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AVID’s mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.

Should you have any questions or concerns about your AVID student please feel free to email me at   



FRIDAY, JUNE 6, 2014

ALL AVID students will be required to complete two hours of community service

Please make certain that you are on Mrs. Willey's email distribution list.  Several volunteer opportunities for this quarter have already been distributed via email. 

HOMEWORK FOR Monday, April 21, 2014~

TRF Pre Work 

8th Grade Field Trip to LU and HSC on Wednesday, April 30.  Money and forms due by Friday to hold seats.  Starting Monday, April 28, 7th grade students can purchase seats.

 Yes, we have Cornell Notes this week!


HOMEWORK FOR:Tuesday, April 22, 2014~


Get some reps on your notes for this week.



HOMEWORK FOR Wednesday, April 23, 2014~

TRF Pre-work due tomorrow

Get some reps on your CN

8th Grade field trip to Longwood and Hampden-Sydney: April 30.  7th graders can purchase seats starting Monday, April 28


HOMEWORK FOR Thursday, April 24, 2014~

Organize binder  for binder checks will need to have your cornell notes!

Field Trip to LU/HSC on April 30--tomorrow is last day for 8th graders to "hold" seats for trip!!!



HOMEWORK FORFriday, April 25, 2014

Have a GREAT weekend!






 All AVID Homework should be noted by the AVID student in his/her planner!  


AVID 2011 Seniors Outpace National Statistics in Graduation Rates,

AP®/IB® Test-Taking Numbers, and Four-Year College Entrance Requirements

SAN DIEGO – A record 27,891 AVID seniors participated in AVID’s annual data collection reporting details about their demographics and academic achievements.  Hispanic/Latino students led the reporting with 55 percent; 17 percent of the students were African American and 15 percent of the students were white.  A total of 69 percent of the students were eligible for free or reduced lunch.

Of the 2011 AVID seniors reporting their information, 98.8 percent graduated from high school with 91 percent planning to attend a postsecondary institution - 58 percent to four-year institutions and 33 percent to two-year institutions. 

Additionally, 72 percent of the seniors reported taking at least one course of rigor, like AP® or IB®, with 60 percent taking the corresponding exam.

2011 AVID seniors also reported completing four-year college entrance requirements at a rate more than two times their peers.  Presented by ethnicity in the chart, AVID seniors more than tripled the national statistic in three of five ethnic groups. 

“Year after year, AVID senior students report high graduation rates, achievement in rigorous courses, and plans to attend college. Because of AVID, these students, who may have otherwise been overlooked and underserved, rise above the obstacles they face to achieve academic success,” said AVID Executive Director Jim Nelson.


*AVID Senior Data Collection, 27,878 2011 AVID seniors reporting

--Manhattan Institute, Education Working Paper 3, 2003, Greene, J.P., Forster, G. “Public High School Graduation and College Readiness Rates  in the U.S” (The most recent national data available.)  

*Filipino and Other not classified in this study.


AVID is a non-profit, proven college readiness system that closes the achievement gap. Today, AVID is implemented in approximately 4,800 schools in 48 states and 16 countries/ territories; AVID serves more than 425,000 students in grades 4-12, as well as students in 24 postsecondary institutions. The AVID College Readiness System transforms a school’s academic culture to increase the number of students who enroll in four-year colleges and succeed in postsecondary education and training.

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Create a variety of Cornell Notes.
This video explains the power of focused note-taking as a study skill
Homework help is just a few clicks away, thanks to the New York Public Library's (NYPL) groundbreaking new interactive Dial-A-Teacher Whiteboard. Four nights a week, the online program connects students and teachers in real time through a secure digital whiteboard, where they can chat about assignments and draw their responses on the shared board.
Schools Website
AVID's National Website
Here's the link to the PTA's new Saturday schedule for concession stand duties/opportunities
Use this link to sign up to assist our PTA in running the KMS concession stand during the winter 2 sports season.
The "old guy" in this video gives a dry, yet informative look, into the research behind the focused note-taking method. He also goes step by step through the process of focused note-taking. A great resource for all parents and teachers alike

AVID forms and documents

Title Filename Modified
expectations1314.docx 9/5/2013
STUDENT CONTRACT2013-14.docx 9/5/2013
I. AVID Flyer.docx 9/5/2013
avidinfo.pdf 9/6/2013
MISSIONSTMT.docx 9/6/2013
CNpaperblank.pdf 10/16/2012
CNdotpaper.pdf 10/16/2012
CNPaperGraph.pdf 10/16/2012
Cornell Notes Template 2011 MSWORD.doc 9/5/2012
frame of referencehandout.docx.PDF 11/25/2013
frames of reference template.docx 11/25/2013
treatbar flyer.PDF 12/10/2013
LearningLogTEMPLATE.pdf 9/6/2013
LofT House.pdf 10/7/2013
One Pager.PDF 11/25/2013
AVIDPALAL.blank.docx 9/5/2013
generic philosophical chairs reflection sheet.docx 11/25/2013
signal cards 2 check 4 understanding.PDF 11/25/2013
graphic organizers for different text structures.PDF 11/25/2013
TRF form.docx 11/5/2013
new grading scale revised 8-27-10.docx 9/11/2013
Zondle Directions Set up and Play.docx 1/6/2014