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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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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.

El Monte City School District to Host TK/K Enrollment Info Meetings

El Monte City School District will host a series of meetings to notify parents about transitional kindergarten and kindergarten options from Tuesday, March 26 through Thursday, April 4. Each school will hold a morning and an evening session to outline programs. For times and dates, contact the District at (626) 453-3700.

El Monte City School District to Host Breakfast, Leadership Showcase

Potrero School will host its third annual Leadership Day to showcase its Leader in Me program to parents and family members from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 7. Potrero School is at 2611 N. Potrero Ave., El Monte.

El Monte City School District Hosts Tours, Performances at Leadership Day

Rio Hondo School will host its third annual Leadership Day to showcase its Leader in Me program, classroom tours and student-led performances to parents from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27. Rio Hondo School is at 11425 Wildflower Road, Arcadia.

El Monte City School District Dual-Immersion Program Boosts Student Social, Communication Skills

Durfee School first-graders Jazmin Benitez Ramos and Ella Galdamez-Terriquez said their school’s Spanish dual-immersion program is great for learning and sharing new words – including Galdamez-Terriquez’s favorite word: “florecita,” which means little flower. “My favorite part of the program is being able to learn new words in Spanish,” Ramos said. “Now I can talk with my teacher and friends in Spanish.”