Goal 1: To continuously improve student growth and achievement. July 31st was a bittersweet day for 32 elementary English language learners who said “Goodbye” to their English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) teachers: Stacey Combs, Jessica Nauman, Tetyana Ovsienko, Genia Workheiser, and a new ESL teacher in the District, Katie Pintozzi. ESL students enjoyed coming to ESL summer school, which was housed at Ridgeview Elementary School, to improve their English language through reading, writing, and vocabulary development activities.
While younger English learners explored topics such as the beach, wild and domestic animals, and back to school, the older participants learned about the United States. The students even authored a book called Me on the Map, which included their family tree, created with the assistance of their parents.
Students were assessed weekly, and the teachers were very pleased with the growth progress throughout the program. It was another successful year for ESL summer school!
Submitted by: Teytana Ovsienko
Dr. Lisa Parker, Interim Superintendent