• Friday, May 18, 2018
    Take-home Final exam Directions
    Study Hall
      
    Thursday, May 17, 2018
    Take-home Final exam Directions
    Update your resume with accomplishments for this year
    Study Hall
     
    NOTES
     
    Turn in Library Focus Group permission slips
    Party on Friday or Monday?
      
    Wednesday, May 16, 2018
    collaborative study group
     
    Tuesday, May 15, 2018
     
    Take-home Final exam directions
    Worgul Law Firm Scholarship site
    Study Hall
     
    Reminder: AVID End of Year Celebration, this Friday
     
    Monday, May 14, 2018
    collaborative study group
     
    Friday, May 11, 2018
    Take-home Final exam Directions
    Study Hall
      
    Thursday, May 10, 2018
    Take-home Final exam Directions
    Study Hall
    Pathways to Justice Studies, summer program
     
    NOTES
    End of Year Celebration invites
    Bring drinks (we can leave here in classroom)
    JEM leadership development program
      
    Wednesday, May 9, 2018
    collaborative study group
     
    Tuesday, May 8, 2018
     
    Take-home Final exam directions
    Study Hall
     
    Reminder: AVID End of Year Celebration, this Friday
     
    Monday, May 7, 2018
    collaborative study group
     
    <<<time off school>>>
     
    Friday, April 27, 2018
    Continue working on Illustrated College Schedule
     
     
    Thursday, April 26, 2018
    Begin Illustrated College Schedule project directions
    Keep a learning log while you are working on this project
     
    NOTES
    End of Year Celebration invites
    Bring drinks (we can leave here in classroom)
    JEM leadership development program
     
    HOMEWORK
    C-notes on Friday
      
    Wednesday, April 25, 2018
    TRFs
     
    Tuesday, April 24, 2018
    Study Hall
     
    HOMEWORK
    Binder Check: May 4, 30 c-notes from 4/23 to 5/4 (10 can be learning logs
    Take-home Final exam (check email)
     
    Monday, April 23, 2018
    TRFs
     
    Friday, April 20, 2018
    C-notes
    JEM leadership development program
     
    Thursday, April 19, 2018
    Complete the Career Research assignment. Due by email
    Video: High School students share their experience with the me3 quiz
     
    NOTES
    End of Year Celebration invites
    Bring drinks (we can leave here in classroom)
    RISE summer internships are due on Friday
     
    HOMEWORK
    C-notes on Friday
      
    Wednesday, April 18, 2018
    TRFs
     
    Monday/Tuesday April 16/17
    Testing: 2 hour block
    Video: High School students share their experience with the me3 quiz
    I emailed you the research assignment for today (the document is: career research using me3). 
     
    Friday, April 13, 2018
    Complete Peer Review and make edits to personal statement.
     
    Due today: MAP Traveling log 
     
    Summer program: JEM Summer Leadership Academy
     
    Introduction to the final exam: apply to at least two scholarships. Provide Dr. Geurtz with copies of your application.
    Search engines:
    College Depot Scholarship Page
    College Scholarships for Middle Schoolers
    60 Unusual Scholarships
       
    Thursday, April 12, 2018
     
         Peer review of personal statement
             where's the hook, the catchy phrase, what makes this personal statement memorable (highlight)
             identify the topic sentence in each paragraph (underline)
             use the rubric Due InBox
      
    ACT Test Prep Bootcamp, click here to sign up 
         3 days 8:00 - 3:30 at MetoTech or Trevor Browne (lunch provided)
         prepares you for the June 9 test administation (register by May 4; see counselor for a fee waiver)
         if you sign up and participate, you will receive a  binder check pass for next year
     
    NOTE:
    Sign up for RISE presentation (Friday, MAP, Mustang Hall)
    Save your Binder supplies for next year: none will be provided
    SAVE the Date: End of Year Celebration, May 11, receive a TRF pass
     
     
    Wednesday, April 11, 2018
    TRFs
     
    Tuesday, April 10, 2018
    STUDY HALL
    Double spaced hard copy printout of your personal statement Due: InBox
    Other options
         C-notes from reading assigned on Friday   reading: 7 tips with an emphasis on the the 'writing' part
         work on Personal Statements 
      
    NOTES
     
    Red for Ed, wear red on Wednesday to support your teachers and your schools
    RISE, summer youth employment presentation, sign up with Dr. Geurtz
    ACT Test Prep Bootcamp, click here to sign up 
         3 days 8:00 - 3:30 at MetoTech or Trevor Browne (lunch provided)
         prepares you for the June 9 test administation (register by May 4; see counselor for a fee waiver)
     
     
     
    Homework
    Bring in your ACT test scores so I can have copy
    Binder Check: April 20, 25 C-notes (10 can be learning logs)
    MAP traveling log will be due on Friday, 4/13
      
    Monday, April 9, 2018
    TRF
     
    Thursday/Friday, April 5/6, 2018
     
     Self review of your personal statement
          1. Capital I's and other grammar issues
          2. add footer with your last name and page number (delete any headings)
         3. Cornell notes:  reading: 7 tips with an emphasis on the the 'writing' part turn in for grade.
                     where is your catchy phrase? where are your comparisons?  do you have a metapor or simile that make connections to your personal life?
        4. after you make these changes, Print out your personal statement with double spacing to turn in for grade.
     
    Geurtz example:  Geurtz_Personal Statement  
     
    Homework:
    Binder Checks
    bring in your ACT scores
     
    ACT Test Prep Bootcamp, click here to sign up 
         3 days 8:00 - 3:30 at MetoTech or Trevor Browne (lunch provided)
         prepares you for the June 9 test administation (register by May 4; see counselor for a fee waiver)
     
    Tuesday/Wednesday, April 3/4, 2018
    write a 650 word personal statement to one of the common app prompts
     
     
     Homework
    Binder Check: April 6, 30 C-notes (10 can be learning logs)
      
    Monday, April 2, 2018
    no TRF
    25-minutes of fun in tutorial room
     
    Friday, March 30, 2018
    no school - Cesar Chavez Day
     
    Thursday, March 29, 2018
     
         Cornell Notes on video:  How to write an excellent personal statement
         work on Personal Statements (develop an outline)
     
    Due today: MAP Traveling log (none for next week)
     
    ACT Test Prep Bootcamp, click here to sign up 
         3 days 8:00 - 3:30 at MetoTech or Trevor Browne (lunch provided)
         prepares you for the June 9 test administation (register by May 4; see counselor for a fee waiver)
     
     
    Wednesday, March 28, 2018
    TRFs
     
    Tuesday, March 27, 2018
    STUDY HALL
    Other options
         Cornell Notes on video:  How to write an excellent personal statement
         work on Personal Statements (develop an outline)
     
     Homework
    Binder Check: April 6, 30 C-notes (10 can be learning logs)
      
    Monday, March 26, 2018
    TRF
     
    Friday, March 23, 2018
     
    Beta testing: take survey
    Review MAP Traveling LOG expectation for next week  
    Video: Personal statements -- finding the formula
    work on Personal Statements (develop a main topic or outline) Due: InBox
    need more help/motivation/inspiration: see UCAS.com/personalstatement
    need to read more inspiring statements: see https://www.shmoop.com/college/personal-statement-examples.html
     
    Homework
    Submit your signed MAP Traveling Log (extra credit this week) Due: InBox
    Submit your signed Progress Reports Due: InBox
    Binder Check: April 6, 30 C-notes (10 can be learning logs)
     
    Thursday, March 22, 2018
    Video: A few essays that worked and a few that didn't
    Personal Statements: Rubrics to evaluate well written essay
     
    Wednesday, March 21, 2018
    NO TRFs
    Teambuilding outside :)
     
    Tuesday, March 20, 2018
    Tutorial Analysis Grade Reflection (part A and B) Due: InBox
    work on Personal Statements (develop an outline)
     
     Homework
    Binder Check: April 6, 30 C-notes (10 can be learning logs)
     
    NOTES
    lunch detentions from Tanya and Branden
     
    Monday, March 19, 2018
    TRF
     
    Friday, March 9, 2018
     
    Admissions officers on essays that worked: notes 
    Rate my Professor: a tool to select the prof for your class sections.
    Spring break fun day! 
     
    2 stars and a wish course feedback for final quarter.
      
    Thursday, March 8, 2018 
     
    Guest speaker: Jose Sanchez, ASU
    Video: Personal Statements
    Continue to work on your personal statement organizer (emailed to you. 
    Web Resource: all about personal statements
    Video: How to write an excellent personal statement
      
    Wednesday, March 7, 2018
    TRFs
     
    Tuesday, March 6, 2018
    Video: A few essays that worked and a few that didn't
    Personal Statements: Rubrics to evaluate well written essay
     
    Homework
    Binder Check: March 23, 30 C-notes (10 can be learning logs)
     
    NOTES
    lunch detentions from Tanya and Branden
     
    Monday, March 5, 2018
    TRF
    NOTES:
    AVID photo on Tuesday, March 6, wear your AVID t-shirt, go directly to Ramada at the start of MAP
     
    Friday, March 2, 2018
     
    Banner Trauma Awareness presentation in Tutorial room
    Binder Checks: 20 c-notes (10 can be learning logs)
     
    NOTES
    lunch detentions from Tanya and Branden
     
    Thursday, March 1, 2018 
     
    Video: Personal Statements
    Continue to work on your personal statement organizer (emailed to you. 
    Web Resource: all about personal statements
    Video: How to write an excellent personal statement
     
    NOTES:
    AVID photo on Tuesday, March 6, wear your AVID t-shirt, go directly to Ramada at the start of MAP
     
    Wednesday, Feb 28, 2018
    TRFs
     
    Tuesday, Feb 27, 2018
     ACT
     
    Homework
    Binder Check: March 2, 20 C-notes (10 can be learning logs)
     
    Monday, Feb 26, 2018
    ACT collaborative study group