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Dear Montebello School Community,

It’s hard to believe we are already in the second semester of the 2018-2019 school year.  We continue to find ourselves proud of the fine work done by our students in the academic, athletics and co-curricular activities.

Our Montebello Early College Program is still in its pilot year and is going strong.  Our freshman students, who were the first to enroll in the program, have positive things to say about the experience.  We applaud their dedication and hard work and we are pleased to see that they are on their way to earning an AA and a High School Diploma upon graduation in 2022.  This program is offered at no cost to students and covers tuition and textbooks.  We hope to continue to grow our Early College Program and thank East Los Angeles College for the opportunity they have offered our students. 

Our Academic Decathlon students did outstanding at this year’s event.  Four students took home 17 medals and placed in the following areas:  Art, Economics, Language and Literature, Math, Music, Science, Speech, and Social Science.  We are so proud of our students and their Coach and wish them continued success.

Our Oil Spill Magazine recently received a second place award from the American Scholastic Press Association (ASPA) and a Superior rating from the National Council of Teachers of English.  This is the Oil Spill’s second award from the ASPA.  Our Oil Spill magazine includes student work such as photography, poems, shorts stories, and digital art—to name a few.  Congratulations to our Oil Spill students and Advisor.

Our Athletics Winter sports teams all made it to CIF playoffs and most earned Almont League titles.  Congratulations to our Boys and Girls Soccer, Basketball, Wrestling and Girls Water Polo.  As always, our athletics programs serve to promote well-rounded scholars who learn to work as a team.  We look forward to our Spring sports season.

Our College Office has also been busy with students applying for colleges, scholarships and financial aid.  Many of our students know that time flies and graduation will be upon us before we know it.  Our juniors have also been visiting colleges through trips arranged by our AVID and College Bound Today programs.  These trips are invaluable and help students to get a better idea on where they would like to apply in the future.

As we work toward the end of the year, I would like to thank our students, staff, parents and the community for all the hard work and dedication.  It takes teamwork to make a school successful and we couldn’t do it without you. 

Please continue to check our website for all the latest at MHS. GO OILERS!


Mrs. Helen Meltzer