March 2, 2019
Congratulations to Dr. Rachel Evans and Dr. Rhonda Booth!
Rachel Evans and Rhonda Booth have successfully defended their dissertation and Samford University awarded these two awesome educators their doctorate degrees.
Lady Trojans Are Regional Champs!
Your Lady Trojans are the 6A Girls Northeast Regional Champions!! The girls defeated Fort Payne 59-39 in the regional championship. They are STATE BOUND for the sixth year in a row! Congratulations, Lady Trojans!
Farrah Pearson, MaKenzie Hill, and Samiya Steele made the Regional All-Tournament Team, and Samiya was named Regional Tournament MVP. Samiya Steele was also named the AHSAA Female Athlete of the Week after she scored 20 points, swiped six steals, recorded three assists, and pulled down two rebounds in the regional semi-finals against Homewood. The sophomore was also nominated for Statewide High School Basketball Player of the Week. Congratulations to these outstanding student-athletes!
Thanks so much for all the support from the Trojan Nation! The Lady Trojans will play in the state semi-finals at 9 a.m. on February 26th at the BJCC in Birmingham. If the team wins, they will play in the state finals on February 29th at 12:30 p.m. Let's go, Lady Trojans!!!
JROTC Trojan Rifle Team Qualifies for Regional Championships
The JROTC Trojan Rifle Team has qualified for the Civilian Marksmanship Program Southeast Regional Championships at Anniston, AL April 2-4. A total of only 20 teams from the nine-state region qualified for this prestigious competition. The top nine teams from the Regional Championships will compete in the National Championships at Camp Perry, OH June 25-27. The Trojan cadets who qualified for the Regional Championships are: Garrett Benson, Elias Brady, Corbynn Conway, Jacob Harris, Cameron Hayes, and Colin Kelley. Congratulations!
DECA Students Place at State Competition & Qualify for Nationals
Congratulations to these students who placed at DECA State Competition and are eligible to compete at Nationals (ICDC) in May! Sean Overbey placed 2nd in Retail Merchandising Series. Donovan Larkin placed 2nd in Independent Business Plan. Nathaniel Lopresti placed 2nd in Franchise Business Plan.
Mrs. Salazar's third-grade students are learning about fractions. They went on a fun scavenger hunter around our school finding all kinds of fractions while looking for equal parts. They did a great job and realized that fractions really are all around us!
It's More than Play
Mrs. Edwards kindergarten kids enjoy dramatic play in their classroom. It’s not just playing, it encourages children to put themselves in someone else’s shoes, to think about real-life goals and dreams, as well as learning important social skills. They enjoy this so much!
Dental Health Month
Our students were visited by Dr. Powell's Hazel Green dental practice and learned all about the importance of proper dental health. No one wants those nasty cavities and we know what we can do to protect our teeth. A big thank you to Sherry Veal and her excellent presentation to our students!
Our second graders got a chance to meet Lady Liberty! They are participating in the Super Citizens program. They will learn about the importance of being a good citizen, the branches of government, our leaders past and present, the immigrants who traveled to Ellis Island looking for a better life, and our national monuments.
Kindergarten Celebrates Valentine's Day with STEM
Kindergarten students in Mrs. Douglas' class celebrated Valentine's Day with a variety of STEM activities, including stacking candy hearts and a spreading the love activity!
First Grade Virtual Field Trip
Mrs Colley's First Grade class has been enjoying learning about Presidents. Last week they took a virtual field trip to Mount Vernon to learn about George Washington. They were most excited about the kitchen being detached from the house and about seeing George Washington’s false teeth! Many of the students now want to visit Mount Vernon one day!
LFES Dances the Night Away!
Several hundred families packed the gym at Lynn Fanning for the annual Mother-Son/Father-Daughter Dance. The boys and girls dressed up and shared their dance moves during the PTA sponsored event. It was a fun night for everyone!
National Junior Honor Society
Donuts with Our Dearest!
Lady Liberty Visits
Elizabeth Kellerson a fourth grader and Isabella Byrd a third grader! Their art was selected for display at the Huntsville Museum of Art during Youth Art Month!
Tiffany Berry! Her painting has been chosen to represent our middle school at the Huntsville Museum of Art for Youth Art Month and the Alabama State Council on the Arts Congressional Art Competition.
PE Bowling Field Trip
What a great opportunity for our students! MCES students had a blast bowling!
Pre-K classes did a great job presenting their own Circus today!
Model UN Team
The MCHS Model United Nations Team recently competed at ALMUN VII at the University of Alabama. There were over 20 schools represented by approximately 300 students.
Megan Watkins was selected as Best Delegate in her committee.
Bryce Holt and Brady Marsh were each named as Outstanding Delegates in their committees.
In addition, the team won the prestigious Best Small Delegation Award. This is a remarkable achievement for a first-year team.
On February 15, the Tiger Battalion JROTC Drill Team led by Cadet Major Shawn Mallard and the Color Guard led by Cadet Captain Destiny Norman, participated in the annual Redstone Arsenal Sergeants Major Association Drill meet hosted by Hazel Green High School. The following Cadets participated: Cadet Captain Kloie Osmer, Cadet Captain Tuezdie Garcia, Cadet 2nd Lieutenant Katie Pugh, Cadet 2nd Lieutenant Omie Bolton, Cadet Sergeant Major Makayla Long, Cadet Corporal John Hartley, and Cadet Private Tristan Koby.
Valentine's Day Thoughtfulness
MCHS students certainly spread lots of love on this Valentine’s Day! Student Council members filled 125 bags of candy and created 125 homemade Valentines to share with our friends at Ability Plus. FCCLA members greeted our students at the doors as they arrived on Friday with smiles and candy.
Youth in Government
Race to the Moon
Parade of Readers
The EES Robotics team traveled to Tuscumbia to compete in Mountain Mania VEX Robotics competition, The ElectroGirls (ALL girl robotics group comprised of 4th and 5th graders) and The GalacticEngineers (ALL boy group comprised of 4th and 5th Graders) competed with over 30 teams and 6 rounds of competition.
Our ALL girl group was one of only 2 groups in the entire competition to score points on their autonomous programming challenges! Students competed on skills, programming, and driving. Our boys ranked 19th with an average score of 35 collective points. Our girls ranked 22nd with an average collective score of 33 points and ranked 14th in Skills. This was our first VEX competition!
Visiting Local Heroes
Endeavor’s Random Opportunities for Kindness club enjoyed visiting with some local heroes recently. Students had the opportunity to see and hear what our volunteer firefighters do to keep our community safe. The goodies and notes were a special way of saying we are thankful for our Monrovia volunteer firefighters!
Cafeteria Help Needed?
No worries! Jenny McAlister, Julie Parks and Marquetta Carter (not pictured) came to the rescue. They had a blast trying to keep the pizza trays washed before the next stack was upon them. “We thought we were Lucy and Ethel when those pizza trays were coming at us so fast we couldn't keep up!” “And at one point the trays were coming so quickly we accidentally shut down the machine. Whew! Gave us a moment to catch our breath!”
Celebrating Our Counselor
We are thrilled to celebrate our school counselor YOLANDA FLETCHER! Each day, Mrs. Fletcher serves our school by teaching guidance classes to our students, supporting those with social and emotional needs through individual or small group counseling or check-ins, and being a part of our school leadership team. We could not do what we do for students without Mrs. Fletcher!
Virtual Field Trip
The fifth graders in Mrs. Potter and Mrs. Lemley's class enjoyed being engaged with a virtual field trip for African American History Month and Women's suffrage for the Alabama State Archives.
Starbucks Menu Math
Starbucks menu math is helping Mrs. Matthew's 4th graders learn how to add decimals with east. Looks like so much fun!
Curators of this year’s wax museum, Gifted teachers Beth Garner and Laura Hall, assembled a fantastic selection of 60 current and historical people. Featured here are just a few famous African Americans, Women in History, and presidents.
Digital Learning Day PD at the Appy Days Cafe
Hosted by our LES DLP, Shemika Stinnett, teachers offered up an array of technological delicacies to our four judges, Mr. Anthony Thompson, LES Principal; Ms. Michelle Choate, LES Reading Coach; Mr. Tim Hall, MCSS Public Relations Director, and Mr. Keith George, MCSS STEM Specialist. Texas Roadhouse provided salad and bread for this cafe experience. Teachers also voted on their favorite grade-level technology integration presentation.
The winners, Second Grade teachers, Debbie Arnsparger, Mitzi Owen, Deanne Shields, Shemika Stinnett, Shannon Talley, and Mary Beth Woodall served up the winning app-smashing combo of Epic! And Flipgrid AR. The winners will be served Texas Roadhouse for lunch this week.
Engineering Week with STEAMWorks
Thanks to Karl Liggen from STEAMWorks in Huntsville, all grades were able to participate in age-appropriate engineering challenges. From building structures to coding, students were highly engaged
Sight Word Superheroes
We are so proud of our newest Sight Word Superheroes from Mrs.Travis classroom! Congratulations Haven Carter, Austin Steen & Austin Garrett! Way to go! Readers Are Leaders!
Supporting the Community
As of now, Monrovia collectively donated 444 boxes of mac and cheese. So proud of our Hawks engaging in service for our community.
Art With Heart
The Art with Heart Kindness Club came to school on Presidents Day ( also Random Acts of Kindness Day) to paint messages of Kindness in one of our school hallways.
We celebrated kindness week recently. Students showed kindness all week in many different ways. Some used post it notes to write someone a compliment. Others wrote letters to a friend, parent, or staff member. We had many random acts of kindness and lots of high five and fist bumps as well.
Scholars’ Bowl Success
Scholars’ bowl competed last weekend in the ASCA State Elementary Finals at Hoover High School. The Monrovia C team won 2 out of their three games against Austin and Smiths Station and fell short to East Lawrence by 5 points. Still, a great showing for our 6th grade team and Monrovia in general.Our Monrovia A team ( 7th and 8th grade ) won 4th. This is the second time that Monrovia has cracked the top 4 ever.
Tate Osborne won an individual award as the number one player in the state, ASCA's 2020 MVP award, in the 7th and 8th grade Middle School division.
Congratulations to each and every one of the Monrovia Scholars' bowl players that participated. They will soon be headed to Wallace State Community College for an invitational on March 27th.
Science Olympiad competed in Regionals at UAH. They finished 6th out of 21 teams and qualified for the State competition in Auburn! Way to go Hawks! They also got to take a field trip recently to Southern Research in Birmingham. They learned about green engineering & technologies using solar and wind sources.
(Sci Hawks 1)(Sci Hawks 2)(Sci Hawks 3) (Field Trip 1) (Field Trip 2)
National Merit Finalist
Presidential Scholar Candidates
Mrs. Sontag's 7th Grade Language Arts classes have been working on analysis and writing skills for the past month and a half. They have been journeying through writing packets in order to build their writing skills and writing confidence. Students are now taking their notes compiled from their packets and transforming them in to a typed essay that compares and contrasts a poem to an excerpt, all in relation to character analysis.
Oreo Cell Activity
Mrs. Kiel’s Biology students create edible cells with Oreo cookies and other edible decorations.
Learning about the Skeleton
Mrs. Machen’s students get in touch with their artistic sides in preparation for a quiz on the oral skeleton. Students create colorful skeletal models to prepare for the quiz.
Buckhorn Archery swept the Legacy Tournament
1st Alex Coons - 290
2nd Niko Menzel - 288
3rd Tyler Jacks - 287
1st Riley Foster - 284 (18 Tens)
2nd Alyssa Lane - 284 (15 Tens)
3rd Abigail Turner - 281
Buckhorn in the Community
Buckhorn High Army JROTC cadets helped put up and tear down the dog show.
It was a great experience for all of the cadets.
Collaboration in Mr. Ashby's 7th grade math class!
Congratulations to the December and January perfect attendance winners! Proud of these girls!
Great Leaders Help Others!
What happens when you have a friend in need? You just jump in to help out where needed. Thank you Ms. McCutcheon, Mr. Kennedy, and Mrs. Mullins for helping in the lunchroom by serving students!
We had a great time spreading the love on Valentine's Day! We also had our first Valentine's Day Family Dance was a huge success! A big thank you to our PTA for putting it together!
Card Shuffle Math
PE incorporated some math last week by playing Card Shuffle in the gym. Each card suite has a different physical activity. Students work with a partner to complete the activity depending on what card and number they draw. At the end of the game they have to add up their cards to see which group has the highest number.
Prime Time Challenge
During Prime Time last week 4th and 5th graders extended their learning of Quadrant I on the Coordinate Plane by creating an Ozobot path that passed through all four quadrants. They did an excellent job collaborating on this challenge!
Pre-K Students Learn about Dental Health
NMS 3K classes got a special visit from Alabama Pediatric Dental Association's Ms. Tatum. She showed the students all about how fun it can be to go to the dentist and how to brush their teeth very well.
National Breakfast Week
4K Journal Writing
We’ve got the best teachers! Going out of their way to locate and utilize new, research-based best practices to increase reading and writing skills!
Mrs. Souder’s kindergarten class been working hard on their writing! Lucy Calkins’ Writers Workshop introduces students to differing types of writing and most importantly at this age, how to simply get started putting a thought onto paper! For non-fiction writing, they visited the library, explored the components of a book meant to teach us about a particular topic, and then each chose their own topic to write about. These students continue to surprise their teacher with their creativity and ability to express themselves!
Studying Poetry Rhythm
Winning Doubles and Singles
What an amazing night for Julia Conwell! Julia is a MCVA student who is an outstanding tennis player. She works hard to be the best at whatever she does, that includes both school and sports. Friday night Julia won both doubles and singles and we just could not be more proud of her!! Way to go Julia!
Thank you Mrs. Kubik
We want to give a HUGE shout out to our MCVA counselor Jamie Kubik. She not only supports all of our students and helps them with decisions about which classes to take, which colleges to apply to and the paperwork that goes along with it, but she also supports the students at PACE Academy. On top of all of that, she is there for the teachers and staff when we need her. Mrs. Kubik is such a hard worker and has helped to build the Virtual Academy and make it a success-- thank you for all you do and for always being there for our family. We love you and appreciate you Mrs. Kubik!!
Way to go Ensley!
Congratulations to our 4th Grader, Ensley Parker on helping her volleyball team to start their season off to a great start. She plays hard and tries to keep her teammates motivated. Ensley’s team has fought back from being down to come back and win. She plays for Blue Water in Toney and works hard at home to practice as well. We are all proud of you Ensley and hope you have a great rest of the season!