AHS Announcements

  • final four  
    In support of the Men’s Basketball Final Four that will be hosted in Indianapolis in 2015, the NCAA invites local youth to participate in the Community 101 Program:
    • Identify a community service project that interests you
    • Create a team of volunteers
    • Participating groups can implement projects on their own or be connected to volunteer opportunities 
    • Some programs that need support: Food Pantries, Homeless Shelters, After-school programs
    • Learn more at: community101@indianasportscorp.org or call 317-237-5000 
    • Pick up information in the ALC Guidance Office
    • Registration begins October 17th                                                                                                                      
    What’s in it for my group?
    • A Community 101 T-shirt and a ticket to the Final Four Fan Fest Experience
    • A ticket to a special celebration event - April 4th (during the NCAA Men’s Final Four weekend) featuring a special performance, celebrity guests and recognition for your group

     
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  • band
    Avon Indoor band is looking for the following players -  piano, bass guitar,  guitar and drum set.  Anyone interested please see Mr. Webb in the band area.

     
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  • wrestling The wrestling team defeated Plainfield 64-15 last night.  The Orioles were led by victories from Nick Boodt, Mason Miranda, Bailey Chatterton, Jacob Skaggs, Caleb Alvarez, Jacob Clark, Keaton Fainter, Marcus Miranda, Brendon Helm, Lance Meyer, and Gunnar Larson.
    JV matches were won by Noah Driskell, Matt Cullen, Jarrod Zeigler, Aaron Conde, Sam Osho, Timi Osho, and Brandon McKivitz.

     
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  • Start Your Holiday Shopping at the AEF Barnes and Noble Book Fair! reading
     
    Books make excellent gifts and you can support educational programs in Avon's schools while working on your holiday shopping list by attending the AEF Barnes and Noble Book Fair on December 6. Each book, movie, cd, or other item you buy sends money back to the Avon Education Foundation, which funds classroom grants, academic programs, and music scholarships for students in Avon's schools. You will also enjoy performances by talented Avon musicians! Please print the attached voucher to be sure that your purchases qualify for the fundraiser. 
     
    Performances by:
      Avon Intermediate East Show Choir at 10:00 a.m.
      Avon Middle School South Chamber Orchestra at 11:00 a.m.
      Avon Intermediate School Chamber Orchestra at 12:15 p.m.
       Avon Middle School North Chamber Orchestra at 1:30 p.m. 
     
    Show your school spirit at this unique fundraiser celebrating AEF and Avon's schools!
       

     
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  • Holiday Has an Avon teacher, bus driver, or staff member touched your family's lives in a special way this year? 
     
    If so, it's a wonderful time to show your appreciation through the AEF Honor an Educator Program. 
     
    • Your tax-deductible donation of $10 or more becomes part of something bigger PLUS your special honoree will receive a small gift in your name AND, if you wish, a personal note from you and/or your child. 
    •  Please return the Honor an Educator Form and your donation in your educator's honor by Friday, December 10 to ensure delivery before winter break. Forms available here and on the "flyers" page of the ACSC website.
    •  All proceeds benefit students & teachers through classroom grants, supplies, and educational programs. 
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  • Get your calculators ready!  The Academic Super Bowl Mathematics team will have a callout meeting on Wednesday, December 3rd from 3:00-3:30 in room ALC 224.  Please see Mrs. Leahy if you cannot attend but are interested in joining the team.

     
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  • Avon Optimist Club is inviting students to participate in the annual Oratorical Contest.  The contest will take place on February 21, 2015 at the Avon Washington Township Library.  Deadline to enter is February 9, 2015.  Any student interested in competing should see Mrs. Kelly in room E211.

     
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  • ·        laptop Microsoft Office available at no cost to Avon staff members and 5-12 students 

    Avon Community School Corporation is thrilled to announce the no-cost availability of Microsoft Office 2013 for all staff and 5-12th grade students.  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.  Direction may be found by visiting the Parent Page of our ACSC website.  http://www.avon-schools.org/parents


     
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  • tp  
    Total Package Winners:  Will Anderson, Mecca Gordan, Sarah Hancock, Jaxon Trenum, Carson Zeller

     
     
     
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District News

  • PLTW
     AHS Receives Project Lead The  Way Certification
     
    Avon High School has received national certification for its Project Lead The Way (PLTW) program. PLTW, a nonprofit organization and the nation’s leading provider of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education programs, offers a rigorous world-class curriculum that allows students to apply what they are learning in math and science class to real-life biomedical science activities, projects and problems.

    The national PLTW recognition program distinguishes schools for successfully demonstrating a commitment to PLTW’s national standards. Additionally, certification as a PLTW school provides students with the opportunity to apply for college credit or receive college-level recognition at PLTW affiliate universities when they successfully complete select PLTW courses in high school.

    AHS Principal Matt Shockley said, “We’ve seen how the PLTW program draws more students into the biomedical sciences and gets them thinking about college and their careers. We are extremely proud to be PLTW certified and ecstatic that our students are eligible for college-level recognition, which may include college credit, scholarships and admissions preference.”

    As part of the recognition process, Shockley, and a team composed of teachers, staff, students and members of the community submitted a self-assessment of the school’s implementation of PLTW’s Biomedical Science program. A site visit by a PLTW trained team followed. PLTW’s team met with teachers, school administrators, counselors, students and members of the school’s Partnership Team. A PLTW school’s Partnership Team (sometimes referred to as an Advisory Council) is comprised of teachers, counselors, administrators, post-secondary representatives, business and industry professionals and other community members who actively support the PLTW program within a school.

    “Avon High School should be congratulated for demonstrating once again its commitment to PLTW’s quality standards,” said PLTW President and CEO Vince Bertram. “The real winners here, however, are Avon’s students. Students benefit from PLTW’s innovative, project-based curriculum that encourages creativity, problem solving and critical thinking. We look forward to many more years of working together to prepare Avon students for the global economy.”


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  • Avon Marching Black and Gold Win State Championship

    The Avon Marching Black and Gold were crowned ISSMA State Champions! They won the Class A competition at the 42nd Annual Indiana State School Music Association's (ISSMA) marching band state finals. This is the 11th title in 14 years for the nationally recognized band. The event was held at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. The state finals competition included the top 10 Indiana high school marching bands in four classes of competition.

    The Avon Marching Black and Gold is led by Director Jay Webb. Under his leadership, Avon is recognized as one of the premier band programs in the Midwest. 

    Avon will next compete at the Music for All's Bands of America Grand National Championships Nov. 12-15 at Lucas Oil Stadium.Band


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  • Nikki Harrison Maple Principal Named Outstanding Administrator

    The Indiana School Counselor Association (ISCA) announced Nikki Harrison, Principal at Maple Elementary School, as Outstanding Administrator during its Fall Conference. The ISCA’s announcement said the following:

    “Nikki is always seeking new and innovative ways to help each of her students reach his or her maximum potential. In her time as principal, Nikki has provided her staff with many professional development experiences. She approaches these opportunities with a spirit of curiosity, and invites her staff to learn alongside her. When Nikki is addressing students, faculty, and families, she is always respectful and patient. However, she does not shy away from difficult conversations. She is ready and willing to have meaningful conversations to advocate for every student’s best interest. She carries this spirit of willingness to do what is best for her students in all that she does. Mrs. Harrison also serves as a support to her staff, always encouraging and challenging them to do their absolute best.”

    Mrs. Harrison has served as principal of Maple Elementary School since January 2007. According to ISCA this award honors professionals who devote their career to serving as advocates – and often lifesavers – for Indiana’s students.

     

     
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  • Avon Roots Logo Avon Roots Volunteer Program Launched
     
    Avon Community School Corporation has launched a new volunteer program to serve its 12 schools. Avon Roots {Volunteers Supporting Avon Schools} seeks community members to become directly involved in the educational process. 
     
    A spectrum of opportunities are available such as clerical assistance, school-wide assistance, in-classroom assistance or even at-home assistance. For example, volunteers can help with school newsletters, answer office phones, provide tutoring, chaperone field trips, assist with school websites or even work with the Outdoor Learning Center or Avon Education Foundation.
     
    “If you live or work in Avon, you have a vested interest in Avon Schools,” stated Venetia Faulkenberg who coordinates Avon Roots. “No matter your skill level, every community member has something to offer, and the students benefit greatly from these positive social interactions.
    All volunteers must complete the application process which includes a background check. Detailed information about Avon Roots as well as the required forms can be found at http://www.avon-schools.org/volunteer.
     

     

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  • National Achievement  
    National Achievement Program Names AHS Student as Semifinalist
     

    Avon High School student Arisa Moreland-Woods has been named as a semifinalists in the 2015 National Achievement Scholarship Program. This scholastically talented student will move forward in the competition for approximately 800 Achievement Scholarship awards worth about $2.5 million that will be offered next spring. There are 1,600 semifinalists.  

    AHS Principal Matthew Shockley said, “Arisa is only our second student to ever earn this recognition. She has taken numerous Advanced Placement and honors courses across disciplines and performed strongly in those rigorous classes. Arisa is also a role model for all students with strong leadership skills, integrity and work ethic. We wish her well as she hopefully advances to the next stage of the National Achievement Scholarship Competition.”

    To be considered for the National Achievement Scholarship, semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the finalist level of the competition. The National Achievement Scholarship Program, conducted by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, is a privately financed academic competition that operated without government assistance. It was initiated in 1964 to recognize academically promising black students throughout the nation. 

     

     
     
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  • National Merit2015  
     
    Four AHS Students Named National Merit Semifinalists
     
    Four Avon High School students have been named as Semifinalists in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program. They are: Alexis Britt, Matthew Stall, Avleen Badwal and Suzanne Gatons.

    These studious seniors now have the opportunity to advance to the finalist level of this competition. There will be 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth approximately $33 million to be offered next spring. Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the finalist level for the Merit Scholarship.

    “Avon High School is proud to have four of our students named as Semifinalists,” said AHS Principal Matthew Shockley. “They have distinguished themselves as outstanding academic students. Their families deserve credit for their commitment to education. Having these students honored also speaks to the quality teachers and education received throughout their school careers. All ACSC staff should celebrate this success!”

    About 15,000 of the 16,000 semifinalists should advance to the finalist level and will be notified in February. The National Merit Scholarship winners will be selected from this group. Learn more about the National Merit Program at www.nationalmerit.org. 

    Photo: (L-R) AHS Principal Matt Shockley; Alexis Britt, Matthew Stall, Avleen Badwal and Suzanne Gatons
     

     
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  • Hiring Temporary Contract Teachers 

    Avon Community School Corporation is seeking highly motivated and qualified certified teachers to fill short term teaching assignments in a variety of grades and subject areas. Please apply on-line through the application process found under the Human Resources-Employment link. Some of these positions have the potential to earn benefits.  Please consider joining Avon schools.  We are a great place to learn and lead.

     

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  • Condensed Version of the State of ACSC
     
    A condensed version of “State of Avon Community School Corporation” is now available. ACSC administrators presented important information at the beginning of the year covering topics such as finance, technology, transportation and academic/student life. This is part of the District’s Strategic Plan to increase communication among all stakeholders. Take a moment to view the document here.

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