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  • Chick-fil-A Avon Commits Matching Gift to AEF

    Chick-fil-A 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.


     

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • AEF Announces Grant Awards
     
    Congratulations to the Avon Teachers who were recently awarded  grants by the Avon Education Foundation:
    •  Kayla Breivogel, Dana Dietz, Katie Mitchell, Sarah Tuttle, and Holly Clark at White Oak Elementary - Branches Resource Center
    • Janette Fluharty and Amy Bain at Avon Intermediate School East - Mobile Station
    • Jeff Hansel, Julie Porep, and Michael Walden at  Avon Middle School South - Polar Go Fit Devices
    • Alisia Smith at River Birch Elementary - Kindergarten Camp
     
    The following teachers were awarded AEF Fast Track grants which provide up to $250 in funding for projects that encourage, recognize, and support creativity, innovation, and excellence.
    • Amy Hunter, Danielle Bolek, Traci Katterheinrich at White Oak Elementary - Educational Carpets for Preschool
    • Adam Poliskie and Erin Garland at Avon High School - Power to the Students
    • Megan Wilson at Pine Tree Elementary - Learning on the Spot with Hot Dots
     
    Congratulations to this year's grant recipients
     

     
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  • Avon's Teachers Are Excited About the SOS Program 
    Shopper  
    The Avon Education Foundation's Supply Our Schools program officially kicked off on January 8. More than 20 teachers came to the Avon Schools Administration Center to stock up on folders, pencils, glue sticks, and a variety of other supplies for their classrooms. AEF board member Linda Dobbs heads up the program and was encouraged by the positive comments from Avon's teachers. "As a retired teacher myself, I know how much educators spend out of pocket on basic items for their classrooms," Dobbs explained. "I felt as though I was granting wishes for every teacher who came into the store and so many of the shoppers told me that these were exactly the supplies they needed!"
     
    The SOS store will be open several times each month and hours will vary so that every teacher, no matter school start and end time, will be able to take advantage of the program. Supplies will continually be replenished so that they will be available whenever teachers need them. The Avon Education Foundation is asking the community to continue to donate school supplies, particularly dry erase markers, glue sticks, flash drives, and highlighters. Donations can be sent to any Avon school or dropped off at the Avon Schools Administration Center during regular business hours.  
      

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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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  • 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.  


     

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  • 2016 Academic & Arts Enrichment Camp 

     

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  • 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.)

    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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  • 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.

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  • AHS Teacher Receives 2016 Lilly Teacher Fellowship

    Anthony Record

    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

    2010/Chad Seals/AHS/Spanish

    2010/Michelle Rollings/AISE/Art

    2011/Gwynn Wills/District/Autism Consultant

    2013/Lisa Guthrie/AMSS/Math

    2014/Lisa Kern/AHS/Science

    2015/Chris Hill/AHS/Engineering Technology

    2015/Lori Taylor/AISW/6th Grade

    2015/Jared Emmons/AHS/Spanish

    2015/Joe Risch (former teacher)/AISE/Special Education

    2016/Anthony Record/AHS/Math

    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.


     

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  • AHS Named to AP Honor Roll

    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.

    Districts must:

    • Increase participation/access to AP by at least 4 percent in large districts, at least 6 percent in medium districts, and at least 11 percent in small districts;
    • Increase or maintain the percentage of exams taken by African American, Hispanic/Latino, and American Indian/Alaska Native students; and
    • Improve performance levels when comparing the percentage of students in 2015 scoring a 3 or higher to those in 2013, unless the district has already attained a performance level at which more than 70 percent of its AP students are scoring a 3 or higher.

    The complete 6th Annual AP District Honor Roll can be found here: http://bit.ly/1TaRCI9


     

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  • Substitute Teachers Needed at ACSC
     
    Avon Community School Corporation is accepting applications for Guest Teachers (Substitutes) for the 2015-16 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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  • 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:

    • Pictures and Descriptions
    • Nutrition Information
    • Allergen Information
    • Carb Counts
    • Interactive Features

    The app can be downloaded via Google Play or at the App Store.

     

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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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