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The Avon Middle School South wrestling team visited Zionsville West Middle School last night, defeating the Eagles 74 - 36. Starting off the night with a win for the junior varsity was Eli Tallent. The dominant action continued on the varsity mat. Winning by fall, were Ray Rioux, Nolan McAffee, and Trevor Bowman. Also winning for the Orioles were Samuel Alvarez, Nathan Cundiff, Zach Vendl, Jared Clark, Eli Alvarez, Tyler Miner, Cooper Zuranski, Jacob Hendricks, Anthony Minudo, Jacob Hayden, Scott Supra, and Muhammud Alloosh. The Avon South Wrestlers resume action next Thursday against Brownsburg East and Zionsville Middle School. Go Orioles!
ACSC’s Broad Based Planning Team hosted a High Ability information session. More than 400 parents, students, and staff attended to learn more about the High Ability programming that is implemented in Avon schools. They learned about programs, strategies of support and what can be done at home to enhance learning for the high ability child. There was a keynote speaker and breakout sessions to help further inform and guide parents through the high ability learning continuum within Avon schools.
Mr. Shockley, AHS principal, gave the keynote presentation. He guided parents and students through the programming at the high school helping to prepare them for the expectations at the post-secondary level. Breakout sessions included:
Parents were very pleased with the information night. Here’s one note:
“I am the parent of an 8th grader at AMSN and wanted to express my appreciation for the effort you and the whole crew made to give us valuable information this evening. I especially want to thank you and the committee for having the breakout with the high school students. They not only represented the school well, but provided valuable insight for me and my daughter as she considers her plans at AHS starting next year. It was a job well done.”
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.
Weather Delay/Closure Information
5:30 PM School Board Working Session
5:00 PM Wrestling Team host Plainfield