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 »

Christmas on the Corner Dec. 14 & 15

The Monroe Historical Society is hosting its 2nd annual “Christmas on the Corner of Main & Elm St.” event the weekend of December 14 and 15, from 5-8pm.

An old fashion celebration with both museums “at the corner” decorated in holiday style, the event features Santa & Mrs. Claus, caroler’s from the Monroe High School choir, the Monroe Methodist Church Children’s Bell Choir, a dazzling luminaria display, treats for the kids and lots of great photo opportunities. There will be a special “Winter Wonderland” exhibit and upstairs of the main museum will feature a slideshow of hundreds of photos of Monroe from the early 1900’s and a display of vintage Christmas cards and post cards donated several years ago by the Paul family.

Free to the public – all ages encouraged to attend! Street address is 2 and 10 E. Elm Street, Monroe, Ohio 45050. For more information or event schedule, call (513) 539-2270 or visit their website at www.monroeoh-historicalsociety.org. Special tours also available.

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 »

Academic Hall of Fame Induction May 14

The Monroe Local School District will host the second annual Academic Hall of Fame induction ceremony on May 14 at 7:00 PM in the Monroe High School Auditorium. This year three candidates are being inducted. Kenneth Tolliver, LMHS Class of 1974 and Gary Carr, LMHS Class of 1974 and as a posthumously inducted Honorary Member, Paul Bell, long time music teacher in the district.
The community is invited to attend and help honor these alumni and faculty inductees. A reception will follow.

Preschool Enrollment for 2012-2013

The Monroe Local School District will begin Preschool Program enrollment for 2012-2013 school year on Friday, May 4, 2012 at 8:00 AM. Enrollment applications may be completed at the district's Board of Education offices located at 500 Yankee Road. Please bring proof of residency, a birth certificate for a preschool age eligible child and a check for tuition deposit. There are a limited number of classroom seats so all applications will be numbered, dated and time stamped. Applications for children not on an Individual Education Plan will be accepted. Read more »

School Community Finance Committee Feb. 23

On February 23 at 7:00 PM in the High School Media Center, the district will begin work with a community finance committee. The purpose of the committee will be to provide support and guidance to district personnel for a district financial recovery plan. Please contact Lauree at 539-2536 to RSVP your attendance.

"Bye, Bye Birdie" March 23 & 24

Script by Michael Stewart, Music by Charles Strauss and Lyrics by Lee Adams

Conrad Birdie, an Elvis-like teen heart throb, has been drafted into the Army. In an attempt to rid himself of debt and to move on with his life his manager, Albert Peterson and Rose Alvarez, Albert's secretary and girlfriend, plan for Conrad to give one lucky fan a good bye kiss on the Ed Sullivan Show. Unfortunately, Kim MacAfee, the fan they pick, has just been pinned by her boyfriend Hugo Peabody. Conrad's presence brings chaos to Sweet Apple, Ohio in the form of screaming mobs of fans, Kim's put upon family, a very jealous Hugo and Albert's overbearing mother. The show features well known songs like “Kids” and “Put on a Happy Face.” Read more »

Jekyll's Hydes Presented by Monroe Thespians

Thespian Troupe 1709 and Monroe High School Presents

Jekyll’s Hydes

by Flip Kebler & Cindy Marcus

November 18th & 19th (Friday and Saturday) 7:30 p.m.
$5 – Adults         $3 – Students
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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 »