El Monte Union High School District

  • El Monte Union to Recap Successes, Challenges at State of the District

    El Monte Union High School District will hold its second annual State of the District with Superintendent Dr. Edward Zuniga at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20 at the El Monte High School Auditorium, 3048 Tyler Ave., El Monte. The superintendent will recap the year thus far. The program will feature student performances. Refreshments will be served.

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  • El Monte Union Students Recognized for Outstanding Test Scores

    Arroyo High School seniors Ethan Wong and Molly Hake share an affinity for academics and athleticism. After years of diligence in the classroom and in athletic competition, the students have been recognized as two of the top scholars in the nation. Wong, a tennis player, scored his most impressive ace when he earned the highest possible ACT composite score of 36, a perfect score reached by only 2,760 students – or 1/10 of 1 percent – of the more than 2 million who took the exam in 2017. Hake, a distance runner who has garnered many awards on Arroyo’s track and cross country teams, was recently recognized as a Commended Student in the National Merit Scholarship Program.

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  • El Monte Union CTE Fair Provides Students Glimpse into College, Career Opportunities

    El Monte Union hosted a CTE Fair on Jan. 23 for area middle school students and their parents, introducing them to a host of career technical education pathways available at EMUHSD schools. Students and parents learned about pathways in business/finance; engineering; arts/media/design; health care; hospitality and food service; building and construction; transportation; and manufacturing.

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El Monte Union Students Recognized for Outstanding Test Scores

Arroyo High School seniors Ethan Wong and Molly Hake share an affinity for academics and athleticism. After years of diligence in the classroom and in athletic competition, the students have been recognized as two of the top scholars in the nation. Wong, a tennis player, scored his most impressive ace when he earned the highest possible ACT composite score of 36, a perfect score reached by only 2,760 students – or 1/10 of 1 percent – of the more than 2 million who took the exam in 2017. Hake, a distance runner who has garnered many awards on Arroyo’s track and cross country teams, was recently recognized as a Commended Student in the National Merit Scholarship Program.

El Monte Union CTE Fair Provides Students Glimpse into College, Career Opportunities

El Monte Union hosted a CTE Fair on Jan. 23 for area middle school students and their parents, introducing them to a host of career technical education pathways available at EMUHSD schools. Students and parents learned about pathways in business/finance; engineering; arts/media/design; health care; hospitality and food service; building and construction; transportation; and manufacturing.

El Monte Union to Showcase Career Tech for Middle School Students

El Monte Union will host a CTE Fair to introduce local middle school students to a host of career technical education pathways available at EMUHSD schools from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23 at the Grace T. Black Auditorium, 130 Tyler Ave., El Monte. Students and parents can learn about pathways in business/finance; engineering; arts/media/design; health care; hospitality and food service; building and construction; transportation; and manufacturing. Students and parents will also have the opportunity to meet CTE teachers from the five comprehensive high schools, local community college representatives and El Monte community business partners.

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 Mighty 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.