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(Left to right): Irisela Contreras is attending California State University Channel Islands majoring in Sociology and Chicano Studies with a minor in Spanish. María Pérez is attending University of California, Los Angeles majoring in Engineering. Recently she had the opportunity to go to China. Rocío Bravo Chávez is a School Counselor/Migrant Coordinator at Santa Paula High School and has had the opportunity to work with all students while they attended SPHS. Nancy Arevalo is attending California Lutheran University. She is working on her counseling credential/Master of Science degree. Marisol Fregoso graduated from California Lutheran University as a Marriage Family Therapist.

Migrant family conference held last month

May 11, 2016
Santa Paula News

By Letitia Austin

The English Learner (EL)/Migrant Conference offered by the Santa Paula Unified School District was held at Santa Paula High School on Saturday, April 16. This was the 5th year the conference was held for parents and caregivers to learn about the education of their children and to better assist them with being successful students. Parents have requested this conference and look forward to attending each year. 

  Over the years, the conference has drawn between 150 -200 people to attend and a team of EL/Migrant staff members plan a series of different workshops each year for parents and students. SPUSD Superintendent, Alfonso Gamino, was the Keynote Speaker for this year’s conference. Other guest speakers were past participants in the EL/Migrant program when they were students at Santa Paula High School.

  “Currently, these individuals are attending a university or are professionals and educational leaders,” said Rocío Bravo Chávez, the School Counselor/Migrant Coordinator at Santa Paula High School. “It was great to see how former SPHS students are now successful students at a university and in the workforce.”

  The type of information and workshops offered during the conference to parents and caregivers included how to better communicate with your child, financial aid, graduation requirements, and more.  For students, the type of information and workshops offered include how to choose a career, improved study skills, and the A-G requirements among other topics.