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El Monte City School District

El Monte City School District Hosts Reading Event with Panda Express

Shirpser School students unleashed a barrage of questions during the inaugural Panda Cares Reading event, asking Panda Express associates where they went to college, what they do and how many people they direct. Thirty-two Panda Express associates, ranging from graphic designers to accountants and construction managers, visited Shirpser on Sept. 18 to speak about career options attainable with a college education. Photos are available.

El Monte City School District to Host Author Visit

Frank Wright School is hosting a meet-and-greet with Jessie Janowitz, author of “The Donut Fix” and “The Donut King,” at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24. Janowitz will recite excerpts from her books, answer questions about her writing career and encourage students to read more and study hard to ensure high achievement. Frank Wright School is at 11317 McGirk Ave., El Monte.

El Monte City School District Students Craft Mission Statements

Students at El Monte City School District’s Rio Hondo School crafted mission statements to guide their year of learning as part of activities at Back to School Night on Aug. 29. The event helped familiarize families with the school’s teachers, curriculum and new and expanded programs for boosting student success. Rio Hondo’s Back to School Night also featured information stations, a portrait zone and classroom tours.

El Monte City School District Students Learn Courage, Responsibility

El Monte City School District students learned the importance of courage, responsibility and integrity after attending a series of assemblies connecting those virtues to the District’s social-emotional learning program, Leader in Me. Presented by Camfel Productions, a nonprofit that develops character-building programs and videos for students, the assemblies featured grade-specific videos on anti-bullying, the dangers of drug use and how to be responsible on social media.

El Monte City School District Students Receive Backpacks, Supplies

More than 50 Potrero School students jumped, cheered and grinned during an Aug. 23 assembly, where they received free backpacks filled with supplies such as pencils, notebooks and erasers, courtesy of Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park Medical Center employees. The El Monte City School District received 850 backpacks for students across its 14 schools. This is the first year that Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park Medical Center employees have donated backpacks and supplies to the District.

El Monte City School District Highlights Expansions, Support on First Day

El Monte City School District teachers and administrators rolled out red carpets, clutched colorful signs and cheered on droves of smiling students and parents, welcoming them to the start of the 2019-20 school year on Aug. 20. The District welcomed students and parents across its 14 campuses with information kiosks and orientation meetings about new and expanding programs to boost academic and social-emotional growth.

El Monte City School District to Conclude Back to School Nights

El Monte City School District will conclude its 2019-20 Back to School Nights with LeGore School on Wednesday, Sept. 4 and Cleminson and Wilkerson schools on Thursday, Sept. 5. Each event will run from 5 to 7 p.m. and allow families to learn about academic goals for the 2019-20 school year and tour campuses.

El Monte City School District to Hold Back to School Nights

El Monte City School District will hold Back to School Nights at Cherrylee, Potrero and Shirpser schools on Wednesday, Aug. 28; Cortada, Durfee, Gidley, Rio Hondo and Wright schools on Thursday, Aug. 29; LeGore School on Wednesday, Sept. 4; and Cleminson and Wilkerson schools on Thursday, Sept. 5. Each event will run from 5 to 7 p.m. and allow parents and community members to connect with teachers and staff to learn about academic goals for the 2019-20 school year and tour the campus.