❄️ Winter Wonderland Dance ❄️

We are breaking tradition a bit this year. Instead of our Family Holiday night, AVID is sponsoring a dance for all PMS students who wish to purchase a ticket.

We would welcome some parents as volunteers…decorations, ticket takers, snack table, chaperone, clean up crew…you get the idea! If you are able and willing to assist with this rather large undertaking, please email Mrs. Mickler! (You’ll also need to make sure you are approved as a volunteer through the district.)


Donations for Puerto Rico


One of our AVID students has taken the initiative to lead a school wide drive for victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Desired donations include: packs of batteries, canned goods, non-perishables, toiletries for men & women, diapers, baby wipes, and underwear/socks.

AVID students can get 1 hour of volunteer credit for every 2 items donated. Make sure your AVID teacher sees the donations and signs your volunteer log (filled in by you) before you turn the items into your 1st period teacher.

Volunteer Opportunity with PHS Football


The VP of the Booster Club at PHS has approached AVID with an opportunity for volunteer hours.  If you would like to earn hours and help at a  JV or Varsity football home game by selling programs in the stands, please let me know by texting me your name and the date(s) you will be available.  Below are the games of need:

JV home game: October 5th:  6:30-8:30

Varsity Home Game: October 27th:  6:30-8:30

Admission into the game will be free for volunteers.



AVID Elective Supplies

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Hello AVID Families –

We are excited to start the 2017-2018 school year…hope you are ready to work like a captain and play like a Pirate!

Here’s what THE SCHOOL provides for you:

  • 2 inch binder
  • 1 pencil pouch
  • 1 pack of dividers
  • 2 pencils
  • 1 pen
  • 1 highlighter
  • 1 eraser
  • 1 pencil sharpener
  • 1 planner

Here’s what YOU need to provide for yourself for the AVID Elective:

  • 1 single subject spiral (preferably college ruled)
  • 1 pack looseleaf notebook paper (preferably college ruled)
  • sheet protectors (highly recommended but not required)

Generic items suggested to have for use in any class:

  • 1 pack colored pencils
  • 1 sharpie
  • 1 glue stick
  • headphones (worn with teacher permission only)

We know the binder can get pretty big, BUT if you keep it organized and carry only what you need, it is very doable AND helpful. Don’t put all your extras in your binder or backpack – leave them at home until you need them. Don’t carry 8 million pens, pencils, markers, etc – just carry a few. Don’t have extra spirals – only the ones you are required to have for your classes. Don’t keep all your doodles and scrap paper in your binder – clean it out once a week. Don’t hold onto unnecessary items – talk to your teachers about which assignments are kept in the binder, which are kept in a file at home (for EOC prep at the end of the year), and which can be tossed. Remember, every item has a home, so make sure it gets there!

Treat your binder like a symbol of your education…if it’s important to you, work on it, use it, improve it, and take it seriously!

Get a Jump on 1st Qtr Volunteer Hours

Attention AVID Students!! Your help is needed on August 9th with various projects around school (distributing binders and planners, organizing items for teachers, cleaning rooms, putting up bulletin boards, etc.). You need to have your own transportation and may come for any length of time between 8:30 AM and 1:30 PM (bring your own water, snacks, lunch). If you would like to volunteer at school next Wednesday, please text Mrs. Mickler at 704-929-9878 with your full name and the hours you plan to help. Check in and out will be in Mickler’s AVID room.