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:
All grants are made possible through your donations to the Avon Education Foundation. Thank you for so generously supporting Avon's schools.
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:
Congratulations to all of our Spring 2016 grant awardees.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
May 9th ACSC Board Meeting -- Location Change
The May 9th Avon School Board meeting has been moved to the Avon Middle School South Multipurpose Room (located at 7199 East US Highway 36). Please enter Door #28 on the northwest side of the school. Parking will be available in front of the Administration Center at 7203 East US Highway 36. The meeting will begin at its scheduled time of 7 p.m.
Kindergarten Registration Packets Now Available
If you have a child starting Kindergarten in the 2016-17 school year, please pick up a registration packet at the elementary building where your child will be attending. This packet contains important information to get your child registered. If you don't know which school, please contact Barb or Rebecca at 317-544-6000.
ACSC Board Names New AIS-East Assistant Principal
The Avon Community School Corporation (ACSC) Board has named Mr. Bradley M. Bates as the new Assistant Principal at Avon Intermediate School East (AIS-East) effective July 1, 2016.
Mr. Bates currently serves as Assistant Principal of Lincoln School (K-8) in the Evansville-Vanderburgh School Corporation. His focus has been on creating a positive climate and culture in this turnaround school.
“Mr. Bates stood out among a strong field of candidates,” said ACSC Assistant Superintendent Maryanne McMahon. “His rich educational background combined with a desire to serve children is a perfect fit for the needs of Avon Intermediate East.”
Mr. Bates will work with incoming principal (current associate principal) Mrs. Jenny Shayotovich.
“I am truly honored to be joining such an experienced and dedicated staff at AIS-East,” stated Bradley Bates. “I have a passion for working with students and assisting them to reach their potential academically, socially and emotionally. I am very excited about this opportunity.”
Mr. Bates also has elementary teaching experience in Kentucky and North Carolina and secondary experience coaching baseball (Noblesville, Eastern Greene). He served as an Academic Counselor at the University of Southern Indiana where he earned his MS in Elementary Education along with his Administrative Licensure. Mr. Bates also holds a B.S. in Sports Administration from the University of Indianapolis and a MS in Academic Advising from Kansas State University. He and his wife, Meagan, will be relocating to the area.
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.)
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.
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