Lower Merion School District recently hosted English Language Development (ELD) Family Night – an annual event which serves as an opportunity for the District's English Language Learners and their families - who speak 29 different languages - to meet ELD teachers, learn about the community, discuss shared experiences and celebrate cultural diversity.
Spearheaded by ELD Coordinator Dawn Chapman, the evening began as students and their families socialized while enjoying dinner before participating in fun-filled and educational math, literacy and STEAM-related activities. Members of the LMHS buildOn community team were also on-hand to help oversee the collection of literacy games, math activities and interactive STEAM challenges. Following the dinner and activities, students and parents gathered for an introductory presentation to the District and to learn about graduation requirements, post-graduation options and more.
Lower Merion is proud to serve families from around the world with diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Currently, 29 languages are spoken by Lower Merion students. Whether you come to the District speaking little English or have more advanced skills, services are offered to English learners of all levels. All of these students and families enrich our community. For more information on the District's ELD program, click here.