ESU 13 Migrant Education News

Serving children and youth in agriculture. January 2016

Welcome, Miss Charging Thunder: School/Home Liaison for Gordon-Rushville

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Gabriella Charging Thunder is our new school / home liaison for Gordon-Rushville! Miss Charging Thunder is available to work with students during and after the school day. She is currently assisting migrant students at the middle school during the school day and working with students at the elementary and high schools after school. Miss Charging Thunder checks on each migrant student's progress weekly and can assist students who need help getting their grades up or keeping up with assignments, etc. She is also available to do home visits for reading activities with pre-school students and their parents.

New After School Tutors

We are happy to announce new after school tutoring programs in Valentine and Garden County! Melissa Bancroft is our Valentine Tutor who will be working one on one with students. Jessica Nesbitt is a new tutor at our Bayard after school program. We recently added a tutoring site at Garden County (Oshkosh). Dustin Styskal is our tutor at Garden County elementary on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 3:30 - 4:15. To date, 50 students have received instruction at our after school programs this year in Bayard, Scottsbluff, Gordon-Rushville, and Garden County.
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Parent Advisory Committee Meetings

On December 1, a group of migrant parents from Scottsbluff, Bridgeport, and North Platte met in person and via Zoom videoconferencing to discuss homework and what parents can do to help their children. Students and parents worked together, reading the US Department of Education's guidelines, summarizing and discussing the different sections of the document, and sharing personal tips of their own for homework success.

Our next parent meeting will be January 5 on Drug Awareness and then March 1 on Nutrition in the home. These are topics that our parents selected in last year's needs assessment survey.

ESU 13 Migrant Education Program

The ESU 13 Migrant Education Program is a Title 1, Part C program under the Nebraska Department of Education. The mission of the Migrant Education Program is to ensure that migrant children fully benefit from the same free public education provided to other children. To achieve this, the MEP supports educational programs for migrant children to help reduce the educational disruptions and other problems that result from repeated moves.