Recognizing Our Brightest STARs!!
Chris Kyler Mendoza
Stephanie Montes Flores
Stephen Aldrich Roman
Additionally, we would like to highlight some groups in the program for their contributions this semester: ASB, ICC, Class of 2021 Leadership, Class of 2022 Leadership, Class of 2023 Leadership, and Class of 2024 Leadership, SOAR Streaming Team, SOAR Ambassadors, Key Club, and Game Club!
Congratulations to all of you -- we are thankful for your example and contribution to our program! Keep shining, STARs!!
NHS Staff and Faculty Appreciation
Please check out the National Honors Society's (NHS's) presentation honoring SOAR staff and faculty: https://tinyurl.com/SOARNHSAppreciation
Thank you, NHS -- that was incredibly thoughtful of you! We appreciate all of the love and positive thoughts!
Stakeholder Survey/Engagement Activity
In order to get more feedback from stakeholders for the upcoming review, we will be reaching out later this week to parents with a survey for your input, plus information on how you may be able to support us in a stakeholder engagement activity planned for Friday, January 15, 2021.
The survey will ask you to provide feedback on our Student Learner Outcomes (SLOs), which you can find below:
Self-directed learners who
Create an educational plan based on individual student goals
Practice effective study and work habits including regular attendance and effective time management
Overcome obstacles and become resilient through individual determination
Use technology to research, evaluate, and synthesize information
Open-minded thinkers and problem solvers who
Exhibit academic excellence by completing a combined high school and college curriculum
Connect ideas across the curriculum to accomplish meaningful tasks
Develop logic, reasoning, and inquiry based skills
Engage in high level critical thinking to solve problems and make decisions in school and real life situations
Active communicators who
Utilize self-advocacy to achieve goals speak and write with clarity to diverse audiences
Listen attentively and read critically to interpret the messages and ideas of others
Utilize technology to communicate with other students and faculty
Respectful citizens who
Exhibit AVUHSD character traits of respect, responsibility, caring, fairness, trustworthiness, and citizenship
Demonstrate personal, academic, and social integrity
Exhibit civic responsibility by participating in a democratic society
Demonstrate community and global awareness through tolerance of diverse cultures and beliefs
As always, we look forward to hearing from you so that we can continually reflect and grow our program!
SOAR Recruitment/Application Information
Have a Great Winter Break!
You will receive information about AVC Book Pick-up over the break -- the dates established for this are January 7th and 8th. Please stay posted for your appointment times. This information will be emailed to you.
Also students, please check your high school schedule in PowerSchool after January 8, 2021 in case there have been adjustments over the break.
The AVUHSD Food Service Team will be serving meals through this Friday, December 18, 2020. This Friday, students will receive prepared meals for five days. All comprehensive high schools, except Quartz Hill High School, will be serving through this Friday. Meal services will begin again on Monday, January 11, 2021 once school is back in session.
Visit www.AVfood.org for more information or to apply/renew your lunch application for the 2020/2021 school year.
So you think you've got talent? Step Up for the AVUHSD's Virtual Talent Show!
The Antelope Valley Union High School District is hosting a virtual, district-wide, talent show for students. Can you sing, dance, play an instrument, act, rap, time-lapse artwork, or do you have another special talent? Enter Now! Video submission must be 1-2 minutes in length and school appropriate. Please read over the submission form for more details. All entry videos are due by January 15, 2021 and must be submitted through the submission link below (please download the videos to your google drive first).
Submission Form link: https://tinyurl.com/TalentShow2021 or TalentShow2021
Check Out Our New Virtual Calming Room Over the Break!
The AVUHSD's Virtual Calming Room was recently designed to assist students in identifying strategies for managing their feelings and emotions. Consisting of mental health supports, mindfulness activities, guided meditations, live Zoo cameras, and much more, this website comes at the perfect time! Please check it out at the following link: https://bit.ly/AVcalm
The Confidence-Building Club is looking for feedback on more ways to support students schoolwide. Students can provide feedback and ideas at the following link:
Thank you for your support and input!
AVC Planned Power Outage
Support College-Going Wednesdays and Spirit Fridays!
JUST NEW, the 1st Wednesdays of the month will be dedicated to supporting Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) -- please show college spirit by wearing an HBCU t-shirt!
Attendance has a direct correlation to student success. If you miss a high school class for an excusable reason, parents/guardians must call or email Mrs. Andrews to clear the absence: (661) 722-6509 / firstname.lastname@example.org and follow up with your teachers for assignments. Students should follow up directly with college instructors in the case of an absence. Although we are not on campus, we are still responsible for record keeping. Please make attending both your high school and college classes a priority!
We Need Photos for Yearbook!
Yearbook is actively posting ideas for Yearbook photos in the Class Google Classrooms. Please take just a few minutes to ensure you're contributing to SOAR's memories by uploading your photos directly to this link: https://images.jostens.com/upload.jsp
Again, if you are curious about what types of photos Yearbooks is looking for, please refer to your Class Google Classroom, contact a representative from Yearbook, or contact Mrs. Jefferson (email@example.com).
Remember, SOAR students have access to all AVC resources as well. For information on how to get connected with AVC's Learning Center for additional support, visit AVC's website.
Don't forget to be a STAR!
SOAR Stars are also life-long learners and self-advocates who solve the most pressing challenges through an unwavering pursuit of knowledge, innovation, and collaboration, becoming engaged and productive leaders in their communities.