U-46 Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Bilingual Program
Oct. 26, 2022
School District U-46 will celebrate the 50th anniversary of its award-winning bilingual program on Saturday, Oct. 29, with a panel discussion, musical performances, and more.
The event is being hosted by the U-46 Multilingual and Multicultural Education Department, formerly known as the English Language Learners Department.
Free and open to the public, the celebration will start at 11:30 a.m. with a panel discussion featuring current and former U-46 staff members who will speak about the evolution of bilingual education in the District, areas of success, and challenges. Participants will address why bilingual programs are critical for students’ success.
After the panel discussion wraps up at 12:30 p.m., there will be a performance by Mariachi Joya Dorada de U-46, the District’s student mariachi band. Refreshments will be served, and those in attendance will have time to connect, reminisce, and celebrate.
WHO: Current and former U-46 families, staff members, and alumni, plus a performance by Mariachi Joya Dorada de U-46, the District’s student mariachi band. Panelists will include Dr. Annette Acevedo, U-46 Executive Director of Middle Schools;Celia Banks, Director of Curriculum and Instruction; Jack Fields, former U-46 Bilingual Director; Dr. Rodney Fitzgerald, former U-46 teacher; andJaime Garcia, former Executive Director of Centro de Información and a former U-46 principal.
WHAT: U-46 Bilingual Program 50th Anniversary Celebration
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 29 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.