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 Nutrition Services Workers Receive Face Shields from Cal State Dominguez Hills

El Monte City School District’s Nutrition Services team will be wearing 3-D printed face shields as they feed about 5,100 children each day thanks to a donation from a team at Cal State Dominguez Hills. The District received 50 of the shields after Central Kitchen and Catering Manager Liz Estavillo Valdez heard Center for Innovation in STEM Education (CISE) Director Kamal Hamdan on an April 15 radio show describing his team’s efforts to provide shields to frontline workers.

El Monte City School District Provides Students With More Than 4,000 Chromebooks, 1,400 Wi-Fi Hotspots

El Monte City School District is distributing more than 4,000 Chromebooks and close to 1,400 Wi-Fi hotspots to students and their families as part of a Distance Learning program launched in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. District leaders determined need for the digital tools through an extensive survey of community members; tools have been distributed over several weeks.

LeGore Elementary Named a Leader in Me Lighthouse School

LeGore Elementary has been named a Leader in Me Lighthouse School for its excellence in applying the “7 Habits of Highly Successful People” leadership program to inspire student success and college readiness. The school is the third campus in El Monte City School District and one of about 300 schools in the world to receive the two-year certification.

El Monte City School District Students Thrill Community with Tech Fair Showcase

El Monte City School District students exhibited their expertise in building robotics, coding in computer languages and editing with video production software to parents and community members during the District’s second annual Tech Fair. The “Magic of Technology” themed showcase on Feb. 27 featured information booths from each school, outlining how the District is using technology to boost student achievement.

El Monte City School District Science Olympiad Wins Big at Regional Tournament

Gidley School’s Science Olympiad team won a whopping seven medals and placed sixth overall at the 2020 Los Angeles Regional Tournament, exemplifying the scientific acumen to earn a spot at the Science Olympiad State Tournament in April. The Science Olympiad team earned awards by completing tasks such as investigating viral outbreaks, using math to measure density levels and answering questions about genetics.

El Monte City School District to Host Tech Fair

El Monte City School District invites parents and community members to attend its second annual Tech Fair, which will showcase how students are building Lego robots, learning computer coding and creating with 3D printers. Families are encouraged to learn how technology is used across the District during student- and teacher-led presentations. Guests will participate in opportunity drawings, watch an online chess tournament and enjoy light refreshments courtesy of Durfee School’s culinary arts students.

El Monte City School District to Host Dr. Seuss Read-in Day

Community members will dress in wacky clothes and read Dr. Seuss stories to Cherrylee School students to celebrate the birthday month of the renowned children’s book author, at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26 at Cherrylee School, 5025 Buffington Road, El Monte.

El Monte City School District Partners with City of Hope for STEM Training and Education Program

Rio Hondo School students are studying cancer cells, identifying DNA base pairs and exploring pathology lab equipment thanks to a new partnership with the City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center in Duarte. The partnership provides Rio Hondo students in sixth, seventh and eighth grades a medical pathway that mixes science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) learning with real-world experience.

El Monte City School District Celebrates Lunar New Year

El Monte City School District students created dragons and lanterns from colorful paper mâché, stuffed their written wishes into red envelopes and learned about Chinese legends and traditions during a Jan. 23 Lunar New Year celebration. Some 200 students and their families attended the event at the Jeff Seymour Family Center, which featured arts and crafts, a family photo booth, opportunity drawings, a special Lunar New Year read along and a student performance of a traditional ribbon dance.