West Covina Unified to Hold College Financial Aid Info Nights:
West Covina Unified will hold a series of financial aid information nights for students and families, providing presentations on the process and assistance with financial aid applications. West Covina High School will hold a session from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15 in the Bulldog Café, 1609 E. Cameron Ave., West Covina. Edgewood High will host a session from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20 in the Pride Café, 1625 W. Durness St., West Covina.
El Monte Union Kicks Off College Application Season with Workshops:
El Monte Union High School District is hosting Cash for College workshops to help families access financial aid and other resources to smooth the transition to college. Attendees will get help with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and California Dream Act application. Workshops will run from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays: Oct. 17, El Monte High School, 3048 Tyler Ave., El Monte; Oct. 24, Mountain View High School, 2900 Parkway Drive, El Monte; and Nov. 7, South El Monte High School, 1001 Durfee Ave., South El Monte. Fernando Ledesma High School will hold its event from 11:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 5 at 12347 Ramona Blvd., El Monte.
Fontana High School to Host AVID Showcase for Local Educators:
Fontana High School will highlight its Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program for area teachers, principals, superintendents and school board members from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 9453 Citrus Ave., Fontana. Fontana High is an AVID National Demonstration School. Educators will attend AVID classes and tutorials, learn about AVID’s schoolwide impact and see how Fontana High boosts academic success for all students.
Bassett Unified Schools Host Red Ribbon Week:
Bassett Unified’s Edgewood Academy and Torch Middle School will recognize Red Ribbon Week from Wednesday, Oct. 23 to Thursday, Oct. 31 with special assemblies and schoolwide initiatives to inform students about the dangers of drugs and alcohol. Edgewood Academy is at 14135 Fairgrove Ave., La Puente and Torch Middle School is at 751 Vineland Ave., Industry.
Monrovia Unified Hosts Lights on After School Celebration:
Monrovia Unified School District will take part in the nationwide Lights on After School event from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23 at Clifton Middle School, 226 S. Ivy Ave., Monrovia. The event is a celebration of the positive impact that after-school programs have on students and their families. It will feature student-led activities and enrichment, a student recognition ceremony and a barbecue for students and families.
El Monte City School District to Host Inaugural Choral Festival:
El Monte City School District will host its first annual choral festival, which will feature the vocal talents of students from all District schools. The event will be at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23 at the El Monte High School Performing Arts Center, 3048 Tyler Ave., El Monte.
El Monte Union Students to Learn Budgeting Skills During Mad City Money:
More than 100 El Monte Union business and finance students will receive a crash course in personal finance management during Mad City Money, a hands-on simulation that presents students with many aspects of working life – a job, set income, a family and debt. The event will take place from 8 a.m. to noon Thursday, Oct. 24 at El Monte High School, 3048 Tyler Ave., El Monte.
Baldwin Park Unified to Take Part in Lights on Afterschool Event:
Baldwin Park Unified will highlight the importance of after-school programs during a nationwide Lights on Afterschool celebration from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24 at De Anza Elementary School, 12820 Bess St., Baldwin Park. Students, families, educators and teachers from Think Together, the nonprofit that runs the District’s after-school program, will play sports and explore academic opportunities.
Baldwin Park High School to Host Annual Día de los Muertos Celebration:
Baldwin Park Unified’s Baldwin Park High School will host its ninth annual Día de los Muertos Celebration from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, featuring live music, face painting, food and refreshments, an art gallery and an altar-decorating competition. Hosted by Baldwin Park High School’s Dual Language program, the event will be at 3900 Puente Ave., Baldwin Park.
Fontana Unified Middle School to Host Día de los Muertos Festival:
Southridge Tech Middle School will hold its third annual Día de los Muertos Festival from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1. Families are invited to enjoy refreshments and Mariachi, baile folklórico and Aztec dance performances. Southridge Tech Middle School is at 14500 Live Oak Ave., Fontana.
West Covina Unified’s Early College Academy to Hold Info Session:
West Covina Unified’s Mt. SAC Early College Academy will hold an information session at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, providing families with details about the benefits of attending West Covina Unified’s flagship dual-enrollment public high school. Academy students can simultaneously earn a high school diploma and up to two years of free, transferable college credit. Students from Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside and Orange counties are eligible to apply. Mt. SAC Early College Academy is at 2226 E. Rio Verde Drive, West Covina.