Multilingual Education Services

ESOL Students

Welcome

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    Welcome to Multilingual Education Services!

    The Multilingual Education Services (MES) staff is prepared to serve and assist Wichita Public Schools' English Language Learners and their families. The MES Center is the home of several Wichita Public Schools services, including:

    • ESOL Enrollment Center
    • Language Line
    • Wichita Family Learning Program (English Classes) 
    • District Translation Services
    • Migrant Education Program
    • Early Childhood Enrollment 


    ESOL Enrollment Center

    The Multilingual Education Center (MES) is the primary hub in the Wichita Public Schools for students and families who are new to the district and speak a language other than English. Here, students undergo English language proficiency assessments to determine the most suitable program for their skills. Parents receive assistance with enrollment paperwork, while staff members are on hand to address inquiries about Wichita Public Schools and offer guidance on community resources. The Newcomer Intake Center operates Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM

    Language Line 

    You may reach the Language Line at 316-866-8000 (Spanish), 316-866-8003 (Vietnamese), and 316-866-8045 (for any other language). The Language Line staff is available to assist families and school personnel from 7:30–5:00 Monday through Friday.

    Wichita Family Learning Program

    For parents who have a student enrolled in Wichita Public Schools, the Wichita Family Learning Program offers a range of free adult English classes throughout the district. Childcare is available for all classes, and Kid's Club Homework and Tutoring assistance is provided for students whose parents attend evening classes. For more information, please contact 316-866-8029. 


    Migrant Education Program (MEP)

    This federal program helps migrant children access the same educational opportunities as all other children. It provides additional services beyond those offered by other local and federal programs to ensure that qualifying students succeed academically. Migrant students are defined as those who have moved across school district boundaries in the past three years for work related to agriculture or meat processing. They are eligible for services from ages 3 through 21.

     

    District Translation Services


    We offer on-site interpretation services for parents, students, and school personnel, as well as written translations for communication with parents. Additionally, we utilize the Language Line. Translation and interpretation services are provided in Spanish and Vietnamese. We also have access to interpretation in many other languages through various additional resources as needed. 

    Early Childhood Enrollment

    Early Childhood (Pre-K) enrollment is conveniently available at MES. For further details, please visit our Early Childhood website or call 316-866-8038. 
     

    Home Language Survey 

     

Contact Us

  • Multilingual Education Services

    Dunbar Service Center
    923 Cleveland, Wichita, KS 67218
    Phone: 316-866-8000
    Fax: 316-866-8028

     

    Shannon Benoit
    Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction
    sbenoit@usd259.net
    316-866-8043
    316-866-8000 (for assistance in languages other than English)

     

    Ana Reyes
    Administrative Assistant
    areyes@usd259.net
    316-866-8004

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  • Multilingual Education Services' Newcomer Intake Center is open from 8:30 - 3:00 Monday – Thursday for testing. The Newcomer Intake Center will be closed on Fridays for testing. Please bring proof of address and proof of birth date when coming to the Intake Center. The entire process of testing and completing initial enrollment forms will take at least 2 hours for Kindergarten - 12th grade students.

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