Avon High Daily Bulletin
Letter Day Schedule:
Monday, May 27...Memorial Day - No School
Tuesday, May 28...B Day
Wednesday, May 29...C Day
Thursday, May 30...D Day
Friday, May 31...A Day
Monday, June 3...B Day
Tuesday, June 4...C Day
Wednesday, June 5...D Day
Thursday, June 6...A Day
Friday, June 7...B Day
Monday, June 10...C Day
Tuesday, June 11...D Day
Wednesday, June 12...A Day
Thursday, June 13...B Day
Friday, June 14...C Day
Monday, June 17...D Day
Tuesday, June 18...A Day
Wednesday, June 19...B Day
Thursday, June 20...C Day
John W. Sullivan, Ed.D., will assume the role of Interim Avon High School Principal effective January 2, 2013. "Dr. Sullivan earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in Special Education from Southern Connecticut State University, a Sixth Year Diploma in Educational Administration from the University of Connecticut and a Doctorate in Education from the University of Bridgeport. Over the duration of his career, Dr. Sullivan served as a high school principal in Nantucket, Massachusetts and Wilton, Connecticut. He went on to serve as Superintendent of Schools in Westbrook, Connecticut and later retired as Superintendent of Schools for Unified School District II. In retirement, Dr. Sullivan has served as Interim Principal at East Lyme High School for two years and Interim Superintendent of Schools of Regional School District 17. Most recently, John served as Interim Associate Superintendent for the Middletown Public Schools." Please join us in welcoming Dr. Sullivan to our school and district as we look forward with great optimism about what the immediate future brings as opportunities to continue the collaborative work we have embarked upon.
In the event that 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.
90 Minute Delay Schedule: Block 1: 9:10 a.m. to 9:43 a.m., Block 2: 9:48 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.AHS Letter Day Schedule:A Day: Periods - 1,2,3,6,5, and 7B Day: Periods - 4,1,2,5,8, and 6C Day: Periods - 3,4,1,8,7, and 5D Day: Periods - 2,3,4,7,6, and 8E Day: Periods - 1,2,3,4, 5,6,7, and 8 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 beside 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.
Vacations-Student Athletes must realize that they are expected to participate in every practice and contest during the regular season. Parents should avoid scheduling family vacations during your son or daughters athletic season. Athletes who do miss practices or contests due to vacations or other activities should expect to have playing time altered. Coaches will address this with their teams.
Accessing Interior School Area-Anyone entering the Avon High School and accessing areas that are closed, may be subject to administrative discipline and police action. There are no interior athletic facilities open to the public or the student body unless approved by the administation with supervision provided. Police take notice.
Text Book Reminder: All students should return your books to your teachers at the end of the semester. Please note that you will be charged for books not returned.
Are you interested in being a Writing Peer Tutor ? Anyone who wishes to be a tutor should have a strong interest in writing and must have your English teacher's approval. Being a Writing Tutor is a great experience for college and a good way to fulfull NHS Service Hours. If you can't make the meeting but would like more information, please see Mrs. Kraner or Mr. Lombardo.
Do you need help with your writing? Do you get frustrated when writing essays? Then come to the Writing center on Thursdays after school from 2:30 to 3:30 or in your open periods 1 or 2 next to the MPL across the hall from the SAC room.
The Sierra Club is having a collection of old ink cartridges, used cell phones, or other small electronics. Please bring them in to Mr. Dorr in Room N212.
The AHS Falcon is looking for college-related articles for the next issue of the school paper. We are looking for anyone from guidance counselors to teachers to students to write articles regarding the college process. Juniors, for example, are encouraged to share their opinion regarding the start of the college search, while seniors can write about being college-bound or their after high school plans. We are aiming for a wide variety of opinions and writers. Please contact us at email@example.com if you are able to contribute to the issue.Anime and Manga Club will be meeting on Mondays from 2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. in room C102 across from the office - see you there !!
Ping Pong Club: When: Mondays, from 2:20-3:00, Where: LMC portion of Gallery, Bring your own paddles! See Mrs. Wendler if you have any questions.
4:00 p.m. Late Bus: Just a reminder that there is a daily late bus which leaves AHS at 4:00 p.m. The bus routes have been posted outside of the main office. We encourage students to take advantage of this opportunity.
Games Club: If you love playing cards and/or board games then come to the Games Club. Meetings are afterschool on tuesdays and thursdays in room N102. See you there.
Fall those interested in joining the #1 in the Farmington Valley AHS Teen Battle Chef Team the contact Chef Audra Weisel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you interested in foreign relations? Do you like taking a stand on important issues? Join Model UN! the please see Mr. McDermott's room W104. All new members are welcome!
Science Investigations Club - if interested in joining then please see Mrs. Galuska in Room N200.
LEO Club: If interested in joining then please see Mrs. LeFevre, E104.
Who: Falcon Fixers, When: June 4 and June 5, Where: Outside of the cafeteria
Who: Project Graduation: When: June 24, 25, 26, and 27, Where: Outside of the cafeteria
Who: Freshman and Junior class Officers, When: May 24 from 11:00 to 1:00 p.m., Where: Front Circle
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 #2 - THINK
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
|2013 Crew Schedule|
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|Sat||6/1/2013||Emerson||9:00 AM||7:00 AM||2|
Due to the number of sophomores and juniors interested in the differences between the SAT and the ACT, Guidance is providing a 35 minute information session on May 29th and 30th during 1st and 2nd lunch. Space is limited so if you wish to sign up for ONE of the four sessions, please come to the Guidance Department THIS week to secure your spot. This program will NOT be offered again until the spring of 2014.
ATTENTION SENIORS: The Scholarship Committee for Dollars for Scholars is seeking more information from the students who applied for a scholarship based upon financial need. You need to print or copy Section Four of the FAFSA (questions 58-92) and bring it in a sealed envelope with your name on it to Mrs. Shand in the School Counseling office. Please blank out names and social security numbers. This does not apply to students who applied for scholarships based upon merit. If you have any questions please see Mrs. Peregrin in Guidance.
Graduation Lawn Signs are in and available for purchase. The cost is $20. We will be selling at most sports Senior Days and at the Music Department concerts and Awards Nights. You can also contact Elissa Sheppard at email@example.com . Checks should be made payable to "AHS Project Graduation".
Attention SOPHOMORES! Do you have an interest in sharing your opinion on issues related to AHS? Do you have an interest in local politics? Is working to make our school community a more positive place a priority for you? If you answered "YES!" to these questions, consider submitting an application for the Student Board of Education Position. This two-year position requires students to share their insights and experiences as an AHS student with BOE members. This position also requires attendance at monthly BOE meetings. Applications are available in the main office and will be accepted until MAY 31, 2013. QUESTIONS? Please see our current reps. Emily Giarratana or Mary Ponziani.
On Friday, May 24th the Sophomore and Junior parents will host a Teacher Appreciation Luncheon. It is a great time of year to pause and thank our AHS teachers and staff for their contribution throughout the year. We are serving over 100 guests and we really need your support! There are various ways you can help: 1. Prepare a main dish, side dish, salad or dessert to be dropped off in the AHS lunch room before 10:30 a.m. that day. (Please RSVP with your meal contribution to Marjie Evans - firstname.lastname@example.org). 2. Provide a monetary donation so we may purchase paper goods, drinks and sandwich platters. (Please send your cash or check made payable to "AHS PTO" to Jodi Oh - 6 Deer Ridge Road, or to Jodi Levine - 5 Michelle Lane)- any amount is appreciated. 3. Help with set up/clean up. (Please email Marjie Evansemail@example.com - if you are available to help.) Thank you, in advance, for helping to make this a very special event. Marjie Evans, Jodi Oh and Jodi Levine
Tunxis Community College is now accepting applications as part of the High School Partnership Program for the Fall ’13 term. If you are a sophomore or junior and are interested in this program, please see your school counselor for more information.
Representatives from Yale - New Haven Hospital pediatric trauma center will be at AHS on Wednesday, May 29 conducting surveys on student driving habits. They will be stationed at a table outside the cafeteria during the lunch waves. Students are encouraged to stop by and complete the survey.
Dear Seniors, Your classmates are looking for an articulate, witty, insightful, funny, thoughtful and uniquely different writer/speaker to represent them as Class Speaker at Graduation. You would be giving a speech in front of all of your classmates and 2,000+ of their closest family and friends. So, if you have an idea that is unique about the Class of 2013, can provide an interesting angle, or have some worldly perspectives to share, speech writing might just be your thing. If this sounds like something you would like to do, please submit a rough draft of your proposed speech to Mr. Salerni by Monday, June 3. If you have any questions prior to that, feel free to see Mr. Salerni or Mr. Sunblade. The Class of 2013 Graduation Committee