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El Monte Union High School District

  • El Monte Union Strengthens Commitment to Healthy Living with Opening of Eco-Garden

    Arroyo High School officially opened its Regenerative Learning Garden – a 1-acre site that will double as a community garden and learning laboratory for students studying horticulture and water conservation – during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Sept. 21. Developed through a partnership with Eco-Urban Gardens and the U.S. Green Building Council Los Angeles (USGBC-LA), the student-run garden underscores El Monte Union’s commitment to supporting ecological solutions and sustainable living in the greater El Monte community.

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  • El Monte Union Kicks Off College Application Season

    El Monte High School welcomed hundreds of students and their parents for the District’s annual College Night on Sept. 23. Students met with representatives from over 40 colleges and universities and participated in activities in preparation for college and financial aid application season. Students received information on programs, activities, entrance requirements and degrees offered by two- and four-year universities, including UC Berkeley, UCLA, Cal State Los Angeles, Cal Poly Pomona, University of La Verne and Rio Hondo College.

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  • El Monte High School Alumna Recognized as 2019-20 District Teacher of the Year

    When Sonia Lamas was a junior at El Monte High School in the early 1990s, she made a bold prediction to her math teacher that she would one day return and take his place in the classroom. She came close to fulfilling her promise when she was hired as a math teacher at the Lion campus just a few short years later.

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El Monte Union Students to Learn Budgeting Skills During Mad City Money

More than 100 El Monte Union business and finance students will receive a crash course in personal finance management during Mad City Money, a hands-on simulation that presents students with many aspects of working life – a job, set income, a family and debt. The event will take place from 8 a.m. to noon Thursday, Oct. 24 at El Monte High School, 3048 Tyler Ave., El Monte.

El Monte Union Kicks Off College Application Season with Workshops

El Monte Union High School District is hosting Cash for College workshops to help families access financial aid and other resources to smooth the transition to college. Attendees will get help with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and California Dream Act application. Workshops will run from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays: Oct. 17, El Monte High School, 3048 Tyler Ave., El Monte; Oct. 24, Mountain View High School, 2900 Parkway Drive, El Monte; and Nov. 7, South El Monte High School, 1001 Durfee Ave., South El Monte. Fernando Ledesma High School will hold its event from 11:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 5 at 12347 Ramona Blvd., El Monte.

El Monte Union Strengthens Commitment to Healthy Living with Opening of Eco-Garden

Arroyo High School officially opened its Regenerative Learning Garden – a 1-acre site that will double as a community garden and learning laboratory for students studying horticulture and water conservation – during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Sept. 21. Developed through a partnership with Eco-Urban Gardens and the U.S. Green Building Council Los Angeles (USGBC-LA), the student-run garden underscores El Monte Union’s commitment to supporting ecological solutions and sustainable living in the greater El Monte community.

El Monte Union Kicks Off College Application Season

El Monte High School welcomed hundreds of students and their parents for the District’s annual College Night on Sept. 23. Students met with representatives from over 40 colleges and universities and participated in activities in preparation for college and financial aid application season. Students received information on programs, activities, entrance requirements and degrees offered by two- and four-year universities, including UC Berkeley, UCLA, Cal State Los Angeles, Cal Poly Pomona, University of La Verne and Rio Hondo College.

El Monte Union to Hold Annual College Night on Sept. 23

El Monte Union High School District will host its annual College Night at El Monte High School on Monday, Sept. 23, providing students and parents the opportunity to meet with college representatives from more than 40 colleges and universities and learn more about the college entrance process. Students from all of the District’s high schools are invited to participate in the event, taking place from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at El Monte High School, 3048 Tyler Ave., El Monte.

El Monte Union’s Arroyo High to Unveil Learning Garden

In conjunction with Eco Urban Gardens, Arroyo High School will celebrate the grand opening of its Regenerative Learning Garden at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21 at 4921 Cedar Ave., El Monte. The event will include garden tours, harvesting, seed planting, yoga, face painting, recycled arts and crafts, guest speakers and more. Vegan food will be provided by the Arroyo High School garden.

El Monte Union College Night to Feature More than 40 Universities

El Monte Union High School District will host its annual College Night from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23 at El Monte High School, 3048 Tyler Ave., El Monte. The event will provide students and parents the opportunity to explore dozens of colleges and universities and learn more about what steps to take to enter a two- or four-year university. Students from all the District’s high schools are invited to participate

El Monte Union School Library Awarded $5K Barona Mission Indians Grant

Mountain View High School's library on Aug. 23 was awarded a $5,000 grant from the Barona Band of Mission Indians, which will go to buy reading materials for the school's beginning English students. Assemblywoman Blanca Rubio was on hand to support Mountain View's efforts to provide beginning English students – many of whom are new young immigrants – with books, ebooks, audiobooks and magazines. The Barona grant would also support additional students whose home language is not English, students who are studying to obtain bi-literacy certificates and students in AP Spanish.

El Monte Union to Host 2019-20 Back to School Nights

El Monte Union’s high schools will host back-to-school nights for students and their families from 6 to 8 p.m. as follows: Tuesday, Sept. 10 at Rosemead High School, 9063 Mission Drive, Rosemead; and Wednesday, Sept. 11 at Arroyo High School, 4921 Cedar Ave., El Monte. Fernando R. Ledesma High School will hold its event from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12. South El Monte, El Monte and Mountain View high schools have held their events.