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  • Monte Carlo 2017

    Tickets for the 2017 Avon Education Foundation Monte Carlo Night are available at the Avon Schools Administration Center or on Eventbrite!


     

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  • Avon Education Foundation to Host Musical Theater Camp

    Broadway Kids

    AEF will host its 6th annual musical theater camp this summer. The Broadway Kids camp will be held June 26-30 at Avon Middle School North and is open to all students entering grades 1-8. This camp is an exciting opportunity for your student to be introduced to the fundamentals of musical theater and experience all aspects of practicing, producing, and performing some of Braodway's most loved musical numbers. Camp is limited to the first 50 registrations and is expected to sell out! Make sure your child is able to take advantage of this special experience!


     

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  • Local Company Supports AEF Supply Our Schools ProgramElite Pro

    Elite Pro Painting, a family owned company in Avon, recently pledged support for the Avon Education Foundation's Supply Our Schools (SOS) program. The SOS program provides Avon's teachers with free supplies for their classrooms and for students in need. Educators are invited to the ACSC Administration Center twice each month to "shop" for the resources they need. Andy Danforth, owner of Elite Pro Painting, said of his company's support for the SOS program, "I'm not sure where else money could go that can directly affect our community in a better way." AEF will use this generous donation to provide even more markers, pencils, pens, paper, and other supplies for Avon's teachers.

    Thanks to Elite Pro Painting for supporting Avon's students and staff!

     


     

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  • 2016 Avon High School Wall of Fame Ceremony

    On December 16, two accomplished graduates of Avon High School were inducted into the AHS Wall of Fame.

    AHS Wall of Fame

    Jon Cave of Oveido, Florida, is a 1965 graduate of Avon High School where he earned 10 varsity letters and was a member of the National Honor Society.  John earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Ball State University where he played baseball for the BSU Cardinals. A highly respected and widely recognized fly fishing author, photographer, lecturer, and consultant, Jon has been a professional fly casting instructor for over 35 years and operates his own fly fishing school.  He has published numerous articles and several books on the topic of fly fishing and currently holds a seat on the Advisory Council for the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission.  Cave also is a member emeritus of the Board of Governors for the FFF Casting Certification Program which certifies fly casting instructors worldwide.

     

    Jill Fleener Savage of Normal, Illinois, is a 1982 Avon High School graduate as well as a graduate of Butler University, where she was a Dean’s List student and earned a B.A. in Education.  Jill founded Hearts at Home, a national nonprofit organization focusing on issues facing mothers and families across the United States.  A renowned author a motivational speaker, Savage has authored 6 books and has co-authored 2 others. She is recognized as an expert on motherhood and families and has appeared on various media outlets throughout the United States. 

    Congratulations to both of these outstanding graduates of Avon High School!


     

      

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  • AEF Awards 2016 Staff Scholarships for Creativity and Innovation

    The Avon Education Foundation recently awarded more than $6,000 in funding for innovative programs supporting instruction in Avon's schools. The scholarships will be used to enhance curriculum or to address specific remediation needs.

    • Lori Rosemeyer, Avon Intermediate School West, $1,436 for Kids Discover Magazines to supplement social studies curriculum
    • Ashley Schroll, Avon Intermediate School West, $1,500 for novels to connect social studies and language arts lessons
    • Carrie Hood, Avon Middle School South, $620 for an 8th grade STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) unit on environment
    • Serena Runions, Avon Intermediate School West, for novels targeted to support English Language Learners and Response to Intervention 
    • Kevin Gray, Cedar Elementary, $2,200 for intervention for IREAD success for at risk students.

    Congratulations to our scholarship recipients. The next scholarship application deadline is January 13, 2017.


     

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  • AEF Awards Staff Scholarships for Creativity and Innovation

    The Avon Education Foundation recently awarded more than $2,500 in funding for Avon's schools through the AEF Staff Scholarships for Creativity and Innovation program. These awards will allow Avon Community School Corporation teachers to enhance student learning through classroom projects and extra curricular activities. Educators receiving awards are:

    • Donnell Shrewsbury, Avon Intermediate School West, $248 for Dissection Materials
    • Stephen Drabyn, Avon High School, $250 for Chess Sets for Learning
    • Stacey Herr, Avon Middle School North, $250 for Metacognitive Thinkers professional development
    • Robyn Young, Avon High School, $195 for "Makey-ing" it in the Library
    • Audra Snyder, Avon Intermediate School West, $248 for Building Character Through Novels
    • Sallie Gongwer, Pine Tree Elementary School, $250 for Reading and Writing Workshop Picture Books
    • Patricia Doan, White Oak Elementary School, $250 for Flags of English Language Learners
    • Matthew Payne, Avon High School, $250 for a document camera
    • Andrea Rader, Pine Tree Elementary, $235 for Genius Hour Supplies
    • Nicholas Partlow, Avon Intermediate School West, $249 for Calculator Sets for Bridges Curriculum
    • David Rodgers, Avon Middle School South, $294 for National Junior Honor Society

    Congratulations to each of these remarkable teachers. The Avon Education Foundation is proud to support your work!


     

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  • AEF Awards More Than $6,000 in Grants

    The Avon Education Foundation has awarded $6,700 in grants in its spring grant cycle. These grants go directly to teachers and administrators for innovative projects that enhance learning in Avon's schools. Congratulations to these remarkable educators:

    • Karen Oliver, Avon Middle School South, $1,000 for 7th Grade Reading Clubs
    • Julie Stevens, Maple Elementary, $685 for Brains and Bodies Balanced
    • Chris Hill, Avon High School, $360 for Engineering and Technology for AHS Robotics
    • Mallory Jurkash, Cedar Elementary, $500 for Alternative Seating
    • Dan Chapin and Susan Green, Avon Middle Schools North and South, $3,000 for Cooperative Learning Training

    All grants are made possible through your donations to the Avon Education Foundation. Thank you for so generously supporting Avon's schools.


     

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  • AEF Awards Fast Track Grants

    The Avon Education Foundation recently awarded nearly $1,000 in Fast Track grants during their spring grant cycle. Fast Track grants provide expedited approval for grant requests of less than $250. Spring grants were awarded to:

    • Jennifer Gullion, Avon Middle School South, $250 for Building Academic Literacy: An Anthology for Reading Apprenticeship
    • Elizabeth Hallock-Gentner, Avon High School, $99 for Doodles for Success
    • Kimberly Lobosky, Avon High School, $249 for Social Thinking Student Library
    • Jennifer McHenry, Avon Intermediate School West, $243 for 6th Grade Games for Greatness

    Congratulations to all of our Spring 2016 grant awardees.


     

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  • Registration is Open for the AEF Summer Musical Theater Camp!

    Broadway Kids

    Registration is open for the sixth annual Avon Education Foundation Musical Theater Camp led by Cedar Elementary music teacher, Tara Roberds. Camp will be held June 26-30 at Avon Middle School North and is open to all students entering grades 1-8. At this interactive singing, dancing, and acting camp, students will learn about all aspects of producing a musical performance and campers will even have the opportunity to write their own scenes and perform for an audience on June 30 at 5:30. Space in this highly anticipated camp is limited, so register your child today. The AEF Musical Theater Camp is an experience where every child can be a star!


     

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  • Education Plate

    Whoooo doesn't love supporting students? Purchase an Indiana Education License Plate and designate Avon as your school district. The Avon Education Foundation receives $18.75 for each plate sold!

     


     

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Featured Stories

  • Avon Community School Corporation is making changes to our school websites!  The transition to new templates begins February 18th and will continue until all sites are completed.  Thanks for understanding as we work to update and improve the website experience for our users.

     

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  • SAVE THE DATE: Mark your Calendars for Spring Academic and Arts Enrichment Camps.

    Spring Camp STD

    Week 1 is March 20 - 24. Stay tuned for more information.

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  • ACSC Receives Lilly Endowment Counseling Grant

    Avon Community School Corporation (ACSC) has received a planning grant of $47,558 under Lilly Endowment Inc.’s Comprehensive Counseling Initiative for Indiana K-12 Students.  The aim of the Counseling Initiative is to increase significantly the number of K-12 students in Indiana who are emotionally healthy to realize academic success, graduate from high school, obtain valuable postsecondary credentials, certifications and degrees necessary for meaningful employment. These students will also be prepared to compete and prosper in the global society in which they will live and work.

    The K-12 Avon school counselors will collaborate with local and regional organizations, such as Fleck Education, to assess the current counseling program and the social and emotional needs of all Avon students. ACSC is one of 284 Indiana public school corporations and charter schools in Indiana receiving planning grants through the initiative.

    “There is a growing need for us to assist our students in understanding their social and emotional schema. This grant encourages the local discussion of the current resources and programs we have and allows us to explore the wealth of knowledge we have in Hendricks County and beyond,” stated Sarah Altman, school counselor at Sycamore Elementary and co-chair of the ACSC committee for this grant. “We want our students to feel connected to our staff and schools, and we know we can play a role in helping our students feel safe at school. We are excited to begin this thorough investigation of our students’ needs and how we can advocate for helping them be successful in their lives,” she continued.

    Lilly Endowment Inc. is an Indianapolis-based private philanthropic foundation created in 1937 by three members of the Lilly family - J.K. Lilly Sr. and sons J.K. Jr. and Eli - through gifts of stock in their pharmaceutical business, Eli Lilly & Company. The Endowment is primarily committed to the causes of community development, education and religion and has a special commitment to its hometown, Indianapolis, and its home state, Indiana.

     

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