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Tag Archives: 2017-10-October

Big Thank You to Jimmy John’s in Louisville

After the PTSO’s dedicated dinner fundraiser on September 19th, the owners of Jimmy John’s (also Mohi Parents) generously donated $200 to the Monarch PTSO. We very much appreciate their support during our fall campaign to raise funds for the PTSO teacher mini-grant program.  To learn more about the teacher mini-grant program visit: HERE

Want to help? Please contact us at volunteer@monarchptso.org.

Cory Nickerson & Lynne Wexler
Co-Presidents, MHS PTSO

The Forum (MoHi’s Tutoring Center) Seeking Healthy Snacks for Hungry Coyotes!

Some students don’t have a chance to grab a healthy meal or snack in the morning before school. For some students, this can impact their ability to learn. The Forum, Academic Support Center, is looking for healthy snacks to provide to students in need in the Forum. Suggested options would include individual servings of cheese sticks, yogurt, granola bars, goldfish, fruit leather, cheese-its, etc.  Sign up HERE . Please drop off your very appreciated donations at The Forum between 8:30-3 p.m on Wednesdays.

Thank you for your support!

Rupali Hofman
Academic Support Services and TAG

PEN Events for October

Mohi PEN Monthly meeting – Join us Monday, October 9, 7:00pm @ Monarch in Administrative conference room.

Have your say in the programs/events hosted at Monarch. For more information contact Lori Dulberg at the address below.


Dyslexia Awareness Coffee Talk

October 16 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Join the conversation on the Complexities of Raising Dyslexic Kids!
Parents supporting parents with guidance from a panel of experts can be a safe place to explore whatever is coming up for ur child as they move through Middle and High School. Panelists include:

  • Kathy Sherman of Hillside School
  • Anna Stuart of BVSD Special Education
  • Marti Hirsch parent and member of BVKID
  • Marie, parent advocate from CO Learning Allies

Potential topics to explore:

  • Navigating 7 classes, 7 teachers and Homework
  • When to advocate and when to coach to build self-efficacy
  • Assistive technology, tips and tools for school success
  • Social-emotional ups and downs
  • Celebrating the strengths of a mighty “dyslexian”

Hillside School is hosting other dyslexia awareness events throughout the month visit: Hilltopics



How to Raise An Adult

October 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Break Free of the Over-Parenting Trap & Prepare Your Kid for Success:  A community conversation with best-selling author Julie Lythcott-Haims

  • 7:00 p.m.– Lythcott-Haims presentation, immediately followed by Q&A/discussion
  • 8:30 p.m.– Books available for purchase/book signing; refreshments
  • 8:30-9:45 p.m.– Space available for parent groups and book clubs to meet and discuss

In How to Raise an Adult, Julie Lythcott-Haims draws on research, on conversations with admissions officers, educators, and employers, and on her own insights as a mother and as a student dean to highlight the ways in which overparenting harms children, their stressed-out parents, and society at large. While empathizing with the parental hopes and, especially, fears that lead to over helping, Lythcott-Haims offers practical alternative strategies that underline the importance of allowing children to make their own mistakes and develop the resilience, resourcefulness, and inner determination necessary for success. Relevant to parents of toddlers as well as of twentysomethings— and of special value to parents of teens.

Special thanks to Dawson school for hosting this FREE event for the public.  REGISTER HERE is necessary to reserve your spot.

PEN Book Group Coordinator, Fawnda Hathaway, will be on hand to help organize groups based on Lythcott-Haims book.  A book signing will follow the presentation.

Lori Dulberg
Monarch PEN

Ultimate Frisbee Flying High

Nearly ninety Monarch student athletes are tearing it up on the fields with the fall Coed Ultimate Frisbee season well underway. The Coyotes are competing with two Varsity teams and two JV teams each week while also training and grooming a team of rookies new to the game. The Varsity teams currently remain undefeated, while the JV teams also boast an impressive record with only one loss so far this season.

If you’ve never seen high school Ultimate in action, we invite you to come out to campus on October 14th and 15thwhen Monarch hosts the 5th Annual MoHi Invitational Tournament. About 15 teams from a dozen Colorado schools will be competing throughout the weekend and all Monarch players – including rookies – will be on a roster.

The Coyotes will also enjoy some light-hearted competition on Saturday, October 28 at the Broomfield High School Halloween Tournament when they play in costume. Otherwise, you can catch at least one game a week on Thursday afternoons when our home teams compete in League games.

Please join us for a fundraiser on Tuesday, October 24th at Chipotle from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  Just mention you are there to support Monarch Ultimate and our team will receive a portion of all proceeds from the restaurant. Thank you, Chipotle!!!.

Our season will wrap up during the weekend of November 11 -12 at the State Tournament at Broomfield Commons.’Sko Yotes!

Raili Filion
Ultimate Frisbee Parent Representative


Monarch After Prom Committee is group of parents who plan and host a safe, fun, substance-free event for our high school students every year. We lost several Committee Leads last year due to Committee Leads with graduating seniors.  We are seeking all skill levels to fill these lead positions.  Parents of freshmen and sophomore students are needed to learn the ropes to make this a great event when your child is a junior or senior.

Creative, Organized, Flare for FUN, Eclectic, Social, Inspirational,
Marketing, Project Management, Community Outreach, Friendly, or Shy.
Anyone who wants to make a difference for our students.

Current Committee Lead Positions Available:

(Don’t worry, we have mentors for each position)

Online Sign Up Form

 Fundraising: Contact community sponsors to solicit donations. We have a list of all our donors from years past.
Open House: Help organize our Open House the night of the event.
Volunteer Coordinator: Help keep track of volunteers and greet them on the day of the event.
Are you CRAFTY?

We have several tasks or positions for people who like to make or build things!
Drawing | Painting | Building | Sewing | Gluing | Baking | Decorating!

Many of these tasks are things you can do at home.

Meetings – We meet a couple of times in the fall and more regularly beginning in February.  Our After Prom Informational meeting is Tuesday, October 10th.

Contact Us
Click here to fill out the Volunteer Sign Up Form
Or email us with any questions: MonarchAfterProm@gmail.com
Check out our website for more information:  MonarchAfterProm.org

Thank you!

Tanya Stearns, Nanette Zeile , Kathi Oke
After Prom Co-Chairs

Monarch Boys’ Golf Season Comes to End

Boys’ golf will have completed a successful 2017 season by the time this article comes to print.  The varsity competed in ten tournaments, finishing 3-4th in invitationals and concluded league play in 6th place out of 13 teams.

Monarch Boy’s went on to place second at the CHSAA Northern Regional gaining an automatic birth for four players at the state championship which was held on Oct. 2-3 at Common Ground golf course in Aurora. Our boys’ were led by Senior Captain Spencer Daake, Senior Joe Waddle, Junior Thomas Volpe and Sophomore Brayden Weiss. They have dedicated themselves and gained the best team finish for Monarch Golf in the past several years.

Coach Michael Riley
Monarch Varsity Golf Coach



2nd Annual Latino Parent Summit October 14th

You are invited to attend the 2nd Annual Latino Parent Summit on Saturday, October 14 from 8:30 am to 3 pm at Casey Middle School! The event is co-sponsored by BVSD, Foothills United Way, Community Foundation Serving Boulder County, ELPASO, AMISTAD, “I Have A Dream” Foundation, Boulder Housing Partners and EFAA, and is a valuable opportunity for Latino parents in Boulder County to connect with the school district and dozens of local organizations serving our community.

The event will include workshops and community conversations covering many issues important to parents of young and school-aged children, including early support for reading and writing, understanding bi-lingual programming at BVSD, what parents need to know about discipline and bullying, how to talk to your children about drugs and pregnancy, the importance of parents caring for themselves so they can take care of their families, and many other topics!

Free lunch and childcare will be provided, and parents will have an opportunity to win raffle prizes! For more information and to register for the event, please contact Patricia Molina at 720-690-4531.

2ª Cumbre Anual de Padres Latinos

Usted está invitado a asistir a la 2ª Cumbre Anual de Padres Latinos el sábado, 14 de octubre de 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. en la Escuela Intermedia Casey. El evento es copatrocinado por el BVSD, Foothills United Way, Fundación de la Comunidad que sirve al Condado de Boulder, ELPASO, AMISTAD, la Fundación “Tengo un Sueño”, Boulder Housing Partners y EFAA. Este evento es una valiosa oportunidad para que los padres latinos en el Condado de Boulder se conecten con el distrito escolar y docenas de organizaciones locales que sirven a nuestra comunidad. El evento incluirá talleres y conversaciones comunitarias que cubrirán diversos temas importantes para padres de niños jóvenes y en edad escolar, incluyendo el apoyo temprano para leer y escribir, el entendimiento de cómo es el programa bilingüe en el BVSD, lo que los padres necesitan saber acerca de la disciplina y la intimidación, cómo hablar con sus hijos sobre las drogas y el embarazo, la importancia de los padres cuidando de sí mismos para así poder cuidar de sus familias, y muchos otros temas más de interés. Se proporcionará almuerzo gratuito y cuidado de niños; asimismo, los padres tendrán la oportunidad de participar en una rifa para poder ganar premios. Para inscribirse y tener más información para este evento, por favor comuníquese con Patricia Molina al 720-690-4531.

Maela Moore, MA
Communications Manager
Boulder Valley School District

Boys Soccer Continues to Build on Early Successes

The boys soccer program has sustained their momentum through the first half of the season. Varsity, ranked 11 in Colorado Class 5A, have a record of 5-1-1. Some of the highlights include two hat tricks by Thomas Volpe, over thirty saves by Hank Dalle-Molle while going over 500 minutes without a goal scored against, a double overtime draw with Fossil Ridge, and a hard fought win against Legacy.

JV, with a record of 3-3-0, continue to demonstrate growth and discipline. So far, the highlights include hat tricks by Noah Hubbard, Ryan Miller, and John Samuelson, a 9-0 win over Lewis-Palmer, a 6-0 win over Horizon, and 3 clean sheets by goalies Adrian Nii. Meanwhile, C Team has taken every opportunity to hone their skills and build team dynamics with an abbreviated schedule. With a current record of 0-4-1, the final score has rarely told the story of how the team overcame challenges to focus on player development.

Cheer on our soccer players with upcoming games including Thursday the 12th vs Poudre and Senior Night on Thursday, October 19th against Ft. Collins. Come out to celebrate these hard working boys and congratulate our seniors on their final season with the MOHI Coyotes. Free pizza and drinks to students wearing MOHI spirit wear on the 19th.

Michael Johnson
Coyote Boys’ Soccer Parent Representative

Students recognized as Commended Students in the 2018 National Merit® Scholarship Program

In addition to the four National Merit Semifinalists, fourteen students ar among about 34,000 Commended Students nationwide who have shown exceptional academic promise demonstrated by their outstanding performance on the 2016 Preliminary SAT/National Merit® Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).  Although they will not continue in the 2018 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.6 million students who entered the 2018 competition by taking the 2016 Preliminary SAT/National Merit® Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).

Congratulations to Cooper Anderson, Victoria Armitage, Oliver Campeau, Theodore Bayard de Volo, Avery Golder, Macklin Harrington, Lily Horst, Michael Katona, Ryan Mitton, Kyra Slovacek, Mitchell Waters, Tyler Waters, Treyton Williams, and Zoe Woods.

Jo Harpring
Monarch Counselor

Four Students Recognized as Semifinalists in the 2018 National Merit® Scholarship Program

Zikra Hashmi, Jonathan Inge, Emily Locker, and Connor Horn have been named as Semifinalists in the 63rd annual National Merit Scholarship Program. The nationwide pool of Semifinalists, representing less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest scoring entrants in each state.  Monarch’s outstanding students are 4 of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the country. The number of Semifinalists in a state is proportional to the state’s percentage of the national total of graduating seniors.

The National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and college scholarships that began in 1955. The National Merit® Scholarship Program honors individual students who show exceptional academic ability and potential for success in rigorous college studies. About 1.6 million juniors in more than 22,000 high schools entered the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2016 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®), which served as an initial screen of program entrants.

These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million that will be offered next spring. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship® award, Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition. The Semifinalist and his or her high school must submit a detailed scholarship application, in which they provide information about the Semifinalist’s academic record, participation in school and community activities, demonstrated leadership abilities, employment, and honors and awards received. A Semifinalist must have an outstanding academic record throughout high school, be endorsed and recommended by a high school official, write an essay, and earn SAT® scores that confirm the student’s earlier performance on the qualifying test. About 90 percent of the Semifinalists are expected to attain Finalist standing, and about half of the Finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar® title.

For more information about the competition, please visit NMSC’s website here.

Jo Harpring
Monarch Counselor