White Oak Elementary
"All Missions Are Possible at White Oak"
Mrs. Nikki Harrison, Principal
Mr. Jarrod Gatlin, Assistant Principal
8:25 a.m-3:15 p.m
Dev. PS (AM 8:45-11:15 PM 12:45-3:15)
11:30-12:00 (K & 1st)
12:10-12:40 (3rd & 4th)
AHS Named to 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.
The complete 6th Annual AP District Honor Roll can be found here: http://bit.ly/1TaRCI9
The Oriole Advocates will host Sarah O’Brien, a six-year veteran of the Indiana State Board of Education (ISBOE), for a public session on Thursday, December 3, 2015. As a fourth grade teacher at River Birch Elementary and a resident of Avon, Mrs. O’Brien will help attendees understand how events at the state level impact our schools locally. The Oriole Advocates meeting will be held at the ACSC Administration Center and will begin at 6:30 p.m. You can also view the meeting via live stream:
Avon Middle School North and South Students Chosen for Indiana All-Region Junior Band
Seven students from Avon Middle School North and eight students from Avon Middle School South were nominated to be a part of the 35th Annual Indiana All-Region Junior High Band. This special band consists of students from 22 schools around Metro-Indianapolis. These students were selected from among 250 students nominated by their band directors.
Following several rehearsals, the students performed in a special concert in November at Brownsburg High School. The performers were led by guest conductor Mr. Daniel Pritchett, the long-time band director of Valparaiso High School Bands. Students played approximately six tunes in varying styles and genres ranging from concert marches to Broadway musical selections.
AMS-North student Lexi Narvell was also selected to participate last year. Congratulations to all of our students for being nominated to be a part of this prestigious group.
AMS-North Students (left to right): Noah Schenk: Baritone; Lexi Narvell: Clarinet; Jui Desai: Flute; Grace Crosier: Oboe; Amber Hatfield: Clarinet; Samantha Heitert: French Horn; Olivia Purcell: Tuba
AMS-South Students (left to right): Evan Grothen: Alto Sax; Cameron Hofbauer: Clarinet; Matthew Barton: Clarinet; Ashlyn Mirise: Flute; Breanna Fenrick: Trombone; Emily Sanders: Bass Clarinet; Sophia Trinkle: Percussion; Lyndsi Fenrick: Percussion
Join the conversation about the use of technology for learning through Speak Up, a National Research Project. Since 2003, nearly 4 million K-12 education stakeholders have participated in the annual online surveys. As a key stakeholder, Speak Up provides parents, students and teachers with a mechanism for expressing their views to the administrators at their child(ren)’s school and district about key issues impacting their child(ren)'s education. Click here for more information or To “Speak Up,” simply visit speakup2015 to take the survey. Students will be required to enter in the secret word: orioles to access the survey.
Avon Schools to Receive a Grant for Propane School Buses
ACSC is pleased to receive a grant from the IN Office of Energy Development (OED)! We will receive $33,414 and plan to purchase eight school buses that will go into service next year. Please see the OED news release below for additional information.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 5, 2015
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Indiana schools receive state grant for propane school buses
Seven public school corporations to add 49 propane-fueled school buses
INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Office of Energy Development (OED) today announced that seven Indiana public school corporations will receive $275,430 from the OED’s 2015 Indiana Propane School Bus (PSB) grant program.
This is OED’s first grant specifically dedicated to propane school buses. The participating schools will benefit from propane school buses in a variety of ways, including decreasing schoolchildren’s exposure to harmful particulate matter, lowering maintenance costs through the use of a cleaner burning fuel and increasing fuel diversity.
The winning school corporations include:
• Avon Community School Corporation
• DeKalb County Central United School District
• Metropolitan School District of Warren Township
• Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township
• North Spencer County School Corporation
• Tippecanoe School Corporation
• Warrick County School Corporation
“Improved engine technologies have made propane a low-cost option for Indiana’s school bus fleet,” said OED Director Tristan Vance. “At OED, we believe that propane is a promising alternative fuel for school buses because it is widely available, even in rural areas, and traditionally costs less than diesel or gasoline.”
OED intends for recipients to track their miles driven, fuel usage and cost savings for one year after the buses are first put in use. This data can help the recipients and their communities and peers to better understand their fueling options.
PSB projects must involve the purchase of a minimum of two new propane school buses. The winning schools must have access to propane fueling infrastructure or show that they will have access if they are awarded a grant. OED expects participants to demonstrate their need for this project and how this project will benefit the applicant’s school corporation.
Quarterly reports, including expenditures and fuel savings, will be due to OED starting January 2016 and occur for one year.
For more information about OED visit: http://www.in.gov/oed/
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:
The app can be downloaded via Google Play or at the App Store.
Seven AHS Students Commended in the 2016 National Merit® Scholarship Program
Avon High School Principal Matt Shockley announced that Andrew Brown, Zachary Butler, Paige Hankins, Samuel Heath, Caroline Nickolaus, Liza Russell and Alexandra Short have been named as Commended Students in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program. This ties for the most (seven) students at this level in school history! A Letter of Commendation from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, was presented to these scholastically talented seniors.
About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2016 competition for the National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2016 competition by taking the 2014 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®).
*(Photographed left to right: Liza Russell, Caroline Nickolaus, Paige Hankins, Andrew Brown, Samuel Heath, Alexandra Short, and Zachary Butler.)
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: $75 for a whole day and $40 for a half day.
7:00 PM School Board Meeting
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM Winter Program
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Winter Program
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Last Day for Second Grading Period