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Students complete ESL classes at C-Town
Students, family, faculty hold dinner to celebrate.
About 36 ESL students received certificates of completion at a ceremony held on the C-Town campus on May 17.
The students attended ESL classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays for three hours. The classes are funded through the $5 million Title I priority school grant the Celina ISD was awarded almost two years ago through the State of Texas.
C-Town partners with the Denton Independent School District to provide the curriculum for the ESL classes.
Denton ISD Coordinator of Adult Education Daniel Correa was on hand for the celebration. He also presented certificates of thanks to ESL teachers Melissa Romero and Marilyn Chamberlin.
Superintendent Donny O’Dell and school board member Pam Peters also attended the event.
The event became a celebration with a potluck dinner. Students and staff brought in Mexican and American dishes and desserts. Dago Rodriguez, owner of Jimbo’s Pizza provided pizza for the festivities.
C-Town is an after-hours learning opportunity where Celina High School students have a place, much like a college student union. Students can check out a laptop, work on a project, meet on a group project, and even get assistance from a faculty member if needed. The former middle school building has been remodeled to become C-Town.
ESL students who completed their course this semester may continue studying English as a second language when classes start again in the fall.
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