ESOL

Journey to Nepaltimore (VIDEO)

May 7, 2017

This video tells the story of Nepali students at Patterson. It was created by Faran Nadeem. This video is a Patterson Press production in conjunction with Wide Angle Youth Media.

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RYP students visit National Geographic Headquarters

April 12, 2017
RYP students visit National Geographic Headquarters

Students who participate in the Refugee Youth Project program went on a field trip to Washington DC on March 17 . The trip featured a tour of the headquarters of the National Geographic Society where students learned how experts in different fields use photos to express their messages.

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EDITORIAL: Immigration ban is illegal and wrong

April 12, 2017
EDITORIAL: Immigration ban is illegal and wrong

Most Americans are questioning if President Trump’s executive order restricting immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries is legal or illegal. The order appears to be illegal because it puts limits on a particular group of people. Trump’s order is unconstitutional because it targets only one religion. The editors of the Patterson Press believe that everyone should be welcomed and treated fairly in the U.S. regardless of their religion, ethnicity and national origin. The beauty of the U.S. is its diversity. Immigrants also contribute a lot to America’s economy. What is still not understandable is why Trump kept people from those seven Muslim countries from re-entering the country when they were legal residents who already had green cards and had not done anything wrong.

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Fear and miscommunication keeping ESOL students, native English speakers apart

September 25, 2016
Fear and miscommunication keeping ESOL students, native English speakers apart

Patterson High School is well known for its diversity of students from around the world. But students have developed a skeptical attitude toward each other which causes an strained relationship. ESOL students claim that they feel uncomfortable when they are with their classmates who are “English speakers”.

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ESOL students share their reflections

May 11, 2016

The following stories represent but a fraction of the mesmeric kaleidoscope that make up the diverse population here at Patterson High School. Take a moment to read these very touching personal narratives from students in Ms. K.’s class.

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Muchos viajes, un destino (SPANISH)

February 4, 2016

Editor’s note: The following three stories were written in Spanish by students in Ms. Wood’s class. They are inspired by the Baltimore Sun’s “Unsettled Journeys” series, which focuses on the struggles of refugees and other ESOL students at Patterson.

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5th Annual Patterson Community Fair Welcomes Students Back For Another Great Year

January 5, 2016
5th Annual Patterson Community Fair Welcomes Students Back For Another Great Year

By Valerie Flores Patterson High hosted its 5th annual Community Fair on September 24, 2015, in the cafeteria to welcome new students and old students back for another great school year. As always, there were so many people, from jobs like State Farm, to after-school programs that we have here at our school, like the […]

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¿Qué es el decreto migratorio? (SPANISH)

February 25, 2015

Note: This article was written in Spanish for the benefit of our Spanish-language readers.

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Pa’Lante students attend rally for Anthony Brown

January 17, 2015

Students from the Programs Pa’Lante and PGC attended a rally in PG County in support of Maryland’s Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown last October. At the time, Brown was running for Governor of Maryland.

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Refugee Students Meet After School (NEPALI)

January 6, 2015
Refugee Youth Project article in Nepali language

This is an article about the Refugee Youth Project. It is written in the Nepali language by Dhan Bhattarai and Manisha Monger for the benefit of our Nepali readers.

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Refugee students meet after school

January 5, 2015

Refugee students who are here today at Patterson have a lot of opportunities to learn after school. The International Rescue Committee helps to provide support for these students through a group called the Refugee Youth Project (RYP). This program helps refugee students.

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A refugee’s story of hope

January 3, 2015
Dhan Bhattarai, Patterson student and Nepali refugee (Photo: Patterson Press)

A refugee is a person who has been forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution or natural disasters.

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