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.
November 4—Election Day
November 11—Veterans Day
November 26-28 Thanksgiving Holiday
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.
On Thursday, October 16th, West Lee Middle School held its fourth annual Powder Puff game with the eighth-grade girls taking a 24 - 14 victory over the seventh graders. The eighth grade jumped out to an early 16-0 lead before the seventh grade could calm their nerves and stop the eighth-grade with good defensive pressure up the middle. The seventh graders got on the board late in the 1st half to close the gap. As time expired to end the 1st half, the eighth grade scored its third touchdown of the half to take a 24-6 lead. The second half settle into a defensive struggle with the seventh grade scoring a touchdown for the only points. Both teams showed great sportsmanship, teamwork, and PRIDE as they battled throughout the game. All the players should be well-pleased with their effort. They did a phenomenal job of representing West Lee.
Our always boisterous cheerleaders once again entertained the crowd with their cheers and half-time routines. Way to go guys...
As with every Powder Puff game, the admission was three canned goods; and this year West Lee collected over 1,000 cans of food that will be donated to the Sanford CUOC to help feed the needy. Great job West Lee!!! Thank you to all the teachers, staff, parents and students who assisted, participated or attended this year's game for their support to the game and its great cause.
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