Alerts & Information for (Tuesday, November 25, 2014)
General Alert

The Avon Grove Administration is carefully monitoring the pending weather forecast. 

Due to parent conferences scheduled for this week, all schools are already scheduled for an early dismissal on Wednesday, November 26
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Any changes to the school schedule for tomorrow will be communicated by 6 AM.


** All Buildings Affected **
Avon Grove High School
PMEA District 12 Participants
This past Saturday, students from Avon Grove HS auditioned for the highly competitive District Band, Choir and Orchestra. Congratulations to the following students who qualified for PMEA District 12 Ensembles: 
Winter Keystone Exams
The Keystone Exams are Pennsylvania state-mandated end-of-course exams currently given at the end of Algebra I, Biology, and English 10. Students in 9th, 10th, and 11th grade who have taken Keystone Exams, but did not demonstrate proficiency on the Exam(s); will retake the Exam(s) during the Winter Keystone assessment period. 
Spring Musical
Are you interested in being part of the spring musical this year? Do you want to be an actor/singer/dancer on stage, a musician in the orchestra, or a crew member back stage? You AND your parents are invited to come watch “Once Upon a Mattress” on FRIDAY 12/5/14 in the high school auditorium beginning at 6pm. 
The Devil's Herald
Read the November issue of The Devil’s Herald to find out which student-athletes have committed to play in the NCAA. Click here to read the latest issue and past issues of the student newspaper.  
AGHS Humanitarian Club Canned Food Drive
This year, the Avon Grove High School's Humanitarian Club will be collecting cans, other non-perishable foods, and monetary donations from Monday November 3, 2014 through Thursday December 11, 2014 in an effort to assist the Knights of Columbus in their "Avon Grove Holiday Basket Program". 
Period Attendance Pilot: AGHS & FSEMS
A pilot program indicating period attendance for selected secondary students is in process. 
College Board Names 115 AP Scholars from Avon Grove High School
A total of 115 students and graduates from Avon Grove High School earned AP Scholar Awards in 2014 in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP Exams, including seven 2014 graduates who earned National AP Scholar honors, which is the highest award possible. 
Wright Named Lions Club's November Student of the Month
Anna Wright has been named the Avon Grove Lions Club Student of the Month for November.  
Gaerity Named Rotary Club's November Student of the Month
Adam Gaerity has been named the Avondale-West Grove Rotary Club's Student of the Month for November 2014.
 
New PowerSchool Enhancement - The Contact Manager
The Avon Grove School District is excited to announce a new communication enhancement. This enhancement will allow us to provide timely communication on matters such as attendance, general interest activities, and school and district emergencies to the account(s) of your choosing. 
Nominations are now open for the Teacher As Hero Awards
The National Liberty Museum’s Teacher as Hero Award, sponsored by State Farm™, recognizes dedicated teachers who inspire, motivate and educate young people. 
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. 
Board Approves Draft Comprehensive Plan
The Avon Grove School District Board of School Directors approved the district's draft five-year Comprehensive Plan at the Nov. 13, 2014, school board meeting. The plan will now be submitted to the Pennsylvania Department of Education for review. Thank you to those who provided input and feedback. After the New Year, the District will begin forming action teams to start work on implementing the plan. Individuals who provided feedback may be asked to participate on an action team.   
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