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MTHS DATA Academy Applications

Monterey Trail's Design and Technology Academy (DATA) is now accepting applications for the 2015-16 school year.  This prestigious program has won numerous awards and is funded through a grant sponsored by the California Department of Education.  Last year DATA received the Pupil's Choice Award for Academy of the Year as well as the Counselor of the Year.   Students in the program major in one or more of the following areas while in high school: 

  • Engineering– Mechanical Engineer, Manufacturer Engineer, CADD, Civil Engineering, Estimator/Planner
  • Environmental Architecture- Project Management, Building Trades, Architecture Engineering, CADD, Surveyor, City Engineer, Landscape Designer, Architect, Environmental Design, Planner
  • Computer Science– Computer Programmer, Computer Engineer, Data Processor, Computer Animator, Computer Repair Technician, Web Developer, Video Game Designer, Cybersecurity Expert

Academy Benefits:

Technology and core subject teachers work with DATA students as a team to support and assist with student success

Hands-on-experience with state-of-the-art Computer Science, Engineering & Science labs

Academy scholarships

MTHS course selection preferences when enrolling for DATA classes


Mentors from industry including Microsoft, Surewest, VSP, Simmons, State of California, EGUSD, Sheriff's Department, Intel Corporation

Community Service Opportunities

Field trips to colleges and universities and places such as the Berkeley, Stanford, UC Davis, Tech Musuem of Innovation, Exploratorium, Intel, and Academy of Sciences

Mentoring opportunities

Leadership Opportunities

Industry recognized certification opportunities in Computer Repair, Networking, Computer Security, and Servers

We will be visiting all 8th grade English classes during terms 2&3.  Applications are due Friday, January 23rd.  Please note: space is limited.   If you have any questions, please contact Cindy Lascola at or through School Loop

We look forward to seeing you next year!!!

Click here for the MTHS DATA Academy Application.

EHMS Accepts the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

A challenge was issued by Vice Principal Shackelford:  if the students would donate $1000 to the ALS Foundation, he would accept the Ice Bucket Challenge!


EHMS students and staff accepted that challenge, raising over $1400.



Parent University

You and your child/children are invited to attend the 6th class session of Parent University.

When: Wednesday, February 4, 2015 @ 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Where: EHMS Multipurpose Room

This month's topic is Jump Start to College, CRC, CSUS, UCD, CA Student Aid Commission.

Parent University meets on the first Wednesday of each month.  Please mark your calendar.  We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday evening.


Posted by: Nicole Rascher
Published: 1/28/15

EGUSD Parent Preview Nights - High School Mathematics Proposed Instructional Materials

Elk Grove Unified parents, students, teachers, administrators and other community members are invited to preview the high school mathematics instructional materials that were piloted in classrooms throughout the district and have been recommended by the Secondary Mathematics Steering Committee for adoption.  Two preview nights are scheduled, one in January and one in February. 



The first preview night will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, January 29th.  The second preview night will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, February 2nd



Both preview nights will be held in the Board Room at the Robert L. Trigg Education Center (9510 Elk Grove-Florin Road, Elk Grove 95624).

Posted by: Nicole Rascher
Published: 1/28/15

GEAR UP Trust Award

California GEAR UP Trust Award is here!

It's time to apply to the GEAR UP Trust Award. Five EHMS students (seventh and eigth grade) will be awarded $2,000.00 Education Trust Awards. The monetary award will be placed in an education trust fund to accumulate interest and will be released to the students upon their enrollment in a college or university. 

All EHMS Future College Graduates are encouraged to apply.

Please see the attached application. Your application must be typed and submitted no later than Friday, February 13, 2015, 3:30 p.m. to the EHMS Student Services Building.

Posted by: Nicole Rascher
Published: 1/27/15

See's Candy Deadline Approaching!

Valentine’s Day See’s Candies Fundraiser Deadline Approaches!

The deadline for the See's Candies Fundraiser is almost here!  Please remember to turn in your envelopes no later than Monday, February 2nd to Ms. Rascher, in the EHMS Admin. Office.

Ordered candies will be available for pick-up at EHMS Multipurpose Room, on Wed. February 11th – right in time for Valentine’s Day.

Contact COLTS Parent Organization representative in case if you have questions: e-mail to or call Nina at (916) 834-2839.

Thank you for supporting Edward Harris, Jr. Middle School!

Posted by: Nicole Rascher
Published: 1/26/15

EHMS Eats Around Town: Panda Express - Thursday, February 5th

Come out to our next EHMS Eats Around Town at the new Panda Express location on Sheldon Road, located near Winco. You can dine in, take out or purchase at the drive through. Make sure to bring the attached flyer so our school will receive 20% of your purchase. 

When: Thursday, February 5, 2015

11 AM - 10 PM

Where: Panda Express

8180 Sheldon Road

Elk Grove, CA 95758


Posted by: Ms. Escoto
Published: 1/25/15

Incoming 7th Grade Parent Information and Course Selection Meeting

Attention families with 6th grade students!

Come to one of the Incoming 7th Grade Parent Meeting to learn about:

  • Class Registration Process
  • Academic Programs
  • Upcoming Events

Please bring Student ID # and Proof of TDap Shot

When: come to one of three meetings

  • Monday, January 26, 2015 from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, January 31, 2015 from 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday, February 3, 2015 from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Where: EHMS Multipurpose Room

We hope to see you there!

Posted by: Nicole Rascher
Published: 1/14/15

MTHS Course Selection for 2015-2016

Attention current 8th graders.

Selection of courses for 9th grade will be held based on your 8th grade Advocacy teacher.

See the attached flyer for details.

Note:  if you will not be attending MTHS next year, you will need to contact the school you plan to attend to register.

Posted by: James Ponder
Published: 1/13/15

See's Candies Fundraiser

EHMS COLTS Parent Organization starts

Valentine’s Day See’s Candies Fundraiser!

Dear Parents, Students, and EHMS staff,

EHMS COLTS Parent Organization announces beginning of Valentine’s Day See’s Candies fundraiser.  We chose See’s because of its fine reputation for quality.  A large assortment of Valentine's Day boxed chocolate gifts from See's Candies will fit any taste and any budget.

Our goal is to raise $2,000 to support EHMS with various school-wide activities and programs.

Your child will receive Fundraiser packets in Advocacy on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015. There will also be extra packets available in the administration office.

A few important dates to remember:

Sale Starts: Jan. 8, 2015

Sale Ends: Feb. 2, 2015

Candy Pick-up: Feb. 11, 2015

Contact COLTS Parent Organization representative in case if you have questions: e-mail to or call Nina at (916) 834-2839.

Order a perfect gift for that special someone this Valentine's Day
support Edward Harris, Jr. Middle School!

Posted by: Nicole Rascher
Published: 1/7/15

Common Core State Standards Survey

As the Elk Grove Unified School District enters its third year of implementing the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), we are seeking feedback and input on the communications and supports that we are providing families. We will use this information as part of our continuous efforts to improve the communication tools and resources that we provide. 


Please see the attachments below for more information and a link to a survey you can take to give Elk Grove Unified School District your opinions and feedback on CCSS.

Posted by: Nicole Rascher
Published: 9/9/14



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