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					Bilingual & ESL Elementary

 School District of Waukesha
 History, Current Reality and Looking into the Future
       Background and History
    of Waukesha’s Bilingual / ELL
   White Rock Elementary     1970
   Central Middle School     1977
   South High School         1978
   North High School         1978
   Horning                   1979
   Butler                    1979
   Blair (ESL Instruction)   Late 70’s
   West                      1996
   Banting                   2001
   Blair                     2004
   Hadfield                  2005
   Whittier                  2009
   Heyer                     2010
   Bethesda                  2012
Bilingual / ELL Guiding Philosophy:

    The Bilingual / ELL Program is based on the premise that
     students deserve the opportunity to learn & achieve at a
     level which reflects their ability and dedication,
     regardless of language dominance or cultural

    Waukesha’s Program is designed to provide such
     opportunity to students for whom the impact of a non-
     English language is significant.
Our Students Come From All Over the World …

        • Afghanistan   • Ecuador   •Nicaragua
        • Argentina     • India     • Pakistan
        • Bangladesh    • Japan     • Puerto Rico
        • Bosnia        •Korea      • Thailand
        • Burma         •Laos       •Venezuela
        • China         • Mexico    • Vietnam
Languages Represented in our
Albanian   Farsi      Korean     Slavic
Arabic     German     Laotian    Spanish
Bengali    Gujarati   Mandarin   Szechuan
Bosnian    Hindi      Palau      Taiwanese
Burmese    Italian    Pashto     Tamil
Chinese    Japanese   Persian    Tagalog
Czech      Kannada    Polish     Telegu
Dari       Karen      Russian    Urdu
The Lingo…

 ESL: English as a Second Language; specialized
  instruction in speaking, listening, reading, and
  writing of the English language for students whose
  first language is not English.
 Bilingual: Use of a student’s first language to
  develop concepts and skills in the academic
  content areas.
 ELL: English Language Learner (s); students
  engaged in learning English.
    Approximate Numbers of
       Students Served:
 2000-2001   520 students    (approx.)

 2001-2002   620 students    (approx.)

 2004-2005   740 students    (approx.)

 2005-2006   840 students    (approx.)

 2007-2008   1150 students   (approx.)

 2008-2009   1310 students   (approx.)

 2009-2010   1379 students   (approx.)

 2010-2011   1490 students   (approx.)
 Waukesha Schools

4K-5th Bilingual / ESL

     District Wide Program Tour
Elementary Bilingual & ESL

               • Bilingual 4K
  • Dual Language 1 and 2 Way Programs
        • Intensive ESL Programs
         • Itinerant ESL Programs
                District Bilingual
                  4K Program

 This program is “housed” at Blair, Banting & Heyer.
 It services 3 and 4 year olds, with and without special education
 It is the only program in the City of Waukesha that provides
  instruction in Spanish at the pre-Kindergarten level.
 Presently there are approximately 90 students participating in this
 Dual Language 1 & 2 Way

 DL 1 or 2 Way programs are “housed” at Banting,
  Blair, Heyer and Bethesda.
 A percentage of the academic instruction is provided
  in Spanish, and a percentage in English. (Specials are
  taught in English)

    Kindergarten-1st grade = 90 Spanish /10 English
    2nd and 3rd grade= 70 Spanish / 30 English
    4th and 5th grade= 50 Spanish / 50 English
Intensive ESL Instruction

 This level of programming is “housed” at
  Blair and Hadfield
 ELL from a variety of non-English
  language backgrounds are served through
  ESL push-in and pull-out services
Itinerant ESL Instruction

 This level of programming is “housed” at all elementary
  schools excluding those with DL or intensive ESL
 ELL Students from a wide range of native language
  backgrounds are served through limited ESL language
  pullout services provided by itinerant ESL teachers.
Looking into the Future…

 Facilitation of staff development to foster inclusion of
  LEP students in regular ed. classrooms.
 To remove cultural, economic, and social barriers
  impeding LEP students from participating in extra
  curricular activities.
 Implementation of Dual Language Programs at the MS
 Becoming a Nation-Wide Model of Bilingual Education
Thank you for your time!
For questions and comments please contact:

Gabriela Bell Jiménez,
Bilingual ESL Program and Spanish Literacy Coordinator K-5th
(262) 970-1085 or

Brenda Ness,
Bilingual ESL Program Coordinator 6th-12th
(262) 970-1054 or

Leticia Campos
Bilingual ESL Program Assistant
(262) 970-1009 or

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