Mustang News

September 16, 2022

What's New in the Stable

*Principal Letter

*Students leaving early

*Drop Off/Pick Up Map

*Drop Off/Pick Up Procedures

*Birthdays Next Week

*Join the Tech Team

*Important Dates

*Blessings in a Backpack

*Food Service

*Food Menu for the Week of Sept 19-Sept 23

*Order 2023 Yearbook Now!

*AMS Athletics

*2022-2023 AMS Bus Schedule

*2022-2023 Half Days/ Early Dismissal Days

*2022-2023 Avondale School Calendar

*District News

Happy Friday Mustangs!

It was certainly a celebratory week!

We had 6th grade celebration on Tuesday and 7/8th grade on Thursday! Students were only able to purchase tickets if they had their "GO" cards. We will be handing out the new permanent "GO" cards with IDs and lanyards next week. Please make sure your student understands it is their responsibility to keep these items in a safe place!

Sports start in full effect next week, however this Saturday our Cross country team will be competing as well! Good luck runners!

Please make sure that when you are dropping your student off in the morning, if you are early and choose to wait, please use a parking spot in the parent loop. Parking in line backs up the traffic and makes the flow slower for other parents.

Looking forward to another great week, See you Monday!

With Mustang Pride!

Jason Ohrt

Proud Principal of Avondale Middle School

Students Leaving Early

Some students have had parents calling them out of school early to avoid the traffic when leaving. This is becoming very intrusive in the classroom when kids are being called out.

We will not be dismissing students past 2:15 pm unless prearranged absence at least a day in advance.

All other early releases, Please give the office at least ONE HOUR to process your request.

Thank you!

Drop Off/Pick Up Map

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Drop-Off/Pick-Up Protocols

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Birthdays Next Week

9/19- Evan, Ashton

9/20- Twyla, Natalie

9/23- Douglas

Apply for the Student Tech Team!

We are looking for responsible, trustworthy students to be on our Tech Team. These students run sound, lighting and video equipment for school and weekend events.

We are looking for students with integrity and a strong work ethic! You will be fully trained for this position. Students who are accepted on the Tech Team will be asked to commit to the team for the remainder of their middle school and high school years if possible. Team members are fully trained (trainings Wednesdays, 2 times a month). 6th/7th grade team members will work as unpaid “interns” working alongside an older student. After completing required internship hours, 8th grade students can be paid for their time worked at rental events. Students can continue to work events throughout high school.

If you would like to be a part of this exciting team, please fill out an application by Monday, Oct. 3

You can find it at

Questions? Email


Early Dismissal

September 22, 2022

1pm Dismissal

(there are no after school activities on early dismissal days, please pick your child up in a timely manner. We do not have ancillary staff available to supervise students-Thank you!)

Parent Teacher Conferences

October 6, 2022


Half Day of School

October 20, 2022

11:07am Dismissal

(there are no after school activities on half days, please pick your child up in a timely manner. We do not have ancillary staff available to supervise students-Thank you!)

No School

October 21-October 24, 2022

Fall Break

Make Up Picture Day

October 26, 2022

During Lunch

Blessing in a BackPack

Dear Parents and Guardians:

Considering the tough economic times and the rising food costs facing our area, we are attempting to help Avondale families by making sure all our children have enough food. “Blessings in a Backpack” is a program designed to provide students on the free and reduced lunch program with enough food for three meals a day during the weekends. This program is a community-based program sponsored by Blessings in a Backpack-Michigan, Community Foundation of Greater Rochester, the Meijer Corporation, the Avondale Community and will continue for children attending schools in the Avondale School District.

If you agree to take part in this program, during the school year, your child will receive a bag filled with purchased food for the weekend. Bags will be dispensed in a discreet and caring manner. The simple meals may include food like macaroni and cheese, beef ravioli, canned chicken, canned tuna, granola bars, peanut butter, soups, fruit, and other items. For you there is no cost associated with this program.

To ensure, as to the best of our ability, to provide for a safe packing environment all volunteers will follow the guidelines established by the Avondale School District. All food will be sent home in disposable plastic bags.

If you would like to have your child participate in this program, fill out the form below and return it to your child’s school AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. If you have more than one child attending the school, list the names of all children in this school.

Please be sure to indicate on the form if your child has any food allergies. If your child has a food allergy, you as the parent are responsible for checking all food labels when the food arrives home. Avondale School District as well as Blessings in a Backpack-Michigan, Community Foundation of Greater Rochester and Meijer will not be held responsible for any accidental food allergen exposure.

Return the below form to your child’s school OR, sign your child(ren) up to receive Blessings in a Backpack online at:

Food Service

We are also transitioning from MiStar Parent Portal to Meal Magic Family Portal for all food service-related management including viewing your student’s meal purchases and making deposits into their meal account. Set up your student’s Meal Magic account and learn more at Note that if your student had an unspent balance in their MiStar meal account, that amount will be carried over into the new Meal Magic system.

Learn more about these changes to our food services here.

An additional note regarding Avondale Food Services is a reminder of the importance of sharing any allergies that your student may have with our Food Service Department. If your student has any food allergies, please fill out the form here and email it to

Food Menu September 19, 2022-September 23, 2022

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Order a Yearbook NOW!

Order next years yearbook book for only $35

Jostens Link

Deadline for the early bird price ends on September 16, 2022

Staff, Parents, & Students --

Please use this form to submit ANY and ALL photos from events at AMS during the 2022-2023 school year. The best part about the Yearbook is having a variety of pictures to look back on to create an authentic, memorable publication. Please include any after-school activity, sporting event, in-class project or assignment, field trip, etc.

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AMS Athletics



In order to participate there is a $100 participation fee,

unless you have been approved for free or reduced lunch

All student spectators must go home and return for sporting events.

All student spectators must be accompanied by an adult.




MHSAA Sports Physical

For the 2022-23 school year, an MHSAA pre-participation sports physical is required for all students who participate in sports. A physical examination must be completed on or after April 15, 2022 to be considered a valid physical for 2022-23.

Avondale Cross Country

Run as one, Work as a team, Finish as a Family

Please change at school and meet on the track. We ask all athletes to bring everything with them including filled water bottles. We will not be going back into the school.

Pick up will be at the track.

Physicals - Need to be completed and turned in, in order to participate.

Pay to Play - There is a pay to play fee associated with Avondale Sports. The fee is $100.00. The fee can be paid online through your parent portal links. If you have questions please feel free to reach out. There are options for free and reduced lunch(the forms need to be filed out and sent in).

Attendance - Please be on time and ready to run. If you are unable to be in attendance an email needs to be sent to Coach Bovensiep. It is important that we know when runners are going to be there as we base meet slots off times and attendance.

Picture info - Coming Soon

Uniforms - This year's uniform will be a purple Avondale shirt. Athletes are to provide black shorts and if they would like a shirt under the purple tank it is to be black. This way we all look uniform and a team.

Sign up Genius - Please take a look at the sign up genius for ways to donate and provide snacks for the team.

Meets - Right now we have 5 scheduled. Meets are listed on More information will be sent home closer to meets.

Sept 17, 2022 Holly Festival of Races

Sept 23, 2022 Mott Fall Classic

Oct 1, 2022 Hanson Freedom Hill

Oct 11, 2022 Clarkston Jamboree

Oct 25, 2022 Pumpkin Invitational

Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns.

Robin Bovensiep

Sam Castillo

Practice: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday


AMS Track

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Girls Basketball

7th Grade Coach:

Madison Selinsky

8th Grade Coach:

Emily McLaughlin

Practice Monday-Thursday


Main Gym


9/20- @Boulan Park MS 4pm

9/22- vs. Larson MS 4pm

9/26- vs. Smith MS 4pm

9/27-@ Hart MS 4pm

10/4- vs. West MS 4pm

10/6- @ Reuther MS 4pm

10/10- vs Baker MS 4pm

10/11- @ Van Hoosen MS 4pm

10/18- @Larson MS 4pm

10/19- vs. Hart MS 4pm

10/25- @ Baker MS 4pm

10-26- vs.VanHoosen MS 4pm


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7th Grade Fall Sideline Cheer


Sarah Gilbert

Practice Monday-Thursday


Aux Gym


9/21- Home Game vs Mason MS 4pm

9/28- Home Game vs Lake Orion MS 4pm

10/5- Home Game vs West MS 4pm

10/19- Home Game vs. Reuther MS 4pm

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8th Grade Fall Sideline Cheer


Amanda Mulka

Practice Monday-Thursday

3-5 PM

Aux Gym


9/21- Home Game vs Mason MS 4pm

9/28- Home Game vs Lake Orion MS 4pm

10/5- Home Game vs West MS 4pm

10/19- Home Game vs. Reuther MS 4pm

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Avondale Mustang Football


Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday


Football Field

Head Coach:

Steve Lehoczky

Assistant Coaches:

John Miller

Scott Johnson


9/21- vs. Mason MS 4pm

9/28- vs. Lake Orion White 4pm

10/5- vs. West MS 4pm

10/12- @ Clarkston Blue 4pm

10/19- vs. Reuther MS 4pm

10/26- @ Pierce MS 4pm


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See below for Free Sports Physicals at Avondale High School

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Auburn Hills Public Library


I wanted to take a moment to make you aware of a 6th-grade reading competition that the Auburn Hills Public Library is hosting this fall. We call it Clash of the Titles. Information about this program can be found here on our website.

Thank you for your time.

Candie Carnahan

Youth Services Librarian

phone: (248) 370-9466


3400 East Seyburn Drive

Auburn Hills, MI 48326

AMS 2022-2023 Bus Schedule

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2022-2023 Half Day/Early Dismissal Days

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2022-2023 School Calendar

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TEXT the word "YES" to 67587

If you are not receiving text messages from Avondale Middle School or Avondale School District and would like to, text the word "YES" to 67587.


District News

Busy Bee Job Openings

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Coffee with the Superintendent

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Gleaners Distribution Dates

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Board of Education Meetings 2022-2023 School Year **NEW~now Tuesdays**

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