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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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  • Avon's Teachers Are Excited About the SOS Program 
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    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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District News

  • Back to School Information for ACSC Families

    ACSC students head back to school on Wednesday, July 27th! To assist our returning and new student families with all the information needed to begin another successful school year, here are three important links:

    The New School Year Guide can be found here: New School Year Guide

    Back-to-School Night Dates can be found here: Back-to-School Night Dates

    Transportation information (Neighborhood lists, Here Comes the Bus, etc.) can be found here: Transportation 

    If you need further information, please contact your child's school or the Administration Center at 317-544-6000.

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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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  • Important Information for Non-Resident Transfer Students (2016-17 School Year) 

    For the 2016-2017 school year, Avon Community School Corporation (ACSC) will continue to accept new transfer student applications from non-resident students in the order received for Grades 9, 10 and 11 through September 9, 2016, based on availability. 

    Interested non-resident students should complete the ACSC 2016-2017 Application for Enrollment of a Student Without Legal Settlement in the School District.  Applications are to be submitted to the Administration Building at 7203 East U.S. Hwy 36, Avon, IN 46123, faxed to (317) 544-6001, or emailed to VLLengerich@avon-schools.org

    Questions concerning non-resident transfer students should be directed to:

             Dr. John F. Atha, Assistant Superintendent

             7203 East US HWY 36

             Avon, Indiana 46123

             (317) 544-6000

     

    Download the Application: http://www.avon-schools.org/cms/lib02/IN01001885/Centricity/domain/4643/2016-17/2016%20Non-Resident%20Application%20and%20Information.pdf 


     

     

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  • ACSC Board Names Dr. Scott Wyndham as Director of Finance and Operations

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    The Avon Community School Corporation Board of School Trustees accepted the recommendation to name Dr. Scott Wyndham as Avon School’s Director of Finance and Operations effective July 1, 2016. Dr. Wyndham is currently the Director of Special Education for Brownsburg Community School Corporation.

    While at Brownsburg Schools, Dr. Wyndham gained valuable experience working with various grants and budgets as well as developed innovative programs to meet students’ needs. His previous experience with MSD of Wayne Township allowed him to serve as building administrator during the planning, construction and operation of what is now the largest public preschool program in Indiana.

    Dr. Wyndham has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Indiana University, a Master of Science Degree from Indiana State University, and a Doctor of Education Degree from Ball State University.


     

     

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  • Transportation Department Staffers Win State Titles

    ACSC Transportation Department staff members Charlie Heiss and Alan Filder both won state titles at the recent School Transportation Association of Indiana (STAI) competition. Mr. Heiss won the Technician Award and Mr. Fidler won the Inspector Award. These two state champions are now headed to Nationals to represent Indiana and Avon!

    Fidler Heiss


     

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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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  • K-6 Digital Summer Learning Page Available for Avon Families

    The balanced calendar addresses summer loss statistics by reducing time away from school relative to traditional calendars. Two months away from school may still have an impact on all learners, especially younger children. Keeping your child in a routine of learning and exploration is just a click away this summer!  

    For this reason, the Digital Summer Learning Page is being provided to our families to promote continuous learning throughout the summer months.  A wealth of resources may be accessed through the ACSC website and do not require an ACSC student login. Make summer learning sizzle and boost your child’s learning confidence by engaging in these fun activities! 

    Here's the link to Digital Summer Learning Page: http://www.avon-schools.org/Page/7693


     

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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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