News channel 13 visits Mr. Velazquez's class to highlight the Sheltered Reading Program. Highlands Elementary has a large population of ESOL students as a result they have started a program that meets the needs of their students. Mr.Velazquez teaches a 3rd, 4th, and 5th reading block that scaffolds instruction and helps students get comfortable in reading, writing and speaking the English language while following the grade level standards.
Mr. Velazquez is awarded a $4,000.00 Dollar General Grant. The grant was titled Readers Reaching New Heights. It's purpose is to expand the literacy program at the school for students who are below grade level and experiencing difficulty reading. Thank you Dollar General!