Avon High Daily Bulletin


We would like to encourage our entire school community to visit Hood.com or Facebook.com/HPHood and read about the Hood Sportsmanship Scholarship which is available to several of our seniors. Once on the website, select our state and high school, and then you can choose any of the students listed to read their essay and decide which one you feel is most deserving of this scholarship. Then, every day through 3:00 pm EDT until April 18, you can vote. The more votes a student receives, the better their chances of winning one of the (18) $5,000 scholarships from Hood Milk.  All students are eligible to vote, not just seniors! Please vote. Once a day, for as many days as you can until April 18

Hungry? Come get some sweet treats at the Relay for Life bake sale on Monday, April 21 in front of the cafe. When you get your sweet satisfaction, you get in your good deed helping those who have suffered the hardships of cancer. 

The Wrestling Team will be hosting a bake sale Tuesday, April 22 in front of the Café. Come on down and get some delicious goodies. 

Cadets from the United States Coast Guard Academy are coming to Avon High School Tuesday, April 22 at 1:15 pm. They will be giving a short presentation on how to prepare for a major in engineering and information for specific enginerring disciplines. They will also give information on life in a military academy and related active duty obligations. They will also be available from 2:15 - 3:00 pm in Room C103 for those that cannot attend due to class obligations. For more information and to sign up, please see mr. Buys in Room C103.

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. 

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:

4/23 – Terry Brady – Director, ESPN Remote Production Operations

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:

Monday, April 21 . . . D Day

Tuesday, April 22 . . . A Day

Wednesday, April 23 . . . B Day - Advisory 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