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  • Follow us on  on Twitter @AvonMSSouth to see what's happening at our school.
     
     

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  • Avon Community School Corporation Spring Enrichment Camp is now open for registration! Registration window will last from Monday, Feb. 9, 2015 through Friday, March 6, 2015.
     
     
     
     

     
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  • AMS All Region
    The Indiana Bandmasters Association hosted their 2014 All-Region Band festival on November 22-23 at Brownsburg High School. Congratulations to Tyson Harloff, Tamia Fitzgerald, Claire Krober, Faith Williams, Renee Wright, Elizabeth Hicks, Matthew Barton and Cameron Hofbauer on being selected to participate in this event. These students spent all day Saturday in rehearsals for the concert which was held on Sunday afternoon. Great job AMSS band students on a fantastic performance.
     
     

     
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  • Avon Roots logo  Avon Community School Corporation has launched a new volunteer program to serve its 12 schools.  Avon Roots {Volunteers Supporting Schools} seeks community members to became directly involved in the education process.  For the safety of our students and staff it is of paramount importance that  effective for the 2014-15 school year, all volunteers much complete a volunteer application form/background check which must be approved prior to the volunteering.  Click on the information below for the policies and procedures along with necessary application forms.
     
     

     
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  • Box Tops for Education -
    Clip...Save... and Send in Box Tops for Education with your child or drop them off by the office anytime!  Learn more at
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Athletic News

 
 
 

 
 

 

 Sports Results - February 24, 2015
 

 

 

The Avon Middle School South wrestling team defeated Paul Hadley Middle School last night 60 - 46.  The Orioles started off the night with some great wins by the JV.  Winning for Avon South were Alan Shaw, Jalen Love, Antwan Lewis, and Ibpti Butt.  The varsity continued the winning spirit, in some colorful singlets to represent the last home meet of the season.  Winning for the varsity were Cody Gardner, Ray Rioux, Nolan McAffee, Trevor Bowman, Jared Clark, Tre Volpatti, Tyler Miner, Jacob Hendrix, Scott Supra, and Muhammed Alloosh.  The Orioles wrestle on Thursday against Tri West and Monrovia Middle Schools.  Go Avon South!


 

 

 


 


 


 

 

 


 


 

 


 


 

 

 

 
 

 

District News

  • Please Join Us at the Efficiency Task Force 2015 Public Forum

    Monday, March 2, 2015, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

    Avon High School - Hendricks Regional Health Performing Arts Center (Door #33)

    Avon Community Schools 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, the ACSC Efficiency Task Force 2015 was formed in November.

    The Efficiency Task Force (ETF) will present models at a Public Forum on March 2. Participants will be able to share comments and questions in small groups after the presentation. The models can be viewed now on the ETF web page (http://www.avon-schools.org/Page/12062).   

    Live streaming of the forum will be available. Please check the ACSC website (www.avon-schools.org)   for the link at the time of the forum. A link of the taped presentation as well as information presented at the forum will be posted on the ACSC website after the forum is complete. In addition, a survey will be available on the ACSC website following the forum for anyone but especially those who are unable to attend.

    The Efficiency Task Force (ETF) focused on three areas: potential boundary adjustments for K-6, a review of school start and end times for all buildings, and the impact of those decisions on transportation services. The 28-member ETF is comprised of 12 parents (one from each school), teachers and administrators.

     

    Avon High School is located at 7575 East 150 South, Avon, IN 46123.

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    Four ACSC Educators Awarded the 2015 Lilly Teacher Creativity Fellowships

    Four ACSC teachers have been awarded 2015 Lilly Teacher Creativity Fellowships. These $10,000 incredibly competitive fellowships are awarded to educators for personal/professional renewal.

    Jared Emmons (AHS) will be traveling to Spain this summer to complete a project entitled, “No Spain, No Gain: Revitalizing the Phrase “¡Soy yo!

    Chris Hill (AHS) will be traveling by bicycle from Richmond, Virginia to Florence, Oregon—approximately 4,000 miles as part of his One Man, One Machine, Two Oceans project. He will be meeting with 20+ professionals who work in STEM fields, ranging from college deans to technicians at alternate energy sites in order to improve the pre-engineering program and robotics club.

    Lori Taylor (AIS West) will be writing a memoir entitled Dragonfly: A Mother's Memoir about a Challenging Journey with the Emergence of a Daughter.

    Joe Risch (AIS East) was funded for his project entitled “Woodworking in the Old World.”  He will be traveling to Milan, Italy to study in a traditional woodworking shop. In addition to creating a blog/photo journal of his experiences, Joe hopes to implement a Fall and Spring Enrichment Camp teaching woodworking for Avon students. 

    These outstanding educators join other ACSC teachers who have been honored:

    Previous Recipients of the Lilly Endowment

    2005/Mollie Gregory/AHS/Language Arts

    2009/Paul Haiducu (2 times)/AHS/Physics

    2010/Chad Seals/AHS/Spanish

    2010/Michelle Rollings/East/Art

    2011/Gwynn Wills/District/Autism Consultant

    2013/Lisa Guthrie/AMSS/Math

    2014/Lisa Kern/AHS/Science

    Lilly Endowment Inc., is an Indianapolis-based private philanthropic foundation. For 2015 the Endowment offered up to 100 grants of $10,000 each to Indiana's public and private school teachers (including guidance counselors and library/media specialists), principals and assistant principals for projects of the individual's choice.
     

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  • Registration is open for Avon Spring Enrichment Camps! Registration will last from Feb. 9 to March 6, 2015. Click here to access registration information. 
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  • Microsoft Office is Available at No Cost to Avon Students and Staff
     
    Avon Community School Corporation is pleased to offer Microsoft Office 2013 Pro for all staff and students at no cost. Staff and students may install the Microsoft Office Suite on up to five personally owned computers or devices.  Licenses of the installed product remain active as long as the licensee is affiliated with Avon Schools and is eligible to maintain an active Office 365 for schools account. Here is the link with instructions to install the program.
     
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  • Indiana Supt. of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz Announces Pine Tree Teacher Laurie Davies as Milken Educator Award Winner
     
    This morning, Glenda Ritz, Indiana’s Superintendent of Public Instruction announced that Laurie Davies of Pine Tree Elementary School in Avon Community School Corporation has been honored as a recipient of the Milken Educator Award.  The award is given by the Milken Family Foundation and along with national recognition, includes a $25,000 cash prize.  

    “I am incredibly honored to announce that Laurie Davies has earned this incredible award,” said Ritz.  “She is a true example of how one teacher’s dedication can impact her students and her school community.  She works with parents to build personal connections to strengthen her teaching and in her classroom, she focuses on literacy and its importance in all aspects of education.  She is incredibly well-deserving of this recognition.” 

    The Milken Educator Awards, conceived by the Milken Family Foundation to attract, retain and motivate outstanding talent to the teaching profession, is the nation’s preeminent teacher recognition program, dubbed the “Oscars of Teaching” by Teacher magazine. Since 1987, the Milken Family Foundation has devoted more than $137 million in funding to the Milken Educator Awards, including over $65 million in individual Awards to more than 2,600 recipients plus powerful professional development opportunities and networking with leading education stakeholders.

    Davies teaches fourth grade at Pine Tree Elementary School in Avon.  She teaches Language Arts, Math, Science and Social studies and has focused on the use of data to improve student performance.  She also regularly develops creative ways to present curriculum to her students and provides professional development opportunities for her fellow educators.

    To see a video of the announcement, click the following link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdY4OOK9tjo
     
    For more information, please see:  www.MilkenEducatorAwards.org  
     
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  • Four Local Taxing Entities and Chamber of Commerce Urge Legislators to Recalibrate School Funding Formula
     
    All four of Avon’s local taxing entities (Avon-Washington Township Public Library; Washington Township Trustee; Town Council of Avon; Avon Community School Corp;) as well as the Avon Chamber of Commerce have unified to urge the Indiana Legislature to recalibrate the funding formula to bring Avon Schools to average or near the average funding per pupil.

    Each entity signed resolutions stating the following:

    WHEREAS:           Our local public schools are a significant source of quality of life, community spirit, and economic attraction, and

    WHEREAS:           Quality local public schools are of significant importance to business and home values, community safety, college and workforce preparedness, and

    WHEREAS:           Avon Schools’ General Fund is among the lowest funded on a per pupil basis in the entire state, and

    WHEREAS:           Avon Schools are among the highest performing schools yet among the lowest in per student funding, and

    WHEREAS:           The state’s school funding formula has left behind school communities like ours that are the first versions of school choice in Indiana, and

    WHEREAS:           Only legislative change to the funding formula can save our local residents from receiving an outlier-low share of the state funding formula to which they contribute through sales and income taxes, and

    WHEREAS:           Only change of the legislated funding formula can supply local per pupil funding at or near average levels for the state of Indiana without additional taxation foisted upon local business and residential taxpayers, and

    WHEREAS:           Only change to the legislated school funding formula can stem the tide of higher class sizes and loss of programs due to teacher and other layoffs in communities where per pupil funding is inequitably below the state average, and

    THEREFORE:       BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Avon Community Schools Board of Trustees supports a legislated recalibration of the state’s school funding formula to serve our local students on par with other Indiana school children.   

    Copies of the resolution have been shared with local legislative leaders. The school funding formula is a top priority in the current Indiana legislative session.

    “We believe that strong schools are critical to the area’s growth and success,” said John Sparzo who serves as a facilitator for the Oriole Advocates. The newly formed Oriole Advocates added community support in promoting and coordinating the resolutions with the various entities. “The Oriole Advocates desire to produce an aligned vision among the public at-large to promote a stronger community,” Sparzo concluded. Members of the community who are interested in learning more or joining the Advocates can email the group at OrioleAdvocates1@gmail.com.   

     

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  • Weather Delay/Closure Information 

    To ensure  that you are notified when weather delays or closures are announced, parents/guardians of ACSC students may now adjust preferences to receive telephone, email and/or text messages. Cellular, landlines, and email addresses provided by parents/guardians during student enrollment will be contacted automatically unless your preferences have been adjusted.  If you want to change your call preferences or add text messaging, please visit http://mbcurl.me/WH6Z for more information.  

      
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