October 2013

What is AVID?

What exactly is AVID?  AVID means Achievement Via Individual Determination.    AVID is an elective that helps you organize, and if you take it for 3 years in middle school, you get 1 high school credit. Now, here are some points why you should join AVID.

To be in AVID you have to be in Pre-AP classes, you have to get good grades, and you have to sign a contract that says you will stay in Pre-AP classes.

In AVID you do many fun activities.  You go on field trips, they help you on homework and you learn about Cornell notes.  Ethyn Dominguez (7) says “Well, we organize our binders.’’

“People should join AVID because it gives them the extra support they need,“ says Angel Garcia (7). It certainly does and beside that it is very fun.

Here are some cool things to do in AVID. Noel Lara says, “We go on field trips and use iPads.” German Bolanos(7) says “Well, my favorite thing to do is our projects we do, and we get to challenge ourselves.”

AVID is a very smart choice to choose as an elective and if you want to challenge yourself, this elective is for you.              -Cody Krywoszej

Technical Difficulties

As you may know, our school and plenty others are rather outdated technologically. The NEISD, though, is working on updating the hardware. The real question is, do they have the budget for it after improving schools with new gyms and expansive renovations.

One of our fellow 8th grade students at Garner, Damian Mora says,”The district should work on improving the internet speed due to it taking excessive time to load a page, making me and fellow students inefficient at doing what is expected of us.”

Another student 8th grader that agrees with the subject is Sarah Clamp. She also believes, “They should be able to improve most of our tech sometime just before or even after summer and should donate the unwanted hardware instead of dumping it.”

A big project North East ISD has started is call Transforming the Future knowing as how jobs in our modern world now a day’s any job requires some sort of technological skill. One of the several improvements in schools is that NEISD is buying iPads for schools from Elementary to High School.

The project though is running on 5 steps which are found in the about section on their website. If you believe the same of changing our future then find a way that you feel you can help.

By- Ethan Gibbens