ACSC Names Chris Hill as Teacher of the Year
Avon High School Teacher Chris Hill was named Avon Community School Corporation’s Teacher of the Year for 2015-16. The announcement came during an all-employee Back-to-School Celebration. He was chosen by a committee comprised of community members.
Mr. Hill has taught in Avon for 10 years, currently teaching Engineering Technology and is also a Project Lead the Way teacher. He sponsors the Avon Robotics Club which was the recipient of a NASA Grant, earned a State Championship and had a Top 50 Robot in the World winner. Mr. Hill is the legislative chair for the Indiana Association for Career and Technical Education and was a recipient of the Lilly Foundation Teacher Creativity Fellowship in 2015. In addition, he has won the Donors Choose Duke Energy STEM Grant, PwC Foundations for Financial Literacy Grant, Avon Education Foundation Grant and the Microsoft Choose to Code Beta Testing Award. Mr. Hill received his bachelor’s degree from Indiana State University in 2006 and his master’s degree from Ball State in 2012.
This year’s Back-to-School Celebration included a special announcement for the Teacher of the Year Award program: Andy Mohr (Andy Mohr Automotive Group) told the crowd of about 800 employees that his company is the new sponsor. An annual $5,000 award will be distributed among the District Teacher of the Year and other finalists. Mr. Mohr presented Chris Hill with a crystal award and check. Mr. Hill also received a gift from the Sharon Pinnick Educational Fund, (Hendricks County Community Foundation) and the Avon Rotary Club. In addition, Flowered Occasions donated a floral arrangement.
The other candidates (who were previously selected as their buildings’ Teacher of the Year) included: Joshua Deisler (Avon Middle School North); Holly Baker (Avon Middle School South); Michelle Howard (Avon Intermediate School East); Serena Runions (Avon Intermediate School West); Ashlee Tucker (Cedar Elementary); Stephanie Fetzer (Hickory Elementary); Janet Craig (Maple Elementary); Bobby Coppadge (River Birch Elementary); Sarah Altman (Sycamore Elementary); and Kelly Mitchell (White Oak Elementary); and Lori Karnuta (Pine Tree Elementary).
Avon Community School Corporation submitted Mr. Hill’s impressive portfolio to the Indiana Department of Education for the state’s selection process of the Indiana Teacher of the Year award.
Here is a link to a video of the announcement: Teacher of the Year Video
Back to School Information for ACSC Families
ACSC students head back to school on Wednesday, July 27th! To assist our returning and new student families with all the information needed to begin another successful school year, here are three important links:
The New School Year Guide can be found here: New School Year Guide
Back-to-School Night Dates can be found here: Back-to-School Night Dates
Transportation information (Neighborhood lists, Here Comes the Bus, etc.) can be found here: Transportation
If you need further information, please contact your child's school or the Administration Center at 317-544-6000.
Sign Up for Here Comes the Bus to Track Your Child's School Bus
ACSC families can use Here Comes the Bus – a website and mobile app – to view the real-time location of their child’s school bus. Through this program, parents may also receive push notifications or email alerts regarding bus changes and/or delays.
Here Comes the Bus is offered as a FREE service to ACSC families.
Important Information for Non-Resident Transfer Students (2016-17 School Year)
For the 2016-2017 school year, Avon Community School Corporation (ACSC) will continue to accept new transfer student applications from non-resident students in the order received for Grades 9, 10 and 11 through September 9, 2016, based on availability.
Interested non-resident students should complete the ACSC 2016-2017 Application for Enrollment of a Student Without Legal Settlement in the School District. Applications are to be submitted to the Administration Building at 7203 East U.S. Hwy 36, Avon, IN 46123, faxed to (317) 544-6001, or emailed to VLLengerich@avon-schools.org.
Questions concerning non-resident transfer students should be directed to:
Dr. John F. Atha, Assistant Superintendent
7203 East US HWY 36
Avon, Indiana 46123
ACSC Board Names Dr. Scott Wyndham as Director of Finance and Operations
The Avon Community School Corporation Board of School Trustees accepted the recommendation to name Dr. Scott Wyndham as Avon School’s Director of Finance and Operations effective July 1, 2016. Dr. Wyndham is currently the Director of Special Education for Brownsburg Community School Corporation.
While at Brownsburg Schools, Dr. Wyndham gained valuable experience working with various grants and budgets as well as developed innovative programs to meet students’ needs. His previous experience with MSD of Wayne Township allowed him to serve as building administrator during the planning, construction and operation of what is now the largest public preschool program in Indiana.
Dr. Wyndham has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Indiana University, a Master of Science Degree from Indiana State University, and a Doctor of Education Degree from Ball State University.
Transportation Department Staffers Win State Titles
ACSC Transportation Department staff members Charlie Heiss and Alan Filder both won state titles at the recent School Transportation Association of Indiana (STAI) competition. Mr. Heiss won the Technician Award and Mr. Fidler won the Inspector Award. These two state champions are now headed to Nationals to represent Indiana and Avon!
Highly motivated individuals are encouraged to apply via the Applitrack application system located on the Avon Community School Corporation Human Resources home page: http://www.avon-schools.org/Page/9708. Salary Benefits: $80 for a whole day and $40 for a half day.
Welcome to the 2016-17 School Year!
I want to extend a heartfelt welcome to our families and students as we begin the 2016-17 school year. Our doors will open on July 27, 2016, to more than 9,300 students in 12 school buildings. The entire staff (including principals, teachers, school bus drivers, food service workers and custodians) is committed to providing a fabulous learning environment for our students.
We are pleased to welcome staff administrators Brad Bates (Assistant Principal at AIS-East) and Dr. Scott Wyndham (Director of Finance and Operations).With retirements and life changes, approximately 50 new teachers will join Avon Schools.
Did you know that you can track your child’s school bus? ACSC families can use Here Comes the Bus – a website and mobile app – to view the real-time location of your child’s school bus. You can also receive push notifications or email alerts regarding bus changes and/or delays. For the first time this year, Here Comes the Bus is offered as a FREE service to parents. Details can be found on the ACSC Transportation web page at http://www.avon-schools.org/Page/157.
Please get involved early and stay involved in your child’s learning environment. Open dialogue with your child’s teachers is important and helps to ensure that his/her educational needs are being met.
Continuous communication is a key component – you will hear from us often and information will be available via newsletters, school websites, parent portals and social media sites.
Together we are going to have an amazing year of growth and learning experiences. I look forward to another successful school year.
It is a privilege to serve the wonderful students and families of Avon! #WeR4Kids
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