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Moving In !

With the completion of the Butterfly building and The Monarch Center, students and faculty moved into their new spaces.

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The Monarch School
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Student Creativity in two Campus-wide Projects Leave Lasting Impression

Students from all Levels were able to join in two very fun and important campus-wide projects this quarter! Students were able to contribute to the Living Building Studio art wall. Click here for more on this story.

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Voyagers Dress for Success and Practice Interview Skills

Monarch Voyagers dress for success, AND you can also count on them to strive for success in many other ways too.
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Challenger Achieves Boy Scouts Highest Honor -- Eagle Scout

Challenger Jack B. earned the rank of Eagle Scout. The Court of Honor Ceremony was held recently at Monarch in the new Butterfly building. Click here for more on this story and learn what Jack did for his Eagle Scout Project.

More Challenger/Voyager News: Art Field Trip and Reasoning Mind.

Life Academy
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Life Academy Students Hard at Work Selling Unique Gifts

The Monarch School’s Life Academy students have been hard at work creating unique, quality gifts and culinary delights for friends, families, and clients and selling them at area events. The Students sold their creations at the 2013 Arts & Crafts Bazaar at John Knox Presbyterian Church (and even sold an item to Mayor Parker), at the Hearts and Hands at Memorial Drive United Methodist Church and at the MMM Breakfast at the Westin Galleria. If you missed it, come to the Annual Holiday Sale, Thursday, December 5th and Friday, December 6th at the Life Academy.

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Alumni News
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Monarch School Alumni---"Where Are They Now" ?

Mason Flowers will soon graduate from The Art Institute of Houston with a degree in Web Design and Interactive Media. He currently is an intern with the Institute for Spirituality and Health in the Texas Medical Center. Sarah McCord is an intern at the Monarch Institute for Neurological Differences.

Hey Alumni, Have some fun updates? Share your stories. Send them to RHubbard@monarchschool.org and we will include them in our next newsletter. Click here for more on this story in the “Where Are They Now” Alumni Update.

Monarch Diagnostic Clinic
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Monarch Diagnostic Clinic’s New Home

On Thursday, October 10th, faculty of the Monarch Diagnostic Clinic moved into its beautiful new space in the Monarch Center building. The new Clinic facility contains a reception area, waiting room, office space for two full-time faculty, two dedicated testing rooms with an observation and records storage space between them, and direct access to a shared administrative conference room.
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Monarch Training Center
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Monarch Institute Hosts Panel Discussion on “Autism as Trauma”

The Monarch Institute for Neurological Differences hosted a Panel Discussion: “Autism as Trauma” -- Lessons from Trauma Models and Reasons for Hope and Resilience. The Panel featured world renowned Youth Advocate Larry K. Brendtro, Ph. D., Tara Devine, Ph.D., Director of Therapeutic Services for the Monarch School, and Bryant Shaw, Ph.D., Director of the Monarch Diagnostic Clinic. Click here for more on this story.

Monarch Replication
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Replication Program Update

Neal Sarahan, Ph.D., Director of Culture and Transition Services, Randy
Copas, Vice-President of Program Development at Starr Commonwealth,
Larry K. Brendtro, Ph. D., Dean of Global Learning Network meet at the Monarch
School to chart path forward for Montcalm School and Monarch faculty.
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Monarch Therapy Services
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Voyagers Collaborate to Create Their Own Unique Version of “Miss Movin’ On” by Fifth Harmony

The Voyagers have explored utilizing music to build community and relieve stress this quarter. Following a session in which they discovered one another’s musical strengths and preferences, a group of Voyagers collaborated to create an arrangement of “Miss Movin’ On” by Fifth Harmony. Click here to see video.

Monarch Transition Services
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Transition Homes Given Makeovers Inside and Out

Recently make-over and repair work took place at the four Transition Services Homes of the Monarch Institute. Click here for more on this story.

Capital Campaign
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Give a Gift that will Honor Someone for a Lifetime

Buy a brick or a paver for the Monarch Institute’s new campus! Commemorate a Cherished Loved One, Honor a Son, Daughter, Teacher, Classmate, Parent, Grandparent, Friend, Alumnus, Colleague or Pet. Promote your business. You are limited only by your imagination (and 13 characters per line). To make your permanent gift, please Click here and Place your Order Today!

Monarch Community News

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Miracle Makers Morning Breakfast

An extraordinary morning with stories of transformation.

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Innovation Reflections

Reflective table vases and trays created by students for the Miracle Makers Morning Breakfast are an example of the innovative way we develop new strategies. At the Miracle Makers Morning Breakfast, the students wanted to draw the attention of the guests to the center piece on your table. Click here for more on this story.


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A Great Beginning for the New Year and New Buildings!

Our annual Parent Volunteer Sign-Up Coffee was held on Wednesday, September 11th, in the assembly area of our new Butterfly building! Our 2013-14 wonderful Parent Volunteer Coordinators –Karen Barnhart and Maggie Ramos for Challenger/Voyager and Brooke Ernst and Karen Rezai for Novice/Apprentice - were terrific hostesses to an energetic and receptive group. Susan Rankin has agreed to coordinate our F.I.N. (Families In Need) program again this year. A special thanks for service was given to outgoing coordinator, Susan Pittman.
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Growing Campus…and Fleet

Not all of our generous gifts are monetary. This past summer, two of our families donated much needed vehicles to our growing fleet. The Kawaja family donated a six seat golf cart that runs on batteries. This has been a real blessing as we have expanded our campus and the distance between the buildings can be difficult to navigate for some of our guests.

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