Cascade School District English Language Learner Program
The Cascade School District is committed to providing equal educational opportunities to every student. The English Language Learners (ELL) program is designed to accelerate English acquisition for students whose first language is not English and to further assist them in becoming successful learners in the classroom.
In the Cascade School District, the classroom teacher has the responsibility for the primary, direct instruction of English Learner eligible students. However, while there are many opportunities during the course of the day in a language-rich classroom environment for language learning, merely being exposed or engaged in activities in English is not sufficient to assure the development of full academic language proficiency. Therefore, English Learners in Cascade also receive explicit instruction in language that is differentiated based on their English language proficiency level. This class provides English language development through systemic and explicit instruction of vocabulary, grammar, and syntax.
In the elementary schools, EL students meet daily in small groups outside of the regular education classroom. These groups are organized by the student’s English Language levels. The groups work on English Language Development in listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
Middle and High School Services
In our secondary schools, students are enrolled in a regularly scheduled class that meets every day for the entire duration of the class period. This class replaces one elective in the student’s schedule. In this class, students work on English Language Development in listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
Christy Wilkins, Director firstname.lastname@example.org 503 749-8059 x5901
Shelly Baughman, Administrative Assistant email@example.com 503 749-8050 x5801
Katie Rojas, Junior & Senior High School ELL Teacher firstname.lastname@example.org 503 749-8020 x2506
Rebecca Kuluris, Turner Elementary ELL Teacher email@example.com 503-749-8060 x6024
Carlos (Tony) Pasillas. Aumsville Elementary ELL Teacher firstname.lastname@example.org 503 749-8040 x4308