The balanced calendar addresses summer loss statistics by reducing time away from school relative to traditional calendars. Two months away from school does 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!
Don’t miss this year’s VIRTUAL SUMMER SCHOOL, where your elementary student can access online resources to avoid the potential “summer slide” when out of school for an extended amount of time. Your child received a Virtual Summer School Parent Letter including user credentials to access learning applications, Destination Success and Pearson Successnet. That’s not all! Virtual Summer School includes hand-picked and highly rated online educational games for reading, math, science and even keyboarding!
Encourage your child to log on to Destination Success and Pearson Successnet for customized math and reading assignments, learning games, and math textbook access. Practice keyboarding to be ready to go for fall 2014 and take advantage of other summer activity promotions happening in our area this summer!
Please click on Virtual Summer School for fun and more information.
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.
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.
Mrs. Shepard received a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University and a master’s degree from Indiana Wesleyan. She has taught in Avon Schools for 14 years. Avon Community School Corporation submitted Mrs. Shepard's impressive portfolio to the Indiana Department of Education for the state's selection process of the Indiana Teacher of the Year award.