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  • Monte Carlo 2017

    Tickets for the 2017 Avon Education Foundation Monte Carlo Night are available at the Avon Schools Administration Center or on Eventbrite!


     

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  • Avon Education Foundation to Host Musical Theater Camp

    Broadway Kids

    AEF will host its 6th annual musical theater camp this summer. The Broadway Kids camp will be held June 26-30 at Avon Middle School North and is open to all students entering grades 1-8. This camp is an exciting opportunity for your student to be introduced to the fundamentals of musical theater and experience all aspects of practicing, producing, and performing some of Braodway's most loved musical numbers. Camp is limited to the first 50 registrations and is expected to sell out! Make sure your child is able to take advantage of this special experience!


     

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  • Local Company Supports AEF Supply Our Schools ProgramElite Pro

    Elite Pro Painting, a family owned company in Avon, recently pledged support for the Avon Education Foundation's Supply Our Schools (SOS) program. The SOS program provides Avon's teachers with free supplies for their classrooms and for students in need. Educators are invited to the ACSC Administration Center twice each month to "shop" for the resources they need. Andy Danforth, owner of Elite Pro Painting, said of his company's support for the SOS program, "I'm not sure where else money could go that can directly affect our community in a better way." AEF will use this generous donation to provide even more markers, pencils, pens, paper, and other supplies for Avon's teachers.

    Thanks to Elite Pro Painting for supporting Avon's students and staff!

     


     

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  • 2016 Avon High School Wall of Fame Ceremony

    On December 16, two accomplished graduates of Avon High School were inducted into the AHS Wall of Fame.

    AHS Wall of Fame

    Jon Cave of Oveido, Florida, is a 1965 graduate of Avon High School where he earned 10 varsity letters and was a member of the National Honor Society.  John earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Ball State University where he played baseball for the BSU Cardinals. A highly respected and widely recognized fly fishing author, photographer, lecturer, and consultant, Jon has been a professional fly casting instructor for over 35 years and operates his own fly fishing school.  He has published numerous articles and several books on the topic of fly fishing and currently holds a seat on the Advisory Council for the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission.  Cave also is a member emeritus of the Board of Governors for the FFF Casting Certification Program which certifies fly casting instructors worldwide.

     

    Jill Fleener Savage of Normal, Illinois, is a 1982 Avon High School graduate as well as a graduate of Butler University, where she was a Dean’s List student and earned a B.A. in Education.  Jill founded Hearts at Home, a national nonprofit organization focusing on issues facing mothers and families across the United States.  A renowned author a motivational speaker, Savage has authored 6 books and has co-authored 2 others. She is recognized as an expert on motherhood and families and has appeared on various media outlets throughout the United States. 

    Congratulations to both of these outstanding graduates of Avon High School!


     

      

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  • AEF Awards 2016 Staff Scholarships for Creativity and Innovation

    The Avon Education Foundation recently awarded more than $6,000 in funding for innovative programs supporting instruction in Avon's schools. The scholarships will be used to enhance curriculum or to address specific remediation needs.

    • Lori Rosemeyer, Avon Intermediate School West, $1,436 for Kids Discover Magazines to supplement social studies curriculum
    • Ashley Schroll, Avon Intermediate School West, $1,500 for novels to connect social studies and language arts lessons
    • Carrie Hood, Avon Middle School South, $620 for an 8th grade STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) unit on environment
    • Serena Runions, Avon Intermediate School West, for novels targeted to support English Language Learners and Response to Intervention 
    • Kevin Gray, Cedar Elementary, $2,200 for intervention for IREAD success for at risk students.

    Congratulations to our scholarship recipients. The next scholarship application deadline is January 13, 2017.


     

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  • AEF Awards Staff Scholarships for Creativity and Innovation

    The Avon Education Foundation recently awarded more than $2,500 in funding for Avon's schools through the AEF Staff Scholarships for Creativity and Innovation program. These awards will allow Avon Community School Corporation teachers to enhance student learning through classroom projects and extra curricular activities. Educators receiving awards are:

    • Donnell Shrewsbury, Avon Intermediate School West, $248 for Dissection Materials
    • Stephen Drabyn, Avon High School, $250 for Chess Sets for Learning
    • Stacey Herr, Avon Middle School North, $250 for Metacognitive Thinkers professional development
    • Robyn Young, Avon High School, $195 for "Makey-ing" it in the Library
    • Audra Snyder, Avon Intermediate School West, $248 for Building Character Through Novels
    • Sallie Gongwer, Pine Tree Elementary School, $250 for Reading and Writing Workshop Picture Books
    • Patricia Doan, White Oak Elementary School, $250 for Flags of English Language Learners
    • Matthew Payne, Avon High School, $250 for a document camera
    • Andrea Rader, Pine Tree Elementary, $235 for Genius Hour Supplies
    • Nicholas Partlow, Avon Intermediate School West, $249 for Calculator Sets for Bridges Curriculum
    • David Rodgers, Avon Middle School South, $294 for National Junior Honor Society

    Congratulations to each of these remarkable teachers. The Avon Education Foundation is proud to support your work!


     

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  • AEF Awards More Than $6,000 in Grants

    The Avon Education Foundation has awarded $6,700 in grants in its spring grant cycle. These grants go directly to teachers and administrators for innovative projects that enhance learning in Avon's schools. Congratulations to these remarkable educators:

    • Karen Oliver, Avon Middle School South, $1,000 for 7th Grade Reading Clubs
    • Julie Stevens, Maple Elementary, $685 for Brains and Bodies Balanced
    • Chris Hill, Avon High School, $360 for Engineering and Technology for AHS Robotics
    • Mallory Jurkash, Cedar Elementary, $500 for Alternative Seating
    • Dan Chapin and Susan Green, Avon Middle Schools North and South, $3,000 for Cooperative Learning Training

    All grants are made possible through your donations to the Avon Education Foundation. Thank you for so generously supporting Avon's schools.


     

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  • AEF Awards Fast Track Grants

    The Avon Education Foundation recently awarded nearly $1,000 in Fast Track grants during their spring grant cycle. Fast Track grants provide expedited approval for grant requests of less than $250. Spring grants were awarded to:

    • Jennifer Gullion, Avon Middle School South, $250 for Building Academic Literacy: An Anthology for Reading Apprenticeship
    • Elizabeth Hallock-Gentner, Avon High School, $99 for Doodles for Success
    • Kimberly Lobosky, Avon High School, $249 for Social Thinking Student Library
    • Jennifer McHenry, Avon Intermediate School West, $243 for 6th Grade Games for Greatness

    Congratulations to all of our Spring 2016 grant awardees.


     

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  • Registration is Open for the AEF Summer Musical Theater Camp!

    Broadway Kids

    Registration is open for the sixth annual Avon Education Foundation Musical Theater Camp led by Cedar Elementary music teacher, Tara Roberds. Camp will be held June 26-30 at Avon Middle School North and is open to all students entering grades 1-8. At this interactive singing, dancing, and acting camp, students will learn about all aspects of producing a musical performance and campers will even have the opportunity to write their own scenes and perform for an audience on June 30 at 5:30. Space in this highly anticipated camp is limited, so register your child today. The AEF Musical Theater Camp is an experience where every child can be a star!


     

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  • Education Plate

    Whoooo doesn't love supporting students? Purchase an Indiana Education License Plate and designate Avon as your school district. The Avon Education Foundation receives $18.75 for each plate sold!

     


     

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  • SOS List
    School Supplies Needed
     
    The first day of school is right around the corner. When you shop for school supplies, pick up a few extras for the AEF Supply Our Schools program. Supplies will be used by Avon's teachers for classroom projects and for students in need. All supplies are appreciated, but the most requested items can be found on this list. School supplies are at their lowest prices of the year, so even a few dollars will go a long way toward supplying Avon's classrooms.
     
    Thank you!
     
     
      

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  • AEF Announces Grant Awards
     
    Congratulations to the Avon Teachers who were recently awarded  grants by the Avon Education Foundation:
    •  Kayla Breivogel, Dana Dietz, Katie Mitchell, Sarah Tuttle, and Holly Clark at White Oak Elementary - Branches Resource Center
    • Janette Fluharty and Amy Bain at Avon Intermediate School East - Mobile Station
    • Jeff Hansel, Julie Porep, and Michael Walden at  Avon Middle School South - Polar Go Fit Devices
    • Alisia Smith at River Birch Elementary - Kindergarten Camp
     
    The following teachers were awarded AEF Fast Track grants which provide up to $250 in funding for projects that encourage, recognize, and support creativity, innovation, and excellence.
    • Amy Hunter, Danielle Bolek, Traci Katterheinrich at White Oak Elementary - Educational Carpets for Preschool
    • Adam Poliskie and Erin Garland at Avon High School - Power to the Students
    • Megan Wilson at Pine Tree Elementary - Learning on the Spot with Hot Dots
     
    Congratulations to this year's grant recipients
     

     
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  • Avon's Teachers Are Excited About the SOS Program 
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    The Avon Education Foundation's Supply Our Schools program officially kicked off on January 8. More than 20 teachers came to the Avon Schools Administration Center to stock up on folders, pencils, glue sticks, and a variety of other supplies for their classrooms. AEF board member Linda Dobbs heads up the program and was encouraged by the positive comments from Avon's teachers. "As a retired teacher myself, I know how much educators spend out of pocket on basic items for their classrooms," Dobbs explained. "I felt as though I was granting wishes for every teacher who came into the store and so many of the shoppers told me that these were exactly the supplies they needed!"
     
    The SOS store will be open several times each month and hours will vary so that every teacher, no matter school start and end time, will be able to take advantage of the program. Supplies will continually be replenished so that they will be available whenever teachers need them. The Avon Education Foundation is asking the community to continue to donate school supplies, particularly dry erase markers, glue sticks, flash drives, and highlighters. Donations can be sent to any Avon school or dropped off at the Avon Schools Administration Center during regular business hours.  
      

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  • Avon High School Hall of Fame
     
    Did you know that the Avon Education Foundation sponsors the Avon High School Hall of Fame? This special honor is given to graduates of Avon High School or former AHS employees to recognize their professional achievements and personal contributions to improve the lives of others and society. Alumni, parents, current Avon students, faculty, staff, school district administrators, or Avon residents may submit nominations. All submissions will be reviewed by the Hall of Fame Induction Committee. Honorees are publicly recognized at an AHS event, have a recognition plaque permanently placed in the Hall of Fame, and receive a commemorative plaque to keep. Nomination forms may be submitted to the AEF office at 7203 E. U.S. Hwy. 36, Avon, IN 46123. 

     
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  • musical instrument Avon Education Foundation's Annual Musical Instrument Drive
    Don't miss the annual Musical Instrument Drive for which AEF is accepting donations of new or used musical instruments.  All band and orchestra instruments, no matter the condition, will be repurposed for beginning band and orchestra students with financial need.  Avon High School Performing Arts Department Chair and AEF Board Member Dean Westman shared his thoughts on the importance of the musical instrument donation drive.  “Looking back on Avon’s orchestra program, in particular, the program began in 2007 with a very small group of pioneering 6th graders.  Without the help of AEF, some of these students would never have had the chance to participate in orchestra because their families could not afford the cost of instruments.  AEF has been an invaluable supporter of music education and we would not be as successful as we are without the assistance AEF has given us over the years.”  Musical instruments will be accepted at the AEF office at the Avon Schools Administration Center. 
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    A Cool Ride for Avon Schools
    license plate
    Show your support for education every time you get behind the wheel!

    Proceeds from each Indiana Department of Education license plate benefit schools across the state. 
    When purchasing your “education” license plate, you must enter Avon Schools or Avon Education Foundation during
    check-out to make sure your contribution goes to support students right here in Avon! 

    For more information, visit the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles site at http://www.in.gov/bmv/2796.htm

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    Your support means the world to us!   
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    Thank you for making a tax-deductible donation to the Avon Education Foundation by using the DONATE button on this webpage or mail to AEF 7203 E. US Hwy 36, Avon 46123. 
     
     
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  • Announcing our new ONLINE Donation option!  Click on the "DONATE" button to the right ------------------->
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  • 2013 SUMMER INSTRUMENT DRIVE LAUNCHES
    2013 instrument drive flyer
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    IN THEIR WORDS:
    Have you ever wondered if your donations to AEF make a difference?
    Click & Watch this STUDENT-PRODUCED video and you will have no doubt!
    THANK YOU!
    (Click the image below)
     
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