· In early fall, Avon High School students will be billed course fees for the entire academic school year, and statements will be mailed to each family.
· Avon High School statements will NOT change throughout the school year as a result of schedule changes.
· Avon High School students who enroll/withdraw after the fall billing cycle will have their course fees calculated at a prorated amount.
· Course fee payments can be made in the form of cash, check, or credit card through the Avon High School Treasurer’s Office.
· Course fees that are not paid in full by the due date will be sent to a collection agency.
· Beginning in the 2015-16 school year, all Avon schools will begin charging $25.00 for any returned checks.
· Microsoft Office available at no cost to Avon staff members and 5-12 students
Avon Community School Corporation is thrilled to announce the no-cost availability of Microsoft Office 2013 for all staff and 5-12th grade students. 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. Direction may be found by visiting the Parent Page of our ACSC website. http://www.avon-schools.org/parents
For your Student’s Online Summer Assignment in Destination Success and access to Pearson Successnet, please visit http://www.avon-schools.org/Page/7693.
When the school year begins in 2015, students in 6th, 8th and 9th grades will receive a laptop computer for classroom instruction. In the 2016-17 school year, STEP-UP will expand to include all students in 5th through 12th grades.
“We are excited to bring the STEP-UP Program to our schools,” said ACSC Technology Director Jason Brames. “Technology based tools offer greater opportunities for collaborative learning and will enhance teaching and learning in our schools.”
ACSC teachers are receiving specialized professional development and will use up-to-date technology curriculum in the classroom. When students receive their computers, they will receive age-appropriate instruction regarding digital citizenship. Parent education sessions will be held at the schools for Avon families to ensure a smooth transition to STEP-UP.
To learn more about the STEP-UP Program, please visit www.avon-schools.org/stepup. There is a video, FAQ and other details to assist Avon families.
The NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) Foundation has recognized Avon Community School Corporation (ACSC) for its outstanding commitment to music education with a Best Communities for Music Education (BCME) designation. ACSC joins 388 districts across the country (and one of only eight in the state of Indiana) in receiving the prestigious distinction in 2015. There are currently 13,588 school districts with music programs.
Now in its 16th year, Best Communities for Music Education affirms school districts that have demonstrated exceptional efforts toward maintaining music education as part of the schools’ core curriculum.
Avon Community School Corporation’s performing arts program serves students in grades K-12 in 12 buildings. With a staff of 18 music educators, ACSC serves almost 7,500 students daily in a performing arts course. Curricular courses include general music, band, choir, orchestra, music theory and composition, keyboarding and percussion ensemble. Extra-curricular programs include Marching Band, Jazz Band, Show Choir, Honor Ensembles (6th, 7th and 8th grade levels), along with specialty ensembles for all instruments.
The BCME survey requires districts to answer detailed questions about funding, graduation requirements, music class participation, instruction time, facilities, support for the music program and community music-making programs. Responses were verified with school officials and reviewed by The Center for Public Partnerships and Research, an affiliate of the University of Kansas.
The announcement of this year’s Best Communities for Music Education designation brings attention to the importance of keeping music education as part of schools’ core education and music’s vital role in student success in school.
ACSC students are excelling in Music Education. Three ensembles of the Avon Performing Arts Program have been invited to the prestigious Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic later this year. This will include the Avon Middle School Chamber Orchestra (Grades 7 and 8), the Avon Saxophone Orchestra (Grade 9-12) and the Avon Brass Choir (Grade 9-12). The Avon Performing Arts program continues to grow by providing collaboration between art and music, music and dance, and several other venues. The high school Performing Arts Department will travel to New York City in May for a performance.
Community music programs have been drawing increased attention this school year because of a landmark study by Northwestern University brain scientists. These researchers found new links between students in community music programs and academic success in subjects such as reading. Beyond the Northwestern study, other reports indicate that learning to play music can boost academic and social skills, such as processing math and learning to cooperate in group settings. For more information about the NAMM Foundation, please visit www.nammfoundation.org.
7:00 PM School Board Meeting
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM Senior Day - ALC - 11-7pm
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM AIM Mentor Training
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM Senior Day - ALC - 11-7pm
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM Freshman Laptop Distribution
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM Freshman Orientation
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Freshman Laptop Distribution (Make-up date)
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM School Board Meeting
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Freshman Open House