Class prepares students to be ready for college
Students from Wiesbaden Middle School’s Advancement Via Individual Determination class initiated a community action day Nov. 11 and did not let the rainy weather keep them from cleaning up trash and leaves on Hainerberg.
AVID is a class that prepares students for college and career readiness and requires them to do a certain number of hours of community service.
“A key component of preparing students for college and career readiness is ensuring they are community leaders,” said Millicent Dixon, AVID site team coordinator and teacher at WMS. “I always tell my students that they can change the world today, and they don’t need to wait until they are adults. My eighth grade AVID students were tasked with planning and organizing a day of services. We had Ms. Cheney from ACS speak with them about volunteer opportunities and how to plan an event. The students had a lengthy brainstorm list but ultimately cleaning up after Halloween was the best fit, because it directly impacted our community in a positive manner.”