Avon Grove High School
AG Marching Band Wins Chapter Championships
The Avon Grove High School Marching Band won first place at the Tournament of Bands Chapter Championship held October 18 at Wilson High School. The AG marching band also won the High Auxiliary award for best color guard and the High Percussion award for best percussion. The band competes October 26 at Hershey Park Stadium in the Atlantic Coast Championship.  
PAC Lobby Beautification Benefit
While we have heard that many of you are interested in attending the PAC Lobby Beautification Fundraiser we have yet to sell many tickets to the event. If enough tickets are not purchased by Monday, October 27th we will unfortunately have no choice but to postpone this fundraiser until 2015. 
Parent Action Committee Spirit Wear and Blankets
The spirit jerseys have arrived! We will have two distribution times. The first is Wednesday, Oct. 22nd from 4:45-5:30 in the high school lobby and the second is Saturday, Oct. 25th from 8:45-9:30 in the parking lot outside of the high school gymnasium.  
Russell Named Rotary Club’s October Student of the Month
Avon Grove High School junior Kira Russell has been named the Avondale-West Grove Rotary Club's Student of the Month for October 2014. 
Evans Named Lions Club’s October Student of the Month
Avon Grove High School senior Robert Evans has been named the Avon Grove Lions Club's Student of the Month for October 2014. 
A Special Thank You
The PAC would like to thank Water Crest Farm Nursery and BJ Landscaping for their generous donations of plant material and mulch that was used to landscape around the high school sign.  
Celebrate My Drive
The S.A.D.D. Club at Avon Grove High School is proudly promoting the Celebrate My Drive Event which encourages driver safety for teens. This worthwhile event is sponsored by State Farm Insurance. Celebrate My Drive started on Wednesday, October 15th and runs until Friday, October 24th. 
Substitute Nurses
The Avon Grove School District employs a pool of substitute nurses who work on a per-diem, on-call basis. As a substitute nurse for Avon Grove, you may choose which (and how many) days you would like to work and which assignments you would like to accept. 
AG Art Students Create Portraits for Children in Philippines
More than a dozen Avon Grove High School students created portraits of children from the Philippines as part of The Memory Project, a nonprofit initiative which involves student artists creating a keepsake for children and teens around the world who have been neglected, orphaned, or disadvantaged. 
SAT/ACT Question of the Day
Students can access a free daily practice SAT question on collegeboard.com or receive it by email. Hints and detailed answer explanations are provided for each question. A running log of how many visitors have answered the question correctly is displayed along with a tally of the total answers. Sign up by going to: http://sat.collegeboard.org/practice/sat-question-of-the-day?searchType=site&q=question+of+the+day 
Citadel Heart of Learning Award
Do you know a teacher at Avon Grove High School whose innovation and enthusiasm in the classroom inspires students to want to learn? How about a teacher who goes that extra mile to work with students outside of school hours? Citadel and the Chester County Intermediate Unit have teamed up again to give local teachers the recognition they deserve – the Citadel Heart of Learning Award. 
Wall of Fame
The Avon Grove Parent Action Committee is partnering with the School District on a beautification project to revitalize the Avon Grove High School Lobby. First on the agenda of updating the lobby is modernizing the Wall of Fame, to embrace and honor past achievements while highlighting current accomplishments with the hope of inspiring future amazing student contributions to our community and world. 
Designer Bag Bingo
The Varsity Girls' Cheer Team is having a Designer Bag Bingo to support their competition team getting to Nationals. There will be 20 bingo games, raffle baskets and silent auction items. 
Eight AGHS Scholars Named Commended Students
Avon Grove High School Principal Tom Alexander announced on October 2 that eight Avon Grove students have been named Commended Students in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program. 
Draft Comprehensive Plan Available for Review & Comment
Dr. Margaret Sharp, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, presented the draft, five-year Comprehensive Plan to the Board of School Directors at the October 9, 2014, meeting. The presentation provides a top-level overview of the plan, the process to create the plan, a timeline, and next steps. Viewing the presentation is a good first step to understanding the highlights of the plan. The draft Comprehensive Plan is a detailed document prepared using the Pennsylvania Department of Education's formatting template. The plan is open for public review and input from October 10 through November 12, 2014. Please submit comments using the online feedback form. More information and background, including the White Paper and the Influence Maps that were created through the Co-lab process, are available on the District's Strategic Plan Web page. These reports, along with information gained through school climate surveys, focus groups, one-on-one interviews with key stakeholders, and public meetings, were used to develop the draft plan.  
Yearbook Pre-order
Pre-order your 2014-2015 Avon Grove High School Yearbook by November 15 for $65.00. You can reserve a copy and pay the lowest price of the year by visiting this link: http://store.sscyearbooks.com/category/22-avon-grove-high-school.aspx  
Health Officials Provide Information on Respiratory Virus
As you may know as a result of recent media attention, hospitals in some states are reporting more children than usual with severe respiratory illness caused by Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), and in several states children are developing severe respiratory illness, possibly due to EV-D68.  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. 
Upcoming Events
National School Bus Safety Week
Mon Oct 20 2014
to Fri Oct 24 2014
AGHS Picture Retake Day
Thu Oct 23 2014
AGHS End of Marking Period
Tue Oct 28 2014
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