Avondale School District Student’s Art Selected for National Exhibit

Deerfield Elementary student Chase Smith with “Solar System”

Seven-year old Chase Smith’s piece “Solar System” to be displayed at Kennedy Center   Fifteen students from Deerfield Elementary in the Avondale School District swept the VSA (Very Special Arts) Michigan competition last spring and had their artwork chosen for a year-long tour that began this past summer. In addition, one student piece, created by seven-year old Chase Smith, was chosen to be displayed in the national VSA exhibit at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.  … [Read more...]

R. Grant Graham Elementary Students Get Surprise Visit from Local Leaders

Back Row: Avondale Superintendent Dr. James Schwarz, State Senator Jim Marleau, State Representative Michael Webber, and R. Grant Graham Elementary Principal Tony Harris with (standing and seated) R. Grant Graham Elementary students.

Avondale School District welcomes legislators’ support Some Avondale students got a lesson in Civics and community service when State Senator James Marleau and State Representative Michael Webber visited their school this week. The visit to R. Grant Graham Elementary was part of the Tools for Learning campaign organized by the AT&T Pioneers, a group of current and retired AT&T employees who volunteer their personal time to enhance the communities where they work and live. Through … [Read more...]

Avondale Teacher Studies in “The Most Southern Place on Earth”

Avondale teacher Rick Kreinbring instructs students in his Advanced Placement English class
Photo credit: Avondale School District

Selection as National Endowment scholar provides opportunity for rich learning experience to be shared in the classroom Avondale High School teacher, Rick Kreinbring, spent a week this summer as a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Scholar studying at Delta State University in Mississippi. NEH, an independent federal agency awarding grants for programming that strengthens teaching and learning in schools and colleges focuses on the Humanities and the relevance of its core … [Read more...]

Avondale School District Honors Service Men and Women During Special Football Game

Auburn Hills Color Guard

Team marks anniversary of 9/11 attacks with tribute to those who serve On Friday, September 11, the Avondale High School Athletic Department paid tribute to the men and women who serve our country as members of the United States Army, Marine Corp, Air Force and Navy. The Avondale Yellow Jackets Varsity football team celebrated a special night of military appreciation for the sacrifices made by these men and women and their families. Each player and coach dedicated their game … [Read more...]

Avondale School District Announces New leadership Team at Avondale High School

Avondale High School Assistant Principal, Doug Wilson (L) and Avondale High School Interim Principal, Sharon Hyde (R)

New administrators poised to lead “dedicated” staff and “goal-orientated” students When the school’s doors opened for the 2015-2016 school year, a newly-appointed interim principal and a newly-hired assistant principal greeted students at Avondale High School. Replacing the previous principal, Julie Lublin who accepted a position in the Goodrich Area School District will be interim principal, Sharon Hyde. Serving as Hyde’s assistant principal will be Doug Wilson. Hyde and Wilson … [Read more...]

Avondale School District SKILL Program Hires New Facilitator

Pictured L-R:  Susan Jackson, Avondale SKILL Program Facilitator with Karen Olex, Avondale Deputy Superintendent

Candidate demonstrates experience and capacity for working with students with special needs Susan Jackson loves helping people with special needs so when she learned about a job with the Avondale School District post-high school transition program, SKILL, she knew she wanted to apply. SKILL is for 18 – 26 year old district residents who have a disability and who want to increase their vocational and daily living independence. “I love working with this group.  I love their differences, I … [Read more...]

Avondale School District Partners with Community Service Organizations to Provide Back-to-School Shopping Fun

Avondale School District Shopping 2

A group of local service-based organizations in the city of Auburn Hills joined forces with Auburn Hills Meijer to provide a memorable evening of Back-to-School Shopping for some lucky Avondale students. The Auburn Hills Police Department, Avondale Youth Assistance, and Auburn Hills Morning Optimist Club all partnered with Meijer and Avondale School District for the event that matched students with volunteer shoppers who helped them select their back-to-school clothes. "The shopping … [Read more...]

Avondale School District Graduate Awarded Highly Competitive Fellowship

Varsha Koduvayur is one of a dozen nominees to receive a Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP) fellowship from a pool of 400 applicants

Alumna nominated for award and acknowledged as “game changer” by dean of Michigan State University Honors College It was announced today that Avondale High School graduate and Michigan State University student, Varsha Koduvayur has been awarded a nationally competitive research assistant fellowship through the Carnegie Junior Fellows Program within the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, D.C. Koduvayur is an Honors College senior majoring in international … [Read more...]

Avondale School District Announces New Middle School Principal

Dannon Holley 
Photo couresty of Avondale School District

Candidate has track record of raising student achievement levels The Avondale School District Board of Education approved the appointment of Dannon Holley as Principal of Avondale Middle School at the August 3, 2015 regular Board of Education meeting. Holley began his career in education as a teacher in 2002 at the Bates Academy in Detroit, advancing along a path that landed him the role of principal at University Preparatory High School, his most recent appointment prior to his … [Read more...]

Auburn Elementary Garden Sparks Growing Interest for Students

Photo courtesy of Avondale School District

Avondale club designed to incorporate real-world experience into classroom For students at Auburn Elementary in Avondale School District, gardening has proved to be a fun and very real application of their regular classroom studies. The Auburn Garden Club, which began as an extension of the school’s Green Club, is linked to Avondale’s summer academic support program. Incorporating science, math, reading and computer research into the hands-on lessons of creating and maintaining a garden … [Read more...]