Open Enrollment Deadline

The Monroe Local School District will be offering open enrollment for grades 1-12. There are limited spaces available for each grade level. All students will be selected on a first come, first serve basis. Students accepted as open enrollment students will have the opportunity to remain in Monroe Local Schools throughout their school years in accordance with district policy and guidelines. Open enrollment packets are available beginning April 1, 2011 at 8:00 AM at 500 Yankee Road. No packets will be accepted at the building level or distributed before April 1 at 8:00 AM. Read more »

“President’s Award” Board Scholarship

The President’s Award honors a Monroe High School graduating senior(s) who has shown outstanding character and leadership while attending school.  The student(s) has effectively used his or her time and skills to benefit the community and school.   A scholarship in the amount of $500 will be awarded to assist with future educational expenses, and an honorary plaque will be displayed in the main street lobby of the high school.  
To be eligible, a nominee must meet the following criteria:
• MLS district Senior who attends Monroe High school, Greentree Academy, or Butler Tech
• Minimum GPA of 2.75
• Desire to continue education after high school.
The applicant must be nominated by another individual who feels the applicant’s strength of character and leadership are an inspiration.  While academic standards are required, equal weight will be given to community involvement, personal accomplishments, and employment history if applicable.   Read more »

A Parent's Role for Success in School

by Sandy Kalisewicz, Monroe Elementary

It is team time!   Time for the most important team, the educational team with the goal of making your child's school year outstandingly successful. Just as a sports team, make sure your child comes to school with the supplies, equipment needed and the attitude of a winner.

To make sure your child gets off to a good start:   Read more »

Moms Supporting Monroe

submitted by Amie Earls

To Fellow Monroe Moms,

 I would like to invite you to join Moms Supporting Monroe, a group formed to represent Monroe Moms who are in support of the levy. 

 In November, citizens of Monroe will go to the polls to vote on a levy that will impact our community, our schools and our children.  It is imperative for the voters to understand that they will not be paying any additional tax dollars with the passage of this levy.  As the mothers of Monroe students, I feel that we are the ones with the most at stake and that our voices are strong and deserve to be heard. Read more »

Band Sponsors Needed

submitted by Cinda Pelfrey

The Fighting Hornet Band Department is looking ahead to making two major purchases. We are in need of new uniforms and repairs/repainting for the band trailer. Our uniforms are over 10 years old and are showing the wear and tear that is no longer repairable. The trailer is essential for transporting instruments and supplies to football games, parades and competitions. As you can guess, these projects are a very large expense, especially for a small school with a limited budget.

We are seeking sponsors to help us with our goals. New uniforms cost approximately $400 each and the trailer repairs/repainting is a little over $3500. In order to meet these needs we need to raise $23,500. We are offering to our sponsors numerous advertising options for their support. Read more »

Substitute Levy may be on Ballot this year

With a $1.5 million Emergency Levy needing renewal before the end of this year, the Monroe School Board has a new tax levy option available to it. This new levy type, called a “Substitute Levy,” was recently created to aid growing districts like Monroe. In the past, school districts chose Emergency Levies because the taxes collected don’t reduce the funding provided by the state.

However, Emergency Levies collect the same amount each year. The $1.5 million Emergency Levy raises the same revenue as it did in 2000 with no allowance for growth or inflation. Even as the community grows, the district still collects the same amount. This means that the district must constantly come to the voters for additional revenue just to stay up with growth and inflation. Read more »

Scholastic Book Fair

Monroe Elementary School and Monroe Primary School will host a Scholastic Book Fair on March 31 – April 2.  Families and the community are invited to attend the Book Fair, featuring the theme: Lights! Camera! Book Fair!  A Family Night will be held at the elementary on Thursday, April 2 from 3:30-7:30 p.m.  The Primary will host a Family Night on March 31 from 4:00-7:30 p.m. and a Grandparent Event on April 1 from 4:00-6:00 p.m.  The Book Fair will offer specially priced books and educational products.  Book Fair customers may help the school build classroom libraries and improve children’s reading skills by purchasing books through the “Classroom Wish List” and “One for Books” programs. 

2009 Hall of Fame Inductees

The class of 2008 Hall of Fame induction ceremony took place on Saturday, February 14, 2009, between the boys JV and Varsity Basketball games with Bellbrook. Congratulations to these outstanding Hornet athletes!

Click to download a 2 page pdf file of this article. Read more »

Superintendent's Report - February 2008

by Dr. Elizabeth Lolli

Hello! I’d like to thank everyone for the warm welcome as Superintendent of the Monroe Local Schools. The past twelve days have been very busy, but very exciting!

Monroe has a proud heritage of supporting the city and the schools. The support and pride for the school system is seen each time one sees the new school campus on Yankee Road.

In March, the community is being asked to support the district by supporting Issue 10. This bond issue is part of the original master plan started when the district was formed. Read more »

Monroe Local Schools Bond Levy Informational Meeting

02/19/2008 6:30 pm

There will be an informational meeting regarding the Monroe Local School District's Bond Levy on Tuesday, February 19th at 1:30. The meeting will take place at Mount Pleasant Retirement Village in the Activities Building located on the corner of Northwestern and Indiana Avenues. The speakers will be Executive Director of Mount Pleasant, Stan Kappers, Superintendent of Monroe Local Schools, Dr. Elizabeth Lolli and President of Monroe Local School Board, Tom Leeds. Read more »