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 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.