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Tag Archives: 2015-05-May

Monarch in the Media

Boys lacrosse: Monarch takes frustrations out on Lakewood

Baseball: Madden keys Fairview’s rivalry win over Monarch

Girls soccer: Broomfield’s Bambei sinks Monarch in OT

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

Daily Camera Athletes of the Week: April 28 – Isaac Green, Monarch track and field

Boys lacrosse: Monarch handles Fairview to improve playoff hopes

Baseball: Soole sends Monarch into postseason

Boys lacrosse: Monarch defies the odds to beat Mullen

Colorado high school baseball district seeding debacle overshadows playoffs

Baseball: Local squads hope to dodge weather, deal with seeding

Girls soccer: Monarch upset at home by Chatfield in 5A first round

Girls basketball: Hook resigns as Monarch’s leader

Track & field: Rain dampens track, not spirits at St. Vrain Invite

Baseball: Weather scuttles district tourneys

Boys lacrosse: Monarch’s upset bid falls short against Regis Jesuit

Daily Camera Athletes of the Week: May 12 – Max Wiesner, Monarch lacrosse

Baseball: Monarch pitches way to 5A District 3 crown

Track & field: Green, Mann shine in 5A 800 for Monarch

Colorado 5A girls track and field state meet results 2015

Baseball: Monarch pushed to brink after loss to Chatfield

Colorado 5A boys track and field state meet results 2015

Track & field: Monarch’s Barlow caps career with repeat pole vault crown

Boulder Valley grads say finding passions, new experiences let them make most of high school

Girls golf: Elements too much for Class 5A tournament

Baseball: Arm fatigue catches up to Monarch against Grandview

Make Financial Literacy a Summertime Priority

Congratulations to a very successful year! While so much was accomplished, many students did not have the time to open an account at the Student Credit Union. However, now that summer is upon us, experts say that we all should take this time to consider opening a credit union account – even seniors who are making the transition to college! Why?

We all have accounts at various financial institutions and feel they are adequate for our students and family. However, when you consider the long-term benefits of joining a credit union, switching makes sense.

Rising Bank Fees – It seems that every time we turn around, bank fees are on the rise. Banks focus on maximizing profits where credit unions are not-for-profit and return profits to its members with lower costs, better rates, and service. This translates to more money in your pocket.

Minimum Balance Requirements – Banks typically require higher minimum balances to avoid monthly fees. The Credit Union simply requires a $5 savings account balance, and there are no minimum balance requirements or monthly fees on checking accounts which include a no annual fee debit card.

Savings’ Rates – Earning the most you can on your savings is important, and what savings is all about. Credit unions are known historically for providing better savings’ rates. All Credit Union accounts are federally insured up to $250,000 by NCUA, and backed by the US Government.

Financing Rates – When it comes time to open a credit card account and finance a new/used vehicle, mortgage, or any other personal loan, credit unions are historically known for having better terms, lower rates, and retaining the servicing.

Locations, Locally and Nationwide – Our nation’s banks do not have ATMs and branches in every state and on/near every major college campus. Credit Union ATMs and shared branches are in every state and on/near every major college campus nationwide.

Lower Customer Service Ratings – For the past 20+ years, credit unions have out-paced banks in satisfaction ratings, according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) surveys. Your Credit Union is local, eco-friendly, and here for you today and tomorrow to ensure your financial success and satisfaction.

Become a well-informed consumer. As you can see, not all financial institutions are the same. Learning where you can maximize your savings and pay the lowest fees will benefit you and your family over the long run. Why pay more than you have to? Why not start saving today? Make a wise financial decision and join the Credit Union.

The Student Credit Union branch is closed for the summer and will re-open this fall, 2015. Plan to stop by a convenient branch location this summer to discover just how much the Credit Union can save you and your family. All family members are welcomed and encouraged to join. The Credit Union makes a donation to the Monarch High School PTSO based on the participation level.

Louisville: 800 Coal Creek Circle

Boulder: 5505 Arapahoe Ave. or 2667 Broadway

Questions? Visit our website at http://www.bvcu.org/coyotes , call 303.415.3504.

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

Steve Carr, BVCU Public Relations and Education Specialist, 303-442-8850, scar@bvcu.org

Boys’ Swim and Dive

The Boys’ Swim and Dive League Meet earned 4 State cuts in order to advance to the State Championship meet at the Air Force Academy.

The following athletes qualified in their events for States, as well as the four alternates for the relays. Congrats boys!

  • Jack Lacy – 200 Medley Relay, 100 Backstroke
  • Thorsen Milton – 200 Medley Relay, 200 Free Relay
  • Nate Johnson – 200 Medley Relay, 100 Butterfly, 200 Free Relay
  • Jasper Ramthun – 200 Medley Relay, 200 Free Relay
  • Cody Jeffers – 200 Free Relay
  • Caleb Gilmore – Diving
  • Brandon Wallace – Alternate for the 200 Medley Relay
  • Alan Ferrera – Alternate for the 200 Medley Relay
  • Peter Starbuck – Alternate for the 200 Free Relay
  • Sam Coyle – Alternate for the 200 Free Relay
  • The team finished their final home meet on 4/22 while honoring 11 seniors.
  • They finished sixth overall at Boco on 4/18 with an eighth in medley relay, fifth in 200 free relay, and diver Caleb Gilmore finished third.
  • The team finished eleventh overall at Mustang Invite on 4/25 with 200 medley relay 11th, 50 free/Thorsen Milton eleventh, diving/Caleb Gilmore seventh, 100 free/Thorsen Milton thirteenth, 200 free relay seventh , 100 backstroke/Jack Lacy fourth, 400 free relay fifteenth.

Congratulations for making it to States!

Community Connections: Resources for Kids and Teens

BVSD’s online guide, “Community Connections: Resources for Kids & Teens,” can be found at http://www.guide.bvsd.org. The goal of Community Connections is to connect the BVSD community with groups and individuals offering youth-oriented activities and services. Categories include academics and tutoring, health and support services, camps and classes, sports and fitness, the arts, teens, adventure, college planning, and more. We strive throughout the year to make Community Connections a valuable resource for fun, educational, and transformative opportunities for kids and teens. Learn more about Community Connections or discuss advertising options.

Marla Riley, BVSD Community Schools Specialist, 720-561-5977, marla.riley@bvsd.org.

Conexiones comunitarias de BVSD: Recursos para niños y adolescentes Usted puede encontrar en línea, la guía Conexiones comunitarias: Recursos para niños y adolescentes, en http://www.guide.bvsd.org. La meta de Conexiones comunitarias es conectar a la comunidad de BVSD, con grupos e individuos que ofrecen actividades y servicios orientados a la juventud. Las categorías incluyen aspectos académicos y tutorías, salud y servicios de apoyo, campamentos y clases, deportes y actividades para estar en forma, las artes, adolescentes, aventuras, planeamiento para ir a la Universidad y más. Durante el año tratamos de hacer de Conexiones comunitarias un valioso recurso para la diversión, la educación y para las oportunidades transformativas para niños y adolescentes. Para aprender más sobre Conexiones comunitarias o para discutir opciones publicitarias, por favor contacte a Marla Riley al 720-561-5977 o marla.riley@bvsd.org.

Monarch High School Teacher Rudy Sumpter Named Enterprising Teacher of the Year

Monarch High School teacher Rudy Sumpter is the recipient of the 2015 Colorado Council for Economic Education (CCEE) Enterprising Teacher of the Year Award.

Mr. Sumpter has taught Accounting, Business, Economics, and Marketing for 15 years after earning his master’s degree in business economics at State University of New York College at Oneonta. He has been a catalyst for the development of strong business/marketing programs in Colorado and works nationally on MBA Research & Curriculum Center’s PD Team. He established a High School of Business™ program at Monarch in 2008 (the first one in Colorado) and worked with a local sponsor to establish a school-based credit union.

Mr. Sumpter was presented with a plaque and a $2,000 award (sponsored in part by Great-West Financial) at the 28th Annual Colorado Council for the Social Studies Conference in April. On the program information about Mr. Sumpter at the event, the CCEE said they were “proud to acknowledge the talents, accomplishments and passion of such a fine educator.”

The Colorado Council for Economic Education works to promote and improve economic and personal financial literacy for K-12 students in all of Colorado’s public, private, and parochial schools http://www.ccee.net. Read more here

Sue Johnson Named Colorado and Nationally Recognized NCWIT Computer Science Teacher of the Year

Monarch High School computer science teacher Sue Johnson received an Aspirations in Computing Educator Award from the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT). The Educator Award is conferred upon educators that have demonstrated a commitment to encouraging young women’s aspirations in computing. Johnson was the Colorado 2015 NCWIT Educator and also recognized as one of 30 nationally from the State Awards.

Johnson and other 2015 Colorado Aspirations in Computing Award winners and runners-up were recognized at an Awards Program held April 26 at the University of Colorado Boulder.

Johnson was a software engineer and has been a teacher at Monarch High School for the last decade. She started the Computer Science Program at Monarch High School with a few students, and it has grown to a full-time program with a variety of courses for all students and many young women.

Learn more about Sue Johnson from her biography posted on the NCWIT website at http://www.aspirations.org/users/sue-11597. To learn more about NCWIT, go to http://www.ncwit.org/about.

Students Win National Center for Women in Technology Awards

NCWIT gives awards to high school girls for exceptional projects and work in computer science and technology. Below are the five Monarch High School students who were recognized.

  • Monica Mah (11) – National Runner-up
  • Kyra Slovacek (9)- National Runner-up
  • Megan Moore (12) – Colorado NCWIT winner
  • Jessica Filben (10) – Colorado NCWIT runner-up
  • Ellie Cameron (11) – Colorado NCWIT runner up

Future Business Leaders of America, State Conference

Great job to all of the FBLA students who competed at the FBLA state conference, April 22-25, in Vail! Congratulations to the following FBLA members who placed at the competition:

  • Garrett Weaver, Ben Hogan, and Jack Brynstad for taking second place in Sports and Entertainment Management
  • Roland Compo for his first place win in Introduction to Business and for becoming the new District 2 Vice President
  • Jack Ferry and Andrew LeBlanc for taking fifth place in Global Business
  • Taylor Ficker and Davis Wilkey for their first place win in Sports and Entertainment Management
  • Noah Gambee for his first place win in Help Desk
  • Minda Katilius for taking fifth place in Accounting II
  • Tiffany Shyu for taking fifth place in Public Speaking

Community Connections: Resources for Kids and Teens

BVSD’s online guide, “Community Connections: Resources for Kids & Teens,” can be found at http://www.guide.bvsd.org. The goal of Community Connections is to connect the BVSD community with groups and individuals offering youth-oriented activities and services. Categories include academics and tutoring, health and support services, camps and classes, sports and fitness, the arts, teens, adventure, college planning, and more. We strive throughout the year to make Community Connections a valuable resource for fun, educational, and transformative opportunities for kids and teens. Learn more about Community Connections or discuss advertising options.

Marla Riley, BVSD Community Schools Specialist, 720-561-5977, marla.riley@bvsd.org.

Conexiones comunitarias de BVSD: Recursos para niños y adolescentes Usted puede encontrar en línea, la guía Conexiones comunitarias: Recursos para niños y adolescentes, en http://www.guide.bvsd.org. La meta de Conexiones comunitarias es conectar a la comunidad de BVSD, con grupos e individuos que ofrecen actividades y servicios orientados a la juventud. Las categorías incluyen aspectos académicos y tutorías, salud y servicios de apoyo, campamentos y clases, deportes y actividades para estar en forma, las artes, adolescentes, aventuras, planeamiento para ir a la Universidad y más. Durante el año tratamos de hacer de Conexiones comunitarias un valioso recurso para la diversión, la educación y para las oportunidades transformativas para niños y adolescentes. Para aprender más sobre Conexiones comunitarias o para discutir opciones publicitarias, por favor contacte a Marla Riley al 720-561-5977 o marla.riley@bvsd.org.