School News

  • Student supply lists are team specific, and will be available at Oriole Preview Day next Tuesday, July 22. After Tuesday, you will be able to view supply lists online. Please make sure to look at your child's schedule to know what team he/she has been assigned to.
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  • AMS North SpiritWear Sale!
     
    SpiritWear sale through August 22 AMS North will be taking Spiritwear orders through Friday, August 22. Order forms will be available at Oriole Preview Day and online. After Oriole Preview Day, order forms will also be available in the main office.  Orders must be turned in to the office no later than Friday, August 22. Payments can be made by CASH or CHECK made payable to AMS NORTH PEP.
     

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  • Fall School Pictures - Online orders
     
    Inter-State Studios will be here on July 22 to take Fall school pictures. Once again, they are providing the opportunity to pre-order pictures online. Click on the flyer below to see more information.
     

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  • AMSN is a four star school!
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Athletic News

  • (updated June 5, 2014) 

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  • All Fall 2014 sports practices will begin on Monday, August 4. If your student is interested in participating in any fall sport, he/she MUST have an IHSAA pre-participation physical, dated on or after April 1, 2014, and this must be turned in to the main office before your student will be allowed to participate in any open gym, try-out and/or practice. 
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District News

  • Announcement from ACSC Transportation Department
     

    Avon Community School Corporation’s Transportation Department has recently reviewed bus stops to more consistently serve the needs of students and to improve our on-time arrival at school. This program, called Project:SAFEstops, is explained in the Q and A section below. As a result of this in-depth review, your child’s bus stop location and time may have changed.

     

    Specific bus stop and time information will be available after July 22, 2014 on the ACSC website in the Transportation section http://avon-schools.org/Page/157 by using E-Link. 

     

    After reviewing this information if you still have questions, please contact our Transportation Information Center (TIC) at 317-544-6150, where agents are available from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

     

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    Avon Community School Corporation

    Transportation Department

    Project: SAFEstops

    Questions and Answers

     

    Q.           What is SAFEstops?

    A.            SAFEstops is an Avon Community School Corporation initiative which came about after a review of the bus stop locations throughout the school corporation. Stops were found to have been added unnecessarily over the years and not reviewed on a regular basis. Bus seating capacity was not being efficiently utilized. With 33% of the students changing schools each year, a review of the stop locations on a regular basis is essential for the department to accomplish its mission.

     

    Q.           What is the mission of the Department?

    A.            It is the mission of ACSC Transportation Department to provide safe, efficient and on-time transportation services for eligible students to and from school and school related events with high levels of customer service and employee satisfaction. Recognizing that the school bus driver plays an important role in the future of young people, our drivers are further charged with the responsibility of positively influencing young people’s lives.

     

    Q.           What are the features of Project: SAFEstops?

    A.            This program features a review of all the bus stop locations throughout the school corporation for all grade levels to ensure the following:

    ·         Each stop location has sufficient motorist’s sight distance

    ·         Each stop location has sufficient distance for the driver to activate the required bus lights.

    ·         An adequate student waiting area is available

    ·         Stop distance parameters are consistent with age and physical capabilities of all students and help promote healthy lifestyles.

    ·         Parents/students of the same age/grade receive the same/similar level of service

    ·         Information is shared with parents regarding any changes and customer service is enhanced through use of our Transportation Information Center (call center).

     

    Q.           How will this program affect my child’s transportation?

    A.            Since the transportation services offered at ACSC are designed to be mass transit services as opposed to taxi cab services, stop locations will most often be located at intersections where motorist expect a bus to stop. Bus stop locations are reviewed for compliance with legal requirements, and stops may be consolidated in some locations to better meet the time requirements.  In some cases, your child may be further from the bus stop.

     

    Q.           Who is responsible for my child’s safety while they wait at the bus stop?

    A.            The school corporation is responsible for providing free public education. The legal responsibility for public safety rests with the local unit of government having public safety responsibilities. Parents can do much to enhance this concern by monitoring the bus stop and working cooperatively with other parents to provide an additional level of safety.

     

    Q.           What are the parent’s responsibilities at the school bus stop?

    A.            The school corporation provides transportation services for all students. This service is provided, by necessity, as a mass transit service. Working cooperatively with parents and students, the responsibility of parents can best be thought of as the three “S’s”—safety, supervision, and shelter. These are the responsibility of the parents. If parents take responsibility for the three S’s, children experience an adequate level of safety and the system works well.

     


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  • Back to School Information
     
    We are eager to welcome Avon students back to school on Wednesday, July 30th!
     
    Here is the link to the 2014 ACSC Opening of School document that contains pertinent back to school details. Here you will find school contact information, school hours, text book fees, back to school night dates and more. For school supply lists (K-6 only), please use the Select-A-School drop down link (top left corner of this page) to select your child’s school to view the specific list.
     
    Updated information from Avon’s Transportation Department will be available starting July 22nd. Click here to visit the website. Be sure to visit the Food Service Department’s web page for school lunch/breakfast information. There have been changes regarding immunizations for the 2014-15 school year. Click here for details.
     
    If you are new to Avon Schools, take a moment to view our Welcome Video.
     
    We look forward to another exciting and excelling school year!
     

     
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  • New Dining Options Coming to the AHS Cafeteria
     
    We are pleased to announce that the old “Vendor-Avon Grill” area in the Avon High School cafeteria is being renovated! You can grab premium food court style items such as French bread pizza, boneless wings, fries, grilled chicken sandwiches and other tasty choices in this enhanced area. There is an additional charge for premium items.

    This yet-to-be-named area will open in late August and you can name this space! A special contest will be held shortly after school begins.

    Avon’s Food Service Department looks forward to serving you.

    Bon appetit!


     
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  • ARC Collaborates to Make Schools Safer

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    Last fall, the Avon Redevelopment Commission adopted Resolution 2013-11-18, approving additional projects to be included regarding public safety related improvements for the town.

    In December of 2013, the Avon School Board submitted a packet of information requesting funds to allow the purchase of cameras and software for the school system, giving the Avon Police Department the ability to access those cameras in an emergency.

    Aaron Tevebaugh, president of the redevelopment commission said it was “easy to see the need” for the school’s request.

    According to Resolution 2014-5-19-2, the redevelopment commission passed two matching grants to the Avon Community School Corporation for the purchase of 60 security cameras to be installed at various school buildings, as well as the needed software.

    “I just love the collaboration taking place,” school board member Anne Engelhardt said. Englehardt also serves as the board’s liaison on the redevelopment commission.

    Engelhardt announced the May 19 decision at the June 9 school board meeting, followed by a discussion about the need for networking and collaborating within leadership in Avon and surrounding towns.

    Avon Town Council president Marcus Turner noted that without Engelhardt joining the redevelopment commission, “the request could have taken much longer.”

    “The schools have been hit hard by the tax caps, even more so than other groups,” Turner said.

    The resolution states that improving educational opportunities, promoting educational progress and fostering conditions that enhance the learning environment of students of all ages provides an economic benefit to all in the Avon Economic Development Area and provides safe learning within the school corporation.

    (Photo: Marcus Turner, Anne Engelhardt and Aaron Tevebaugh) (This story appeared in the Hendricks County Flyer and is reprinted with permission)


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  • 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.

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  • Avon’s Teacher of the Year Candidates Chosen

    Avon Community School Corporation is pleased to announce its candidates for the 2013-14 Teacher of the Year. A ceremony announcing the winner will be held on July 28th. Congratulations to our excellent educators!

    Avon High School
    Diane Stafford (Special Ed/Resource)

    Avon Middle School North
    Ashley Koontz (Science)

    Avon Middle School South
    Katie Littig (Science)

    Avon Intermediate School East
    Troy Warthan (5th grade)

    Avon Intermediate School West
    Christy Shepard (5th grade)

    Cedar Elementary
    Holly Clark (1st grade)

    Hickory Elementary
    Jennifer Guerrero (Kindergarten)

    Maple Elementary
    Andrea Brown (3rd grade)

    Pine Tree Elementary
    Andrea Rader (3rd grade)

    River Birch Elementary
    Sarah O’Brien (1st grade)

    Sycamore Elementary
    Tracy Wheeler (4th grade)

    White Oak Elementary
    Monica Balash (1st grade)


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  •  D.Dietz
    ACSC Instructional Coach Named a Woodrow Wilson MBA Fellow

    Dana Dietz, an instructional coach with Avon Community School Corporation, has been selected as one of the 2014 Woodrow Wilson MBA Fellows in Education Leadership. Governor Mike Pence made the special announcement of this inaugural program with leaders from the Woodrow Wilson Foundation and the University of Indianapolis.

    The Woodrow Wilson MBA Fellowship in Education Leadership recruits and prepares outstanding school and district leaders. Its goal is to address the United States’ twin educational achievement gaps—the one between the nation’s lowest performing and its best schools, as well as the one between the nation’s best schools and their top international competitors. The Fellowship seeks both to prepare leaders who can bring American schools up to world-class levels of performance and to develop a new gold standard for preparing education leaders.

    Ms. Dietz will receive $50,000 to cover tuition for the MBA program and other expenses. The Fellowship program will provide specialized preparation in areas such as leadership, finance, human resources, organizational change—all focusing on education. Fellows will also participate in school leadership and business immersion experiences. Visit this link http://woodrow.org/fellowships/ww-ed-mba/info/2014-indiana-fellows/ for more information.

    Ms. Dietz has been with Avon Schools for nine years and works at River Birch and White Oak Elementary Schools. 


     
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  • ACSC Virtual Summer School is Open!
     
    To help keep our students in a routine of learning and exploration, ACSC is pleased to announce that its Virtual Summer School is open. The District designed this valuable resource to support summer academic progress through the use of a variety of online resources and grade-level appropriate skill packets. Here is the link: http://avon-schools.org/Page/7693. 
     

     
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  • ACSC Awarded Safety Grant
     
    Governor Mike Pence announced more than $9 million in grant funding to more than 250 local schools and school corporations across Indiana through the Secured School Safety Grant Program. Avon Community School Corporation was awarded $50,000 to employ an SRO (School Resource Officer) and for equipment to further secure school buildings. The Indiana Secured School Safety Board approved the grants.

    This is the second time Secured School Safety grants have been awarded. The first awards, announced November 1, 2013 (at Cedar Elementary), also totaled more than $9 million. The Secured School Safety Grant program is a dedicated state grant fund that provides matching grants to school corporations, charter schools, or coalitions of school corporations and/or charter schools.
     

     
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  • Avon Education Foundation Names Kerry Tuttle as New Executive Director
     

    Tuttle The Avon Education Foundation has announced that Mrs. Kerry Tuttle has been named as its new Executive Director.

    Mrs. Tuttle will begin her new role on June 2, 2014. She succeeds Mrs. Pam DeWeese who announced her retirement earlier this year. Mrs. Tuttle currently serves as the Public Campaign Coordinator at Indianapolis Zoo. At the Zoo, she led the public campaign for the Simon Skjodt International Orangutan Center, raising money through grass roots efforts and coordinating marketing initiatives for the Center. Prior to that, Mrs. Tuttle was the Executive Director of Prevent Child Abuse Hendricks County.

    “Avon Education Foundation is excited to have Kerry as our new executive director,” stated Shane Sommers, AEF Board President. “Her experience, proven leadership and commitment to the community will be an asset to the foundation. We look forward to her continuing to develop and grow a great education foundation into the future.”

    Mrs. Tuttle has been involved with Avon Schools serving as a member of the Avon Parent Partnership Committee and as a member of the White Oak PTO Board. She currently serves on the AEF Board of Directors leading public relations initiatives.

    Mrs. Tuttle is a graduate of Indiana University with a degree in History and Political Science. She grew up in Hendricks County and has lived in Avon for eight years with her husband and daughter.

    The Avon Education Foundation is a 501©3 charity. Its mission is to encourage, recognize, and support creativity, innovation, and excellence by enhancing educational opportunities within the Avon Community Schools & providing a structured mechanism for support by corporate and private partners. Visit their website at www.avoneducationfoundation.org for more information.


     

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