Welcome back to school for the 2019-2020 school year! I look forward to working with your children and helping them reach their English proficiency goals in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or need assistance with anything:
330-753-1084 ext. 25325
We hope that everyone is enjoying their summer!
Please check your mail for a packet from the EL Program which includes your child's OELPA results and progress reports. Contact Miss Nemer if you have any questions: 330-753-1084 x 25325 or by email: RNemer@BarbertonSchools.org
Wishing everyone a happy and safe summer! Here are some things you can do:
Our 5th Annual Cultural Festival went great! Stories of the "American Dream" were shared along with food and activities to celebrate and learn about cultural diversity at Barberton City Schools.
Our speakers shared their experiences growing up between two cultures, how Barberton Schools helped them, and what the American Dream means to them. They did a fantastic job and showed the impact that our teachers and staff make to help provide learning opportunities for them to succeed.
Click on each name to access the video of their speech:
It's that time of the year, the Barberton City Schools ESOL Program and World Language Club are hosting the 2019 Cultural Festival that brings together students, families, teachers, and community members to celebrate cultural diversity in Barberton.
Please join us for our 5th annual BCS Cultural Festival
When: Thursday, April 25, 2019
Time: 5:30-7:30 PM
Where: Barberton High School Theater and Commons (555 Barber Road, Barberton 44203)
Here are some highlights of what we will be doing this year:
We hope to see you there to experience a day in our multilingual students’ lives!
Testing begins today for the Ohio English Language Proficiency Assessment (OELPA). All English learners will be taking this four part test in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking. OELPA Testing ends on March 29th. Results of the test will be sent in May.
Today we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who made a great impact in American history by bringing together our people across the nation to make necessary change. We have a lot that we can learn from MLK's character and ideology. Anything is possible with a dream and perseverance!
Wishing all of our students and families a happy new year! May 2019 bring you much happiness and success!
In January, students will be preparing for the Ohio English Language Proficiency Assessment (OELPA). English learners will be tested in the areas of Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking. The testing window is February 4th through March 29th. Scores will be reported in May. Best wishes!
Barberton City Schools EL Teacher, Randa Nemer was given the Ohio TESOL Excellence in Teaching award at the conference in October! Miss Nemer helps students become proficient in the English language. She is bilingual in Arabic and English and also serves as a liaison between the district and families. Randa was previously named Rookie Educator of the Year by the Summit County Educational Services Center in 2016.
Barberton City Schools was featured in the Ohio TESOL Journal for "Sharing Stories of the American Dream." A link to the article can be found here: Ohio TESOL Journal Summer/Fall 2018.
ELs @ BCS
The English Learner (EL) program at Barberton City Schools helps provide the resources and support ELs need to succeed. Our goal is for ELs to meet learning standards and achieve academic and social success.