ENLACE students with cameras in the studio

ENLACE Media starts off 2018 strong getting ready for their first video presentation to their peers. 

Students at Kennedy Center

On Thursday, January 18th, ENLACE students visited the Edward M. Kennedy Center and participated in a "Senator for a Day" simulation. They had the opportunity to debate the Honest Ads Act with students from other schools and experience democracy firsthand, putting into practice everything they've been learning this year about government and US History. Students did an amazing job participating, asking questions, and engaging in debate in English!

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.

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.

Film Maker speaks to students

Students from INT and ENLACE are taking part in a special workshop during vacation week. Film maker Jean Michel Dissard was joined by two students featured in his film "I Learn America" and have inspired our students in Lawrence to find their voice and tell their own story of being a teenager and learning a new country at the same time. Learn more about "I Learn America" here.