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El Monte City School District

  • El Monte City School District Celebrates Student Test Scores

    Nearly 180 El Monte City School District students in grades three through eight achieved the highest possible scores on state standardized tests for English language arts (ELA) or math taken in spring 2019, according to recently released state data. They were honored at the District’s Board of Education meeting on Nov. 12.

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  • El Monte City School District Students Test New Lego Robots

    El Monte City School District students assembled colorful creations, tested touch sensors and programmed light-up emojis on battery packs during a series of Lego Spike Prime robot demonstrations on Nov. 7 and 8. District teachers and students were among the first in the nation to test the unreleased Lego Spike Prime robot kits as part of a partnership with Lego that provides regular training and support for El Monte City teachers and students on new robotics technology.

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  • El Monte City School District Honors Veterans during Special Assembly

    Rio Hondo Elementary students presented veterans with letters of thanks and hand-drawn posters, performed a swing-dance routine and recited poetry during a special celebratory assembly on Nov. 8. Veterans from World War II and the Vietnam War, and veterans representing the Coast Guard, Navy, Army and Air Force gave speeches and shared their gratitude with the El Monte City School District and Rio Hondo Elementary for hosting the celebration.

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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.

New Student Registration at El Monte City School District

El Monte City School District is hosting new student registration at the Jeff Seymour Family Center through Thursday, Aug. 8. Parents who wish to register their children must provide proof of birth, proof of address and an immunization card. Registration hours are Monday through Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The Jeff Seymour Family Center is at 10900 Mulhall St., El Monte.

El Monte City School District Students Gain College Insight at CTE Camp

Twenty-one El Monte City School District students recently spent a week building hydrogen fuel cell engines, crafting crystal radios and learning how to perform CPR during Rio Hondo College’s 2019 Career and Technical Education (CTE) Summer Camp. El Monte City School District, a first-time camp attendee, was one of four area districts invited to the event, alongside Basset Unified, Little Lake City and Mountain View school districts to learn the importance of higher education.

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.

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.

El Monte City School District Promotes 8th-graders

El Monte City School District celebrated promotion ceremonies for students across the District in June. Gidley School’s Class of 2019 promotion ceremony on June 5 was packed with smiles, applause and cheers for its 166 eighth-graders. That same day, Durfee School’s 169 eighth-graders were treated to a triumphant ceremony, with more than 500 guests sporting noise makers and posters with inspirational messages. On June 4, Rio Hondo School’s 119 eighth-graders were showered with cheers from parents and community members.

Presentations, Robotics Highlight El Monte City School District Tech Fair

El Monte City School District students demonstrated their knowledge of technological platforms, computer software and applications during the inaugural EMCSD Tech Fair, held May 30 at Durfee School. Ed Tech Coordinator Jessica Pardini said the fair was created to allow students to display technology used in their classrooms for parents and family members.