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Tag Archives: 2018-04-April

Teacher Mini-Grant Application & Selection

PTSO donors and parents or guardians are welcome to attend and contribute to our Spring Mini-Grant review process to support teachers and students at Monarch.

Date: Wednesday, April 25th
Time: 1 PM – 2:30 PM
Location: Administrative Conference Room

Our board is expecting several wonderful grant applications from a variety of teachers and departments. We will be reviewing and weighing the requests against our budget. Last fall we funded $6,000 in requests as follows:

• Little Rock Nine Foundation speaker, Carlotta Lanier, addressed the Juniors in US History on February 28th.
• Surface Pro Tablet to create flipped classrooms for AP and Advanced Chemistry.
• Funding towards a “book tasting restaurant” for students in Language Arts and Social Studies.
• iPods for all World Languages to aid in preparation for the AP exams.
• Movement Lab and Obstacle Course for the Adaptive PE students.
• Robotics class tools including an electrical motor, micro-controller, and joystick.
• 3D Glasses used in the library allowing classes to take virtual field trips.
• Wacom wireless tablet with pen for use in Math to present problems interactively.
• Respiratory Spirometers for use in Biology and Anatomy classes.
• ILC classroom items to create a space for students challenged by sensory input.
• iPads for use by Science and Art for digital lab stations and image research/design.
• Spanish Novels and Games for use in the classroom for free reading and creativity.
• Molecular Modeling Kits to demonstrate chemical bonding in Physical Science classes.
• Publication of the school literary magazine.
• Both MoVibe and After Prom support.
• Support and celebration of staff during Staff Appreciation Week with food, treats, and gift cards.
• Staff Appreciation meals during Parent/Teacher conferences.

You’re welcome to come and help the committee make decisions. We will meet in the conference room next to the Administrative Offices. Please send us an email if you’d like to attend. Hope to see you there!

Cory Nickerson and Lynne Wexler
PTSO Co-Presidents

Important New Safety Procedures for Visitors Started on April 2nd!

Monarch implemented new entrance procedures for all visitors entering the building during school hours effective April 2nd.

* In accordance with current BVSD policy, all visitors must check in at the front window of the attendance office and provide valid government issued identification to be verified prior to being granted entry into the building.

* Once identification has been verified, a unique visitor’s badge will be provided by front office personnel.

* After entering the building, we ask that each visitor properly display the badge on their outermost garment at all times for quick recognition while conducting school business.

* Those visitors who are not wearing authorized visitor badges will be asked to properly display their badges; and in those rare cases where a visitor cannot be properly identified; that visitor will be escorted by school personnel back to the attendance office for identification verification.

* Upon exiting the building, we ask that each visitor sign out and relinquish their visitor badge prior to leaving the building.

*District employees and volunteers with current BVSD/Monarch identification also will continue to sign in and be required to display their district/volunteer badges while they are in the building.

Thank you for helping the Monarch administration know who is in our building at all times for safety and security reasons. If you have any questions, please contact anyone in the school administration office.

SENIORS: After Prom Keepsake Photos Due April 15th & Posters Due April 27th!

Make sure your child is honored at Monarch High After Prom!

Visit the Parents page here  or email us at MonarchAfterProm@gmail.com for more information about Senior Photos and Posters. Posters have specific requirements. Easy photo upload buttons for keepsake.

Support After Prom to keep our kids safe on Prom Night!

Tickets are now on sale online here.

Volunteers needed, sign up here.

Donate Items, Cash or Lend an Item here.

Last, but not least, Save the Date for the AfterProm Open House

Open to our community, free of charge, it takes place on Saturday, April 25th from 8 PM to 10 PM. We open the doors right before our guests arrive, so that underclass students, their families and our whole community can view the finished work!

Free, Fun and Family Friendly! (but we will take any donations!)

We also welcome any volunteers to help set up, run the event and clean up. Sign up or donate at:  www.monarchafterprom.com.

Questions? Please email afterpromevent@gmail.com.

Tanya Stearns
Monarch After Prom President

Special Event for Incoming Freshman Families – Class of 2022!

In conjunction with Monarch’s 8th Grade Activities Night on Tuesday, May 8th, the PTSO is hosting a free event, designed to help incoming freshman with the topic, “What I Wish I Knew Before Entering High School”. 

Listen and interact with our student panel, comprised of Monarch students, who will share their tips on how to thrive in high school. Join us for either one of two 30 minute sessions starting at 7pm and 7:30pm... or stay for both sessions!

This is free of charge! Parents, guardians, and students all welcome to attend!

This event will represent the second of two student panels this year which also serves as the PTSO’s General Meeting for the second semester of the 2017-18 school year.

The PTSO raises money to support the teacher mini-grant program. This program provides approximately $12,000 per year for teaching tools and classroom supplies of which all of our students are the beneficiaries. To support the Monarch PTSO, please consider a donation online at: monarchptso.org.

Questions? Please email President@monarchptso.org. We look forward to seeing you at the event!

Cory Nickerson & Lynne Wexler
Co-Presidents, PTSO

Time for Boosters Annual Plant Sale!

Buy A Plant (or two) and Grow the Booster Club!

Spring has sprung! It’s the perfect time to start planning your outdoor plant needs and we have a great way to take care of that while supporting ALL of the incredible Monarch High School Student programs through the Booster Club’s 2018 annual Spring Plant Sale!

Anyone in the community is welcome to purchase through this great program! The more sales the more your chosen student activity directly benefits! All of the plants will be delivered just in time for Mothers’ Day planting and we have a wide variety of choices available!

You can place your order via the attached form or place your order directly online here.

Booster Club generously gives an incredible 70% of the sale profits to YOUR preferred group / club / activity or sport! This fabulous tradition is a great way to help raise funds and get something for yourself too! These fantastic plants are of the highest quality and grown locally for our climate by the renowned creator of the Hardy Boy Plants, Welby Gardens.

You won’t be disappointed with the longevity and beauty of these plants that will deliver beauty all summer long and then some (assuming you water them of course)!

Orders are due April 20th and plants will be available for pickup at Monarch on May 9th!

Michelle Horton
Booster Spring Plant Sale Rep

PTSO Drawing Winners for April Announced

This month’s winners are:

  • Izzy Lincoln –  PTSO VIP Parking Spot all of March
  • Tori and Kyle Sylvester – $20 Coyote Cave Boosters Gift Card

Participate in our PTSO drive for the 2017-18 year by donating at least $25 today and you could win a $20 gift card to the Coyote Cave (the Boosters’ Spirit Store) OR a dedicated VIP parking spot at the front of the school for an entire month next year. We pick winners every month and, if you donate now, your name will stay in the drawing for the entire school year.

Click to donate by PayPal at www.monarchptso.org or mail a check to Monarch PTSO, 329 Campus Drive, Louisville, CO 80027.  Your tax deductible donations are welcome all year long!

Cory Nickerson and Lynne Wexler
Co-Presidents, Monarch PTSO

Wanted: Booster Club Secretary

Do you have a student active in sports, music, theatre or clubs at Monarch? Do you work full time during the day, but have been looking for a way to give back to the school?

Consider joining the Booster Club as the Secretary of the Board!

Booster Club is looking for a Secretary to attend a monthly meetings held in the evenings, take minutes and send out e-mails periodically to the membership to help promote events and fundraisers. The outgoing secretary will happily assist with your transition, so you will have plenty of help.  This is a great way to have your voice heard and stay involved.

For more information about Booster Club, please visit the website here.

If you are interested in the role, please contact us and we would be happy to give you more details!

Paula Isaacson, President
Laurie Harford, Secretary
Monarch Booster Club

Monarch Poms Tryouts

The Poms Team Tryouts are just around the corner! The team is for any serious dancer and Monarch student (as of Fall ’18) wanting to be involved as a spirit leader and dancer for Monarch High School. If you are interested in being a part of a competitive dance team, we would love to see you at tryouts!

Important Dates:

April 16th – 19th Skills Camp (Optional): View Times and Dates by clicking here to visit our website.

April 19th – Parent Informational Meeting 6 PM @MHS Cafeteria

April 23rd & 25th – Tryout Clinics 5-8 PM @MHS Gym

April 27th Judges Day 4 PM @MHS Gym 

Brittany Brown
POMS Sponsor

Junior Achievement Stock Market Challenge

On March 14, Monarch’s Junior Achievement Team won 3rd in a field of fifty at the JA Stock Market Challenge.


From left – Ben Cole, Finn Murphy, Justin Kiss, Avery Golder, Connor Crouch, Sean Gazarik, Ben Fuchs.


Rudy Sumpter
Business Teacher
Phone/Text :303-257-5926

Visit your local Louisville Book Cellar!

We’re a new and used, full service book store on Main Street in Louisville (two doors North of the Huckleberry!).

Teachers receive 50% off used books and 10% off anything new for the classroom. When you buy a gift certificate for a teacher, we’ll match the amount in used books!

Students and Parents will love our trade program. Bring in gently used books for 50% off other used books in-store. Browse our extensive selection of early readers, chapter books, classics, award winners, and teen fiction.

Staff is always available to make personalized recommendations for your next favorite book.

Call us at 303.604.2880 for any information or to see if we have what you’re looking for.

The Book Cellar
724 Main Street
Louisville, CO 80027