El Monte City School District

  • El Monte City School District Celebrates Parent Workshop Grads

    El Monte City School District celebrated the graduation of 15 parents from its Opening Doors workshop with a June 15 ceremony filled with cheers from their children, instructors and administrators. The Opening Doors program, called Abriendo Puertas in Spanish, is an evidence-based program that focuses on early childhood development and teaches District parents to encourage their children to stay happy, healthy and interested in learning.

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  • El Monte City School District Summer Program Encourages Creativity

    El Monte City School District’s science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) summer school program is teaching students to build, dance, sing and create, while promoting academic and creative development. The four-week program gives students a chance to craft milk carton windmills, build wooden bridges and act in musical theater productions. The program is available to grades K-7 and is hosted at Durfee, Wright, Potrero, Columbia, Rio Vista and Shirpser schools.

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  • Durfee School Hosts Energetic 8th-grade Promotion Ceremony

    Durfee School’s 169 eighth-graders were treated to a triumphant promotion ceremony, with more than 500 parents and family members sporting noise makers, air horns and posters with inspirational messages to celebrate their children’s academic achievements.

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Buena Park School District’s Corey School Celebrates 6th-grade Promotion with Lively Ceremony

Corey School’s sixth-grade students danced the “floss,” joked with friends and thanked their teachers for providing them with an educational foundation during their school’s May 30 promotion ceremony. The school’s 79 sixth-graders were joined by about 300 family members for a promotion ceremony at Thanksgiving Church in Buena Park as they bid farewell to their elementary school years.

El Monte City School District to Host Promotions

El Monte City School District’s schools will hold kindergarten, sixth- and eighth-grade promotions during the first week of June at each campus. On Tuesday, June 4, Rio Hondo School will host its promotion at 5 p.m., followed by Potrero School at 5:30 p.m. On Wednesday, June 5, Gidley School will celebrate at 5 p.m. and Wright School and Durfee School at 5:30 p.m. Columbia School will celebrate at 9 a.m. Friday, June 7.

El Monte City School District to Host Blood Drive

El Monte City School District’s child development program is hosting a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 4 at 2131 Loma Ave., South El Monte. Each donor must be in good health, be at least 17 years old and weigh at least 110 pounds. Donors will have the option of receiving a $5 In-N-Out gift card or T-shirt.

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.”