speed round type of workshop for other schools to attend. Students would choose a partner and an officer would present a topic. Then, whatever student would say a word based on the topic first would win the round. Multiple Monarch students placed in the competition!

1st​ ​Place​ ​Winners:
Sofia Rodero
Jacob Munch

3rd​ ​Place​ ​Winners:
Reilly VanderVeer
Samantha Keenan

Certificate​ ​Award​ ​Winners:
Hank Dalle-Molle
Kylie Dietz
Emily Reed
Tate Sattler
Chandler Thornton
Max Rosenboom
Megan Banks
Sophia Le
Garet Villars
Liam Barnes
Haley Ficker
Connor Crouch
Trevor Flynn

The DU Invite is a DECA competition, hosted by Monarch High School, and held at the Driscoll Student Center and Strum Hall at the University of Denver. DU Invite offers another competition in which students compete and prepare for the District Conference in December. It also is a way for students to get a feel for the University of Denver Business School.

This year, the DU Invite was held on October 12th, and was a huge success! We had multiple schools come from all over the state and around 550 students participated in the competition. 18 students from Monarch placed in the top 3 of their events!

1st Place Award winners:
Jacob Munch
Tyler Lilja
Shajesh Sharma (1st year student!)
Chandler Thornton
Zach East
Will Spong

2nd Place Award winners:
Megan Banks
Justin Kiss
Haley Ficker (1st year student!)
Mitch Perez (1st year student!)

3rd Place Award winners:
Addison Nakari (1st year student!)
Christin Nicol
Max Rosenboom
Sophia Le (1st year student!)
Samantha Keenan (1st year student!)
Nicole Reading
Emily Reed
Tate Sattler












Jody Bennett
Business and Marketing; Career and Technical Education Teacher

Open Enrollment Information for 2018-19 School Year

Visit Monarch High School where we create, “Bright Futures, One Student at a Time.”

The Open Enrollment Showcase for parents and students will take place from 6:00 – 9:00 pm on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 in the Auditorium. This event will provide an opportunity to interact with administrators, counselors, teachers, students and parent groups. We will showcase our outstanding opportunities in academics, activities, athletics, fine arts, and clubs, as well as conduct building tours. Students will have an additional opportunity to get to know Monarch first-hand by having a parent arrange a student school visitation during our Monarch Experience Tours.

To sign-up for a tour, please click here.

Monarch Experience Tours for prospective students will be available on Wednesday, December 6th from 1-2:30 pm and Thursday, December 7th from 8-9:30 am. If you have questions about these tours, please contact the Counseling Office at 720-561- 5634.

Parent meetings with Administration will be held during student visitation. A Parent Tea will be held on Wednesday, December 6th from 1:00-2:30 pm in the library and a parent coffee will be held on Thursday, December 7, from 8:00-9:30 am in the library.

Barbara Olsen
Principal’s Assistant

Ultimate Wraps Up Frisbee Season

The MoHi Coed Ultimate Frisbee teams culminated their fall season at the State Tournament in Broomfield on Saturday, Nov.11 and Sunday, Nov. 12. Nearly a hundred student athletes enjoyed a competitive and successful season and most will return to the fields for the spring season of Ultimate where boys and girls are divided into individual teams.

A California Beach Tournament is planned for January. Thank you to our amazing staff of eleven coaches for their unyielding dedication throughout the season.

Raili Filion
Ultimate Frisbee Parent Representative

From the Counseling Office

ICAP Lessons

Monarch Counselors went into 9th through 11th grade classrooms in October and November to talk with students about ICAP (Individual Career and Academic Plan) and help them update their plan. Students learned about ICAP  and the incredible tools available at their disposal through Naviance and Infinite Campus.

According to the Colorado Department of Education: 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 post secondary plan that ensures readiness for post secondary and workforce success. An ICAP should be designed to assist a student and his or her parent or legal guardian in exploring the post secondary career and educational opportunities available to the student, aligning course work and curriculum, applying to post secondary education institutions, securing financial aid, and ultimately entering the workforce.

We worked with students to develop a four 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.


We will be taking requests for 2nd semester schedule changes from December 11th through December 15th.


Sophomores and Juniors: Interested in attending Career and Technical Education – Boulder (CTE Boulder)?

Attend the CTE tour in the early afternoon of February 1st. Additional information and directions for how to sign up are coming soon!  CTE Boulder programs are available to all BVSD high school students as elective credits in career and technical educational areas. In small classes, students follow a sequence of courses that provide hands-on technical skills and academic knowledge needed to prepare for an immediate career and/or further education. CTE is a state-certified Designated Area Vocational School and offers many state-approved vocational secondary programs. Certifications in CTE programs may be earned after course completions ranging from one semester to two years. CTE students with transcripted certifications are eligible to apply for articulation credit at Front Range Community College.

For more information, click here.


It is time to start thinking about the classes you want to take next year! Course selection for the 2018-2019 academic year will take place in February.  Remember to think about graduation requirements, college entrance requirements, and matching your course choices here at Monarch to your future career and educational interests!


Seniors interested in Front Range, please be on the look out for information about a FRCC tour that will take place in February.


SENIORS: Many colleges have upcoming application deadlines  (November, December, and early January) – plan ahead!


College reps from colleges all over the country (and beyond) come to the Monarch High School Post Grad Center to meet prospective students. Be sure to check out the upcoming college visits on Naviance. Students must sign up through Naviance in order to have their absence excused.

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.)

Last names beginning A–D: Tom Hacker, thomas.hacker@bvsd.org720-561-4207
Last names beginning E–K: Alex Cyr, alexandra.cyr@bvsd.org720-561-4204
Last names beginning L–Rn: Jo Harpring, jo.harpring@bvsd.org720-561-4210
Last names beginning Ro–Z: Jill Benisch, jill.benisch@bvsd.org720-561-4203

Please be sure to check out the MHS counseling website here.

Alexandra Cyr
Monarch High School
School Counselor

Business Awards and Recognition

Twenty three students scored among the top business students nationwide on rigorous exams to test their business knowledge.  The exams are part of the school’s High School of Business™ program, a national accelerated business administration program of MBA Research and Curriculum Center, offered at Monarch High School. Approximately 6,000 students from across the nation participated in the program during the 2016-17 school year.

Receiving top scores were:

Evaline Bearce – Business Economics
Tyler Lilja* – Principles of Marketing
Kyle Willis – Principles of Marketing
Ethan Elterich* – Principles of Marketing
Calder Rodriguez+ – Principles of Finance
Sarah Holland+ – Business Strategies
Ian Lee+ – Business Strategies
Garrett LeNeveu – Wealth Management
Ashley Croteau – Wealth Management
Matthew Chen – Wealth Management
Evan Wilson* – Wealth Management
Tasman Miley – Wealth Management
Elise Gooding-Lord* – Wealth Management
Claus Ruttgers – Wealth Management
Nicholas Smith* – Wealth Management
William Steinfort – Wealth Management
Campbell Watson* – Wealth Management
Owen Hallgren – Wealth Management
Ginger Harrington – Wealth Management
Paul Meaney – Principles of Management
Sebastian Rodriguez – Wealth Management
Taylor Ficker+ – Principles of Management, Business Strategies
Jacob Munch – Principles of Marketing, Principles of Finance

Students participating in High School of Business™ complete real, hands-on business projects through a series of six courses. The program also includes observational internships, opportunities to earn college credit, and local oversight via a steering team of college faculty, business professionals, and school personnel.

High School of Business™ is a program of MBA Research, a non-profit organization specializing in educational research and the development of business and marketing curriculum for high schools and colleges across the U.S. The accelerated program is designed for college-bound students with interest in business administration careers, such as marketing, finance, entrepreneurship, or management. For more information about the national organization, click here.

* Not pictured

+ Monarch HS Class of 2017

Jo Harpring
Monarch Counselor

Three Monarch Students Attend Future Leader Programs

In June, Amanda Auday, Amaya Tierramar, and Dylan Sain represented Monarch High School and the State of Colorado in Boston, Massachusetts.  Amaya attended the Congress of Future Medical Leaders, Dylan attended the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders, and Amanda attended the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders.  These three talented students were surrounded by many fellow high school students who share their passion, ability, and potential.  During their three days in Boston, Amanda, Dylan and Amaya heard lectures from young geniuses who are leading the future of science, technology, and medicine and some of the greatest living minds in the field – winners of the world’s most prestigious international prizes such as:

  • David J Wineland, Ph.D. – Winner 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics and Recipient of the National Medal of Science
  • Sir Richard Roberts, Ph.D. – Winner 1993 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
  • Sheldon Glashow, Ph.D. – Winner 1979 Nobel Prize in Physics
  • Mario Capecchi, Ph.D. – Winner 2007 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine and Recipient of the National Medal of Science
  • Robert M. Metcalfe, Ph.D. – Inventor of the Ethernet, Founder of 3Com and Recipient of the National Medal Technology and Innovation

To learn more about Amaya, Dylan, and Amanda’s programs, visit www.scitechleaders.com and www.futuredocs.com.



Jo Harpring
Monarch Counselor

A Coyote Howlin’ Thank You to Sport Clips of Louisville – Centennial Pavilions!

After finishing up a wonderful Back-to-School Campaign, offering students and staff $2 off each hair cut, Sport Clips has donated $300 back to the Monarch PTSO!

Thank you for contributing to our organization which raises funds all year long to support our students and classrooms through our biannual teacher mini-grant program, as well as other activities all year long.

Please continue to visit and shop with our wonderful supporters!

Shawnie Hansen
Fundraising Chair

Join the PTSO Board!

The PTSO is Seeking New Board Members for 2018-19 including:

* President
* Treasurer
* Volunteer Coordinator

It is wonderful way to get involved and help raise money for the classrooms and to support our staff and students. Board members meet with the administration regularly and share opinions, ask questions, and have input into the PTSO decision making process while getting to know the staff around school.

Visit www.monarchptso.org for more information.

Cory Nickerson and Lynne Wexler
Co-Presidents, Monarch PTSO

Did Your Family Receive a Coyote Canvas Letter?

You should have received a gold colored “Coyote Canvass” form from the PTSO requesting a donation to support Monarch High School in the last month or so.

Each fall, your PTSO raises money through the annual Coyote Canvas to support the teacher mini-grant program which is coming up in December. This program provides approximately $10,000 per year for teaching tools, technology and classroom supplies to directly support the academic program at Monarch. Your child is a direct beneficiary of these “extras” that make Monarch such a great high school.

Each month, the PTSO selects two winners from our donor pool, one for a VIP parking spot and another for a $20 gift card to the Boosters Spirit Wear Store. All donors are automatically entered to win every month, all year long!

If you have already donated, thank you very much. If not, please consider a donation online by clicking here to visit the PTSO website and clicking the “Donate” button or by downloading a form to mail in here.

Cory Nickerson and Lynne Wexler
Co-Presidents, Monarch PTSO

PTSO Drawing Winners for November are In!

This month’s winners are:

Jackson Risi  (VIP Parking Spot for the Month)
Axel and Aidan Williams ($20 Coyote Cave gift card)

Participate in our PTSO drive for the 2017-18 year by donating at least $25 today and you could win a $20 gift card to the Coyote Cave (the Boosters’ Spirit Store) OR a dedicated VIP parking spot at the front of the school for an entire month next year.

We pick winners every month and, if you donate now, your name will stay in the drawing for the entire school year.

Click to donate by PayPal at www.monarchptso.org or mail a check to Monarch PTSO, 329 Campus Drive, Louisville, CO 80027.  Your tax deductible donations are welcome all year long!

Shawnie Hansen
Fundraising Chair