AHS Announcements

  • 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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  • Model UN will have a whole group meeting in the Lecture Hall this Friday, November 21, after school.

     
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  • book
    There is a Book Club Meeting, Thursday, November 20th in room F102 from 3:00-3:45. We will be discussing our first book, Elanor and Park. Members, please bring your book with you to this meeting. See you then!

     
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  • Attention Sophomores and Juniors:
     
    A cadet from The United States Military Academy at West Point will be at Avon High School during SRT on Monday, November 24th.  Sign up in Naviance or at one of the Guidance Offices to attend.  Learn more about being a leader and an officer in the United States Army.  
     

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  • bb The Freshmen girls had another great win Tuesday night at Terre Haute South. The Lady Orioles won the game 35 to 13. It was an awesome team effort, led offensively by Lexi Tillman with 8 points.
     
    Avon Girls JV Basketball team moves to 2 and 0 for the season behind Ariahna Rodgers 27 points and Leah Bode's 17 points in the 53 to 24 win over Terre Haute South on Tuesday night.
     
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  • les mis Avon High School choirs will present Les Miserables this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:00 pm in the auditorium. Tickets are $8 for students and $10 for adults.

     
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  • track There will be two call out meetings with Coach Toothman for any boy wanting to participate in track & field this year.  The first meeting will be on Tuesday, November 24 at 3:00 p.m. in the ALC cafeteria.  The second meeting will be on Wednesday, November 25 at 7:30 a.m. in the ALC cafeteria.  You only have to attend one of the two meetings.

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

     
     
     
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  • ACSC Efficiency Task Force Seeking Parent Volunteers

     Avon Community School Corporation (ACSC) has a rich history of parent leadership and involvement in decisions impacting our schools. The Avon School Board of Trustees has charged district leaders to develop potential operational changes to enhance educational opportunities and increase efficiencies while maintaining excellence. To that end, we are seeking parents to serve on the ACSC Efficiency Task Force 2015. The work may include: potential boundary adjustments, a review of school start and end times, and the impact of those decisions on transportation services.

     Parents who are interested in serving should review the scope of the work prior to notifying their principal of their interest by Monday, November 24, 2014. Click here to read the scope of the work and additional details. An interest form may be obtained at your student’s main office or clicking the EFT Form. The task force will be comprised of twelve parents, one from each school. Parents will be considered based upon the enrollment of at least one child in ACSC during the upcoming 2015-16 school year. In addition to parents, teachers and administrators will be asked to serve. 


     
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  • 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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  • ACSC Efficiency Task Force Seeking Parent Volunteers
     
    Avon Community School Corporation (ACSC) has a rich history of parent leadership and involvement in decisions impacting our schools. The Avon School Board of Trustees has charged district leaders to develop potential operational changes to enhance educational opportunities and increase efficiencies while maintaining excellence. To that end, we are seeking parents to serve on the ACSC Efficiency Task Force 2015. The work may include: potential boundary adjustments, a review of school start and end times, and the impact of those decisions on transportation services.
     
    Parents who are interested in serving should review the scope of the work prior to notifying their principal of their interest by Monday, November 24, 2014Click here to read the scope of the work and additional details. An interest form may be obtained at your student’s main office or clicking the ETF Form. The task force will be comprised of twelve parents, one from each school. Parents will be considered based upon the enrollment of at least one child in ACSC during the upcoming 2015-16 school year. In addition to parents, teachers and administrators will be asked to serve. 
     

     
     
     
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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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