Multiliteracy Recognition

Current 5th, 8th & 12th Grade Students:

For more information:

download the info at the bottom of this page, or talk

with your Principal, Guidance Counselor,

World Language and/or EL Teacher.

The MSD Multiliteracy Awards were established in 2016 to offer special recognition to students in grades 5, 8 and 12,

who demonstrate proficiency in English, and at least one other language.

The awards were created to acknowledge the rich cultural and linguistic assets of our students, and to encourage our multilingual students to continue developing language and literacy skills in English and at least one other language.

Hector Urrera, Office of Youth Services; Superintendent Vargas; and Amina Chiboub, Caseworker at International Institute,

volunteered their time to interview students applying for the Seal of Multiliteracy Award (L-R)

The Manchester School District recognizes that speaking, listening, reading and writing in two languages has both practical and cognitive benefits for students. Being bilingual (or multilingual) makes kids smarter! When students know more than one language, it can have profound effects on developing brains, improving cognitive skills and even helping students pay attention for longer periods of time.

Please download the awards documents below for more information!