Shakopee AVID News
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Welcome to the 2015-2016 school year!
There are great activities and events planned for the school year. The AVID classes will take their field trips as usual in the fall and spring. In the fall, the 8th graders will learn about collaboration, teamwork and overcoming fears at Base Camp in Minneapolis, 9th graders will learn more about the performing arts when they attend fun, educational workshops and see a show at Park Square Theatre in St. Paul, and 10th graders will learn about community service by volunteering at Feed My Starving Children in Eagan. In the spring, the 8th grade classes will visit Gustavus Adolophus College, 9th grade will visit the University of Minnesota, and 10th grade will visit Augsburg College.
For family events, there are three AVID Family Nights in the works. The first one is "AVID Family Night: Can You Smell What AVID is Cooking?," which will be held at the Shakopee West cafeteria at 6 p.m. Nov. 5. A health coach with Allina health will do a fun, interactive presentation on the importance of good nutrition, how the food we eat impact our daily lives, and how to make healthy choices in the grocery stores, at home, in the cafeteria and dining out. It will be followed by a cooking demonstration by a chef who will show you how to prepare quick, easy, healthy and affordable meals that fit your health needs, budget and busy schedule. There will be food and refreshments. All AVID students and families, including siblings, are welcome. See the event flyer included in this e-newsletter for more details. Information about the other two AVID Family Night events will be provided as they get closer.
The AVID Awards Night is held each year to honor the achievements of all AVID students. This year's theme is Sweet Success. It will be held in the evening at Shakopee High School on May 26. More details will be provided in the spring.
As always, if you have any questions, let our AVID district director or your child's AVID elective teachers know. We are here to help. On behalf of the entire AVID team in all three secondary buildings, we hope you and your family have a great school year. We hope to see you at an AVID event soon.
AVID 8th graders in Dawn Adams' class at Shakopee East introduce themselves, list their honors classes, and share something unique about themselves then organize their binders on the second day of school Sept. 9.
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AVID 8th graders in Alyssa Rutherford's class at Shakopee West do a Quick Write activity about what they have heard about AVID and their expectations of the class Sept. 8.
AVID 9th graders in Ted Aleckson's class at Shakopee East write their schedules on a poster and the AVID tutors help them organize their binders Sept. 9. The rolls of different patterned duct tape work great with decorating binders and ensuring they safely hold all of the important items contained in them.
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On the calendar
Chris Adams at Shakopee West teach AVID 9th graders how to further enhance their use of their calendars on the first day of school Sept. 8.
Shakopee's AVID tutors, Pilar Rodriguez, Amanda Tran, Rotta Yong and Lena Abu-Saleh, serve all AVID classes in all three secondary buildings. A new AVID tutor, Alexandra Kluess, will join the AVID tutor team Sept. 15.
Shawna Wilson, AVID elective teacher for the 10th grade, her AVID students and the AVID tutors have a laugh while sharing their thoughts on what makes them happy as part of a get-to-know-you activity on the students' first day at Shakopee High School Sept. 8.
On the calendar
You are invited to AVID Family Night!
"Like" Shakopee AVID on Facebook.
AVID elective teachers
8th grade - Dawn Adams - firstname.lastname@example.org
9th grade - Ted Aleckson - email@example.com
8th grade - Alyssa Rutherford - firstname.lastname@example.org
9th grade - Chris Adams - email@example.com
Shakopee High School
10th grade - Shawna Wilson - firstname.lastname@example.org
AVID district director
Cristina Oxtra - email@example.com
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