Adult Education Week Celebrated

By Anne Donofrio-Holter
April 17, 2013 • 370 views

The El Monte Union High School District proclaimed March 18-22 Adult Education Week.  Students and staff participated in a variety of activities to celebrate the contributions of the adult school to our local neighborhoods.

“Hundreds of students and community members attended the opening of the Scholastic book fair titled Story Laboratory: Reading Gives You Superpower!” said Assistant Principal Sara Shapiro.  “Students and staff members enjoyed browsing the aisles, looking at gifts and games and checking out the book titles.”

According to Shapiro, the book fair usually generates thousands of dollars in sales of which the profits are used to buy scholastic books for adult school students.

The week’s activities also included informative displays showcasing student work and programs.  Teachers selected student honorees to receive outstanding student award certificates and El Monte-Rosemead Adult School t-shirts.

“The California Council for Adult Education raffle of spring baskets generated funds for adult school scholarships helping our students continue with their education,” said Shapiro.

Staff members Paul Diaz, Mary Segovia, Lisa Ton and others barbecued hotdogs for students and staff.

“The District values adult education and recognizes its importance to individuals, families and communities by offering literacy classes, ESL instruction, secondary education opportunities, career training, parent education and older adult classes,” said Superintendent Nick Salerno.

“Community members are invited to visit us at any time to check out our course offerings and become acquainted with the El Monte-Rosemead Adult School,” added Shapiro.

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