AHS Announcements

    The CIESC Driver education class starts at Avon High School on Monday, November 3rd after school and runs for 12 days, Monday through Thursday for three weeks—no Friday classes.  Classes will be 2 ½ hours each day. Sign up before Fall Break as registration for this class will close on October 27th. You must be at least 15 years of age by the start of class to sign up.  You can pick up your brochure in the main office or guidance office or you can register online at www.driveredsafety.com    If the classroom is not for you, if you have too many conflicts, CIESC has an online course you can also sign up for—take the class at your own pace.  Either way, learn the right way—CIESC Driver Education.  Don’t wait, sign up today!

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    As many of you know, there is only one more home game to support your Avon Oriole Football team!  Let’s show them our support by purchasing a long sleeve shirt with each Senior Football Team Member’s name and football number for Senior Night on Oct. 10th.  Students can choose between the red and white “NASCAR themed” shirts/ with checkered bandanas to match for a total of only $15 ($18 with bandana), or the traditional black and gold themed shirts for $15.  Please bring money no later than Wednesday in your SRT.  We will also be taking orders and money Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday during lunch.  Proceeds will go towards the Fashion Merchandising Class’s Winter Themed Fashion Show.  For any questions, Please see Miss Moore in room C201.  Click here  to view more information.

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  • cheer
    There will be a CALL OUTS for the 2014-15 basketball cheer season on Monday September 29th at 2:50 in room D101.  See Mrs Handlon if you have questions or cannot make the meeting.  Tryouts will be on Monday, Oct 6th and Thusday, October 9th at 5:30.

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  • dance The 2014 AHS Dance Intensive will be held October 13-15. Guests artists from across the country will be here to work with the dancers. If you are interested in information to attend 3 days, 1 day or 1 class...please see Mrs. Hinshaw for an application and Intensive schedule.

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      SOM August
      Congratulations to the August
    Student of the Month Winners
    Art-Courtney Kerr
    Business-Zachary Donald
    Communications-Stephanie Forsythe
    English-Madison Fillip
    Family and Consumer Science-Lynise Dotson
    Health and Physical Education-Austin Dixon
    Math-Camden Murrell
    Performing Arts-Jesse Kramer
    Resource-Kourtnie Schroyer
    Science-Haley Haston
    Social Studies-Stephanie Forsythe
    Technology Education-Adam West
    World Language-Taylor Fruits

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  • Prudential


    Do you make a difference in your community by volunteering?  If so, check out the Prudential Spirit of Community Award http://spirit.prudential.com or www.nassp.org/spirit.  Deadline is November 11 and you could win a trip to Washington, D.C.!  Stop by the AHS Guidance Office for additional information. 

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  • Volunteers!!! 

    Starting the 2014-2015 school year, all volunteers must complete a volunteer application form/background check which must be approved prior to volunteering.  Volunteer background checks are evaluated and are valid for three (3) years.  After three (3) years volunteers will be required to complete a new volunteer application form and the status as a volunteer will be re-evaluated.  Click here to print a form to be completed, signed and returned to the School.
    We appreciate your patience in working through this time as the safety of our students is of paramount importance!!

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  • yearbook If you ordered a yearbook last year, pick up your Spring Supplement in the main office.

    Also, 2014-2015 yearbooks are still on sale Pick up a form in the main office and turn it in by December 31st. Price is now $55.

    Lastly, if you wanted a yearbook from last year but were not able to buy one, extras are now available. Stop by the main office to make your purchase.  They are $60.

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District News

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    National Achievement Program Names AHS Student as Semifinalist

    Avon High School student Arisa Moreland-Woods has been named as a semifinalists in the 2015 National Achievement Scholarship Program. This scholastically talented student will move forward in the competition for approximately 800 Achievement Scholarship awards worth about $2.5 million that will be offered next spring. There are 1,600 semifinalists.  

    AHS Principal Matthew Shockley said, “Arisa is only our second student to ever earn this recognition. She has taken numerous Advanced Placement and honors courses across disciplines and performed strongly in those rigorous classes. Arisa is also a role model for all students with strong leadership skills, integrity and work ethic. We wish her well as she hopefully advances to the next stage of the National Achievement Scholarship Competition.”

    To be considered for the National Achievement Scholarship, semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the finalist level of the competition. The National Achievement Scholarship Program, conducted by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, is a privately financed academic competition that operated without government assistance. It was initiated in 1964 to recognize academically promising black students throughout the nation. 


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    Four AHS Students Named National Merit Semifinalists
    Four Avon High School students have been named as Semifinalists in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program. They are: Alexis Britt, Matthew Stall, Avleen Badwal and Suzanne Gatons.

    These studious seniors now have the opportunity to advance to the finalist level of this competition. There will be 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth approximately $33 million to be offered next spring. Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the finalist level for the Merit Scholarship.

    “Avon High School is proud to have four of our students named as Semifinalists,” said AHS Principal Matthew Shockley. “They have distinguished themselves as outstanding academic students. Their families deserve credit for their commitment to education. Having these students honored also speaks to the quality teachers and education received throughout their school careers. All ACSC staff should celebrate this success!”

    About 15,000 of the 16,000 semifinalists should advance to the finalist level and will be notified in February. The National Merit Scholarship winners will be selected from this group. Learn more about the National Merit Program at www.nationalmerit.org. 

    Photo: (L-R) AHS Principal Matt Shockley; Alexis Britt, Matthew Stall, Avleen Badwal and Suzanne Gatons

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  • Fall Camp
     2014 Fall Academic & Arts Camp Registration is Open
    Fall break is fast approaching so be sure to register your student for the 2014 Fall Academic & Arts Enrichment Camp. It will be held October 13-17, 2014. Visit here to register and for more details.  

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  • Seedlingws Seedlings Program Adds a Class
    Avon's Seedlings Program is adding an additional class at the end of September. Limited spots are now available. The program is housed at White Oak Elementary and is open to children or grandchildren of ACSC employees as well as preschool students living in the Avon School district. Contact White Oak Elementary (317-544-6700) for details. 

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  • Hiring Temporary Contract Teachers 

    Avon Community School Corporation is seeking highly motivated and qualified certified teachers to fill short term teaching assignments in a variety of grades and subject areas. Please apply on-line through the application process found under the Human Resources-Employment link. Some of these positions have the potential to earn benefits.  Please consider joining Avon schools.  We are a great place to learn and lead.


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  • Avon Roots Logo Avon Roots Volunteer Program Launched
    Avon Community School Corporation has launched a new volunteer program to serve its 12 schools. Avon Roots {Volunteers Supporting Avon Schools} seeks community members to become directly involved in the educational process. 
    A spectrum of opportunities are available such as clerical assistance, school-wide assistance, in-classroom assistance or even at-home assistance. For example, volunteers can help with school newsletters, answer office phones, provide tutoring, chaperone field trips, assist with school websites or even work with the Outdoor Learning Center or Avon Education Foundation.
    “If you live or work in Avon, you have a vested interest in Avon Schools,” stated Venetia Faulkenberg who coordinates Avon Roots. “No matter your skill level, every community member has something to offer, and the students benefit greatly from these positive social interactions.
    All volunteers must complete the application process which includes a background check. Detailed information about Avon Roots as well as the required forms can be found at http://www.avon-schools.org/volunteer.


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  • Shepard Christy Shepard Chosen as ACSC Teacher of the Year
    Avon Community School Corporation announced that Christy Shepard was named Teacher of the Year! Mrs. Shepard is a 5th grade high ability teacher at Avon Intermediate School West. The ceremony was held during the opening day activities for more than 450 certified staff members.

    "Mrs. Shepard’s passion and capability for teaching students with exceptional needs is evident in her culturally responsive, rigorous and engaging classroom,” said Dr. Margaret (Maggie) Hoernemann, ACSC Superintendent. “She is a master at cooperative learning, project based design, differentiating instruction and behavior management." 
    Mrs. Shepard was selected as Avon’s Teacher of the Year by a committee comprised of community members. She was presented with a special plaque and award from the Sharon Pinnick Educational Fund, (Hendricks County Community Foundation), a check from the Avon Rotary Club, as well as a gift card from A+ Teaching Supplies and a special bouquet from Flowered Occasions.  
    The other candidates (who were previously selected as their buildings’ Teacher of the Year) included: Diane Stafford (formerly at Avon High School); Ashley Koontz (Avon Middle School North); Katie Littig (Avon Middle School South); Troy Warthan (Avon Intermediate School East); Holly Clark (Cedar Elementary); Jennifer Guerrero (Hickory Elementary); Andrea Brown (Maple Elementary); Andrea Rader (Pine Tree Elementary); Sarah O’Brien (River Birch Elementary); Tracy Wheeler (Sycamore Elementary); and Monica Balash (White Oak Elementary).  

    Mrs. Shepard received a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University and a master’s degree from Indiana Wesleyan. She has taught in Avon Schools for 14 years. Avon Community School Corporation submitted Mrs. Shepard's impressive portfolio to the Indiana Department of Education for the state's selection process of the Indiana Teacher of the Year award.  




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  • Parents:  Did you know you can change your contact preferences for school newsletters, automated telephone alerts, and emergency communications from your school?  Click here to learn how.  
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  • Condensed Version of the State of ACSC
    A condensed version of “State of Avon Community School Corporation” is now available. ACSC administrators presented important information at the beginning of the year covering topics such as finance, technology, transportation and academic/student life. This is part of the District’s Strategic Plan to increase communication among all stakeholders. Take a moment to view the document here.

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