ECISD AVID in Action

May/June 2015 Edition

One Book Odessa Partners with AVID

One Book Odessa partnered with ECISD to include our AVID students in a city-wide reading event. The featured author Neil Gaiman wrote the book Coraline. HEB donated 500 copies of the book to ECISD AVID students. The Education Foundation sponsored the students to see Coraline the Musical Production and finally, the Odessa Council for Arts and Humanities sponsored an evening with Neil himself at the Wagner Noel. Students were able to experience literacy at its best thanks to the sponsorship of the Education Foundation!!

AVID Tutor and Partner Appreciation

AVID Tutorials are essential to the success of our AVID students. Local college students, hired and trained as AVID Tutors, go into Secondary AVID Elective Classrooms and facilitate inquiry based tutorials 2 days a week AVID students are expected to bring with them their Tutorial Request Form (TRF) and complete the pre-work up to their point of confusion (POC). Since many of our AVID students take rigorous courses our AVID tutorials provide the support to make success a reality. Tutors also serve as role models and share their college experience with the students.

Each year, ECISD hires numerous AVID tutors. If you know of college students at either UTPB or OC who would be interested in working as a paid AVID tutor during the next school year, please have them apply on the ECISD HR website.

In May we had our Annual Tutor and Partner appreciation. The highlight of the afternoon was the distribution of the thank you cards. There were numerous thank you cards and letters personally created by current AVID students and addressed to their tutors. Many tutors were brought to tears finally understanding the impact of their hard work and never expecting such a reward.

In addition, we appreciated our Community Partners for "Making our year so Bright!" They also received hand made thank you cards in addition to bright yellow baskets filled with goodies to brighten their day. Complex Community Federal Credit Union and the Education Foundation are invaluable partners pivotal to the success of AVID in ECISD.

AVID Elementary Celebrations

AVID Appreciates Odessa Pumps!

Big Thanks to Odessa Pumps for donating 25 Kindles. Each elementary school received one Kindle to be awarded during their AVID Celebration. Tickets were given to students for being "AVIDly Awesome". They earned them through academic achievements gained by using their AVID Strategies.
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ECISD AVID Department

Dianne Mata AVID District Director

Virginia Hunt AVID District Coordinator

Ann Suiter AVID Secretary

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