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Advanced Band

Advanced band is Monroe's top musical ensemble and is open to 7th and 8th graders. Students give many performances during the year and it is a fast paced, fun, and intense class. Participation in the class is open to students that prove their readiness in class or by audition at the beginning of the year.

**(Mr. Mason’s Recommendation Necessary)

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After School

Monroe Middle School offers a wide range of after school options, including academic enrichment opportunities, sports, homework help, performing arts and more!  Some options are available through our Campbell Union School District Extensions programs, while others are organized by MMS teachers.  Details are available from the school office or by contacting the CUSD Extensions Department.

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Spend the year exploring your creative side.  Students will have two experiences in the Arts, Ceramics and Art 4.  Time will be split between the Ceramics and Art Labs.  Students will have the opportunity to look at and make art, applying techniques and skills using different materials.  During the year, students will study the elements and principals of design.  We will think about, talk about and make judgments on works of art, including our own.  Critiques are in both verbal and written forms.

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Monroe Middle School offers competitive sports for boys and girls; the sports offered are wrestling, cross-country, soccer, volleyball, track and field, and basketball. Sports try-outs are advertised at school and on the morning announcements. 

Competitive sports at Monroe Middle School promote teamwork, inspire leadership, and improve overall physical health. Participation in our school athletics program adheres to non-descrimination laws and Board Policy 0410.*

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The purpose of AVID (Grades 7 & 8) is to prepare students for success in high school and college. The course has strict qualifying standards, and helps students by teaching study and organization skills, strengthening writing skills, provides tutorial help via college tutors, builds leadership potential, teaches students to work collaboratively, and provides kids a glimpse at college applications and college life.  Guest speakers share their secrets to success, and students tour Bay Area colleges.  This is a class that will most definitely set students on a successful path.

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Music energizes and enlivens learning.

Monroe Middle School offers beginning, intermediate, and advanced band courses, and students have the opportunity to try a variety of instruments. Also, the MMS band performs in several afternoon events, local community parades, and regional competitions.  They are graded on a range of musical elements, including instrument practice, playing tests, written tests, daily participation, and performances.

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Beginning Band

Beginning Band is for students interested in learning and playing an instrument, including the flute, clarinet, oboe, saxophone, bassoon, trumpet, trombone, french horn, baritone, tuba, and percussion (drums).  There is absolutely no experience necessary.  Beginning Band will participate in several concerts at Monroe and the Campbell Heritage Theater.

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At the corner of Monroe and Williams, you will find a nice little school called Monroe Middle School. We finished campus-wide renovations in 2008 and boast 49 classrooms, a gymnasium/event center, updated science classrooms, an amphitheater, library, a cafeteria/multipurpose room and most recently,  professional learning center and school garden. 

Please click here for an interactive map of our campus created by one of our 8th graders for their exhibition project. 

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Do you like to sing?  Students will learn to read music, sing properly, and have fun working together.  No previous singing is necessary; all are welcome.  This class will teach students everything they need to know to sing in a choir.  Students will learn songs to perform and also learn about the history of music.  Music styles/genres will include everything from popular songs from musicals to 1950’s doo-wop to contemporary 'stomp' music and everything in-between!

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Clubs provide students an opportunity to develop their interests alongside peers and teachers. These student-based organizations generally meet during school hours, but may have extra-curricular components, so keep an eye on the calendar.

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Core Academics

New ideas. New concepts. New skills.

Educating students to their highest potential. That is our mission.

Middle school is when students explore core subjects more deeply and discover new interests and skills that may continue through high school and beyond. Our teachers provide strong core academic instruction through their broad knowledge of the subject matter, standards-based curriculum, and creative lesson design. 

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In the CUSD Drama Program at Monroe Middle School, we encourage children to strive for excellence through teamwork. Through live theater, students learn responsibility, discipline, and cooperation while building their confidence, self-esteem and an elevated sense of accomplishment. We provide engaging, high-quality performances for the audience and an outstanding theatrical experience for the cast.

Middle school productions take place every year. Information about auditions and this year's performance will be posted soon.

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