AIS West participates in collecting Box Tops! We have submitted our first submission this school year and it looks like it is going to be another great year collecting box tops! We have submitted 18,552 box tops so far this school year! Click on the above link for a collection sheet to get started! The next contest will be announced soon!
All students are required to have 2 varicella vaccines. In addition to the 2 varicella all students in 6th grade are required to have Tdap and Meningitis vaccines. If your child is 11 now, you should schedule an appointment to go ahead and get the required shots. Hepatitis A (a 2 shot series) is highly recommended but not required YET. One other note, all religious and medical exemptions must be renewed every year. There is a form your doctor must fill out for a medical exception. If you have any questions, please call Ms. Hurst at 544-5900.
Did you know there's an easy way to help us raise money for our school - for books, reading programs, and student incentives? It's called Take Charge of Education and it's helping our school right now. To find out more about how this works, click on the link above.
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
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Project Angel Food of the Day - PB & J
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM 6th Grade Field Trip to IRT, A Christmas Carol
7:00 AM - 7:45 AM All Pro Dad Breakfast, Cafe
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM 6th Grade Band & Orchestra Concert