New Lexington School fourth-grader Arcyruby Sanchez says hearing Los Angeles Dodger great Al “The Bull” Ferrara talk about the importance of education has encouraged her to devour as many books as possible during her school’s upcoming Reading Rocks Challenge. “It was so great – it was a dream come true to see a Dodger player in person,” Sanchez said. “I also loved the book he read to us because it was really funny.”
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.
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
El Monte City School District Maintenance Crews Keep Campuses Trim and Tidy during Extended Dismissal
Community members are noticing how El Monte City School District campuses – despite the absence of students during the extended dismissal – continue to beautify their neighborhoods with well-groomed fields, tidy exteriors and clean facilities. That’s because with students learning remotely, District maintenance crews have jumped at the chance to intensify their cleaning, groundskeeping and repair work often delayed until summer. The team also is assisting with grab-and-go meal distribution and even delivering meals to select students whose medical challenges make it difficult for them to pick up meals.