ENLACE Last Day of School
Monday, June 19, 2017
On May 2nd and 3rd a film crew from The Teaching Channel visited ENLACE. They filmed an Algebra class, a World Studies class, a Leadership seminar, and a school-wide Community Circle, where students presented their work to a packed room of peers and teachers. The crew also interviewed students about their experience and filmed a math team common planning time meeting and teacher coaching session. The final edited videos will be posted on The Teaching Channel in September 2017 as part of their "ELL Deep Dive" project, which features examples from schools across the country that are providing strong instructional supports for English Language Learners. Awesome work ENLACE students and teachers!
ENLACE students became UN delegates the week before vacation when they participated in their first Model United Nations simulation. They had spent the entire third quarter researching their countries, preparing speeches, and practicing debate skills to get ready for a simulation on global pandemic response. They did an incredible job!
Mayor Dan Rivera came in to speak with ENLACE students. Students were given the chance to ask any question regarding himself and his involvement with the city. They covered many topics like his service in the Army, his mother who imigrated to the U.S, and even openings for student interns in the Mayors office.
Nearly 200 people gathered on Wednesday night for ENLACE's second annual Storytellers' Cafe. Students shared their immigration stories with an audience of classmates, teachers, community partners, and district leaders. The event also showcased student work and featured performances from the ENLACE Theater Company.