ENLACE Events

Students design music amplified in FUSE Studio

This year, ENLACE second-year students have had the opportunity to explore their interests in science, technology, engineering, and design in the FUSE Studio at LHS. FUSE is an interest-driven, inquiry-based program that engages students in STEAM topics while helping them build important 21st Century skills, such as critical thinking, collaboration, adaptive problem-solving, and perseverance. The program involves a series of challenges in areas such as robotics, electronics, biotechnology, graphic design, app development, 3D printing and more. Students select the challenges they want to work on, and they move through different levels at their own pace, creating products and digital media artifacts to document their progress and share online for peer review and expert feedback. So far, some of students' favorite challenges have included building an amplifier to play music from their phones, creating a mini-Jumbotron with circuits and LED lights, and designing and 3D-printing a model sports car.

Students recorded by film crew

On May 2nd and 3rd a film crew form The Teaching Channel visited ENLACE. They filmed an Algebra class, a Wolrd Studies class, a leadership seminar, and a school-wide Community Circle, where students presented their work to a packed room of peers and teachers. The crew also interviewed students about their experience and filmed a math team common planning time meeting and teacher coaching session. The final edited videos will be posted on The Teaching Channel in September 2018 as part of their "ELL Deep Dive" project, which features examples from schools across the country that are providing strong instructional supports for English Language Learners. Awesome work ENLACE students and teachers!

ENLACE and Andover High Students cleaning river

Students formENLACE Joined forces with a group doing some Senior Week community service from Andover High School and the Tri Town Coalition to clean up the trails along the Shawsheen River near the LHS Campus. Grounwork Lawrence provided the supplies needed to bag up huge piles of trash left along the trails. Way to get involved in the community - let's help them by keeping those trails clean!

Speaker in front of DR, PR, and Guatemalan flags

Nearly 200 people gathered on Wednesday night for ENLACE's second annual Storytellers' Cafe. Students shared their immigration stories with an audience of classmates, teachers, community partners, and district leaders. The event also showcased student work and featured performances from the ENLACE Theater Company.

Students at Model UN

ENLACE students participated in their first-ever Model United Nations simulation. They had spent the term researching countries to become informed delegates and learning about their countries' healthcare system, infrastructure, geography, economy, and government. Their hard work culminated in the final simulation on pandemic response, during which student delegates presented speeches and engaged in debate to determine how the UN should respond to the next pandemic.