School Supply lists: As in years past, lists are similar, but team specific. If you are not sure which team your child is on, please look at both lists for your child's grade and get items that are on both lists. You will be able to pick up more specific items after you see your child's class schedule. Printed lists will be available at Oriole Preview Day, July 19.
7th grade teams:
Team Taurus - CLICK HERE
Team Scorpion - CLICK HERE
ENCORE CLASSES - Art, FACS, Engineering & Technology, Choir, Band, Orchestra, Spanish, Japanese CLICK HERE
8th grade teams:
Team Phoenix - CLICK HERE
Team Chameleon - CLICK HERE
AMSN offers online ordering for yearbooks. If you would like to order your child's yearbook using a credit card, please use the link below.
If you would like to pay by cash or check, please stop by the main office, or have your child bring $25 cash or check (made payable to AMSN) to the office to place your order. Yearbook prices will increase to $30 after winter break.
Fall Athletic Dates:
Football: July 28; equipment handout (8th graders @ 4:00pm, 7th graders @ 4:45) in small gym, enter door 12. Bring $115 for fees
August 1; first practice until 5:30pm
Volleyball: July 26; open gym (8th grade only) until 4:00pm
July 27 and 28; try-outs for 8th grade
July 29; Open gym until 4:00pm
August 1 and 2; try-outs for 7th grade
Cross Country: August 1; first practice
Girls Golf: August 8; first practice
Boys Tennis: August 2 and 4; try-outs after school
August 8; first team practice
Changes in Pre-Participation Physical Form (2016-17)
The IHSAA Pre-Participation Physical form has been updated for the 2016-17 school year. Any student athlete wishing to participate in athletics at Avon Middle School North or Avon High School must complete an updated physical, dated on or after April 1, 2016, in order to be eligible for participation for this summer and fall. All pages of the physical must be complete for the physical to be valid. Please pay special attention to the first page of the form, as all changes and requirements are listed.
An updated physical form can be found HERE
As always, students currently participating in athletics are eligible until June 1, 2016. If your student is interested in a spring athletic team, he/she can get a copy of the 2015-16 IHSAA physical form in the main office, or one can be printed from the website below.
ACSC Names Chris Hill as Teacher of the Year
Avon High School Teacher Chris Hill was named Avon Community School Corporation’s Teacher of the Year for 2015-16. The announcement came during an all-employee Back-to-School Celebration. He was chosen by a committee comprised of community members.
Mr. Hill has taught in Avon for 10 years, currently teaching Engineering Technology and is also a Project Lead the Way teacher. He sponsors the Avon Robotics Club which was the recipient of a NASA Grant, earned a State Championship and had a Top 50 Robot in the World winner. Mr. Hill is the legislative chair for the Indiana Association for Career and Technical Education and was a recipient of the Lilly Foundation Teacher Creativity Fellowship in 2015. In addition, he has won the Donors Choose Duke Energy STEM Grant, PwC Foundations for Financial Literacy Grant, Avon Education Foundation Grant and the Microsoft Choose to Code Beta Testing Award. Mr. Hill received his bachelor’s degree from Indiana State University in 2006 and his master’s degree from Ball State in 2012.
This year’s Back-to-School Celebration included a special announcement for the Teacher of the Year Award program: Andy Mohr (Andy Mohr Automotive Group) told the crowd of about 800 employees that his company is the new sponsor. An annual $5,000 award will be distributed among the District Teacher of the Year and other finalists. Mr. Mohr presented Chris Hill with a crystal award and check. Mr. Hill also received a gift from the Sharon Pinnick Educational Fund, (Hendricks County Community Foundation) and the Avon Rotary Club. In addition, Flowered Occasions donated a floral arrangement.
The other candidates (who were previously selected as their buildings’ Teacher of the Year) included: Joshua Deisler (Avon Middle School North); Holly Baker (Avon Middle School South); Michelle Howard (Avon Intermediate School East); Serena Runions (Avon Intermediate School West); Ashlee Tucker (Cedar Elementary); Stephanie Fetzer (Hickory Elementary); Janet Craig (Maple Elementary); Bobby Coppadge (River Birch Elementary); Sarah Altman (Sycamore Elementary); and Kelly Mitchell (White Oak Elementary); and Lori Karnuta (Pine Tree Elementary).
Avon Community School Corporation submitted Mr. Hill’s impressive portfolio to the Indiana Department of Education for the state’s selection process of the Indiana Teacher of the Year award.
Here is a link to a video of the announcement: Teacher of the Year Video
Back to School Information for ACSC Families
ACSC students head back to school on Wednesday, July 27th! To assist our returning and new student families with all the information needed to begin another successful school year, here are three important links:
The New School Year Guide can be found here: New School Year Guide
Back-to-School Night Dates can be found here: Back-to-School Night Dates
Transportation information (Neighborhood lists, Here Comes the Bus, etc.) can be found here: Transportation
If you need further information, please contact your child's school or the Administration Center at 317-544-6000.
Sign Up for Here Comes the Bus to Track Your Child's School Bus
ACSC families can use Here Comes the Bus – a website and mobile app – to view the real-time location of their child’s school bus. Through this program, parents may also receive push notifications or email alerts regarding bus changes and/or delays.
Here Comes the Bus is offered as a FREE service to ACSC families.
Important Information for Non-Resident Transfer Students (2016-17 School Year)
For the 2016-2017 school year, Avon Community School Corporation (ACSC) will continue to accept new transfer student applications from non-resident students in the order received for Grades 9, 10 and 11 through September 9, 2016, based on availability.
Interested non-resident students should complete the ACSC 2016-2017 Application for Enrollment of a Student Without Legal Settlement in the School District. Applications are to be submitted to the Administration Building at 7203 East U.S. Hwy 36, Avon, IN 46123, faxed to (317) 544-6001, or emailed to VLLengerich@avon-schools.org.
Questions concerning non-resident transfer students should be directed to:
Dr. John F. Atha, Assistant Superintendent
7203 East US HWY 36
Avon, Indiana 46123
ACSC Board Names Dr. Scott Wyndham as Director of Finance and Operations
The Avon Community School Corporation Board of School Trustees accepted the recommendation to name Dr. Scott Wyndham as Avon School’s Director of Finance and Operations effective July 1, 2016. Dr. Wyndham is currently the Director of Special Education for Brownsburg Community School Corporation.
While at Brownsburg Schools, Dr. Wyndham gained valuable experience working with various grants and budgets as well as developed innovative programs to meet students’ needs. His previous experience with MSD of Wayne Township allowed him to serve as building administrator during the planning, construction and operation of what is now the largest public preschool program in Indiana.
Dr. Wyndham has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Indiana University, a Master of Science Degree from Indiana State University, and a Doctor of Education Degree from Ball State University.
Transportation Department Staffers Win State Titles
ACSC Transportation Department staff members Charlie Heiss and Alan Filder both won state titles at the recent School Transportation Association of Indiana (STAI) competition. Mr. Heiss won the Technician Award and Mr. Fidler won the Inspector Award. These two state champions are now headed to Nationals to represent Indiana and Avon!
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: $80 for a whole day and $40 for a half day.