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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: http://bit.ly/1imHGL7. 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:
    http://donate.rileykids.org/goto/ahslipdub.

     

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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: http://avon-schools.org/aef 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 ljriley@avon-schools.org or at 317-544-5000.
      




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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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  • 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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Superintendent's Message

 
A Message from Superintendent Hoernemann
 
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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 http://www.avon-schools.org/Page/11118.

 

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 http://bit.ly/1cQTQfx.

 

I am also happy to share a new Video Archive Page that features several informational district-related videos. Please visit http://www.avon-schools.org/Page/10801 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 mehoernemann@avon-schools.org
Sincerely,
 
Margaret Hoernemann
 
Superintendent
 
Educate. Excite. Excel.

  

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