AIS West News

  • AIS West School Hours: 7:55 a.m.-2:45 p.m.

    AIS West School Hours are 7:55 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Office Hours are 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 317-544-5900 Phone 317-544-5901 Fax 176 S St Rd 267, Avon, IN 46123

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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 link above.

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  • AIS West Fun Run/Walk

    AIS West will host the annual Fun Run/Walk on October 2. This will be in partnership with Eli Lilly Global Day of Caring and the American Cancer Society. For parent volunteer needs, please contact Ali Dixon at alidixon@sbcglobal.net.

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  • ACSC Fall Break Enrichment Camp

    ACSC will once again offer Academic and Arts Camps over the first week of Fall Break, October 13-17. The camp will operate from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at AIS West. The price per student is $130. There is on-site early drop-off and late pick-up care available at an additional cost through the YMCA. Visit www.avon-schools.org, then click on the Academics tab and then Fall Intersession Camp tab for more information on all the camps offered and to register!

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  • Box Top Collection Information

    Keep collecting those Box Tops! We will begin another Box Top contest starting September 15. The top 2 classrooms that collect the most Box Tops will win an Ice Cream Sundae party! This contest will run from September 15 to October 10. The Ice Cream Sundae Party will be scheduled for October 31. Click on the above link for a collection sheet to get started!

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  • PASS Committee Volunteers

    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 - sbhoke@earthlink.net, Michelle Madding - jmmadding@prodigy.net, Donna Nihiser - nihi5@sbcglobal.net, Kim Smith - basketsusa@hotmail.com

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  • 2014-2015 Textbook Rental Fees

    Textbook Rental Fees for the 2014-2015 School Year are now past due. Mrs. Patterson will continue to take payments at AIS West until September 30. After that date, any outstanding balance will be turned over to a collection agency. If you would like more information, please contact Mrs. Patterson at 544-5900 or tlpatterson@avon-schools.org. 5th Grade fees are $105.40 and 6th Grade fees are $116.24.

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  • 2014-2015 Immunization Requirements

    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.

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  • Power Parent Instructions

    Parents, please click on the link above for directions on how to sign up and use Power Parent. This will give you access to grades, attendance, etc. If you have any additional questions about Power Parent, please call the school office.

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District News

  • 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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  • Fall Camp
     2014 Fall Academic & Arts Camp Registration is Open
     
    Fall break is fast approaching so be sure to register your student for the 2014 Fall Academic & Arts Enrichment Camp. It will be held October 13-17, 2014. Visit here to register and for more details.  
     
     
     

     
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  • Seedlingws Seedlings Program Adds a Class
     
    Avon's Seedlings Program is adding an additional class at the end of September. Limited spots are now available. The program is housed at White Oak Elementary and is open to children or grandchildren of ACSC employees as well as preschool students living in the Avon School district. Contact White Oak Elementary (317-544-6700) for details. 
     

     
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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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  • 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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  • Shepard Christy Shepard Chosen as ACSC Teacher of the Year
     
    Avon Community School Corporation announced that Christy Shepard was named Teacher of the Year! Mrs. Shepard is a 5th grade high ability teacher at Avon Intermediate School West. The ceremony was held during the opening day activities for more than 450 certified staff members.

    "Mrs. Shepard’s passion and capability for teaching students with exceptional needs is evident in her culturally responsive, rigorous and engaging classroom,” said Dr. Margaret (Maggie) Hoernemann, ACSC Superintendent. “She is a master at cooperative learning, project based design, differentiating instruction and behavior management." 
     
     
    Mrs. Shepard was selected as Avon’s Teacher of the Year by a committee comprised of community members. She was presented with a special plaque and award from the Sharon Pinnick Educational Fund, (Hendricks County Community Foundation), a check from the Avon Rotary Club, as well as a gift card from A+ Teaching Supplies and a special bouquet from Flowered Occasions.  
     
    The other candidates (who were previously selected as their buildings’ Teacher of the Year) included: Diane Stafford (formerly at Avon High School); Ashley Koontz (Avon Middle School North); Katie Littig (Avon Middle School South); Troy Warthan (Avon Intermediate School East); Holly Clark (Cedar Elementary); Jennifer Guerrero (Hickory Elementary); Andrea Brown (Maple Elementary); Andrea Rader (Pine Tree Elementary); Sarah O’Brien (River Birch Elementary); Tracy Wheeler (Sycamore Elementary); and Monica Balash (White Oak Elementary).  
     

    Mrs. Shepard received a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University and a master’s degree from Indiana Wesleyan. She has taught in Avon Schools for 14 years. Avon Community School Corporation submitted Mrs. Shepard's impressive portfolio to the Indiana Department of Education for the state's selection process of the Indiana Teacher of the Year award.  

     


     

     

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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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