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Current Opportunities: Students, Parents, & Staff

 
 

Dia de los Muertos
All Migrant Students and their Families
11/2/2019 @ Sequoia
A full day of student celebration set in a culturally & linguistically responsive environment.
 
 
On Saturday, November 3rd, students and their families from around BCSD will learn about the popular cultural tradition Dia de los Muertos.  The celebration features a welcome Janie Flores, Regional Director of Region 21, a presentation about the tradition by the Regional Advisory Committee, a performance migrant student mariachi Sol Juvenil, a theatrical performance by Teatro del Barrio, and an afternoon Maker's Fair.  This event is the culminating activity for the Fall STEAM Academy where students explored literacy via 21st Century Skill development using content which provided students with experience in the fine arts, publication collaboration, public speaking, and collaborative conversations.  All Region 21 Migrant families and their children are welcome. Attendees of the Fall STEAM Academy are highly encouraged!
 
Event Committee:
TBD
 
Hosting Site:
Sequoia Middle School
Fall ARTS Academy @ Wayside Elementary
All Migrant students and their Families
Held Saturdays in September - October, this event provides five full Saturdays of instruction.
 
 
Held Saturdays in October, the Fall Arts Academy @ Wayside Elementary allows participants to explore both Visual and Performing Arts as well as Liberal Arts over the course of the Academy.  Featuring high quality art instruction in time for the Bakersfield City School District Fall Art Gallery submissions, collaborate on the creation of a class book for the Spring Kern County Superintendent of Schools Young Authors' Fair, explore vertically aligned narrative thematic texts during Storyteller's Day, explore vertically aligned expository texts on a study of elephants, and learn the difference between pleasure and academic reading with For the Love of Reading day.  Participants also participate in performance theater workshops, La Liga STEM Soccer, and are treated to a life cycle pumpkin patch.  The program also hosts Mariachi Sol Juvenil music and vocal instruction and prepares students for a Spanish Speech Event where students showcase prepared speeches and extemporaneous speeches.  In addition, parents participate in a series of programs helping them support their children's academic, social, and mental health.
 
Program Hosts:
TBD
 
Fall 2019 Math Nights for Braingineers
PK - 8th Graders
Eight Thursdays in the Fall with a culminating activity participating in Dia de los Muertos on November 2, 2019.
**Fully Staffed**

 
 
This Fall, 36 BCSD PK through 8th grade students will explore learning math via the CRM Model as part of the district wide program, Math Nights for Braingineers.  In addition to concrete, representational and abstract experiences with the eight mathematical practices, BCSD students will be privy to 30 hours of activities with a math emphasis.  Finally, participants will gather at Sequoia Middle School to participate in a Cultural Celebration themed around Dia de los Muertos.
 
Staff:
1) PK - Nilda Pitts, MEP MESRP PK
2) K-2 - Silvia Olmos, College Heights Elementary
3) 3-5 - Bonifacio Caballero, College Heights Elementary
Fall 2019 One Book, One Bakersfield, One Kern
PK - 8th Graders
Six evenings in the Fall with a culminating activity meeting the author of The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind.
**Fully Staffed**

 
 
This Fall, thirty-six BCSD 5th through 8th grade students will explore various texts associated with the best seller The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind and other titles as part of the county wide program, One Book, One Bakersfield, One Kern.  In addition to a variety of community events organized by the Kern County Library System and participated in by many county organizations including institutions of higher education, BCSD students will be privy to 30 hours of activities combining STEM, Art, and Literacy.  Finally, participants will gather at CSUB's Icardo Center to meet the author and participate in a Q & A session.
 
Staff:
1) Barbara Bailey, Stiern Middle School - Science 4-8 - Indoor Classroom
2) Jesus Torres, Sequoia Middle School - Math 4-8 - Indoor Classroom
3) Lucia Lucero, College Heights Elementary - ELA 4-8 - Indoor Classroom
4) Gina Cardenas, Noble Elementary - PK-3 - Outdoor classroom
5) Simitrio Garza, Longfellow Elementary, PK-3 - Outdoor Classroom
Winter Program of Overall Wellness
(POW Academy)
12/26-28 & 1/2-4
All migrant students & their Families
A six day experience where students explore the systems of their body in learning how to promote overall wellness.  The STEAM content is used to drive language production and participants design and conduct a full-day wellness conference.
**Fully Staffed**
 
The Program of Overall Wellness treats students in 4th-8th grade in a STEM Writing Academy which uses sports, health and wellness as the content to drive the STEM writing experience.  In addition to participating in a mini-sports camp where students learn about leadership, teamwork, sportsmanship and 21st Century characteristics of competitive athletes, their younger siblings and parents are treated to a similar experience.  PK-3rd grade siblings participate in a thematic STEAM program celebrating the season.  Activities are non-standard for school, but focus on developing 21st century skills integral in the longtime success of these youngest students.  Parents are treated to culturally and linguistically responsive Latino Literacy training to promote the continued effective development of literacy in the home.  This six day program features a health fair mid-way through and a family fitness fair concluding the experience.
 
Staff:
The CAMPERS Program, Grades 4-8
Jesus Torres of Sequoia, Gina Cardenas of Fremont & Simitrio Garza of Longfellow, PK-3rd
Sandra Hernandez & Susanna Vasquez, Aides, Casa Loma Elementary
 
Hosting Site:
Emerson Middle School
Winter STEAM Academy @ Garza Elementary
1/12, 19, 2/2, & 3/2
All migrant students & their Families
A focus on culturally and linguistically responsive literacy activities in a STEAM environment allowing for real-life practice of 21st Century Skills.
**Fully Staffed**
 
 
The Winter STEAM Academy focuses on culturally and linguistically responsive literacy activities with participants.  Students are afforded opportunities to practice literacy activities in their home and school languages as well are given explicit instruction in which literacy skills can be transferred across languages. In addition, students prepare entries for the Bakersfield City School District Winter Art Gallery, collaborate as illustrators and authors for a Kern County Superintendent of Schools Young Authors' Fair book, hone public speaking skills as part of the migrant speech and debate program, learn leadership and teamwork in La Liga STEM soccer breakout sessions, and finally explore confidence and culture as part of available performance theater workshops.  Mariachi Sol Juvenil continues to work with students with instrumental and vocal development emphasizing the science behind the music.  During this academy, parents work to plan the Spring Cultural Academy event, as well as learn about key issues for students in the areas of literacy, moving on to high school, vocational and college necessary careers.  Topics include the Summer Slide, A to G requirements, Credit Accrual, Financial Aid and more.
 
Staff:
TBD
 
Hosting Site:
Garza Elementary School
 
Las Posadas
12/22
All Migrant Students and their Families
A full day of student celebration set in a culturally & linguistically responsive environment.
**Fully Staffed**
 
On Saturday, December 22nd, students and their families from around BCSD learn about the popular cultural tradition 'Las Posadas'.  The celebration features a welcome by Janie Flores, Regional Director of Region 21, a presentation about the tradition by the Regional Advisory Committee, a performance by both migrant student mariachi Sol Juvenil & MESRP Singers, a theatrical performance by Teatro del Barrio, and an afternoon Maker's Fair.  In addition, the Inaugural Season of La Liga Indoor Soccer Club Los Canarios will be acknowledged. This event is the kick-off activity for the Winter STEAM Academy where students explore literacy via 21st Century Skill development using content which provided students with experience in the fine arts, publication collaboration, public speaking, and collaborative conversations.  All Region 21 Migrant families and their children are welcome. Attendees of the Winter STEAM Academy are highly encouraged!  
 
Event Committee:
Migrant Education Program, Region 21 Staff and Volunteers
California Mini-Corp Tutors
Bonifacio Caballero of College Heights, Matt Escalante of Stella Hills, Marcel Guerra & Jesus Torres of Sequoia,  Kim Dominguez & Simitrio Garza of Longfellow, Judy Pena and Nilda Pitts of Owens Primary
 
Hosting Site:
Sierra Middle School
Program of Overall Wellness
(Fall POW Academy)
11/19-21
All migrant students & their Families
A three-day health and wellness academy utilizing STEAM activities to drive language production.
**Fully Staffed**
 
 
The Program of Overall Wellness treats students in 4th-8th grade in a STEM Writing Academy which uses sports, health and wellness as the content to drive the STEM writing experience.  In addition to participating in a mini-sports camp where students learn about leadership, teamwork, sportsmanship and 21st Century characteristics of competitive athletes, their younger siblings and parents are treated to a similar experience.  PK-3rd grade siblings participate in a thematic STEAM program celebrating the season.  Activities are non-standard for school, but focus on developing 21st century skills integral in the longtime success of these youngest students.  Parents are treated to culturally and linguistically responsive Latino Literacy training to promote the continued effective development of literacy in the home.
 
Staff:
The CAMPERS Program, Grades 4-8
Gina Cardenas, Fremont & Simitrio Garza, Longfellow, PK
Paula Holiwell, Casa Loma K-3
Sandra Hernandez & Susanna Vasquez, Aides, Casa Loma Elementary
 
Hosting Site:
Washington Middle School
 
Dia de los Muertos
All Migrant Students and their Families
11/3
A full day of student celebration set in a culturally & linguistically responsive environment.
**Fully Staffed**
 
On Saturday, November 3rd, students and their families from around BCSD will learn about the popular cultural tradition Dia de los Muertos.  The celebration features a welcome Janie Flores, Regional Director of Region 21, a presentation about the tradition by the Regional Advisory Committee, a performance migrant student mariachi Sol Juvenil, a theatrical performance by Teatro del Barrio, and an afternoon Maker's Fair.  This event is the culminating activity for the Fall STEAM Academy where students explored literacy via 21st Century Skill development using content which provided students with experience in the fine arts, publication collaboration, public speaking, and collaborative conversations.  All Region 21 Migrant families and their children are welcome. Attendees of the Fall STEAM Academy are highly encouraged!
 
Event Committee:
Migrant Education Program, Region 21 Staff and Volunteers
California Mini-Corp
Ashley Dessy, Longfellow
Matthew Escalante, Stella Hills
Francisco Lopez, Williams Elementary
 
Hosting Site:
Sierra Middle School
Fall ARTS Academy @ Longfellow Elementary
All Migrant students and their Families
Held Saturdays in October, this event provides three full Saturdays of instruction.
**Fully Staffed**
 
Held Saturdays in October, the Fall Arts Academy @ Longfellow Elementary allows participants to explore both Visual and Performing Arts as well as Liberal Arts over the course of the Academy.  Featuring high quality art instruction in time for the Bakersfield City School District Fall Art Gallery submissions, collaborate on the creation of a class book for the Spring Kern County Superintendent of Schools Young Authors' Fair, explore vertically aligned narrative thematic texts during Storyteller's Day, explore vertically aligned expository texts on a study of elephants, and learn the difference between pleasure and academic reading with For the Love of Reading day.  Participants also participate in performance theater workshops, La Liga STEM Soccer, and are treated to a life cycle pumpkin patch.  The program also hosts Mariachi Sol Juvenil music and vocal instruction and prepares students for a Spanish Speech Event where students showcase prepared speeches and extemporaneous speeches.  In addition, parents participate in a series of programs helping them support their children's academic, social, and mental health.
 
Program Hosts:
Rosemary Duran & Ashley Dessy, Longfellow
Longfellow Elementary
 
Creer es Poder Mini-Conference
PK-8th Grade, Migrant Families
A full day mini-conference helping students and parents formulate an action plan to achieving those dreams of the future.
**Fully Staffed**
 
Creer es Poder is the kick-off event for the Fall Arts Academy.  Students and their families from around Bakersfield City School District come together to hear motivational words, define their dreams for the future and work to define an action plan to achieve those dreams.  The day includes workshops for parents, vertically aligned experiences for grade spans 0-5yrs, K-2, 3rd - 5th, and 6th-8th grade and make and take items to serve as reminders of participants of the commitments and pledges they made to their future selves as part of the day.  Themes such as Planning For the Future, Twinkling Little Stars, Happily Ever After, Dreaming Big, The Rest of the Story are popular experiences with children and adults alike,  In addition, Mariachi Sol-Juvenil performs.
 
Event Committee:
Erica Fernandez, Activist and Former Migrant Student
Migrant Education Program, Region 21 Staff
 
Hosting Site:
Sierra Middle School
 
One Book, One Bakersfield, One Kern
5th - 8th Graders
Six evenings in the Fall with a culminating activity meeting the author of Incarceration Nations, Baz Dreisinger at CSUB Icardo Center.
**Fully Staffed**
 
This Fall, thirty-six BCSD 5th through 8th grade students will explore the topic of incarceration as part of the county wide program, One Book, One Bakersfield, One Kern.  In addition to a variety of community events organized by the Kern County Library System and participated in by many county organizations including institutions of higher education, BCSD students will be privy to six special evenings combining STEM, Art, and Literacy activities around the four texts chosen for this cohort of participants.  The texts include Incarceration Nations, The Same Stuff as Stars, Holes, and Far Apart, Close in Heart.   On October 30th, 45 students and parents will meet author, Baz Dreisinger, during a  county-wide Q&A event at CSU Bakersfield.
 
Staff:
Barbara Bailey, Stiern Middle School
Silvia Olmos, College Heights Elementary
Elizabeth Barrientos, Chipman Junior High
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
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