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  • 2014-15 Calendar Survey

    After a very unusual winter, we are seeking input from students, staff, and parents about possible minor revisions to the already approved, already published 2014-15 school calendar.  
     
    The existing 2014-15 calendar allows for two snow make-up days:
                Monday, January 19, 2015 (Martin Luther King Day)
                Monday, February 16, 2015 (Presidents' Day) 
     
    If more than two make-up days are needed, they would be added to the end of the year.
     
    (This year we had five make-up days.  One was waived, two made up on the above holidays, and two will be made up on June 2nd and 3rd.)
     
    Please provide your opinion about possible changes to the 2014-15 calendar:
     

    This survey will be active, online from April 7 to April 21st, 2014.  Upon review of the results, the administration and Board may consider changes to the 2014-15 calendar.


     

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    AEF Accepting Resumes for Executive Director Position
     
    The Avon Education Foundation is seeking a dynamic, leadership focused professional to fill its Executive Director position upon the retirement of Pam DeWeese. The deadline to apply is Friday, April 25, 2014. For duties, qualifications and additional information, interested candidates should visit the AEF website at www.avon-schools.org/aef.
     
     

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  • AEF Logo AEF Presents a Special Evening
     
    Save the Date! Be sure to join the Avon Education Foundation on Saturday, April 26 from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. at the Duke Event Center at Metropolis for a casual evening of food, fun, games, and plenty of laughs – all for a good cause. Tickets will go on sale soon. Each ticket is $45. Proceeds will fund classroom grants, music camp scholarships, reading programs and many other educational needs in each of Avon’s 12 schools. For more information, visit www.avoneducationfoundation.org.
     

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  • Seedlings Seedlings Preschool Registration Now Open
     
    The Avon Seedlings Preschool registration for the 2014-2015 school year is open. The program will be housed at White Oak Elementary and is open to children or grandchildren of ACSC employees as well as preschool students living in the Avon School district. Please visit the Student Enrollment page at http://www.avon-schools.org//site/default.aspx?PageID=11218 to view the Seedlings brochure, calendar and registration form. 
     
    In order to register your child/grandchild for the program, bring the completed registration form and the $150 registration fee to the front office at White Oak Elementary between the hours of 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. If you have any questions, please contact Annette Patchett at White Oak Elementary (317-544-6700) or Amy Roberts at the Administration Building (317-544-6072).


     

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  • US Scholars U.S. Presidential Scholars Candidates
     

    AHS Class of 2014 Seniors Parker Haviza (left) and Nicholas Fales (right) have been selected as candidates for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. This is the second year in a row that AHS has had at least one candidate (in 2013, Mikala Hillis was a candidate and advanced to semifinalist status). Candidates are identified based on their SAT and/or ACT scores. The program was established to recognize some of our nation's most distinguished graduating seniors.

     

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  • Lisa Kern AHS Teacher Receives Lilly Endowment Teacher Creativity Fellowship
     
    Congratulations to AHS Science Teacher, Mrs. Lisa Kern, for being awarded a $10,000 Lilly Endowment Grant. 

    Now in its 27th year, the Endowment’s Teacher Creativity Fellowship Program continues to provide time, financial support and encouragement for Indiana educators to attend to their own intellectual and emotional health. This renewal enables them to engage and motivate their students even more effectively.

    Mrs. Kern’s summer renewal experience is titled “Traveling Through Space and Time: Across North America in 1.8 Billion Years.” With this grant she will investigate geology in Nebraska, Utah, California, Arizona and New Mexico; post videos, photos and narrative to a video log this summer. 

    Mrs. Kern joins ­­­an elite group of former Avon Lilly Endowment recipients:

    2005: Mollie Gregory (AHS-retired; Language Arts)
    2009: Paul Haiducu (Two-time winner/AHS; Physics)
    2010: Chad Seals (AHS-former teacher; Spanish)
    2010: Michelle Rollings (Avon Intermediate School-East; Art)
    2011: Gwynn Wills (Avon Intermediate School-East; Autism Consultant)
    2013: Lisa Guthrie (Avon Middle School-South; Math)
    2014: Lisa Kern (AHS; Science)

    Following is a link with more information about Lilly Endowment and the winners: http://www.lillyendowment.org/pdf/TCFP2014Winners.pdf
     
    (Photo courtesy of Ardea Photo)



     
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  • Natl Merit Finalists Five AHS Students Named as National Merit Finalists
     
    Five AHS Students have been named as Finalists in the 2014 National Merit® Scholarship Program. This is the highest number of students named for Avon. In addition, six students were named as Commended in this competition. The Finalists are: Parker Haviza, Nicholas Fales, Luke Brown, Veronica Blair and Mark Bode (Pictured: seated l-r). The Commended students are: Nate Briggs, Hannah Boyd, Daniel Blackburn, Jay Hankins, Gregory Sprout and Will Pirino (Pictured: standing l-r with Principal Matt Shockley).

    National Merit Scholarship winners of 2014 will be announced beginning in April and conclude in July. These scholarship recipients will join more than 300,000 other distinguished young people who have earned the Merit Scholar title.
     
     

     
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  • AEF-AISE AEF Funds Reading and Remediation Programs for Avon Students
     

    To help meet student needs, the Avon Education Foundation recently provided more than $11,300 to fund various reading, literacy and remediation programs in Avon schools thanks to the community’s generous donations to the AEF. This school year, AEF allocated $500 per elementary and $1,000 per intermediate school for the "Sustaining, Differentiating, and Improving Literacy Instruction" program that enables principals and teachers to purchase materials and provide instruction based on the unique literacy needs of each school's students. At AIS-East, funding will be used to add more resources to the science and social studies curriculum. At AIS-West, an educational software program was purchased.

     

    In addition, the AEF funded various remediation programs. For example, computer tablets were purchased to enable teachers to better customize instruction for individual students; timers were also purchased to help students improve time management skills. 

     

    The AEF is a 501(c)3 charity. Donations to AEF are tax-deductible and positively impact Avon schools and students. Please visit their website at www.avoneducationfoundation.org for more information.

     


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