PRIORITY SEATING before the general public PLUS pre-ballet refreshments, an opportunity to have pictures taken with cast members, meet the directors, and a craft corner.
Advance ticket purchase required for the VIP Experience
AEF announces AWARDS $10,002.11 to TEAHCERS
Did you know that you can support the Avon Education Foundation through your employer’s United Way campaign?
The Avon Education Foundation (AEF) recently presented $2100 to Avon High School in order to pay stipends for teachers who provided a day of orientation for incoming freshman.
Can you imagine how intimidating it would be to walk into a school of 2700+ students for the first time without any sort orientation? The AEF board of directors couldn’t imagine it either. Many people are unaware that Freshman Orientation was a program in jeopardy of elimination due to state budget cuts to Avon schools before AEF stepped in and offered support. One of the keys to a successful high school experience is helping students get off to a good start. Therefore, AEF agreed to try to keep the program going and has, for the past few years, funded it. According to Executive Director Pam DeWeese, AEF is committed to the program but continued support is reliant upon donations to AEF, which are tax-deductible.
Congratulations to 42 Cedar Elementary students for being recognized in the Indianapolis Children’s Museum Halloween Art Contest. There were more than 3,000 entries. The drawings will be on display at the Children’s Museum from October 13-31. We are very proud of all our Cedar artists. Great job!
School board members and administrators from around the state, including representatives from the Avon Community School Corporation attended the 63rd Annual ISBA/IAPSS Fall Conference at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis on September 24-25, 2012. This conference, sponsored by the Indiana School Boards Association and the Indiana Association of Public Schools Superintendents, gave members the opportunity to relate case history about solving a problem, improving an existing program or developing new programs in their school corporations. Avon board members Mrs. Kim Woodward, Mrs. Pam DeWeese and Mr. Gary Brinkman were all in attendance along with Superintendent Margaret Hoernemann.
3M, the company that brought us Scotch Tape and Post It notes, sent its Visiting Wizards to Avon Intermediate School-West to share the excitement of science through a Cryogenics presentation. All of the AIS-West 5th graders were able to participate in the program which included a demonstration of how liquid nitrogen (-320) affects objects. The students were wowed by the after-effects to objects such as flowers and rubber balls. The goal of the 3M Visiting Wizards program is to encourage young people to become interested in science and technology.
Walmart recently donated gift cards totaling $1,050 to teachers at Sycamore Elementary School in Avon. The gift cards were presented to teachers to be used to purchase classroom supplies. Pictured with teachers are Dave Washabaugh (assistant manager of the Avon store) and Ana Ent (cashier).
Four Avon High School students have been named semifinalists in the prestigious 58th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. The students, Aaron Bode, Mikala Hillis, Syed Ashar Hussain and Cynthia Stanton are among 16,000 academically talented high school seniors with the opportunity to continue in the competition for 8,300 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million that will be offered next spring. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship® award, semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the finalist level of the competition. About 90 percent of the semifinalists are expected to attain finalist standing, and more than half of the finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar® title.
for a special fundraising venture to raise funds to further teaching and learning opportunities within the district. SchoolyDeals.com is a website that features discounts on products and services from businesses in the local community. It’s a great way to generate revenue for our schools and doesn’t require door-to-door sales or money handling because everything is done online. This venture also supports Avon’s local businesses. Be sure to visit www.schoolydeals.com and click “Avon” to locate current offers.
Jeff Gordman, CEO and president of Gordmans, presented Dr. Margaret Hoernemann with a $2,500 check for Avon Community School Corporation. Click the headline to read the entire story.
All band and orchestra instrument donations gladly accepted! Drop off: Now through September 1 M – F (8 AM – 4 PM) Avon Schools Administration Center AEF Office 7203 E US Highway 36, Avon, IN In these difficult economic times, there are increasing needs in our schools, including instrument repair parts and/or instruments to loan to beginning students. Questions: JREllis@avon-schools.org or AEF@avon-schools.org