Avon High Daily Bulletin



“April showers bring May flowers” … and flocks of pink flamingos! In the next two weeks you will see flocks of flamingos appear on lawns across town. The annual AHS Project Graduation Flocking Fundraiser will run from May 1st until mid-June. Our feathered friends will travel from house to house and those lucky families being “flocked” will be asked to make a donation in exchange for the fun of being flocked. Donations are strictly voluntary. All funds raised will go toward Project Graduation 2014’s substance-free graduation party. Would you like your student to be “flocked”?  Do you know of someone else you would like to have “flocked”?  If so, please send the student’s name and street address along with your name and preferred contact (phone/email) to: Lisa Giarratana: lgiarratana01@snet.net  or Mary Beth Rosato: rosatofamily@comcast.net. Your flock squad thanks you!

Did you know that the Spring musical is next weekend? Come see "Fiddler on the Roof" on May 2, 3 or 4. Tickets will be on sale next week by the Cafteteria during lunch waves. Please see posters around the building for details. 

Boy's Lax Team Fundraiser at TCBY on Wednesday, April 23. 15% of all proceeds (all day) go to the teams! Please come out and show your support. 

Come support Relay for Life! $5 car wash on Saturday, April 26 from 11 am - 3 pm. All proceeds will go towards the fight to end cancer. Please come out and support the cause.

Be here at AHS this Saturday, April 26 from 12-2 pm for an afternoon of music, fun and nerds at the CT Youth Forum "Nerd Fest Fashion Show!" Runway models are needed to rock their best unique outfits. We'll be selling drinks, candy and snacks to help raise money for the organization as well. Join in on the fun! Please see Mrs. Andreanna for more information. 

The Avon High School Baseball team will be holding a fundraiser at Lumani's Barber Shop located at 10 East Main St. in Avon on April 27 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. In addition we will be collecting gently used baseball equipment to donate to the Hartford PAL Baseball. John Lumani will be donating 100% of the proceeds from his haircuts to AHS baseball and Hartford PAL baseball. Come down and look great for spring, meet some terrific ballplayers and donate to a great cause!

The AHS PTO is accepting Executive Board nominations for the 2014-2015 school year. If you are interested in a position on the Executive Board, such as Co- President, Vice President, Secretary or Treasurer please submit your nomination by April 30 to the current Secretary, Beckie Sahl at becsahl@aol.com. Or call 860-673-6598.  

For Juniors & Seniors: Please join us for some thoughtful conversations with local professionals and their experiences in the workplace. Learn about post-high school and college careers, and skills needed for success in a variety of areas. You may even make connections regarding future internship possibilities.  Come with your lunch during the lunch block and join the conversation, in the Athletic Office Conference Room, (Room E109), near the Cafe.


April 2014:

4/30 – Leslie Gordon- Owner - Be.Yoga; Yoga studio, Avon; Helps people find ways to work through stressors in their lives and maintain balance & harmony

View the website for a complete list of professionals and topics:


Please contact Ms. Toyen (htoyen@avon.k12.ct.us), in guidance, for more information.


  Letter Day Schedule:

Thursday, April 24 . . . C Day (3,4,1) Conferences/Early Dismissal

Friday, April 25 . . . D Day (6,7,8) Conferences/Early Dismissal



Avon High School is a student centered community that empowers each member to engage in authentic and substantive learning, develop effective leadership, and demonstrate humane character.

AHS Letter Day Schedule:

A Day: Periods - 1,2,3,6,5, and 7
B Day: Periods - 4,1,2,5,8, and 6
C Day: Periods - 3,4,1,8,7, and 5
D Day: Periods - 2,3,4,7,6, and 8
E Day: Periods - 1,2,3,4, 5,6,7, and 8 
Wednesdays: - 1, 2, Advisory, 3, 4, 5, and 6
In the event there is a school cancellation (i.e. snow day), upon the reopening of the school the schedule will resume beginning with the missed letter day.  Announcement Line: 860-404-4729.
NEW 2 Hour Delay Schedule: Block 1: Cancelled, Block 2: 9:40 a.m. to 10:29 a.m, Block 3: 10:34 a.m. to 11:07 a.m., Block 4: 11:12 a.m. to 1:01 p.m. - Lunch Block, Block 5: 1:06 p.m. to 1:38 p.m., Block 6: 1:43 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
Morning Drop Off and Afternoon Pick Up Procedures at Avon High School: Parents and guardians are reminded that all students should be dropped off in the back of the school adjacent to the library before, during and after school. This inculdes our student-athletes. We continue to have parents and guardians dropping off students in the front circle and near the gym each morning.This practice interrupts the flow of traffic around the buiding and has at times created an unsafe environment in the parking lots. Parents and guardians picking up students engaged in an after-school activity are asked to park in an appropriate lined parking space while waiting. The bus circle, fire lanes (other than outside the library), and handicap labeled spaced are not to be used as parking spaces as drop off locations at anytime. Thank you for your help abiding by these procedures. It is our hope that your adherence to these measures will maintain a safe and efficient process for picking up and dropping off students at Avon High School. Thank you.

Students are reminded that they are NOT allowed to park in front of the building or in the visitor parking area after school hours. You may only park in back of the school or by the new gym area. Thank you. 

Students must park in assigned parking spots only. No parking on grassy areas.  

Core Values and Beliefs

Avon High School is a student centered community that empowers each member to engage in authentic and substantive learning, develop effective leadership, and demonstrate humane character.

THE NINE - Learning Expectations

Academic Expectation #1-         LEARN 
Make interdisciplinary connections and integrate previous learning experiences

Academic  Expectation #2THINK
Use a variety of critical thinking and problem solving strategies

Academic  Expectation #3 - STRIVE
Assess the value of information, produce quality work, and strive for mastery

Academic Expectation #4  - EXPRESS YOURSELF
Express ideas clearly and creatively

Academic and Social  Expectation #5 - FACE CHALLENGES
Respond to success and failure with reflection, resilience, and integrity

Social  Expectation #6  - CONTRIBUTE
Listen to the ideas of others and contribute in a meaningful way

Social  Expectation #7 - CHOOSE WELL
 Make informed choices that promote mental, physical, and emotional well-being

Social Expectation #8  - BELONG
Enjoy a sense of inclusion and belonging

Civic Expectation #9  - DO GOOD
Act in an ethical manner and recognize the potential to effect change