Avon Community School Corporation is launching an important and brief survey on September 29, 2014. We need your input to help us determine curricular decisions related to technology availability at home as well as the capacity to engage students in effective alternatives should school be cancelled due to bad weather. In an attempt to reach our goal of 100% participation from our families, the survey will run as a three-tiered system. The first tier is to deliver an email to all families (with email access) on September 29th. If we do not receive a response, the second tier of the system will activate. An automated phone call will occur on October 2nd, prompting the recipient to complete the survey using the dial pad on the phone. (This tier will include our families without an e-mail address on file.) If we have not received survey information from your household after October 2nd, the third tier of the system will prompt us to call you to complete the survey on the phone. We truly value your opinion and look forward to your participation to help us ensure that we are serving your child in the best ways possible. Please contact Dr. Maryanne McMahon at 317-544-6000 with any questions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
9:40 AM - 1:15 PM Kindergarten Field Trip to Beasley's Orchard
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM PTO Meeting
9:10 AM - 2:00 PM America/Edmonds Class Field Trip to OLC
9:10 AM - 2:00 PM Floerke/Russell/Wadler Class Field Trip to OLC
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM CE: First Nine Week's Convocation