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  • ACSC Board Meeting to Address Demographic Study

    The Avon Community School Corporation Board is encouraging the Avon community to attend the next Board meeting on February 22, 2016. Dr. Susan Brudvig will present the Demographic Study she conducted for the District. The findings will address growth and assist the Board in future determinations on behalf of the 9,400-student District.

    The meeting will take place at Avon High School’s Advanced Learning Center beginning at 5:30 p.m. It will be held in the Lecture Hall (enter through Door #8—limited parking or Door #13—additional parking). For those unable to attend, this session will be live streamed (a link will be available via the ACSC website at www.avon-schools.org). The taped meeting will be available on the Avon Schools YouTube channel.  


     

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  • Here Comes the Bus Helps Parents Track School Bus

    ACSC families can use Here Comes the Bus – a website and mobile app – to view the real-time location of their child’s school bus. Through this program, parents may also receive push notifications or email alerts regarding bus changes and/or delays.

    Here Comes the Bus is offered as a "Basic (free) Service" and/or a "Full (pay) Service." The basic (free) service will give a real-time location of a child's school bus on the Here Comes the Bus website via a computer, tablet or smartphone. (The basic, free service does not include use of the Here Comes the Bus app on a smartphone.)

    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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  • ACSC Guide to School Closings, Delays, and Early Dismissals

    Inclement weather or other events may cause Avon Schools to delay, close or dismiss early. The ACSC School Closings, Delays and Early Dismissals Guide provides important information regarding the process and notification. To view the guide, click this link: http://tinyurl.com/jufohl7

    The Guide can also be accessed on our website under "District Links" in the left-hand column.

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  • 2016 Academic & Arts Enrichment Camp 

    Camp Details Coming Soon!

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  • AHS Teacher Receives 2016 Lilly Teacher Fellowship

    Anthony Record

    Avon High School Teacher Anthony Record was awarded a 2016 Lilly Teacher Creativity Fellowship. He will receive a $12,000 grant to support a project of personally and professionally fulfilling activities. Mr. Record’s project, “Newton vs. Leibniz: Following the Roots and Picking the Fruits of the Calculus Tree,” will investigate the lives and discoveries of Sir Isaac Newton and Wilhelm Gottfried Leibniz, co-discoverers of calculus. He will travel to London, Cambridge and Woolesthorpe, England where Sir Isaac Newton’s work on Calculus occurred. He will continue to Paris, France where Wilhelm Gottfried Leibniz’s work on calculus primarily occurred as well as visit his birthplace in Leipzig, Germany.

    Mr. Record joins an elite group of Avon Community School Corporation teachers who have been honored with this Fellowship:

    Previous Recipients of the Lilly Endowment

    2005/Mollie Gregory/AHS/Language Arts

    2009/Paul Haiducu (2 times)/AHS/Physics

    2010/Chad Seals/AHS/Spanish

    2010/Michelle Rollings/AISE/Art

    2011/Gwynn Wills/District/Autism Consultant

    2013/Lisa Guthrie/AMSS/Math

    2014/Lisa Kern/AHS/Science

    2015/Chris Hill/AHS/Engineering Technology

    2015/Lori Taylor/AISW/6th Grade

    2015/Jared Emmons/AHS/Spanish

    2015/Joe Risch (former teacher)/AISE/Special Education

    2016/Anthony Record/AHS/Math

    Lilly Endowment Inc., is an Indianapolis-based private philanthropic foundation. For 2016, the Endowment offered grants of $12,000 each to 100 Indiana K-12 educators from a competitive pool of 535 applicants. To view the news release regarding this award and for more information about Lilly Endowment, visit www.lillyendowment.org.


     

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  • AHS Named to AP Honor Roll

    AP Honor Roll

    Avon High School (AHS) was one of 425 school districts across the country and Canada (one of 13 in Indiana) to be honored by the College Board with placement in the 6th Annual AP District Honor Roll.  

    AHS was selected for increasing access to AP coursework while simultaneously maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP Exams. Reaching these goals indicates that the district is successfully identifying and preparing motivated, academically-prepared students who are ready for the opportunity of AP.

    In 2015, more than 3,800 colleges and universities around the world received AP scores for college credit, advanced placement, and/or consideration in the admission process, with many colleges and universities in the United States offering credit in one or more subjects for qualifying AP scores.

    Inclusion on the AP District Honor Roll is based on the examination of three years of AP data, from 2013 to 2015, looking across 34 AP Exams, including world language and culture. The following criteria were used.

    Districts must:

    • Increase participation/access to AP by at least 4 percent in large districts, at least 6 percent in medium districts, and at least 11 percent in small districts;
    • Increase or maintain the percentage of exams taken by African American, Hispanic/Latino, and American Indian/Alaska Native students; and
    • Improve performance levels when comparing the percentage of students in 2015 scoring a 3 or higher to those in 2013, unless the district has already attained a performance level at which more than 70 percent of its AP students are scoring a 3 or higher.

    The complete 6th Annual AP District Honor Roll can be found here: http://bit.ly/1TaRCI9


     

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  • Substitute Teachers Needed at ACSC
     
    Avon Community School Corporation is accepting applications for Guest Teachers (Substitutes) for the 2015-16 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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  • ACSC School Menus Now Available Online & Via Mobile App

    All of Avon Community School Corporation menus (breakfast and lunch) are now online and also available via smart phone app. By visiting www.avon-schools.nutrislice.com you will find detailed menu information including:

    • Pictures and Descriptions
    • Nutrition Information
    • Allergen Information
    • Carb Counts
    • Interactive Features

    The app can be downloaded via Google Play or at the App Store.

     

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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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Information overload--that’s how we feel sometimes when we see 100 emails in our inbox or come across multiple articles we want to read. Recently, a school district that visited Avon (along with six other high performing districts) wondered how we get news out to all our patrons. We discussed:

 

  • School newsletters
  • The Oriole Blast district newsletter
  • Facebook and Twitter
  • School messenger (emails or voice mails sent home)
  • www.avon-schools.org
  • School and teacher websites
  • Local media
  • Superintendent messages
  • Quarterly community business leaders luncheons
  • Quarterly religious leaders luncheons
  • Avon Chamber of Commerce participation
  • Annual State of the Schools meeting

 

And no matter how much we do…it is never enough! So we remain committed to our Strategic Plan Goal #3: Enhance communications at all levels to build stronger, richer and more authentic relationships.

We continue to seek additional avenues to share our story. The latest? Avon’s You Tube Channel will be adding many new videos in the coming months. It can be accessed from our webpage/District Links or Click Here. 


Our second effort is the new An Oriole Minute – brief videos highlighting a timely topic. Our first effort features Assistant Superintendent, Dr. John Atha, talking about the STEP-UP program. Check it out right here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRyA6B7IlPE. A second video with AEF Executive Director Kerry Tuttle shares how you can Honor an Educator. Be sure to take a moment to view it at: https://youtu.be/Xqn1D6uFGsY

Is this enough? No! With over 1,100 employees and 9,300 students, communication will always be a work in progress. Rest assured, however, that we are committed to this goal by providing concise and timely information to our families, employees and community.

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

 

Sincerely,

 

Margaret Hoernemann

Superintendent

 

Twitter @AvonSupt

 

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