Avon Community School Corporation is making changes to our school websites! The transition to new templates begins February 18th and will continue until all sites are completed. Thanks for understanding as we work to update and improve the website experience for our users.
SAVE THE DATE: Mark your Calendars for Spring Academic and Arts Enrichment Camps.
Week 1 is March 20 - 24. Stay tuned for more information.
ACSC Receives Lilly Endowment Counseling Grant
Avon Community School Corporation (ACSC) has received a planning grant of $47,558 under Lilly Endowment Inc.’s Comprehensive Counseling Initiative for Indiana K-12 Students. The aim of the Counseling Initiative is to increase significantly the number of K-12 students in Indiana who are emotionally healthy to realize academic success, graduate from high school, obtain valuable postsecondary credentials, certifications and degrees necessary for meaningful employment. These students will also be prepared to compete and prosper in the global society in which they will live and work.
The K-12 Avon school counselors will collaborate with local and regional organizations, such as Fleck Education, to assess the current counseling program and the social and emotional needs of all Avon students. ACSC is one of 284 Indiana public school corporations and charter schools in Indiana receiving planning grants through the initiative.
“There is a growing need for us to assist our students in understanding their social and emotional schema. This grant encourages the local discussion of the current resources and programs we have and allows us to explore the wealth of knowledge we have in Hendricks County and beyond,” stated Sarah Altman, school counselor at Sycamore Elementary and co-chair of the ACSC committee for this grant. “We want our students to feel connected to our staff and schools, and we know we can play a role in helping our students feel safe at school. We are excited to begin this thorough investigation of our students’ needs and how we can advocate for helping them be successful in their lives,” she continued.
Lilly Endowment Inc. is an Indianapolis-based private philanthropic foundation created in 1937 by three members of the Lilly family - J.K. Lilly Sr. and sons J.K. Jr. and Eli - through gifts of stock in their pharmaceutical business, Eli Lilly & Company. The Endowment is primarily committed to the causes of community development, education and religion and has a special commitment to its hometown, Indianapolis, and its home state, Indiana.
Maple Educator Receives Award from Hendricks County Solid Waste
Janet Craig, Kindergarten teacher at Maple Elementary was named "Environmental Educator of the Year" by the Hendricks County Solid Waste Management District. Amy Sieferman, Outreach Coordinator, said that Mrs. Craig received the award for her environmental excellence in Hendricks County.
"We are super lucky to have an environmental school leader like Mrs. Craig," said Ms. Sieferman. "She teaches her students that they can do hard things like taking care of the earth."
AHS Students Recognized as "Rising Stars in Indiana"
Four Avon High School students are being honored as part of the first Rising Stars of Indiana recognition program. Patryk Baranski, Drew Langford, Christine Rodriguez and Carson Zeller are among 971 high school Juniors from 256 schools being honored.
The Indiana Association of School Principals (IASP) created the 2017 Rising Stars of Indiana. Each Indiana high school was invited to recognize up to four students currently in the 11th grade, based on their academic achievement. According to IASP, the Class of 2018 is surely promised success with the list of scholars that are being recognized.
The students will receive a Certificate of Achievement and be recognized at a luncheon in March.
(Photographed L-R: Drew Langford, Carson Zeller, Christine Rodriguez and Patryk Baranski)
Virtual Option Learning Day
Avon teachers and students have been preparing to use the Virtual Option learning days which gives schools the flexibility to schedule these days to meet the requirements of traditional make-up days. This school year, the Virtual Option may be used to make up a snow-day which may occur after January 16th. Please visit our Virtual Option Information page to learn more.
Bridges in Mathematics: Reporting Update
Changes are coming to how families will receive progress updates for math with our new math program, Bridges in Mathematics. In follow-up to the letter from the school’s principal in early November, you may visit http://www.avon-schools.org/Page/13315 to watch a short video that explains the changes and to view sample reports. Please contact your school’s principal with questions. Support for families with Bridges in Mathematics can also be found on the following website: http://www.mathlearningcenter.org/support/bridges
Here Comes the Bus is FREE to Avon Families
Winter weather is right around the corner! This can make for slower than normal traffic and occasionally cause buses to run a little behind schedule. Be sure to download the free Here Comes the Bus app from the App Store or Google Play. Just sign up and you will know exactly where your child's bus can be found. You can even receive alerts when it is near your home.
Here Comes the Bus is offered as a FREE service to ACSC families. A school code is needed to sign up for the program. The code, further instructions and additional links can be found on the ACSC Transportation web page at http://www.avon-schools.org/Page/157.