Migrant Students Conclude Winter Academy

February 11, 2017 – Over 120 Migrant students in grades PK-5 and staff participating in the Migrant Winter Saturday Academies hosted at Fremont Elementary and Williams Elementary ended the five-week academy with a field trip to CALM Zoo to check out the newest attraction, The Aquarium Exhibit, as well as some favorites, the climbing wall, the train, and the zoo itself!  In addition, the kids were treated to special animal introductions featuring a great-horned owl and porcupine.  Cheryl Stamper, Academic Coach at Horace Mann Elementary, described the day as, “Beautiful!” and said watching the kids enjoying the animal presentation was her favorite part of the day.

During this five-week academy, students developed oral language and leadership skills while learning folkloric dance, soccer skills, art techniques, and California social studies. While all students participated in the creation of a book for The Young Author’s Fair, select groups of students were able to shadow a production crew in making a documentary, assist a muralist in creating a masterpiece at Williams Elementary, as well as work with an artist to create their own entries for the BCSD Winter Art Gallery.

The next Saturday Migrant Academy will be the Spring Academy starting in March. It will be open to all students in grades PK-8. Contact the Migrant Education Program office at (661) 631-4759 for more information.


Students enjoy the new aquarium at CALM Zoo.


Staff and students from the Williams Migrant Saturday Academy enjoy a beautiful day.


Horace Mann teacher Guadalupe Soria and students.


Students enjoy meeting animals up close and personal.


Teacher Alicia Lifquist and students check out the new exhibit at CALM Zoo.


A brave student enjoys the climbing wall.

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