William Monnig Middle School
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS PREPARATORY ACADEMY
HONOR THE MONNIG TRADITION:
I pledge to be the best of the best,
guiding a path of honor and loyalty,
working hard to achieve higher goals for the future;
I pledge, therefore I am.
• Prepares students for advanced studies in visual and performing arts (choir, band, art, theater, orchestra, dance)
• Offers a fine arts-infused education that includes life-changing experiences through field trips, guest speakers, visiting artists, and Master Classes
• Provides opportunities for students to share and polish their talents through student performances, community outreach activities, and partnerships with local fine arts organizations
Students can continue this course of study and receive preference in placement at I.M. Terrell Academy for STEM and VPA if this program is selected as their first choice, the application is submitted on time, and the student meets eligibility requirements.
A little about the history of Monnig Middle School
•School opened in 1952 with 359 students and 16 teachers as Monnig Junior High School.
•First principal was Ree Bostick
•Named for William Monnig in recognition of his long career of public service. He served for many years as a member of the Fort Worth City Council. He was also the member of the family of merchants who founded and operated Monnig's Department Store in Fort Worth.
•Monnig was opened in 1952 to relieve crowded conditions at Stripling Junior High School. By 1966, however, Monnig’s enrollment had reached 1655.