HMS hosts ELA Night

HMS hosts ELA Night
Posted on 10/21/2016

Harlandale Middle School families penned poems as they delved into the concept of identity at the school’s ELA Night on Oct. 20.

“Our ELA Night is an opportunity for families to come and learn about what our students do at school,” eight grade English teacher Tami Weinelt said. “Tonight, specifically, we are writing a “Where I am” poem which celebrates each student’s family and their background.”

Students and parents packed the library to think long and hard about what makes them unique.

“We are more than just a name, more than just a person, we are a culmination of our mothers, our fathers, our grandfathers who made the sacrifices for us to be here,” seventh grade English teacher Edmundo Conchas said. “It’s important for our kids to be able to share this with their parents because maybe they don’t know these stories, and unless an opportunity like this arises, they won’t know.”

Parents also took this opportunity to chat with teachers and to ask about their child’s progress.

“In order for our students to be successful, it’s going to take effort from all of us,” Conchas said. “When we see a huge number of parents turn out, it really lets us know that not only do these parents want to be involved, but they want to see their children succeed.”

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