Foundation News

    Announcing the "ORIOLE AUCTION"
    What is it?   Very special items and unique experiences with special appeal to students and parents have been donated by Avon Schools & Staff to be auctioned off to help raise fund to support our schools.  Exclusively during the week of April 21-25 only!
    How does it work?  Auction items and bid boxes will be located at each school.  You can bid on multiple items and at multiple schools but all bids are sealed, which means no one knows who the highest bid until the auction is over, so your bid needs to be the highest you will pay if you are the winner.  Give it your best shot! 
    Where can I find a more details and a list of all auction items at each school?  At your school or here.
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    AEF Comedy Night! 
    Best viewed on your desktop computer:
    If you have trouble viewing this video CLICK HERE. 
    ORDER TICKETS ONLINE NOW @ AEF-TICKETS  Tickets also available at Avon Schools Admin Center during normal business hours.
    Proceeds fund classroom grants, books and supplies, reading programs, and other unique academic programs in each of Avon's 12 schools.  Corporate sponsorships for this event are also available
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  • disney     AEF Proudly Presents 2014 Musical Theater SUMMER CAMP 
    What: Disney on Broadway!
    When:  June 23 - 27 from 9am - 3pm (Campers will attend until 6pm on June 27)
    Final Performance: Friday June 27 @ 5:30pm
    Where:  Avon Middle School North
    Who:  Open to current* K- 4th graders (Current* = grade THIS school year)
    Cost:  $175 per student; Family Discount: 2 for $300
    Director:  Tara Roberds, Cedar Elementary Music Teacher
    Space is limited to a minimum of 30 and maximum of 50 students ~ first registered--first served.
    To enroll your student in this fun singing, dancing, acting & performing camp, please print & submit this registration form.
    For questions, contact Angie Lee (317-796-0686) or (317-656-9421)
    This is an experience where EVERY child can be a STAR!
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  • Avon Education Foundation Thanks Pam DeWeese for Commitment to Avon's Schools
    Pam DeWeese After eight years of dedicated service, Avon Education Foundation (AEF) President and Executive Director Pam DeWeese has announced that she will retire at the end of the school year.

    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. 

    Under her leadership, AEF provided nearly $300,000 in direct financial assistance to Avon’s public schools through teacher grants, school and classroom supplies, and other academic initiatives.  “The Avon Education Foundation began as a way to connect the community with needs in our schools,” DeWeese noted.  “When state funding for public schools decreased, AEF was the only source available to save vital programs like Freshman Orientation and after school remediation.” 
    Avon Community School Corporation Superintendent, Dr. Margaret Hoernemann, noted that Mrs. DeWeese’s commitment to Avon students and the community is immeasurable.  “It is not an overstatement to say that much of our success as a district would not have been possible without the support of the Avon Education Foundation and the dedication of Pam DeWeese.  Pam will never stop advocating for Avon’s students,” Hoernemann said. “On behalf of our staff and our students, I would like to thank her for her having the idea to start a Foundation and working tirelessly to support our students and staff. Her legacy will be the ongoing work of a vibrant Foundation.”
    At the March meeting of the Avon Education Foundation Board of Directors, Shane Sommers was elected to fill the position of Board President.  A search committee will begin the process of hiring an Executive Director in the near future.  Interested candidates may review the AEF Executive Director Position and apply by April 11.

    The complete press release announcing the retirement of Pam DeWeese is available here.

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  • The Avon Education Foundation is seeking a dynamic, leadership focused professional to fill itsExecutive Director position upon the retirement of Pam DeWeese. Interested candidates should apply to by April 25.
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    Tickets also available at Avon Schools Admin Center during normal business hours.
    AEF Comedy Night
    Join us on Saturday, April 26 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Duke Event Center at Metropolis for an evening of food, fun, games, and plenty of laughs - all for a good cause.  
    Tickets will soon be on sale for $45 each and include:
    • Appetizer and Dessert Bars
    • Silent and Live Auctions
    • Cash Bar
    • Wine Pull
    • Heads or Tails Trivia Game
    • Live Comedy Show

    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

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    The winner of the AEF School Spirit Traveling Trophy is.....
    EAST 2014
     This beautiful golden symbol of school pride will be publicly displayed at EAST all year long - Ask to see it next time you're there!
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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


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  • Your support means the world to us!   
      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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  • January 2014 News  
    January 2014 AEF News 
    In this month's newsletter, you will find out about Avon Intermediate School West's innovative programs that take learning beyond textbooks, AEF funding for literacy initiatives at Cedar Elementary, ways you can support our mission to provide the best educational opportunities for Avon's students, and you will even get to know one of our Board members! 
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District News

  • P.Haviza AHS Student Advances to Final Round of 2014 U.S. Presidential Scholars
    Avon High School Senior Parker Haviza has advanced to the final round of the 2014 U.S. Presidential Scholars competition. He is one of 565 semifinalists. Parker emerged from an initial pool of more than 4,100 candidates on the basis of superior achievements, leadership qualities, personal character and involvement in community and school activities. 
    Final selection of the Scholars will be announced in mid-May by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.


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  • IN-DOE Seven Avon Schools Recognized as 2012-13 Four Star Schools


    Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz has announced Indiana’s Four Star schools for 2012-2013. Seven schools from Avon Community School Corporation received this recognition. In order to achieve the designation, a school must be in the top 25th percentile of schools in three ISTEP-based categories. A total of 311 schools received the award throughout the state.
    Avon’s Four Star Schools:

    White Oak Elementary

    Hickory Elementary

    Avon Intermediate School East

    Avon Intermediate School West

    Avon Middle School North

    Avon Middle School South

    Avon High School




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  • AHS Lip Dub AHS Video Goes Viral!

    Have you seen the new Avon High School lip dub video? It has gone viral on YouTube! Posted just this past weekend, the six-minute video has garnered nearly 150,000 views. It has been featured on the local news & radio stations as well as nationally on ABC World News Tonight, FOX News and Good Morning America. You can view it here: It is a fun collaboration featuring most of the AHS student body to raise awareness and funds for this weekend’s Riley Dance Marathon. If you would like to make a donation, please click:


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    AEF AEF Comedy Night Raises Funds for Avon Students


    There is still time to purchase your tickets for the Avon Education Foundation Comedy Night on Saturday, April 26th from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Duke Energy Center (Metropolis Plainfield). This hilarious evening, with entertainment provided by Comedy Sportz, will celebrate funds raised to support all Avon schools and kids in grades K-12.


    Click here to view the Oriole Auction, which begins inside each Avon school on Monday, April 21st. Be sure to check out some of the unique items that you can bid on. Visit the AEF website at: to purchase tickets. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Avon Schools Administration Center (7203 East US HWY 36, Avon).

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  • Odyssey AHS Drama Tackles Epic Adventure
    The greatest adventure story of all time comes to the stage of The Hendricks Regional Performing Arts Center at Avon High School! “The Odyssey,” written by Homer and adapted for the stage by Thomas Hischak, will be performed by The Avon High School Center Stage Performers on April 24th, 25th and 26th at 7 p.m. and on April 27th at 2p.m. This production will be performed in a lively, theatrical fashion that will enthrall audiences of all ages. Tickets are $7 and may be purchased at the door. Contact Director Lori Riley for more information at or at 317-544-5000.

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    AEF Accepting Resumes for Executive Director Position
    The Avon Education Foundation is seeking a dynamic, leadership focused professional to fill its Executive Director position upon the retirement of Pam DeWeese. The deadline to apply is Friday, April 25, 2014. For duties, qualifications and additional information, interested candidates should visit the AEF website at

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  • Seedlings Seedlings Preschool Registration Now Open
    The Avon Seedlings Preschool registration for the 2014-2015 school year is open. The program will be housed at White Oak Elementary and is open to children or grandchildren of ACSC employees as well as preschool students living in the Avon School district. Please visit the Student Enrollment page at to view the Seedlings brochure, calendar and registration form. 
    In order to register your child/grandchild for the program, bring the completed registration form and the $150 registration fee to the front office at White Oak Elementary between the hours of 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. If you have any questions, please contact Annette Patchett at White Oak Elementary (317-544-6700) or Amy Roberts at the Administration Building (317-544-6072).


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  • Lisa Kern AHS Teacher Receives Lilly Endowment Teacher Creativity Fellowship
    Congratulations to AHS Science Teacher, Mrs. Lisa Kern, for being awarded a $10,000 Lilly Endowment Grant. 

    Now in its 27th year, the Endowment’s Teacher Creativity Fellowship Program continues to provide time, financial support and encouragement for Indiana educators to attend to their own intellectual and emotional health. This renewal enables them to engage and motivate their students even more effectively.

    Mrs. Kern’s summer renewal experience is titled “Traveling Through Space and Time: Across North America in 1.8 Billion Years.” With this grant she will investigate geology in Nebraska, Utah, California, Arizona and New Mexico; post videos, photos and narrative to a video log this summer. 

    Mrs. Kern joins ­­­an elite group of former Avon Lilly Endowment recipients:

    2005: Mollie Gregory (AHS-retired; Language Arts)
    2009: Paul Haiducu (Two-time winner/AHS; Physics)
    2010: Chad Seals (AHS-former teacher; Spanish)
    2010: Michelle Rollings (Avon Intermediate School-East; Art)
    2011: Gwynn Wills (Avon Intermediate School-East; Autism Consultant)
    2013: Lisa Guthrie (Avon Middle School-South; Math)
    2014: Lisa Kern (AHS; Science)

    Following is a link with more information about Lilly Endowment and the winners:
    (Photo courtesy of Ardea Photo)

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  • Natl Merit Finalists Five AHS Students Named as National Merit Finalists
    Five AHS Students have been named as Finalists in the 2014 National Merit® Scholarship Program. This is the highest number of students named for Avon. In addition, six students were named as Commended in this competition. The Finalists are: Parker Haviza, Nicholas Fales, Luke Brown, Veronica Blair and Mark Bode (Pictured: seated l-r). The Commended students are: Nate Briggs, Hannah Boyd, Daniel Blackburn, Jay Hankins, Gregory Sprout and Will Pirino (Pictured: standing l-r with Principal Matt Shockley).

    National Merit Scholarship winners of 2014 will be announced beginning in April and conclude in July. These scholarship recipients will join more than 300,000 other distinguished young people who have earned the Merit Scholar title.

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