Saturday, January 19, 2008

Everyone Involved at AVID Family Workshop #3

Approximately 60-70 participants attended the Family Workshop on Tuesday, January 15. AVID senior Patrick Felia served as master of ceremonies while Steven Kennedy hosted the game show, "Are You Smarter Than an AVID Middle-Schooler?" Both young men did a great job!

Ms. Dorothy King, Assistant Principal at Sigonella, and Mr. Carl Albrecht, Assistant Superintendent for the Mediterranean District, both spoke to the crowd, welcoming them, thanking them for their participation in the AVID program, and describing the benefits. Principal Sonny Bertschinger was also in attendance.

AVID parents Mrs. Jones, Mrs. Frost, and Mr. Patron (LEFT) were excellent contestants and good sports as they competed against 7th graders Zach B., Kassandra G., Rachel B., Sara J., and Richard C. (BELOW) in the game show. Everyone had a good time with it. Thanks to Ms. Sibayan for directing the show!

Ms. Pienta briefed the audience on the use and importance of writing in AVID. In conjunction, Ms. Novak read excerpts from the mosaic metaphor essays that the high school students are writing.

College portfolios were updated with information about calendars for college preparation and acceptance and the latest FAFSA worksheet.

Markus J. won the doorprize.

Mia S. designed the program.

Thanks to all who helped make this workshop a great success, especially AVID tutors Ms. Vary, Ms. Hall, and Ms. Rhodes, as well as site team members, Mr. Brown, and students who helped by setting up, cleaning up, presenting, bringing and serving refreshments, and welcoming people.

The next workshop will be in April when Sigonella hosts "Meet the Founder." Stay tuned for the exact date, place, and time for this exciting event!

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