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El Monte City School District

  • 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 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.

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El Monte City School District Launches Reading Challenge with Dodger Alumni Visit

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.”

Fitness Guru Visit to Encourage El Monte City School District Students

Fitness advocate Tony “Mr. Tone” Lamka will visit El Monte City School District schools on Tuesday, Feb. 5 to boost participation in Operation Tone-Up, which encourages fourth- and fifth-graders to stay active and knowledgeable about nutrition. Lamka will visit New Lexington School at 8:05 a.m., Rio Hondo Elementary at 8:45 a.m., Wilkerson School at 9:35 a.m., Cortada School at 10:15 a.m., Rio Vista School at 11:35 a.m., Le Gore School at 11:55 a.m., Cherrylee School at 12:40 p.m. and Potrero School at 1:30 p.m.

El Monte City School District to Compete in Science Olympiad Event

Students from El Monte City School District’s Gidley School will test their science acumen against 39 area schools at the 33rd annual Los Angeles Regional Science Olympiad from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23 at Rio Hondo College, 3600 Workman Mill Road, Whittier. Gidley School students will compete on science topics such as viral outbreak causes, decoding encrypted messages and identifying parts of human anatomy.

El Monte City School District Students Receive New Footwear

More than 300 students in kindergarten through third grade at El Monte City School District’s Potrero School received new pairs of athletic shoes during a Shoes That Fit event on Jan. 23 funded by Kaiser Permanente Medical Center Baldwin Park. Shoes That Fit is a Claremont-based nonprofit that battles poverty by giving children new pairs of shoes with help from the community.

Hundreds of El Monte City School District Students to Receive New Shoes

About 300 students in kindergarten through third grade at El Monte City School District’s Potrero School will receive new pairs of athletic shoes during a special event at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23 sponsored by Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park Medical Center. The shoes are provided through Shoes That Fit, a Claremont-based nonprofit that battles poverty by giving children new pairs of shoes. Potrero School is at 2611 Potrero Ave., El Monte.

El Monte City School District Parents Learn Ways to Guide Children

At El Monte City School District’s new Kindergarten Parent Academy, parents are learning fun and engaging ways to teach children about the alphabet with word-matching games, the importance of jumping and skipping to stay physically active and how to read print books in a technology-filled world. The Kindergarten Parent Academy, which started in November, teaches parents how to guide their children in mastering motor skills, English language arts, math and social and emotional development in a series of four workshops throughout the school year. Each District school hosts its own workshops for parents with children in transitional kindergarten and kindergarten.

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.