By ALISON BRADSHAW
An AVID mural decorates Redlands East Valley’s walls to demonstrate the program’s influence and involvement at the school. (Amelie Palacios / Ethic Photo)
The AVID program, which stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination, received a mural of recognition on the front of Redlands East Valley High School this month.
The artist, Matthew Cavanagh, is the son of former Citrus Valley High School’s principal Bernie Cavanagh. He has also created other murals in Citrus Valley’s Bistro. All of his other murals can be seen on his website http://caliartworks.com/.
Robert Clarey, REV’s principal, says, “I contracted the mural to recognize the fact that we are an AVID school that has been recognized for the past four years as a School of Distinction. This is a tremendous honor and I was surprised that as our community approaches REV they are not aware of this.”
With the new mural, Jana Bailey, the school’s AVID coordinator, said, “This mural brings a sense of pride to the school. It demonstrates that we are a school with a college-going culture and we embrace great teaching strategies of WICOR (Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, Rigor).”
For more information on the REV AVID program or the AVID program in general visit the REV AVID home page.