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AIS West News


    Our GIMME 5! upcoming fundraising event, the Winter Social, has been rescheduled.  It will now take place on Thursday, February 18.  Students will stay after school and pick up time will be 5:30 p.m.  The Winter Social will include a variety of activities for students in different parts of the building.  There will be music in the Cafe for dancing, a Book Fair in the Media Center as well as physical activities in the Gym.  This event is an opportunity for the students to enjoy social time with a a variety of activities.  The Winter Social is not a formal occasion requiring formal attire.  We actually prefer students to be dressed casually to enjoy all the activities.  Entry fee will be $5 per student.  Permission slips will be sent home by February 12.  Reminder, students will need to be picked up at 5:30 p.m. if they stay for the event.


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    ACSC School Closings/Delays/Early Dismissals Guide




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    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! 


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  • Immunization Records Due!

    Sixth grade immunizations are due now! The last week of August letters were sent home with students that need their meningitis vaccine (Menactra or MCV4) and their Tdap (Tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis) vaccine. Soon our school nurse will be calling you for the date of your students' appointment to get these vaccinations. If your student has already received these important vaccines, please call your provider and ask them to fax the appropriate paperwork to our school nurse at 544-5902. Fifth graders (on or after age 10) a second immunization of Varicella (Chicken Pox) is required. Please call the school nurse at 544-5900 if you have any questions regarding immunizations.

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    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!

    Kroger Plus Shopper's Card Registration Directions




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    Keep collecting those Box Tops! We have turned in 12,987 Box Tops since school started!  An upcoming classroom contest will be announced in December!


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  • 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


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District News

  • ACSC Board Meeting to Address Demographic Study

    The Avon Community School Corporation Board is encouraging the Avon community to attend the next Board meeting on February 22, 2016. Dr. Susan Brudvig will present the Demographic Study she conducted for the District. The findings will address growth and assist the Board in future determinations on behalf of the 9,400-student District.

    The meeting will take place at Avon High School’s Advanced Learning Center beginning at 5:30 p.m. It will be held in the Lecture Hall (enter through Door #8—limited parking or Door #13—additional parking). For those unable to attend, this session will be live streamed (a link will be available via the ACSC website at www.avon-schools.org). The taped meeting will be available on the Avon Schools YouTube channel.  


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  • Here Comes the Bus Helps Parents Track 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 "Basic (free) Service" and/or a "Full (pay) Service." The basic (free) service will give a real-time location of a child's school bus on the Here Comes the Bus website via a computer, tablet or smartphone. (The basic, free service does not include use of the Here Comes the Bus app on a smartphone.)

    A school code is needed to sign up for the program. The code, further instructions and additional links can be found on the ACSC Transportation web page at http://www.avon-schools.org/Page/157.



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  • ACSC Guide to School Closings, Delays, and Early Dismissals

    Inclement weather or other events may cause Avon Schools to delay, close or dismiss early. The ACSC School Closings, Delays and Early Dismissals Guide provides important information regarding the process and notification. To view the guide, click this link: http://tinyurl.com/jufohl7

    The Guide can also be accessed on our website under "District Links" in the left-hand column.



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  • 2016 Academic & Arts Enrichment Camp 

    Camp Details Coming Soon!

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  • AHS Teacher Receives 2016 Lilly Teacher Fellowship

    Anthony Record

    Avon High School Teacher Anthony Record was awarded a 2016 Lilly Teacher Creativity Fellowship. He will receive a $12,000 grant to support a project of personally and professionally fulfilling activities. Mr. Record’s project, “Newton vs. Leibniz: Following the Roots and Picking the Fruits of the Calculus Tree,” will investigate the lives and discoveries of Sir Isaac Newton and Wilhelm Gottfried Leibniz, co-discoverers of calculus. He will travel to London, Cambridge and Woolesthorpe, England where Sir Isaac Newton’s work on Calculus occurred. He will continue to Paris, France where Wilhelm Gottfried Leibniz’s work on calculus primarily occurred as well as visit his birthplace in Leipzig, Germany.

    Mr. Record joins an elite group of Avon Community School Corporation teachers who have been honored with this Fellowship:

    Previous Recipients of the Lilly Endowment

    2005/Mollie Gregory/AHS/Language Arts

    2009/Paul Haiducu (2 times)/AHS/Physics

    2010/Chad Seals/AHS/Spanish

    2010/Michelle Rollings/AISE/Art

    2011/Gwynn Wills/District/Autism Consultant

    2013/Lisa Guthrie/AMSS/Math

    2014/Lisa Kern/AHS/Science

    2015/Chris Hill/AHS/Engineering Technology

    2015/Lori Taylor/AISW/6th Grade

    2015/Jared Emmons/AHS/Spanish

    2015/Joe Risch (former teacher)/AISE/Special Education

    2016/Anthony Record/AHS/Math

    Lilly Endowment Inc., is an Indianapolis-based private philanthropic foundation. For 2016, the Endowment offered grants of $12,000 each to 100 Indiana K-12 educators from a competitive pool of 535 applicants. To view the news release regarding this award and for more information about Lilly Endowment, visit www.lillyendowment.org.


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  • AHS Named to AP Honor Roll

    AP Honor Roll

    Avon High School (AHS) was one of 425 school districts across the country and Canada (one of 13 in Indiana) to be honored by the College Board with placement in the 6th Annual AP District Honor Roll.  

    AHS was selected for increasing access to AP coursework while simultaneously maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP Exams. Reaching these goals indicates that the district is successfully identifying and preparing motivated, academically-prepared students who are ready for the opportunity of AP.

    In 2015, more than 3,800 colleges and universities around the world received AP scores for college credit, advanced placement, and/or consideration in the admission process, with many colleges and universities in the United States offering credit in one or more subjects for qualifying AP scores.

    Inclusion on the AP District Honor Roll is based on the examination of three years of AP data, from 2013 to 2015, looking across 34 AP Exams, including world language and culture. The following criteria were used.

    Districts must:

    • Increase participation/access to AP by at least 4 percent in large districts, at least 6 percent in medium districts, and at least 11 percent in small districts;
    • Increase or maintain the percentage of exams taken by African American, Hispanic/Latino, and American Indian/Alaska Native students; and
    • Improve performance levels when comparing the percentage of students in 2015 scoring a 3 or higher to those in 2013, unless the district has already attained a performance level at which more than 70 percent of its AP students are scoring a 3 or higher.

    The complete 6th Annual AP District Honor Roll can be found here: http://bit.ly/1TaRCI9


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  • Substitute Teachers Needed at ACSC
    Avon Community School Corporation is accepting applications for Guest Teachers (Substitutes) for the 2015-16 academic year. Applicants must have a minimum of twenty (20) credits from an accredited college/university OR related experience in an educational setting with a high school diploma.

    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. 


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  • ACSC School Menus Now Available Online & Via Mobile App

    All of Avon Community School Corporation menus (breakfast and lunch) are now online and also available via smart phone app. By visiting www.avon-schools.nutrislice.com you will find detailed menu information including:

    • Pictures and Descriptions
    • Nutrition Information
    • Allergen Information
    • Carb Counts
    • Interactive Features

    The app can be downloaded via Google Play or at the App Store.


    School lunch




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  • Microsoft Office is Available at No Cost to Avon Students and Staff
    Avon Community School Corporation is pleased to offer Microsoft Office 2013 Pro for all staff and students at no cost. Staff and students may install the Microsoft Office Suite on up to five personally owned computers or devices.  Licenses of the installed product remain active as long as the licensee is affiliated with Avon Schools and is eligible to maintain an active Office 365 for schools account. Here is the link with instructions to install the program.

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