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.
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!
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 - email@example.com, Michelle Madding - firstname.lastname@example.org, Donna Nihiser - email@example.com, Kim Smith - firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com. 5th Grade fees are $105.40 and 6th Grade fees are $116.24.
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.
Avon High School student Arisa Moreland-Woods has been named as a semifinalists in the 2015 National Achievement Scholarship Program. This scholastically talented student will move forward in the competition for approximately 800 Achievement Scholarship awards worth about $2.5 million that will be offered next spring. There are 1,600 semifinalists.
AHS Principal Matthew Shockley said, “Arisa is only our second student to ever earn this recognition. She has taken numerous Advanced Placement and honors courses across disciplines and performed strongly in those rigorous classes. Arisa is also a role model for all students with strong leadership skills, integrity and work ethic. We wish her well as she hopefully advances to the next stage of the National Achievement Scholarship Competition.”
To be considered for the National Achievement Scholarship, semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the finalist level of the competition. The National Achievement Scholarship Program, conducted by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, is a privately financed academic competition that operated without government assistance. It was initiated in 1964 to recognize academically promising black students throughout the nation.
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.
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.