If you would like to order your child a yearbook you can send in a check for $15 made out to Lifetouch. Put it in a blank envelope and write Yearbook Order as well as your child's name and homeroom teacher or have your child stop by the front office for an order form. You can also go online to ybpay.lifetouch.com and use ID #8889714. The deadline to order is March 17, 2014.
We are once again pairing up with Market Day for their Spring Pie sale! AIS West has raised over $4,000 this year with Market Day and we would like to add to that! Our goal is to use the money earned toward a bullying education program for teachers, students, and parents as well as the 6th grade finale. Order forms are due back by March 21. Orders will need to be picked up on April 10 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the cafe. Click on the link above for an order form. Or for more information visit www.marketday.com. Thank you for your continued support!
AIS West participates in collecting Box Tops! We have submitted 26,128 box tops so far this school year! Click on the above link for a collection sheet to get started! The next contest is from February 24 through March 14. Classrooms will receive points to go toward the West Winter Frenzy activities!
Recently, the Superintendent of Public Instruction has offered Indiana schools some flexibility in how make up days may be handled. After considering the input of parents, staff, students and administators, Avon Community School Corporation will continue with our published, adopted calendar which means school will be in session on Monday and Tuesday, June 2 and 3. We have had five snow days so far: one was waived; one was made up on January 20 and another on February 17. The other two will be made up on June 2, and 3, 2014. Thank you.
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.
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.