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Monarch Students Interview Mayor Parker About Houston’s Green Future

The First of a Two-Part Story by Richard Klein, Monarch Teacher, Environmental Educator and Monarch Students. On Thursday, April 22, three Monarch Challenger students, Ali, Declan, and Molly, had an appointment at City Hall with Mayor Anise Parker for an Earth Day interview.

Visit our website to find out how they got to City Hall!

Monarch Student Wins Honorable Mention Award in Juried Exhibition
Monarch in the Media
We are delighted to share that Kate Matthiesen, a Monarch student in the Voyager level of the Monarch program has been selected to show her art in the 27th Visual Arts Alliance (VAA) Open Juried Exhibition! Visit our website to read more about Kate and the exhibition!

Click here to enjoy KUHF’s recent feature, “School in Spring Branch Shapes Kids from the Inside Out.” and here to watch Monarch students promoting Lemonade Day on the Deborah Duncan Show!

Phase Two Begins!

The completion of the first building of our new campus in July 2009 was a “dream come true” for the whole Monarch community. With the generous help of many Houston foundations and individuals, the Chrysalis building was completed on time and within budget. Visit our website to find out about the next phase to build the Butterfly building and how you can help!

Local Geneticist, Friend of Monarch, Produces Breakthrough Work in Autism

We at The Monarch School are privileged to have had the preeminent Jim Lupski, M.D., Ph.D., world-renowned pediatrician and geneticist, in support of our work since Monarch was just the gleam of an idea. As a member of Monarch’s professional advisory board, he has given advice, reviewed grants, referred families and been behind us every step of the way. And now, his professional interest in the genetics of autism is drawing us even closer together professionally.

Visit our website to read this exciting story in its entirety.

Students' Hard Work Pays off with New Laptops
The Monarch School is well-known for supporting and participating in environmental events and projects. In fact, our school is not only big on “going green” but we are also one of the only private schools in the Houston area to be chosen to receive a portion of money from the American Forest Foundation: Project Learning Tree’s “GreenSchool!” action grant. Visit our website to discover how we invested the grant money!

By Monarch Challenger Students
Stazi, Michael, Hannah, and Carolyn

Lemonade Day Kickoff

Monarch School students turned ‘lemons into lemonade’ during their kick off to the national Lemonade Day, which was held on May 2, 2010. Monarch students manned their Lemonade Day stations on Friday, April 30 to create the ‘buzz about lemonade’. Four locations were established around The Monarch School area where the community could help each team succeed at their business.

Visit our website to read the story and to enjoy pictures and video of Lemonade Day at Monarch!

Challengers Contribute to Art Show

Monarch Challenger students have been hard at work in the art room this semester on a body of work based on Vincent Van Gogh’s paintings. This focus was in conjunction with the Young Audiences of Houston annual art show and artist residency. Diana Sanchez, a wonderful resident artist, visited Monarch and introduced Van Gogh to the students. Visit our website to read more and to see a slide show of the students’ artwork on display at TSU!

Monarch Student Wins 1st Place in Gymnastics Competion!
Lee, a Novice Level Student, recently participated in a Special Olympics gymnastics competition representing Biron Gymnastics. After preparing for a many months, she competed in floor routine, balance beam and spring vault at events in Houston and San Antonio, where she won first place overall.

Visit our website to read the rest of this and other Novice/Apprentice News!

We Love Our Parents & Grandparents
Our parents and grandparents are very dear to us. We show our formal appreciation twice a year, once in the fall and again in the spring. Visit our website to read the special way we honored them this year!
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