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Tag Archives: 2015-04-April

PTSO Donation Raffle

The PTSO raffles two prizes every month–either the right to use a special parking spot at the school for one month, or a gift certificate to the Coyote Cave store. Congratulations to the winners this month:

Parking spot winner: Matt Palucj
Gift card winner: Cayce Reese
Do you want a chance to win, too? Please donate to enter May’s drawing–simply visit us online at http://www.monarchptso.org/donate.

The monthly raffle helps Monarch High School PTSO raise funds that provide essential materials to the classroom that would normally not be funded by the district. Monarch High School PTSO gives 95 percent of funds straight into the classroom to benefit both teachers and students. Here is just a small sample of the materials Monarch High School PTSO has funded:

– Camera and related equipment for the journalism classes
– Livescribe Echo pens and Windows Surface Pro for the science and math departments
– iPads for the world languages department
– Kitchen and cooking equipment for the special needs program
– MobiView board for the math department
– An analytical balance for chemistry classes
– A plethora of books and digital readers for the library and associated Book Club
A special thank you to the more than 100 generous families who have already donated to the Monarch PTSO! For more information about Monarch High School’s PTSO visit www.monarchptso.org/index.

Monarch Indoor Percussion

Monarch Indoor Percussion placed second in State competition on Saturday, April 4. This was a particularly successful season considering it was a very freshman-heavy (inexperienced) team.

Kudos to Director Scott Reno, his staff, to all the 20+ student musicians, and also to the army of parent volunteers. John Beaupre, PTSO Board Member, Students, students@monarchptso.org.

Girl’s Soccer

After starting the season 2 and 2, Monarch Girls’ Soccer team went on a four game winning streak; recently defeating Horizon H.S. 3-0 and Loveland H.S. by a score of 6-0. Huge congrats, too, to the girls for beating cross-town rivals Boulder High School 2-0 and Legacy High School 2-1. The Girls’ Soccer team is looking strong going into the last games of the season. Come on out and support the Lady ‘Yotes!

POMs Tryouts

We are looking for serious dancers who will be attending Monarch High School in the fall of 2015, with an interest in being a part of an amazing Poms’Team! The information meeting and skills camp was last week, but actual tryouts are April 27, 28, 29, 3:30-5:00 p.m., and May 1, 3:30 p.m. Attendance at information meeting and skills camp is not required to try out. All days for tryouts are mandatory.

We are looking forward to another exciting season for Monarch High School Poms! If you have any questions, please email monarchpoms@gmail.com.

Activity/Athletic Information Night

Monarch High School will be hosting an Activity/Athletic Information Night on Tuesday, May 5, for all incoming 9th grade students. Students and parents will meet in the gymnasium for a general meeting at 6:00 p.m.

Prior to the Activity/Athletic Information meeting, there will be a brief technology meeting held at 5:30 p.m. in the auditorium to address questions you may have about the Monarch High School one-to-one computer program. If you would like more information on this meeting, please contact Barb Olsen at 720-561-4202.

Clubs, organizations, music groups, and athletic teams will have information, schedules, camp brochures, etc., at their booths and will be available for questions. Activities/organizations will be located in the cafeteria, and athletic teams will be located in the small gym.

Booster Club Executive Board members will also be in attendance to answer any questions you may have about Booster Club membership or email Monarchboosterclub@gmail.com.

PTSO Social Media Update

MoHi PTSO has a Facebook page and we’re on Twitter too. If we can do it, you can too! Thanks to all our awesome new followers, we now have 176 “likes” on Facebook and we have 100+ followers on Twitter. It has been great to use social media to promote many of the great things that Monarch High School is doing. “Like” us on Facebook by searching for “Monarch High School PTSO” or clicking here . Let’s get to 200 “likes” on Facebook before school is out!

Our Twitter is picking up a lot of steam as well. We can be found at @MonarchPTSO or by clicking here. We’d love some new “follows,” “likes,” and “re-tweets” from Coyote parents, teachers, staff, coaches, and students, as well as MoHi organizations!

Social media is a great place to quickly catch up and connect on what is happening each day at Monarch High School with sports, theater, government, the counseling office, and any PTSO events or activities. We post various school events, MoHi, BVSD, BoCoPreps, and CHSSA press, as well as links to educational articles, plus fun stuff in and around Louisville and Superior for our audience to read.

Now just think how cool your kids will think you are when you start using #GoYotes! For more information feel free to contact our Social Media Board Member, Cory Nickerson, at socialmedia@monarchptso.org.

School Attendance Boundary Change Proposed for Blue Sage and Eagle Place Neighborhoods

This spring, Superintendent Messinger intends to recommend to the Boulder Valley Board of Education that the Eagle Place neighborhood and future Blue Sage development ( Map ) which currently are designated to attend Louisville Elementary, Louisville Middle, and Monarch High, be reassigned to the attendance areas of Ryan Elementary, Angevine Middle, and Centaurus High schools. This reassignment would allow Lafayette residents to attend a nearby school in their own community and would provide relief related to enrollment growth at Louisville Elementary.

This proposal would affect future students and those changing levels (elementary to middle, middle to high). If approved by the board of education, the change would take effect for the 2015-16 school year. Students who reside in the affected areas and currently attend school in Louisville would be allowed to continue attending their current schools. This would apply only to the current school and does not extend to when students advance to the next level (i.e., middle or high school). Additional information is available on the BVSD website .

The Superintendent wants your input. A community open house is scheduled for April 30, at Ryan Elementary School (1405 Centaur Village Drive, Lafayette), 6:30-7:30 p.m. Staff will be available to answer questions. If you are unable to attend but have questions or comments, please contact Glen Segrue, BVSD Sr. Planner, at glen.segrue@bvsd.org or 720-561-5794.

The proposal will be presented to the BVSD School Board for consideration in May, with final action tentatively scheduled for June 9. Community members will have an opportunity to comment on the proposal at each board meeting. Board meetings are held at the Boulder Valley Education Center, 6500 E. Arapahoe Rd., Boulder at 6:00 p.m. Information about this proposal, including the May board meeting date, will be posted on the BVSD website at www.bvsd.org/LafayetteLouisvilleBoundaryChange.


Se proponen cambios en los límites de asistencia escolar para los barrios de Eagle Place y Blue Sage

Se proponen cambios en los límites de asistencia escolar para los barrios de Esta primavera, el Superintendente Messinger tiene la intención de recomendar a la Junta de Educación del Valle de Boulder que el barrio de Eagle Place y el futuro desarrollo de Blue Sage ( Mapa ) que actualmente están designados para asistir a la primaria Louisville, intermedia Louisville y preparatoria Monarch sean reasignados a las áreas de asistencia de la escuela primaria Ryan, intermedia Angevine y preparatoria Centaurus. Esta reasignación permitiría a los residentes de Lafayette asistir a una escuela cercana en su propia comunidad y también ofrecería una ayuda relacionada con el incremento en la matrícula en la primaria Louisville.

afectaría a los futuros estudiantes y a aquellos cambiando de nivel (de primaria a intermedia, de intermedia a preparatoria). De ser aprobada por la junta de educación, el cambio entraría en vigor para el año escolar 2015/16. Los estudiantes que residen en las zonas afectadas y actualmente asisten a la escuela en Louisville se les permitirían seguir asistiendo a sus escuelas actuales. Esto se aplicaría únicamente a la escuela actual y no se extendería a cuando los estudiantes avancen al siguiente nivel (es decir, intermedia o preparatoria). Existe información adicional disponible en la página BVSD website.

El superintendente desea conocer su opinión. Se ha programado una reunión a puerta abierta para el 30 de abril, en la escuela primaria Ryan (1405 Centaur Village Drive, Lafayette) de 6:30 a 7:30 p.m. El personal estará disponible para responder a preguntas. Si usted no puede asistir, pero tiene preguntas o comentarios, por favor envíe un correo electrónico a Glen Segrue, Planificador principal de BVSD en glen.segrue@bvsd.org, 720-561-5794.

La propuesta será presentada a la Junta para su consideración en mayo, con la decisión final programada tentativamente para el 9 de junio. Los miembros de la comunidad tendrán la oportunidad de comentar sobre la propuesta en cada reunión de la Junta. Las reuniones de la Junta de Educación se celebran en el Centro de Educación del Valle de Boulder, 6500 E. Arapahoe Rd., Boulder a las 6:00 p.m. La información sobre esta propuesta, incluyendo la fecha de la reunión de la junta en mayo, se publicará en la página web de BVSD www.bvsd.org/LafayetteLouisvilleBoundaryChange.

Monarch in the Media

Girls soccer: Monarch upends Boulder to even FRL mark

Girls golf: Elliott leading the way for Monarch

Boys lacrosse: Red-hot Monarch erupts against Boulder

Baseball: Monarch’s Soole stays dominant against Fossil Ridge

Girls soccer: Monarch nips Legacy with late rally

Boys lacrosse: Po, Rocco and Big Max fueling Monarch

Baseball: Monarch comeback short-circuited against Rocky

Track & field: Monarch’s Green shines at Mullen Invitational

Girls tennis: Monarch edged by Legacy

Baseball: Boco-area baseball update

Signing Day: Barlow vaults way to Cornell

Boulder Valley trying one-to-web initiative at high schools

Boulder Valley looking at Louisville Elementary attendance boundary changes

Track & field: Complete results from the Boulder County Invitational

Baseball: Soole homers twice in sixth to push Monarch past Legacy

Track and field: Monarch’s Green wins 1,600 title at BoCo Invite

Monarch’s Andrew Barlow has sights set on Colorado’s pole vault record

Track & field: News and notes from the Longmont Invitational


Are We Spending Enough Time With Our Kids?

We are all very busy with work, family, friends, sports, and other activities. But have you spent time with your students teaching them about personal money management? Do they have the skills to properly budget their money, balance their checking account, use credit responsibly, and know how to make wise financial decisions? According to surveys, 73 percent of college freshmen claim they were ill-prepared to manage their personal finances. This can lead to undue stress, fees, and debt.

Most parents remember the mistakes they made when they were young and claim that they wish that they were given the opportunity to learn about personal money management before things went awry. Giving kids the hands-on experience before they graduate from high school is essential to their future financial success.

Simply “banking” at the largest, the closest, or even the financial institution you’ve been with for years is not necessarily the best place to open accounts for children, because not all financial institutions are the same, and national banks do not have ATMs and branches in every state. A well-informed consumer considers the minimum balance requirements, fees charged, interest rates on loans and savings, and the number of ATMs and branches nationwide.

In fact, most experts agree that the best financial institution for those interested in banking locally, and obtaining the best value on financial services is to join a credit union. Historically, credit unions have lower fees, better loan and savings rates, more ATMs and branches where people live, work, and travel, and out-pace banks in satisfaction ratings, according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) surveys.

If obtaining the best rate when you borrow and invest, having the most number of free ATMs and branches nationwide, and working with a local and sustainable financial institution is important to you, then joining Boulder Valley Credit Union (sponsor of the Coyote Student Credit Union) is a wise financial decision for you and your student(s).

The student credit union located in the school has the tools to provide the hands-on education to help students learn the skills they need to make wise decisions. Student members enjoy the most advanced online and mobile technology and so much more.

The student credit union branch will close for the summer on May 1, 2015. If you are not currently a member of Boulder Valley Credit Union or the student branch, plan to stop by one of their branch locations this summer to discover just how much the credit union can save you and benefit your student. In Boulder: 5505 Arapahoe Ave. or 2667 Broadway. In Louisville: 800 Coal Creek Circle.

Have a great summer, be safe, and enjoy low-cost financial services.