Is your student missing a lunchbox, sweatshirt, coat, or gloves? Chances are it is in our Lost and Found cabinet! The cabinet is located right outside the cafe. The students pass this cabinet daily on their way out to recess. Please have them check for any items that they may have lost! Parents can also come in anytime during school hours to check. At Christmas break all the items will be donated. Thank you for your help in getting these items returned to their owners! Also, it would help in the future to label your child's belongings, especially those expensive coats and jackets!
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 link above.
The PASS Committee has been busy recruiting parent volunteers for this school year! If you would like to become involved with the PASS Committee, there are 4 co-chairs this school year. Please feel free to email any of them to find out how you can help! Kelly Hoke - firstname.lastname@example.org, Michelle Madding - email@example.com, Donna Nihiser - firstname.lastname@example.org, Kim Smith - email@example.com
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.
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.”
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.