More Refugees Land In City Schools

Extra Students Welcomed To Resettlement Program

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Posted: December 29, 2012

Mallery Erickson hands out drawing paper to eighth-grader Oscar Matute, 14, of Honduras, during a drawing class on Dec. 20 at Skyline Middle School in Harrisonburg. The class consists of young refuges who have recently moved to the United States. (Photos by Michael Reilly / DN-R)
Teaching assistant Adrian Zwanzig helps eighth-grader Lewam Amine, 13, from Eritrea during class at Skyline Middle School.
Mallery Erickson instructs students in the drawing of posters for the most popular holidays celebrated during December.

HARRISONBURG — An influx of school-age immigrants through the Harrisonburg Refugee Resettlement office this year has in turn led to significant growth for the Harrisonburg City Schools’ newcomer…

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