• Tuesday, Oct 31, 2017
    PARTY!
     
    Monday, Oct 30, 2017
     Tutoring
     
    Friday, Oct 27, 2017
     
    Khan academy
     
    Thursday, Oct 26, 2017
    Video: Studying improves scores by average of 90 points
    C-notes: Khan academy reading.
    Read both Clay and Lili's schedules
     
     
    Wednesday, Oct 25, 2017
    PBS newshour: the uncommon mastermind behind Mona Lisa's smile
     
    Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017
     Khan academy
     
    Monday, Oct 23, 2017
     Tutoring
     
    Friday, Oct 20, 2017
    Prepare TRF for Monday 
    Check your AVID grade: what are you missing
    Khan academy
     
    Homework
    Signed Progress reports Due: Fri, Oct 20.
     
    Wednesday, Nov 1, 2017: Community Service opportunity at 3:30 to 6:00 in library to set up for AVID Showcase.
    Friday, Oct 27 (Ms Serna): Community Service: serve at the FAFSA Fiesta during your lunch in Mustang Hall
     
    Thursday, Oct 20, 2017
    Reading: Who's on my Team Due: InBox
    Share your answers at AnswerGarden (http://bit.ly/2yAcyH1)
    qr code
    Khan Academy
    NACAC College Fair is Sunday, October 22 (11-3). To register, click here.
     
    Homework
    Signed Progress reports Due: Fri, Oct 20.
    Binder check: Nov 3 (30 c-notes from 10/23 to 11/3)
     
    Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017
     Khan academy
     
    Homework
    Signed Progress reports Due: Fri, Oct 20.
     
    Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017
     Update your planner: My Team
      
    Activities
    Souvenirs from Acadia National Park
    Web Resource: Acadia National Park on CBS News.
    Celebrations: Beads for 3.0 or higher
    GPA calculations
    Who's on your team?
    Khan Academy practice
     
    Homework
    Signed Progress reports Due: Fri, Oct 20.
     
     
    Monday, Oct 17, 2017
     Khan academy
     
    Over fall break, I encourage you to practice in Khan Academy to prep for the PSAT.
     
    Friday, Oct 6, 2017
     Update your planner: Studying from Diagnostic Test
      
    Activities
    Log into your Diagnostic Test on Khan Academy
    Complete Math Diagnostic Test 3 & 4
     
    Homework
    During Fall Break, study from Khan Academy
     
     
    Thursday, Oct 5, 2017
    Guest Speaker, Ms. Lewis from YearUp.
     
    Wednesday, Oct 4, 2017
    Tutorials
     
    Tuesday, Oct 3, 2017
     Update your planner: Diagnostic tests PSAT
      
    Activities
    log into your Office 365, email invite to create Khan Academy account
    In Khan, complete the diagnostic quizzes. When done, show Dr. Geurtz
     
     
    Monday, Oct 2, 2017
     Tutorials
     
    Friday, September 29, 2017
     Update your planner: Celebrations
     
    Activities
    Party
    7th hour: help the freshmen with their binders.
     
    Thursday, September 28, 2017
     Update your planner: Sample test of the PSAT
     
    Activities
    Sample test of the PSAT
    Small group discussion of the answers
     
    Wednesday, September 27, 2017
     Tutorials
     
    Tuesday, September 26, 2017
     Update your planner: what is the purpose of the PSAT
     
    REMINDER: Missing Signed AVID Student Agreements (purple sheet)
    Arlon, Branden, Yeisen, Ariel, Christian, JV, Melvin, Mayra
     
    Activities
    KWL chart: PSAT
    Email assignment: Complete the Scavenger Hunt and Share: Geurtz@phoenixunion.org
    optional: Cornell Notes: Introduction to the PSAT (PSAT Presentation)
     
     
    Monday, September 25, 2017
     Tutorials
     
    Friday, September 22, 2017
     
    Update your planner: Binder Check
     
    Activities
    Binder Check: checking: agenda, organization, neatness, no loose papers, supplies.
    InBox: 4 learning logs (1 page)
    Email: Check your email and write a response to the writing prompt. Share with Geurtz@phoenixunion.org
     
    Thursday, September 21, 2017
     
    Update your planner: How to differentiate Your College Applications
     
    Activities
    News: Democratic Voters are skeptical of any immigration deal with Trump
    Career Cruising: Related Careers in a Career Cluster
    username: PUHSD[student Id number]
    pw: 1Pu...
    Check your email for the Related Careers assignment. When done: Share: Geurtz@phoenixunion.org
     
    Wednesday, September 20, 2017
     Tutorials
    missing: AVID Student Agreement: Verina, Tanya, Arlon, Branden, Yeisen, Bryan,  Ariel, Christian, Jacqueline,Ve. Vackqueline Vi.
    Anahi, Blanca, Melvin, America, Mayra
     
    Tuesday, September 19, 2017
     
    Update your planner: Career Cruising
     
    Activities
     
    Ms Serna PSAT presentation
      
    Homework
    TRF for Wednesday
     
     
    Monday, September 18, 2017
     Tutorials
     
    Friday, September 15, 2017
     
    Update your planner: How to help those effected by Harvey & Irma
     
    Activities
    How can we help?
     
    Homework
    TRF for Monday
    30 Cornell notes (10 of which can be learning logs) by Friday, Sept 22
     
    opportunity
    We are looking to put together a site-based committee to adopt a new student dress code policy that addresses the school’s dress and appearance expectations. The committee will include two teachers, two classified staff, two students, and two Admin. If you are interested in being part of this committee please let me know by Wednesday September 20th. The committee will be chosen by the end of next week.
    Jaime Rodriguez
    Assistant Principal for Student Success
     
    Important date:  PSAT, Oct 25, we'll do some prep work for it in the upcoming weeks.
     
    Thursday, September 14, 2017
     
    Update your planner: How to differentiate Your College Applications
     
    Activities
    Finish and turn-in
    Career Cruising: Matchmaker assessment
    username: PUHSD[student Id number]
    pw: 1Pu...
    Once you have your results, complete the C-notes about career clusters. due: InBox
     
    Read and take notes: Learn how to differentiate your college application due: InBox
     
    Opportunities
    Work at the State Fair.  See flyer. State Fair Job Flyer
     
    Wednesday, September 13, 2017
     Tutorials
     
    Tuesday, September 12, 2017
     
    Update your planner: Career Cruising
     
    Activities
    Parent Questionnaire; due: InBox
    Career Cruising: Matchmaker assessment
    username: PUHSD[student Id number]
    pw: 1Pu...
     
    Once you have your results, complete the C-notes about career clusters.
    Watch these videos for your C-Notes.Video Links
      
    Homework
    TRF for Wednesday
     
     
    Monday, September 11, 2017
     Tutorials
     
    Friday, September 8, 2017
     
    Update your planner: "great cornell notes"
     
    Activities
    due: 5 cornell notes with Cornell Note rubric attached
    Spot grading: open your planners to this week
    AVID grade sheets: what are you missing? Critically think through what you should turn in? 
    20 Questions
     
    grammar guide
    Use words for numbers one to nine; use numbers for 10 to infinity.  Rules vary, but for general writing this works.
    Dates: September 10, 2017 not September 10th 2017. For military and engineering writing: 10 September 2017
    Dates are written in different formats based on the country
    Address line: Phoenix, AZ  85014
     
     
    Opportunities
    Check your office 365 email for Peer Leadership program, application is due Oct 5
    See Ms. Nicol (S50) to become a math tutor
    "We are looking for applicants for the Mustang Hall Mathematics Tutoring during MAP!!!  If you have outstanding students who would like to tutor/mentor freshmen and sophomores (mostly) in algebra and geometry (mostly) during MAP, please send them to my room for an application!   We are asking them to commit to two days a week for a minimum of three weeks for the sake of their tutees….any other questions they can come see me."
     
    Homework
    TRF for Monday
    Parent Questionnaire; due: tuesday Sept12
     
    Thursday, September 7, 2017
     
    Update your planner: "adding to college folder"
     
    Activities
    College Folder: College Admissions checklist

    Parent Questionnaire; due: tuesday Sept12
    Video & Cornell notes: Trump's ending DACA creates another political fault line
    "Know thyself, know thy enemy" Sun Tzu
     
    Homework
    Select 5 of your best cornell notes to turn in with the Cornell Note Rubric
     
     
    Wednesday, September 6, 2017
     Tutoring
     
    Tuesday, September 5, 2017
     
    Update your planner: "write your own LoR"
     
    Activities
    Write your own Letter of Recommendation
    Use "cut and paste" writing to write a letter of recommendation for yourself 
    or...use the recommendation letter template
     
    Homework
     
    TRF
     
     
    Friday, September 1, 2017
     
    Update your planner: "write your own LoR"
     
    Activities
    Write your own Letter of Recommendation
    Use "cut and paste" writing to write a letter of recommendation for yourself 
    or...use the recommendation letter template
    Scholarship preview: Hispanic Heritage Foundation
     
    Homework
    T-shirt design
    signed progress report, due Thursday
     
    Thursday, August 31, 2017
     
    Update your planner: "write your own LoR"
     
    Activities
    Letter of Request
     
    Homework
    signed progress report, due Thursday
     
    Wednesday, August 30, 2017
     
    Update your planner: letter of request
     
    Activities
    Continue to work on letter of request
     
    Homework
    signed progress report, due Thursday
     
     
    Tuesday, August 29, 2017
     
    Update your planner: How to ask for a LoR
     
    Activities
    Turn in signed Student Agreements
    How to ask for a LoR
    Write a request letter 
     
    Homework
    t-shirt design, due Friday
     
     
    Monday, August 28, 2017
     
    Update your planner: Letters of Recommendation
     
    Activities
    Letter of Recommendations
       who?
       what would they say?
       group: word cloud 
     
    Homework
    Student Agreements
    Binder check: Sept 8 
     
    Friday, August 25, 2017
     
    Update your planner: Binder Checks
     
    Activities
    Binder check: 30 Cornell Notes, supplies, class-level tabs
    T-shirt Designs 
    Birthday celebrations 
     
    Thursday, August 24, 2017
     
    Update your planner: Letters of Reference
     
    Activities
    Finish Academic "My Goals"
    Teacher Recommendations
     
    Wednesday, August 23, 2017
     
    Update your planner: Academic Goals
     
    Activities
    Class textbook list 
    Video: 3 ways to plan for the very long term (take Cornell notes)
    Academic Goals, the plan, action steps
    Check your Email for document "my goals" 
     
    Tuesday, August 22, 2017
     
    Update your planner: Organizing for College Application Process
     
    Activities
    Set up folder
    My College Folder....Why....How
    Personal Information Sheet (what's an appropriate email?)
    High School and Community Activities Record 
     
    Monday, August 21, 2017
     
    Cornell Note Check
     
     
    Friday, August 18, 2017
     
    Update your planner: Writing for Scholarships
     
    Activities
    Review your Social Marketing essay with a partner. Due InBox
    Birthday Month Stars
    Binder cover sheets 
     
    Thursday, August 17, 2017
     
    Update your planner: Writing for Scholarships
     
    Activities
    Check your grade
    $500 Scholarship 
    Writing to a prompt, have rough draft by Friday
     
    Wednesday, August 16, 2017
     
    Update your planner: Writing for Scholarships
     
    Activities
    Writing: $500 Scholarship: through Social Marketing Certification
    Podcast: Some are troubled by online shaming of Charlottesville Rally participants
     
     
    Tuesday, August 15, 2017
     
    Update your planner: Cornell Note Strips
     
    Activities
    First Binder Check: Friday, Aug 25 (Cornell Notes from 8/14 to 8/25; 10 can be learning logs)
    Share your Costas Level Questions
    Cornell Note Strips on the reading
     
    Service Opportunity 
    Arizona Center for Empowerment (ACE)  
     
    Monday, August 14, 2017
     
    Update your planner: Alternate Cornell Notes
     
    Activities
    Junior Expectations: 15 Cornell Notes each week (5 of which can be learning logs)
    Review of Learning Logs
    Handouts and Cornell Notes 
     
    Homework
    Start Cornell Notes
    Get signatures on Student Agreement, due last week
    volunteer/leadership: BeALeaderFoundation.org
      
    Friday, August 11, 2017
     
    Update your planner: Skills for AVID tutorials
     
    Activities
     
    I've Got Your Back Game
    Binder Checklist
     
     
    Thursday, August 10, 2017
     
    Update your planner: Effective planner use
     
    Activities
     
    Backwards Mapping Template
       
    Wednesday, August 9, 2017
     
    Update your planner: Review of Cornell Notes
     
    Activities
    Cornell Notes on Video: GRIT: the power of passion and perseverance
    Review 11th grade Cornell Note Standards
    Cornell Notes expectations
     
    Opportunities
    $500 Scholarship: through Social Marketing Certification 
     
    Tuesday, August 8, 2017
     
    Update your planner: Expectations of me as an AVID student
     
    Activities
    Print out schedule, highlight AP/Honors/IB courses
    Student Agreement
    SOAR PowerPoint
     
      
    Homework
    Get signatures on Student Agreement, due on Wednesday
    volunteer/leadership: BeALeaderFoundation.org
      
    Monday, August 7
     
    Activities
    1. teambuilding: Save Sam