El Monte City School District

  • El Monte City School District Musical Theater Showcase Boosts Confidence

    Rio Hondo Elementary School fifth-grader Nicole Orozco said playing the sassy marionette Pinocchio in her school’s production of “Shrek Jr.” boosted her confidence in public speaking and allowed her to make new friends across several grade levels. El Monte City School District’s musical theater showcase features 11 of its schools putting on performances of popular works such as “Hairspray,” “Mary Poppins” and “Beauty and the Beast.”

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  • El Monte City School District Speech Competition Broadens Students’ Horizons, World Views

    Gidley School award winning orator seventh-grader Lauren Tran said she drew her inspiration from her father’s journey to America as a Vietnam War refugee for her speech at the District’s fourth annual speech competition. Tran and 25 other El Monte City School District students in sixth, seventh and eighth grades debated whether conflict improved everyday life on subjects including homelessness, the women’s rights movement and mental health.

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  • LeGore School Leadership Program Creates Culture of Confidence

    LeGore School sixth-grader Frank Rodriguez wore a No. 42 jersey in honor of former Brooklyn Dodger and civil rights pioneer Jackie Robinson as he conducted campus tours for parents and community members during the school’s third annual All-Star Leadership Day on March 22.

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El Monte City School District to Host Inaugural Tech Fair

El Monte City School District will host its first annual EMCSD Tech Fair, with a steam punk theme, celebrating technological integration plans and programs sweeping through the District. Students and teachers will share information with visiting parents and community members about how each school is providing hands-on access to new tech such as 3-D printers, green screens and coding classes.

El Monte City School District to host 11th Annual Band Festival

El Monte City School District will host its 11th annual band festival at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 21 at Durfee School, 12233 Start St., El Monte. The festival will feature toe-tapping melodies from band classes from Gidley, Columbia, Potrero, Wright, Durfee and Rio Hondo schools. This event is free and open to the public.

El Monte City School District Musical Theater Showcase Boosts Confidence

Rio Hondo Elementary School fifth-grader Nicole Orozco said playing the sassy marionette Pinocchio in her school’s production of “Shrek Jr.” boosted her confidence in public speaking and allowed her to make new friends across several grade levels. El Monte City School District’s musical theater showcase features 11 of its schools putting on performances of popular works such as “Hairspray,” “Mary Poppins” and “Beauty and the Beast.”

El Monte City School District Speech Competition Broadens Students’ Horizons, World Views

Gidley School award winning orator seventh-grader Lauren Tran said she drew her inspiration from her father’s journey to America as a Vietnam War refugee for her speech at the District’s fourth annual speech competition. Tran and 25 other El Monte City School District students in sixth, seventh and eighth grades debated whether conflict improved everyday life on subjects including homelessness, the women’s rights movement and mental health.

El Monte City School District to Host Speech Competition

El Monte City School District will host its fourth annual speech competition for more than 400 of its sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders at 9 a.m. Monday, April 15. Each student is scored based on a written essay and their presentation of the essay. Sixth-graders based their essays on the question “How can conflict lead to a positive outcome?” while seventh- and eighth-graders had a choice between “Without conflict there can be no progress” and “Conflict is necessary for a healthy democracy.”

Gidley School Underwater Robotics Program Nurtures Creativity

Gidley School eighth-grader Ying Lin said she loves being a mechanical engineer for her school’s SeaPerch program, which teaches students about building robots for aquatic applications, because it tests the limits of her imagination to find solutions for real world problems.

Gidley School Underwater Robotics Program Finishes 3rd at Regionals

Gidley School’s SeaPerch underwater robotics program took home two first-place awards and ranked third overall for demonstrating excellence in engineering against 26 area schools at the Southern California SeaPerch Challenge in Fullerton. SeaPerch is a robotics program that focuses on aquatic applications while teaching students about the different levels of engineering including concepts, process, problem-solving, teamwork and technical applications.

El Monte City School District Boosts State Dashboard Performance

El Monte City School District’s Cleminson School demonstrated growth in multiple areas on the California School Dashboard, a tool that gives parents, students and educators access to important school and district data. Cleminson students boosted scores on California’s English language arts (ELA) and mathematics tests. The school’s ELA scores increased 15.8 percentage points from 2017-18 while math scores increased 19.4 percentage points. Cleminson School students improved their performance on California’s English language arts (ELA) and mathematics tests, building on their strong performance in the previous school year. The school’s ELA scores increased 15.8 percentage points from 2017-18 while math scores increased 19.4 percentage points.