Project Angel Food Drive
December 2………Mac and Cheese
December 6……………PeanutButter and Jelly
December 9……………Canned Vegetables
December 10…………………Canned Fruit
December 11…………Pastaand Pasta Sauce
December 13…………..Peanut Butter and Jelly
The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians andWestern Art held a contest for students this October called, “You Make It Happen.” Students were to create works of art that reflected something that they learned about the American Southwest from social studies or history. They had to interpret this information in the form of a unique or original piece of art. Two of our students from Intermediate East won 2nd and 3rd place in the contest for their ceramic tile paintings of Native Americans. They worked after school for several weeks to complete this assignment. Congratulations to these two talented young men:
2nd Place: Kevin Rostam, 5thGrade, Avon Intermediate School East
3rd Place: Darin Rostam, 5th Grade, Avon Intermediate School East
Mr. Dennis LeLoup’s class at Avon Intermediate School East’s Media Center (pictured) received a special delivery of books from Avon Rotary. Each week the Rotary enjoys a guest speaker and a book is donated in the speaker's name to AIS-East, AIS-West, Our Shepherd or Kingsway schools. The three bags of books delivered this time represented half a year and will be shared between AIS-East and AIS-West. The students were thrilled about the new books!
AvonEducation Foundation awards $1265.98 to Avon teachers.
Congratulationsto all six AEF " Fast Track" grant recipients. FastTrack grants are for classroom supplies or educational program support ofless than $250 and constitute the first round of grants approved by the Avon Education Foundation (AEF) during each semester. Second round "traditional" grants may be for as much as $3000 per applicant and are currently under review by the AEF grants committee. Certified staff in all 12 schools may apply. In some cases, one award winner is reported but multiple buildings benefit. For example, Maple Elementary's Ms. Samide is listed, but books purchased for the new Parent Book Club may benefit all elementary schools and parents who join the book club. Pictured here is Mr. Leake (Maple Elementary) with his students, just after telling them about the great books that would be purchased for them using AEF grant money. They were so excited they stood up and clapped! Other grant winners include Avon High School's Mr. Osterman, Ms. Garland and Mrs. Rohrbach and AIS East's Ms. Fluharty.
AEF connects private support to public education needs in the Avon community and is uniqueas the only non-profit (501c3) organization supporting academic needs in all 12 of Avon's public schools. This is only possible throughtax-deductible donations to AEF. Last year the Avon Education Foundation provided $66,257 in grant and educational support to Avon schools. However, due to budget cuts, requests for assistance are already up this year which means meeting those needs, requests, and goals will only be possible with the help of others. Tax-deductible donations to AEF are always welcome at 7203 E. US Hwy 36, Avon IN, 46123, are much appreciated, and will benefit literally thousands of Avon's public school children. Thank you!
Avon Community School Corporation has added the 2013-14 Immunization Requirements quick reference guide to the District Health Services webpage Immunization Requirements for 2013-2014 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.
· New 5th grade requirements
o Students must have 2 varicella (chicken pox) vaccines
· New 6th grade requirements
o 2 varicella (chicken pox) vaccines
o 1 Tdap (Tetanus. Diphtheria & pertussis)
o 1 MCV (Meningococcal)
The grant program offered by the Hendricks County Solid Waste Management District allows local, non-profit and tax exempt organizations to apply for funds to undertake waste reduction, recycling and environmental education projects. Lenn Detwiler, Executive Director for the Solid Waste Management District said, “This ‘Save the Silverware!’ program is a great example of waste reduction and we are excited to be able to support the Avon schools in their effort. I believe this project will ultimately benefit the environment and save the schools money in the long-run. One of the most thrilling aspects of this program is that it was initiated by the Food Service Department—they were the ones that saw the opportunity and took advantage of it.”
Emily Cates, Food Service Administrator for the Avon Community School Corporation, submitted the grant application. She explained, “We believe this grant will help our students become better environmental stewards. We plan to use signage in the lunch rooms showing them that not everything has to be discarded – in this case, reuse is a good use.”
Ms. Cates said that by replacing disposable silverware with real silverware, Avon Schools will see an annual cost savings of $5,000.
AIS East Students Recognized in Art Contest
Two fifth-grade students from Avon Intermediate School East received accolades in the Eiteljorg Museum’s “YOU Make It Possible” Art Contest. Kevin Rostam and his brother, Darin Rostam won 2nd and 3rd place (respectively) for their ceramic tile paintings of Native Americans. Audrey Sass from Mary Castle School won 1st place. Students were asked to create original works of art reflective of what they learned about the American Southwest from Social Studies or History class.
9:15 AM School Board Regular Session
6:15 PM - 8:00 PM Winter Concerts