What are those strange sounds coming from the band room? Does the school have a foghorn? Have whales migrated to Fairbanks? Those lovely sounds are coming from Pearson Clark and Jake Footit, my students of the week. Pearson and Jake volunteered to learn how to play euphonium in band, when we desperately needed some bass instruments and fewer percussionists in the group. They have always demonstrated a willingness to try something new throughout their musical careers in ICS and Monroe, and demonstrated quite a bit of courage by taking on this task. Both of them have worked diligently to improve and are progressing rapidly, performing well during rehearsals and on playing tests. Their efforts have helped the band sound better.
NEW Altar Server training will be offered for all Catholic students in grades 3-6, who have made their First Communion.
The training will held on Thursday, October 5th at 2:30 – 3:45 pm in Holy Family Chapel. Permission slip is attached.
Glenner's Long Board Academy
This certificate is good for a long board lesson for up to six in the Carlson Center Parking Lot with local celebrity Glen Anderson (Glenner). Lesson designed for ages 8 and up. Redeem anytime in the Spring or Summer of 2018.
2017 Jeep Renegade Sport 4X4
This popular HyperGreen-colored Jeep has a 2.4L 4 cylinder engine for exceptional fuel economy (24 MPG). Other key features include: side curtain front and rear airbags for added safety, keyless push button start, back up camera, voice command with Bluetooth, removable roof panels, and power windows and locks. Complete with 4-wheel drive, this is the perfect car to bop around town or go exploring down the Alaska Highway!
Bring your smile-Picture Retakes 10/11/2017. If your student(s) is on the Monroe side it is a Mass day-Polo Required. If you don't want your MCHS student having their picture taken in their polo, please bring another shirt. Students MUST change back into their Mass attire after their picture is taken.
For my Student Of The Week I have chosen Bruce Otey. Bruce was new to our school last year for seventh grade. I remember when he came in for his first day of school he looked like he wasn’t sure Monroe was a good choice. After he had a few weeks under his belt he looked so much more confident that he made the right decision by choosing Monroe Catholic Jr./Sr. High School. Bruce is kind and respectful when he needs assistance from the ladies in the office. He is a pleasure to have at our school! Thank you, Bruce Otey, for being part of our family
Senior portraits for the yearbook are due by Nov. 1. If you have not already taken a portrait or planned a portrait session, you should do so as soon as possible.
Portraits must be high quality, high density electronic photo files, preferably in the jpg format. The portraits must fit a 4”-square template and must be at least 300 dots per inch. Settings and backgrounds are up to individual students and their families, but the student should be the main subject. Photos with several pieces of athletic gear are not encouraged for the yearbook.
Parents or studio photographers should e-mail senior portraits to Ms. Bristow at firstname.lastname@example.org. If we do not have a portrait on file by Nov. 1, we will take one with the school camera.
Please e-mail Ms. Bristow with any questions. She can give you a list of portrait photographers who usually work with Monroe students.
My student of the week would be Parker Glaves. Parker is a library aid and has been very willing and helpful in keeping our library organized. Parker is the strong silent type and is reliable and careful with the tasks we ask of him. Above all he does so with a polite disposition. Thanks for your help Parker, Mrs Leslie and I really appreciate you!
I chose Kaleigh DeLeon as student of the week this week because of her hard work in the classroom. She focuses on her work as a student and encourages others to do so as well when they are members of her team. “Together we all succeed” is what comes to mind when I see how Kaleigh works in a class. History is her favorite subject as she loves to learn about the past and to talk about things people remember from earlier times. (But Biology is a close second!) Kaleigh has three very different dogs that she enjoys playing with, and her favorite shows are Dr.Phil and Judge Judy. Kaleigh also had an incredible summer… ask her about where she went and what concerts she saw!
So, this one was awkward, but Michael loves it, and it doesn’t really seem to say anything truly inappropriate.
My choice for student of the week is Michael Johnson because he has stood head and shoulders above his peers. He is a leader among leaders. I am also compelled to choose him because of what his classmates had to say about him, which I have included below:
Michael is a Really smart and a nice person
Best tutor ever to help with anything, very respectful young man
Michael was one of the decent Pokémon players in the U.S. for a short time
Michael saved a child from a burning building
Michael could've saved the dinosaurs
Michael can swim through land and walk through air
Michael discovered the male platypus has a venomous spur on its hind leg
Michael breathes in carbon dioxide and exhales oxygen
Michael presence makes the football team smarter
As you can see from his peer's comments Michael is a larger than life example of excellence and he is destined to change the world someday. I am truly impressed with his leadership in class and truly wish him the best for all of his future endeavors.