M.D. Fox Elementary School Celebrates Its English Learners

M.D. Fox Elementary School Celebrates Its English Learners

M.D. Fox Elementary School celebrated its English Learners at the 5th annual MIL (Middlebury Interactive Learning) Family Night on Wednesday, March 20th, 2019!

Families and students filled the event space!

With over 35% of the M.D. Fox student population identified as English Learners, M.D. Fox school has embraced Hartford’s ESL programming; Middlebury Interactive Languages which provides daily English Language development and instruction through blended learning for our students in grade 3-8.

Students and families engaged in an interactive timeline display.

Students participating in daily MIL classes are engaged at their level of English proficiency; participating in theme based instruction with a certified TESOL teacher through components of whole group, small group, and online instruction.

Students manned the Speaking and Listening activity.


Each year, families are invited to MD Fox to celebrate their child’s progress in acquiring English language proficiency by using the MIL programFamilies are greeted with an array of photos of their students engaging in the daily work of the program. Over the past 5 years, our M.D. Fox family has come to anticipate this exciting event each year!

Hartford Public Library provided a coding activity that allowed students to design programs that controlled mini robots.


This year, our event kicked off with an amazing dance performance from a group of our students followed by a celebration of student growth as evidenced by state accountability data and finally activities for families to engage in in each language domain.

Bomba Puertorriquena!


The impact of this event has been monumental to building positive home-family partnerships with our EL population at MD Fox.  Families are enthusiastic to join in their child’s learning and understand the work that their child is engaging in during the MIL block.


M.D. Fox looks forward to continuing to celebrate our beautiful and capable students as they dream, believe, and achieve to reach their goals as life long learners!


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