Thursday, February 8, 2018

Binder Checks

Every Wednesday students are required to have their binders checked. This entails a check of their actual binder for organization, as well as a check of their notes.

The requirements:
  • One set of notes for each core subject (Math, Social Studies, Language Arts, Science)
  • Recent notes from that week (Wednesday-Wednesday)
  • Follow the rubric
Binder Check Form
Cornell Note Form
Students are required to complete four sets of notes each week. Students can use notes they've completed in class as part of an assignment or they can create their own. If their teachers do not assign notes, students are responsible for taking or creating notes on what they are learning that week. For instance, if students are completing a science lab they can take or create notes on the process, steps, content, etc. If students are reading a story in Language Arts, they can complete notes on the topic, setting, plot, or whatever is relevant to the story. The purpose of these notes is for students to use them as a study tool. By going over the content in each of their core subjects every week, they are reviewing information, and through repetition, will gain a greater understanding of content.  AVID students were taught this process in depth in the first few weeks of the school year, and we reviewed the process again when we returned from Winter Break.  Below are some excellent student created examples of Cornell Focus Notes. 

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Site of Distinction

We are proud to announce that HJH AVID has received the title of AVID Site of Distinction! AVID is occuring in our elective classes and throughout our school. Teachers are utilizing AVID strategies to fulfill our school's mission of creating students who are college and career ready!

An AVID Schoolwide Site of Distinction represents the highest level of AVID implementation fidelity, demonstrating excellence in instructional practice and the promotion of college readiness schoolwide. This elite group of schools represents less than 10% of all AVID middle and high schools worldwide.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Knott's Chaperones

PARENTS! We have 5 Knott's Berry Farm chaperone tickets available to purchase for $45.  You have to be board approved, ride the bus to and from school, and email me by 3:30 PM on  Thursday, November 30th.  We will take the first 5 board approved parents to contact us.  You will need to purchase the ticket on Friday, December 1st.  You can send check or money with your student to their AVID class. 

Monday, November 27, 2017

CYBER MONDAY!! We have added Knott's Tickets!!

THIS JUST IN!!! We have added 9 additional Knott's Berry Farm tickets. They will be sold TOMORROW, Tuesday, November 28th, before school in room 302. They are $45 (or $22.50 for students who have 5 or more A binder checks!) Pay with the EXACT amount in cash or a check written to HJH. First come, first serve. Have your grade check printed before you arrive!

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

AVID Knott's Trip Tickets!! 5 left!!

There are only 5 Knott's Berry Farm tickets left for purchase. They will be sold Monday, November 27th before school in room 302. They are $45 (or $22.50 for students who have 5 or more A binder checks!) Pay with the EXACT amount in cash or a check written to HJH. First come, first serve. Have your grade check printed before you arrive!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Cal State San Bernardino Field Trip

Our seventh grade AVID students visited CSUSB this week! AVID students toured the campus, walked through a museum, and looked inside classrooms. For some this was some their first time on a college campus.
San Manuel Band of Indians Fountain

A huge thanks to the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians. Because of their generous donations we were able to fund this trip!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Team Building Friday Fun!

AVID isn't just about tutorials and binder checks! AVID students work really hard and are rewarded with Team Building Fridays. Games we play include Statue Maker, Randomized Wikipedia search, Beachball Bonanza, and more.

Students with C's and higher participate in these team building activities, while students with anything below work in a study hall. During that time, students get additional support to help them with assignments, emailing core teachers, and get guidance from their AVID teachers.