February 28th 7-9pm, student council representatives are hosting a movie night for students and their family members at AIS East! We will be watching Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. We need your help selling tickets at lunch. Come in and help sell tickets to students at AIS East. Tickets will cost $5.00. The tickets will include admission, a snack, and a drink. This will help raise money for East. Before movie night, please come and enjoy the AIS East Reading Fair displays. You may come an hour before the movie to see them (6-7pm).
If you are interested in selling tickets click the link below this announcement. You can sign up for a time slot that works best for you. You will be able to work between 11:15 to 1:45. If you want to see your child, come at his/her lunchtime. We will begin selling tickets February 24ththrough February 27th. We hope you find time to help sell tickets!
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)
To help meet student needs, the Avon Education Foundation recently provided more than $11,300 to fund various reading, literacy and remediation programs in Avon schools thanks to the community’s generous donations to the 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 and teachers to purchase materials and provide instruction based on the unique literacy needs of each school's students. At AIS-East, funding will be used to add more resources to the science and social studies curriculum. At AIS-West, an educational software program was purchased.
In addition, the AEF funded various remediation programs. For example, computer tablets were purchased to enable teachers to better customize instruction for individual students; timers were also purchased to help students improve time management skills.
The AEF is a 501(c)3 charity. Donations to AEF are tax-deductible and positively impact Avon schools and students. Please visit their website at www.avoneducationfoundation.org for more information.
Indiana Department of Education Releases Accountability Grades
The Indiana Department of Education has announced that Avon Community School Corporation has achieved an "A" status as a corporation on the A through F Accountability system. We are pleased that 11 of our 12 schools achieved an "A" status, an improvement from last year when nine of the corporation's 12 schools received an A. You can view the A through F accountability report card for your child's school at IDOE's website at http://www.doe.in.gov/accountability/f-accountability. Avon Schools are committed to offering high quality educational instruction to more than 8,900 students in grades K-12.