News & Updates
Stay up-to-date with what is happening in and around Sycamore Elementary by clicking on the articles below. If you'd like to see district-wide updates, visit the Avon Experience page on the district website.
Nominate an ALL Star! An ALL Star is any Avon Schools employee who you believe goes above and beyond to make sure Avon Schools is a place where ALL belong, learn, and grow.
If you want to learn more about Avon Schools, consider this your invitation to attend Coffee & Conversation with District Leaders at Cabin Coffee Company on Wednesday, March 13, at 7:30 am.
If you're a student who loves Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) and you'll enter grades 3-8 in the fall, Summer STEM Camp is for you!
AEF exists to support creativity, innovation, and excellence within Avon Schools. They recently awarded 21 Helping Hands Grants to Avon educators. Meet the recipients and find out how they plan to use their awards.
Students have a special opportunity to support innovation, creativity, and excellence in our classrooms by participating in Hats Off to AEF Day, Friday, March 8. Students who bring a $1 donation can wear a hat to school.
Help the Mary Lee Maier Community Pantry make sure an Avon student and their family have enough food in their pantry during spring break by filling a supplied box with kid-friendly, non-perishable food items.
In February, you nominated 83 individuals as ALL Stars - Avon Schools employees who embody our mission: ALL belong, learn, and grow. Meet this month's ALL Stars.
Avon’s kindergarten through sixth grade students have spoken. In August 2025, when AIS East and West open their doors as elementary schools, students will walk into Evergreen Elementary and Willow Elementary.
This summer camp, which is scheduled for June 17-21, is an excellent opportunity for students entering grades 1-8 to learn the fundamentals of musical theatre and experience all aspects of practicing, producing, and performing.
This year's all-new program sparks curiosity and builds confidence as campers in grades 1-6 collaborate in fun, hands-on STEM challenges led by qualified educators to help their creativity shine.
Listen in as Dr. Wyndham has a conversation with four veteran educators who left their roles in Avon Schools only to return to the profession and our district. They talk about what it was like to step away from teaching, what drew them back to Avon Schools, and how they are helping themselves and their colleagues remain supported, healthy, and energized in their roles.
AEF's mission is to support creativity, innovation, and excellence within the Avon Community School Corporation. Join them by participating in the Major Saver Fundraiser.
We are looking for Riley families who would attend the Riley Dance Marathon on April 20 and share their stories with participants. If you are — or someone you know is — a Riley family, let us know!
In January, you nominated 37 individuals as ALL Stars - Avon Schools employees who embody our mission: ALL belong, learn, and grow. Meet this month's ALL Stars.
At their January 8, 2024, meeting, the Avon Board of School Trustees celebrated three groups of Orioles who have stood out in recent days for a variety of reasons.
We are extremely grateful for the dedication and commitment of our five school board members: President Kim Woodward, Vice President Anne Engelhardt, Secretary Sarah Parent, Cindy Simmons, and Jennifer Smith.
In December, you nominated 61 individuals and one team of instructional assistants as ALL Stars - Avon Schools employees who embody our mission: ALL belong, learn, and grow. Meet this month's ALL Stars.
The Avon Town Council has declared Friday, December 15, Black and Gold Day in honor of Avon High School's 2023 National Blue Ribbon School award and the Avon Marching Black & Gold's fourth Bands of America Grand National Championship. Celebrate with us!
In recent days, AEF Executive Director Jayda Sommers and members of the AEF Board have been busy showing support to Avon educators by notifying ACSC several that they have been awarded Helping Hands Grants. Meet the fall '23 recipients.
In November, you nominated 53 individuals and one entire school staff as ALL Stars - Avon Schools employees who embody our mission: ALL belong, learn, and grow. Meet this month's ALL Stars.
Each November, we dedicate an episode of the Orioles In-The-Know podcast to one simple question, “What are you grateful for?” During the e-learning day earlier this month, we spoke with River Birch Elementary, Avon Intermediate School West, Avon Middle School North, and Avon High School teachers, administrators, and support staff about what they're grateful for.
Join Superintendent Dr. Scott Wyndham in this special episode as he talks with Director Matt Harloff and Assistant Director Karl Hartman about Avon Marching Black & Gold's Bands of America Grand National Championship, the fourth in the AHS Band's illustrious history.
To all past and present members of the US Armed Forces, thank you for your service. Our schools have been awash in red, white, and blue this week as Veterans Day celebrations have taken place. Enjoy a few photos showing some of the highlights.
From time to time, it may cause us to call for a delay, early dismissal, e-learning day, or even a closure. Here's how we decide and notify you.
Last spring, district leaders amended the 2023-24 school year calendar to include dedicated space and time for conferences to occur on two afternoons in September. We surveyed parents and educators about the experience and here is what they said.
In October, you nominated 41 individuals as ALL Stars - Avon Schools employees who embody our mission: ALL belong, learn, and grow. Meet this month's ALL Stars.
The 2023 NOVA Run Club season begins soon! This year's club will be open to any ACSC student from first grade to eighth grade. Learn more and register today.
All Avon K-12 students have the opportunity to begin each day filled up and ready to learn. Our schools serve breakfast each morning for just $1.85.
You nominated 61 staff members, a volunteer, a team, and a therapy dog — It's true! — who you feel embody our mission: ALL belong, learn, and grow. Thank you for taking the time to submit your nominations.
Parent-teacher conferences will take place for grades k-8 on September 28 and 29. Students will have school in the morning. During the afternoon, parents will attend conferences and students will complete e-learning assignments. Here are the details.
Don't miss out on a crucial informational presentation that could make all the difference in your child's life. Join us for an informative and enlightening session on current drug trends among teenagers.
Stand up, speak out for Avon Schools by becoming an Oriole Advocate. Advocates promote student achievement and community engagement by lending a voice to students, teachers, and staff. Apply today!
Sycamore Elementary 2nd Grade Teacher Brianna Pirtle recently shared an inspiring photo and message.
August 15, 2023 is our fall school picture day!
Mark your calendars for Saturday, August 19, and plan to join Avon Marching Black & Gold and Avon Athletics at 2023 Community Day.
LINQ Connect has replaced the Titan Family Portal for online lunch payments. Learn how to use the service.
Registration is open for the Fall Cheerleading Clinic. Students in grades k-8 can participate. Register by August 11.
Pine Tree Elementary Multilingual Learner Teacher Sarah Valentin is our 2023 Teacher of the Year. Congratulations, Sarah!
Avon Intermediate School East Special Education Assistant Sue Misner is our 2023 Support Staff of the Year.
Each year, on the final few days of school, Avon High School seniors gown up and parade around the elementary schools they attended.
The Board, Superintendent Dr. Scott Wyndham, school and district administrators, and friends and family gathered to celebrate 19 men and women who are retiring from Avon Schools this year.
The Evening of Excellence is a celebration of the Avon High School graduating class featuring the top 25 students by academic rank. Each student honors two educators. Meet them all.
Avon Intermediate School West student Dylan Clark is a great example of an Avon student who is making a difference beyond the four walls of his school.
The substance abuse epidemic isn't only happening somewhere else or on the evening news. It is affecting young people in our community. Dr. Wyndham talks with substance abuse, mental wellness, and law enforcement experts about how we can protect and care for young people.
Inside this issue: a note from Dr. Wyndham about plans for future growth and expansion, information about the Avon High School project, stories about students and and teachers achieving high honors, and much more.
Avon kindergarten teachers are using structured play to promote social-emotional development, problem solving, and other critical skills that are necessary for normal and healthy child development.
Today, Dr. Wyndham highlights the work of our coaches during this conversation with Kristle Chalos and Emily Steffen, Instructional Coaches at Hickory Elementary and Sycamore Elementary, respectively.
Representatives from the IRTA visited Sycamore Elementary School recently to award Sarah Swafford with a 2022 Active Teacher Grant.
Avon Community School Corporation is one of two Indiana school districts recognized as 2022 Clean Air Award recipients by the National Air Filtration Association.
Several Avon residents banded together to conduct a campaign to raise money from hundreds of likeminded individuals. They presented Avon Schools with a gift that would remind us of their support and deep appreciation.
To eliminate any remaining confusion, please read this information about school meal pricing and contact us if you have additional questions.
Thanks to a small collection of helpful tools — and the people who use them — our multilingual learners and their families can belong, learn, and grow.
Are you looking for an opportunity to make a positive impact in the community and gain valuable experience? It's time to Sub In! Substitute Teachers are MVPs in Avon Schools.
On May 27, the last day of the 2021-22 school year, the Avon Board of Trustees approved Dr. Wyndham's recommendation to hire four administrators.
There's no more appropriate way to conclude season 2 of the Orioles In-The-Know podcast than to highlight some of our graduating seniors in this senior sendoff.
In light of their unprecedented success at the 2022 WGI World Championships, The Town of Avon honored Avon Bands and declared Monday, May 16, as Avon School Band Day in the Town of Avon.
Join Dr. Wyndham in this celebration of Avon's incredible educators as he talks with leaders from two of the organizations working hard to support our teachers. Plus, hear from dozens of Avon students.
Make plans to bring your entire family and join the celebration at the 2022 Culture Fair on May 7. The event is open to the public.
April is School Library Month in the Avon Community School Corporation libraries. Here are some examples about what is happening in your school library.
The members at Crossroads Church participated in a special offering recently, and due to their generosity, they were able to include a gift to Avon Schools to fund a special initiative.
March 7-11 is National School Breakfast Week (#NSBW22). Did you know that Avon Schools cafeterias serve breakfast – FREE to all – every school day? It's true!
Inside this issue, get details about development happening in and around Avon, information about Pine Tree Elementary School's big recognition, the latest Performing Arts accomplishments, and much more.
Two heroes, John Essex and Elijah Norwood, recently revealed their identities when they signed up to become substitute teachers the school their children attend.
At the January 10 meeting, the Avon Board of School Trustees recognized several outstanding Sycamore Elementary students.
With Thanksgiving coming up, we take a break from our normal conversations and invite you into some of our classrooms to hear what makes Avon's students and educators grateful.
Learn more about AHS student enrollment and growth predictions, portable classrooms at Intermediate East and West, the Teacher and Support Staff of the Year, Baby and Golden Oldie Orioles, and more.
Avon's elementary students are enjoying 'College Go Week' during the week of September 20-24. It gave them an opportunity to dream and plan for the future.
Join Dr. Wyndham and two Avon educators, Steph Duda and Sarah Tuttle, as they sit down for a conversation about the work they’re doing to provide rich, hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) experiences for all 3,500 elementary students in our school district.