AVID Newsletter

May 2018

2017-2018 Wrap Up

This year has been exciting for AVID! Please take some time to read through our newsletter and check out what our students and AVID team have been up to this school year.

AVID Scholarship Winners

AVID raised enough money this year to award 8 AVID seniors scholarships for $750. These are the 8 AVID students:


Vanessa Casas

Karyme Castro

Jesus Chavez

Nancy Escobar

Daniel Flores

Fiorella Ghiorsi

Esteban Machado

Jennifer Medina


This year 3 seniors were awarded full rides this year!

Saleta Anda - Full ride Robert Morris University

Jakub Kacala - Full ride National Louis University

Selena Martinez-Sanchez - Full ride National Louis University


Altogether, our Senior AVID class has earned over 2 million dollars in scholarships!

Way to go Seniors!

AVID Parent Nights

Again this year the AVID site team hosted a couple of parent nights. This was a great opportunity for parents to come and learn a little more about what their student was learning and get their questions answered. The first night was called AVID 101 and the second night was a panel of AVID students that graduated and parents. Expect some more parent nights next year!
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Senior AVID students take a college level course!

The pictures above are our two senior AVID students that completed a college level philosophy course 2nd semester through National Louis University. Thank you to National Louis for the opportunity and sending over such a great professor for our students to work with!

AVID Expansion

Next year AVID will expand by 4 sections and 100 students! There will be a total of 4 freshmen classes and 4 sophomore AVID classes. Knowing what a positive impact AVID has, the team is looking to support and share those opportunities with as many students as it can. Along with new sections, we will also be adding 2 new teachers. It is a pleasure to welcome Ms. Soto and Mrs. Castro to the 2018-2019 AVID team!

Northwestern University Field Trip

In May the freshmen and sophomore AVID students had to the opportunity to visit Northwestern University. Along with an informational presentation the students were also taken on a tour of the school, had lunch on campus and were even able to spend some time on the beach.
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Senior Video 2018

Every year the seniors do a cardboard confessional video. The idea is for them to put how they felt as freshmen on the front and what they have accomplished or where they are going for college on the back. Please take some time to watch and enjoy this years video.
https://youtu.be/kXmI-B2ERkM