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  • AEF Awards 2016 Staff Scholarships for Creativity and Innovation

    The Avon Education Foundation recently awarded more than $6,000 in funding for innovative programs supporting instruction in Avon's schools. The scholarships will be used to enhance curriculum or to address specific remediation needs.

    • Lori Rosemeyer, Avon Intermediate School West, $1,436 for Kids Discover Magazines to supplement social studies curriculum
    • Ashley Schroll, Avon Intermediate School West, $1,500 for novels to connect social studies and language arts lessons
    • Carrie Hood, Avon Middle School South, $620 for an 8th grade STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) unit on environment
    • Serena Runions, Avon Intermediate School West, for novels targeted to support English Language Learners and Response to Intervention 
    • Kevin Gray, Cedar Elementary, $2,200 for intervention for IREAD success for at risk students.

    Congratulations to our scholarship recipients. The next scholarship application deadline is January 13, 2017.


     

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  • AEF Awards Staff Scholarships for Creativity and Innovation

    The Avon Education Foundation recently awarded more than $2,500 in funding for Avon's schools through the AEF Staff Scholarships for Creativity and Innovation program. These awards will allow Avon Community School Corporation teachers to enhance student learning through classroom projects and extra curricular activities. Educators receiving awards are:

    • Donnell Shrewsbury, Avon Intermediate School West, $248 for Dissection Materials
    • Stephen Drabyn, Avon High School, $250 for Chess Sets for Learning
    • Stacey Herr, Avon Middle School North, $250 for Metacognitive Thinkers professional development
    • Robyn Young, Avon High School, $195 for "Makey-ing" it in the Library
    • Audra Snyder, Avon Intermediate School West, $248 for Building Character Through Novels
    • Sallie Gongwer, Pine Tree Elementary School, $250 for Reading and Writing Workshop Picture Books
    • Patricia Doan, White Oak Elementary School, $250 for Flags of English Language Learners
    • Matthew Payne, Avon High School, $250 for a document camera
    • Andrea Rader, Pine Tree Elementary, $235 for Genius Hour Supplies
    • Nicholas Partlow, Avon Intermediate School West, $249 for Calculator Sets for Bridges Curriculum
    • David Rodgers, Avon Middle School South, $294 for National Junior Honor Society

    Congratulations to each of these remarkable teachers. The Avon Education Foundation is proud to support your work!


     

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  • SOS List
    School Supplies Needed
     
    The first day of school is right around the corner. When you shop for school supplies, pick up a few extras for the AEF Supply Our Schools program. Supplies will be used by Avon's teachers for classroom projects and for students in need. All supplies are appreciated, but the most requested items can be found on this list. School supplies are at their lowest prices of the year, so even a few dollars will go a long way toward supplying Avon's classrooms.
     
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  • 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:

    • Karen Oliver, Avon Middle School South, $1,000 for 7th Grade Reading Clubs
    • Julie Stevens, Maple Elementary, $685 for Brains and Bodies Balanced
    • Chris Hill, Avon High School, $360 for Engineering and Technology for AHS Robotics
    • Mallory Jurkash, Cedar Elementary, $500 for Alternative Seating
    • Dan Chapin and Susan Green, Avon Middle Schools North and South, $3,000 for Cooperative Learning Training

    All grants are made possible through your donations to the Avon Education Foundation. Thank you for so generously supporting Avon's schools.


     

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  • 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:

    • Jennifer Gullion, Avon Middle School South, $250 for Building Academic Literacy: An Anthology for Reading Apprenticeship
    • Elizabeth Hallock-Gentner, Avon High School, $99 for Doodles for Success
    • Kimberly Lobosky, Avon High School, $249 for Social Thinking Student Library
    • Jennifer McHenry, Avon Intermediate School West, $243 for 6th Grade Games for Greatness

    Congratulations to all of our Spring 2016 grant awardees.


     

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  • 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:

    • Julia Plumb, River Birch Elementary, for the River Birch Glee Club
    • Stephanie DeWeese, Avon Intermediate Schools East and West, for Beginning Show Choir Camp Scholarships and the AIS Elite Show Choir
    • Angela Roamer, Avon Intermediate Schools East and West, for Avon Intermediate Chamber Orchestra
    • Roger Dreher, Avon High School, for Microsoft Surface Pro 3 and StaffPad App
    • Josh Ellis, Avon Intermediate School East, for Bassoon is by Land, Tuba if by Sea
    • Ben Jones, Avon Middle School South, for the Middle School South Drama Club's Spring Musical

    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 aef@avon-schools.org.


     

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  • 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!

    • Tina Morgan, Avon High School, Real Care Baby Project
    • Joshua Deisler, Avon Middle School North, Finding Joy in Reading
    • Zachary Rohrbach, Avon High School, Science Olympiad Team
    • Sarah O'Brien, River Birch Elementary, Literacy Workshops
    • Julia Grubbs and Andrea Brackman, White Oak Elementary, Superflex: A Superhero Social Thinking Curriculum
    • Ashley Koontz and Marla Lott, Avon Middle School North, Mini Earth Terrarium Project
    • Katie McLaughlin, Pine Tree and Sycamore Elementaries, Art Digital Learning Media
    • Donnell Shrewsbury, Avon Intermediate School West, Triple Beam Balances
    • Nick Partlow and Kyle Lee, Avon Intermediate School West, Math Bowl Team
    • Stephen Drabyn, Avon High School, Calculators in the Classroom
    • Amy Stowers, River Birch Elementary, My Big Wide World
    • Karen Oliver, Kerri McConkey, and Ben Jones, Avon Middle School South, Indianapolis Repertory Theatre Field Trip
    • Ben Jones, Avon Middle School South, Middle School Drama Club
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  • 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:

    • Michelle Hadley and Cathy Feldhake, Avon Intermediate School East, Engineering Ice Cream
    • Jessica Wheeler, Avon Intermediate School West, Illuminated Planetarium
    • Aron Bright, Avon High School, Classroom Document Camera
    • Ashley Tucker, Cedar Elementary, Time on Task
    • Judy Harrison, Avon Intermediate School East, Growlux Lamps for Growlab
    • Audra Snyder and Ashley Schroll, Avon Intermediate School West, Books Bridge the Gap: Connecting Social Studies to Language Arts
    • Jennifer Hansel, Avon Intermediate School West, Reaching All Learners Books
    • Laura Woods, Avon Middle School South, Classroom Document Camera
    • Julie Stevens, Maple Elementary, Help Yourself to Boxed Up Learning
    • Jessica Stiles, Avon Middle School North, Getting a Closer Look with a Document Camera

     


     

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  • Education Plate

    Whoooo doesn't love supporting students? Purchase an Indiana Education License Plate and designate Avon as your school district. The Avon Education Foundation receives $18.75 for each plate sold!

     


     

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  • The Goddard School Supports SOS Program
     
    The Goddard School of Avon recently donated $1,000 to the Avon Education Foundation's Supply Our Schools (SOS) program. The SOS program provides Avon's teachers with free supplies for their classrooms or for students in need. Educators are invited to the ACSC Administration Center twice each month to "shop" for the resources they need. The Goddard School's generous donation will allow AEF to provide even more pencils, paper, markers, and other supplies for Avon's teachers. Thanks to the Goddard School for supporting Avon's students and staff!
     
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District News

  • Bridges in Mathematics: Reporting Update

    Changes are coming to how families will receive progress updates for math with our new math program, Bridges in Mathematics. In follow-up to the letter from the school’s principal in early November,  you may visit http://www.avon-schools.org/Page/13315 to watch a short video that explains the changes and to view sample reports. Please contact your school’s principal with questions. Support for families with Bridges in Mathematics can also be found on the following website: http://www.mathlearningcenter.org/support/bridges

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  • AHS Student Selected as U.S. Senate Youth Delegate

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    Avon High School Student Rushi Patel has been selected as one of only two students to represent Indiana as a delegate to the United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP). The program will be held in Washington, D.C. March 4 -11, 2017. In addition, Rushi will receive a $10,000 college scholarship!   

    The USSYP was founded in 1962 through Senate Resolution and each year two of the highest-achieving students from each state, the District of Columbia and the Department of Defense Education system overseas are selected through an extremely competitive merit-based selection process held at the state departments of education nationwide.

    “This is exciting news for Rushi and the entire AHS student body,” said AHS Principal Matt Shockley. “Rushi is a hard-working, diligent student and this exemplary recognition is a reflection of his work inside and outside of the classroom.”

    In March, Rushi will spend a week in Washington experiencing national government in action. He, along with other student delegates, will hear major policy addresses by senators, cabinet members, officials from the Departments of State and Defense and directors of other federal agencies, as well as participate in a meeting with a justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. 

    For more information about the USSYP, please visit www.ussenateyouth.org.


     

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  • Here Comes the Bus is FREE to Avon Families

    Winter weather is right around the corner! This can make for slower than normal traffic and occasionally cause buses to run a little behind schedule. Be sure to download the free Here Comes the Bus app from the App Store or Google Play. Just sign up and you will know exactly where your child's bus can be found. You can even receive alerts when it is near your home.

    Here Comes the Bus is offered as a FREE service to ACSC families. A school code is needed to sign up for the program. The code, further instructions and additional links can be found on the ACSC Transportation web page at http://www.avon-schools.org/Page/157.

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  • AHS Marching Black & Gold Win 2016 ISSMA Championship

    The Avon High School Marching Black and Gold won the 2016 ISSMA (Indiana State School Music Association) State Championship (Class A)! This is the 13th championship (13 state titles in 16 years) for AHS. The band is led by Director Jay Webb. He is now the winningest band director in Indiana’s 200-year history.

    “The Band program is a great deal of pride for the school & community,” said AHS Principal Matt Shockley. “Winning 13 straight championships doesn’t happen by accident. There is no group who works harder.”

    During the intense competition, ACSC Superintendent Dr. Maggie Hoernemann said she saw nothing but “beauty and competitive grace” from the students. “They make all of us better and I could not be more proud!”

    The ISSMA (Indiana State School Music Association) Marching Band State Finals were held at Lucas Oil Stadium in downtown Indianapolis. This event is the culmination of many weeks of marching band competitions across the state of Indiana, bringing together the top 10 bands across 4 classes (A, B, C, & D) chosen from the Top 10 in each class in Semi-State competition during the previous weekend. This event typically attracts more than 20,000 marching band fans from across the state throughout the day. 

    Here are links to media coverage of the event:

    WTHR: http://tinyurl.com/jmcp3ll  

    Indy Star: http://tinyurl.com/jx8shf4

    AMBG Champs


     

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  • ACSC Textbook Rental Fees Q&A

    ACSC answers questions regarding textbook rental fees. View the Q&A here: Textbook Fees Q&A

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  • Substitute Teachers Needed at ACSC
     
    Avon Community School Corporation is accepting applications for Guest Teachers (Substitutes) for the 2016-17 academic year. Applicants must have a minimum of twenty (20) credits from an accredited college/university OR related experience in an educational setting with a high school diploma.

    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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  • Microsoft Office is Available at No Cost to Avon Students and Staff
     
    Avon Community School Corporation is pleased to offer Microsoft Office 2013 Pro for all staff and students at no cost. Staff and students may install the Microsoft Office Suite on up to five personally owned computers or devices.  Licenses of the installed product remain active as long as the licensee is affiliated with Avon Schools and is eligible to maintain an active Office 365 for schools account. Here is the link with instructions to install the program.
     
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