Nearly a decade ago, Mrs. DeWeese recognized how important a foundation could be for the Avon School community and nurtured the idea into fruition in 2006. She was a founding member of the AEF Board of Directors and was selected to become the organization’s first Executive Director in 2010.
The complete press release announcing the retirement of Pam DeWeese is available here.
Proceeds will help fund classroom grants, books and supplies, music camp scholarships, and other unique academic programs in each of Avon's 12 schools. Corporate sponsorships for this event are also available.
For more info, visit www.avoneducationfoundation.org.
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
2014-15 Calendar Survey
This survey will be active, online from April 7 to April 21st, 2014. Upon review of the results, the administration and Board may consider changes to the 2014-15 calendar.
AHS Class of 2014 Seniors Parker Haviza (left) and Nicholas Fales (right) have been selected as candidates for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. This is the second year in a row that AHS has had at least one candidate (in 2013, Mikala Hillis was a candidate and advanced to semifinalist status). Candidates are identified based on their SAT and/or ACT scores. The program was established to recognize some of our nation's most distinguished graduating seniors.
To help meet student needs, the Avon Education Foundation recently provided more than $11,300 to fund various reading, literacy and remediation programs in Avon schools thanks to the community’s generous donations to the AEF. This school year, AEF allocated $500 per elementary and $1,000 per intermediate school for the "Sustaining, Differentiating, and Improving Literacy Instruction" program that enables principals and teachers to purchase materials and provide instruction based on the unique literacy needs of each school's students. At AIS-East, funding will be used to add more resources to the science and social studies curriculum. At AIS-West, an educational software program was purchased.
In addition, the AEF funded various remediation programs. For example, computer tablets were purchased to enable teachers to better customize instruction for individual students; timers were also purchased to help students improve time management skills.
The AEF is a 501(c)3 charity. Donations to AEF are tax-deductible and positively impact Avon schools and students. Please visit their website at www.avoneducationfoundation.org for more information.