El Monte Union High School District

  • El Monte High School Celebrates Renovations to Lion Stadium

    El Monte High School held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate renovations to its stadium – including a snack bar, restrooms and bleachers to seat more than 2,000 spectators – on March 20. El Monte High broke ground on the project in 2017. Lion Stadium was renovated to increase seating capacity for spectators to enjoy a broad range of sports, including football, soccer, and track and field, and celebrate student milestones, such as graduation. The site includes new fencing, landscaping, a gate entrance and ticket booth.

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  • El Monte Union Student Chefs Compete in Game Show-Style Cooking Showdown

    Student chefs from three El Monte Union high schools squared off to prepare a full meal – complete with a protein, vegetable and starch – in Cooking Showdown, the District’s first-ever cooking contest on on March 15. Filmed by Mountain View's VISTA Academy video production class, the game show-style competition featured three teams of six students receiving identical surprise ingredients and being given 75 minutes to plan and prep their dishes. The show will “air” through each school’s YouTube channel on May 1, with winners announced at the Board of Trustees meeting later that evening.

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  • El Monte Union School Earns Award for Increasing STEM Education Among Girls

    Arroyo High School has earned the first College Board AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award for achieving high female representation in its AP Computer Science Principles course. Out of more than 18,000 secondary schools worldwide that offer AP courses, the El Monte Union high school is one of only 685 to reach this achievement. Arroyo was recognized for either reaching 50 percent or higher female representation in the AP course or having a percentage of the female examinees meeting or exceeding that of the school’s female population.

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El Monte Union Partners with City of El Monte to INSPIRE Students

El Monte Union recently partnered with the City of El Monte to host two leadership conferences, dubbed INSPIRE, for hundreds of boys and girls who were provided with mentorship, inspiration and encouragement to ensure their success in high school and beyond. Students participated in three empowerment workshops, followed by luncheons with community leaders.

El Monte Union Science Olympiad Team Advances to State Final

The Rosemead High School Science Olympiad team will return to the Southern California State Science Olympiad Tournament for the first time since 2016. The final will be held Saturday, April 6 at Caltech. The 15-member Panther squad scored a fourth-place finish at the nearly 30-team Los Angeles County Science Olympiad, held Jan. 26, advancing to the finals. Every member of the Panther team placed in the top six in at least one of the 23 events.

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.