AVID Club at West Lee
A fun time was had by all at the second annual West Lee Halloween Dance on Friday, October 24 in the West Lee Gym. The West Lee AVID Club and our PTSO sponsored the costume dance for the students. A huge crowd showed up in a variety of raiments ranging from Papa Smurf to the Walking Dead Zombies. There were games, prizes, and a costume contest. First place in the contest went to sixth grader, Timothy B. as Papa Smurf; second place was Maggie P. as a Day of the Dead skeleton; and third place was Jalynn G. as a Roman goddess.
AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination. The program is designed to prepare students for success in secondary school, college, and a career, especially students traditionally underrepresented in higher education. AVID Club is an after-school club open to all AVID students. Club members participate in community service projects such as collecting clothes for the needy, visiting rest homes, and collecting can tabs for the Ronald McDonald House. They also organize and sponsor school dances. The students and staff had such a lively, enjoyable time at the Halloween dance that this will definitely remain an annual event.
Miss Shelley Ray, Chorus teacher at West Lee Middle School, recently attended the Seminar on Digital Learning held at the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT). The instructors at NCCAT worked with teachers from around the state on mastering a toolbox full of Web 2.0 programs such as Audacity, PhotoFunia, QR Codes, Blendspace, Poll Everywhere, Symbaloo, and Portable Software. Using these tools, Miss Ray learned new ways to get students involved in her class as well as new approaches for presenting her lessons to enhance student participation and enjoyment. Miss Ray will share all the exciting materials and techniques she learned at the seminar with the staff at West Lee.
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