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  • Earn $200 for the Avon Education Foundation!
     
     Bill Estes
     
    During our Community Giveback Event, any sale of a new or used vehicle at Bill Estes Ford in August earns $200 for a Hendricks County organization. And, for supporters of AEF, Bill Estes Ford will give you an additional $1,000 trade in voucher. You get a great deal on a new or used vehicle and you support Avon's students and educators. It's a win-win!
     
     

     
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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, 7th Grade Reading Clubs
    • Alisia Smith, River Birch Elementary, Kindergarten Camp
    • Julie Stevens, Maple Elementary, Brains and Bodies Balanced
    • Chris Hill, Avon High School, Engineering and Technology for AHS Robotics
    • Mallory Jurkash, Cedar Elementary, Alternative Seating
    • Dan Chapin and Susan Green, Avon Middle Schools North and South, 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, for Building Academic Literacy: An Anthology for Reading Apprenticeship
    • Elizabeth Hallock-Gentner, Avon High School, for Doodles for Success
    • Kimberly Lobosky, Avon High School, for Social Thinking Student Library
    • Jennifer McHenry, Avon Intermediate School West, 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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  • 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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District News

  • Governor Pence Appoints Dr. Maryanne McMahon to the State Board of Education

    Governor Mike Pence today appointed Maryanne McMahon to the State Board of Education, effective immediately. McMahon will fill the vacancy created by the departure of Sarah O’Brien. McMahon will serve the remainder of O’Brien’s four-year term, which expires on June 30, 2019.

    “Throughout her career as an educator, Maryanne McMahon has distinguished herself as an innovative leader who works hard advancing the best interests of students, families and teachers,” said Governor Pence. “In her new role with the State Board of Education, I know she will continue her pattern of public service for the good of all Hoosiers.”

    For 17 years, McMahon has worked for the Avon Community School Corporation in Hendricks County in various administrative posts. Most recently, she has served as assistant superintendent – a role in which she secured math and science partnership grants with Purdue University worth more than $500,000, helped lead an efficiency task force that saved the district $350,000 and spearheaded efforts to give greater voice to parents through the Avon Parent Partnership Committee. Previously, McMahon worked for Decatur Township Schools in Marion County as a classroom teacher, assistant principal and consultant for staff development in the areas of curriculum and instruction. McMahon earned undergraduate, education specialist and doctoral degrees from Indiana State University. She also holds a master’s degree from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and an administrative certification from Butler University.

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  • Time to Register for the Fall Academics and Arts Camps!

    Fall Camp 2016


     

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  • AHS Students Share Thoughts on AHS Orchestra’s 10th Year

    An Avon High School student created this special video in recognition of the AHS Orchestra’s 10th year!

     


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  • AHS Teacher Chris Hill Named a Finalist for Indiana Teacher of the Year

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    Today, Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz announced ten finalists for 2017 Indiana Teacher of the Year. The selection of the 2017 Indiana Teacher of the Year will be announced in October.

    “Everywhere I go, I see great teaching and learning happening in Hoosier classrooms,” said Glenda Ritz, Indiana’s Superintendent of Public Instruction. “Great teachers can have a lifelong impact on a child’s life. I am honored to recognize ten of these outstanding educators today who have demonstrated their commitment to high-quality instruction and service to Hoosier students. I congratulate each of them on their accomplishment.”

    For more than fifty years, the Indiana Department of Education has conducted the Indiana Teacher of the Year program to recognize outstanding classroom teachers from across the state. All school corporations are invited to participate in this recognition program by nominating one teacher to represent local educators at the state level of the program.

    The Indiana Teacher of the Year Selection Committee, which is comprised of former Indiana Teachers of the Year, selects the new Indiana Teacher of the Year through a rigorous application process. The 2017 Indiana Teacher of the Year will represent Indiana teachers at the national level in accordance with National Teacher of the Year guidelines.

    The 2017 Indiana Teacher of the Year finalists are:

    Michelle Burress (Plainfield High School); Bobbi Jo Carter (Frankfort High School); John Gensic (Penn High School); Dennis Goins (Ben Davis High School and Area 31 Career Center); Jarod Hammel (Huntington North High School); Chris Hill (Avon High School); Mikayla Koharchik (Zionsville Middle School); Jessica Deckard Mann (Mishawaka High School); Jitka Nelson (Logansport Community High School); and Jennifer Jo Steed
    (Brownsburg High School). 


    Additional information about the Indiana Teacher of the Year Program can be found on the Department’s website: http://www.doe.in.gov/


     

     

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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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  • Andy Mohr

    ACSC Partners with Andy Mohr Automotive Group

    Avon Community School Corporation and Andy Mohr Automotive Group announced its new partnership. The 10-year agreement, approved by the Avon School Board of Trustees, names Andy Mohr Automotive (AMAG) as Avon Community School Corporation’s (ACSC) exclusive automotive partner.

    As ACSC’s partner, the outdoor athletic complex at Avon High School will be renamed as the Andy Mohr Athletic Complex. The high school’s gymnasium, aquatics center and fieldhouse will also be renamed. ACSC’s Teacher of the Year program will now be sponsored by the automotive group. In addition, Andy Mohr Automotive will donate vehicles to be used for future fundraisers and a special employee purchase program will be implemented.

    “Avon is an important community to us.  We have hundreds of employees and thousands of customers in Avon,” stated Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Mohr. “We believe that this long-term partnership with Avon Community School Corporation will enhance the lives not only of the students and faculty at Avon, but the entire community, our customers and our future customers.”

    “We are especially grateful for Mr. Mohr’s support of our students and staff,” said ACSC Superintendent Dr. Margaret Hoernemann. “This partnership will enhance what ACSC is able to accomplish in the classroom, on the field and in extracurricular activities.”

    The 10-year commitment includes the following details:

    • Donation of six (6) vehicles over term of agreement for fund-raising raffles
    • A $5,000 teacher grant each year of the agreement
    • Vehicle discount program for ACSC employees
    • Naming rights to the AHS athletic complex and its facilities

    Proceeds from the vehicle raffle sales are expected to push the total value of the partnership in excess of $1 million.

    Andy Mohr Automotive operates 12 franchise automotive dealerships, one heavy-duty truck center and four collision centers in the central Indiana area.  Andrew Mohr was inducted into the Junior Achievement Central Indiana Business Hall of Fame in 2015 and was the 2014 United Way of Central Indiana Campaign Chair, where he led record-setting campaign funding in Hendricks County. Andy Mohr Automotive has helped local non-profit organizations generate more than $1 million in additional funds via car raffles in recent years.

    Avon Community School Corporation (ACSC) offers children high quality educational instruction with a keen focus on improving student achievement. More than 9,300 students are served in grades Pre-K-12 in 12 schools (seven elementary; two intermediate; two middle and one high school). ACSC operates on a balanced calendar schedule. Visit the ACSC website at www.avon-schools.org.


     

     

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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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  • Sign Up for Here Comes the Bus to Track Your Child's 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 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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