PV Science Teacher Casillas Gives Helping Hand this Summer
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Sunday, August 06, 2017
Teacher Manuel Casillas, in yellow shirt, helps students in his summer science class.
Teacher Manuel Casillas, in yellow shirt, helps students in his summer science class.

Contributed SM Times 8/5/17

Nearly 600 Santa Maria Joint Union High School District students got a helping hand this summer in a program designed to recover course credits and keep them on the path to graduation.

The English language learners, migrant students and staff divided their time between morning and afternoon sessions, where they mastered academics and study habits. They also received counseling, college/career readiness tips and information from the Center for Employment Training.

Students from from Santa Maria, Pioneer Valley and Righetti high schools participated in the program, which was put on by the Multilingual and Migrant Education Program.

“I built great friendships that with whom I shared unforgettable moments,’’ Veronica Hernandez said. “I learned what it is to be held accountable and refocus on my studies even though I work full time. I believe it is important to not give up and know that everything can be accomplished if you put your mind to it."
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