Do you want to learn more about the amazing service of Whitman Students and Community Members in the Walla Walla schools this past year? Read all about it in this year’s School Outreach Newsletter. Click Here for the full PDF or read an excerpt below!
The Whitman Green Park Bilingual Program is reaching the end of a successful second year placing Spanish speaking Whitman students in K-3 bilingual classrooms. Over the past two semesters, 34 volunteers have contributed 500 hours of service to the classrooms at Green Park Elementary. The volunteers act as a safety net for students who need extra support by working one-on-one or with small groups of children in math, reading, writing and science. The Bilingual Program hosted a family fun night at Green Park Elementary, serving as a celebration of bilingual education and offering an opportunity for volunteers to connect with the families of Green Park and community partners involved in the Hispanic culture. A big feature of the night was a traditional dance performance by Pioneer Middle School’s Ballet Folklorico. Elizabeth Razo, Green Park second grade bilingual teacher stated, “On behalf of our staff, students and families, I believe that the Bilingual Family Fun Night was a huge