Parkview is an AVID School
There is a great energy at Parkview Elementary this year. This is our second year participating in the Achievement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program. This program is “dedicated to closing the achievement gap by preparing students for high school, college and a career." Teachers teach students skills and behaviors that will help them be successful in academics and provide a sense of hope for personal achievement through hard work. AVID has supports for helping students improve their writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization, and reading. Every student has a binder with color coded tabs/folders for each subject. Students use their binders as a reference for information about each subject and to help them stay organized. Students also have planners and homework folders to help them with time management and independence.
We had a kick off assembly this week to introduce AVID to our students. We found out where each teacher graduated from college and asked several students what they want to be when they grow up. Teachers put on a skit to explain the importance of using planners, and each grade showed their organization tool for their classrooms. At the end of the assembly, we celebrated the fact that Parkview was the top performing Title I school for the 2016-17 school year and encouraged students to keep working hard. We’re looking forward to another great year of AVID!
Author: Aly Miller, Parkview Elementary