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  • AMS Logo On Thursday, May 28th Avon Middle School held a parent meeting for incoming 7th graders for the 15-16 school year.  Please click on the link below for a copy of the presentation.
     
     
     

     
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  • On Tuesday, July 21, 2015 Avon Middle School South will have Oriole Preview Day.  On this day from 11:00 AM - 6:30 PM you can pay book rental, get your child's schedule, have his/her student picture taken, and tour the building.  Please park in the back and enter through door #14.  If you are already enrolled in AMS, please watch your mail for the reminder postcard.
     
     

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  • If you are new to Avon Community Schools and you need to enroll your student, during the summer you can go to the administration office at 7203 East US Highway 36 to pick up your enrollment packet.  Remember, that enrollment is not complete until Avon Middle School Guidance Department has completed the enrollment upon their return on July 14th.  Please click on the link below for enrollment information.
     

     
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  • powerparent   Please click on the link below for instructions for parents to use PowerParent.
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  • Click on the link below for student instruction on how to login to have Student PowerSchool Access
     
     

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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
    www.boxtops4education.com
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Do you enjoy running, competing, and being part of a team?  Then become part of the girls and boys cross country teams at Avon Middle School South.  Click on the link below for information. 

 
 

 

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  • ACSC Virtual Summer School
     
    Avon Community School Corporation is pleased to provide your student with the opportunity to access on-line resources for maintaining mastery gained throughout the school year via the 2015 Virtual Summer School.  These resources can be found at our 2015 Virtual Summer School menu located on our district page and at the top of your school’s web page side menu. 

     

    • Destination Success Link: includes a summer assignment and exploration mode to review or preview math and reading content. Students can login with their Destination Success Username (vsstudentid) and password (avon2014).
    • NEW Keyboarding Page: this page is full of keyboarding tutorials, practice, and quizzes to gear up for third and fourth keyboarding expectations for publishing work and responding to online tests.
    • Pearson Successnet Math Link: contains core math materials and online exploration mode to review math content or play content related games.  All K-4 students still have online access to this year's student edition and activities using their pearsonsuccessnet.com user id (acscstudentid) and password (avon2014).  Access until July 4. 
    • Parent Resources and Educational Online Games:  includes a variety of online games and reading club opportunities.

     

    For your Student’s Online Summer Assignment in Destination Success and access to Pearson Successnet, please visit http://www.avon-schools.org/Page/7693
     

     
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  • ACSC Rolls Out New Technology Initiative!
     
    Avon Community School Corporation (ACSC) is implementing a new program for students in 5th through 12th grades. The Strategic Technology Expansion Plan and Upgrades Program (STEP-UP) will prepare Avon students for a technology-rich future while expanding learning outside the traditional classroom.

    When the school year begins in 2015, students in 6th, 8th and 9th grades will receive a laptop computer for classroom instruction. In the 2016-17 school year, STEP-UP will expand to include all students in 5th through 12th grades.

    “We are excited to bring the STEP-UP Program to our schools,” said ACSC Technology Director Jason Brames. “Technology based tools offer greater opportunities for collaborative learning and will enhance teaching and learning in our schools.”

    ACSC teachers are receiving specialized professional development and will use up-to-date technology curriculum in the classroom. When students receive their computers, they will receive age-appropriate instruction regarding digital citizenship. Parent education sessions will be held at the schools for Avon families to ensure a smooth transition to STEP-UP. 

    To learn more about the STEP-UP Program, please visit www.avon-schools.org/stepup. There is a video, FAQ and other details to assist Avon families. 

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  • School Bus ACSC Transportation Department--Letter to Families
     
    The ACSC Transportation Department has sent a letter to families regarding updates for the 2015-16 school year. Please click this link to view the letter: Transportation Letter
     
    The Transportation web page can be found at: http://www.avon-schools.org/Page/157
     
     

     
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  • Avon Schools' Music Education Program Receives National Recognition 

    The NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) Foundation has recognized Avon Community School Corporation (ACSC) for its outstanding commitment to music education with a Best Communities for Music Education (BCME) designation. ACSC joins 388 districts across the country (and one of only eight in the state of Indiana) in receiving the prestigious distinction in 2015. There are currently 13,588 school districts with music programs.

    Now in its 16th year, Best Communities for Music Education affirms school districts that have demonstrated exceptional efforts toward maintaining music education as part of the schools’ core curriculum.

    Avon Community School Corporation’s performing arts program serves students in grades K-12 in 12 buildings. With a staff of 18 music educators, ACSC serves almost 7,500 students daily in a performing arts course. Curricular courses include general music, band, choir, orchestra, music theory and composition, keyboarding and percussion ensemble. Extra-curricular programs include Marching Band, Jazz Band, Show Choir, Honor Ensembles (6th, 7th and 8th grade levels), along with specialty ensembles for all instruments.

    The BCME survey requires districts to answer detailed questions about funding, graduation requirements, music class participation, instruction time, facilities, support for the music program and community music-making programs. Responses were verified with school officials and reviewed by The Center for Public Partnerships and Research, an affiliate of the University of Kansas.

    The announcement of this year’s Best Communities for Music Education designation brings attention to the importance of keeping music education as part of schools’ core education and music’s vital role in student success in school.

    ACSC students are excelling in Music Education. Three ensembles of the Avon Performing Arts Program have been invited to the prestigious Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic later this year. This will include the Avon Middle School Chamber Orchestra (Grades 7 and 8), the Avon Saxophone Orchestra (Grade 9-12) and the Avon Brass Choir (Grade 9-12).  The Avon Performing Arts program continues to grow by providing collaboration between art and music, music and dance, and several other venues. The high school Performing Arts Department will travel to New York City in May for a performance.

    Community music programs have been drawing increased attention this school year because of a landmark study by Northwestern University brain scientists. These researchers found new links between students in community music programs and academic success in subjects such as reading. Beyond the Northwestern study, other reports indicate that learning to play music can boost academic and social skills, such as processing math and learning to cooperate in group settings. For more information about the NAMM Foundation, please visit www.nammfoundation.orgNAMM Logo

     


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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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