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Important Yearbook Info


Parents and Students, please read the following carefully.  Due to summer remodel plans and some other changes, there will be limited opportunities for yearbook pickup this year. Please plan on picking up your yearbook during one of the available times.

What are the yearbook pickup times and locations for students who pre-ordered?

*You must pay all school fines before you can pick up your yearbook.

  • May 10: Library, 11-3:30             SENIORS ONLY
  • May 11: Library, 2:00-4:00        All students can pick up yearbooks and go enjoy the all-school barbecue
  • May 14: Room L205, 12:40-3:30
  • May 15: Room L205, 1:20-3:30
  • May 17: Room L205, 1:00-3:30

Pickup locations for finals week will be announced on Schoology.  If you do not pick up your yearbook before May 24, you will have to wait until after school starts in August!

Can I still purchase a yearbook?

We have 100 extra copies coming.  These will be sold at yearbook distribution on May 10th and 11th and then at the Treasurer’s window until they sell out.  Buy one at your earliest opportunity. The cost is $70. *You must pay all school fines before you can purchase a yearbook in May.

What if I am not sure if we bought one?

A list of who purchased will be posted outside room L205A (by the library) after April 15.  Please have your student check the list. If you do not see your name, but you have a receipt, canceled check, or Revtrak record showing a purchase, you may contact adviser Bonnie Katzive (bonnie.katzive@bvsd.org) to clear up any issues.  We try to keep perfect records, but sometimes errors occur and we are happy to clear up issues.

I never received my 2017 (last spring) yearbook and I paid for one.

Pick up your previously pre-purchased yearbook from the treasurer, Miranda Bellacosa, during regular school hours at your convenience.  We also have yearbooks from 2015 ($55), 2016 ($60), and 2017 ($65) available for purchase in the Treasurer’s Office.

Do NOT mark your yearbook until you have looked through it to make sure it is in perfect condition.

Seniors should check portraits and ads (if purchased).  If a yearbook has a printing error, such as smeared ink or an upside down page, the plant can only take it back and replace it if your yearbook is unmarked (which includes water and coffee stains).  [As soon as you are sure everything is in order, get your name into your yearbook so you can track it down if misplaced.]  Bring your yearbook to Bonnie Katzive if you need to discuss or exchange a yearbook that was damaged during printing.

My name is spelled wrong in a story.

The yearbook is a student publication and, as such, there may be errors.  While we do our best to offer you a quality publication, it is simply impossible to catch every error.  By purchasing a yearbook, you indicate your understanding of this statement and agree not to hold Monarch High School nor the yearbook staff liable for any mistakes in content or word processing including spelling mistakes.  Refunds will NOT be made for errors. Any problem in need of reporting should be sent to bonnie.katzive@bvsd.org.

My nameplate is spelled wrong.

Please report this to us by May 17th so we can arrange for a new one before the school closes for the summer.  We will only replace nameplates if the error was made by school or yearbook staff or by the yearbook company.

Bonnie Katzive
Language Arts and Journalism Teacher, Monarch High School
Adviser, The Howler and Yearbook

PEN Event – Senior Transitions

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18th from 6:30 to 8:30 PM


             329 Campus Drive, Louisville

Join us for an interactive presentation about:

  • The transition to post-high school for adolescents and parents
  • Differences between high school & college
  • Challenges and the skills necessary to overcome them
  • Dealing with stress in a healthy and productive way
  • The changing parent/child relationship
  • Signs that help is needed
  • Resources on campus

A FREE presentation by guest speakers:  Dr. Don Misch, and Amy Robertson, LCSW.

For more information or to register, please click HERE.

Lori Dulberg
Monarch PEN Liaison


Your iPhone Repair = Fundraising Dollars for MoHi

ExperiMac is offering the Monarch community 20% off iPhone repair, plus a 20% cash donation to Monarch PTSO!

  1. Mention Monarch High School at the time of service
  2. Save 20% on your bill
  3. Experimac will donate an additional 20% of the original repair cost back to Monarch’s PTSO!

Experimac is located in Boulder and would much rather give back to the community than spend money on advertising.

1468 Pearl Street Suite 120
Boulder, CO, 80302

Open 7 Days a week!

Mon-Sat 10:00AM – 7:00PM
Sun 10:00AM – 5:00PM

While Experimac is not an authorized dealer for any computer or device manufacturer, it offers a 1 year repair / replace warranty on all of the products it sells.

Lisa Ponder
PTSO Fundraising Chair

Teacher Mini-Grant Application & Selection

PTSO donors and parents or guardians are welcome to attend and contribute to our Spring Mini-Grant review process to support teachers and students at Monarch.

Date: Wednesday, April 25th
Time: 1 PM – 2:30 PM
Location: Administrative Conference Room

Our board is expecting several wonderful grant applications from a variety of teachers and departments. We will be reviewing and weighing the requests against our budget. Last fall we funded $6,000 in requests as follows:

• Little Rock Nine Foundation speaker, Carlotta Lanier, addressed the Juniors in US History on February 28th.
• Surface Pro Tablet to create flipped classrooms for AP and Advanced Chemistry.
• Funding towards a “book tasting restaurant” for students in Language Arts and Social Studies.
• iPods for all World Languages to aid in preparation for the AP exams.
• Movement Lab and Obstacle Course for the Adaptive PE students.
• Robotics class tools including an electrical motor, micro-controller, and joystick.
• 3D Glasses used in the library allowing classes to take virtual field trips.
• Wacom wireless tablet with pen for use in Math to present problems interactively.
• Respiratory Spirometers for use in Biology and Anatomy classes.
• ILC classroom items to create a space for students challenged by sensory input.
• iPads for use by Science and Art for digital lab stations and image research/design.
• Spanish Novels and Games for use in the classroom for free reading and creativity.
• Molecular Modeling Kits to demonstrate chemical bonding in Physical Science classes.
• Publication of the school literary magazine.
• Both MoVibe and After Prom support.
• Support and celebration of staff during Staff Appreciation Week with food, treats, and gift cards.
• Staff Appreciation meals during Parent/Teacher conferences.

You’re welcome to come and help the committee make decisions. We will meet in the conference room next to the Administrative Offices. Please send us an email if you’d like to attend. Hope to see you there!

Cory Nickerson and Lynne Wexler
PTSO Co-Presidents

Important New Safety Procedures for Visitors Started on April 2nd!

Monarch implemented new entrance procedures for all visitors entering the building during school hours effective April 2nd.

* In accordance with current BVSD policy, all visitors must check in at the front window of the attendance office and provide valid government issued identification to be verified prior to being granted entry into the building.

* Once identification has been verified, a unique visitor’s badge will be provided by front office personnel.

* After entering the building, we ask that each visitor properly display the badge on their outermost garment at all times for quick recognition while conducting school business.

* Those visitors who are not wearing authorized visitor badges will be asked to properly display their badges; and in those rare cases where a visitor cannot be properly identified; that visitor will be escorted by school personnel back to the attendance office for identification verification.

* Upon exiting the building, we ask that each visitor sign out and relinquish their visitor badge prior to leaving the building.

*District employees and volunteers with current BVSD/Monarch identification also will continue to sign in and be required to display their district/volunteer badges while they are in the building.

Thank you for helping the Monarch administration know who is in our building at all times for safety and security reasons. If you have any questions, please contact anyone in the school administration office.

SENIORS: After Prom Keepsake Photos Due April 15th & Posters Due April 27th!

Make sure your child is honored at Monarch High After Prom!

Visit the Parents page here  or email us at MonarchAfterProm@gmail.com for more information about Senior Photos and Posters. Posters have specific requirements. Easy photo upload buttons for keepsake.

Support After Prom to keep our kids safe on Prom Night!

Tickets are now on sale online here.

Volunteers needed, sign up here.

Donate Items, Cash or Lend an Item here.

Last, but not least, Save the Date for the AfterProm Open House

Open to our community, free of charge, it takes place on Saturday, April 25th from 8 PM to 10 PM. We open the doors right before our guests arrive, so that underclass students, their families and our whole community can view the finished work!

Free, Fun and Family Friendly! (but we will take any donations!)

We also welcome any volunteers to help set up, run the event and clean up. Sign up or donate at:  www.monarchafterprom.com.

Questions? Please email afterpromevent@gmail.com.

Tanya Stearns
Monarch After Prom President

Staff Appreciation Week is April 30th through May 4th

In May, schools across the United States thank teachers and staff during STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK. Monarch will be celebrating from April 30th to May 4th, 2018.

There will be a Sign Up Genius link coming soon! Check back on our FB page or on our website in the next 2 weeks!

Our Staff Appreciation Chairs, Michelle Gazarik and Anna Fleming, could use some extra help to get everything organized. If you can help, please email them at socialevents@monarchptso.org.

We ask for your help in our final celebration to thank the 120+ staff at Monarch HS that make your student’s daily experience enriching and educational while challenging them to grow and develop into young adults.

We are planning something special each day and hope you can contribute in your special way.

Michelle Gazarik & Anna Fleming
PTSO Staff Appreciation Coordinators

Special Event for Incoming Freshman Families – Class of 2022!

In conjunction with Monarch’s 8th Grade Activities Night on Tuesday, May 8th, the PTSO is hosting a free event, designed to help incoming freshman with the topic, “What I Wish I Knew Before Entering High School”. 

Listen and interact with our student panel, comprised of Monarch students, who will share their tips on how to thrive in high school. Join us for either one of two 30 minute sessions starting at 7pm and 7:30pm... or stay for both sessions!

This is free of charge! Parents, guardians, and students all welcome to attend!

This event will represent the second of two student panels this year which also serves as the PTSO’s General Meeting for the second semester of the 2017-18 school year.

The PTSO raises money to support the teacher mini-grant program. This program provides approximately $12,000 per year for teaching tools and classroom supplies of which all of our students are the beneficiaries. To support the Monarch PTSO, please consider a donation online at: monarchptso.org.

Questions? Please email President@monarchptso.org. We look forward to seeing you at the event!

Cory Nickerson & Lynne Wexler
Co-Presidents, PTSO

Time for Boosters Annual Plant Sale!

Buy A Plant (or two) and Grow the Booster Club!

Spring has sprung! It’s the perfect time to start planning your outdoor plant needs and we have a great way to take care of that while supporting ALL of the incredible Monarch High School Student programs through the Booster Club’s 2018 annual Spring Plant Sale!

Anyone in the community is welcome to purchase through this great program! The more sales the more your chosen student activity directly benefits! All of the plants will be delivered just in time for Mothers’ Day planting and we have a wide variety of choices available!

You can place your order via the attached form or place your order directly online here.

Booster Club generously gives an incredible 70% of the sale profits to YOUR preferred group / club / activity or sport! This fabulous tradition is a great way to help raise funds and get something for yourself too! These fantastic plants are of the highest quality and grown locally for our climate by the renowned creator of the Hardy Boy Plants, Welby Gardens.

You won’t be disappointed with the longevity and beauty of these plants that will deliver beauty all summer long and then some (assuming you water them of course)!

Orders are due April 20th and plants will be available for pickup at Monarch on May 9th!

Michelle Horton
Booster Spring Plant Sale Rep

PTSO Drawing Winners for April Announced

This month’s winners are:

  • Izzy Lincoln –  PTSO VIP Parking Spot all of March
  • Tori and Kyle Sylvester – $20 Coyote Cave Boosters 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!

Cory Nickerson and Lynne Wexler
Co-Presidents, Monarch PTSO