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El Monte Union High School District

  • El Monte Union Engineering Pathway Recognized with Golden Bell Award

    El Monte Union High School District has been recognized by the California School Boards Association (CSBA) with a Golden Bell Award for its groundbreaking career technical education (CTE) pathway, Zoo Crew: Engineers Gone Wild! The three-year science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) pathway launched in 2018 at Mountain View High School. The Zoo Crew engineering pathway aims to inspire more female and underrepresented students to enroll in STEM courses. Zoo Crew challenges Mountain View students to master rigorous CTE coursework by designing and engineering products, habitats, and structures that benefit wildlife, with a curriculum that is fun and relevant. El Monte Union and Mountain View High officially received the Golden Bell Award during a CSBA awards reception and ceremony on Dec. 2.

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  • El Monte Union Receives $5,000 Barona Grant to Focus on Reading Needs of Underrepresented Students

    Fernando R. Ledesma High School has received a $5,000 grant from the Barona Band of Mission Indians to develop student literacy and promote a love of reading among underrepresented students. The high school began the application process for the Barona Education Grant after interviewing their Trinity Youth Services students. The feedback received expressed a high student interest in wanting to read more books that resonated with them.

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  • El Monte Union High School Launches Project-Based Math Course

    Arroyo High School has debuted a new math class – Mathematical Reasoning with Connections (MRWC) – which provides students with a challenging, project- and group-based approach to math. In a presentation to the El Monte Union Board of Trustees during its Oct. 20 board meeting, Arroyo High Math Department Chair Patricia Espinoza and several of her students shared the benefits of MRWC, a fourth-year course designed for seniors that serves as a bridge to college mathematics.

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El Monte Union High Engages Community with New App, Facebook Page

Follow-up Story: El Monte Union High School District has launched a Facebook page and smartphone app with the latest news on activities and initiatives. The social media page is one of EMUHSD’s newest methods of sharing news to parents, teachers, staff and students. It will focus on student success stories, school and District achievements, news alerts and construction project updates. The District’s Facebook page is available at www.facebook.com/ElMonteUHSD, while the app can be downloaded via Apple’s App Store and Google Play.

El Monte Union Schools Use School Spirit to Bolster Attendance Rates to 97%

El Monte Union high schools are promoting regular school attendance among the thousands of students they serve with imaginative and positive reward systems that build on school spirit, including field trips, raffles and friendly competitions. As a result, District attendance rates have steadily climbed to nearly 100 percent, rising from 96.77 percent in 2013-14 to 97.29 percent in 2016-17, exceeding rates posted by surrounding school districts.

South El Monte High School to Celebrate 25th Anniversary with Homecoming Parade

Follow-up Story: South El Monte High School celebrated 25 years in the South El Monte community on Sept. 22 with a homecoming parade from City Hall to Eagle Stadium, led by the school’s drill team, cheer squad, band and color guard. The parade featured current SEMHS staff who opened the school 25 years ago and dignitaries from the District and city. Boxer and SEMHS alum Joseph “Jojo” Diaz, Jr. served as grand marshal. Latino pop singer and SEMHS alum Raymundo Monge performed the National Anthem at the game, in which SEMHS was victorious over Mountain View High, 35-8. The event also featured coronation of a homecoming king and queen.