Foundation News

    Announcing the "ORIOLE AUCTION"
    What is it?   Very special items and unique experiences with special appeal to students and parents have been donated by Avon Schools & Staff to be auctioned off to help raise fund to support our schools.  Exclusively during the week of April 21-25 only!
    How does it work?  Auction items and bid boxes will be located at each school.  You can bid on multiple items and at multiple schools but all bids are sealed, which means no one knows who the highest bid until the auction is over, so your bid needs to be the highest you will pay if you are the winner.  Give it your best shot! 
    Where can I find a more details and a list of all auction items at each school?  At your school or here.
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    AEF Comedy Night! 
    Best viewed on your desktop computer:
    If you have trouble viewing this video CLICK HERE. 
    ORDER TICKETS ONLINE NOW @ AEF-TICKETS  Tickets also available at Avon Schools Admin Center during normal business hours.
    Proceeds fund classroom grants, books and supplies, reading programs, and other unique academic programs in each of Avon's 12 schools.  Corporate sponsorships for this event are also available
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  • disney     AEF Proudly Presents 2014 Musical Theater SUMMER CAMP 
    What: Disney on Broadway!
    When:  June 23 - 27 from 9am - 3pm (Campers will attend until 6pm on June 27)
    Final Performance: Friday June 27 @ 5:30pm
    Where:  Avon Middle School North
    Who:  Open to current* K- 4th graders (Current* = grade THIS school year)
    Cost:  $175 per student; Family Discount: 2 for $300
    Director:  Tara Roberds, Cedar Elementary Music Teacher
    Space is limited to a minimum of 30 and maximum of 50 students ~ first registered--first served.
    To enroll your student in this fun singing, dancing, acting & performing camp, please print & submit this registration form.
    For questions, contact Angie Lee (317-796-0686) or (317-656-9421)
    This is an experience where EVERY child can be a STAR!
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  • Avon Education Foundation Thanks Pam DeWeese for Commitment to Avon's Schools
    Pam DeWeese After eight years of dedicated service, Avon Education Foundation (AEF) President and Executive Director Pam DeWeese has announced that she will retire at the end of the school year.

    Nearly a decade ago, Mrs. DeWeese recognized how important a foundation could be for the Avon School community and nurtured the idea into fruition in 2006.  She was a founding member of the AEF Board of Directors and was selected to become the organization’s first Executive Director in 2010. 

    Under her leadership, AEF provided nearly $300,000 in direct financial assistance to Avon’s public schools through teacher grants, school and classroom supplies, and other academic initiatives.  “The Avon Education Foundation began as a way to connect the community with needs in our schools,” DeWeese noted.  “When state funding for public schools decreased, AEF was the only source available to save vital programs like Freshman Orientation and after school remediation.” 
    Avon Community School Corporation Superintendent, Dr. Margaret Hoernemann, noted that Mrs. DeWeese’s commitment to Avon students and the community is immeasurable.  “It is not an overstatement to say that much of our success as a district would not have been possible without the support of the Avon Education Foundation and the dedication of Pam DeWeese.  Pam will never stop advocating for Avon’s students,” Hoernemann said. “On behalf of our staff and our students, I would like to thank her for her having the idea to start a Foundation and working tirelessly to support our students and staff. Her legacy will be the ongoing work of a vibrant Foundation.”
    At the March meeting of the Avon Education Foundation Board of Directors, Shane Sommers was elected to fill the position of Board President.  A search committee will begin the process of hiring an Executive Director in the near future.  Interested candidates may review the AEF Executive Director Position and apply by April 11.

    The complete press release announcing the retirement of Pam DeWeese is available here.

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  • The Avon Education Foundation is seeking a dynamic, leadership focused professional to fill itsExecutive Director position upon the retirement of Pam DeWeese. Interested candidates should apply to by April 25.
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    Tickets also available at Avon Schools Admin Center during normal business hours.
    AEF Comedy Night
    Join us on Saturday, April 26 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Duke Event Center at Metropolis for an evening of food, fun, games, and plenty of laughs - all for a good cause.  
    Tickets will soon be on sale for $45 each and include:
    • Appetizer and Dessert Bars
    • Silent and Live Auctions
    • Cash Bar
    • Wine Pull
    • Heads or Tails Trivia Game
    • Live Comedy Show

    Proceeds will help fund classroom grants, books and supplies, music camp scholarships, and other unique academic programs in each of Avon's 12 schools.  Corporate sponsorships for this event are also available.
    For more info, visit

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    The winner of the AEF School Spirit Traveling Trophy is.....
    EAST 2014
     This beautiful golden symbol of school pride will be publicly displayed at EAST all year long - Ask to see it next time you're there!
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  • A Cool Ride for Avon Schools
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    Show your support for education every time you get behind the wheel!

    Proceeds from each Indiana Department of Education license plate benefit schools across the state. 
    When purchasing your “education” license plate, you must enter Avon Schools or Avon Education Foundation during
    check-out to make sure your contribution goes to support students right here in Avon! 

    For more information, visit the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles site at


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  • Your support means the world to us!   
      Thank you for making a tax-deductible donation to the Avon Education Foundation by using the DONATE button on this webpage or mail to AEF 7203 E. US Hwy 36, Avon 46123. 
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  • January 2014 News  
    January 2014 AEF News 
    In this month's newsletter, you will find out about Avon Intermediate School West's innovative programs that take learning beyond textbooks, AEF funding for literacy initiatives at Cedar Elementary, ways you can support our mission to provide the best educational opportunities for Avon's students, and you will even get to know one of our Board members! 
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District News

  • 2014-15 Calendar Survey

    After a very unusual winter, we are seeking input from students, staff, and parents about possible minor revisions to the already approved, already published 2014-15 school calendar.  
    The existing 2014-15 calendar allows for two snow make-up days:
                Monday, January 19, 2015 (Martin Luther King Day)
                Monday, February 16, 2015 (Presidents' Day) 
    If more than two make-up days are needed, they would be added to the end of the year.
    (This year we had five make-up days.  One was waived, two made up on the above holidays, and two will be made up on June 2nd and 3rd.)
    Please provide your opinion about possible changes to the 2014-15 calendar:

    This survey will be active, online from April 7 to April 21st, 2014.  Upon review of the results, the administration and Board may consider changes to the 2014-15 calendar.


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    AEF Accepting Resumes for Executive Director Position
    The Avon Education Foundation is seeking a dynamic, leadership focused professional to fill its Executive Director position upon the retirement of Pam DeWeese. The deadline to apply is Friday, April 25, 2014. For duties, qualifications and additional information, interested candidates should visit the AEF website at

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  • AEF Logo AEF Presents a Special Evening
    Save the Date! Be sure to join the Avon Education Foundation on Saturday, April 26 from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. at the Duke Event Center at Metropolis for a casual evening of food, fun, games, and plenty of laughs – all for a good cause. Tickets will go on sale soon. Each ticket is $45. Proceeds will fund classroom grants, music camp scholarships, reading programs and many other educational needs in each of Avon’s 12 schools. For more information, visit

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  • Seedlings Seedlings Preschool Registration Now Open
    The Avon Seedlings Preschool registration for the 2014-2015 school year is open. The program will be 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. Please visit the Student Enrollment page at to view the Seedlings brochure, calendar and registration form. 
    In order to register your child/grandchild for the program, bring the completed registration form and the $150 registration fee to the front office at White Oak Elementary between the hours of 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. If you have any questions, please contact Annette Patchett at White Oak Elementary (317-544-6700) or Amy Roberts at the Administration Building (317-544-6072).


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  • US Scholars U.S. Presidential Scholars Candidates

    AHS Class of 2014 Seniors Parker Haviza (left) and Nicholas Fales (right) have been selected as candidates for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. This is the second year in a row that AHS has had at least one candidate (in 2013, Mikala Hillis was a candidate and advanced to semifinalist status). Candidates are identified based on their SAT and/or ACT scores. The program was established to recognize some of our nation's most distinguished graduating seniors.


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  • Lisa Kern AHS Teacher Receives Lilly Endowment Teacher Creativity Fellowship
    Congratulations to AHS Science Teacher, Mrs. Lisa Kern, for being awarded a $10,000 Lilly Endowment Grant. 

    Now in its 27th year, the Endowment’s Teacher Creativity Fellowship Program continues to provide time, financial support and encouragement for Indiana educators to attend to their own intellectual and emotional health. This renewal enables them to engage and motivate their students even more effectively.

    Mrs. Kern’s summer renewal experience is titled “Traveling Through Space and Time: Across North America in 1.8 Billion Years.” With this grant she will investigate geology in Nebraska, Utah, California, Arizona and New Mexico; post videos, photos and narrative to a video log this summer. 

    Mrs. Kern joins ­­­an elite group of former Avon Lilly Endowment recipients:

    2005: Mollie Gregory (AHS-retired; Language Arts)
    2009: Paul Haiducu (Two-time winner/AHS; Physics)
    2010: Chad Seals (AHS-former teacher; Spanish)
    2010: Michelle Rollings (Avon Intermediate School-East; Art)
    2011: Gwynn Wills (Avon Intermediate School-East; Autism Consultant)
    2013: Lisa Guthrie (Avon Middle School-South; Math)
    2014: Lisa Kern (AHS; Science)

    Following is a link with more information about Lilly Endowment and the winners:
    (Photo courtesy of Ardea Photo)

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  • Natl Merit Finalists Five AHS Students Named as National Merit Finalists
    Five AHS Students have been named as Finalists in the 2014 National Merit® Scholarship Program. This is the highest number of students named for Avon. In addition, six students were named as Commended in this competition. The Finalists are: Parker Haviza, Nicholas Fales, Luke Brown, Veronica Blair and Mark Bode (Pictured: seated l-r). The Commended students are: Nate Briggs, Hannah Boyd, Daniel Blackburn, Jay Hankins, Gregory Sprout and Will Pirino (Pictured: standing l-r with Principal Matt Shockley).

    National Merit Scholarship winners of 2014 will be announced beginning in April and conclude in July. These scholarship recipients will join more than 300,000 other distinguished young people who have earned the Merit Scholar title.

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  • AEF-AISE AEF Funds Reading and Remediation Programs for Avon Students

    To help meet student needs, the Avon Education Foundation recently provided more than $11,300 to fund various reading, literacy and remediation programs in Avon schools thanks to the community’s generous donations to the AEF. This school year, AEF allocated $500 per elementary and $1,000 per intermediate school for the "Sustaining, Differentiating, and Improving Literacy Instruction" program that enables principals and teachers to purchase materials and provide instruction based on the unique literacy needs of each school's students. At AIS-East, funding will be used to add more resources to the science and social studies curriculum. At AIS-West, an educational software program was purchased.


    In addition, the AEF funded various remediation programs. For example, computer tablets were purchased to enable teachers to better customize instruction for individual students; timers were also purchased to help students improve time management skills. 


    The AEF is a 501(c)3 charity. Donations to AEF are tax-deductible and positively impact Avon schools and students. Please visit their website at for more information.


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