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  • AIS West April Newsletter

    The April Newsletter is now available and was sent home via email on Monday, April 7. The newsletter contains a variety of information as we head into the end of the school year. Be sure to click on the link above for a copy.

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  • It's not too late to get your 2013-2014 AIS West Yearbook!

    If you would like to order your child a yearbook you can send in a check for $20 made out to AIS West. Put it in a blank envelope and write Yearbook Order as well as your child's name and homeroom teacher. These will be sold on a first come first serve basis.

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  • Box Top Collection Information

    The April Box Top Contest is now underway! The contest will run through May 2. Any classroom that turns in 750 or more Box Tops will receive a donut/juice party! Click on the above link for a collection sheet to get started!

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  • School Calendar Updates

    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.

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  • Immunization Requirements for the 2013-2014 School Year

    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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  • Target Take Charge for Education Program

    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.

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

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District News

  • AHS Lip Dub AHS Video Goes Viral!

    Have you seen the new Avon High School lip dub video? It has gone viral on YouTube! Posted just this past weekend, the six-minute video has garnered nearly 150,000 views. It has been featured on the local news & radio stations as well as nationally on ABC World News Tonight, FOX News and Good Morning America. You can view it here: http://bit.ly/1imHGL7. It is a fun collaboration featuring most of the AHS student body to raise awareness and funds for this weekend’s Riley Dance Marathon. If you would like to make a donation, please click:
    http://donate.rileykids.org/goto/ahslipdub.

     

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    AEF AEF Comedy Night Raises Funds for Avon Students

     

    There is still time to purchase your tickets for the Avon Education Foundation Comedy Night on Saturday, April 26th from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Duke Energy Center (Metropolis Plainfield). This hilarious evening, with entertainment provided by Comedy Sportz, will celebrate funds raised to support all Avon schools and kids in grades K-12.

     

    Click here to view the Oriole Auction, which begins inside each Avon school on Monday, April 21st. Be sure to check out some of the unique items that you can bid on. Visit the AEF website at: http://avon-schools.org/aef to purchase tickets. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Avon Schools Administration Center (7203 East US HWY 36, Avon).


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  • Odyssey AHS Drama Tackles Epic Adventure
     
    The greatest adventure story of all time comes to the stage of The Hendricks Regional Performing Arts Center at Avon High School! “The Odyssey,” written by Homer and adapted for the stage by Thomas Hischak, will be performed by The Avon High School Center Stage Performers on April 24th, 25th and 26th at 7 p.m. and on April 27th at 2p.m. This production will be performed in a lively, theatrical fashion that will enthrall audiences of all ages. Tickets are $7 and may be purchased at the door. Contact Director Lori Riley for more information at ljriley@avon-schools.org or at 317-544-5000.
      




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  • 2014-15 Calendar Survey

    After a very unusual winter, we are seeking input from students, staff, and parents about possible minor revisions to the already approved, already published 2014-15 school calendar.  
     
    The existing 2014-15 calendar allows for two snow make-up days:
                Monday, January 19, 2015 (Martin Luther King Day)
                Monday, February 16, 2015 (Presidents' Day) 
     
    If more than two make-up days are needed, they would be added to the end of the year.
     
    (This year we had five make-up days.  One was waived, two made up on the above holidays, and two will be made up on June 2nd and 3rd.)
     
    Please provide your opinion about possible changes to the 2014-15 calendar:
     

    This survey will be active, online from April 7 to April 21st, 2014.  Upon review of the results, the administration and Board may consider changes to the 2014-15 calendar.


     

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    AEF Accepting Resumes for Executive Director Position
     
    The Avon Education Foundation is seeking a dynamic, leadership focused professional to fill its Executive Director position upon the retirement of Pam DeWeese. The deadline to apply is Friday, April 25, 2014. For duties, qualifications and additional information, interested candidates should visit the AEF website at www.avon-schools.org/aef.
     
     

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  • Seedlings Seedlings Preschool Registration Now Open
     
    The Avon Seedlings Preschool registration for the 2014-2015 school year is open. The program will be 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. Please visit the Student Enrollment page at http://avon-schools.org//site/default.aspx?PageID=11218 to view the Seedlings brochure, calendar and registration form. 
     
    In order to register your child/grandchild for the program, bring the completed registration form and the $150 registration fee to the front office at White Oak Elementary between the hours of 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. If you have any questions, please contact Annette Patchett at White Oak Elementary (317-544-6700) or Amy Roberts at the Administration Building (317-544-6072).


     

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  • US Scholars U.S. Presidential Scholars Candidates
     

    AHS Class of 2014 Seniors Parker Haviza (left) and Nicholas Fales (right) have been selected as candidates for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. This is the second year in a row that AHS has had at least one candidate (in 2013, Mikala Hillis was a candidate and advanced to semifinalist status). Candidates are identified based on their SAT and/or ACT scores. The program was established to recognize some of our nation's most distinguished graduating seniors.

     

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  • Lisa Kern AHS Teacher Receives Lilly Endowment Teacher Creativity Fellowship
     
    Congratulations to AHS Science Teacher, Mrs. Lisa Kern, for being awarded a $10,000 Lilly Endowment Grant. 

    Now in its 27th year, the Endowment’s Teacher Creativity Fellowship Program continues to provide time, financial support and encouragement for Indiana educators to attend to their own intellectual and emotional health. This renewal enables them to engage and motivate their students even more effectively.

    Mrs. Kern’s summer renewal experience is titled “Traveling Through Space and Time: Across North America in 1.8 Billion Years.” With this grant she will investigate geology in Nebraska, Utah, California, Arizona and New Mexico; post videos, photos and narrative to a video log this summer. 

    Mrs. Kern joins ­­­an elite group of former Avon Lilly Endowment recipients:

    2005: Mollie Gregory (AHS-retired; Language Arts)
    2009: Paul Haiducu (Two-time winner/AHS; Physics)
    2010: Chad Seals (AHS-former teacher; Spanish)
    2010: Michelle Rollings (Avon Intermediate School-East; Art)
    2011: Gwynn Wills (Avon Intermediate School-East; Autism Consultant)
    2013: Lisa Guthrie (Avon Middle School-South; Math)
    2014: Lisa Kern (AHS; Science)

    Following is a link with more information about Lilly Endowment and the winners: http://www.lillyendowment.org/pdf/TCFP2014Winners.pdf
     
    (Photo courtesy of Ardea Photo)



     
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  • Natl Merit Finalists Five AHS Students Named as National Merit Finalists
     
    Five AHS Students have been named as Finalists in the 2014 National Merit® Scholarship Program. This is the highest number of students named for Avon. In addition, six students were named as Commended in this competition. The Finalists are: Parker Haviza, Nicholas Fales, Luke Brown, Veronica Blair and Mark Bode (Pictured: seated l-r). The Commended students are: Nate Briggs, Hannah Boyd, Daniel Blackburn, Jay Hankins, Gregory Sprout and Will Pirino (Pictured: standing l-r with Principal Matt Shockley).

    National Merit Scholarship winners of 2014 will be announced beginning in April and conclude in July. These scholarship recipients will join more than 300,000 other distinguished young people who have earned the Merit Scholar title.
     
     

     
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