James Monroe High School

Questbridge Scholar

Hipolito Vazquez

Inclusive Schools Week, Dec. 11, 2017.

Organized by the Special Ed Alt Curriculum Teachers, Ms. Liberty Amos, Mr. Herrera, Mr. Aguilera, Ms. Chastain, Circle of Friends and in cooperation with the Leadership students

Finals Week: December 11-15, 2017! Be here. Be on time. Be successful!        

Spotlight

2017-2018 Exciting Monroe News

* We are Under Construction! The completion of our $13 million Robotics Lab, Digital Woodshop, and Media Center is moving along swiftly with an expected opening date of August 2018.
* Along with our new buildings, we are getting a state of the art Conference Center that we are excited to unveil.
* Monroe welcomes our New Fire Academy Magnet, opening up August of 2018. If you didn't get your application in during the first round, late applications will be accepted in February, 2018.
* Monroe's award-winning JROTC Program continues to be in high demand, providing community service all over Los Angeles.
* Monroe welcomes Ms. Lombard-Conley our new, full-time College Empowerment Counselor. Drop by G-1 to say hello and get started on your future. It's never to soon!

Vikings Kenneth Bautista and Julio Hernandez are on Fire!!

For the past 10 Tuesdays these two young men have been traveling after school to the Frank Hotchkins Memorial Training Center in downtown LA, where they have received training from the Los Angeles Fire Department to become official LAFD Cadets. Aside from being a member of our Engineering and Design program (Bautista) and a catcher for our Viking Baseball team (Hernandez) they've worked hard, studied, practiced, and trained both at School and with the LAFD.

Now they are assigned to Station 87, near Balboa and Devonshire, to work hand in hand with all the Firefighters there. If an emergency call comes in they can ride on the Engine/Ambulance/Ladder truck to assist. They will also be training young students from the community.

Congratulations to these two young men. They are proof that dedication and commitment can take you a long way!

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News and Announcements

Hipolito Vazquez Awarded Questbridge Scholarship!

The Questbridge National College Match offers one of the most selective scholarships in the country. It includes full tuition, room and board, books, and travel expenses. This year only 767 seniors across the nation were awarded this scholarship, valued at $260,000.Our very own Hipolito Vazquez is one of these seniors. He received a Questbridge Scholarship to the #1 ranked Liberal Arts college in the country, Williams College, in Massachusetts. A great big Viking congratulations, Hipolito!!

2017-2018 Parent Involvement Policy

The Parent Involvement Policy at James Monroe High School is developed jointly with parents annually and it is updated annually. The policy is distributed to parents of participating students and made available to the community. Click on the link above to access the Parent Involvement Policy in its entirety. This will be mailed out to all households on November 29, 2017.

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Word of the Week

"We know what we are, but we know not what we may be."
                                                     - William Shakespeare

Upcoming Events

Ohana Day
Date: 12/12/2017
Professional Development 1:38PM Dismissal
Date: 12/12/2017
Winter Concert Prep
Date: 12/12/2017, 8 AM 12:30 PM
Location: Odin's Hall
2017 Army JROTC 8th Brigade Academic Challenge
Date: 12/12/2017, 2 PM
Location: JROTC Building
Winter Concert
Date: 12/12/2017, 6 PM
Location: Odin's Hall

Healthy Start/
Wellness Center

Wellness Center Open

The Wellness Center and the Teen Clinic is open for vaccines, sports physicals and confidential services. Please see the nurse or visit the Teen Clinic for more information. If you haven’t been to the Wellness Center it is located next to the football field, with an entrance from the parking lot. It is open to everyone.

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