Day 16 – An International Learning Community

photoHamilton Southeastern Schools serves the town (soon to be city) of Fishers, as well as many miles of surrounding countryside. To visitors, HSE might seem like the epitome the suburban middle America. Tonight’s event, however, provided much evidence to the contrary! ENL Night, or English as a New Language Night, is an annual open house specifically designed to welcome and provide resources for the international families in our learning community. The gathering brought teachers, administrators, and families together to share resources, answer questions, and build new friendships. Representatives from other local organizations were present as well–the public library, scouting groups, and more. As our student population continues to grow, HSE schools is committed to embracing cultural diversity and welcoming all newcomers. Currently, 64 home languages are represented among our students. We may be situated in middle America, but the potential for global awareness here is expanding every day.