Parkville News and Events
New Donations to ESOL and AVID Programs at Parkville High School, September 2018
The AVID program at Parkville has some major new patrons: Susan and Jeff Dorsey, and Cheri and Bob Pegues. Susan and Jeff will contribute $100 a month to the AVID program (Advancement Via Individual Determination), which helps students in very challenging life circumstances receive the support they need to succeed in high school and beyond. From their website: “75% of AVID students are from a low socioeconomic status background, and 80% are underrepresented students. Nevertheless, they outperform their peers in crucial metrics nationwide.” The Dorsey’s generous donation has already had an effect! Beginning this school year, Cheri and Bob Pegues will contribute $100 a month to both the ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) and AVID programs at Parkville, for a total contribution of $2400 this year. This new support will allow the Chairs of these programs to provide more academic support and also provide school supplies for students in need at both programs. Together the AVID and ESOL programs at Parkville include hundreds of students. Cheri, a graduate of Parkville High School, is also the new lead volunteer for the Network program there and has been busy organizing the pantry and delivering supplies to school teachers and staff. She has made a phenomenal start and we are so fortunate to have her!