High School

Let Your Voice Be Heard

September 29, 2014
To the Residents of Monroe,

As one of the ‘Since1871’ facilitators of Monday’s public meeting regarding the old Monroe High School, I want to again thank the city and school representatives that made the time and effort to meet face to face with the public: Councilwoman Anna Hale, Councilman Steve Black, Councilman Todd Hickman, Councilman Dan Clark & Vice Mayor Suzi Rubin (who arrived late but with a good excuse – she was helping interview for our new police chief). I also want to thank George Long, Business Manager for Monroe Local Schools & Brett Guido of the School Board. I don’t think any of them were prepared for the direction of the meeting or what was being asked of them.

Our tiny group formed just 5 days ago. We passed out nearly a 1000 flyers in 2 days. We blasted social media and contacted the press. In the end, we filled the community room with 50 concerned citizens, 6 elected officials and 1 paid staff. I am pretty darn proud of that effort. Read more »

The Crucible November 16 and 17

Arthur Miller’s The Crucible
November 16th and 17th 7:30 p.m. 
Monroe High School auditorium

$5 General Admission $3 Students 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 »


...to Courtney Turner (grade 12) who received a Gold rating at the FCCLA Regional Rally.  Courtney has qualified to compete at the state competition in Columbus next month.
...to Eric Stone (grade 9) for scoring a superior rating at the Regional Science Fair at the University of Cincinnati.  He is moving on to the State Science Fair at Ohio State this month. Great job Eric!

February Hornet Honor Students

Left to right: Assistant Principal Mr. Millisor, Bryce Hudson, Bridgette Wilson, Rachel Chapman, Mariah Simpson.

Basketball and Lasagna a Success for the Monroe Area Community Foundation

January 30 was a day filled with boys and girls basketball games in the gym, as members of the Monroe Area Community Foundation sold chances for theme baskets in the lobby and NHS high school students served lasagna dinners in the cafeteria.  During half time of the varsity boys game against Valleyview, the winning raffle ticket holders were announced.  The lucky few were:  Go, Play and Eat basket-- Leann Peck; Cofffee and Tea basket--John Singleton; Cincinnati basket--Matt Long; Hornets basket--Don Garver;  Valentines basket--Mindy Bauer; Family basket--Evelyn Muree;  boys' signed basketball--Will DeBord;  girls' signed basketball--Teri Reese.  The contents of the baskets were donated and assembled by the staff at Monroe Local Schools. Read more »

Lasagna Dinner at January 30 Basketball Games

Fans planning to attend the Monroe/Valley View games on Saturday, January 30, can also satisfy their appetites while there.

From 2-7 p.m., the Monroe Area Community Foundation will be sponsoring a lasagna dinner in the high school cafeteria.   Adults can purchase either meat or vegetable lasagna for $7.  This includes a salad, breadstick,  dessert,  and drink.  Pizza will be available for children for $4, which also includes potato chips, dessert, and drink. 

In addition, two basketballs will be raffled during half time of the boys varsity game.   One will be signed by them, while the other includes signatures of all girls varsity players. 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 »

Hornet Cheerleaders Bring Home Trophies From Ashland

Monroe's cheer squads attended cheer camp at Ashland University in late July, and brought home a large quantity of trophies, ribbons and honors.

The varsity squad was selected "Camp Champs," winning first place in both the cheer and dance categories. Natalie Combs, Taylor Jones, Taylor Moore, Autumn Turner and Rachel Williams also qualified for the "All American Cheerleader" competition.

The junior varsity squad received a 2nd place in cheer, and the freshman and junior high squads each won first in dance.

JV, freshman and junior high qualifiers for "All American Cheerleader" were: junior Jessica Slezak; sophomore Karli Guido; freshman Abbie Fierman; and 8th graders Raeven Davis and Malea Shinno.

Football Jamboree a Success for Both the Hornets and the MACF

The August 21 Hornet scrimmage against West Carrollton proved to be a winning combination for both the Monroe Area Community Foundation and the Hornet football team, who defeated the Pirates by a 48-0 score.  In coordination with Dave Bauer and the athletic department, all proceeds after expenses were donated to the MACF, which is a nonprofit, 501 (c) 3 charitable organization.  John Singleton and Gina Miltenberger, the foundation's executive director and development chairperson, planned the event and worked at the game, along with foundation members Glen and Jane Majors; Jamie Pierce; Joyce and Elbert Tannreuther; and Ron and JoAnn Tubbs.   Read more »