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School News

  • Sale through August 28
    Avon North Spirit Wear Sale!
     
    This Friday, August 28, is the last day to turn in fall spirit wear orders!!! Order forms are available in the front office, or by clicking below. We take cash or check (made payable to AMS North PEP). Orders can be turned in to the main office.
     

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  • Parents and Students:  we have created a new "TECHNOLOGY" tab at the top of our homepage. Please check that out for information regarding Schoology access and navigation, as well as Technology Guidelines regarding the Step-Up program and Insurance information for the HP Streams.  Hopefully this information will answer any basic questions you might have. If you are looking for PowerParent information, please continue to click on the link on the left side of the school webpage.
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  • AMSN School Day:  7:45-2:35
    Office Hours: 7:00-3:30 
    All visitors must enter through Door 1 on the west side of our building, and sign in at the front office. All other doors remain locked during the school day.  Students may enter the building beginning at 7:25am each day. 

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  • Yearbook orders - we now offer online sales for yearbooks. Please visit the website below to reserve your copy. Yearbooks are $25. If you would prefer to pay cash or check, please contact the main office.
     
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  • After School Homework Help
     
    Homework Help begins Sept. 2 Our Afterschool Homework Help program will begin on Tuesday, September 8. If you would like more information, please contact Mrs. Matthews at GBMatthews@avon-schools.org. Parents will need to fill out a permission form for their student. You can find the form on the Parent Information and Student Forms page, or click HERE

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  • Target: Take Charge of Education
     
    TARGET TCOE Avon Middle School North has registered for the Target Take Charge of Education program. If you have a Target Visa or Debit Card, you can register your card with Target. Just go to www.target.com/tcoe and find our school. AMSN's ID number is 153421.

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Athletic News

  • Team Pictures for Fall Sports:
     
    Cheer - Cheer pictures are postponed - we will keep cheerleaders informed about a new date
     
    All other fall sports - Friday, August 28, right after school. Please have your picture forms ready for the photographer - do not turn order forms in to the office. 

     
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  • Attending Avon High School Athletic Contests
     
    For those students who wish to attend AHS athletic contests, there are some vital behaviors that need to be addressed:
     
    1.  All Middle School students must pay admission.
     
    2.  You have two options for games:  Sit in the Middle School seating or sit with your parents.
     
    Please remember that you are representing ALL Avon schools when you attend any event. While we want students to show their support for Avon athletic teams, school rules apply. If rules are not followed, students will be removed from the game and no refund will be issued. 

     
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  • Travel Release Consent Form
     
    If your student athlete will not be riding the school provided transportation, please sign the Contest Travel Release for each event. This form can be found HERE or on the Athletic Forms page. If you have questions, please contact Mr. Keller, or your child's coach.  

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District News

  • Vocational Rehabilitation Info Session

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  • Information Session on Social Security Benefits

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  • New Administrators Named at Avon Schools
     
    The Avon Community School Board approved the appointment of two new administrators for Avon Schools. Mr. Keary Rininger will become the new principal at Hickory Elementary effective August 31, 2015. Mr. Jarrod Gatlin was named the assistant principal for Maple and White Oak Elementary Schools. He will begin his new role September 3, 2015.

    Mr. Rininger comes to the district from MSD of Perry Township where he served as principal at Glenns Valley Elementary School for four years. In other roles, he has served as assistant principal and fourth grade teacher. He received a master’s degree from Butler University and an undergraduate degree from Purdue University.

    Mr. Gatlin will take on the unique roll of serving as assistant principal for both Maple and White Oak Elementary Schools. He most recently served as an assistant principal at Allisonville Elementary (MSD Washington Township). Additional experience includes high ability teacher, instructional coach and elementary principal. Mr. Gatlin received a bachelor’s degree from Purdue University and a master’s degree from Butler University.

    “We are thrilled to attract such accomplished educational leaders to Avon and we are grateful to their sending districts for the smooth transitions,” stated ACSC Superintendent Dr. Margaret (Maggie) Hoernemann.

    Mrs. Nikki Harrison, principal of Maple Elementary will serve in the dual role of principal at Maple and White Oak Elementary.

    The School Board expressed appreciation for former White Oak Principal Mrs. Annette Patchett and former Hickory Principal Mr. Scott Collins for their leadership and service to Avon’s students. They also thanked retired Avon educator Mrs. Pat Rhodes for filling in as assistant principal during the search process.

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    Mr. Rininger (pictured above) 
     
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    Mr. Gatlin (pictured above) 
     

     
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  • Transportation Notice to Avon Families
     
    The Town of Avon is implementing a road widening project at CR 100 North, east of Ronald Reagan Parkway. We have been informed by the Town that the intersection will close on Wednesday, August 12th. This project is expected to last approximately four weeks; therefore Avon Schools has to reroute approximately 70 buses due to the construction. Schools impacted the most include Avon High School, AMS-North, AIS-East, Maple, Sycamore and River Birch. Please expect delays during this time. We certainly appreciate your patience.  
     

     
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  • TOY2015 Katie McLaughlin Chosen as ACSC Teacher of the Year 

    Katie McLaughlin, an art teacher shared between Pine Tree and Sycamore Elementary Schools, was selected as the Avon Community School Corporation Teacher of the Year. During opening day activities, she was presented with a special plaque and award from the Sharon Pinnick Educational Fund, (Hendricks County Community Foundation), a check from the Avon Rotary Club, a small stipend from the District, as well as a gift card from A+ Teaching Supplies and a special bouquet from Flowered Occasions. Miss McLaughlin was selected as Avon’s Teacher of the Year by a committee comprised of community members.

    Miss McLaughlin was noted for incorporating technology in the classroom with stop-motion animation, photography, coding and 3-D modeling.

    “Miss McLaughlin’s teaching philosophy focuses on a student-centered choice based approach,” said Dr. Margaret (Maggie) Hoernemann, ACSC Superintendent. “She encourages students to learn to think like artists to generate their own ideas and become more comfortable navigating the creative problem-solving process. She is amazing in her use and understanding of technology integration within her lesson design.”

    Miss McLaughlin has taught in Avon Schools for three years. She received a bachelor’s degree from Edinboro University (Edinboro, PA) as well as her post baccalaureate certification. 

    The other candidates (who were previously selected as their buildings’ Teacher of the Year) included: Kristin Bolek (Avon High School); Luke Tudor (Avon Middle School North); Jim Casey (Avon Middle School South); Dru Pearcy (Avon Intermediate School East); Laura Glatz (Avon Intermediate School West); Tara Roberds (Cedar Elementary); Haley Roesch (Hickory Elementary); Robin Britton (Maple Elementary); Ruby Laux-Jacobs (River Birch Elementary); Laura Burkhart (Sycamore Elementary); and Kayla Breivogel (White Oak Elementary).

    Avon Community School Corporation submitted Miss McLaughlin’s unique portfolio to the Indiana Department of Education for the state’s selection process of the Indiana Teacher of the Year award. 

     

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  • ACSC Announces New School Bus Tracking App
     

    As students prepare to head back to school, parents in Avon Community School Corporation are gearing up with an innovative new website and mobile device app that provides GPS tracking of their child’s bus. The new app, Here Comes The Bus®, provides parents and school administrators the real-time location of a child’s bus on a smartphone, tablet or computer.

    “In an effort to keep children safe, parents want to know the location of their child’s bus, whether it’s running late, early or on time. Here Comes the Bus will give them the information they need when they need it,” said Mike Rawlinson, Transportation Director for Avon Schools.

    Through the Here Comes the Bus app, parents can select the alerts they want to receive and how. For instance, they can receive a push notification* or email alert when their child’s bus is within five minutes of the bus stop. In addition, parents can quickly locate their bus on a customizable map from anywhere, and will see when it arrives at or leaves school, or if there’s a schedule change.

    “We think it’s an essential tool for our parents and also helps us reduce tardiness and absences related to students missing the bus,” added Dr. John Atha, Avon Community Schools Assistant Superintendent. “By using it, parents won’t have to ask or guess about the location of their child’s bus at any given time. They’ll know.  It’s going to alleviate worry and bring peace of mind.”

    The only mobile device app available in the U.S. that alerts parents that their child’s bus is near, Here Comes the Bus is from Synovia Solutions™, the same company that provides GPS tracking systems for Avon buses. These GPS software solutions work to increase fuel efficiency, improve safety measures and track vehicle location.

    “When we heard about the availability of the website and app, we knew it was a great solution,” explained Dr. Atha. “There are no hardware costs so it was as easy as flipping the switch to engage the program. Most importantly, we knew that we could trust Synovia Solutions to protect our children by helping to shield students from inclement weather, rush-hour traffic and other roadside dangers.”

    Here Comes the Bus can be first accessed on the web and then downloaded for a fee via the App Store or Google Play by Avon Community School Corporation parents. The app is secure, providing parents with a private ID that grants access to only their child’s bus. Here Comes the Bus is available in three languages, users can choose between English, Spanish and French.

    For more information, visit synoviasolutions.com/here-comes-the-bus

     
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  • ACSC Rolls Out New Technology Initiative!
     
    Avon Community School Corporation (ACSC) is implementing a new program for students in 5th through 12th grades. The Strategic Technology Expansion Plan and Upgrades Program (STEP-UP) will prepare Avon students for a technology-rich future while expanding learning outside the traditional classroom.

    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. 

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  • School Bus ACSC Transportation Department--Letter to Families
     
    The ACSC Transportation Department has sent a letter to families regarding updates for the 2015-16 school year. Please click this link to view the letter: Transportation Letter
     
    The Transportation web page can be found at: http://avon-schools.org/Page/157
     
     

     
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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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