School News

  •                            School Information
    Avon Intermediate School East
    174 S. St. Rd. 267  
    Avon, IN  46123 
    Phone:  317-544-5800
    Fax:       317-544-5801 
     
       School Hours: 9:00am - 3:50pm  
       Delay Day Hours: 10:00am - 3:50pm
       Office Hours:  8:00am - 4:15pm
     

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  • Project Angel
    AIS East Project Angel Food Drive Starts Monday, December 1st.

    AIS East will be participating in Project Angel!  Avon High School students are organizing the event and will be over daily to collect all the items and calculate classroom totals.  A Tally Board will be up in the cafeteria posting all of the classrooms' progress.  The daily items are as follows:
     
    December 1 - Canned Fruit                             December 8 - Pasta Sauce
    December 2 - Boxed Meal/Mac & Cheese     December 9 - P Butter & J
    December 3 - Cereal                                       December 10 - Boxed Meal/Mac & Cheese
    December 4 - Soup                                         December 11 - Canned Vegetables
    December 5 - Canned Meat                            December 12 - Condiments
     
    THE CLASS THAT BRINGS IN THE MOST FOOD WILL WIN A PIZZA PARTY!!!

     
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  • ACSC Efficiency Task Force Seeking Parent Volunteers

    Avon Community School Corporation (ACSC) 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, we are seeking parents to serve on the ACSC Efficiency Task Force 2015. The work may include: potential boundary adjustments, a review of school start and end times, and the impact of those decisions on transportation services.

     

    Parents who are interested in serving should review the scope of the work prior to notifying their principal of their interest by Monday, November 24, 2014. Click here to read the scope of the work and additional details. An interest form may be obtained at your student’s main office or clicking the  EFT Form.  The task force will be comprised of twelve parents, one from each school. Parents will be considered based upon the enrollment of at least one child in ACSC during the upcoming 2015-16 school year. In addition to parents, teachers and administrators will be asked to serve.  

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  • Volunteer Background Checks
    ACSC has recently adopted a revised Volunteer Background Check policy which requires a background history review and search of the sex offender registry for ALL volunteers in our buildings. For detailed information regarding this enhanced safety practice, please click on the links below:
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  • supplies      Click here for the Supply List for

         5th and 6th grade for 2014-2015.

      
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  • 2014-2015 School Calendar2013-2014

     
    Click here for 2014-2015 Parent Volunteer Opportunities, located under the Announcements section.

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    Textbook Rental fees for the 2014-15 School Year are due Wednesday, July 30.  5th Grade fees are $105.40 and 6th Grade fees are $116.24.  For a detailed list of fees, please click on the link above.

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    Bus stop locations and times will be available online beginning July 21.  Please click on the link above for complete directions.

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  • Immunization Requirements

    Avon Community School Corporation has added the 2014-15 Immunization Requirements quick reference guide to the District Health Services webpage Immunization Requirements for 2014-2015 School Year. Students must show the school proof of the required immunizations by the first day of school.  The  students with delinquent records will be excluded if their immunization records do not comply with the state required immunizations.  Parents may contact the building nurse with any questions.


     

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    The Avon Education Foundation recently provided more than $11,000 to fund various reading, literacy and remediation programs in Avon schools, thanks to the community’s generous donations to AEF.  This school year, AEF allocated $500 per elementary and $1,000 per intermediate school for the "Sustaining, Differentiating, and Improving Literacy Instruction" program that enables principals andteachers to meet the unique literacy needs of each school's students.  Atthe middle school level, AEF has provided funding for the After School Assistance Program (ASAP) where teachers focus on improving students’ studyskills.
    Find out how AEF is supporting reading programs at your school by visiting our website www.avoneducationfoundation.org.

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District News

  • PLTW
     AHS Receives Project Lead The  Way Certification
     
    Avon High School has received national certification for its Project Lead The Way (PLTW) program. PLTW, a nonprofit organization and the nation’s leading provider of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education programs, offers a rigorous world-class curriculum that allows students to apply what they are learning in math and science class to real-life biomedical science activities, projects and problems.

    The national PLTW recognition program distinguishes schools for successfully demonstrating a commitment to PLTW’s national standards. Additionally, certification as a PLTW school provides students with the opportunity to apply for college credit or receive college-level recognition at PLTW affiliate universities when they successfully complete select PLTW courses in high school.

    AHS Principal Matt Shockley said, “We’ve seen how the PLTW program draws more students into the biomedical sciences and gets them thinking about college and their careers. We are extremely proud to be PLTW certified and ecstatic that our students are eligible for college-level recognition, which may include college credit, scholarships and admissions preference.”

    As part of the recognition process, Shockley, and a team composed of teachers, staff, students and members of the community submitted a self-assessment of the school’s implementation of PLTW’s Biomedical Science program. A site visit by a PLTW trained team followed. PLTW’s team met with teachers, school administrators, counselors, students and members of the school’s Partnership Team. A PLTW school’s Partnership Team (sometimes referred to as an Advisory Council) is comprised of teachers, counselors, administrators, post-secondary representatives, business and industry professionals and other community members who actively support the PLTW program within a school.

    “Avon High School should be congratulated for demonstrating once again its commitment to PLTW’s quality standards,” said PLTW President and CEO Vince Bertram. “The real winners here, however, are Avon’s students. Students benefit from PLTW’s innovative, project-based curriculum that encourages creativity, problem solving and critical thinking. We look forward to many more years of working together to prepare Avon students for the global economy.”


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  • Avon Marching Black and Gold Win State Championship

    The Avon Marching Black and Gold were crowned ISSMA State Champions! They won the Class A competition at the 42nd Annual Indiana State School Music Association's (ISSMA) marching band state finals. This is the 11th title in 14 years for the nationally recognized band. The event was held at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. The state finals competition included the top 10 Indiana high school marching bands in four classes of competition.

    The Avon Marching Black and Gold is led by Director Jay Webb. Under his leadership, Avon is recognized as one of the premier band programs in the Midwest. 

    Avon will next compete at the Music for All's Bands of America Grand National Championships Nov. 12-15 at Lucas Oil Stadium.Band


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  • Nikki Harrison Maple Principal Named Outstanding Administrator

    The Indiana School Counselor Association (ISCA) announced Nikki Harrison, Principal at Maple Elementary School, as Outstanding Administrator during its Fall Conference. The ISCA’s announcement said the following:

    “Nikki is always seeking new and innovative ways to help each of her students reach his or her maximum potential. In her time as principal, Nikki has provided her staff with many professional development experiences. She approaches these opportunities with a spirit of curiosity, and invites her staff to learn alongside her. When Nikki is addressing students, faculty, and families, she is always respectful and patient. However, she does not shy away from difficult conversations. She is ready and willing to have meaningful conversations to advocate for every student’s best interest. She carries this spirit of willingness to do what is best for her students in all that she does. Mrs. Harrison also serves as a support to her staff, always encouraging and challenging them to do their absolute best.”

    Mrs. Harrison has served as principal of Maple Elementary School since January 2007. According to ISCA this award honors professionals who devote their career to serving as advocates – and often lifesavers – for Indiana’s students.

     

     
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  • Avon Roots Logo Avon Roots Volunteer Program Launched
     
    Avon Community School Corporation has launched a new volunteer program to serve its 12 schools. Avon Roots {Volunteers Supporting Avon Schools} seeks community members to become directly involved in the educational process. 
     
    A spectrum of opportunities are available such as clerical assistance, school-wide assistance, in-classroom assistance or even at-home assistance. For example, volunteers can help with school newsletters, answer office phones, provide tutoring, chaperone field trips, assist with school websites or even work with the Outdoor Learning Center or Avon Education Foundation.
     
    “If you live or work in Avon, you have a vested interest in Avon Schools,” stated Venetia Faulkenberg who coordinates Avon Roots. “No matter your skill level, every community member has something to offer, and the students benefit greatly from these positive social interactions.
    All volunteers must complete the application process which includes a background check. Detailed information about Avon Roots as well as the required forms can be found at http://www.avon-schools.org/volunteer.
     

     

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  • National Achievement  
    National Achievement Program Names AHS Student as Semifinalist
     

    Avon High School student Arisa Moreland-Woods has been named as a semifinalists in the 2015 National Achievement Scholarship Program. This scholastically talented student will move forward in the competition for approximately 800 Achievement Scholarship awards worth about $2.5 million that will be offered next spring. There are 1,600 semifinalists.  

    AHS Principal Matthew Shockley said, “Arisa is only our second student to ever earn this recognition. She has taken numerous Advanced Placement and honors courses across disciplines and performed strongly in those rigorous classes. Arisa is also a role model for all students with strong leadership skills, integrity and work ethic. We wish her well as she hopefully advances to the next stage of the National Achievement Scholarship Competition.”

    To be considered for the National Achievement Scholarship, semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the finalist level of the competition. The National Achievement Scholarship Program, conducted by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, is a privately financed academic competition that operated without government assistance. It was initiated in 1964 to recognize academically promising black students throughout the nation. 

     

     
     
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  • National Merit2015  
     
    Four AHS Students Named National Merit Semifinalists
     
    Four Avon High School students have been named as Semifinalists in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program. They are: Alexis Britt, Matthew Stall, Avleen Badwal and Suzanne Gatons.

    These studious seniors now have the opportunity to advance to the finalist level of this competition. There will be 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth approximately $33 million to be offered next spring. Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the finalist level for the Merit Scholarship.

    “Avon High School is proud to have four of our students named as Semifinalists,” said AHS Principal Matthew Shockley. “They have distinguished themselves as outstanding academic students. Their families deserve credit for their commitment to education. Having these students honored also speaks to the quality teachers and education received throughout their school careers. All ACSC staff should celebrate this success!”

    About 15,000 of the 16,000 semifinalists should advance to the finalist level and will be notified in February. The National Merit Scholarship winners will be selected from this group. Learn more about the National Merit Program at www.nationalmerit.org. 

    Photo: (L-R) AHS Principal Matt Shockley; Alexis Britt, Matthew Stall, Avleen Badwal and Suzanne Gatons
     

     
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  • Hiring Temporary Contract Teachers 

    Avon Community School Corporation is seeking highly motivated and qualified certified teachers to fill short term teaching assignments in a variety of grades and subject areas. Please apply on-line through the application process found under the Human Resources-Employment link. Some of these positions have the potential to earn benefits.  Please consider joining Avon schools.  We are a great place to learn and lead.

     

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  • Condensed Version of the State of ACSC
     
    A condensed version of “State of Avon Community School Corporation” is now available. ACSC administrators presented important information at the beginning of the year covering topics such as finance, technology, transportation and academic/student life. This is part of the District’s Strategic Plan to increase communication among all stakeholders. Take a moment to view the document here.

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