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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  • Avon Parent Partnership Committee (APPC) Representative Needed for AIS West

    The APPC gives a voice to parents about academics. The committee collaborates with administration by giving input on curriculum and instruction related issues to ensure Avon students' learning needs are continually met. Each school has two representatives that serve a two-year term. Meetings are held on Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Administration Center. For the 2014-2015 school year, the APPC will meet on August 26, September 30, November 18, January 6, March 3 and April 21. Applications for this year are now available in our school office or by clicking on the link above. Please contact Chairperson Kevin Carr with questions regarding this process at kkocarr@gmail.com.

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  • Parent/Teacher Conferences

    Monday through Friday, September 8-12, 2014. School will be running on a delayed schedule all week. School hours for AIS West will be 8:55 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. If your student rides the bus to school, the buses will be on a 1 hour delay as well. Breakfast will still be served.

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  • 6th Grade Band/Choir/Orchestra Performance Shirt

    All 6th Grade students will need to have a shirt for competitions and concerts. The shirt is a black polo shirt with the Avon Logo embroidered on the front. For a copy of the order form, please click on the link above. The shirts are $17 and the order form is due on September 15.

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  • AIS West Spiritwear

    AIS West Spiritwear will be available to purchase at our Open House. Samples will also be available for viewing. Order forms are due back August 15. Click on the above link for a copy of the order form.

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  • 2014-2015 Supply List

    Please click on the above link for a 2014-2015 supply list.

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  • 2014-2015 Textbook Rental Fees

    Textbook Rental Fees for the 2014-2015 School Year are due by Wednesday, July 30. 5th Grade fees are $105.40 and 6th Grade fees are $116.24. For more information, please call Mrs. Patterson at 544-5900. For a detailed list of fees, please click on the link above.

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  • Textbook Rental Fees & Meal Application

    Click on the link above for more information on the Textbook Rental Fees and Meal Application. Please remember that applications must be completed each school year.

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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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  • Hiring Instructional Assistants

    Avon Community School Corporation is seeking highly motivated and qualified instructional assistants to support teaching and learning in our schools.  Candidates must have at least 60 hours of college/university credit.  Please apply on-line through the application process found under the Human Resources-Employment link.  Most of these positions are 29 hours per week.  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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  • Parents:  Did you know you can change your contact preferences for school newsletters, automated telephone alerts, and emergency communications from your school?  Click here to learn how.  
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  • Announcement from ACSC Transportation Department
     

    Avon Community School Corporation’s Transportation Department has recently reviewed bus stops to more consistently serve the needs of students and to improve our on-time arrival at school. This program, called Project:SAFEstops, is explained in the Q and A section below. As a result of this in-depth review, your child’s bus stop location and time may have changed.

     

    Specific bus stop and time information will be available after July 22, 2014 on the ACSC website in the Transportation section http://www.avon-schools.org/Page/157 by using E-Link. 

     

    After reviewing this information if you still have questions, please contact our Transportation Information Center (TIC) at 317-544-6150, where agents are available from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

     

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    Avon Community School Corporation

    Transportation Department

    Project: SAFEstops

    Questions and Answers

     

    Q.           What is SAFEstops?

    A.            SAFEstops is an Avon Community School Corporation initiative which came about after a review of the bus stop locations throughout the school corporation. Stops were found to have been added unnecessarily over the years and not reviewed on a regular basis. Bus seating capacity was not being efficiently utilized. With 33% of the students changing schools each year, a review of the stop locations on a regular basis is essential for the department to accomplish its mission.

     

    Q.           What is the mission of the Department?

    A.            It is the mission of ACSC Transportation Department to provide safe, efficient and on-time transportation services for eligible students to and from school and school related events with high levels of customer service and employee satisfaction. Recognizing that the school bus driver plays an important role in the future of young people, our drivers are further charged with the responsibility of positively influencing young people’s lives.

     

    Q.           What are the features of Project: SAFEstops?

    A.            This program features a review of all the bus stop locations throughout the school corporation for all grade levels to ensure the following:

    ·         Each stop location has sufficient motorist’s sight distance

    ·         Each stop location has sufficient distance for the driver to activate the required bus lights.

    ·         An adequate student waiting area is available

    ·         Stop distance parameters are consistent with age and physical capabilities of all students and help promote healthy lifestyles.

    ·         Parents/students of the same age/grade receive the same/similar level of service

    ·         Information is shared with parents regarding any changes and customer service is enhanced through use of our Transportation Information Center (call center).

     

    Q.           How will this program affect my child’s transportation?

    A.            Since the transportation services offered at ACSC are designed to be mass transit services as opposed to taxi cab services, stop locations will most often be located at intersections where motorist expect a bus to stop. Bus stop locations are reviewed for compliance with legal requirements, and stops may be consolidated in some locations to better meet the time requirements.  In some cases, your child may be further from the bus stop.

     

    Q.           Who is responsible for my child’s safety while they wait at the bus stop?

    A.            The school corporation is responsible for providing free public education. The legal responsibility for public safety rests with the local unit of government having public safety responsibilities. Parents can do much to enhance this concern by monitoring the bus stop and working cooperatively with other parents to provide an additional level of safety.

     

    Q.           What are the parent’s responsibilities at the school bus stop?

    A.            The school corporation provides transportation services for all students. This service is provided, by necessity, as a mass transit service. Working cooperatively with parents and students, the responsibility of parents can best be thought of as the three “S’s”—safety, supervision, and shelter. These are the responsibility of the parents. If parents take responsibility for the three S’s, children experience an adequate level of safety and the system works well.

     


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  • Back to School Information
     
    We are eager to welcome Avon students back to school on Wednesday, July 30th!
     
    Here is the link to the 2014 ACSC Opening of School document that contains pertinent back to school details. Here you will find school contact information, school hours, text book fees, back to school night dates and more. For school supply lists (K-6 only), please use the Select-A-School drop down link (top left corner of this page) to select your child’s school to view the specific list.
     
    Updated information from Avon’s Transportation Department will be available starting July 22nd. Click here to visit the website. Be sure to visit the Food Service Department’s web page for school lunch/breakfast information. There have been changes regarding immunizations for the 2014-15 school year. Click here for details.
     
    If you are new to Avon Schools, take a moment to view our Welcome Video.
     
    We look forward to another exciting and excelling school year!
     

     
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  • ARC Collaborates to Make Schools Safer

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    Last fall, the Avon Redevelopment Commission adopted Resolution 2013-11-18, approving additional projects to be included regarding public safety related improvements for the town.

    In December of 2013, the Avon School Board submitted a packet of information requesting funds to allow the purchase of cameras and software for the school system, giving the Avon Police Department the ability to access those cameras in an emergency.

    Aaron Tevebaugh, president of the redevelopment commission said it was “easy to see the need” for the school’s request.

    According to Resolution 2014-5-19-2, the redevelopment commission passed two matching grants to the Avon Community School Corporation for the purchase of 60 security cameras to be installed at various school buildings, as well as the needed software.

    “I just love the collaboration taking place,” school board member Anne Engelhardt said. Englehardt also serves as the board’s liaison on the redevelopment commission.

    Engelhardt announced the May 19 decision at the June 9 school board meeting, followed by a discussion about the need for networking and collaborating within leadership in Avon and surrounding towns.

    Avon Town Council president Marcus Turner noted that without Engelhardt joining the redevelopment commission, “the request could have taken much longer.”

    “The schools have been hit hard by the tax caps, even more so than other groups,” Turner said.

    The resolution states that improving educational opportunities, promoting educational progress and fostering conditions that enhance the learning environment of students of all ages provides an economic benefit to all in the Avon Economic Development Area and provides safe learning within the school corporation.

    (Photo: Marcus Turner, Anne Engelhardt and Aaron Tevebaugh) (This story appeared in the Hendricks County Flyer and is reprinted with permission)


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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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  • ACSC Awarded Safety Grant
     
    Governor Mike Pence announced more than $9 million in grant funding to more than 250 local schools and school corporations across Indiana through the Secured School Safety Grant Program. Avon Community School Corporation was awarded $50,000 to employ an SRO (School Resource Officer) and for equipment to further secure school buildings. The Indiana Secured School Safety Board approved the grants.

    This is the second time Secured School Safety grants have been awarded. The first awards, announced November 1, 2013 (at Cedar Elementary), also totaled more than $9 million. The Secured School Safety Grant program is a dedicated state grant fund that provides matching grants to school corporations, charter schools, or coalitions of school corporations and/or charter schools.
     

     
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