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 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.

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.

Mad City Money Tests El Monte Students on Real-world Money Management

El Monte Union hosted a Mad City Money event on Nov. 2 at El Monte High School, providing students with the opportunity to understand business and finance through a hands-on simulation. The event allowed students to make financial mistakes as a way of helping them learn what not to do in real life. Students had a career, salary, spouse, student loan debt, credit card debt and medical insurance premiums. Students experienced unexpected windfalls and unplanned expenses, just like real life.

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.