ELD Celebration at Amphitheater High School


Pictured above is a happy group of English language learners receiving achievement awards, including Mountain Shadows Church favorite Amuri Apenge (3rd from left, back row).

Some graduating this year, Amphi has over 200 ELL students; many first coming to school with little or no English language skills. These young people are progressing quickly through three levels of what Amphi calls ELD instruction.

The work includes emergent, basic and intermediate reading, grammar, conversation and vocabulary; mixing ELD with other students into science, math and other mainstream classes. Working together one-to-one, volunteers help students currently reading well below their grade level, catch so they can graduate with their class.

The MSPC Amphi Emergent Reading Roster currently includes members Janet Rives, Carol Jean Shepherd and Dorothy Grimm; along with skilled volunteers Wanda Coil, Nancy Mowry and Carol Weinstein. Stay tuned for what is happening next fall with this most important mission project.