AVID - Advancement Via Individual Determination
Simply, AVID trains educators to use proven practices in order to prepare students for success in high school, college, and a career, especially students traditionally underrepresented in higher education.
AVID brings research‐based strategies and curriculum to educational institutions in elementary, secondary, and higher education. The AVID System annually provides 60,000+ educators with training and methodologies that develop students’ critical thinking, literacy, and math skills across all content areas throughout the entire campus, in what we call Schoolwide AVID.
As a result, policymakers and educators now consider AVID's mission to be an essential strategy for closing the achievement gap, making college access and success available to all students.
AVID UPDATE - Where are we with AVID Schoolwide in Year 3?
Instruction: Majority of teachers are utilizing AVID strategies on a weekly basis & utilizing planners, binders & the Cornell note taking method to increase academic performance.
Systems: Our AVID elective, PLCs, AVID site team meetings & college awareness field trips & lessons are a few systems in place to help support AVID.
Leadership: In August of 2017 all 3 Administrators and 12 staff members will have attended AVID summer institute . Former & current site team members will continue to support the staff in implementing AVID strategies.
Culture : Many have shifted to the growth mindset & belief that all students can be successful . Many promote college readiness & are working to-wards preparing students for the workforce or college.
Principal Ronga's Newsletter
The Falcon Community; Students, Parents, Faculty and Staff would like to WELCOME our New Principal, Michelle Ronga!
NEWS FROM THE NEST
The Falcon Family would like to welcome Ricardo Rincon as a new member of our Administrative Team
Sierra’s Goals and Focus
School Focus - We are currently in year 3 of the implementation of AVID. Our focus is to build a school wide system that utilizes AVID strategies to help students be academically successful.
Goal 1. 100% of Sierra students will show growth towards academic proficiency each 9 weeks as evidenced by CFA scores and show yearly growth as evidenced by EOCs and PARCC scores.
Goal 2: All teachers will establish benchmark data for their students, assess students every 4 weeks utilizing CFAs or other assessments and be able to illustrate student growth utilizing 3—5 sets of data each semester
Goal 3: Teacher will implement AVID strategies in their classrooms on a weekly basis as evidenced by their lesson plans and evident in observations, to assist student with mastery of content and academic success.
Calendar of Events
Sunday, 1st - New Year's Day
Wednesday, 4th - Professional Development
Thursday, 5th - Professional Development
Friday, 6th - Professional Development
Monday, 9th - First Day Second Semester for Students
Monday, 9th - IPT Testing
Tuesday, 17th - ACCESS Testing
Wednesday, 18th - ACCESS Testing
Thursday, 20th - 8th Grade Film and Broadcast Field Trip to El Paso
Thursday, 26th - Youth All-State Festival
Friday, 27th - Youth All-State Festival
Friday, 27th - 7B Field Trip to NMSU
Monday, 30th - All-City Band @ Sierra M.S.
Tuesday, 31st - All-City Band @ Sierra M.S.
Wednesday, 1st - All-City Band @ Sierra M.S.
Thursday, 2nd - All-City Band @ Sierra M.S.
Friday, 3rd - All-City Band @ Sierra M.S.
Friday, 17th - Reward Activity
Friday, 17th - 7B Field Trip to Asombro
Tuesday, 21st - Choir Concert
Saturday, 25th - Soundsation Competition in Albuquerque
Tuesday, 28th - Band Concert
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