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English as a New Language

dr katieDr. Katie DiGregorio
Director of ENL & Instructional Technology

Welcome to the West Hempstead ENL page! We are so glad that you are here! We offer Integrated English classes as well as Stand-Alone ENL classes in order to support our students' language acquisition needs. We focus on building capacity in all four domains of language- reading, writing, listening, and speaking. For additional support, please visit the Parent Resources to the left.



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West Hempstead ENL Department Hosts Thanksgiving

The West Hempstead Middle and High School English as a New Language Department hosted their annual Thanksgiving feast on Nov.  22, giving ENL students the opportunity to experience a beloved holiday tradition in the United States.

In prepareation for the celebration, students worked with their teachers to prepare a traditional Thanksgiving meal of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, cornbread and pumpkin pie. 

On Wednesday, members of the ENL department served sixth- through 12th-graders the holiday meal and students shared holiday traditions and customs observed by their families with fellow classmates. 

The students also shared what they were thankful for this holiday by creating Google slides that expressed their appreciation for their parents, siblings, friends and teachers. 

West Hempstead Hosts ENL Parent Workshop For Community

The West Hempstead English as a New Language Department recently welcomed parents to the new school year at its annual ENL Parent Workshop.

Department administrators and ENL teachers provided parents with an overview of the program, described the services that the district offers ENL students, and explained the importance of students participating in extracurricular activities and sports. Additionally, Pia Canaria Ramirez from the West Hempstead Public Library encouraged parents to utilize the services and programs offered at the library. 

Concluding the program, ENL high school teacher Lisa McCarthy gave a tutorial on navigating PowerSchool, an educational platform that displays students’ class assignments and grades, to middle and high school parents.  

Faith Tripp, the district’s director of ENL, thanked all parents, teachers, administrators and volunteers for making this year’s workshop a success.