AIS West will be hosting a Scholastic Book Fair September 30 through October 7 in the Media Center. Book Fair flyers were sent home last week with a Book Fair newsletter. The Book Fair hours are:
September 30 - Book Fair, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
October 3 - Book Fair, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
October 4 - Book Fair, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
October 5 - Book Fair, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. & 6:00-7:30 p.m.
October 6 - Book Fair, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. & 6:00-7:30 p.m.
October 7 - Book Fair, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
This year the Book Fair will be open TWO EVENINGS from 6:00-7:30 p.m. And we are excited to announce that on Thursday, October 6 during the evening Book Fair hours we will have the FLYING CUPCAKE food truck on site. They will be offering a variety of flavors of jumbo cupcakes for $4.50 each. A portion of the sales will come back to AIS West, so why not try a delicious cupcake while helping out AIS West!
This week's Fun Run/Walk event kicks off our GIMME 5! Fundraising campaign. We are excited to be partnering with the American Cancer Society and Eli Lilly Global Day of Sharing. Students will walk or run around the track to raise money donated by families. This year we are asking for a minimum $5. Classes have been assigned a starting station and will rotate through three stations during the event.
5th Grade Time - 9:30-10:30 a.m. (3 twenty minute rotations)
6th Grade Time - 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (3 twenty minute rotations)
Station 1: Track - Walk or run around the track
Station 2: Eastside of Football Field - Eli Lilly, American Cancer Society Health & Welness Fair
Station 3: Westside of Football Field - Students can pick Dodgeball, Mat Ball, Wiffle Ball and Orioles Football
All funds will support Hoosier Hysteria, Rube Goldberg, 9 Week Celebrations, and SOAR Awards. If you would like to make the minimum donation of $5, please send in with your student by September 29. Our school wide goal is $150 donation for each classroom.
Please lend us a hand to provide support across our school, district and the community, as we begin our 2016-2017 GIMME 5! fundraising campaign. This year's GIMME 5! fundraising focus will feature manageable FUNdraiser events encompassing the number FIVE as our target for students and families. For each of our 5 events, there will be specific school, district or community recipients of the profits. Whether it is donating at least 5 dollars admission to a GIMME 5! event or selling 5 Gray's Pies, we hope that scheduling events across the school calendar will create an added excitement for kids and help families plan accordingly. Please see below for the Calendar of Events.
Please note, AIS West has a new Twitter account, @ais_west. If you followed the other account, you will have to re-follow on this new account. Please follow today!
Please consider registering your Kroger Plus Shopper's Card to benefit AIS West! We currently have 43 cards registered and have raised $268! It will only take a few minutes!
AIS West School Hours: 9:05 a.m. to 3:55 p.m.
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
317-544-5900 Phone 317-544-5901 Fax 176 S Avon Ave, Avon, IN 46123
AHS Students Recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation
Avon High School Principal Matt Shockley announced that a total of 16 students were recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). Six students – Alexandria Adkins, Megan Hammond, Nathan Heim, Geoffrey Henderson, Austin Mock and Zachary Monroe – are among 16,000 Semifinalists in the 62nd annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These academically talented high school seniors will continue in the competition for 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth about $33 million that will be offered next spring.
Ten AHS students – Andrew Benner, Leah Bode, Melanie Hamilton, Nhi Khuu, Madison King, Olivia Lazaro, Nathan Matthews, Rushi Patel, Evan Schafer and Daniel Zinyemba – were among 34,000 students who were named as Commended students. They received a Letter of Commendation for their exceptional academic promise from NMSC. Although these students will not continue in the 2017 competition, these students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.6 million students who entered the 2017 competition by taking the 2015 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®).
“We are extremely proud of our students,” said Mr. Shockley. “There were six students who were named as Semifinalists last year, so this year’s number ties for the most in our school history. Also, the ten Commended students are the most in AHS’s history.”
NMSC, a not-for-profit organization that operates without government assistance, was established in 1955 specifically to conduct the annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Scholarships are underwritten by NMSC with its own funds and by approximately 420 business organizations and higher education institutions that share NMSC’s goals of honoring the nation’s scholastic champions and encouraging the pursuit of academic excellence. For more information, visit http://www.nationalmerit.org.
(Photographed L-R Seated: Alexandria Adkins, Megan Hammond, Nathan Heim, Geoffrey Henderson, Austin Mock and Zachary Monroe; L-R Standing: Andrew Benner, Leah Bode, Melanie Hamilton, Nhi Khuu, Madison King, Olivia Lazaro, Nathan Matthews, Rushi Patel and Evan Schafer; Not pictured Daniel Zinyemba)
Governor Pence Appoints Dr. Maryanne McMahon to the State Board of Education
Governor Mike Pence today appointed Maryanne McMahon to the State Board of Education, effective immediately. McMahon will fill the vacancy created by the departure of Sarah O’Brien. McMahon will serve the remainder of O’Brien’s four-year term, which expires on June 30, 2019.
“Throughout her career as an educator, Maryanne McMahon has distinguished herself as an innovative leader who works hard advancing the best interests of students, families and teachers,” said Governor Pence. “In her new role with the State Board of Education, I know she will continue her pattern of public service for the good of all Hoosiers.”
For 17 years, McMahon has worked for the Avon Community School Corporation in Hendricks County in various administrative posts. Most recently, she has served as assistant superintendent – a role in which she secured math and science partnership grants with Purdue University worth more than $500,000, helped lead an efficiency task force that saved the district $350,000 and spearheaded efforts to give greater voice to parents through the Avon Parent Partnership Committee. Previously, McMahon worked for Decatur Township Schools in Marion County as a classroom teacher, assistant principal and consultant for staff development in the areas of curriculum and instruction. McMahon earned undergraduate, education specialist and doctoral degrees from Indiana State University. She also holds a master’s degree from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and an administrative certification from Butler University.
AHS Students Share Thoughts on AHS Orchestra’s 10th Year
An Avon High School student created this special video in recognition of the AHS Orchestra’s 10th year!
AHS Teacher Chris Hill Named a Finalist for Indiana Teacher of the Year
Today, Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz announced ten finalists for 2017 Indiana Teacher of the Year. The selection of the 2017 Indiana Teacher of the Year will be announced in October.
“Everywhere I go, I see great teaching and learning happening in Hoosier classrooms,” said Glenda Ritz, Indiana’s Superintendent of Public Instruction. “Great teachers can have a lifelong impact on a child’s life. I am honored to recognize ten of these outstanding educators today who have demonstrated their commitment to high-quality instruction and service to Hoosier students. I congratulate each of them on their accomplishment.”
For more than fifty years, the Indiana Department of Education has conducted the Indiana Teacher of the Year program to recognize outstanding classroom teachers from across the state. All school corporations are invited to participate in this recognition program by nominating one teacher to represent local educators at the state level of the program.
The Indiana Teacher of the Year Selection Committee, which is comprised of former Indiana Teachers of the Year, selects the new Indiana Teacher of the Year through a rigorous application process. The 2017 Indiana Teacher of the Year will represent Indiana teachers at the national level in accordance with National Teacher of the Year guidelines.
The 2017 Indiana Teacher of the Year finalists are:
Michelle Burress (Plainfield High School); Bobbi Jo Carter (Frankfort High School); John Gensic (Penn High School); Dennis Goins (Ben Davis High School and Area 31 Career Center); Jarod Hammel (Huntington North High School); Chris Hill (Avon High School); Mikayla Koharchik (Zionsville Middle School); Jessica Deckard Mann (Mishawaka High School); Jitka Nelson (Logansport Community High School); and Jennifer Jo Steed
(Brownsburg High School).
Additional information about the Indiana Teacher of the Year Program can be found on the Department’s website: http://www.doe.in.gov/
Highly motivated individuals are encouraged to apply via the Applitrack application system located on the Avon Community School Corporation Human Resources home page: http://www.avon-schools.org/Page/9708. Salary Benefits: $80 for a whole day and $40 for a half day.
ACSC Partners with Andy Mohr Automotive Group
Avon Community School Corporation and Andy Mohr Automotive Group announced its new partnership. The 10-year agreement, approved by the Avon School Board of Trustees, names Andy Mohr Automotive (AMAG) as Avon Community School Corporation’s (ACSC) exclusive automotive partner.
As ACSC’s partner, the outdoor athletic complex at Avon High School will be renamed as the Andy Mohr Athletic Complex. The high school’s gymnasium, aquatics center and fieldhouse will also be renamed. ACSC’s Teacher of the Year program will now be sponsored by the automotive group. In addition, Andy Mohr Automotive will donate vehicles to be used for future fundraisers and a special employee purchase program will be implemented.
“Avon is an important community to us. We have hundreds of employees and thousands of customers in Avon,” stated Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Mohr. “We believe that this long-term partnership with Avon Community School Corporation will enhance the lives not only of the students and faculty at Avon, but the entire community, our customers and our future customers.”
“We are especially grateful for Mr. Mohr’s support of our students and staff,” said ACSC Superintendent Dr. Margaret Hoernemann. “This partnership will enhance what ACSC is able to accomplish in the classroom, on the field and in extracurricular activities.”
The 10-year commitment includes the following details:
Proceeds from the vehicle raffle sales are expected to push the total value of the partnership in excess of $1 million.
Andy Mohr Automotive operates 12 franchise automotive dealerships, one heavy-duty truck center and four collision centers in the central Indiana area. Andrew Mohr was inducted into the Junior Achievement Central Indiana Business Hall of Fame in 2015 and was the 2014 United Way of Central Indiana Campaign Chair, where he led record-setting campaign funding in Hendricks County. Andy Mohr Automotive has helped local non-profit organizations generate more than $1 million in additional funds via car raffles in recent years.
Avon Community School Corporation (ACSC) offers children high quality educational instruction with a keen focus on improving student achievement. More than 9,300 students are served in grades Pre-K-12 in 12 schools (seven elementary; two intermediate; two middle and one high school). ACSC operates on a balanced calendar schedule. Visit the ACSC website at www.avon-schools.org.
Sign Up for Here Comes the Bus to Track Your Child's School Bus
ACSC families can use Here Comes the Bus – a website and mobile app – to view the real-time location of their child’s school bus. Through this program, parents may also receive push notifications or email alerts regarding bus changes and/or delays.
Here Comes the Bus is offered as a FREE service to ACSC families.
7:00 PM School Board Meeting