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WE WILL DEPART THE EVENING OF MARCH 18, 2016 VIA CHARTERED MOTOR COACH. WE WILL SPEND 3 ACTIVE DAYS LEARNING ON LOCATION. WE WILL LEAVE WASHINGTON THE EVENING OF MARCH 21 AND RETURN THE FOLLOWING MORNING.
Avon Education Foundation
Supporting Creativity, Innovation, and Excellence
Boys’ basketball tryouts will begin the MONDAY
after FALL BREAK. October 26th will be the first day of
tryouts for both 7th and 8th grade boys! YOU MUST
HAVE A PHYSICAL TURNED INTO THE OFFICE in order to tryout. IF YOU DO NOT
HAVE A PHYSICAL TURNED into the office you will not be eligible to
tryout. You may turn your physical in early!!! 7th Grade tryouts will begin after school until 5:00 PM and the 8th Grade tryouts will begin at 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM
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.)
Special Announcement from the Avon School Board of Trustees
The Avon School Board of Trustees is excited and proud to announce that the Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents has named Dr. Margaret (Maggie) Hoernemann as the Indiana Superintendent of the Year!
“As John C. Maxwell said, ‘a leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.’ Dr. Hoernemann is truly an impactful school leader who is centered on this path,” stated Board President Anne Engelhardt. “We are pleased that she is being honored by her peers.”
Dr. Hoernemann has a great administrative team, dedicated staff and strong community supporting her efforts to help our students stay excited and excel in education.
Please join us in congratulating Dr. Hoernemann!
Six AHS Students Named as Semifinalists in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program
Officials of National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 61st annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,400 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million that will be offered next spring. The AHS students are: Samantha Branham, Michael Campbell, Alyssa Corpus, Alyssa Fales, Angelina Shi and Brady Zeller.
To be considered for a Merit Scholarship® award, Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition. About 90 percent of the Semifinalists are expected to attain Finalist standing, and about half of the Finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar® title.
NMSC, a not-for-profit organization that operates without government assistance, was established in 1955 specifically to conduct the annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Scholarships are underwritten by NMSC with its own funds and by approximately 440 business organizations and higher education institutions that share NMSC’s goals of honoring the nation’s scholastic champions and encouraging the pursuit of academic excellence.
National Merit Scholarship winners of 2016 will be announced in four nationwide news releases beginning in April and concluding in July. These scholarship recipients will join more than 315,000 other distinguished young people who have earned the Merit Scholar title.
(**Students pictured left to right: Brady Zeller; Michael Campbell; Angelina Shi; Alyssa Fales; Alyssa Corpus and Samantha Branham)
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: $75 for a whole day and $40 for a half day.