Media Specialist Sue Sorenson (standing)assists parents Adrianna Gonzalez and Nohemi Garcia with searching online sites to assist their ELL children in school.
Parents of English Language Learners (ELL) participated in a training recently to learn about ways they can help their children at home do research for school projects. Sue Sorenson, Media Specialist at Petal High School, coordinated the training session with ELL teachers Claudia Smith and Tricia Gaillard. Ms. Sorenson showed the parents how to use online resources to find relevant information. The Petal School District currently has 114 ELL students enrolled with twelve different languages spoken among them. The two ELL teachers conduct monthly parent academy sessions to assist parents in meeting the needs of their children.