James Monroe High School

Monroe's first ever Los Angeles City Girls Champion

Drama College 2017-18

BSU supporting Meet the Monroe Cabinet Night

Principal's Honor Roll 10th-12th Grade

Fall 2017

Magnet Reps

9th Grade Principal's Honor Roll for Fall 2017

All City Marching Band

Rose Parade 2018

JROTC All-City Drill Competition Champions 2018

Questbridge Scholar

Hipolito Vazquez

And the acceptance letters keep rolling in... 

Oswaldo Cota, Carleton; Amy Quintanilla, Wellesley; Elizabeth Lopez, Smith; Kyle Wisely, Occidental

JROTC Kimberly Garcia, Battalion Commander and John Barrales, Command Sergeant Major with CEO of Operation Grattitude

Academic Decathlon

Angel De Pacina and Moises Saucedo

Class of 2018 POSSE Scholars!! 

Prom coordinating meeting. Senior class officers looking sharp.
Fantastic Books and Where to Find Them--Book Fair! March 5-9 and March 12. In the library. Remember Vikings... Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be Responsible...


Parent Tools: (Part 1) Ten Actions All Parents Can Take To Help Eliminate Bullying

Bullying Special Edition, copyright 2012, www.education.com/bullying

The latest research shows that one in three children is directly involved in bullying as a perpetrator, victim, or both. And many of those who are not directly involved witness others being bullied on a regular basis. No child is immune— kids of every race, gender, grade and socio-economic sector are impacted. But it doesn’t have to be this way. As parents we have the power to help reduce bullying. Here are Education.com’s top ten actions you can take to help address bullying:

1. Talk with and listen to your kids—everyday. Research shows that adults are often the last to know when children are bullied or bully others. You can encourage your children to buck that trend by engaging in frequent conversations about their social lives. Spend a few minutes every day asking open ended questions about who they spend time with at school and in the neighborhood, what they do in between classes and at recess, who they have lunch with, or what happens on the way to and from school. If your children feel comfortable talking to you about their peers before they’re involved in a bullying event, they’ll be much more likely to get you involved after.

Recursos Para Padres: (Parte 1) Diez acciones que los padres deben tomar para enfrentar la intimidación

Fuente: Education.com Bullying Special Edition, copyright 2012 http://www.education.com/topic/school-bullying-teasing/
Guest Editors: Shelley Hymel, PhD, Amanda Nickerson, PhD, & Susan Swearer, PhD

Las últimas investigaciones muestran que más de la mitad de los niños son, al menos en ocasiones, directamente implicados en la intimidación ya sea como autor, como víctima, o ambas cosas; y muchos de los que no participan directamente son testigos de alguien que es intimidado regularmente. Ningún niño es inmune; niños de todas las razas, géneros, grados y sectores socio- económicos son afectados. Sin embargo, no tiene que ser de esta manera. Como padres tenemos el poder de reducir la intimidación. Aquí están las diez acciones que Education.com dice que puede tomar para reducir la intimidación:

1. Hable y escuche a sus hijos todos los días. Investigaciones muestran
que los padres suelen ser los últimos en saber cuando sus hijos han sido
autores o victimas de intimidación. Usted puede ayudar a sus hijos a reducir este riesgo con la participación frecuente en las conversaciones sobre su vida social. Dedique unos minutos cada día a preguntarles con quién pasan tiempo en la escuela y en su vecindario; lo que hacen en las clases y durante el recreo; con quién comen su almuerzo o lo que sucede en el camino hacia o de regreso de la escuela. Si su niño se siente cómodo hablando con usted acerca de sus compañeros antes de que esté implicado en un caso de intimidación, será mucho más probable que lo involucre en la situación después.

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News and Announcements

Monroe Wrestlers Make us Proud

Monroe's Lady Wrestlers finished the season in 3rd place with 3 girls qualifying for the CIF State Tournament. Angela Buenrostro and Cristina Santoyo finished in second place, qualifying for State. Yuridia Garcia took first place, making her Monroe's first ever Los Angeles City Girls Champion and sending her to State as well.

We are looking forward to seeing these young folks represent Monroe at the State Tournament!

Congratulations Monroe Wrestlers!!

Monroe Alum, Yesenia Ayala, Awarded Global Student Leadership Award

Yesenia Ayala graduated from Monroe's Law and Government Magnet in 2014 and went to Grinnell College. She has been blazing trails for first generation students of color ever since then. She is an amazing young woman and we can't wait to see what is in store for her as she graduates from Grinnell this May.

Monroe Seniors Making College Happen

Four Law and Government Magnet seniors have earned admittance to some our nation’s most competitive liberal arts colleges through early decision. They are Oswaldo Cota – Carleton College, Minnesota; Elizabeth Lopez - Smith College, Massachusetts; Amy Quintanilla - Wellesley College, Massachusetts; and Kyle Wisely - Occidental College, California. Congratulations, seniors, on distinguishing yourselves and our magnet program.

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Restorative Justice

Introduction: Teaching Restorative Practices with Classroom Circles

This manual supports the teaching of restorative practices and skills in your classroom. Restorative Practices are a framework for building community and for responding to challenging behavior through authentic dialogue, coming to understanding, and making things right.
This manual describes how to hold restorative circles in classrooms. It contains step-by-step instructions for circles that build community, teach restorative concepts and skills, and harness the power of
restorative circles to set things right when there is conflict. Using these methods consistently will help to create calmer, more focused classrooms. Teachers who use these methods often find that the overall proportion of time dedicated to managing behavior is reduced. This means more instructional time becomes available. It also means that students (and teachers) have happier, more peaceful experiences of their school days.1

Restorative thinking is a significant shift from punishment-oriented thinking. People, including students, who are invited into restorative dialogue are sometimes confused by the concept of “making
things right.” Their default response to the question “What can we do to make things right?” often has to do with punishment. It is said that “children live what they learn.” When what they have learned is that troublesome behavior demands a punishment-oriented response that is how they will live. But restorative practices invite different ways of responding. These new ways must be learned through experience. The activities in this manual give students the necessary experiences to support a shift toward restorative ways of thinking and behaving.

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Word of the Week

exploit- v. to make use of or utilize productively
                to profit unfairly or take advantage
exploit- n. a daring act; a bold deed
exploitation- n. the unjust treatment of another for selfish purposes

Upcoming Events

Performance Rehearsal (Hayes)
Date: 2/26/2018, 9 AM 11:30 AM
Location: Odin's
LAME Rehearsal (Hayes)
Date: 2/26/2018, 3 PM 5 PM
Location: Odin's Hall
Adult ESL Classes (Parent Center)
Date: 2/26/2018, 6 PM 9 PM
Location: Room 125
School wide Bandwith Testing
Date: 2/27/2018, 9:02 AM 10 AM
Location: School wide
Color Guard Practice (R.Gonzalez)
Date: 2/27/2018, 3 PM 6 PM
Location: Odin's

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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