Chick-fil-A Avon Commits Matching Gift to AEF
Through the generosity of Chick-fil-A of Avon, every gift or pledge to the Avon Education Foundation will be matched dollar for dollar up to a maximum of $2,500! For example, a $100 donation will provide $200 of educational programs and academic support for students in all 12 of Avon's schools. Join Chick-fil-A of Avon and make a gift to support the creativity, innovation, and excellence happening in our children's classrooms. This special opportunity only lasts for a short time, so make your donation today. Never before has your donation had a greater impact than it does today.
AEF Awards Grants for Performing Arts
The Avon Education Foundation has awarded the first DeWeese Performing Arts Grants to 7 performing arts programs in Avon's schools. The DeWeese Performing Arts Fund was established in 2014 to honor Pam DeWeese, AEF's founder and first President and Executive Director, and to recognize her service to Avon's public schools. Ms. DeWeese noted that, "The performing arts play an important role in educating the 'whole child' and I am honored to be a part of an initiative that will support innovation and growth of the performing arts in Avon's schools."
The following are recipients of the DeWeese Performing Arts Grants:
The DeWeese Performing Arts Fund is a dedicated fund reserved solely for the development of the performing arts in Avon's schools. If you would like to make a directed donation to the fund, contact the Avon Education Foundation at email@example.com.
AEF Awards nearly $11,000 in Grants to Avon Teachers
The Avon Education Foundation has announced the winners of the 2015 Fall Traditional Grant Cycle. These innovative classroom programs will enhance learning opportunities for students at every grade level. Congratulations to these outstanding educators!
AEF Announces Fall Fast Track Grant Awards
The Avon Education Foundation recently awarded nearly $2,000 in grant funding for small classroom projects. Congratulations to the Fall 2015 Fast Track Grant Winners:
ACSC Board Meeting to Address Demographic Study
The Avon Community School Corporation Board is encouraging the Avon community to attend the next Board meeting on February 22, 2016. Dr. Susan Brudvig will present the Demographic Study she conducted for the District. The findings will address growth and assist the Board in future determinations on behalf of the 9,400-student District.
The meeting will take place at Avon High School’s Advanced Learning Center beginning at 5:30 p.m. It will be held in the Lecture Hall (enter through Door #8—limited parking or Door #13—additional parking). For those unable to attend, this session will be live streamed (a link will be available via the ACSC website at www.avon-schools.org). The taped meeting will be available on the Avon Schools YouTube channel.
Here Comes the Bus Helps Parents Track 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 "Basic (free) Service" and/or a "Full (pay) Service." The basic (free) service will give a real-time location of a child's school bus on the Here Comes the Bus website via a computer, tablet or smartphone. (The basic, free service does not include use of the Here Comes the Bus app on a smartphone.)
ACSC Guide to School Closings, Delays, and Early Dismissals
Inclement weather or other events may cause Avon Schools to delay, close or dismiss early. The ACSC School Closings, Delays and Early Dismissals Guide provides important information regarding the process and notification. To view the guide, click this link: http://tinyurl.com/jufohl7
The Guide can also be accessed on our website under "District Links" in the left-hand column.
AHS Teacher Receives 2016 Lilly Teacher Fellowship
Avon High School Teacher Anthony Record was awarded a 2016 Lilly Teacher Creativity Fellowship. He will receive a $12,000 grant to support a project of personally and professionally fulfilling activities. Mr. Record’s project, “Newton vs. Leibniz: Following the Roots and Picking the Fruits of the Calculus Tree,” will investigate the lives and discoveries of Sir Isaac Newton and Wilhelm Gottfried Leibniz, co-discoverers of calculus. He will travel to London, Cambridge and Woolesthorpe, England where Sir Isaac Newton’s work on Calculus occurred. He will continue to Paris, France where Wilhelm Gottfried Leibniz’s work on calculus primarily occurred as well as visit his birthplace in Leipzig, Germany.
Mr. Record joins an elite group of Avon Community School Corporation teachers who have been honored with this Fellowship:
Previous Recipients of the Lilly Endowment
2005/Mollie Gregory/AHS/Language Arts
2009/Paul Haiducu (2 times)/AHS/Physics
2011/Gwynn Wills/District/Autism Consultant
2015/Chris Hill/AHS/Engineering Technology
2015/Lori Taylor/AISW/6th Grade
2015/Joe Risch (former teacher)/AISE/Special Education
Lilly Endowment Inc., is an Indianapolis-based private philanthropic foundation. For 2016, the Endowment offered grants of $12,000 each to 100 Indiana K-12 educators from a competitive pool of 535 applicants. To view the news release regarding this award and for more information about Lilly Endowment, visit www.lillyendowment.org.
AHS Named to AP Honor Roll
Avon High School (AHS) was one of 425 school districts across the country and Canada (one of 13 in Indiana) to be honored by the College Board with placement in the 6th Annual AP District Honor Roll.
AHS was selected for increasing access to AP coursework while simultaneously maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP Exams. Reaching these goals indicates that the district is successfully identifying and preparing motivated, academically-prepared students who are ready for the opportunity of AP.
In 2015, more than 3,800 colleges and universities around the world received AP scores for college credit, advanced placement, and/or consideration in the admission process, with many colleges and universities in the United States offering credit in one or more subjects for qualifying AP scores.
Inclusion on the AP District Honor Roll is based on the examination of three years of AP data, from 2013 to 2015, looking across 34 AP Exams, including world language and culture. The following criteria were used.
The complete 6th Annual AP District Honor Roll can be found here: http://bit.ly/1TaRCI9
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.
ACSC School Menus Now Available Online & Via Mobile App
All of Avon Community School Corporation menus (breakfast and lunch) are now online and also available via smart phone app. By visiting www.avon-schools.nutrislice.com you will find detailed menu information including:
The app can be downloaded via Google Play or at the App Store.
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