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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 School District Honored for Boosting College Readiness at Annual Fundraiser

El Monte City School District received the Bobby Salcedo Esperanza Award during the 15th annual Tamalada fundraiser on Dec. 13 for supporting college readiness. The District received the El Monte Promise Foundation accolade for creating a strong college roadmap for its K-8 students, encouraging parents to make financial plans for paying tuition and supporting students to reach their full academic potential.

El Monte City School District Dance Program Teaches Poise, Rhythm

Gidley School fifth-grader Julian Sauceda had two left feet and no confidence on the dance floor when he started the Conga Kids program at El Monte City School District – but now he tangos and foxtrots with passion. Conga Kids is a 10-week dance program that teaches students rhythm, self-confidence, trust and physical fitness. The program was created by Conga Kids, a nonprofit arts-in-education charitable foundation, to promote creativity, inter-personal communication skills and the culture of music in Los Angeles County.

El Monte City School District to Host Fantasy Author Alane Adams

El Monte City School District’s Wright School will host two assemblies for students to meet author and literacy advocate Alane Adams, creator of “The Legends of Orkney” fantasy mythology series and “The Santa Thief,” at 11 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 11317 E. McGirk St., El Monte. Adams will speak to students about her books and career as a novelist.

El Monte City School District Robotics Program Inspires Students

Columbia School seventh-grader Nohelia Vega is a natural tinkerer – she likes to build things and dreams of a career in engineering because she wants to use math and science to solve the world’s problems. When Vega learned that she could study engineering and coding through El Monte City School District’s new robotics program, she saw it as a perfect pathway to her career goals. The robotics program, which is part of the District’s Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) program, was launched in January by GATE lead teacher Cynthia Diaz.