El Monte Union High School District

  • South El Monte Student to Showcase Talents at Tournament of Roses

    South El Monte High School senior Daniel Torres will represent El Monte Union High School District at the 130th Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade on New Year's Day after winning a coveted spot in the Pasadena City College Honor Band, which has marched in every parade since 1930. After a rigorous audition process that included hundreds of high school musicians from throughout Southern California, the Honor Band chose Torres, a four-year member of the Might Eagles Marching Band, to perform in the New Year’s Day parade. Torres is joining nearly 250 musicians who will represent their schools and showcase their talents in the parade.

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  • El Monte Union Names Board of Trustees Officers for 2019

    The El Monte Union High School District Board of Trustees conducted its annual reorganization meeting Dec. 5, selecting David Diaz as president for 2019, Florencio F. Briones as vice president and Ricardo Padilla as clerk. Diaz – a graduate of South El Monte High School who serves as the director of an environmental justice and health organization – was elected to the board in November 2017. Also serving on the Board of Trustees are Carlos G. Salcedo and outgoing president Maria Morgan.

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  • El Monte Union Embraces Community Partners to Strengthen Campus Safety

    El Monte Union has partnered with the El Monte Police Department to conduct random K-9 detection sweeps at its campuses in an effort to deter students from bringing contraband to school. It is part of one of many initiatives the District has in place to ensure the safety of students and staff. The District works with a broad spectrum of community stakeholders, local law enforcement, mental health professionals, parents, students, teachers and staff to develop, implement and monitor policies and programs that foster and support a positive school climate.

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South El Monte Student to Showcase Talents at Tournament of Roses

South El Monte High School senior Daniel Torres will represent El Monte Union High School District at the 130th Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade on New Year's Day after winning a coveted spot in the Pasadena City College Honor Band, which has marched in every parade since 1930. After a rigorous audition process that included hundreds of high school musicians from throughout Southern California, the Honor Band chose Torres, a four-year member of the Might Eagles Marching Band, to perform in the New Year’s Day parade. Torres is joining nearly 250 musicians who will represent their schools and showcase their talents in the parade.

El Monte Union Names Board of Trustees Officers for 2019

The El Monte Union High School District Board of Trustees conducted its annual reorganization meeting Dec. 5, selecting David Diaz as president for 2019, Florencio F. Briones as vice president and Ricardo Padilla as clerk. Diaz – a graduate of South El Monte High School who serves as the director of an environmental justice and health organization – was elected to the board in November 2017. Also serving on the Board of Trustees are Carlos G. Salcedo and outgoing president Maria Morgan.

El Monte Union Embraces Community Partners to Strengthen Campus Safety

El Monte Union has partnered with the El Monte Police Department to conduct random K-9 detection sweeps at its campuses in an effort to deter students from bringing contraband to school. It is part of one of many initiatives the District has in place to ensure the safety of students and staff. The District works with a broad spectrum of community stakeholders, local law enforcement, mental health professionals, parents, students, teachers and staff to develop, implement and monitor policies and programs that foster and support a positive school climate.

El Monte Union to be Honored for Building Cradle-to-College Pathway

El Monte Union High School District will be honored with the Bobby Salcedo Esperanza Award for playing an integral role in establishing a seamless cradle-to-college pathway for students in El Monte and South El Monte during the 15th annual Tamalada fundraiser at 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13 at the Grace T. Black Auditorium, 3130 Tyler Ave., El Monte. The Tamalada is hosted by the El Monte Promise Foundation and partnering entities that are dedicated to working with parents, school districts and community groups to cultivate a college-going culture in El Monte. In all, five institutions will be honored during the event.

El Monte City School District to Host Holiday Craft Fair, Santa Photos

Cortada School will host a holiday craft fair with 10 work stations where students can create Santa gnome ornaments, snowman picture frames and Christmas tree bookmarks and take photos with Santa Claus from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 3111 N. Potrero Ave., El Monte. Admission for the work station activities will range from 50 cents to $1 and a photo with Santa will cost $1.

El Monte Union to Name New Cafeteria after Respected Educator Bobby Salcedo

The El Monte Union Board of Trustees unanimously voted on Nov. 7 to name a new Mountain View High School cafeteria in honor of former student, teacher and administrator Roberto “Bobby” Salcedo. The “Bobby Salcedo Student Union” is aimed at inspiring El Monte Union students and will serve as a reminder that Salcedo was an exemplary role model. Salcedo was an El Monte Union educator who graduated from Mountain View High School in 1994, taught at South El Monte High School and served as an administrator at South El Monte, Mountain View and El Monte high schools. He served on the El Monte City School District Board of Education at the time of his death in 2009. The cafeteria is expected to be completed in December, with a grand opening celebration planned after the New Year.

El Monte Union to Celebrate Visual Arts at Annual District Art Show

The El Monte Union High School District will host its 19th annual student art show and reception from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23 at the Arroyo High School gymnasium, 4921 N. Cedar Ave., El Monte. The event recognizes students who earned accolades in the Los Angeles County Fair Art Competition. Students will be awarded certificates of recognition for work in drawing, painting, ceramics, graphic design, creative writing and more.

El Monte Union Launches Cash for College Workshops

El Monte Union High School District is hosting its final Cash for College workshop to help students and families fill out financial aid applications and access other resources to ensure a smooth transition toward higher education. Attendees can get help completing FAFSA and California Dream Act applications from 11:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6 at Fernando R. Ledesma High School, 12347 Ramona Blvd., El Monte.

El Monte Union Schools Support Bullying Prevention

The El Monte Union Board of Trustees on Oct. 3 adopted a resolution supporting bullying prevention at its schools as part of National Bullying Prevention Month. The District pledges to work with community stakeholders, parents, students, teachers and staff to develop programs that foster a school climate free from bullying, harassment, discrimination and violence. Some measures the schools currently take include holding presentations on social media, cyber-bullying and bullying, as well as going over the process of reporting bullying with all students.