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  • AEF Hosts Successful Community Breakfast
     
    AEF Board
    More than 200 members of the community joined the Avon Education Foundation for the 7th annual Community Breakfast on November 20 at the Washington Township Park Pavilion. Guests were treated to a delicious breakfast, but the highlight of the morning was a message delivered by Tom Zupancic. Zupancic gave guests the opportunity to see his two Super Bowl rings up close while he spoke about being the kind of person who not only aspires to personal success, but also inspires success in others. 
     
    The Community Breakfast traditionally kicks off AEF's annual fundraising campaign and at this year's event Chick-fil-A of Avon made a generous matching gift that doubled funds raised, up to a total of $2,500! Because of the Chick-fil-A match, we were able to exceed our goal, raising more than $7,500 for Avon's students and educators in a single day.  Thank you to all of our donors and especially to Chick-fil-A of Avon for your support. 
     

     
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  • Avon High School Hall of Fame
     
    Did you know that the Avon Education Foundation sponsors the Avon High School Hall of Fame? This special honor is given to graduates of Avon High School or former AHS employees to recognize their professional achievements and personal contributions to improve the lives of others and society. Alumni, parents, current Avon students, faculty, staff, school district administrators, or Avon residents may submit nominations. All submissions will be reviewed by the Hall of Fame Induction Committee. Honorees are publicly recognized at an AHS event, have a recognition plaque permanently placed in the Hall of Fame, and receive a commemorative plaque to keep. Nomination forms may be submitted to the AEF office at 7203 E. U.S. Hwy. 36, Avon, IN 46123. 

     
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  • What's New with AEF?
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     The first AEF newsletter of the 2014-15 school year has information about our Supply Our Schools program, a recap of the summer Musical Theater Camp, and ways you can help the Avon Education Foundation support innovation, creativity, and excellence in all of Avon's schools.
     
     

     
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  • AHS Teacher Mr. Record Speaks to WRTV-6 About Supplies Program
     
    The beginning of the school year means school supply shopping for parents and teachers but the Avon Education Foundation is helping to relieve the financial burden many educators face when they set up their classrooms. WRTV's Anne Kelly interviewed Mr. Tony Record about AEF's Supply Our Schools program which takes donated supplies and distributes them to teachers throughout the school year. 
     

     
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  • AEF Announces the Supply Our Schools (SOS) Program
     
    Across the United States, teachers spend an average of $500 out of pocket each year to supply their classrooms. Much of the expense covers basic classroom supplies such as pens, paper, and markers. Even though most students come prepared with supplies on the first day of school, teachers are often called upon to provide supplies for students in need, as well as to replace supplies that are used by all students throughout the year. Many classroom specific projects also require materials that may not be on the school-wide supply list. To fill the need, the Avon Education Foundation has launched the Supply Our Schools (S.O.S.) program to collect new or gently used supplies which will be kept in a school supply “store” open to educators at various times throughout the year. Any teacher in the twelve Avon Community School Corporation buildings may use the supplies at no cost. 
     
    Items can be donated throughout the year; just drop them off at the ACSC Administration building during regular business hours. Teachers are particularly in need of dry erase markers, but also welcome donations of flash drives, markers, tissues, and basic office supplies. If you have any questions, call the AEF office at 544-6090. 

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  • AEF Grant Applications for the 2014-15 School Year   

    With more than $22,000 to award to certified staff, AEF is pleased to announce the deadlines for "Fast Track" and "Traditional" curricular grant applications 

    First Semester:  Fast track & Preliminary "Traditional" applications -  due August 15, 2014
    Second Semester:  Fast Track & Preliminary "Traditional" applications - due January 16, 2015
    (Click on grant applications tab for more detail.)


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  • musical instrument Avon Education Foundation's Annual Musical Instrument Drive
    Don't miss the annual Musical Instrument Drive for which AEF is accepting donations of new or used musical instruments.  All band and orchestra instruments, no matter the condition, will be repurposed for beginning band and orchestra students with financial need.  Avon High School Performing Arts Department Chair and AEF Board Member Dean Westman shared his thoughts on the importance of the musical instrument donation drive.  “Looking back on Avon’s orchestra program, in particular, the program began in 2007 with a very small group of pioneering 6th graders.  Without the help of AEF, some of these students would never have had the chance to participate in orchestra because their families could not afford the cost of instruments.  AEF has been an invaluable supporter of music education and we would not be as successful as we are without the assistance AEF has given us over the years.”  Musical instruments will be accepted at the AEF office at the Avon Schools Administration Center. 
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    Students Enjoy Grillin' Time Thanks to the AEF Auction!
     
    Rabb Family On May 22, Mrs. Walton's class at Sycamore Elementary enjoyed a special lunch prepared by the ACSC Central Office Staff. Thank you, Mr. and Mrs. Rabb for bidding on this unique prize for your son Rex and all of his class!Mrs. Walton
     
     
     
    This and many other one of a kind experiences highlighted the Avon Education Foundation's Oriole Auction and Comedy Night Silent Auction which raised thousands of dollars for Avon's schools. Didn't get a chance to bid at this year's auctions? Don't worry, AEF will auction off more of these special prizes during the 2014-2015 school year!
     
     

     
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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 http://www.in.gov/bmv/2796.htm

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    Your support means the world to us!   
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    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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District News

  • Cedar Students Recognized in Art Competition 
     
    Cedar Elementary had two winners in the Children’s Museum Haunted House Art Contest. From more than 3,000 entries, Henry Whittle won 2nd place in the 2nd grade category and Katie Quinney won Honorable Mention in the 1st grade category. Additionally, 37 Cedar students were named in the Top 30 Finalists from their grade levels. The students’ artwork was displayed at the Children’s Museum in October. 
     
    Cedar Art 2014

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  • AMSS Band

    Eight AMS-South Students Perform with Indiana All-Region Junior Band

     

    Congratulations to Tyson Harloff, Tamia Fitzgerald, Claire Krober, Faith Williams, Renee Wright, Elizabeth Hicks, Matthew Barton and Cameron Hofbauer on being selected to participate with the 2014 All-Region Junior Band. The students gave a fantastic performance along with more than 100 of their 7th-9th grade peers. This event was sponsored by the Indiana Bandmasters Association.
     

     


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  • AMSN Band2014

    AMS-North Students Perform with Indiana All-Region Junior Band

     
    Eleven AMS-North students were chosen to participate in the Indiana All-Region Junior Band. They were selected from a group of 300 students who were recommended by 20 band directors in the Indianapolis area. With the selection, they performed with more than 100 other 7th-9th grade students during the Indiana All-Region Junior Band concert. The talented students selected are: Katie Smarella, Abe Rittenhouse, Katie Stegemann, Olivia Bradford, Elizabeth Verdi, Megan Dugle, Logan Howard, Cassie Bisson, Maeve Reilly, Trinity Eggleston and Lexi Narvell. 

     
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  • PLTW
     AHS Receives Project Lead The  Way Certification
     
    Avon High School has received national certification for its Project Lead The Way (PLTW) program. PLTW, a nonprofit organization and the nation’s leading provider of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education programs, offers a rigorous world-class curriculum that allows students to apply what they are learning in math and science class to real-life biomedical science activities, projects and problems.

    The national PLTW recognition program distinguishes schools for successfully demonstrating a commitment to PLTW’s national standards. Additionally, certification as a PLTW school provides students with the opportunity to apply for college credit or receive college-level recognition at PLTW affiliate universities when they successfully complete select PLTW courses in high school.

    AHS Principal Matt Shockley said, “We’ve seen how the PLTW program draws more students into the biomedical sciences and gets them thinking about college and their careers. We are extremely proud to be PLTW certified and ecstatic that our students are eligible for college-level recognition, which may include college credit, scholarships and admissions preference.”

    As part of the recognition process, Shockley, and a team composed of teachers, staff, students and members of the community submitted a self-assessment of the school’s implementation of PLTW’s Biomedical Science program. A site visit by a PLTW trained team followed. PLTW’s team met with teachers, school administrators, counselors, students and members of the school’s Partnership Team. A PLTW school’s Partnership Team (sometimes referred to as an Advisory Council) is comprised of teachers, counselors, administrators, post-secondary representatives, business and industry professionals and other community members who actively support the PLTW program within a school.

    “Avon High School should be congratulated for demonstrating once again its commitment to PLTW’s quality standards,” said PLTW President and CEO Vince Bertram. “The real winners here, however, are Avon’s students. Students benefit from PLTW’s innovative, project-based curriculum that encourages creativity, problem solving and critical thinking. We look forward to many more years of working together to prepare Avon students for the global economy.”


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  • Avon Marching Black and Gold Win State Championship

    The Avon Marching Black and Gold were crowned ISSMA State Champions! They won the Class A competition at the 42nd Annual Indiana State School Music Association's (ISSMA) marching band state finals. This is the 11th title in 14 years for the nationally recognized band. The event was held at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. The state finals competition included the top 10 Indiana high school marching bands in four classes of competition.

    The Avon Marching Black and Gold is led by Director Jay Webb. Under his leadership, Avon is recognized as one of the premier band programs in the Midwest. 

    Avon will next compete at the Music for All's Bands of America Grand National Championships Nov. 12-15 at Lucas Oil Stadium.Band


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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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  • 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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