Student Awards and School Honors:

Monarch Students Receive High Honors for
Academic and Artistic Achievement

Reasoning Mind Recognizes Two Monarch Students for Outstanding Achievement                
Reasoning Mind Houston recently honored Zach and Eddie, two of The Monarch School's awesome students. Zach and Eddie, were the first students to complete the Reasoning Mind 6th grade curriculum. Congrats to both!
                 

• Ed and Zach completed a combined total of 148 hours of math lessons.

• Their combined average accuracy on all lessons was 93%

• Zach and Eddie completed 100% of the curriculum before anyone else-- out of
   500 students across Texas.

Monarch Students received high honors in the Wells Fargo Student Art Contest

The 16th Annual Wells Fargo Student Visual Art Contest is inspired by the Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan. Cloud Gate is the name of the oldest known dance in China. Artwork with a distinctive Asian quality or characteristic was not required, but successful entries incorporated this year’s theme, Power of Positive and the design elements of a mandala.

          2nd Place:
               Lauren H.      The Monarch School

          Honorable Mention:
              David B.        The Monarch School

          Recognized Entry:
               
Rachel S.       The Monarch School 

The art contest is presented by Society for the Performing Arts in conjunction with Cloud Gate’s performance of Songs of the Wanderers in April at Jones Hall. 

YMCA Honors Monarch Student Intern

Leaders at the Brenda and John Duncan YMCA honored Ignacio “Nacho” Andrade recently, for his efforts in the campaign, volunteering and even his singing ability, at the Annual YMCA 2014 Annual Campaign Celebration  

Nacho is an intern at the YMCA check-in desk, and as a volunteer he greets guests and helps out at the front desk. He was able to encourage members and guests that came in to use the facility to donate to the YMCA's annual campaign. His efforts amounted to almost $1,000 raised for the scholarship program.

"Everyone who worked the campaign was so impressed and his excitement was contagious", said Gina Peterson, Community Executive Director of the Brenda and John Duncan YMCA.

Nacho also volunteers his talent by lending his voice and his incredible singing abilities to events held at the YMCA.

As a result of all his support, he was unanimously voted as our “Rookie of the Year” at the Brenda and John Duncan YMCA.

Monarch School Honors

No Place for Hate
 
Congratulations! The Monarch School has earned the No Place for Hate® designation for the 2013-2014 school year. 

Monarch School Featured in National Publication
 

The Monarch School was featured in The Center For Green School's publication The Whole-School Sustainability Framework, a complement to the Green Ribbon Schools criteria, and a resource to guide schools in setting the cultural conditions needed to support sustainability efforts. This publication made its debut at the Green Schools National Conference held in Sacramento, California in March, 2014.

Monarch Teacher Receives ExxonMobil Community Champion Award
Monarch Professional Educator Emily Roth, LMSW, recently received the Community Champion Award from the ExxonMobil and Volunteer Houston for her work in the Community Summer Job Program. Emily is the second in Monarch’s history to receive this award

         

Monarch Student In the Community: