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Monroe Local Schools eNews - June 2021

That's a Wrap, Hornet Country!

Thank you to our Hornet staff, students, parents, and community for working together for a successful school year! With all the challenges the pandemic handed us, we are so proud of our combined efforts to keep our doors open and engage our Hornet learners in person and virtually. To be able to celebrate the annual end-of-year traditions, ceremonies, field days, and gatherings in person was especially rewarding! Have a safe and happy summer!

Congrats to the Class of 2021!

Monroe High School held its one hundred and thirty-fifth commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 22, at Hornet Stadium. With the health restrictions lifting, the graduating class of 190 seniors had the opportunity to graduate together in person as a class.


At the ceremony, the top 25 academic achievers were honored, as were students who achieved an Honors Diploma and seniors who earned a 3.8 GPA and above. The Class of 2021 earned almost $1.9 million in college scholarship offers.


Class of 2021 - Top 25 Candidates

Sara Crepeau

Jackson Francis

Olivia Freeland

Jade Gallagher

Andrew Garver

Shea Hardy

Caitlyn Hollar

Noak Kirk

Caleb Mostyn

Abigail Nichols

Emma Owen

Morgan Parish

Adam Ploeger

Avery Poe

Leslie Purtee

Isabelle Rawlings

Austin Rilling

Braden Tarin

Kelsie Tatro

Catherine Trent

Nathan Valdez

Lilian Volk

Kaylah Vorhees

Halle Wade

Macy Wade


View the graduation ceremony at: https://youtu.be/xRan0vpExfA

Monroe Local Schools 2021 Graduation Ceremony
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Enrollment Period for Virtual Learning Option

The MLS Virtual Learning option enrollment period for the 2021-2022 school year will be coming out soon. Monroe's virtual program for the new school year will be offered for grades 4-12.


Enrollment Dates for VLA: May 17 through July 30, 2021


Orientation and enrollment forms will be posted on the district website at monroelocalschools.com.


If you have any questions about the virtual program, please email Tammy Larison at tlarison@monroelocalschools.com.

Monroe's Summer Resource Site

We are pleased to introduce the Monroe Summer Learning Resource site. This site was built by a team of teachers to provide our students with options to continue their learning over the summer. It is organized by grade level and subject area for ease of use and includes many helpful parent resources. The link to the Summer Learning Resource site is located in several places on the Monroe Local Schools website. Please visit the individual school pages, the Student Resource Page under the Homework Help section, or the Parent Resource Page under Links of Interest.


Some resources will require students to log in to continue working on skills learned during the school year. They should sign in with the same credentials they used in class. If you have any questions or have trouble accessing any information on this site, please contact Andrea Carovillano at acarovillano@monroelocalschools.com.

Emergency Broadband Benefit Available

The Emergency Broadband Benefit is a temporary FCC program to help households struggling to afford internet service during the pandemic. Click on the link below for the flyer with more details.


Emergency Broadband Benefit

Youth Sports Camps Offered at MHS

There are several sports camps open to area youth this summer at Monroe High School. Details on these camps can be found on the athletic website at the link below.


Summer Youth Sports Camps

Monroe Track Renovations Slated for this Summer

This Summer, Monroe High School’s track will be repaired and resurfaced. The track renovation is expected to be completed by mid-August. The stadium will be closed for public use starting May 28 until the completion of the project in August. The tennis courts will be available for public use during this time and accessible via the gate at the south end of the tennis courts, closest to the baseball field.

College Prep and FAFSA Session Offered

On June 3, Karen Heavin from Heavin College & Career Readiness Services hosted a Zoom meeting for all current 11th and 12-grade students and Monroe parents. The meeting was recorded and can be accessed on our high school counseling website. The recording will also be posted on the Class of 2022 Google Classroom.


In this meeting, the following topics were covered: Applications, College Credits, Common Application, Essays, Teacher Recommendations, Timeline, Career Guidance, College Board. College Costs, Paying for College, 529 Plans, FAFSA, Changes to FAFSA, Scholarships, Student Loans, and Parent Loans.

Kindergarten Registration for 2021-2022

Monroe Local School District's kindergarten registration is open for the 2021-2022 school year. To enroll in kindergarten a child must be 5 years old on or before August 1, 2021.


Go to monroelocalschools.com and click on the "Enrollment" link on the top of the home page to follow directions to the OneView Portal.


If you have any questions, please call the Monroe Primary Office at 513-360-0700 or email either:

Calendar Check

Monday, June 28
Board of Education Meeting

6:30 p.m. - Monroe Elementary


Monday, July 26
Board of Education Meeting

6:30 p.m. - Monroe Elementary


Thursday, August 19

First day of school for students

Monday, August 23

Board of Education Meeting

6:30 p.m. - Monroe Elementary

Translation Now Available for Newsletter

Visitors to our What's the Buzz e-newsletter can now translate our newsletter into multiple languages. The translation feature is powered by Google Translate. Once you access the newsletter online, go to the top right side at the Accessibility Bar, and click on the "Translate Newsletter" link. A dropdown menu will be provided to allow you to select your chosen language.


Ahora la traducción está disponible para el boletín informativo

Nuestro boletín electrónico se llama What's the Buzz ahora está disponible en varios idiomas. La función de traducción funciona con Google Translate. Cuando acceda al boletín en línea, vaya a la parte superior derecha de la barra de accesibilidad y haga clic en el enlace "Translate Newsletter". Se proporcionará un menú desplegable que le permitirá seleccionar su idioma.