2011 - EMCSD Invited to the White House
Octber, 2011 -El Monte City School District was honored by First Lady Michelle Obama at a reception at the White House.
The event was a culmination of EMCSD's participation in the First Lady's Let's Move Initiative and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Healthier US Schools Challenge (HUSSC). Fourteen EMCSD schools received the silver honor bestowed by the USDA on HUSSC awardees. (Update – of those 14 schools, 3 schools are now Gold award schools: Rio Hondo, Cleminson and Wilkerson.)
At the White House visit, more than twenty El Monte CSD delegates were led by Deputy Superintendent Kris Olafsson. Delegates also included School Board Member Terry Parson, school site principals and assistant principals, food service staff and teachers.