Oriole's Nest

April 9, 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, Apr. 14 - 1 Hour Delay K-12 Staff Development

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

Upcoming Athletic Events & Information

Boy's Golf

4/13 HOME vs. Franklin Central Jr. High 4:30PM

4/17 HOME vs. Zionsville West MS 4:30PM

All HOME matches are played at

Oak Tree Golf Course in Plainfield

Good luck!

Girl's Tennis

4/12 HOME vs. Paul Hadley JHS 5:00PM

4/14 AWAY vs. AMS North 4:30PM

4/15 AWAY vs. Brownsburg East MS 4:30PM

Good luck!

Track & Field

4/12 HOME vs. Paul Hadley JHS 5:30PM

4/15 HOME vs. Brownsburg West MS 5:00PM

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:

Autumn Woods

Cameron Feldhake

Sayuri Alamos

Emma Edame

Brian Stout

Kendrick Dunmore

Caiden Weber

Maliah Thomas

Javier Hernandez

Amya Alred

Lailah Veloz

Malak Marzak

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ILEARN Testing Schedule for April & May

Washington, D.C. Trip Information

Details for the 2021 Washington, D.C. trip, which will take place this fall for the current 7th grade class of both AMS North and AMS South students were presented on April 7th & 8th, 2021 via a Zoom meeting. Below you can find the recorded video presentation of those meeting if you were unable to attend.

At the time of the trip, the students will be 8th graders for the 2021-2022 school year. This year, we have partnered with Appian Tours, a local company that specializes in educational tours, especially for Washington, DC.

If you have any questions about the trip please contact Mr. Rodgers via email at gdrodgers@avon-schools.org

Washington, D.C. Trip Video Presentation

Click the above link to take you to the video presentation of the Washington, D.C. trip informational meeting from April 8, 2021.

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 Science we are continuing to learn the characteristics of life and organelles in general education science. In high ability we are continuing to learn about subatomic particles and what atoms are like. Language Arts students will continue to analyze The Tell-Tale Heart distinguish the narrator’s perspective from their own. Students will begin to collect evidence about the narrator to decide whether he is a reliable source of information or not. Social Studies students will dig deeper into the continent of Africa. We will learn about the climate zones, physical features, biomes, and regions of sub-Saharan Africa.

Next week Math 7 will calculate the volume of rectangular prisms. Pre-Algebra will continue to study the laws of exponents and scientific notation and will have a quiz on Wednesday.

All students will take the practice ILEARN test on Thursday, April 15th.

Jaguars News

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

Science will be learning about cells and organelles. In Social Studies, students will be looking at physical geography of Sub-Saharan Africa. Language Arts students will be using sensory language to visualize a story and exploring narrator reliability in Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart”. In Math 7, students will learn volume of prisms, and Pre-Algebra students will work with exponents and scientific notation.

Jaguars who stand out are:

Maliah Thomas, Lailah Veloz, and Anoah Ivic

Jaguars congratulate March Students of the Month:

Brittain Bills, Jose Luis Diaz Ramirez, Emma Roland, Emmanuel Daini, Kyla Ferman, Aidon Orange, Mikela Givan, and Logan Brown

Knights News

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

In Language Arts, we will continue our work with Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart.” Students will compare the narrator’s perspective of the story to the reader’s perspective, and use this to determine whether the narrator is reliable or unreliable. Science we will review organelles and quiz on types of cells and organelles. Then we are going to look at how cells divide. 4th period will finish learning about atom basics and begin learning about the periodic table. Math 7 students will continue to work on their geometry unit. They will learn about volume of 3D shapes. Pre-Algebra will continue working on Properties with Exponents. In Social Studies, students will continue their studies on Africa. We will begin working to learn more about the history of sub-Saharan Africa looking specifically at the kingdoms of West Africa.

Foresters News

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

Pre-Algebra students will finish transformations of shapes on the coordinate plane. Algebra students will learn to graph two-variable inequalities and systems of linear inequalities. Social Studies students will discuss the sectional differences that caused the Civil War. Science students will complete a lab constructing a ball-and-stick model of molecules. Language Arts students will continue to read Frankenstein.

Greyhounds News

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

Math students will finish transformations of shapes on the coordinate plane. Algebra is dealing with the complicated word of linear inequalities. It will be with basic linear inequalities and systems of inequalities. Social Studies students will discuss the sectional differences that arise between North and South moving our country towards Civil War. Language Arts students will continue to read Frankenstein. In Science, students will be studying chemical reactions. Biology students will be studying Karyotypes.

Panthers News

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

In Science, students will practice bonding with both covalent and ionic bonds. Biology we will investigate pedigree linkage and genetic disorders. Language Arts students will continue reading and analyzing Volume III of Gris Grimly's Frankenstein. In Social Studies, we will wrap up Westward Expansion and begin exploring major causes of the Civil War. Pre-Algebra is continuing to explore Rigid Transformations, Dilations and Similar Figures. There will be an assessment on Tuesday and Wednesday April 20 & 21. Algebra is dealing with the complicated word of linear inequalities. It will be with basic linear inequalities and systems of inequalities.

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)


Next week students will be preparing for a test (Thursday) that covers the chapter 3B- food, stem changing verbs, and tener expressions. The test will consist of 3 parts: writing, listening and reading. They will receive a study guide on Monday,

which will be due Wednesday.


Japanese students will continue studying kanji and katakana characters. We will also be discussing students’ spring-break activities.

Computer Science

In computer science we will begin exploring our respective programming languages: HTML or JavaScript as well as continuing to develop our typing skills.


Next week we will do a series of facial feature drawing studies to prepare for observational portrait drawing.


7th and 8th grade students will begin the nutrition and wellness unit. Students will have multiple opportunities to participate in food labs, so please make sure the allergy form is turned in to Mrs. Gleissner.

7th grade Engineering and Design

Students will be beginning construction on their 3 piece puzzle and developing

machining skills.

8th grade Gateway to Technology

Students will be beginning their phone stand project and learning how to use the

laser cutter.

PE/Wellness News

Mrs. Porep, Mrs. Lucas & Mr. Walden

Wellness students wrapped up their first unit of the quarter. Next week, students will be able to select their new unit of soccer, lifetime activities or weight lifting. We are hoping to get outside as much as possible! Please make sure your child has tennis shoes every day.

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Girls in lifetime activities jumping rope.

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Wellness students were able to take advantage of the beautiful weather this

week and walk at the track.

Music Department News

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


All bands are working on concert for our May concert. We are working to try and have the concert in person this spring. More information will follow.

Jazz band will rehearse Monday and Wednesday until 3:45.

I will be after school on Tuesday for a help session for the 8th grade band students. This help session is for High school band audition/ placement. I will be at school until 4:00.


Congratulations to the Avon Middle School Chamber Orchestra for earning a Gold with Distinction rating at the ISSMA Virtual Organizational Contest.

Students should continue to practice daily!

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 15th, 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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