Bilingual/ESL
2300 West Main Street, Mendota, IL 61342
Phone- 815-539-7446, Bilingual- 815-539-5193
Fax- 815-539-3103
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Seal of Biliteracy State Image   Commendation Biliteracy Image 

Eleven Mendota High School students have been recognized as “2015-2016 Illinois State Seal of Biliteracy and State Commendation toward Biliteracy” scholars.  The prestigious award is given annually by the Illinois State Board of Education to deserving students.  There were 54 Illinois State Seal of Biliteracy participating school districts for school year 2015-2016. Honored Illinois public high school graduates who demonstrate a high level of proficiency in four domains in:  English, and a language other than English are eligible to earn the seal.  An official seal will be placed on the diplomas and confer official recognition on transcripts of those students who qualify. Two honors are available:  The Seal of Biliteracy and the Commendation toward Biliteracy. The Seal of Biliteracy is awarded to those whose proficiency level is equivalent to the Intermediate High scale set by the American Council on Teaching of Foreign Languages. The Commendaiton of Biliteracy is awarded to students who proficiency level is rated at Intermediate Low or Intermediate Mid in a second language. Mendota High School selection was based on English language scores assessed using either the ACT English subscore, PARCC language arts subscore, ACCESS for ELLS reading and writing subscores, or the ACTFL Assessment of Performance toward Proficiency in languages (AAPPL) Measure.  Students at MHS proved proficiency in foreign language by taking the Advanced Placement (AP) Langauge and Culture exam in the foreign language of Spanish. While this distinguished recognition does not include a monetary prize, recipients are encouraged to cite the honor on applications for college admission and scholarships and increased employment opportunities.

 

The following Mendota High School students have been named 2016 graduates with the State Seal of Biliteracy:  McKennon Escatel, son of Joseph and Sara Escatel; Amador Nanez, son of Amador Nanez, Sr.; Alissa Orozco, daughter of Jose and Valentina Orozco; and Luis Rodriguez, son of Jaime and Victoria Rodriguez. 2016 graduates who earned the Commendation of Biliteracy:  Davy Arteaga, son of Miguel and Maria Arteaga; Bailey Beetz, daughter of Joe and Cindy Beetz; Fabian Espinoza, son of Eriberto and Augustina Espinoza; Aldo Figueroa, son of Mario Figueroa.  Anticipated Class of 2017 graduates who are qualified to graduate with biliteracy honors:  Esmerelda Arteaga, daughter of Felicitas Casas, Seal of Biliteracy; Liliana Rodrigues, daughter of Dennis and Rosa Watson, Seal of Biliteracy; Jon Quintana, son of Armando and Elizabeth Quintana, Commendation of Biliteracy. 

 

For more information, please visit http://www.isbe.net/seal-of-biliteracy/default.htm.  

BPAC Meeting, 10-18-16, 5:00 PM Media Center

Attendees:  Sara Escatel (P), Veronica Diaz (P), Adriana Guerra (P), Jennie Espinoza (P), Mayra Luna (P), Maria Luisa Luna (P), Susana Correa (P), Rosa Villa (P), Delcia Gomez (P), Fabian Gomez (S), Francisco Gomez (P), Sujely Quintana (P), Adrianne Espinoza (T), Olga Horn (T), Breanne Suarez (C), Denise Aughenbaugh (Principal), Jeff Prusator (Supt.)

Welcome and introductions provided by Sara.

Introduction of the Class Leaders were made.

Mrs. Breanne Suarez from the University of Illinois Extension Office, 4H, presented on the opportunities for Latino students.  She shared information on Leadership activities that can be helpful for students applying for college and scholarships.  She noted the 4H Teen Teacher Club.  The club will teach summer cooking classes to the summer migrant program at Lincoln School.  She also offered services on the Professional Leadership Skills Certificate Program.  It is a two-day workshop that teaches students leadership skills, social media etiquette, resume building, and interview skills. There is a $20 annual membership to join 4H. Mrs. Suarez will also receive training on a new College and Career Readiness Program called “Puntos,” and she will share that information with Mendota when ready.

 The 4H Latino Mentor Club was presented by Aurora Medina.  All students are invited to attend.  The next meeting is Tuesday, November 1 at 3:15 PM in the MHS Media Center. Teachers are also asked to help encourage students to participate.

Student, Raul Gonzalez, gave a presentation on “Student Success.”  He also shared how the MHS Bilingual and ESL program has helped him to be a better student and find success ins chool.

Parents were shown training videos on how to use the online gradebook program called “Parent Connect.”  Parents were invited to stay after the meeting concluded to work one-on-one with the school software.

Next meeting was scheduled for Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 5:00 PM in the Media Center.


Bienvenida y presentaciones proporcionadas por Sara.

se hicieron introducción de los líderes de la clase.

La señora Breanne Suárez de la Universidad de Illinois Oficina de Extensión, 4H, presentó las oportunidades para los estudiantes latinos. Ella compartió información sobre las actividades de liderazgo que pueden ser útiles para estudiantes que solicitan para la universidad y becas. Se refirió a la adolescente 4H y Maestros. El club va a enseñar clases de cocina de verano para el programa migrante de verano en la Escuela Lincoln. Ella también ofreció servicios en el Programa de Certificación de Habilidades de Liderazgo Profesional. Es un taller de dos días que enseña a los estudiantes las habilidades de liderazgo, la etiqueta medios de comunicación social, reactivación de las obras, y habilidades de la entrevista. Hay una membresía anual de $ 20 a unirse a 4H. La señora Suárez también recibirá formación en un nuevo programa de preparación para la universidad y carrera llamado "Puntos de Encuentro", y que compartirá esa información con Mendota cuando esté listo.

 El 4H Latino Mentor Club fue presentado por Aurora Medina. Todos los estudiantes están invitados a asistir. La próxima reunión es el martes, 1 de noviembre a las 15:15 en el MHS Media Center. También se pide a los maestros para ayudar a animar a los estudiantes a participar.

Estudiante, Raúl González, hizo una presentación sobre "El éxito del estudiante." También compartió cómo el MHS bilingüe y el programa de ESL le ha ayudado a ser un mejor estudiante y encontrar complementos de éxito chool.

Los padres se mostraron videos de capacitación sobre la forma de utilizar el programa de libro de calificaciones en línea llamado "Parent Connect." Los padres fueron invitados a quedarse después de la reunión llegó a la conclusión de trabajar uno-a-uno con el software de la escuela.

Próxima reunión fue programada para el martes 17 de de enero de, 2017 a las 5:00 pm en el Centro de Medios.