Good News Presented During our Board Meetings
Miller Dial Establishes Innovator Scholarship for EMUHSD Students
In an effort to support the advancement of El Monte Union High School District students who share its innovative spirit and determination, local manufacturing and engineering company Miller Dial, LLC, announced the establishment of the Miller Dial Young Innovator Scholarship. Open to seniors in all six of the District's high schools, the scholarship will be awarded on a "student’s ability to either create a project that demonstrates innovation in the area of sustainability and environmental improvement or create a community service project that raises awareness about the issue the project is addressing." Applicants must also write a one-page essay describing the role innovation, as well as their community, has played in their development as a student.
El Monte High Choir to Perform in Hawaii
The El Monte High School A Cappella Choir will travel to Hawaii for a March 12 performance at the Hawaii Choral Festival at the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu. The group will also perform two songs for the local morning news' live remote from the convention center on March 11 as a promotion for the festival which begins the following day.
Arroyo High School Selected for All State High School Honor Band
Arroyo High School senior Amber Villanueva was selected to participate in the All State High School Honor Band February 20 in Northern California. This follows her selection for the All Southern California High School Honor Band where she ranked third out of hundreds of students who auditioned to play the clarinet.
EMUHSD Board Meetings "Go Green"
In an effort to do its part to help preserve the earth's natural resources, the El Monte Union High School District went "green" beginning with tonight's board meeting. The decision came following the board's request to look into a more environmentally friendly and cost effective way to distribute board packets. The district will be saving paper, copy machine toner, wear and tear of the copy machine itself, staples and staff time. Last year, the district was charged over $8,200 for the printing of board packets and booklets and extra copies that went out to the various administrators, directors, union representatives, management and community. Board packets and all related documents will now be more readily available to the public enabling them to stay better informed. The community will now be able to access the district’s board packets by visiting the following website, www.boarddocs.com/ca/caemuhsd/Board.nsf, then clicking on Enter Public Site. The community will also be able to access other information from this site including district board policies, board profiles and current events. All past agendas and minutes will be archived on this site as well.
Arroyo, El Monte High Students Win Local Women's Club Music Competition
Arroyo High School's Amber Villanueva, Dat Dan Tran, Gustavo Vasquez and El Monte High School's Jerry Thayer each won $100 scholarships in the local Women's Club music contest. The four students were chosen by the Women's Club committee and will now advance to the district competition which will take place on March 11th.
Childcare Center Holds Open House
The El Monte-Rosemead Adult School's Granada Childcare Center hosted an open house Tuesday, March 1, 2011. At present, the center serves 90 families by providing high quality preschool for children aged three to five. The curriculum includes math and science concepts, language development through stories, art, music and drama, and stresses the acquisition of skills to follow directions, share, and get along with others.
Refreshments were served and information about registration for the 2011-12 school year was available.
California School Employees Association Holds Installation
On Saturday, January 29, 2011 the new Executive Board of Chapter 11, California School Employees Association were installed for 2011. Classified employees of the El Monte Union High School District will be represented this year as follows: Jesse Butanda, president, Ruben Sanchez, vice president, Ronda Logan, secretary, Christine Mota, treasurer and Lisa Chambers, chapter public relations officer. In attendance at the installation, which was held at the United Auto Workers Hall in Pico Rivera, were EMUHSD board members Sal Ramirez and John Tran. The newly elected officers say they are privileged and honored to serve the membership and want all classified employees to get involved and stay informed. Chapter meetings are held at 4:30 pm on the first Tuesday of every month in the Adult Education conference room.