District News
Health Officials Provide Information on Respiratory Virus
As you may know as a result of recent media attention, hospitals in Missouri and Illinois are reporting more children than usual with severe respiratory illness caused by Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), and in several other states children are developing severe respiratory illness, possibly due to EV-D68. While there are no confirmed cases in Pennsylvania at this time, the Chester County Health Department has provided us with information on the background of EV-D68 and the recommended prevention measures to limit the potential spread of the virus. 
The Daily Beast ranks AGHS as a "Top High School" in America
The Daily Beast, a highly-regarded online newspaper, released their annual listing of "America's Best High Schools," and Avon Grove High School has been ranked 466. Congratulations to the high school community! 
Newsweek Magazine Ranks AGHS as a “Top American High School"
Newsweek Magazine, released their annual listing of "America's Top High Schools for 2014," and they have ranked Avon Grove High School 172 out of a possible 14,000 schools considered.  
Flu Shots at AGHS Oct. 7
The Chester County Health Department School Flu Vaccine Program is coming to Avon Grove High School on Oct. 7, 2014. Students, families and staff are welcome. Follow this link to securely register online. English Registration. Espanol Registro. Online registration is required for Avon Grove school staff. Online registration is preferred for students and families, but paper consent forms will be available the day of the clinic for same day registration. Flu vaccines protect you, your family and your school community. Additional flu vaccination information is available here.  
Two 2015 National Merit Semifinalists from AGHS

                   
Tyler Mebane                               Vikram Sundar

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced Sept. 10 that Tyler Mebane and Vikram Sundar, seniors from Avon Grove High School, were named Semifinalists in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program for scoring in the top 1 percent of students who took the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) in 2013. Of the 1.6 million juniors who took the PSAT in 2013, Mebane and Sundar are among the elite group of 16,000 students named Semifinalists. Finalists will be notified in February, and the NMSC will announce scholarship winners beginning in April and ending in July.
 
National Hispanic Heritage Month Sept. 15-Oct. 15
National Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15 - October 15. The roots of the celebration go back to 1968. Activities and events are held nationwide to recognize contributions of Latino Americans to the United States and to celebrate Latino heritage and culture. September 15 was chosen as the start date because it marks the anniversary of the independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Mexico, Chile and Belize also celebrate their independence days during this period and Columbus Day is October 12.  
RFP for AGSD Facilities Study
Avon Grove School District invites professional firms to submit proposals for the Facilities Study services in the Request for Proposal provided. The response deadline is October 3, 2014 at noon. See the RFP for additional details, along with the First Addendum to Requests for Clarification and the Second Addendum to Requests for Clarification. 
2014-2015 Free & Reduced Price Meals

Pennsylvania Department of Education, Division of Food and Nutrition has announced an upgrade to streamline the process of student eligibility determination.
 
AGSD's Strategic Planning White Paper Issued
The discovery phase of Avon Grove School District's strategic planning process is completed, and a White Paper that highlights the perceptions gathered through school climate surveys, public forums, and one-on-one interviews with stakeholders, as well as insights from analyses of school and student performance data, was presented to the Board of School Directors on June 12. 
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