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Tag Archives: 2018-11-November

PEN Updates

Happy November! It has been a great month for PEN. We kicked off our adolescent series and provided a number of other programs to support parents in raising healthy, happy youth.

As the school year progresses, most families are deep into their routines. Activities, homework, and work schedules are ever present and sometimes we have to make time to come up for air. This is necessary for both self care and relationship building. Click on this link to read the blog: 5 Ways to Build a Strong Relationship with Your Child.

Check out November events HERE.

Lori Dulberg
Monarch PEN Liaison

Boys Soccer Teams Build for the Future

The boys soccer season has come to a close with appreciation for our seniors and lots of skill and talent for a bright future. Varsity highlights in the final third of the season include a win over rival Horizon High School, a win on Senior night via a golden goal in overtime by senior Patrick Sternberg on his birthday and Principal Anderson introducing our seniors that same night: Aapo Lamminmaki, Blake Barber, Cal Brynestad, Danny Mulvahill, Elliot Konecnik, Hank Dalle-Molle, Jack Tater, Jesus Leyva, John Samuelson, Lucas Cote, Marcos Canales, Patrick Sternberg, Thomas Volpe, and Tyler Palme. Varsity finished with a record of 5-10.

The JV and C team has a year of growth and development. While the final score didn’t always reflect their passion and skill, they grew as individual players and formed stronger and more cohesive teams. JV finished with a record of 1-9-4. C team finished with a record of 3-6-2.

Thank you to our coaches Varsity: Balen Arenas, JV: John Cole and C Team: Kevin Arnold for their time and dedication this fall to the MoHi program and our boys.

Michael Johnson


MHS Art students Supporting Parks and Wildlife with Art

The Color Colorado Art institute’s mission is to help attract visitors to the various Colorado State Parks. They offer free art classes at libraries throughout Colorado. In these classes, students use templates inspired from the state parks. The institute teaches the ABC’s of landscape art using the subject matter found in our state parks. This year, they are producing their first coloring book and the first place winner’s work will be on the cover of “Color Colorado”. Proceeds support Colorado parks and wildlife.

Students in Ms. Quigg’s Drawing and Painting classes, as an alternative sketchbook homework assignment, had the opportunity to enter in the Color Colorado Art Institute Balloon Contest. Students had a template could add their own creativity while coloring. They could use part or the entire template. If desired, they could add fantasy elements. Work was to be hand drawn only – no computer art. Monarch had several finalists in this contest: Evelyn Brower, Nailah Falker, Anna Locker, Abdallah Abuyousef, Jaden Trujillo, Maci Burnett, Mary Sinsel, Katelyn Hewitt, and Max Maher.

Congratulations to Monarch’s Reese Jones. Reese won first place for “Hot Air Balloons” and to Alik Vasilyev who won second place for “Dragon Attack”. Each winner receives an annual state park pass.

Connie Quigg

Monarch After Prom — A Fun Safe Night!

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 a couple of additional volunteers to join the team. We have openings for

  • Someone interested in creating a variety of graphics to promote the event as well as signage for the night
  • Someone to join the fundraising team — we have two on the team and would like a third to support this key area

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!

Visit the After Prom website to learn more about the event and fill out the online form HERE or you can email us at monarchafterprom@gmail.com.

Catherine Mansfield, LaVonne Phillips, Lora Covington, Cory Nickerson
AfterProm Co-chairs

MoHi Ultimate Frisbee Squads Prepare for State Championships

Last weekend, Monarch sent one squad to the local Halloween tournament in Broomfield (complete with costumes!) Varsity teams A and B traveled to Utah to participate in the Lone Peak Ultimate Tournament. The A team played against some tough teams and windy conditions, ultimately ending up with 3 total wins and 3 losses. The B squad pulled together well, winning 4 games out of 6. This weekend, Mixed A, Mixed B, Mixed C and Rookie boys teams will head for the State Championships in Broomfield. Come out and cheer them on. Check out the schedule HERE.

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, finwa@comcast.net or Team Manager Tam Dalle Molle, tamdallemolle@gmail.com.

Ellen Nordberg

From Counseling


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

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 worked 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.


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, there is a FRCC college visit field trip on Tuesday, November 27 from 9am-12:30pm. Please sign up in the counseling office if you would like to attend.


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 through www.fafsa.ed.gov/  (this is the official FREE application through the government).

Last names beginning A–E: Tom Hacker, thomas.hacker@bvsd.org, 720-561-4207
Last names beginning F–K: Ben Holloway, ben.holloway@bvsd.org, 720-561-4204
Last names beginning L–Rn: Jo Harpring, jo.harpring@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 MHS counseling website HERE.

Ben Holloway, NCC
Counselor (F-K)
Monarch High School