El Monte Union High School District

  • El Monte High Teacher Recognized for Supporting Special Education

    El Monte High School special education teacher Raelene Felix was recently recognized with the Exceptional Special Education Teacher Award by the West San Gabriel Valley Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) consortium for her tireless advocacy on behalf of special education and for her dedication to her students’ academic and socioemotional success. Felix works with students in the Career Skills Prep Academy (CSPA), established in 2014 at El Monte High School to assist students with mild to moderate disabilities who are not on track to earn a diploma and are not meeting core standards.

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  • Fruit Tree Planting Ceremony Bolsters El Monte Union’s ‘Go Green’ Initiative

    Mountain View High School hosted a tree planting ceremony as part of a grant provided by the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation. More than 60 students participated in the planting of 30 trees. The trees will contribute to Mountain View’s Farm-to-Table Culinary Arts CTE activities, bolster the school's National Wildlife Federation Eco-Schools designation, and expand the District's ongoing efforts to “Go Green” by creating a healthier, more sustainable environment in which to study, live and work.

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  • Early College Academy Students Explore College Life with Visit to Rio Hondo College

    Members of South El Monte High School’s inaugural Early College Academy – conducted in partnership with Rio Hondo College – will tour the Whittier campus, visit career technical education classes, participate in a time management workshop and meet staff on Sept. 7. Under the Early College plan, SEMHS students can earn a high school diploma and up to two years of college credit in four years, or about 40 credits, which are transferable to UCs or CSUs. Students can take the college-level general education courses for free at South El Monte High or at the Rio Hondo College campus, reducing the cost of attaining a college degree.

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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 Cash for College workshops to help students and families fill out financial aid applications and access other resources to ensure a smooth transition to higher education. Attendees can get help completing FAFSA and California Dream Act applications. Workshops will run from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays: Oct. 18 at Mountain View High School, Oct. 25 at Arroyo High School, Nov. 8 at El Monte High School and Nov. 15 at South El Monte High School. Fernando R. Ledesma High School will host its event from 11:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6. Rosemead High School kicked off the series on Oct. 4.

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.

El Monte High Teacher Recognized for Supporting Special Education

El Monte High School special education teacher Raelene Felix was recently recognized with the Exceptional Special Education Teacher Award by the West San Gabriel Valley Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) consortium for her tireless advocacy on behalf of special education and for her dedication to her students’ academic and socioemotional success. Felix works with students in the Career Skills Prep Academy (CSPA), established in 2014 at El Monte High School to assist students with mild to moderate disabilities who are not on track to earn a diploma and are not meeting core standards.

El Monte High Students to Learn about Finances at Mad City Money Event

El Monte Union is hosting a Mad City Money event from 8 a.m. to noon Friday, Nov. 2 at El Monte High School, providing students with the opportunity to understand business and finance through a hands-on simulation. The event will allow students to make financial mistakes as a way of helping them learn what not to do in real life. Students will have a career, salary, spouse, student loan debt, credit card debt and medical insurance premiums. Students will experience unexpected windfalls and unplanned expenses, just like real life. El Monte High School is at 3048 Tyler Ave., El Monte.

El Monte Union’s Mountain View High to Host Community Resource Fair

Mountain View High School will host a community resource fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13 in conjunction with the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services. The event will feature a construction trades and jobs fair, health services, blood pressure screening and after-school program information. Mountain View is at 2900 Parkway Drive, El Monte.

Fruit Tree Planting Ceremony Bolsters El Monte Union’s ‘Go Green’ Initiative

Mountain View High School hosted a tree planting ceremony as part of a grant provided by the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation. More than 60 students participated in the planting of 30 trees. The trees will contribute to Mountain View’s Farm-to-Table Culinary Arts CTE activities, bolster the school's National Wildlife Federation Eco-Schools designation, and expand the District's ongoing efforts to “Go Green” by creating a healthier, more sustainable environment in which to study, live and work.

Bassett High Teacher Receives $20,000 to Enhance English Programs

El Monte Union High School District is supporting the state’s High School Voter Education Week by promoting civic engagement and education at its schools, which will serve as early voter registration sites for 16- and 17-year-old students in September. The Board of Trustees declared Sept. 17-28, 2018 as EMUHSD High School Voter Education Week. Students can pre-register to vote at their high school campus, automatically becoming active voters when they turn 18. The District has partnered with advocacy group OCA-Greater Los Angeles to provide voter registration support and training to select student leaders who will promote civic engagement in the schools and classrooms.

El Monte Union to Provide Free Meals to All Students Under New Program

Beginning this school year, El Monte Union is transitioning to a new meal program that will provide all students, regardless of income, with free breakfast and lunch. The change comes in response to Senate Bill 138, signed into law in January 2018 requiring school districts in high-poverty areas to provide free meal service to all students. Applications for free and reduced-price meals are available at each school, the District office and on the District Nutrition Services website at https://bit.ly/2NyayY3.

El Monte Union Promotes Early Voter Registration Among Students

The El Monte Union High School District is supporting the state’s High School Voter Education Weeks by promoting civic engagement and education at its schools, which will serve as early voter registration sites for 16- and 17-year-old students in September. The Board of Trustees passed a resolution earlier this year declaring Sept. 17-28 as a time when students can pre-register to vote on their high school campus so they will automatically become active voters once they turn 18. The District has partnered with advocacy group OCA-Greater Los Angeles to provide voter registration support and training to select student leaders who will promote civic engagement in the schools and classrooms