The Ship Has Sailed

Members of the FIRST Robotics team gather in preparation to watch their medical clinic be sent off.

Ali Harford, Howler Editor in Chief

December 1, 2015

As the sun started to set over the Flatirons on November 30th at 4 pm, members of the Robotics team were gazing at another amazing spectacle in the bus loop: their medical clinic being loaded onto the back of a truck to be finally sent to its destination. “We’re super psyched,” said senior Mon...

The Wonderful World of Wunder Wurst

Mrs. Stanley and Mr. DiCesare at Wunder Wurst 2015.

Flora Mai, Staff Reporter

October 23, 2015

Wunder Wurst ...many will now wonder what does that even mean? Wunder Wurst means Miracle sausage if you translate it from the German original.  Wunder Wurst is an event organised by the ASL and German classes, that takes place at the beginning of October to celebrate something similar to Oktoberfes...

Meet the Monarch Method

Courtesy of Monarch Library

Mailys Steiblen, Staff Reporter

October 1, 2015

After three years of hard work, reorganization, and dedication at the Monarch library Mrs. Gerrish is proud to present “The Monarch Method”. With ten years of experience being a librarian, and winning the statue of “Colorado State librarian” in 2012, Mrs. Gerrish came up with the Monarch Method...

Meet Monarch’s New Club: The Green Team

Meet Monarch's New Club: The Green Team

Rachael Jacobs, Features Editor

October 1, 2015

Mother Earth needs your help! There is a new club at Monarch: the Green Team. The Green Team is in charge of the garden behind the cafeteria, recently nicknamed The Jungle, and meets every Tuesday after school to discuss topics like Monarch’s carbon footprint and global warming. The club was create...

New Staff Members

New staff member Heidi Liles and  works on learning new skills for publications in the beginning of the year.

Sam Wexler, Yearbook Editor in Chief

September 18, 2015

The publications staff this year has a diverse group of new members who joined for all sorts of reasons. From being in a new country, to school and community involvement, to sheer love for writing and photography, this year's staff has a solid mix of team members.   Three girls were so excited to join publicat...

Summer Fun

Daisy Fuchs, Web Editor in Chief

May 18, 2015

As much as every student wants to pretend that their summer is “epic” and full of non-stop adventure, the truth is that every single kid has at least one, or many more, moment where there is absolutely nothing to do. No one wants to admit it, but it is the truth? But don’t worry! Louisville, Superior,...

Monarch Business Teacher Awarded for Achievement

On Friday the 10th, Rudy Sumpter gets up to speak at a conference. He put together a short acceptance speech to give that day. “I’m so excited and honored.” Sumpter said.

Kenna Early, Staff Reporter

May 12, 2015

In April, Rudy Sumpter received the Enterprising Teacher of the year award from the Colorado Council for Economic Education (CCEE). He gave a short acceptance speech on Friday, April 10 at the Colorado Council for the Social Studies Conference. Sumpter heard about the CCEE about 15 years ago when...

For the Love of Language

Photo courtesy of  Lauren Ortiz-Hunt

Samantha Thompson, People Section Editor

May 6, 2015

The National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y), is a program which provides scholarship opportunities to high school students or recent graduates to learn less commonly taught languages and gain experience through a summer, or academic-year long immersion abroad. NSYLI-Y prepares American...


Trophies on  display in the front of Monarch

Mckenzie Harris and Libby Bell

May 6, 2015

Seniors, you can vote for Senior Superlatives to be in the upcoming issue of the Howler! Be to put your vote in today! To vote click here, although note that in order to access it you need to be signed into your BVSD Google account

FIRST Robotics Puts Team First

Clark interacting with parents and students on the project’s “open house” day, August 18, 2014.

Daisy Fuchs, Web Editor in Chief

April 24, 2015

When building a robot there are many aspects and details that need to be thought over, everything from the electrical design to the programing to the mechanics. When Monarch’s FIRST Robotics team, Shazbots, receives their assigned task for their robot that year to perform, they must take all of this...

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