El Monte Union High School District

  • El Monte Union to Award Diploma to WWII Vet at May 31 Graduation

    Rosemead High School is poised to retroactively award a high school diploma to a longtime community member who dropped out of high school just weeks ahead of graduation to join the Navy during World War II. Kelly Crowell – a 60-year Temple City resident who has volunteered as a pitching coach for the Rosemead High girls’ softball team for six years – will join the Class of 2018 at the school’s commencement ceremony at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 31. Other graduations taking place that day are Fernando R. Ledesma High at 5 p.m. at the high school; South El Monte High School at 6 p.m. at SEMHS Eagle Stadium; Arroyo High School at 7 p.m. at AHS Bergstrom Stadium; El Monte High School at 7 p.m. at EMHS Lion Field; Mountain View High School at 7 p.m. at MVHS Viking Stadium. The El Monte-Rosemead Adult School will celebrate students at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 30 at the Rosemead High Auditorium.

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  • El Monte Union High School Seniors Celebrate Commitment to Colleges

    Hundreds of seniors from five El Monte Union comprehensive high schools celebrated their university-bound commitments in front of cheering crowds of underclassmen, teachers and administrators during College Signing Day ceremonies. Rosemead, Mountain View, El Monte, South El Monte and Arroyo high schools hosted events to recognize seniors achieving their academic pursuits and to showcase the college-going culture of each campus.

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  • El Monte Union High School Senior Wins Gates Scholarship

    Rosemead High School senior Alec Nguyen – an accomplished track and field athlete and stellar student – will study chemical engineering this autumn at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology after being named a 2018 Gates Scholar. The prestigious scholarship – bestowed to only 300 students out of more than 28,700 applicants – will cover all Nguyen’s tuition costs, as well as provide academic and social support, mentoring and leadership training opportunities throughout his college career.

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El Monte Union Educator Named Among 16 LA County Teachers of the Year

Follow-up Story: Jamie Witt, a 20-year social science teacher in the El Monte Union High School District, has dedicated her career to ensuring students are civically engaged, prepared for the rigors of college and empowered to achieve what they might perceive to be the impossible. The District’s 2017-18 Teacher of the Year was recognized Sept. 29 by the Los Angeles County Office of Education, which named her one of 16 Los Angeles County Teachers of the Year.

El Monte Union to be Honored Oct. 14 for Reducing Water Footprint

El Monte Union High School District will be honored at noon Saturday, Oct. 14 by the Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District (Upper District) with a San Gabriel Valley Water Smart Award for reducing its water footprint. The District, which collaborated with the Upper District on its Large Landscape and Retrofit Program, is one of five school districts that will be recognized at the annual Waterfest event at Santa Fe Dam Recreation Park, 15501 Arrow Hwy, Irwindale.

South El Monte High Celebrates 25-Year Milestone with Homecoming Parade

Follow-up Story: South El Monte High School celebrated 25 years in the South El Monte community on Sept. 22 with a homecoming parade from City Hall to Eagle Stadium, led by the school’s drill team, cheer squad, band and color guard. The parade featured current SEMHS staff who opened the school 25 years ago and dignitaries from the District and city. Boxer and SEMHS alum Joseph “Jojo” Diaz, Jr. served as grand marshal. Latino pop singer and SEMHS alum Raymundo Monge performed the National Anthem at the game, in which SEMHS was victorious over Mountain View High, 35-8. The event also featured coronation of a homecoming king and queen.

El Monte Union Students Explore Higher Ed at District College Night

Follow-up Story: Hundreds of El Monte Union High School District students on Oct. 9 attended the District’s annual College Night and Career Resource Fair at Arroyo High School, which hosted more than 50 colleges and universities that provided information on programs, activities, entrance requirements and degrees offered. The event featured representatives from various student support services and college access programs, as well as college workshops.

El Monte Union High Engages Community with New App, Facebook Page

Follow-up Story: El Monte Union High School District has launched a Facebook page and smartphone app with the latest news on activities and initiatives. The social media page is one of EMUHSD’s newest methods of sharing news to parents, teachers, staff and students. It will focus on student success stories, school and District achievements, news alerts and construction project updates. The District’s Facebook page is available at www.facebook.com/ElMonteUHSD, while the app can be downloaded via Apple’s App Store and Google Play.

El Monte Union Schools Use School Spirit to Bolster Attendance Rates to 97%

El Monte Union high schools are promoting regular school attendance among the thousands of students they serve with imaginative and positive reward systems that build on school spirit, including field trips, raffles and friendly competitions. As a result, District attendance rates have steadily climbed to nearly 100 percent, rising from 96.77 percent in 2013-14 to 97.29 percent in 2016-17, exceeding rates posted by surrounding school districts.

South El Monte High School to Celebrate 25th Anniversary with Homecoming Parade

Follow-up Story: South El Monte High School celebrated 25 years in the South El Monte community on Sept. 22 with a homecoming parade from City Hall to Eagle Stadium, led by the school’s drill team, cheer squad, band and color guard. The parade featured current SEMHS staff who opened the school 25 years ago and dignitaries from the District and city. Boxer and SEMHS alum Joseph “Jojo” Diaz, Jr. served as grand marshal. Latino pop singer and SEMHS alum Raymundo Monge performed the National Anthem at the game, in which SEMHS was victorious over Mountain View High, 35-8. The event also featured coronation of a homecoming king and queen.

South El Monte High Celebrates Grand Opening of $4.3 Million Field House

Follow-up Story: South El Monte High School celebrated its newly upgraded field house – enhanced with new restrooms, lockers and showers, furniture and athletic equipment – at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Sept. 18. The facility includes a unisex restroom, two physical education classrooms, a weight room for instruction and co-curricular activities, and team meeting areas.

El Monte High Breaks Ground on $6.6 Million Stadium Upgrade Project

El Monte High School will break ground on a stadium project, celebrating $6.6 million in upgrades planned over the next nine months that will include a snack bar, restrooms and three sets of bleachers seating more than 2,000 spectators. The stadium also will receive new fencing, landscaping, a gate entrance and ticket booth. The ceremony, at 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, will feature remarks from Superintendent Dr. Edward Zuniga and Board of Trustees President Carlos Salcedo. El Monte High School is at 3048 Tyler Ave., El Monte. Photos are available

El Monte Union High School to Hold Final 2017-18 Back-to-school Night

El Monte Union High School District’s Fernando R. Ledesma Continuation High School will hold its back-to-school program at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12. The event concludes a series of such events at each District high school.