Thursday, September 28, 2006
AVID Student Athletes
Volleyball: Jessica B, Elisha H, Kevin R, Camron S, Kiersten D, Caitlin G
Football: Chris K, Reggie G, Niko R, and Alex T
Cross Country: Patrick B and Patrick F
Tennis: Asher B
Cheerleading: Charnece H
OUTSTANDING Binders in High School Again!
Juniors: Jessica B, Kevin R, Mia S, Asher B, and Carlo A
Sophomores: Charnece H, Brittany B, Tim F, and Miguel D
Freshmen: Patrick B, Caitlin G, Elisha H, Chynnah T, Kiersten D, Aica D, Nico R, and Alex T
8th grade: Marco M
Sophomores: Stella S
Freshmen: Camron S, Reggie G, Joelle N, and Julie T
23 out of 26 students present scored A or A+ on their binders!
Mark Your Calendar…SAT and ACT dates!
The SAT Reasoning Test is one of the most widely used college admission tests. Some colleges and universities may also require the SAT Subject Tests. Check the admission requirements of the individual colleges to see which exams you need to take.
Sigonella High School SAT Test dates for 2006-2007 are the following:
14 October 2006 (Registration Deadline: 12 Sept 06) *Possible late registration…See Ms. Rosa
4 November 2006 (Registration Deadline: 29 Sept 06)
2 December 2006 (Registration Deadline 1 Nov 06)
5 May 2007 (Registration Deadline 29 Mar 07)
The easiest and quickest way to register is on-line at www.collegeboard.com.
You must register “Outside the US”.
Here are some important codes you will need in order to complete the process:
School Code # 577100
Test Center Code # 58395
If you have any questions or run into any problems please contact Rosa Artiles at 624-4284.
The ACT exam is another widely accepted college admissions test. The ACT measures the 4 curricular areas of English, Mathematics, Science and an optional 30 min Writing Test.
Sigonella High School ACT Test dates for 2006-2007 are the following:
9 December 06 (Registration Deadline: 3 Nov 06)
10 February 07 (Registration Deadline: 5 Jan 07)
14 April 07 (Registration Deadline: 9 Mar 07)
Registration packets and test voucher are available in the SAO.
These exams take place on Saturdays at the high school. Doors open at 7:30am and testing begins promptly at 8:00am. No one will be admitted after 8:00am. Plan ahead and allow yourself some extra time to arrive on base.
**Please make sure you come prepared with 2 or more sharpened #2 pencils, calculator, extra batteries, ID and Admittance ticket (Test Center can not provide any of these). Other information you will need is your mailing address and social security number.
from Sigonella Counselor Margie Ascierto
Saturday, September 23, 2006
The Study Game--Did You Come to Play?
This site is so good, tons of colleges link to it! And I'm going to do the same thing by putting it on our sidebar to the right!
Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Contract Signing a Time for Celebration
Over a hundred people crowded into the multi-purpose room at Sigonella MS/HS last night for the first AVID Family Workshop of the school year. Forty-two AVID students along with their parents were present for the contract-signing event along with Principal Debbie Folmer, Assistant Principal Connie Ennix, Counselors Evelyn Chisari and Margie Ascierto, numerous site team teachers, AVID tutors, and AVID teachers.
AVID students themselves conducted the program, which included speakers Carlo A, Patrick F, Kevin R, Eboni P, Madiea C, Camron S, and Charnece H. They were joined by many other returning AVID students in set-up, clean-up, refreshments and supplies, greeters, program design, and contract-signing.
We owe a big THANK YOU to all of them and their parents for making this happen.
Like the volcano that is our theme this year, AVID students have tons of POTENTIAL inside. We see occasional bursts of steam and other activity and eventually, the lava begins to flow. When it finally all comes together, there's a real eruption, which, in time, can change the landscape of the world. AVID is not a "quick fix," but it works very well with time. Unlike Jimmy Buffet, these students do know where they’re going to go . . . to college!
Thanks again for making last night's celebration of commitment a successful endeavor!
PSAT Payment ($12) by October 11
Next Binder Check
Thursday, September 14, 2006
High School Binders Outstanding!
8th grade: Marco
9th grade: Reggie, Chynnah, Nico, Ruben, Patrick B, Caitlin, Camron, and Aica
10th grade: Tim, Stella, and Charnece
11th grade: Carlo, Patrick F, Jessica, and Kevin
9th grade: Joelle and Elisha
10th grade: Miguel
11th grade: Asher, Mia, and Chris
That is a whopping 85% of the high school classes that scored an A on their binder! F A B U L O U S !!!
Thanks to the tutors for an awesome checking job: Ms. O'Connor, Mr. Spain, and Ms. Imlah.
First Binder Check for Middle School AVID
New to AVID 6th graders, Harriet, Steven, and John, scored 100 and above.
Other 100 and 100+ students include: Sean, Tiera, Mikayla, Justine, Riley, Eboni, Delana, Danelly, Sedric, Gabby, Kninique, Madiea, Lakara, Jonathan, and Ashley.
90+ were: Kierra, Nathan.
Congratulations to all!
Tuesday, September 05, 2006
Five Key Skills for Academic Success
"It's never too early or too late to help your child develop the skills for academic success. Learn how to build these skills and stay on track all year long.
It takes a combination of skills: organization, time management, prioritization, concentration and motivation, to achieve academic success. Here are some tips to help get your child on the right track.
Talk to your child. To find out which of these skills your child has and which he can develop further, start a simple conversation that focuses on his goals. Ask him about his favorite subjects, classes he dreads and whether he's satisfied with his latest progress report.
Listen for clues. Incorporate your own observations with your child's self-assessment. Is your child overwhelmed by assignments? He may have trouble organizing time. Does your child have difficulty completing his work? He may get distracted too easily. Is your child simply not interested in school? He may need help getting motivated.
Identify problem areas. Start with this article (see LINK above) to help your child identify which of the five skill areas are trouble spots."
Monday, September 04, 2006
Students Not Prepared at Two-Year Colleges
However, Michael Kirst, a Stanford professor, has issued a study finding that " . . . 73 percent of students entering community colleges hoped to earn four-year degrees, but that only 22 percent had done so after six years.
"'You can get into school,' Professor Kirst said. 'That’s not a problem. But you can’t succeed.’'
"Nearly half the 14.7 million undergraduates at two- and four-year institutions never receive degrees. The deficiencies turn up not just in math, science and engineering, areas in which a growing chorus warns of difficulties in the face of global competition, but also in the basics of reading and writing."
Click HERE to read this very interesting and informative article from the New York Times.