Maple Educator Receives Award from Hendricks County Solid Waste
Janet Craig, Kindergarten teacher at Maple Elementary was named "Environmental Educator of the Year" by the Hendricks County Solid Waste Management District. Amy Sieferman, Outreach Coordinator, said that Mrs. Craig received the award for her environmental excellence in Hendricks County.
"We are super lucky to have an environmental school leader like Mrs. Craig," said Ms. Sieferman. "She teaches her students that they can do hard things like taking care of the earth."
AHS Students Recognized as "Rising Stars in Indiana"
Four Avon High School students are being honored as part of the first Rising Stars of Indiana recognition program. Patryk Baranski, Drew Langford, Christine Rodriguez and Carson Zeller are among 971 high school Juniors from 256 schools being honored.
The Indiana Association of School Principals (IASP) created the 2017 Rising Stars of Indiana. Each Indiana high school was invited to recognize up to four students currently in the 11th grade, based on their academic achievement. According to IASP, the Class of 2018 is surely promised success with the list of scholars that are being recognized.
The students will receive a Certificate of Achievement and be recognized at a luncheon in March.
(Photographed L-R: Drew Langford, Carson Zeller, Christine Rodriguez and Patryk Baranski)
Virtual Option Learning Day
Avon teachers and students have been preparing to use the Virtual Option learning days which gives schools the flexibility to schedule these days to meet the requirements of traditional make-up days. This school year, the Virtual Option may be used to make up a snow-day which may occur after January 16th. Please visit our Virtual Option Information page to learn more.
Keith Ziolkowski Named Middle School Orchestra Teacher of the Year
The Indiana American String Teachers Association has named Keith Ziolkowski as Middle School Orchestra Teacher of the Year. Mr. Ziolkowski is the Orchestra Director at Avon Middle Schools North and South. He will be recognized at an upcoming awards ceremony.
Mr. Ziolkowski directed the Avon Middle Schools Chamber Orchestra last year at the Annual Midwest Clinic. The Orchestra Program at Avon Schools is in its 10th year serving more than 700 students in grades 6 through 12.
Bridges in Mathematics: Reporting Update
Changes are coming to how families will receive progress updates for math with our new math program, Bridges in Mathematics. In follow-up to the letter from the school’s principal in early November, you may visit http://avon-schools.org/Page/13315 to watch a short video that explains the changes and to view sample reports. Please contact your school’s principal with questions. Support for families with Bridges in Mathematics can also be found on the following website: http://www.mathlearningcenter.org/support/bridges
Here Comes the Bus is FREE to Avon Families
Winter weather is right around the corner! This can make for slower than normal traffic and occasionally cause buses to run a little behind schedule. Be sure to download the free Here Comes the Bus app from the App Store or Google Play. Just sign up and you will know exactly where your child's bus can be found. You can even receive alerts when it is near your home.
Here Comes the Bus is offered as a FREE service to ACSC families. 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://avon-schools.org/Page/157.
Highly motivated individuals are encouraged to apply via the Applitrack application system located on the Avon Community School Corporation Human Resources home page: http://avon-schools.org/Page/9708. Salary Benefits: $80 for a whole day and $40 for a half day.
Virtual Learning Day
Snow Days?? So far the weather has cooperated enough this school year and we are thrilled that we have not had to use a Snow Day. But we are planning for this. If inclement weather hits and our schools have to be closed, a Virtual Learning Day will be in place for our students. Avon Schools has submitted its application for Indiana’s Inclement Weather Virtual Option.
What is the Virtual Learning Option?
The Virtual Learning Option allows districts to make up days lost to weather with an online learning option. It gives schools the flexibility to schedule these days to meet the requirements of traditional make-up days. ACSC will now use this option. Don’t worry. Since September Avon teachers and students have been preparing to use the Virtual Learning Option so that if the time comes, they will be ready.
What can I expect on a Virtual Learning Day?
You will know when ACSC uses the Virtual Option because it will be announced with the weather closure notifications and on our website. We have created a webpage especially for our families to learn all about the Virtual Learning Option so that you may make yourself more prepared and familiar with our procedures if bad weather strikes and the Virtual Option is used. Be sure to visit the Virtual Option Information site today.
Many have expressed strong opinions of our efforts. We believe part of being progressive is leveraging technology. Nonetheless, we know it will be a significant change and not without challenges. We invite you to be part of the solution by helping us implement this effectively. Our students and staff have embraced this option which is an excellent indicator of the potential for success.
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