White Oak Elementary
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Mrs. Annette Patchett, Principal
Mrs. Allison Osterberg, Counselor
9:00 a.m-3:40 p.m
11:55-12:25 (K & 1st)
12:35-1:05 (2nd & 3rd)
ACSC Efficiency Task Force Seeking Parent Volunteers
Avon Community School Corporation (ACSC) has a rich history of parent leadership and involvement in decisions impacting our schools. The Avon School Board of Trustees has charged district leaders to develop potential operational changes to enhance educational opportunities and increase efficiencies while maintaining excellence. To that end, we are seeking parents to serve on the ACSC Efficiency Task Force 2015. The work may include: potential boundary adjustments, a review of school start and end times, and the impact of those decisions on transportation services.
Parents who are interested in serving should review the scope of the work prior to notifying their principal of their interest by Monday, November 24, 2014. Click here to read the scope of the work and additional details. An interest form may be obtained at your student’s main office or clicking the EFT Form. The task force will be comprised of twelve parents, one from each school. Parents will be considered based upon the enrollment of at least one child in ACSC during the upcoming 2015-16 school year. In addition to parents, teachers and administrators will be asked to serve.
The national PLTW recognition program distinguishes schools for successfully demonstrating a commitment to PLTW’s national standards. Additionally, certification as a PLTW school provides students with the opportunity to apply for college credit or receive college-level recognition at PLTW affiliate universities when they successfully complete select PLTW courses in high school.
AHS Principal Matt Shockley said, “We’ve seen how the PLTW program draws more students into the biomedical sciences and gets them thinking about college and their careers. We are extremely proud to be PLTW certified and ecstatic that our students are eligible for college-level recognition, which may include college credit, scholarships and admissions preference.”
As part of the recognition process, Shockley, and a team composed of teachers, staff, students and members of the community submitted a self-assessment of the school’s implementation of PLTW’s Biomedical Science program. A site visit by a PLTW trained team followed. PLTW’s team met with teachers, school administrators, counselors, students and members of the school’s Partnership Team. A PLTW school’s Partnership Team (sometimes referred to as an Advisory Council) is comprised of teachers, counselors, administrators, post-secondary representatives, business and industry professionals and other community members who actively support the PLTW program within a school.
“Avon High School should be congratulated for demonstrating once again its commitment to PLTW’s quality standards,” said PLTW President and CEO Vince Bertram. “The real winners here, however, are Avon’s students. Students benefit from PLTW’s innovative, project-based curriculum that encourages creativity, problem solving and critical thinking. We look forward to many more years of working together to prepare Avon students for the global economy.”
Avon Marching Black and Gold Win State Championship
The Avon Marching Black and Gold were crowned ISSMA State Champions! They won the Class A competition at the 42nd Annual Indiana State School Music Association's (ISSMA) marching band state finals. This is the 11th title in 14 years for the nationally recognized band. The event was held at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. The state finals competition included the top 10 Indiana high school marching bands in four classes of competition.
The Avon Marching Black and Gold is led by Director Jay Webb. Under his leadership, Avon is recognized as one of the premier band programs in the Midwest.
Avon will next compete at the Music for All's Bands of America Grand National Championships Nov. 12-15 at Lucas Oil Stadium.