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  • Bridges in Mathematics: Reporting Update

    Changes are coming to how families will receive progress updates for math with our new math program, Bridges in Mathematics. In follow-up to the letter from the school’s principal in early November,  you may visit http://www.avon-schools.org/Page/13315 to watch a short video that explains the changes and to view sample reports. Please contact your school’s principal with questions. Support for families with Bridges in Mathematics can also be found on the following website: http://www.mathlearningcenter.org/support/bridges

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  • AHS Student Selected as U.S. Senate Youth Delegate

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    Avon High School Student Rushi Patel has been selected as one of only two students to represent Indiana as a delegate to the United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP). The program will be held in Washington, D.C. March 4 -11, 2017. In addition, Rushi will receive a $10,000 college scholarship!   

    The USSYP was founded in 1962 through Senate Resolution and each year two of the highest-achieving students from each state, the District of Columbia and the Department of Defense Education system overseas are selected through an extremely competitive merit-based selection process held at the state departments of education nationwide.

    “This is exciting news for Rushi and the entire AHS student body,” said AHS Principal Matt Shockley. “Rushi is a hard-working, diligent student and this exemplary recognition is a reflection of his work inside and outside of the classroom.”

    In March, Rushi will spend a week in Washington experiencing national government in action. He, along with other student delegates, will hear major policy addresses by senators, cabinet members, officials from the Departments of State and Defense and directors of other federal agencies, as well as participate in a meeting with a justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. 

    For more information about the USSYP, please visit www.ussenateyouth.org.


     

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  • Here Comes the Bus is FREE to Avon Families

    Winter weather is right around the corner! This can make for slower than normal traffic and occasionally cause buses to run a little behind schedule. Be sure to download the free Here Comes the Bus app from the App Store or Google Play. Just sign up and you will know exactly where your child's bus can be found. You can even receive alerts when it is near your home.

    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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  • AHS Marching Black & Gold Win 2016 ISSMA Championship

    The Avon High School Marching Black and Gold won the 2016 ISSMA (Indiana State School Music Association) State Championship (Class A)! This is the 13th championship (13 state titles in 16 years) for AHS. The band is led by Director Jay Webb. He is now the winningest band director in Indiana’s 200-year history.

    “The Band program is a great deal of pride for the school & community,” said AHS Principal Matt Shockley. “Winning 13 straight championships doesn’t happen by accident. There is no group who works harder.”

    During the intense competition, ACSC Superintendent Dr. Maggie Hoernemann said she saw nothing but “beauty and competitive grace” from the students. “They make all of us better and I could not be more proud!”

    The ISSMA (Indiana State School Music Association) Marching Band State Finals were held at Lucas Oil Stadium in downtown Indianapolis. This event is the culmination of many weeks of marching band competitions across the state of Indiana, bringing together the top 10 bands across 4 classes (A, B, C, & D) chosen from the Top 10 in each class in Semi-State competition during the previous weekend. This event typically attracts more than 20,000 marching band fans from across the state throughout the day. 

    Here are links to media coverage of the event:

    WTHR: http://tinyurl.com/jmcp3ll  

    Indy Star: http://tinyurl.com/jx8shf4

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  • ACSC Textbook Rental Fees Q&A

    ACSC answers questions regarding textbook rental fees. View the Q&A here: Textbook Fees Q&A

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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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  • 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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Superintendent's Message

 
A Message from Superintendent Hoernemann
 

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The unusually mild November is over and the challenges of the winter months are upon us. As a reminder, we have two potential snow make-up days built into the calendar: Monday, January 16 and Monday, February 20 (if cancellation occurs five or more days prior to either day). We are also exploring the use of a Virtual Option on snow days--a practice already used in about 120 districts across the state. Watch for further information about this in the coming weeks.

When weather is a concern, decisions to delay or cancel school are more complex than they seem. While parents like plenty of notice, the conditions often change dramatically overnight and the forecasts can be wrong. With safety as our number one concern, we talk with local and county officials, transportation personnel, and ACSC administrators who go out testing the roads throughout our district before coming to a final conclusion.
 
Thank you for recognizing that the decision about what's best for all 9,500 students can be difficult and we certainly understand that no decision works for everyone. For example, if your neighborhood hasn't been plowed but the roads are clear, you may be frustrated that school is in session. What works for most may not work for all.
 
So, what's a parent to do when he/she disagrees with weather-related decisions? 

(1) Decide what's best for your child. We respect your decisions.

(2) Sign up for Here Comes the Bus (HCTB). To ensure that children are not waiting too long outside for the bus or if there is a slight delay, Here Comes the Bus is an app offered as a FREE service to ACSC families. For more details, visit the Transportation web page here

In addition, please take time to read the helpful guide: What You Need to Know: School Closings, Delays and Early Dismissals. It has important information regarding notifications and where to check for weather-related announcements. Click here to view the guide.

 As always, I welcome your feedback. Feel free to email me at mehoernemann@avon-schools.org
 
Sincerely,
 
Margaret Hoernemann
Superintendent
 

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