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Tag Archives: 2016-04-April

The Literary Magazine is coming!

Keep your eyes and ears open for information regarding the distribution of the Literary Magazine this month. The Lit Mag publishes art and writing created by Monarch High School students. We had a record number of submissions this year so you are in for a treat! Copies will be for sale during both lunches outside the cafeteria.

Thank you!

Elaine Grace, CJE
Literary Magazine Adviser

Technology Students Excel at the State Competition!

The Technology Student Association students competed February 17-19th at the State TSA Competition in Denver. All did very well with Zach Alves, Niko Alexenko, and Kyle Winchell taking first place in Biotechnology Design and qualifying for Nationals in June.

Kristin Donley
Monarch High School and CU-Denver Science Department

From the Counseling Office

Course Selection

Course selection is now closed. Students who have not yet turned in their course request sheet (with signatures) or have not yet entered their course requests need to see their counselor.

Career and Technical Education Center

Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors: Check out all the Boulder CTEC (Career and Technical Education Center) has to offer.

Did you know? Most CTEC classes offer college credit and embedded high school credit. See your counselor for details!

Summer School On Line Classes

Information about online courses that are offered over the summer can be found at: http://www.bvsd.org/onlinelearning/bvsdonline/Pages/default.aspx.

Enrollment began April 1.

Summer School On Campus Courses

Information about on campus courses that are offered over the summer can be found at: http://www.bvsd.org/summerschool/Pages/OnCampus.aspx.

Upcoming Scholarship Application Deadlines

SENIORS: Many scholarships have upcoming application deadlines- plan ahead! Be sure to check with the scholarship organization to determine your deadlines. Order your transcripts at least a week in advance and request letters of recommendation a month in advance. Remember, if you order paper transcripts you must pick them up and send them.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid

FAFSA went live as of January 1, and seniors/parents need to submit it as soon as possible for consideration for many financial aid opportunities as well as many scholarships. Do you need help filling out the FAFSA? We can help! Come to the Post Grad Center for FAFSA support. Parents and guardians are welcome!

Remember: You must submit the 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 U.S. government).

ACT Colorado State Test

Remember, all juniors (who did not request to take the ACT with Writing) in the state of Colorado take the ACT on April 19. This test is free and students do not register online. These test results will be posted on a student’s transcript. Information about prep classes can be found on the Counseling Department’s website, in the Counseling Office, and online through Community Connections (A Student Resource Guide) at http://bvsd.org/guide/Pages/disclaimer.aspx.

Contact Information
Last names beginning A–D: Erin Gee, erin.gee@bvsd.org, 720-561-4207
Last names beginning E–K: Alex Cyr, alexandra.cyr@bvsd.org, 720-561-4204
Last names beginning L–Rn: John Vidulich, john.vidulich@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 new and improved MHS counseling website at http://www.mohicounseling.com/.

Alexandra Cyr
School Counselor


DECA Shines at State Conference

DECA took 74 students to the State Conference in Colorado Springs on February 21-23. At the end of the weekend, Monarch DECA had 37 State Finalist Awards along with 3 Honorable Mention and 19 International Conference Qualifying awards!

A huge thank you goes out to these wonderful people who supported all of the students as staff, parent chaperones and judges at the event.

Kent Rieder, Geoff Findley, Jerry Anderson, Eric Mororye
Mark Sibley, Dawn Lindgren, Marilyn and Richard Stansbury,
Debbie Reiman, Jodi and Charlie Ealy, Elaine Mah, Deepa McCauley, Eric Lindgren

**Special Thanks to Kent Rieder for managing DECA this year and Rudy Sumpter for his support along with all the teachers for their on-going support of DECA!!

District #1 State officer
Jenna Nguyen

1st Place Awards:
Carmen Connolly, Sean Connolly and Avery Ortiz-Hunt- Advertising Campaign
Alexis Pring and Monica Mah- Sports and Entertainment Operations Research
Ethan Stansbury- Automotive Services

2nd Place Awards:
Nick Banks and Brennan Kellner- Sports and Entertainment Team Decision Making
Roland Campo- Personal Financial Literacy

3rd Place Awards:
Sarah Holland- Hospitality and Tourism Personal Selling
Anna Nickerson and Taylor Ficker- Learn and Earn- Taste of Monarch
Brady Perry- Food Marketing Series

4th Place Award:
Anna Nickerson- Professional Selling

5th Place Award:
Delaney Elliott and Zoe Senteno- Advertising Campaign

Gold Level Student Based Enterprise Re-certification:
Paige Stockebrand, Jensen Fauver, and Ashley Childre

State Finalist (Top Ten)
Zach Sattler and Brecken Reiman- Learn and Earn- CU Invitational
Sean McGann and Garrett Weaver- Financial Team Decision Making
Sean Connolly and Carmen Connolly- Marketing Communications Team Decision Making
Grant Saunders and Jack Ferry- Business Law Team Decision Making
Jane Polyard and Garyn Grace- Business Services Operations Research
Matt Keenan and Sydney Lehman- Creative Marketing Project
Paige Stockebrand-Financial Consulting
Alyssa Ealy and Jenna Nguyen- Public Relations Project
Sarah McCauley- Principles of Business Administration
Matthew Houston- Principles of Finance
Alexis Pring- Principles of Marketing

Honorable Mention
Evan Anderson- Marketing Management
Allie Battreall and Sydney Sayers- Business Services Operations Research
Ashton Warman- Sports and Entertainment Individual

Congratulations to all of the participants and winners!

Zoe Sentena

Join the Coyote Student Credit Union

We all want the best for our kids including the best education, college, career, and so on. However, enjoying the best does not always have to cost more. Earning more on savings, and paying lower fees and financing rates means saving more over the long run and isn’t that what it’s all about? Help your student become MONEY $MART and ensure they will enjoy low cost financial services for a lifetime. Encourage them to join the Coyote Student Credit Union sponsored by Premier Members Credit Union.

Member/owners  enjoy free checking with no minimum balance requirements including a free debit card with double the number of in-network ATMs as well as branches that are available in all 50 states and not a limited number of states like banks. Parents and all family members are invited to join the credit union. The credit union makes an annual donation to the Monarch PTSO based upon aggregate savings and loan balances.

REMINDER: Apply by 4/15/16 for one of ten $2,000 college scholarship awards.

For more information, please visit www.bvcu.org/coyotes [youth] or contact liaison, Steve Carr, at the phone and email address below.

Steve Carr
Education Specialist, Premier Members Credit Union
303-657-7558 or scarr@bvcu.org

Track and Field Starts Strong

The Track and Field team is off to great start thus far with a few meets under their belt including a big win for both the boys and the girls at the Boulder Quad Meet. Monarch won the meet by defeating Fairview, Boulder, and Centaurus and earning bragging rights for another year.

One of the top runners to watch this Spring is junior, Isaac Green, who is coming off a state championship in cross country and will be defending his state champion in the mile. At the Boulder meet, Isaac won the 800 meter race, the mile AND the high jump.

The pole vaulters on the team are another strong part of the team effort. The trio of Max Manson, Sean Chen, and Cole Rowan swept first to third place in the first meet of the year with Max Manson setting a Colorado freshman record. On the girls’ side, Captain Georgia Reis and sophomore, Heidi Liles, lead the team. Heidi set a Monarch school record at the Boulder Snow Invitational in March, but it’s a record that may be broken again soon by these talented vaulters.

As always, the Monarch distance squad is fast and deep. The duo of Holly Bent and Audrey Lookner look to improve on their finishes at State last year in the mile and 2 mile. Liz Hogan, Hailey Leader, Samantha Wexler, Daisy Fuchs, Emily Hoffmann, and Abby Hein also look to contribute to the team effort. In addition to Isaac Green, the boys’ distance team will be led by Captain Ben Hogan, Charlie Perry, Will Dixon, Zach Litoff, Isaac Russo, Jack Herrmann, and Greg Hibl.

The state-qualifying sprint relays return all four runners in Chloe Bernard, Paige Overcash, Tatianna Cherry-Santos, and Danielle Honan. Other sprinters looking to contribute include Libby Moore, Brynn Bussanmas, Logan Burgess, Logan Berghoefer, Sean Gambone, Mitchell Waters, and Tyler Waters.

It looks to be a great year for the Coyotes awash with new faces as well as old and a lot of potential in all of the athletes!

Samantha Wexler
Track Athlete/Reporter

Boys’ Swim and Dive Team News

The Boys’ Swim and Dive team is off to a great start. The team of thirty athletes is led by senior captains, Jack Lacy and Danny Weinstock, and coached by Amber Sullivan. This year’s squad has the largest class of freshman in many years with twelve new Coyote swimmers.

The team has competed in several meets already including the Coaches Invitational over Spring Break. In the first meet, the Legacy Invitational, the team placed 4th with Jack Lacy placing 7th in both the 50 free and 100 back and Tanner Filion, freshman, placing 6th in 200 free and 5th in 500 free. In the second meet, the team lost in a dual meet to state powerhouse, Fairview High School, but featured great performances by new freshman divers who are both brand new to diving.


Priscilla Slocum Lacy
Parent Liaison

Help Support After Prom!

What is After Prom?
This year’s theme is “Star Wars”! MoHi After Prom, to be held on Saturday, April 16, 12a.m.–4 a.m., is an event designed to give our Monarch High School Prom-goers a safe, fun place to go after attending Prom. We need about 350 volunteers to organize entertainment, games, food, and prizes designed to entice the kids to stay all night so that our students and their dates have a safe, alcohol-free environment in which to hang out after Prom.

Sign Up Here to Help!

  • Do you like to decorate?
  • Want to be a black jack dealer?
  • Can you help with food service?
  • Do you need National Honor Society or other volunteer service hours?

Your student need not attend Prom to help!

Students can get lots of volunteer service hours for NHS and other clubs.

This is a community effort and we are looking for volunteer talent to build props, donate food and prizes, and MUCH more.

We need your help. Please sign up today!

* Volunteer sign-ups: HERE

* Donate food, prizes, cash or lend items: HERE

Class of 2016 Senior Posters Information
Parents of seniors: start getting photos ready for your student’s very special senior poster.
We hope that each senior will have a poster made by family members to help say congratulations on display at AfterProm.
Deadlines, ideas, and more information can be found HERE.

Can Your Business Sponsor?
We are appreciative of any donations and recognize donors on Facebook, Twitter, and on our website. We also feature our sponsors during our Community Open House as well as in a full page advertisement in the Colorado Hometown Weekly and the Boulder Daily Camera. CAPPA (Community After Prom Parents’ Association) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, and our event is 100% funded by community donations.

Community Invited to Open House
We also host an Open House from 8-10 p.m., right before our guests arrive, so that underclass students, their families, and our community can view the finished work. View last year’s video here.

We need your help to make this a success for the kids in our community! For more information contact Sharon Reese at afterpromevent@gmail.com or visit our website at www.afterpromevent.org.

Thank you!

Sharon Reese
MoHi After Prom President

Haircuts at Supercuts Mean Donations to MoHi After Prom!

The new owners of Supercuts in Superior are offering an amazing opportunity! Get a haircut at Supercuts and a portion of each haircut will be donated toward Monarch High School After Prom!

Dates: Offer valid from March 14 – April 16th
Location: 602 Center Drive, Suite D next to Target in Superior Marketplace.
Services include: cuts, color, styling, conditioning treatments, and waxing!

Mention at check out that you’re there to support Monarch High School After Prom and $4 of your haircut will be donated toward this terrific event! Students, parents, teachers – all school supporters welcome! (Offer not valid with any other discounts/coupons/promotions.) For more information, please see the attached flyer.

Supercuts at Superior Marketplace is now locally owned and operated, and wants to make a difference in our community! Come meet the new stylists and check out the refreshed salon interior while supporting Monarch After Prom.

There are 3 easy ways to check in ahead of time! Please take advantage of this great opportunity!

1. Supercuts Mobile App – Text 667788 to download the app
2. Online – Supercuts.com (make sure to select the Superior Marketplace location)
3. Phone – Call 303-543-0072

Thanks for your support.

Sharon Reese
MoHi After Prom President