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San Diego: The Tradition Continues

We have dates on the calendar for our next annual sixth grade marine science field trip to San Diego. This year's trip will be from April 24 through April 26, 2019. The trip features a chartered boat ride with a marine science educator, a day at SeaWorld, dry beach time, and a visit to the Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institute complete with a fish dissection lab.

We launched this year’s campaign in an October parent information meeting with a guest from Project Exploration, the organization that we utilize for this field trip. Parents and students in attendance embarked on our first official fundraiser, selling World’s Finest Chocolate bars. The first fundraiser goal was to sell 100 boxes of chocolate in order to raise $3000 towards the cost of the trip. Several enthusiastic sellers used this fundraiser to get a great start in paying for the trip.

The student cost of the trip is $345. If you are interested in helping our students make this memorable educational experience a reality, you can help by designating your state tax credit donation to the AVMS San Diego field trip. The form is available on the district website Tax Credits page, and you can call us with any questions you might have. Thank you for your support!


The regular school day includes Power Hour every Monday through Thursday. This is primarily a time of reteach and practice for our students for building math and language arts skills. Ten of our sixth graders who consistently demonstrate mastery on formative assessments recently received an enrichment opportunity during their Power Hour. They participated in the 17th annual Kidstruction Student Design and Build Contest for Tucson middle schoolers in grades 5–8.

Teams of students could only use business cards, glue, and toothpicks to create a project according to this year’s theme: “Where We Live.” Together they planned, constructed, and documented their projects. Their completed work was displayed at the Park Place Mall in Tucson.

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