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El Monte City School District

  • El Monte City School District Engages Hundreds of Students in Summer Learning Programs

    El Monte City School District is engaging more than 1,000 students in a trio of summer learning programs that offer customized instruction in topics ranging from musical theater and journalism to American Sign Language and art from the Getty. Programs include its primary Summer Academy – a virtual school engaging 985 students in transitional kindergarten through grade seven – as well as an advanced math academy offered to 84 students in partnership with Río Hondo College and courses in robotics funded by a grant from California Community Foundation in partnership with the Los Angeles County Office of Education.

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  • 4 El Monte City School District Campuses Earn ‘Top School’ Honors

    Four schools in the El Monte City School District are being touted as 2020 Top Los Angeles County Public Schools for ensuring high rates of success in math and English language arts for low-income Latino students. LeGore School was honored for achieving high rates of success for elementary students in both areas and Cleminson for success in English for elementary students. Gidley and Durfee schools were praised for their success for middle school English.

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  • El Monte City School District to Stream Student Promotions

    El Monte City School District will celebrate the promotion of 975 eighth-graders in the Class of 2020 through a mix of lawn signs, banners and virtual ceremonies that will be streamed via YouTube from Tuesday, June 2 through Friday, June 5. In addition, the District will celebrate advancing sixth-graders through montage videos and kindergarteners through Google Class presentations

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El Monte City Students Receive Backpacks, Supplies, New Clothes

A steady flow of Shirpser School families – spaced to ensure safety – visited a series of booths at the campus on Sept. 21 to collect much-needed backpacks, school supplies, new clothes and even teddy bears during a special walk-through donation event hosted by L.A. nonprofit Baby2Baby. Some 550 students received supplies, which included diapers and baby wipes for families needing additional supplies. L.A. County Supervisor Hilda Solis presented Shirpser School Principal Veronica Ortiz with an official commendation for staging the socially distanced event.

El Monte City Students, Teachers Share Joy on First Day of School

El Monte City School District welcomed new and returning students to its 14 campuses for the first day of its 2020-21 school year on Aug. 20. Students and teachers shared their joy in returning to class as they adjusted to distance learning and virtual classrooms. With an emphasis on tech, new programs, health and safety – including its first Mandarin dual-language immersion class at New Lexington School – the District has provided every student with a tech device for home use, will stay connected with parents through the ParentSquare mobile app and has adopted a meal plan that ensures every student will receive five days of meals throughout the distance learning period.

El Monte City School District Video Outlines Distance Learning Plan

El Monte City School District has provided a video overview of its 2020-21 Distance Learning Plan, which combines modern technology with innovative teaching practices to deliver a rich and rigorous instructional program for students in transitional kindergarten through eighth grade. The video provides a look at sample schedules and re-affirms the District's pledge to provide technological tools for all students.

El Monte City School District Unveils Parent Communication Tool

El Monte City School District is welcoming families to ParentSquare, a smartphone app that will keep parents more connected than ever to their children’s teachers, schools and District news. ParentSquare includes alerts, tools for confirming participation in conferences and events and the ability to respond to teachers and administrators. Families can customize the app to receive information in the formats they prefer.

El Monte City School District Students Explore CTE, STEM Fields

Forty-eight El Monte City School District students explored life-saving techniques and constructed catapults and cars from July 20-24 during a Río Hondo College CTE Career Exploration Camp that meshed online classes with hands-on projects. Students learned first aid and CPR techniques and science, technology, engineering and math projects, such as building a catapult and a race car.

El Monte City School District Migrant Students Master Coding, 3-D Design

More than 60 migrant students served by the El Monte City Consortium mastered coding skills, 3-D design and virtual reality programming through summer programs in June and July. The consortium serves about 330 children and youths up to age 22 in the Migrant Education Program, including about 160 students at El Monte City School District. Other students hail from Rosemead School District, Alhambra School District, Garvey School District and El Monte Union High School District.

El Monte City School District Launches Mandarin Dual Language Program

El Monte City School District will launch a Mandarin Dual Language (DLI) program at New Lexington School when the 2020-21 school year begins Thursday, Aug. 20, offering students the opportunity to gain intercultural understanding and develop biliteracy in English and Mandarin. The program will launch with an inaugural kindergarten class and build upon the success of El Monte City’s Spanish DLI program.

El Monte City School District Summer Camp Engages 1,000-plus Students

El Monte City School is engaging more than 1,000 students through a trio of summer school programs, meshing virtual classroom experiences with hands-on activities in subjects such as musical theater, art, robotics, American Sign Language and cooking. In addition to the District’s Virtual Summer Learning Academy, students are taking advanced math classes through Río Hondo College and exploring robotics through a grant-funded Lego machines program. Classes started in late June and early July. Photos and video available.

El Monte City School District Engages Hundreds of Students in Summer Learning Programs

El Monte City School District is engaging more than 1,000 students in a trio of summer learning programs that offer customized instruction in topics ranging from musical theater and journalism to American Sign Language and art from the Getty. Programs include its primary Summer Academy – a virtual school engaging 985 students in transitional kindergarten through grade seven – as well as an advanced math academy offered to 84 students in partnership with Río Hondo College and courses in robotics funded by a grant from California Community Foundation in partnership with the Los Angeles County Office of Education.

El Monte City School District Holds LEGO Machines Summer Camp

El Monte School District has added a third summer offering for local students – a LEGO Machines and Mechanisms Summer Camp. The camp, announced on June 22, quickly filled all 60 available spaces. Students in grades two through six will attend online courses Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from July 6-24. In addition to the LEGO camp, El Monte City School District is offering its own online summer school and a summer math program in partnership with Río Hondo College.