ESU 13 Migrant Education News

Serving children and youth in agriculture. Apr/May 2016

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Gering After School Tutoring

Migrant students in Gering are now receiving after school tutoring every Tuesday thanks to a joint effort with Gering Public Schools and the ESU 13 Migrant Education Program. Gering Schools provides the teachers, Carol Propp and Angie Vohland teach math, language, and reading skills to K-6 grade students. ESU 13 staff assist and provide transportation for migrant students. This collaboration has given the opportunity for 12 migrant students to attend after school tutoring. Thank you, Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Propp, Mrs. Vohland, and Northfield Elementary for the great collaboration to help our migrant students achieve!
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UNK Mullticultural Unity Day

Migrant students from Gordon-Rushville and North Platte attended UNK Multicultural Unity Conference with Tyson Schmunk, our Youth Advocate, and Janie Garza, our School/Home Liaison. Sessions included topics on college and career readiness, and a tour of the UNK campus.
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Parent Meeting on Nutrition

Erin Kampbell, a Nutrition Educator with UNL Extension, presented to a group of about 30 parents and students in Scottsbluff and North Platte via Zoom videoconference. Erin's interactive session covered the food pyramid, portion sizes, and included a demonstration of cooking a healthy beef and vegetable stir fry! Nutrition was one of the topics parents selected on our annual needs assessment survey. Erin's knowledge and food was a hit with parents and students alike and we hope to collaborate again next year!

UNL Big Red Summer Academic Camps

Thirteen migrant students will be traveling to Lincoln for a week this summer to explore careers of their choice at UNL Big Red Summer Academic Camps. Students from Cozad, North Platte, South Platte, Scottsbluff, Gering, Bridgeport, Garden County, and Hyannis completed applications, and were accepted into the program. Tuition and transportation for the students will be provided by the ESU 13 Migrant Education Program. Some of the career topics that our students chose are: engineering, outdoor sciences, veterinary science, computing, film making, and culinary arts. The camps will be June 5 - 10, 2016.
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Bi-National Teachers from Morelos and Colima!

The Bi-national Teacher Exchange Program has notified us that we will be hosting a teacher from the Mexican state of Morelos: Ms. Sanchez, and a teacher from the Mexican state of Colima: Mr. Gutierrez. We are excited, as these are two new states for the ESU 13 program. The teachers will be working in Scottsbluff, Gering, and Bayard for their entire summer schools, as well as visiting many other towns for a day or two. We look forward to welcoming Ms. Sanchez and Mr. Gutierrez!

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.