- Spring Break: April 18-25
- Next Regular School Board Meeting: May 08
Registration is underway! Children must be five years of age on or before September 1, 2014. Enrollment packets may be picked up from the Elementary office between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. To register a child in school you will need the following:
- Shot records
- Proof of birth
- Social Security Number
- Court Document (if there is a custody situation)
If you know of someone who will be a Kindergartener in the fall, let the parent know that now is the time to register them.
TRONA GYMNASIUM HAS NEW LOOK
The high school gymnasium here in Trona has been the beneficiary of a number of upgrades during recent years. Not only were new bleachers installed a couple years ago, but last year the floor was replaced. Even though the building may have been built several decades ago, it's looking almost brand new inside. Many community members have expressed their approval of the recent improvements. Not only did the installation of the new bleachers and new floor improve the looks of the interior of the gym, but there were other enhancements gained which are less visual in nature. The new bleachers are much safer than the previous seating and they are easier to roll out of the way so physical education classes can use the entire floor for sports activities. Also several dead spots in the old floor were eliminated providing for a more uniform playing surface.
Photo taken by MacKenzie Wheeler
WHY AVID? You may have heard the word "AVID" at both the elementary and high school this year. So what is AVID? And, why AVID? AVID is an initiative to prepare students for higher learning. AVID began in 1980 in a single classroom in San Diego, California and it is now in 46 states and 16 countries/territories. As our district implements the Common Core Standards (see the October Trona High School Newsletter), we are focused on preparing our students with the skills necessary to be successful in college, career, and community. What this means is that students are going to need to be organized and able to think critically. The focus of AVID is on college readiness, from the moment students begin in kindergarten, using research proven methods to support students in learning. At the elementary level, AVID provides students with a system of organization, introduces students to learning strategies helping them master the basic skills necessary while developing deeper understanding of concepts, and creates an awareness of higher learning opportunities. At the high school there is both an AVID elective and use of the strategies school-wide. The elective works with "students in the middle" as they tackle more rigorous curriculum and prepare for four year university acceptence and college readiness. The strategies school-wide build on the skills learned in elementary and assist students in successfully mastering the challenging content of the Common Core State Standards. If you would like to learn more about AVID, visit their website at www.avid.org.
David Olney, Superintendent