AHS Video Goes Viral!
Have you seen the new Avon High School lip dub video? It has gone viral on YouTube! Posted just this past weekend, the six-minute video has garnered nearly 150,000 views. It has been featured on the local news & radio stations as well as nationally on ABC World News Tonight, FOX News and Good Morning America. You can view it here: http://bit.ly/1imHGL7. It is a fun collaboration featuring most of the AHS student body to raise awareness and funds for this weekend’s Riley Dance Marathon. If you would like to make a donation, please click: http://donate.rileykids.org/goto/ahslipdub.
AEF Comedy Night Raises Funds for Avon Students
There is still time to purchase your tickets for the Avon Education Foundation Comedy Night on Saturday, April 26th from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Duke Energy Center (Metropolis Plainfield). This hilarious evening, with entertainment provided by Comedy Sportz, will celebrate funds raised to support all Avon schools and kids in grades K-12.
Click here to view the Oriole Auction, which begins inside each Avon school on Monday, April 21st. Be sure to check out some of the unique items that you can bid on. Visit the AEF website at: http://avon-schools.org/aef to purchase tickets. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Avon Schools Administration Center (7203 East US HWY 36, Avon).
2014-15 Calendar Survey
This survey will be active, online from April 7 to April 21st, 2014. Upon review of the results, the administration and Board may consider changes to the 2014-15 calendar.
AHS Class of 2014 Seniors Parker Haviza (left) and Nicholas Fales (right) have been selected as candidates for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. This is the second year in a row that AHS has had at least one candidate (in 2013, Mikala Hillis was a candidate and advanced to semifinalist status). Candidates are identified based on their SAT and/or ACT scores. The program was established to recognize some of our nation's most distinguished graduating seniors.
Did you miss the State of the Schools? State of the Schools? Doesn’t that sound pretentious? Well, we used that title for recent presentations because it was descriptive. In January we welcomed about 40 guests to the administration center to hear about our schools. If you have time and patience to download the videos and slides, you can access various segments (Introduction/Strategic Plan; Growth and Demographics; Transportation; Technology; School Funding; Teacher Compensation; Property Tax Impact; and the Imperfect Storm) of the presentation at http://avon-schools.org/Page/11118.
In this same effort to focus on the Corporation’s Strategic Plan Goal #3 to enhance communications at all levels to build stronger, richer and more authentic relationships, please be sure to view the Corporation Snapshot to learn some interesting facts about this great school system. It can beviewed at http://bit.ly/1cQTQfx.
I am also happy to share a new Video Archive Page that features several informational district-related videos. Please visit http://avon-schools.org/Page/10801 to view the following videos: (1) Avon District Video; (2) Avon Indiana Science Initiative; and (3) Avon Work Study Program and (4) Outdoor Learning Center. We will be adding more in the near future.
There has never been a more challenging era in our school system’s history. We are all concerned about class sizes and financial challenges yet we cannot even begin to address these issues without our community understanding the complexity of our financial state. Reviewing the State of the Schools segments discussed above will give you a great start. It will take time but we hope you will find it time well spent as we will need your input as we move forward.
7:00 PM AHS Band/Orchestra Concert
6:30 PM Maple Spring Program