AIS West News

  • AIS West is participating in Project Angel

    AIS West will once again be participating in Project Angel! Avon High School students are organizing the event and will be over daily to collect all the items and calculate classroom totals. The top class will win a pizza party! The items for AIS West are as follows: 12/1-Canned Veggies, 12/2-Condiments, 12/3-Pasta/Sauce, 12/4-Canned Fruit, 12/5-Cereal, 12/8-Boxed Meal/Mac & Cheese, 12/9-Canned Meat, 12/10-Soup, 12/11-PB & J, 12/12-Cereal. Thank you for participating!

    Comments (-1)
  • AIS West Lost & Found Cabinet is Overflowing!

    Is your student missing a lunchbox, sweatshirt, coat, or gloves? Chances are it is in our Lost and Found cabinet! The cabinet is located right outside the cafe. The students pass this cabinet daily on their way out to recess. Please have them check for any items that they may have lost! Parents can also come in anytime during school hours to check. At Christmas break all the items will be donated. Thank you for your help in getting these items returned to their owners! Also, it would help in the future to label your child's belongings, especially those expensive coats and jackets!

    Comments (-1)
  • AIS West Spiritwear Order Forms

    Looking for a holiday gift idea? You are in luck! AIS West Winter Spiritwear Order Forms were handed out to all students on Thursday, November 20. There is a box for 'gift' if you would like the order available for pick up in the office. Orders are due back to school by Friday, December 5. Order forms can be downloaded by clicking on the above link.

    Comments (-1)
  • ACSC Efficiency Task Force Seeking Parent Volunteers

    Avon Community School Corporation (ACSC) has a rich history of parent leadership and involvement in decisions impacting our schools. The Avon School Board of Trustees has charged district leaders to develop potential operational changes to enhance educational opportunities and increase efficiencies while maintaining excellence. To that end, we are seeking parents to serve on the ACSC Efficiency Task Force 2015. The work may include: potential boundary adjustments, a review of school start and end times, and the impact of those decisions on transportation services. Parents interested in serving should review the scope of work prior to notifying their principal of their interest by Monday, November 24, 2014. The task force will be comprised of twelve parents, one from each school. Parents will be considered based upon enrollment of at least one child in ACSC during the upcoming 2015-2016 school year. In addition to parents, teachers and administrators will be asked to serve. Click on the link above to read the scope of work and additional details including an interest form.

    Comments (-1)
  • 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

    Comments (-1)
  • 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.

    Comments (-1)
  • Box Top Collection Information

    Keep collecting those Box Tops! We will begin another Box Top contest soon. The top 2 classrooms that collect the most Box Tops last month were Mrs. Shepard and Mrs. Kaiser! They will enjoy an Ice Cream Sundae party! Click on the above link for a collection sheet to get started!

    Comments (-1)
  • PASS Committee Volunteers

    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 - sbhoke@earthlink.net, Michelle Madding - jmmadding@prodigy.net, Donna Nihiser - nihi5@sbcglobal.net, Kim Smith - basketsusa@hotmail.com

    Comments (-1)
  • 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.

    Comments (-1)
  • 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.

    Comments (-1)

District News

  • PLTW
     AHS Receives Project Lead The  Way Certification
     
    Avon High School has received national certification for its Project Lead The Way (PLTW) program. PLTW, a nonprofit organization and the nation’s leading provider of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education programs, offers a rigorous world-class curriculum that allows students to apply what they are learning in math and science class to real-life biomedical science activities, projects and problems.

    The national PLTW recognition program distinguishes schools for successfully demonstrating a commitment to PLTW’s national standards. Additionally, certification as a PLTW school provides students with the opportunity to apply for college credit or receive college-level recognition at PLTW affiliate universities when they successfully complete select PLTW courses in high school.

    AHS Principal Matt Shockley said, “We’ve seen how the PLTW program draws more students into the biomedical sciences and gets them thinking about college and their careers. We are extremely proud to be PLTW certified and ecstatic that our students are eligible for college-level recognition, which may include college credit, scholarships and admissions preference.”

    As part of the recognition process, Shockley, and a team composed of teachers, staff, students and members of the community submitted a self-assessment of the school’s implementation of PLTW’s Biomedical Science program. A site visit by a PLTW trained team followed. PLTW’s team met with teachers, school administrators, counselors, students and members of the school’s Partnership Team. A PLTW school’s Partnership Team (sometimes referred to as an Advisory Council) is comprised of teachers, counselors, administrators, post-secondary representatives, business and industry professionals and other community members who actively support the PLTW program within a school.

    “Avon High School should be congratulated for demonstrating once again its commitment to PLTW’s quality standards,” said PLTW President and CEO Vince Bertram. “The real winners here, however, are Avon’s students. Students benefit from PLTW’s innovative, project-based curriculum that encourages creativity, problem solving and critical thinking. We look forward to many more years of working together to prepare Avon students for the global economy.”


    Comments (-1)
  • Avon Marching Black and Gold Win State Championship

    The Avon Marching Black and Gold were crowned ISSMA State Champions! They won the Class A competition at the 42nd Annual Indiana State School Music Association's (ISSMA) marching band state finals. This is the 11th title in 14 years for the nationally recognized band. The event was held at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. The state finals competition included the top 10 Indiana high school marching bands in four classes of competition.

    The Avon Marching Black and Gold is led by Director Jay Webb. Under his leadership, Avon is recognized as one of the premier band programs in the Midwest. 

    Avon will next compete at the Music for All's Bands of America Grand National Championships Nov. 12-15 at Lucas Oil Stadium.Band


    Comments (-1)
  • Nikki Harrison Maple Principal Named Outstanding Administrator

    The Indiana School Counselor Association (ISCA) announced Nikki Harrison, Principal at Maple Elementary School, as Outstanding Administrator during its Fall Conference. The ISCA’s announcement said the following:

    “Nikki is always seeking new and innovative ways to help each of her students reach his or her maximum potential. In her time as principal, Nikki has provided her staff with many professional development experiences. She approaches these opportunities with a spirit of curiosity, and invites her staff to learn alongside her. When Nikki is addressing students, faculty, and families, she is always respectful and patient. However, she does not shy away from difficult conversations. She is ready and willing to have meaningful conversations to advocate for every student’s best interest. She carries this spirit of willingness to do what is best for her students in all that she does. Mrs. Harrison also serves as a support to her staff, always encouraging and challenging them to do their absolute best.”

    Mrs. Harrison has served as principal of Maple Elementary School since January 2007. According to ISCA this award honors professionals who devote their career to serving as advocates – and often lifesavers – for Indiana’s students.

     

     
    Comments (-1)
  • 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.
     

     

    Comments (-1)
  • National Achievement  
    National Achievement Program Names AHS Student as Semifinalist
     

    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. 

     

     
     
    Comments (-1)
  • National Merit2015  
     
    Four AHS Students Named National Merit Semifinalists
     
    Four Avon High School students have been named as Semifinalists in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program. They are: Alexis Britt, Matthew Stall, Avleen Badwal and Suzanne Gatons.

    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. 

    Photo: (L-R) AHS Principal Matt Shockley; Alexis Britt, Matthew Stall, Avleen Badwal and Suzanne Gatons
     

     
    Comments (-1)
  • 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.

     

    Comments (-1)
  • 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.  
    Comments (-1)
  • Banner
    Comments (-1)
  • 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.

    Comments (-1)