Sitting Bull Middle School
2008 - 2009
Congratulations! Your child has been selected for AVID, a program dedicated to
helping students achieve their goal of going to college The AVID class provides support,
academic monitoring, and tutoring The core strategies taught include the writing process,
Socratic questioning, collaborative learning, and reading. Students will also learn study
skills, test preparation, and time management.
Each AVID student is required to carry a binder in which materials from all
academic classes are kept. The binder is graded for content and organization. The AVID
student binder consists of:
Good quality 3-ring binder with a 2” spine
Five colored tab subject dividers
Zipper pouch to store supplies
Two or more pencils
Two or more pens
Additional 3-ring binder with a 1” spine to be used as an AVID portfolio,
which will remain housed in the AVID elective classroom until June.
Other suggested supplies
Clear plastic sleeves
I am asking the students to have the above supplies by Monday, August 14th, as we
will spend part of the period organizing the binder properly. If you are unable to
complete the list by this day, please let me know.
Communication between the teacher, the AVID student, and his/her parent is
essential. I will stay in contact with you on a regular basis. Please, plan to attend the
Back to School Night scheduled for the end of August. At this time I will present
more information about this exceptional program and opportunity for your child.
The attached sheet represents the commitment necessary in order to experience
success in the AVID program. Please read, sign, and have your son/daughter return it
by Friday, August 8th.
Mrs. Ann Taylor
AVID Elective Teacher