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

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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 
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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

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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...]

Avondale School District Students Pack Desert Angel Boxes

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Classroom assignment becomes lesson in community service On Wednesday, July 29, students attending the Avondale Youth Assistance (AYA) Summer Kids KAMP got a lesson in community service when they joined forces with the national non-profit organization Desert Angel and took a simple writing assignment to a new level. The assignment, to write a message to a member of the armed services, progressed to a more service-based lesson when camp director Colleen Sieh learned about the Desert Angels … [Read more...]

Avondale Students to Host Packing Party for Desert Angel

On Wednesday, July 29, Avondale School District elementary students attending Avondale Youth Assistance Summer Kids Camp will be packing "Miracle Boxes" for members of our armed services who are stationed overseas. Students will also write a personal message for each of the recipients thanking them for their service to our country. Avondale Students will be helping to pack 50 boxes with items donated from the Auburn Hills, Michigan American Legion Post #145 from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. at the … [Read more...]

Auburn Hills Morning Optimist Club Presents Lifetime Achievement Award

Pictured (L to R): Bill Johnson, Auburn Hills Morning Optimist Club President; Lois Cromie, mother of recipient; Frederick Cromie, award recipient; Camie Cromie, wife of recipient; and Dr. James Schwarz, Avondale School District Superintendent

Avondale retiree honored for years of service to students The motto of the Auburn Hills Morning Optimist Club is "Friend of Youth." On June 18, the group presented longtime educator, Frederick Cromie, with the group's Lifetime Achievement Award for a career spent being a friend of youth. "We feel it's important to recognize people in the community who believe, as we do, that the greatest work you can do is to help children grow in positive and productive ways," said Club President, Bill … [Read more...]

Avondale Early Learning Center Kicks Off Summer Program

Educator, Donna Pierce with students Carson Wloch and Gage Olance

HighScope curriculum provides framework for hands-on learning This summer, students in the Avondale Early Learning Center (ELC) program will have a chance to enjoy sports, drama, music and nature while participating in activities based upon the HighScope curriculum and approach. “Using the HighScope curriculum, we developed our summer calendar with lots of hands-on, fun, and educational activities as well as several in-house field trips,” said Program Director, Hillary … [Read more...]

Avondale School District Announces Retirements

Fred Cromie
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Avondale School District, an achievement-oriented learning community focused on student leadership and success in academics, the arts and athletics, announces the retirement of nine district teachers, para-professionals and longtime administrators. The retirees are: Fred Cromie, Assistant Superintendent for Administrative Services; joined the district in 2002 and served as the Avondale High School principal from 2002 to 2012. Marsha Wharton, Director of Student Achievement; joined … [Read more...]

Avondale elects officers

The Avondale Board of Education elected new officers Jan. 7. Serving for 2013 are President Sid Lockhart, Vice President Sean Johnson, casino online Secretary Ken Hedrick and Treasurer Scott Bittinger. The board meets on the first and third Monday of the month at 7 p.m. in the Avondale Administrative Offices, 2940 Waukegan Street, Auburn Hills. … [Read more...]