Avon Schools are committted to communicating with families in an effort to make sure you are informed about what is going on in your child's school. We use School Messenger to help us communicate effectively with families. This tool allows me to record a message that is then sent to each family via an automated telephone call. An overwhelming number of families have expressed that these calls are helpful and wanted communication from school. Federal Law now limits our ability to use automated calling systems such as School Messenger for nonemergency purposes without your written consent. In order to comply with this legislation, Avon Community Schools will only send automated non-emergency calls to families who provide written permission to do so. Please review and complete the attached permission slip indicating your approval to recieve non emergency messages via the School Messenger automated calling system from your child's school. Please send the signed form to our office with your child before Dec. 1, 2015. Please note that you must complete this form for each school age child.
Thank you for your prompt attention to this request.
Cedar's Winter Music Spectacular
Wednesday, December 9th
RED CAST: Murphy, Krober, Wendell, H. Clark, Moon, Dunn 10:00 am & 6:00 pm
GREEN CAST: A Clark, Inmon, Donelson, Jeffers, Thomas, Duda 2:00 pm and 7:15 pm
At times it is possible that school may be called of, dismissed early or delayed in opening because of weather and road conditions or failures of heat, water, etc. in school buildings. If this occures school officials will notify TV and radio stations that have offered to make "NO SCHOOL" announcements.
Nov. 20th- Progress Reports Sent Home
Nov. 26th & 27th- Thanksgiving Break- No School
Dec. 9th- Winter Musical
Dec. 21st- Jan. 5th- Winter Break NO SCHOOL
ACSC Volunteer Background Check
ACSC has recently adopted a revised Volunteer Background Check policy which requires a background history review and search of the sex offender registery for ALL volunteers in our buildings. For detailed information regarding this enhanced safety practice, please click the link below and return the form to your child's school. Please note history checks could take up to 7 days to process.
Avon Middle School North and South Students Chosen for Indiana All-Region Junior Band
Seven students from Avon Middle School North and eight students from Avon Middle School South were nominated to be a part of the 35th Annual Indiana All-Region Junior High Band. This special band consists of students from 22 schools around Metro-Indianapolis. These students were selected from among 250 students nominated by their band directors.
Following several rehearsals, the students performed in a special concert in November at Brownsburg High School. The performers were led by guest conductor Mr. Daniel Pritchett, the long-time band director of Valparaiso High School Bands. Students played approximately six tunes in varying styles and genres ranging from concert marches to Broadway musical selections.
AMS-North student Lexi Narvell was also selected to participate last year. Congratulations to all of our students for being nominated to be a part of this prestigious group.
AMS-North Students (left to right): Noah Schenk: Baritone; Lexi Narvell: Clarinet; Jui Desai: Flute; Grace Crosier: Oboe; Amber Hatfield: Clarinet; Samantha Heitert: French Horn; Olivia Purcell: Tuba
AMS-South Students (left to right): Evan Grothen: Alto Sax; Cameron Hofbauer: Clarinet; Matthew Barton: Clarinet; Ashlyn Mirise: Flute; Breanna Fenrick: Trombone; Emily Sanders: Bass Clarinet; Sophia Trinkle: Percussion; Lyndsi Fenrick: Percussion
Join the conversation about the use of technology for learning through Speak Up, a National Research Project. Since 2003, nearly 4 million K-12 education stakeholders have participated in the annual online surveys. As a key stakeholder, Speak Up provides parents, students and teachers with a mechanism for expressing their views to the administrators at their child(ren)’s school and district about key issues impacting their child(ren)'s education. Click here for more information or To “Speak Up,” simply visit speakup2015 to take the survey. Students will be required to enter in the secret word: orioles to access the survey.
Avon Schools to Receive a Grant for Propane School Buses
ACSC is pleased to receive a grant from the IN Office of Energy Development (OED)! We will receive $33,414 and plan to purchase eight school buses that will go into service next year. Please see the OED news release below for additional information.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 5, 2015
Ben Kenney, email@example.com
Indiana schools receive state grant for propane school buses
Seven public school corporations to add 49 propane-fueled school buses
INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Office of Energy Development (OED) today announced that seven Indiana public school corporations will receive $275,430 from the OED’s 2015 Indiana Propane School Bus (PSB) grant program.
This is OED’s first grant specifically dedicated to propane school buses. The participating schools will benefit from propane school buses in a variety of ways, including decreasing schoolchildren’s exposure to harmful particulate matter, lowering maintenance costs through the use of a cleaner burning fuel and increasing fuel diversity.
The winning school corporations include:
• Avon Community School Corporation
• DeKalb County Central United School District
• Metropolitan School District of Warren Township
• Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township
• North Spencer County School Corporation
• Tippecanoe School Corporation
• Warrick County School Corporation
“Improved engine technologies have made propane a low-cost option for Indiana’s school bus fleet,” said OED Director Tristan Vance. “At OED, we believe that propane is a promising alternative fuel for school buses because it is widely available, even in rural areas, and traditionally costs less than diesel or gasoline.”
OED intends for recipients to track their miles driven, fuel usage and cost savings for one year after the buses are first put in use. This data can help the recipients and their communities and peers to better understand their fueling options.
PSB projects must involve the purchase of a minimum of two new propane school buses. The winning schools must have access to propane fueling infrastructure or show that they will have access if they are awarded a grant. OED expects participants to demonstrate their need for this project and how this project will benefit the applicant’s school corporation.
Quarterly reports, including expenditures and fuel savings, will be due to OED starting January 2016 and occur for one year.
For more information about OED visit: http://www.in.gov/oed/
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:
The app can be downloaded via Google Play or at the App Store.
Seven AHS Students Commended in the 2016 National Merit® Scholarship Program
Avon High School Principal Matt Shockley announced that Andrew Brown, Zachary Butler, Paige Hankins, Samuel Heath, Caroline Nickolaus, Liza Russell and Alexandra Short have been named as Commended Students in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program. This ties for the most (seven) students at this level in school history! A Letter of Commendation from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, was presented to these scholastically talented seniors.
About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2016 competition for the National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2016 competition by taking the 2014 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®).
*(Photographed left to right: Liza Russell, Caroline Nickolaus, Paige Hankins, Andrew Brown, Samuel Heath, Alexandra Short, and Zachary Butler.)
Special Announcement from the Avon School Board of Trustees
The Avon School Board of Trustees is excited and proud to announce that the Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents has named Dr. Margaret (Maggie) Hoernemann as the Indiana Superintendent of the Year!
“As John C. Maxwell said, ‘a leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.’ Dr. Hoernemann is truly an impactful school leader who is centered on this path,” stated Board President Anne Engelhardt. “We are pleased that she is being honored by her peers.”
Dr. Hoernemann has a great administrative team, dedicated staff and strong community supporting her efforts to help our students stay excited and excel in education.
Please join us in congratulating Dr. Hoernemann!
Six AHS Students Named as Semifinalists in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program
Officials of National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 61st annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,400 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million that will be offered next spring. The AHS students are: Samantha Branham, Michael Campbell, Alyssa Corpus, Alyssa Fales, Angelina Shi and Brady Zeller.
To be considered for a Merit Scholarship® award, Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition. About 90 percent of the Semifinalists are expected to attain Finalist standing, and about half of the Finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar® title.
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 440 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.
National Merit Scholarship winners of 2016 will be announced in four nationwide news releases beginning in April and concluding in July. These scholarship recipients will join more than 315,000 other distinguished young people who have earned the Merit Scholar title.
(**Students pictured left to right: Brady Zeller; Michael Campbell; Angelina Shi; Alyssa Fales; Alyssa Corpus and Samantha Branham)
Highly motivated individuals are encouraged to apply via the Applitrack application system located on the Avon Community School Corporation Human Resources home page: http://avon-schools.org/Page/9708. Salary Benefits: $75 for a whole day and $40 for a half day.