After having visited NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, AVID students took things to the next level and participated in the Name Nasa's Next Mars Rover contest. Students had to come up with a name for the rover, which will be launched in 2020, and explain why they chose that name. Writing, creativity, and speaking skills were all a part of this process, and students' hard work showed. Take a few minutes to listen to Ivana Carreno (8th grade), Adrian Zamarripa (8th grade), Jairo Salcedo (7th grade), and Chrysandra Chally (8th grade). They all had speeches that were out of this world!
Tuesday, November 5, 2019
To Infinity, and Beyond!
Hesperia Junior High's AVID class took their first trip this year to the
NASA JPL Laboratory. Students were given a rare and exclusive tour
of the facilities. NASA scientists were hard at work preparing for the future
launch of the Mars rover in 2020. This rover will be looking for life on Mars.
Students were able to observe scientists hard at work and even interacted with scientists
who readily answered their questions. AVID students toured the labs and got an eye-opening
experience on how life at the NASA laboratories works. This inspiring experience
motivated students to participate in the Name Nasa's Next Mars Rover contest.
(You will be able to hear some of our AVID students' essay submissions soon)!
Our AVID students and teachers would like to thank our beloved science teacher,
Mrs. Nealey, for making this trip possible! She went above and beyond
to secure spots for our students so that they could partake in this rare experience.
In the future, we hope to see some of our students who were inspired by this visit
to be scientists or astronauts who are a part of NASA's historic space missions!
Sunday, August 11, 2019
AVID students visited several colleges last year, from UC Riverside to the University of La Verne. AVID students interacted with college students, attended lectures, and were able to get a realistic sneak peek at college life. As we enter the new school year, students will continue to be exposed to college experiences to help prepare them for their future.
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
AVID students participated in the biannual Hesperia Clean-up Day on an early Saturday morning. Instead of cleaning up their adopted street, which is already nice and clean, students volunteered to go into the desert and clean up an area that needed extreme TLC. Students spent hours working hard to clean a dump site off of Eucalyptus Street. They were proud to help make their city a better, more beautiful, place!
Sunday, March 24, 2019
AVID TutorialsEvery Tuesday and Thursday, AVID students participate in tutorial sessions. Students share at least one problem that they are struggling with in one of their classes. Then they must explain their Point of Confusion so that college and peer tutors can guide the learning/inquiry process in small, collaborative groups. Students take control of their learning and ultimately improve their performance in their classes. Hard work really does pay off!
AVID Students Get VIP Treatment at the Ontario Reign Game
AVID students had a great time at the Ontario Reign Game!
Students had the opportunity to participate in the High-Five tunnel and interact with the Reign
players before watching an action-packed filled game. The Ontario Reign won! Good things
do come to those who work hard!