Oriole's Nest

April 16, 2021

Click below to take you the ACSC 2020-2021 School Calendar

Please note there has been an update to the 2020-2021 school calendar. Click the link below to take you to the updated calendar.

2020-2021 School Calendar

REVISED 12/14/2020

Upcoming Important Dates

Wednesday, May 12 - 1 Hour Delay K-12 Staff Development

Tue., April 27 - Fri., April 30 - I Learn Testing - ELA

Tue., May 4 - Fri., May 7 - I Learn Testing - Math

May 10 - May 14 - Make Up I Learn Testing

Tue., May 11 - CAT & PT Biology Testing

May 10 - 14 - Make Up testing

NWEA Testing -

Mon. 5/17 & Tue. 5/18 - NWEA Testing ELA

Wed. 5/19 - NWEA Testing ELA & Math

Thur. 5/20 & Fri. 5/21 - NWEA Testing Math

Upcoming Athletic Events & Information

Boy's Golf

4/19 AWAY vs. Brownsburg West MS 4:00PM

4/21 HOME vs. Brownsburg East MS 4:30PM

4/22 AWAY vs. Plainfield MS 4:30PM

All HOME matches are played at

Oak Tree Golf Course in Plainfield

Good luck!

Girl's Tennis

4/20 AWAY vs. Zionsville MS 5:30PM

4/22 HOME vs. Westfield MS 5:30PM

Good luck!

Track & Field

4/19 HOME vs. Zionsville West MS 5:30PM

4/21 AWAY vs. Danville MS 5:00PM

4/22 HOME vs. Zionsville MS 5:30PM

Good luck!

AMS South Spring Sports Calendar

Click here to view the entire Spring Sports Calendar

AMS South Athletics webpage

For more information about Athletics please click above.

Celebrating Birthday's this week!

Happy Birthday

to our students celebrating a birthday this week:

Zoe Duclos

Blake Collier

Kendall French

Jamison Blair

Lynn Qiu

Pablo Figueroa-Urcino

Emma Walter

Jaden Hager

Emma Gillam

Eunice Amusan

Emily Horner

Lillian Sparkman

Jonathan Tarrh

Mark Christian Robinson

Oyinkansola Liz Eniitan

Benjamin Saucerman

Taylor Ritter

Anthony Kendall

Carlie Finnerty

Aniya Bean

Rachel Lockard

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ILEARN Testing Schedule for April & May

Enrollment Dates for 2021-2022 School Year

Important Enrollment Dates

April 26 - May 7 - Intent to Return Form Collection Window

May 7 - Intent to Return Form Collection Deadline

June 7 - Central Office Opens for Registration

July 6 - Returning Student Registration Long Form

(Parents can update certain information on this form)

July 12- School Buildings Open for Registration


National Junior Honor Society will offer after school study help sessions on Monday’s and Wednesday's after school from 2:45 - 3:30PM. Students will then go to the cafeteria and wait for the late bus. During this time, there will be a supervisor in the cafeteria with the students while they wait for the late bus to arrive. Students that will be a car rider home on these days can be picked up at door 1 at 3:30PM.

If your student will be staying for the study session and they need bus transportation home they must sign up for the late bus in the Guidance Office at lunch that day. For those students taking the late bus home, the bus will leave AMS South at 4:30pm.


Each week your child's team will give an update about the current week or week ahead. Please find your child's team below for that information. In addition, you will find news from our Encore teachers, Media Center, and PE/Wellness teachers.

Grizzlies News

Ms. Weinstein, Ms. Tomlinson, Mr. Livingston & Mr. Fields

In Language Arts this week, we will start "The Cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allen Poe. Students will read carefully, paraphrase, and envision a few key passages that are essential to understanding the story as a revenge plot involving the two characters. Next week Math will have a test on Friday over area and volume. Pre-Algebra will have a test on Friday over scientific notation and the laws of exponents. Social Studies students will continue to learn about the African Kingdoms of Axum, Nubia, Mali, Ghana, and the Great Zimbabwe. We will also begin learning about European imperialism in Africa. In Science, we are learning the cell life cycle and how this applies to cancer in humans. In HA Science, we are learning about how atoms bond and what makes a chemical change vs. a physical change.

Jaguars News

Mrs. Ringham, Miss Hickey, Mrs. Fee & Mr. Wolf

In Science, students will be studying Mitosis with a scavenger hunt and poster project. Math 7 students will examine volume of cylinders, review and take a test over area, perimeter, and volume on Friday. Students in Pre-Algebra will review exponent and scientific notation for a test on Friday. In Social Studies, students will begin looking at ancient African trading kingdoms. Language Arts students will continue their work visualizing fictional stories with The Cask of Amontillado. They will also explore character motive and reliability.

Jaguars who stand out:

Hannah Harvey, Jalen Searcy, Gracin Loy, Bristany Balbuena Martinez,

and Lillian Lloyd

Knights News

Mr. East, Miss Skoniecke, Mrs. Snyder & Mrs. Wheeler

In Social Studies, students will continue to learn more about the history of sub-Saharan Africa. Students will be playing a game to help them better understand the colonial era in Africa. We will also begin working to learn more about Nelson Mandela and his lasting legacy. Science students will be learning the cell cycle. This information will be used to help them create a public service announcement to bring cancer awareness to a chosen audience. 4th period will be learning about the periodic table. In Language Arts, we will read Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado.” Students will practice “reading like a movie director” to deepen their understanding of the story. Math 7 and Pre-Algebra students will be reviewing for the week. They will both have a test on Friday April 23.

Foresters News

Mrs. DeBow, Ms. Tobin, Mr. Rodgers & Mr. Thoennes

Language Arts students will be finishing Frankenstein, taking a test on Thursday, and debating if they are on Team Victor or Team Creature. Social Studies students will study the causes of the Civil War focusing primarily on the Decade of Conflict preceding the Election of Abraham Lincoln. Science students will be conducting multiple labs to show the difference between a chemical and a physical change. Pre-Algebra students will take a test Tuesday over transformations and the Pythagorean Theorem. Algebra students will finish the unit on inequalities with a test on Friday.

Greyhounds News

Mr. Gullion, Mr. Casey, Mr. Osen & Mrs. Warthan

Science students will be conducting multiple labs to show the difference between a chemical and a physical change. Biology students are wrapping up our genetics and heredity unit. Language Arts, we will be finishing Frankenstein. Social Studies students will continue looking at causes of the Civil War. Math students will have a Unit 6 test, and Algebra students will have a Chapter 9 test.

Panthers News

Mr. Brooks, Mrs. Hood, Mr. Jaynes & Mr. Williams

In Science, students will be exploring the differences of physical and chemical changes. Biology students are wrapping up our genetics and heredity unit. Students will be presenting on the genetic disorder they researched last week. We will then have our unit test on Friday 4-23. In Language Arts, we will be finishing Frankenstein and taking two assessments, one over Volume III and one over the entire novel. Students should be reviewing their Volume III vocabulary words. Social Studies students will continue looking at causes of the Civil War and the Decade of Conflict. Pre-Algebra is testing over Rigid Transformations, Dilations and Similar Figures. There will be an assessment on Tuesday and Wednesday April 20 & 21. Then, they will enter the land of solving inequalities. Algebra is wrapping up the complicated word of linear inequalities. They will have an Assessment on Friday April 23rd.

Encore News

Señora Barker (Spanish), Mrs. Hauptmann (Japanese), Mrs. Rewolinski (Computer Science), Mrs. Leonard (Art), Mrs. Gleissner (FACS), Mr. Hamsley (Engineering and Technology),

and Mrs. Kimmell & Mrs. Woods (ELL)


Students will be talking and reading about baseball in Latin America and practicing with the stem changing verb jugar.


Japanese students will continue studying kanji and katakana characters. We will experience vertical texts and expand our use of adjectives in the past tense.

Computer Science

This week in Computer Science, web development will be learning to add CSS to the programs, and game development will continue learning JavaScript.


Next week we will begin our observational portrait drawings.


Students will practice kitchen/food safety and sanitation.

7th graders will prepare French Toast and

8th graders will prepare pancakes from scratch

7th grade Engineering and Design

Student will be starting design on their Air Dragster Projects.

8th grade Gateway to Technology

Students will be starting design and construction of their tabletop game.

PE/Wellness News

Mrs. Porep, Mrs. Lucas & Mr. Walden

Wellness students started new units this week. Students chose from soccer, weight lifting or lifetime activities. We will go outside whenever the weather permits, so having a jacket would be helpful.

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Students participating in group HIIT workouts in Lifetime Activities.

Music Department News

Mrs. Wagoner (Band), Mr. Zimmerman (Choir) & Mr. Ziolkowski (Orchestra)


Look for a Parent Square message from Mrs. Wagoner this weekend about upcoming

band information.


Students should continue to practice as we prepare for our Spring Concerts on May 17th. More details will be coming to parents and students on how our Spring Concerts will be conducted in May to have a safe performance.

Media Moments

Mrs. Winningham

This month’s Tasteful Tuesday’s First Chapters is focusing on novels in verse. This is a new form of writing that tell a story through poetry. Students gravitate to this type of writing due to its style, the chapters are shorter and the pace of the novel quicker.

This week’s episode is called Planet Middle School by Nikki Grimes. This story takes the reader through the trials and tribulations of being a middle school student while trying to figure out who you really are.

Tasteful Tuesday's with Mrs. Winningham

Click here to take you to the Tasteful Tuesday's webpage

Virtual Learners don’t forget you may request a book from the school library and pick it up on Wednesday’s at Curbside pickup from 9:00-2:00 and 3:30-6:00PM at Door 1.
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E-Learners Library Book Curbside Pick-up Form

Click here to take you to the online form for curbside pick-up


Need help with Math and Science homework?

Call the Homework Hotline


Click below to visit their website



AMS South's Attendance Policy


If a student is absent from school, the PARENT must call the school by 8:30 A.M. to report the absence. If no call is received, the automated school system will make an effort to contact the parent, but if NO PARENT CALL has been received by 3:00 P.M. the day following the absence, the student will be charged with an unexcused absence. You may also send an email to us to notify us of your child's absence at msattendance@avon-schools.org.


If your child needs to leave school early during the school day please send a note in with your child to bring to the office first thing in the morning or email us at

msattendance@avon-schools.org with all the necessary information: students name, date and time picking up, and the name of the person picking your child up if someone other than a parent or guardian will be picking up. This email will go directly to the front office secretaries and they will be able to get your child an early dismissal pass so that they can be in the front office when you are ready to pick them up. If leaving early for a doctor/dentist appointment, please provide doctor/dentist verification to ensure that the absence is excused.

If someone other than a parent or guardian will be picking up your child we MUST have this information in writing from a parent/guardian, please include his or her name on the note or email. Once we verify their photo ID then the student can sign out and leave. If you are unable to email us we will need you to come into the office with your valid ID, once we verify it is a parent/guardian picking up we will be able to call the student down for dismissal.

Using this email will ensure your child will get a pass out of class to be in the office. Please do not use Parent Square to send a message to your child's teachers as we cannot guarantee that this message will get to the front office to get your child a pass. Our teachers are very busy throughout the day and may not be able to check Parent Square often, or if the teacher is out that day we would not get that message in the front office in time to get your child an early dismissal pass.

We want to make sure that your information is getting to the right person in a timely manner, and hopefully prevent any miscommunication or missed messages.

Please be advised that we cannot take early dismissal information over the telephone.

Virtual Doctor Appointment Verifications

If your child will be absent from school due to a virtual doctor appointment, whether leaving early or coming to school late, to ensure that the absence is excused we will need you to provide written documentation of the appointment from the doctor. Please be sure to ask your doctor to email you a note to provide to school for the appointment. You can either print the email out and send to school with your child to bring to the office, or you can email it to our attendance line at



Mary Lee Maier Community Pantry Information

The Mary Lee Maier Community Pantry is available to Avon school families and employees.

Every Thursday from 5:00 - 6:00PM (when school is in session)

at Avon Intermediate School East

Please do not arrive before 4:30PM due to AIS bus/school traffic

Enrollment is simple. Please complete your 2020-2021 enrollment before you shop. Below you will find more information for enrollment, please click the link below.

Mary Lee Maier Food Pantry at AIS East

Thursday, April 22nd, 5-6pm

174 Avon Avenue

Avon, IN

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Community Flyers

Please click on Community Flyers below to take you to the ACSC web page of all the Educational Flyers and Community Events Flyers happening in our community.
Community Flyers

Educational Flyers & Community Events

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