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AHS News & Updates

We want to keep you in the loop about what is happening at Avon High School. On this page, you'll find our recent posts and you'll be able to access our publication archives. For district news and updates, visit the Experience Avon page on the corporation website.  

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History Club Meeting in Mrs. Servers room A112.

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The Westside Transition Council is hosting the 2023 Transition Fair on February 28, from 5:30-8:00 pm, at Brownsburg High School. Mark your calendar and plan to attend.

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Last weekend, the Avon High School Debate Team had a strong showing at the District Debate Tournament. Two students qualified for 2023 Nationals in Arizona.

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The Roborioles set a goal at the start of the seeason: to send all three teams to the State Championship match. Mission accomplished!

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Avon High School has hired its next Varsity Football Coach. Rob Gibson brings his motivation, energy, and experience to the Orioles football program.

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If you want to learn more about Avon Schools, consider this your invitation to attend Coffee & Conversation with District Leaders on February 16 at 7:30 am at Carl's Donuts.

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The Purduettes are coming to Avon High School to perform on Friday, February 3. Mark your calendars and plan to attend this exciting performance.

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Join us at AHS on March 10 and enjoy the 2023 winter shows from the AHS Cadet Guard, Regional A Guard, A Guard and our Triple Crown WGI Winners: World Guard, World Drumline, and World Winds.

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Students entering grades 7-9 this fall can join us from June 21-23 for an action-packed broadcasting experience led by our Avon TV teacher and students!

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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.

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Avon Academy Coordinator — former AHS Assistant Principal — Kellie Rodkey, gives an overview of plans for the Academy, which is taking shape at the Administration Center.

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At their January meeting, the Avon Board of School Trustees enjoyed a presentation of Project Lead The Way, Work-Based Learning, and Career & Technical Education programs at Avon High School.

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In this episode, Dr. Wyndham talks with Avon Academy's new Coordinator, long-time Avon High School Assistant Principal Kellie Rodkey, about the need for the academy, the type of program she is building, and much more.

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Congratulations to Emma Cremeans and Katherine Langford, two of the three Hendricks County seniors who are winners of 2023 Lilly Endowment Scholarships.

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Avon High School Mathematics Teacher Taryn Schmidt recently distinguished herself as a master of her profession by earning National Board Certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.

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When you encounter challenges in life, you're faced with a choice. This AHS senior rose to meet his challenges ... and then some by completing his first full-length Ironman triathlon.

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Remember, December 16 is the final day of school before winter break begins, and students return to school on Tuesday, January 3, 2023. Happy Holidays, Avon!

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Avon families, can you help Project ANGEL of Hendricks County feed and provide for families this season? Please use is table to send in donations to your child's school.

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Can't make it to the gym? You can still catch all your AHS Orioles basketball by subscribing and streaming through the IHSAA Champions Network.

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Come visit several of our classrooms and hear directly from our students at our elementary, intermediate, middle, and high schools as they answer a simple question: What are you thankful for?

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

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Once again, the Avon Marching Black and Gold have concluded a marching band season on the podium. AMBG brought home runner-up finishes at both the Indiana ISSMA State Finals and Bands of America Grand National competitions.

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Big O, the Avon High School mascot, took time off from a busy afternoon of studies to enjoy reading time with students in the library at the White Oak Early Learning Center this week.

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Avon High School senior Katherine Langford is not only remaining fully engaged for her remaining months at AHS, she's also leading the nonprofit organization she founded: the Hendricks County Speakers Bureau.

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Earlier this month, 20 Avon High School Journalism students travelled to St. Louis for the 2022 Fall JEA/NSPA National High School Journalism Convention. Several brought home awards.

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At the November 14 meeting of the Avon Board of School Trustees, Kyle Nelson was welcomed onboard as Assistant Principal at Avon High School. He will assume his role on January 2.

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AHS Assistant Principal Kellie Rodkey was recently approved as the administrator of our district’s new alternative school, the Avon Simon Youth Academy.


Use your school promo code when ordering and Papa Johns will donate a total 20% of purchase price: 10% to the school you choose and 10% to the Avon Education Foundation.

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Show your support for the Mary Lee Maier Community Pantry by purchasing this shirt and wearing it with pride!


Tuesday, November 8, is a district-wide e-learning day. Here's what you need to know. Here's information about teacher office hours, due dates, and more.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Ten AHS students have earned recognition as Commended Students in the 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program due to their exceptional academic promise.

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This episode of the Orioles In-The-Know Podcast has Dr. Wyndham feeling a pinch of stage fright. Find out why during this fun conversation about this year's fall musical.

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Welcome to The Library Minute. This week, a student at Avon High School shares her review of Tweet Cute by Emma Lord.

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On Thursday, September 15, approximately 700 Avon High School juniors celebrated the 8th annual Junior Day of Caring at nearly 30 sites in Avon and across Hendricks County.

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Sixty-two students and staff members participated in the reading challenge by reading books throughout the summer. They celebrated their achievements with the help of the Frigid Frog

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Avon Education Foundation is currently accepting applications for new board members. If you are interested in actively supporting Avon educators and students, apply today.

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Four Avon High School students achieved the honor of being selected to perform with the Indiana Choral Directors Association All-State Choir.

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Officials of National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced the names of 16,000 Semifinalists in the 68th annual National Merit Scholarship Program and three Avon High School students were on the list.

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Pre-Med Club meeting Monday, September 19th.


The Mary Lee Maier Community Pantry will return to in-person shopping on Thursday, September 15. The pantry is open from 5:00-6:00 pm on Thursdays.

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Avon High School Speech & Debate team members Katherine Langford and Connor Brownfield have earned the distinction of being named Academic All-Americans by the National Speech & Debate Association.

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Fall baseball workouts begin on August 30 and continue every Tuesday and Thursday until Fall Break.

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Can't make it to the game? That's OK. You don't have to miss a minute of live Avon Orioles Varsity Football action this season because it will be available via livestream.

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AHS fall sports are underway. Visit the Athletics website for information about teams, to pick up Avon Orioles gear, to view schedules, to purchase tickets, and more.

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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!

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Alyssa Hartsock graduated from Avon High School in 2016. She's returned to serve as Dance Director. Find out why she's come home to AHS.

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Avon High School Girls Cross Country athlete Jessica Hegedus is fast. Her recent performances are earning the attention of the Central Indiana running community.

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Eco Club call out meeting .

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Picture Day is coming.  Find out more information for 9th-11th grade and 12th grade picture days.

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If you plan to attend the competition in any of our fall sports — Cross Country, Girls Golf, Boys Tennis, Volleyball, Soccer, or Football — please check out the fan guide.

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Three Avon High School students had the opportunity to team up with Megan Jefferson of Jefferson Art Studio to make a mural concept come to life.

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This year, Avon High School Principal's Secretary Carol Ayler was chosen from among the 15 honorees to represent Avon Schools as our 2022 Support Staff of the Year. Join us for episode 37 of the Orioles In-The-Know podcast.

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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.

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Parents and Students: Please join us Thursday, August 19 from 7:00-7:30pm in the Auditorium (Enter Door 33) to hear from our Senior Guidance Counselors

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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.

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On Friday, May 27, more than 800 members of the Avon High School class of '22 received their diplomas, turned their tassels, and celebrated graduation.

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This spring semester, 45 Avon High School students completed their coursework and training and graduated from Harris Academy.

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Unified Track & Field is a fully sanctioned IHSAA sport in which athletes with disabilities compete beside neurotypical peers in events like long jump, shotput, 4x100 relay, 100-yard dash, and more.

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The Avon High School Boys and Girls Cross Country teams are hosting their 11th-annual Running Development Camp this summer. Runners of all abilities are welcome, and Avon students entering grades 4-8 are invited.

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Avon High School junior Emma Cremeans was first runner-up in the 2022 Congressional Art Competition. Her drawing will be displayed in Indiana Representative Victoria Spartz's Carmel office.

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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.

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This summer, the Mary Lee Maier Community Pantry will be open every Thursday (except July 7) from 5:00 - 6:00 pm.

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If your family needs food assistance, please contact the following organizations to learn more about ensuring all students have access to healthy, nutritious foods this summer.

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At the May 9 meeting of the Avon Board of School Trustees, Dr. Wyndham recommended the following candidates to fill three recently vacated Assistant Principal positions at Avon High School.

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Parents, we put together this helpful guide to help you know what to do with your child's laptop this summer.

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The Avon High School Fashion Merchandising Class is hosting a Greek Gala Fashion Show on Wednesday, May 11, and you are invited.

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The Wa-Pe-Ke-Way chapter of DAR hosts an annual essay contest for Hendricks County high school students. Avon High School freshman, Audrey Faletic, is the Hendricks County champion.

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Dr. Catherine Lewis and her daughters, Claire and Sophia, have a passion for world travel and foreign languages. They're combining both passions this summer.

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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.

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If you had the chance to serve your Superintendent a refreshing glass of Kool-Aid, how would you do it? Robotics students at Avon High School automated the process.

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This year, the Avon High School Art Show returns in-person on Tuesday, May 10. Come enjoy the incredible works of art produced by AHS students.

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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.


The Avon High School girls and boys basketball coaching staffs are hosting girls and boys basketball camps for students in kindergarten through 8th grade this June.

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The Avon High School Girls Softball program is hosting youth softball camp from June 14-16 for girls from kindergarten through 8th grade. 

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Avon Girls Soccer is hosting summer camp at the AHS practice fields from June 27-30, and girls entering grades 1-9 are invited to attend.

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The Avon High School girls softball program is hosting youth softball camp from June 14-16 for girls from kindergarten through 8th grade. 


The Avon High School girls and boys basketball coaching staffs are hosting girls and boys basketball camps for students in kindergarten through 8th grade this June.

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Join the Avon Aerial Orioles at Cedar Elementary School on May 9 and 12 for a Jump Rope Workshop. All skill levels are welcome, kindergarten to adult.

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Students entering grades 6-9 this fall can join us from June 22-24 for an action-packed broadcasting experience led by our Avon TV teacher and students!

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Avon Girls Soccer is hosting summer camp at the AHS practice fields from June 27-30, and girls entering grades 1-9 are invited to attend.

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In Avon, winning isn't limited to the field of play. The Avon High School Athletics Department received the 2021-22 Fall Creek Officials Association Hospitality Award.

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On Monday, April 11, the Avon Board of School Trustees approved a recommendation to hire Robb King as Assistant Principal for Special Education at Avon High School.       

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Welcome to The Library Minute. This week, an Avon High School student shares her review of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by by Taylor Jenkins Reid.

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The Avon High School Speech and Debate Club is hosting its second annual Speak Up Summer Camp from May 31 to June 3. Learn to 'Speak Up' this summer.

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In Avon, winning isn't limited to the field of play. The Avon High School Athletics Department received the 2021-22 Fall Creek Officials Association Hospitality Award.

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

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The Avon Outdoor Learning Center is hosting a Native Plant Sale on April 29-30, All proceeds will benefit Avon students' experiences in this outdoor learning environment.

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Dr. Wyndham talks with Athletic Director Josh Larsh, Assistant AD Lance Larkey, and AMS North AD/Dean Ed Faughnan about how participation Oriole Athletics helps students succeed.

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According to the Avon High School Performing Arts Department, Avon achieved something on Saturday evening that has never happened before: a Pageantry Grand Slam.

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Current kindergarten through 8th-grade students, register today for Showstoppers Summer Show Choir Camp. Students from all area schools are welcome to attend.

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The Avon High School Science Olympiad Team represented Avon at Indiana's State competition early in March, wrapping up a successful season.

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We are incredibly proud of all the dancers who participated in Avon Dance Teams this year. Avon sent the largest number of teams to state finals in school history!

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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.

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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.

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Purdue University Extension invites students in grades 3-12 to join them for two mornings of exploring STEM through hands-on stations!

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Our final day of school is Friday, March 18. We will return to school – rested and ready for a strong finish to the 2021-22 school year – on Monday, April 4.

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Assistant Superintendent Dr. Michael Sullivan gave several dozen Avon High School students a crash course in men's fashion at a recent AMP meeting.

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Welcome to The Library Minute. This week, an Avon High School senior shares her review of The Patron Saints of Nothing by Randy Ribay.

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Help AEF line the walkways of the schools, administration building, maintenance facility, and transportation headquarters with an Honor an Educator sign.

black history celebration

Come to the Black History Celebration to experience an exciting event with a laid-back attitude that will include refreshments, dance, plenty of time to interact, and a panel discussion featuring AHS administrators.

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The Avon DECA chapter recently competed against nine schools and over 400 students in the District Competition. Not only did Avon win the district again, 76 students advanced to the state competition in March.

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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.

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The IHSPA announced the winners of its annual Harvey Award contests, recognizing the best individual efforts in scholastic journalism for the 2021 school year. AHS students were recognized in eight categories.

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The Avon High School and Middle School teams competed in the IHSDTA Solo + Ensemble State Finals contest last weekend and won State in the Large Ensemble group.

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The Avon Board of School Trustees celebrated four Avon High School juniors who were recently recognized as IASP Rising Stars.

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Listen in as Dr. Wyndham talks with four of Avon's outstanding educators, Hayley Hatchett (Avon High School), Dewitt Jackson (Avon Middle School South), Megan Lofgren (Avon Intermediate School West), and Clare Hoover (Pine Tree Elementary School).

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Dr. Wyndham talks with Avon High School junior and senior Jasmine Diallo and Summer Adkins about a wide range of topics: their school experiences, the upcoming renovation and expansion, being a student during COVID and more.

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Come to the Interact Club callout meeting right after school on Thursday, August 19th in the ALC Lecture Hall.

disney club

Disney Club meeting, Thursday Jan 13th during Gold SRT on the Eatery side of the Cafeteria! From 10:19-10:47.

harris academy graduates

Several Avon administrators joined five students, their friends, and their family members as they graduated from Harris Academy on Wednesday, December 15.

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Congratulations to Jasmine Diallo, Josh Heitert, Katherine Langford, and Roshan Patel for being named Rising Stars of Indiana by the Indiana Association of School Principals.

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Ruby Club call out meeting Tuesday, December 7th 6pm at AMS South. Enter through door #1

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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.

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In recognition of National Principals Month, Dr. Wyndham sat down for a conversation with three of our outstanding principals who have been recognized for their incredible work over the last year.

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Avon Teen Republicans guest Speaker Whitley Yates, Director of Diversity and Engagement for the GOP. Thursday, October 28th

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Have you ever felt under-equipped and overwhelmed by the responsibility of keeping your kids safe online? If so, join us.

National Merit Commended Students

Five Avon High School students and one '21 graduate have been named 2022 Commended Students by the National Merit® Scholarship Program. 

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The Avon High School Student Government invites you to enjoy candy, activities, and fun at Trunk or Treat.

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The AHS Quiz Bowl team won their first math against Cardinal Ritter on Tuesday night, ending with a score of 44.

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Join us after school from 3:15-4pm on September 29th in A112 for Calligraphy Club! For extra fun, bring a friend! We need to plan for Trunk-or-Treat. 

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Join us after school from 3:15-4pm on September 30th in A112 for History Club! Bring a friend for extra fun! We need to talk about Trunk-or-Treat!

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Reminder to HOSA club members....there will be a meeting today in the ALC Media Center starting at 3:15.

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AHS seniors enjoyed Senior Kickback on September 16. The day gave them a chance to build unity and pride and to reflect on their legacy at AHS.

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More than 750 Avon High School juniors spent a day caring for the community last week, volunteering their time and talent across Avon and Washington Township.

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Life Song, a Christian Club here at Avon High School, we will meet on Wednesday in the choir room (G129) from 3:14-3:45 p.m. Everyone is welcome!

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Calligraphy Club will meet in Mrs. Sever's room (A112) on Wednesday after school until 4pm. Bring a friend and experience the creative fun!

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The Avon Quiz Bowl team will be having an all-member meeting on Tuesday, September 14th after school in Ms. Belleville's room, D214.

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If you are a student in one of the Project Lead the Way Biomedical Science courses, this club is for you. The meeting will be held in the ALC LGI from 3:15 to 3:45.

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Avon High School '21 salutatorian Jacob Mills became a junior at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) before he even stepped onto their Chicago campus. How's that possible?

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Please take a moment to review this map of Avon High School. It illustrates the traffic patterns you'll need to utilize after AHS Varsity Football vs Brownsburg on September 10, 2021.

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The Avon Chess Club will be meeting in Mr. Drabyn's room E119 on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday's of the month starting this Wednesday 9/8/21 from 3:10-4:30 pm.

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The Christian Club, Life Song will be meeting in choir room G129 on Wednesday, September 1st, from 3:15-3:45 p.m.

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Tuesday's meeting will include a friendly competition and candy prizes. Meet in room B112 right after school.

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Join us at AHS this Saturday from 4:30-7:30 pm for an evening packed with fun and support the AHS Marching Black and Gold. Admission is $5 per person.

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Students and staff at Avon High School received an unordinary interruption to their school day on Wednesday. A huge thunderstorm moved through the area at noon causing 25-year-old systems at AHS to become overwhelmed.

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Avon High School has a new Animation Club! If you love to draw and inmate, contact Mrs. Tauer on Schoology for more information. This will be during SRT Club time.

Theatre Students

Are you interested in being a part of the after school theatre group? Then come to Thespian Troupe 8320's Call out Meeting. It is Monday, August 30th after school at 4:30pm in the auditorium.

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There will be an Avon Baseball Callout meeting Wednesday, August 25th in the ALC room 215. 

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Interested in tabletop role-playing games? Avon High School's Dungeon's & Dragon's Club will hold their initial meeting Wednesday, August 25 right after school until 4:00 pm in the ALC Lecture Hall.

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At the ACSC Back-To-School Celebration on July 27, we celebrated three notable Avon educators. Our annual “Baby Oriole Just Hatched” award goes to the person who was most recently hired, and we recognize the people who have the longest tenure in Avon Schools, our “Golden Oldie Orioles.”

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Parents and Students: Please join us Thursday, August 19 from 7:00-7:30pm in the Auditorium (Enter Door 33) to hear from our Senior Guidance Counselors

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There will be a call out meeting for the Swimming and Diving Team on Thursday, August 19th. We will meet after school at 3:20pm at the AHS Pool. tps

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Quiz Bowl is having an officer call-out meeting next Monday after school in Ms. Belleville's room, D214.

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If you are interested in joining the Quiz Bowl team, please stop by Ms. Belleville's room in D214 or Mr. Farr's room in E201 for more information.

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The Avon High School Speech and Debate call-out meeting is Tuesday, August 24 at 7:30 am in the ALC Lecture Hall.

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Reminder that all students driving to school need to complete a parking registration and display their tag in the vehicle. There is no charge this year for the tag.

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Lisa Kern is being recognized as a state finalist for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) for 2021.

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We got to celebrate Orioles—several Avon High School grads with incredible academic achievements—at the June 14 meeting of the Board of School Trustees.

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An explanation of our different opportunities for learning this fall, including e-learning, in-person, and the Hybrid Schedule.  Also includes where to find important information.

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Diversity & Inclusion at Avon High School, Celebrating Black History Month & Other Cultures All Year, Recognizing Similarities & Embracing Differences