More than 300 El Monte-area students and their families received guidance on how to prepare for post-secondary success during El Monte Union High School District’s inaugural College and Career Family Conference, “The Places You’ll Go!”
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’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.
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.