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  • P.Haviza AHS Student Advances to Final Round of 2014 U.S. Presidential Scholars
    Avon High School Senior Parker Haviza has advanced to the final round of the 2014 U.S. Presidential Scholars competition. He is one of 565 semifinalists. Parker emerged from an initial pool of more than 4,100 candidates on the basis of superior achievements, leadership qualities, personal character and involvement in community and school activities. 
    Final selection of the Scholars will be announced in mid-May by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.


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  • IN-DOE Seven Avon Schools Recognized as 2012-13 Four Star Schools


    Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz has announced Indiana’s Four Star schools for 2012-2013. Seven schools from Avon Community School Corporation received this recognition. In order to achieve the designation, a school must be in the top 25th percentile of schools in three ISTEP-based categories. A total of 311 schools received the award throughout the state.
    Avon’s Four Star Schools:

    White Oak Elementary

    Hickory Elementary

    Avon Intermediate School East

    Avon Intermediate School West

    Avon Middle School North

    Avon Middle School South

    Avon High School




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  • AHS Lip Dub AHS Video Goes Viral!

    Have you seen the new Avon High School lip dub video? It has gone viral on YouTube! Posted just this past weekend, the six-minute video has garnered nearly 150,000 views. It has been featured on the local news & radio stations as well as nationally on ABC World News Tonight, FOX News and Good Morning America. You can view it here: It is a fun collaboration featuring most of the AHS student body to raise awareness and funds for this weekend’s Riley Dance Marathon. If you would like to make a donation, please click:


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    AEF AEF Comedy Night Raises Funds for Avon Students


    There is still time to purchase your tickets for the Avon Education Foundation Comedy Night on Saturday, April 26th from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Duke Energy Center (Metropolis Plainfield). This hilarious evening, with entertainment provided by Comedy Sportz, will celebrate funds raised to support all Avon schools and kids in grades K-12.


    Click here to view the Oriole Auction, which begins inside each Avon school on Monday, April 21st. Be sure to check out some of the unique items that you can bid on. Visit the AEF website at: to purchase tickets. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Avon Schools Administration Center (7203 East US HWY 36, Avon).

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  • Odyssey AHS Drama Tackles Epic Adventure
    The greatest adventure story of all time comes to the stage of The Hendricks Regional Performing Arts Center at Avon High School! “The Odyssey,” written by Homer and adapted for the stage by Thomas Hischak, will be performed by The Avon High School Center Stage Performers on April 24th, 25th and 26th at 7 p.m. and on April 27th at 2p.m. This production will be performed in a lively, theatrical fashion that will enthrall audiences of all ages. Tickets are $7 and may be purchased at the door. Contact Director Lori Riley for more information at or at 317-544-5000.

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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

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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 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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  • 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:
    (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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Superintendent's Message

A Message from Superintendent Hoernemann

Did you miss the State of the Schools? State of the Schools? Doesn’t that sound pretentious? Well, we used that title for recent presentations because it was descriptive. In January we welcomed about 40 guests to the administration center to hear about our schools. If you have time and patience to download the videos and slides, you can access various segments (Introduction/Strategic Plan; Growth and Demographics; Transportation; Technology; School Funding; Teacher Compensation; Property Tax Impact; and the Imperfect Storm) of the presentation at


In this same effort to focus on the Corporation’s Strategic Plan Goal #3 to enhance communications at all levels to build stronger, richer and more authentic relationships, please be sure to view the Corporation Snapshot to learn some interesting facts about this great school system. It can beviewed at


I am also happy to share a new Video Archive Page that features several informational district-related videos. Please visit to view the following videos: (1) Avon District Video; (2) Avon Indiana Science Initiative; and (3) Avon Work Study Program and (4) Outdoor Learning Center. We will be adding more in the near future.


There has never been a more challenging era in our school system’s history. We are all concerned about class sizes and financial challenges yet we cannot even begin to address these issues without our community understanding the complexity of our financial state. Reviewing the State of the Schools segments discussed above will give you a great start. It will take time but we hope you will find it time well spent as we will need your input as we move forward.

As always, feel free to email me at
Margaret Hoernemann
Educate. Excite. Excel.


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