Shakopee AVID News - Jan. 2016
In pursuit of success, dream BIG!
Draw me this
The AVID 8th graders in Mr. Adams' class at Shakopee West participated in a blind drawing activity. The students who were drawing were not allowed to see the picture on the board and relied on their partner's directions to recreate the pictures. A fun lesson in learning to listen carefully and follow directions.
One of our AVID tutors, Amanda, showed her college notes to our AVID 10th graders recently. Amanda was an AVID student at another high school. She graduates from the University of St. Thomas in May and is applying to medical school. Amanda still uses the strategies and skills she learned in AVID and said, "AVID works!"
A picture of the AVID 9th graders in Mr. Aleckson's class at Shakopee East working hard as they prepared for final exams, which were held Jan. 27 and 28.
Draw me this
Sharing about AVID
College-related events scheduled
* FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) Help Night - Ideal for high school seniors, Feb. 2 at 6 p.m. in computer labs C-313 and C-315 at Shakopee High School. Parents should bring their tax information. Completed tax returns would also be good to bring, if available. Parents and students can ask questions and receive the help they need.
For more information, e-mail Linda O'Connell at the high school's college and career center at firstname.lastname@example.org.
* College Fair = March 9 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Shakopee High School = AVID students at East and West who sign up to attend this event will take the activity bus to the high school where they will be met by AVID teachers and participating AVID 10th graders. They will then be free to walk around the cafeteria/commons area and talk to representatives from approximately 100 colleges and universities. They can take the activity bus home at 4:30 p.m. or be picked up by a parent/guardian or family member. Students must check-in with the AVID teachers before leaving the high school. This is not a mandatory event for AVID students. It is optional. More information will be provided to students and families soon.
AVID Family Night Opportunity Fair
Learn about the many local opportunities offered to you and your family at the AVID Family Night Opportunity Fair at Shakopee High School from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. April 21.
Visit with representatives from various Shakopee organizations, civic groups and businesses and learn about volunteer opportunities, summer enrichment programs, summer jobs, internships, assistance programs and more.
Participants include Shakopee Community Education, Valleyfair, Canterbury Park, River Valley YMCA, Esperanza, Shakopee Diversity Alliance, St. Francis Regional Medical Center, Main Street Shakopee, Shakopee Heritage Society, just to name a few. The list of participants continues to grow as planning continues.
In addition, thanks to a partnership with Shakopee Community Education, a special "How to Pay for College" presentation will be held at 6:15 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium. It is the same presentation held at two different times for your scheduling convenience.
More details will be provided as the event gets closer.
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AVID elective teachers
8th grade - Dawn Adams - email@example.com
9th grade - Ted Aleckson - firstname.lastname@example.org
8th grade - Alyssa Rutherford - email@example.com
9th grade - Chris Adams - firstname.lastname@example.org
Shakopee High School
10th grade - Shawna Wilson - email@example.com
AVID district director
Cristina Oxtra - firstname.lastname@example.org
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