Mabton Parents Graduate and go to the University
Last night was an important moment in the lives of 32 parents from the Mabton School district. They graduated. As they walked to receive their certificate to the tune of Pomp and Circumstance, even their children sitting in the audience couldn't help but be proud of the accomplishment their parents did. The parents received a certificate of completion for attending all the parent sessions in the month of November. Every Tuesday in November there was a parent session. The sessions were designed to be informative to parents and help them understand everything they need to know to get their child graduated and on to college. The first session dealt with information regarding graduation requirements. Session 2 informed parents on different post-secondary options. Session 3 walked parents through how to pay for college.
Now that parents graduated from the Parent Academy, they will be traveling to the University of Washington with their child next Thursday December 5th to tour and get a feel for campus life. The Parent Academy was collaboration between the Mabton School District, High School Graduation Initiative, Gear UP and YV-CAN. Staff at Mabton High School are extremely proud of the accomplishment the parents have made. It is a sacrifice and you do have to be dedicated to complete all the sessions. Staff at Mabton High School are only hoping that the work they are doing to involve more parents in their child’s educational process helps parents encourage their child that college is attainable and a viable option for them. We need to continue to help parents understand what their child is going through and how to help them. Sometimes students are afraid to go off to college because this town is what they are used to but if we show parents that being on a campus is not so scary, then they too will encourage their students
FFA Nationals Award Article by Michael Jaramillo
Mabton FFA Reporter, Michael Jaramillo, shares Mabton FFA Chapter's' experience at the National FFA Convention in Louisville, Ky.
High School AVID Classes Attended the National College Fair in Spokane
Ten Mabton Students Perform for Washington State University's Las Memorias 2013
Ten Mabton students along with students from Warden and Pateros participated in a Washington State University program "Performance as Education". This program helps students with their college and scholarship essays while incorporating performance and theatre. Their goal is to improve attendance and retention rates of high school students and increase the number of underserved high schools who enroll to universities and community colleges. Mabton students participated in a 10-day internship during their summer break at WSU where professional theatre personnel worked directly with Mabton students to help them transform their essays into working scripts. They performed in public theatres throughout eastern Washington and in the Seattle area. Through this experience students developed self-confidence, public speaking skills, team work and professionalism that will help them be successful in college, work, and life.
Mabton participants are listed below.
Jorge Barrios- Sophomore
Joana Madrigal- Sophomore
Jose Cruz- Senior
Vanesa Madrigal- Sophomore
Jose Espinoza- Junior
Jesenia Meza- Senior
Alex Jaramillo- Sophomore
San Juanita Rodriguez- Sophomore
Michael Jaramillo- Sophomore
Tracy Vargas- Junior
2013-2014 WEB Leaders
WEB Leaders are mentors to seventh graders. They have the opportunity to pass on some valuable information about being successful in middle school. WEB leaders will also be called upon to support seventh graders throughout the year in a variety of ways including calling her/his seventh grade group to check in, connecting with them during the school day, attending a variety of social events specifically designed for 7th graders. Thirteen 8th grade students were chosen to be a part of our 2013-2014 WEB team. During the summer the leaders participated in a two day training to prepare them for the 7th grade orientation and gain the skills necessary to lead their group throughout the year. On behalf of the WEB coordinators and leaders, we are looking forward to a great year helping our 7th grade students have a smooth transition to their new school.