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News & Updates

Stay up-to-date with what is happening in and around AIS East by clicking on the articles below. If you'd like to see district-wide updates, visit the Avon Experience page on the district website.

student assembling robot

If you're a student who loves Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) and you'll enter grades 3-8 in the fall, Summer STEM Camp is for you!

grant recipients

AEF exists to support creativity, innovation, and excellence within Avon Schools. They recently awarded 21 Helping Hands Grants to Avon educators. Meet the recipients and find out how they plan to use their awards.

child in graduation hat

Students have a special opportunity to support innovation, creativity, and excellence in our classrooms by participating in Hats Off to AEF Day, Friday, March 8. Students who bring a $1 donation can wear a hat to school.

spring break box

Help the Mary Lee Maier Community Pantry make sure an Avon student and their family have enough food in their pantry during spring break by filling a supplied box with kid-friendly, non-perishable food items.

students with instruments

On January 27 and February 3, a record number of Avon's grade 6-12 musicians performed at the Indiana State School Music Association Solo & Ensemble contest. Hundreds brought home gold and silver ratings.

ALL Stars

In February, you nominated 83 individuals as ALL Stars - Avon Schools employees who embody our mission: ALL belong, learn, and grow. Meet this month's ALL Stars.

aerial photo of east and west

Avon’s kindergarten through sixth grade students have spoken. In August 2025, when AIS East and West open their doors as elementary schools, students will walk into Evergreen Elementary and Willow Elementary.

broadway kids logo

This summer camp, which is scheduled for June 17-21, is an excellent opportunity for students entering grades 1-8 to learn the fundamentals of musical theatre and experience all aspects of practicing, producing, and performing.

camp invention

This year's all-new program sparks curiosity and builds confidence as campers in grades 1-6 collaborate in fun, hands-on STEM challenges led by qualified educators to help their creativity shine.

teacher

Avon Schools is hosting a Teacher Recruitment Event from 8:00 am to noon on Saturday, February 24. The event is at the Avon Professional Development Center at White Oak Early Learning Center. Register today!

Dr. Wyndham and podcast guests

Listen in as Dr. Wyndham has a conversation with four veteran educators who left their roles in Avon Schools only to return to the profession and our district. They talk about what it was like to step away from teaching, what drew them back to Avon Schools, and how they are helping themselves and their colleagues remain supported, healthy, and energized in their roles.

major saver logo

AEF's mission is to support creativity, innovation, and excellence within the Avon Community School Corporation. Join them by participating in the Major Saver Fundraiser.

riley dance callout

We are looking for Riley families who would attend the Riley Dance Marathon on April 20 and share their stories with participants. If you are — or someone you know is — a Riley family, let us know!

ALL Stars

In January, you nominated 37 individuals as ALL Stars - Avon Schools employees who embody our mission: ALL belong, learn, and grow. Meet this month's ALL Stars.

avon school board

We are extremely grateful for the dedication and commitment of our five school board members: President Kim Woodward, Vice President Anne Engelhardt, Secretary Sarah Parent, Cindy Simmons, and Jennifer Smith.

ALL Stars

In December, you nominated 61 individuals and one team of instructional assistants as ALL Stars - Avon Schools employees who embody our mission: ALL belong, learn, and grow. Meet this month's ALL Stars.

black and gold day

The Avon Town Council has declared Friday, December 15, Black and Gold Day in honor of Avon High School's 2023 National Blue Ribbon School award and the Avon Marching Black & Gold's fourth Bands of America Grand National Championship. Celebrate with us!

sounds of the season

In Avon Schools, it’s beginning to look — and sound — like the holiday season. Mark your calendars and join us at the band, orchestra, and choir performances listed here.

ALL Stars

In November, you nominated 53 individuals and one entire school staff as ALL Stars - Avon Schools employees who embody our mission: ALL belong, learn, and grow. Meet this month's ALL Stars.

Dr. Wyndham and podcast guests

Each November, we dedicate an episode of the Orioles In-The-Know podcast to one simple question, “What are you grateful for?” During the e-learning day earlier this month, we spoke with River Birch Elementary, Avon Intermediate School West, Avon Middle School North, and Avon High School teachers, administrators, and support staff about what they're grateful for.

Dr. Wyndham and podcast guests

Join Superintendent Dr. Scott Wyndham in this special episode as he talks with Director Matt Harloff and Assistant Director Karl Hartman about Avon Marching Black & Gold's Bands of America Grand National Championship, the fourth in the AHS Band's illustrious history.

Thank You Veterans!

To all past and present members of the US Armed Forces, thank you for your service. Our schools have been awash in red, white, and blue this week as Veterans Day celebrations have taken place. Enjoy a few photos showing some of the highlights.

children in snow

From time to time, it may cause us to call for a delay, early dismissal, e-learning day, or even a closure. Here's how we decide and notify you.

Parent-Teacher Conferences a Success

Last spring, district leaders amended the 2023-24 school year calendar to include dedicated space and time for conferences to occur on two afternoons in September. We surveyed parents and educators about the experience and here is what they said.

ALL Stars

In October, you nominated 41 individuals as ALL Stars - Avon Schools employees who embody our mission: ALL belong, learn, and grow. Meet this month's ALL Stars.

runner

The 2023 NOVA Run Club season begins soon! This year's club will be open to any ACSC student from first grade to eighth grade. Learn more and register today.

breakfast is served

All Avon K-12 students have the opportunity to begin each day filled up and ready to learn. Our schools serve breakfast each morning for just $1.85.

chris parker

Chris Parker is one of ACSC's longest-tenured staff. He has dedicated 42 and a half years to Avon Schools, and he is retiring this Friday. AIS East honored him by celebrating Chris Parker day on Wednesday, September 27.

ALL Stars

You nominated 61 staff members, a volunteer, a team, and a therapy dog — It's true! — who you feel embody our mission: ALL belong, learn, and grow. Thank you for taking the time to submit your nominations.

parent and student

Parent-teacher conferences will take place for grades k-8 on September 28 and 29. Students will have school in the morning. During the afternoon, parents will attend conferences and students will complete e-learning assignments. Here are the details.

student with track medals

This AIS East student is fast! He has sprinted to a #1 USATF ranking in Indiana for the 800-meters and he represented Avon in Eugene, Oregon, in this summer's national competition.

substance abuse workshop

Don't miss out on a crucial informational presentation that could make all the difference in your child's life. Join us for an informative and enlightening session on current drug trends among teenagers.

woman speaking into bullhorn

Stand up, speak out for Avon Schools by becoming an Oriole Advocate. Advocates promote student achievement and community engagement by lending a voice to students, teachers, and staff. Apply today!

Dr. Wyndham and podcast guests

In this episode, Dr. Wyndham talks with Avon Intermediate School East Instructional Assistant Sue Misner and Principal Brad Bates. Find out why she's such a deserving recipient of the 2023 Support Staff of the Year award.

stadium stands with fans

Mark your calendars for Saturday, August 19, and plan to join Avon Marching Black & Gold and Avon Athletics at 2023 Community Day.

Sarah Valentin

Pine Tree Elementary Multilingual Learner Teacher Sarah Valentin is our 2023 Teacher of the Year. Congratulations, Sarah!

retirees

The Board, Superintendent Dr. Scott Wyndham, school and district administrators, and friends and family gathered to celebrate 19 men and women who are retiring from Avon Schools this year.

25 graduates

The Evening of Excellence is a celebration of the Avon High School graduating class featuring the top 25 students by academic rank. Each student honors two educators. Meet them all.

dr wyndham and podcast guests

The substance abuse epidemic isn't only happening somewhere else or on the evening news. It is affecting young people in our community. Dr. Wyndham talks with substance abuse, mental wellness, and law enforcement experts about how we can protect and care for young people.

students raising hands

Inside this issue: a note from Dr. Wyndham about plans for future growth and expansion, information about the Avon High School project, stories about students and and teachers achieving high honors, and much more.

girl sitting alone

Willow Center Community Director Chase Cotton will lead this interactive and informative community session on February 22. It is designed to equip parents and caregivers to talk to their children about substance use and mental health. Join us.

maintenance crew with award

Avon Community School Corporation is one of two Indiana school districts recognized as 2022 Clean Air Award recipients by the National Air Filtration Association.

student vaping

How much do you know about vaping? What can you do to help someone break the habit or prevent it in the first place? If you need more information, tools, and resources, make plans to attend.

gift presentation in board room

Several Avon residents banded together to conduct a campaign to raise money from hundreds of likeminded individuals. They presented Avon Schools with a gift that would remind us of their support and deep appreciation.

speech bubbles

Thanks to a small collection of helpful tools — and the people who use them — our multilingual learners and their families can belong, learn, and grow.

substitute teacher with students

Are you looking for an opportunity to make a positive impact in the community and gain valuable experience? It's time to Sub In! Substitute Teachers are MVPs in Avon Schools.

brad, keith, ranesha, and christy

On May 27, the last day of the 2021-22 school year, the Avon Board of Trustees approved Dr. Wyndham's recommendation to hire four administrators.

dr wyndham and podcast guests

There's no more appropriate way to conclude season 2 of the Orioles In-The-Know podcast than to highlight some of our graduating seniors in this senior sendoff.

dr wyndham and podcast guests

Join Dr. Wyndham in this celebration of Avon's incredible educators as he talks with leaders from two of the organizations working hard to support our teachers. Plus, hear from dozens of Avon students.

globe and hands

Make plans to bring your entire family and join the celebration at the 2022 Culture Fair on May 7. The event is open to the public.

interior of avon library

April is School Library Month in the Avon Community School Corporation libraries. Here are some examples about what is happening in your school library.

avon east orchestra

Congratulations to Avon ensembles for their fine performances and multiple awards during the 2022 ISSMA Organizational Event at Avon Middle School North.

dr wyndham and podcast guests

Over the years, many families have chosen to send their children with disabilities to Avon Schools because of our reputation for excellence in Special Education. Find out why.

dr wyndham and podcast guests

Avon is known across the nation for the sustained success of our Music Education program. The success at AHS wouldn't be possible without the foundation that is built in Avon's elementary, intermediate, and middle schools.

aerial photo of avon

Inside this issue, get details about development happening in and around Avon, information about Pine Tree Elementary School's big recognition, the latest Performing Arts accomplishments, and much more.

student with book

Welcome to The Library Minute. This week, a student at Avon Intermediate School East shares his review of Alex Rider Skeleton Key.

forest floor covered with leaves

With Thanksgiving coming up, we take a break from our normal conversations and invite you into some of our classrooms to hear what makes Avon's students and educators grateful.

Oriole Update Fall 2021

Learn more about AHS student enrollment and growth predictions, portable classrooms at Intermediate East and West, the Teacher and Support Staff of the Year, Baby and Golden Oldie Orioles, and more.

dru pearcy and students

When  Dru Pearcy heard a challenge to turn the adversity of the pandemic into something that would bring light and hope into the world, she decided to write a book.