With e-learning in place, CHS students, teachers see rise of aesthetics in journaling, note-taking

With e-learning in place, CHS students, teachers see rise of aesthetics in journaling, note-taking

Karen Zhang

May 21, 2020

  During quarantine, junior Emily Chan has been bullet journaling. Her process is the same each time—she makes a cover page, a monthly layout with important dates, various trackers and finally creates weekly spreads that help her keep track of her assignments and other tasks. When she...

AVID students practice college-readiness skills

AVID students talk and work during SRT. According to Jamie Newcomer, AVID coordinator and teacher, AVID helps students prepare for college in many ways.

Marvin Fan

October 8, 2019

According to AVID coordinator Jamie Newcomer, a large part of the AVID course is teaching students college-readiness skills. She said that this year, there will be a small change to the note-taking approach in the class. Newcomer said, “We used to really encourage students to take Cornell Notes. Now, w...

AVID teaches students about future jobs

Being apart of an AVID SRT helps students like sophomore Myles Embry to get his homework done. “Being in an AVID SRT makes it easier to get my homework done because I am able to concentrate with less distractions,” he said.

Pranav Jothirajah

May 15, 2019

As the school year comes to an end, the AVID program will also begin to finish its curriculum. According to AVID teacher Elizabeth Galvan, the program will finish the year by teaching students about future careers. “Students are currently learning about what a future career path could look like...

AVID sophomores learn about future jobs

AVID teacher Elizabeth Galvan works at her desk and prepares for her class. “(AVID) gets students comfortable with being uncomfortable. The activities we do in class may not feel comfortable, but they get used to advocating for themselves and (they also) learn about the skills they need outside of high school.”

Pranav Jothirajah

March 26, 2019

Preparing for college and future jobs is a major aspect that the AVID program focuses on throughout the school year.  According to AVID teacher Elizabeth Galvan, the program is currently teaching sophomores what their future profession could look like. “For the sophomores, (the students) are wo...

AVID students to learn how to prepare for college

AVID students work and socialize during SRT. AVID SRT teacher Gordon Copee said the students will continue to learn more about the transition from high school to college.

Pranav Jothirajah

March 5, 2019

With most students receiving acceptance letters for their respective colleges, AVID continues to teach them tips on how to prepare and be ready for college.  According to AVID SRT teacher Gordon Copee, consistency is one of the most important things for the jump between college and high school. He ...

AVID students to continue preparation for college

Riley Judson, AVID student and junior, completes her homework during SRT. She said, “AVID helps me organize and it helps me really know how to actually study. It also helps me to know the right things to prepare for class. These are things that are really helpful when I am studying.”

Pranav Jothirajah

February 12, 2019

With college acceptance letters coming in to students, it is important for students to correctly learn how to write college applications and scholarship essays. According to AVID coordinator Jamie Newcomer, an important part of every year is to make sure that students know how to apply to colleges. ...

Science department focuses on AVID development

Nathan Huang

January 23, 2019

AVID development was a major topic in science department meetings during past PLC’s. Many AVID teachers spoke at the last department chair meeting, expressing the change that was happening. According to science department chair Jennifer Drudge, AVID is a program designed to help students with differe...

AVID students to learn how to make resumes

AVID students use their SRT time to work together and get their homework done. AVID coordinator Jamie Newcomer said, “The time that students have during SRT is very valuable, and I feel like by letting them work together and communicate with teachers, they can be very efficient with their time.”

Pranav Jothirajah

January 23, 2019

To begin the second semester, the AVID program will start teaching students how to make resumes to help prepare them for college and for future jobs. According to AVID coordinator Jamie Newcomer, it is necessary for students to learn how to correctly make resumes. “Resumes are something that can be used fo...

AVID works with students in preparation for SAT, ACT

Junior Cameron Milam works on an assignment for AVID. He said he believes AVID can be very helpful for his future. “It teaches me how to ask questions, how to answer those questions and how to prepare for college and my future,” Milam said.

Pranav Jothirajah

December 3, 2018

In order to help students prepare for the SAT and the ACT, the AVID program has begun assigning practice tests. AVID coordinator Jamie Newcomer said she believes it is important that AVID is helping students prepare for these national exams. “I think that it’s great that AVID is helping students with ...

AVID teaches students about Cornell notes

Myles Embry, AVID student and sophomore, spends time studying for his many classes. “AVID helps me be more organized and definitely makes studying easier for me.”

Pranav Jothirajah

November 15, 2018

Throughout the year, AVID teaches students many skills. Currently, teachers are teaching students about Cornell notes. According to Jamie Newcomer, AVID coordinator, Cornell notes are not required, but they are an option to help students be more organized. She said, “Cornell notes are somethin...

AVID juniors return from college visit

Pranav Jothirajah

October 23, 2018

Over the last week, juniors in AVID visited Miami University located in Ohio. Students visited the university and spent time exploring the campus and the college. They also learned about more specific aspects of Miami University, such as the programs that are offered and what is needed to get accepted....

AVID plans for upcoming trips

Junior Finlay “Finn” Waugh goes over his notes for his classes. He said AVID teaches him how to efficiently get his work done. “AVID is pretty good because it teaches me different ways to take notes and do better in my classes,” Waugh said.

Pranav Jothirajah

October 2, 2018

With many upcoming trips scheduled for AVID, teachers have started work to prepare their students for the trips. Jamie Newcomer, AVID coordinator and English teacher, believes these trips are helpful for students of all levels. Newcomer said, “We do one field trip per semester each year. So we do two eac...