District News

  • Two El Monte Union Seniors Surprised with $40,000 Edison STEM Scholarships

    Two El Monte Union High School District seniors are among an elite group of 30 high school students from across the Southland to receive $40,000 STEM college scholarships from Edison International during surprise announcements. South El Monte High School senior Sandra Amezcua Rocha, who was surprised during her Spanish Literature class on March 26, and El Monte High School senior Connie Lee, who received the exciting news via Skype on March 19, were selected out of more than 2,000 applicants to the Edison Scholars program. “I was very surprised and am very thankful for this investment in my future,” said Amezcua Rocha, who was presented with the check by Edison International President and CEO Pedro Pizarro to the wild applause of her family and friends. Click the story title for more info and ABC7 News video...

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  • El Monte Union Seniors Celebrate Commitment to College During Ceremonies

    Hundreds of graduating seniors from El Monte Union’s comprehensive high schools celebrated their university-bound commitments in front of cheering crowds of underclassmen, teachers and administrators during District-wide College Signing Day ceremonies taking place April 26-May 3. Mountain View, South El Monte, El Monte, Rosemead and Arroyo high schools hosted individual events to celebrate seniors achieving their academic pursuits and to showcase the college-going culture each campus has cultivated to inspire and prepare students to follow their educational and professional goals. “It feels really special to be recognized, and it’s nice to see everyone together celebrating and happy,” said Mountain View High senior Matthew Acuna, who will attend California State University, Los Angeles in the fall. “It’s so good to know that all my hard work has paid off.” ...click the story title for more info and images

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  • El Monte Union Superintendent Named Cal Poly Pomona Distinguished Alumnus

    El Monte Union High School District Superintendent Dr. Edward Zuniga will be honored by the Cal Poly Alumni Association as its 2018 Distinguished Alumnus, recognizing the class of 1996 grad for his vision, leadership and willingness to give back to the El Monte community. Zuniga will receive the 2018 College of Education and Integrative Studies Distinguished Alumni Award during the Cal Poly Distinguished Alumni Awards Ceremony at the Sheraton Hotels and Resorts Fairplex Conference Center in Pomona on Friday, April 27. “Being named a distinguished alumnus is a tremendous honor, and I am humbled and thankful for this recognition,” Zuniga said. “The guidance and support I received at Cal Poly has resonated throughout my career as an educator and enabled me to reach professional heights. Thank you to Cal Poly Pomona for placing me among such an esteemed group of alumni.” Click the story title for info and video...

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  • El Monte Union Teacher Prep Academy Wins 2017 Golden Bell Award

    Since its inception in 2000, El Monte Union’s Teacher Preparation Academy (TPA) – a novel teaching program at Mountain View High School (MVHS) – has provided aspiring educators a pathway toward pursuing a teaching profession while boosting college-going rates, academic achievement and school attendance. Every week, 100 MVHS juniors and seniors in the TPA program make the trek to nearby Mountain View School District elementary and middle schools to tutor transitional kindergarten through eighth-grade students in arithmetic, phonics and sentence composition, providing one-on-one instruction while honing their teaching skills.

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  • El Monte Union Installs 21 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations, 18 More Planned

    In partnership with Southern California Edison (SCE), the El Monte Union High School District has completed construction of seven charging stations at Rosemead, Arroyo and Mountain View high schools. The District has been approved to build 18 more charging stations at El Monte and South El Monte high schools as part of SCE’s Charge Ready program. Click story title for full details...

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  • El Monte Union Bolsters Career Tech Programs through Community Partnerships

    Two of El Monte’s longest-running businesses recently opened their doors to El Monte Union students interested in pursuing highly-skilled vocational employment, part of a series of field trips organized by El Monte Union’s Career Technical Education (CTE) division to offer students a real-life glimpse into the subjects they are studying. Longo Toyota and Precision Coil Spring – both in operation for over 50 years – provided students with tours of their facilities and reviewed the variety of high-paying technical and administrative positions available. Students also met with former El Monte Union students who are now employed by the companies, including a Ledesma High School graduate who started as a car wash valet and worked his way through the ranks to become Longo’s Used Car Service Manager. Click the story title for more...

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  • El Monte Union Engages Community with Newly Launched App, Facebook Page

    The El Monte Union High School District has launched a Facebook page and smartphone app with the latest news on activities and initiatives, taking important strides to improve electronic outreach and communication with the school community. The social media page is one of EMUHSD’s newest methods of disseminating important news to parents, teachers, staff and students. It will focus on student success stories, school and District achievements, news alerts and construction project updates. Click story title for full details...

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  • El Monte Union Takes Stand Against Drugs with Red Ribbon Week Activities

    The El Monte Union High School District kicked off Red Ribbon Week on Oct. 23 with a drug-free pledge and awareness program symbolizing its deep commitment to fostering safe, drug-free campuses to ensure student success. The anti-drug campaign follows a recent move by the EMUHSD Board of Trustees to pass a resolution opposing cannabis retailers, dispensaries and commercial businesses from setting up establishments within the City of El Monte.

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  • Negotiations Update

    The District is pleased to announce that it has reached a settlement with CSEA regarding salary negotiations. The District's proposal was a 2.5% on salary schedule increase and a 5% off salary schedule payment (for all eligible members), both of which are retroactive to July 1, 2016. The CSEA bargaining unit has tentatively agreed to the District's offer. The agreement is pending CSEA member ratification and board approval....click title for more details

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  • Classified Employee of the Year

    Congratulations to Pamela Martin (RHS Office Clerk III), El Monte Union High School District's 2017 Classified Employee of the Year, click title for more info...

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  • El Monte Union High School District Promotes and Celebrates Visual Arts (VIDEO)

    Since 1999, El Monte Union High School District has recognized and awarded students excellence in Visual Arts. On November 9th, Mountain View High School hosted the 2016 EMUHSD Art Reception. This year over 348 art pieces were displayed at the reception, while 326 of those pieces received awards at the Los Angeles County Fair. Click the story title for more details and a video

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  • Gates Millennium Scholar Rises from South El Monte High

    Kira Rodriguez, a senior at South El Monte High School who plans major in astrophysics at UC Berkeley, has been announced as one of this year’s Gate Millennium Scholars.

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  • Concerns regarding student use of "Ogle" app

    The El Monte Union High School District would like to share a concern with our families about a mobile application (app) called “Ogle”. Click the news title for more information.

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  • Mountain View High Students Bank on Their Future (video)

    Union Bank opens up a student run branch located at Mountain View High School. It's never too early to teach kids the value of money.

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  • El Monte Rosemead Adult School Provides Opportunity

    The El Monte Rosemead Adult School proudly hosts a comprehensive Adult Basic Education Program (ABE), Adult Secondary Education Program (ASE), and a High School Equivalency Program (HSE). These programs have been serving the local community for the last 60 years.

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  • SEMHS Wrestler's Dream Comes True

    A special needs teenager had his wish come true after defeating his opponent in his first-ever wrestling match. Nick Haller, a high school junior, got the chance to wrestle for his South El Monte High School wrestling team on Thursday, a dream made possible by two local high schools.

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  • Senator Ed Hernandez Donates to EMHS

    “Never give up,” said Senator Ed Hernandez on the afternoon of Friday, January 28th. He stopped by El Monte High School to speak to students about his journey to success, de- spite the obstacles he’s overcome. Along with his visitation, he gave a generous donation of $5,000 to the school to purchase eyeglasses for students.

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  • Rosemead HS Partnering with USC Engineering Professor

    Engineering Prof Wants to Revolutionize High School Math and Physics. “Physics isn’t that hard,” says USC Viterbi Assistant Professor Rehan Kapadia, “it’s the way the math of the physics is taught that makes it difficult for high school students. Engineering reveals how the math of physics makes sense, and we can enliven high school curricula this way.”

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  • Arroyo Students Selected as Mission Valley League Fall Scholar Athletes

    Senior Kurt Hake and junior Connie Diep have been selected as Mission Valley League fall Scholar Athletes. The two students were found to have had the highest academic GPA’s out of all Arroyo fall seasonal athletes.

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  • MVHS's VISTA Academy Produces Video for Annual Tamalada

    The 12th annual Tamalada took place on December 18th at the Grace T. Black Memorial Auditorium. Ms. Geodi Sunabe-Davidson, physical education department, was awarded the Bobby Salcedo Esperanza Award.

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