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Posted: July 23, 2018


Summer School Students Get Backpacks, Supplies

Thousands got supplies they need for the new school year.

Students who attended the summer program at Wherry and Emerson elementary schools received backpacks filled with supplies on Monday, July 23. They are among the thousands of students in Albuquerque Public Schools summer programs who will head back to school with the supplies they need to help get the school year off to a strong start.

The students at Wherry and Emerson were enrolled in K-3+ and Title I programs that provide an additional 25 days of learning for students entering kindergarten through 5th grades. All 5,000 students who participated in these programs across the district will receive supply-filled backpacks.   

Also, the 750 students who attended the district’s Summer Learning Adventure at Inez and Chaparral elementary schools and Tony Hillerman Middle School received supply-filled backpacks when the program wrapped up earlier this summer.  

And, the APS Indian Education Department is providing about a thousand backpacks and supplies to Native American students. The Language and Cultural Equity Department is getting supplies to more than 6,000 students whose home language isn’t English. 

In total, nearly 14,000 students will get school supplies through these programs for the 2018-19 school year.   

The backpacks and supplies are paid for by federal, state and district dollars.

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