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El Monte Union High School District

  • El Monte Union to Celebrate $13 Million Multipurpose Building/Gymnasium with Groundbreaking

    El Monte Union will celebrate the groundbreaking for a 15,000-square-foot Multipurpose Building & Gymnasium at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11 at Fernando R. Ledesma High School, 12347 Ramona Blvd., El Monte. The $10 million facility will feature a performance space with grandstand seating, basketball court, fitness areas, outdoor classrooms, an outdoor weightlifting area, snack bar, concession and lobby areas, restrooms, classrooms and a learning garden to promote healthy eating. The facility will serve as a gathering place for athletic events, performances and neighborhood functions. This is the first major project to be funded by Measure HS, a $190 million facilities bond approved by voters in November 2018.

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  • El Monte Students Learn Money Management Skills during Mad City Money Competition

    More than 150 El Monte Union business and finance students took on the role of adults and were hit with a dose of reality when they had to learn to be responsible for their own financial planning, oversee monthly expenditures and tackle credit card debt during Mad City Money, a realistic simulation held Oct. 24 at El Monte High School. Paired with a partner and assigned personal profiles with an occupation, a young child and a monthly salary, students had to deduct taxes, student loan payments, medical insurance and credit card debt from their income and visit merchants to purchase housing, transportation, food, clothing and childcare necessities. Every once in a while, students were hit with unexpected expenses and windfalls that they had to factor in.

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  • El Monte Union Art Showcase Highlights Award-Winning Student Art

    El Monte Union shined a spotlight on its creative student artists during the 20th annual District Art Show, which featured more than 150 works that earned accolades at the 2019 Los Angeles County Fair “America’s Kids” Arts Competition. More than 200 students from El Monte Union’s five comprehensive high schools, who contributed art for the Oct. 22 event, received corsages and certificates of recognition from the District for their artistry.

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El Monte Union Strengthens Commitment to Healthy Living with Opening of Eco-Garden

Arroyo High School officially opened its Regenerative Learning Garden – a 1-acre site that will double as a community garden and learning laboratory for students studying horticulture and water conservation – during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Sept. 21. Developed through a partnership with Eco-Urban Gardens and the U.S. Green Building Council Los Angeles (USGBC-LA), the student-run garden underscores El Monte Union’s commitment to supporting ecological solutions and sustainable living in the greater El Monte community.

El Monte Union Kicks Off College Application Season

El Monte High School welcomed hundreds of students and their parents for the District’s annual College Night on Sept. 23. Students met with representatives from over 40 colleges and universities and participated in activities in preparation for college and financial aid application season. Students received information on programs, activities, entrance requirements and degrees offered by two- and four-year universities, including UC Berkeley, UCLA, Cal State Los Angeles, Cal Poly Pomona, University of La Verne and Rio Hondo College.

El Monte Union to Hold Annual College Night on Sept. 23

El Monte Union High School District will host its annual College Night at El Monte High School on Monday, Sept. 23, providing students and parents the opportunity to meet with college representatives from more than 40 colleges and universities and learn more about the college entrance process. Students from all of the District’s high schools are invited to participate in the event, taking place from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at El Monte High School, 3048 Tyler Ave., El Monte.

El Monte Union’s Arroyo High to Unveil Learning Garden

In conjunction with Eco Urban Gardens, Arroyo High School will celebrate the grand opening of its Regenerative Learning Garden at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21 at 4921 Cedar Ave., El Monte. The event will include garden tours, harvesting, seed planting, yoga, face painting, recycled arts and crafts, guest speakers and more. Vegan food will be provided by the Arroyo High School garden.

El Monte Union College Night to Feature More than 40 Universities

El Monte Union High School District will host its annual College Night from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23 at El Monte High School, 3048 Tyler Ave., El Monte. The event will provide students and parents the opportunity to explore dozens of colleges and universities and learn more about what steps to take to enter a two- or four-year university. Students from all the District’s high schools are invited to participate

El Monte Union School Library Awarded $5K Barona Mission Indians Grant

Mountain View High School's library on Aug. 23 was awarded a $5,000 grant from the Barona Band of Mission Indians, which will go to buy reading materials for the school's beginning English students. Assemblywoman Blanca Rubio was on hand to support Mountain View's efforts to provide beginning English students – many of whom are new young immigrants – with books, ebooks, audiobooks and magazines. The Barona grant would also support additional students whose home language is not English, students who are studying to obtain bi-literacy certificates and students in AP Spanish.

El Monte Union to Host 2019-20 Back to School Nights

El Monte Union’s high schools will host back-to-school nights for students and their families from 6 to 8 p.m. as follows: Tuesday, Sept. 10 at Rosemead High School, 9063 Mission Drive, Rosemead; and Wednesday, Sept. 11 at Arroyo High School, 4921 Cedar Ave., El Monte. Fernando R. Ledesma High School will hold its event from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12. South El Monte, El Monte and Mountain View high schools have held their events.

El Monte Union Welcomes 8,000 Students to 2019-20 School Year

El Monte Union High School District welcomed over 8,000 new and returning students to its campuses on Aug. 20 for the 2019-20 school year, with nearly 2,000 freshmen among the first to experience the District’s rollout of a new 1:1 device initiative, increased dual enrollment and innovative career pathway programs and new facility upgrades. Rosemead High School kicked off the year on Aug. 13 with its fourth annual LINK Crew Orientation Program, which provided over 400 members of the Class of 2023 the opportunity to acclimate to the Panther culture, learn campus rules and expectations, meet classmates and “link” up with upperclassmen who will serve as their mentors for the entire school year.

El Monte Union Engineering Program to Welcome Gray Fox for First Day

Mountain View High School is launching year two of its Zoo Crew: Engineers Gone Wild! career technical education pathway on the first day of the 2019-20 school year with a visit from a gray fox, courtesy of the Nature of Wildworks. The program will take place from 10:35 to 11:25 a.m. and 12:10 to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20 in the school’s media center, 2900 Parkway Drive, El Monte. The Zoo Crew engineering pathway provides students the opportunity to study the health and well-being of animals in the wild and encourage their interest in careers architectural design and engineering fields.