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 School Named to 2018-19 California Honor Roll

Rosemead High School has been named to the 2018-19 California Honor Roll for demonstrating consistently high levels of student academic achievement, narrowing the achievement gap and preparing students for college. The honor is given by the Educational Results Partnership (ERP) and sponsored by the Campaign for Businesses and Educational Excellence (CBEE), based on the results of state standardized tests in math and English language arts (ELA) taken in spring 2018.

El Monte Union Goes 1:1 for 2019-20 School Year

El Monte Union is gearing up to launch its new Access for All digital learning initiative, which will put technology into the hands of every student and eliminate barriers to learning, ensuring their academic success at school and at home. This fall, El Monte Union students will receive their own dedicated Chromebook laptops, carrying cases and chargers to use at home and school under a 1:1 digital learning initiative. The District will also provide students with limited or no at-home Internet access and the opportunity to apply for a free MiFi wireless hotspot through a 1 Million Project Foundation grant. The first day of school is Tuesday, Aug. 20.

El Monte Union Celebrates Class of 2019 with Ceremonies

El Monte Union High School District celebrated more than 2,000 members of the Class of 2019 during commencement ceremonies that brought together teachers, staff, families and community members, who cheered on graduates as they received their diplomas and leaped into the next chapter of their lives. The District celebrated graduating seniors from its six high schools on June 6. The adult school celebrated high school diploma recipients on May 29.

San Gabriel Unified Educators Honored for Special Needs Dedication

Ten San Gabriel Unified educators were honored during the May 28 Governing Board meeting for their success in implementing Classroom Pivotal Response Training (CPRT) in SGUSD schools. CPRT is an evidenced-based practice that aims to support students with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

State Grant to Bolster El Monte Union Student College Savings Accounts

The El Monte Promise Foundation has won a $448,000 Every Kid Counts state grant that will enable the nonprofit to expand its college savings program for K-12 students, including those enrolled in El Monte Union High School District schools. The California Student Aid Commission awarded $2.9 million in grants to nine nonprofit organizations and agencies across the state that sponsor or administer programs that incentivize families with children to open and maintain college savings accounts. The El Monte Promise Foundation, a partner of El Monte Union, launched its savings program in 2015 to help cultivate a college-going culture in El Monte.

El Monte Union Student Wins 32nd Congressional District Art Competition

For the next year, Mountain View High School student Nancy Hoang’s artwork will hang in the U.S. Capitol Building after she won first place in the 2019 art competition for the 32nd Congressional District, represented by U.S. Rep. Grace F. Napolitano. Napolitano’s office received 76 art pieces from 13 high schools across the San Gabriel Valley. Hoang won first place with her colored pencil drawing, “Orange Fish.”