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Monarch Receives National Recognition

headerThe National Association of Private Special Education Centers (NAPSEC) has awarded The Monarch School with its 2014 NAPSEC Award for Leadership & Innovation in Special Education.

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The Monarch School
Chrysalis Program

Greenstones Social
by Erik R.
Students in the Chrysalis program receive a greenstone for staying calm, being kind, taking good care of The Monarch School and having fun.
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Chrysalis Summer Program Highlights
Brazilian Arts Foundation shares culture and dance with students.
Skeeters baseball players visit Chrysalis Program for Sport-themed summer.

Butterfly Program

Graduation: Seven Monarch Seniors take Flight from Monarch Center

As seven Monarch School Seniors took flight and became the first group to graduate in Monarch Center, Faculty reflected on the impact the seven students
have had on them. Click here for more on this story.
Senior Photos and Senior Trip Video

Butterfly Summer Program Highlights
"Hands On Learning" with Woodworkers Club of Houston.

Life Academy
life academy

Life Academy Expands Business Role to Help Students Grow in their Relationship to the World of Work

Please welcome our new faculty to the Life Academy! Jenna Halseth, LMSW; Karen Porter, M.Ed. and Samantha Sanchez, B.S. join the Life Academy as Professional Business Educators. The new roles highlight the integration of Monarch core values into the businesses that help students grow in their relationship to the world of work. 
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Alumni News

---3rd Annual Founders'-- Alumni Day

The 3rd Annual Founders'-- Alumni Day was hosted by Monarch Institute for Neurological Differences in May. More than 125 people including 20 Monarch Alumni attended. Special Guest Speaker was Congressman Ted Poe. Click here

Share your Alumni stories. Send them to RHubbard@monarchschool.org and we will include them in our next newsletter. Click here for the “Where Are They Now” Alumni Update.

Monarch Diagnostic Clinic

Diagnostic Clinic Director Speaks at International Autism Conference

Bryant Shaw, Ph.D., Director of the Monarch Diagnostic Clinic was guest speaker at an international autism conference held at Universidad Iberoamericana (IBERO), in Mexico City.

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Monarch Training Center

Monarch Enhances Parent and Teacher Training with Circle of Security International (COSI)

In addition to Teacher and Professional trainings in the Monarch Methodology, The Monarch Institute is now offering parent and teacher trainings in The Circle
of Security which is a relationship based early intervention program designed to enhance attachment security between parents and children.
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Monarch Replication

Michigan Team Trains with Monarch during Summer Session

Training continues in Houston for faculty from Montcalm's Therapeutic Day School that opened in September 2013. The school is located on the historic and beautiful Starr Commonwealth campus in Albion, Michigan. 

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Monarch Therapy Services

Therapy Services Expands to Accommodate Community Needs

Monarch Therapy Services has expanded its offering and faculty to meet
student and community needs. Therapy Services offerings include DIR or Developmental Individual-Difference, Relationship-Based Therapy, Speech/Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Music Therapy. 
Therapy Services faculty includes Sharon Duval, Catherine Taylor, Sarah
Posey, Ann Schmitz, and Jamie MacDonald. Click here for more on this story.

Monarch Transition Services

Community Partners Enhance Monarch Employability Program

Monarch's Employability Program supports more than two dozen enthusiastic adults with neurological differences. Their accomplishments resulted in 10 wage earning positions and 17 off campus internships. In all, 26 students participate in campus internships, contributing to the daily operation of the Monarch Institute.

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Capital Campaign

Capital Campaign Update

We are proud and honored to report that we only need to raise $550,000 to close our capital campaign. Upon completion, we can shift our focus to programming, endowment, and teacher retention. We are so fortunate to have reached this point and with your support we can move to this important next phase. If you have an idea of an individual or a foundation that could help please contact Debrah Hall, Ph.D. dhall@monarchschool.org.


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Monarch Community News

Student Awards and School Honors

In addition to the 2014 NAPSEC Award, The Monarch School, students and teachers received awards and honors. Reasoning Mind Houston honored Zach and Eddie. Ignacio was recognized by Duncan YMCA. Wells Fargo honored Student Art Contest Winners Lauren, David, and Rachel. The Monarch School earns designation as Monarch No Place for Hate® and Monarch Teacher Receives ExxonMobil Community Champion Award. 

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Board of Trustees Spotlight

Meet more members of our Board of Trustees. Last issue our profiles included David Matthiesen, Grier Patton, Richard Bartell, and Glenda Dole. This issue we introduce Vita Como, Kearney Morgan, Mark Wertheimer, and Elizabeth D. More.

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Monarch Green Initiatives

The Monarch School Celebrates Earth Day 2014 with Green Campus
Tour and Unveiling of Living Building Studio Classroom

The Monarch School celebrated its 2nd Annual Earth Day Festival at the Monarch Institute for Neurological Differences, John M. O'Quinn Campus on April 22, 2014 and unveiled its new Living Building Studio Classroom. The Studio Classroom is the first project in Texas built to meet the requirements of the Living Building Challenge (LBC). To date, there are only five certified Living Buildings in the entire world. Click here for more on this story.

Monarch Campus Receives LEED® Gold Level Certification

The Monarch School earns LEED® Gold Level green building certification
making the entire Campus LEED® Gold certified. 

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Monarch Students Help Restore Marsh Grass in Galveston Bay Through Galveston Bay Foundation Restoration Program

Students recently planted cord grass in Galveston Bay that they grew at The Monarch School as part of a year-long marsh grass restoration program and interactive environmental education program with Galveston Bay Foundation.

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