Avondale Academy Named MAEO School of the Year

Avondale School District Alternative High School Recognized for Innovation and Impact on Students Avondale School District alternative high school, the Avondale Academy, has been selected from almost 300 alternative educational institutions from around the State of Michigan as the 2017-2018 Michigan Alternative Education Organization (MAEO) School of the Year. Avondale Academy was chosen for this designation based on a variety of factors including the program’s history, its impact on … [Read more...]

Rochester Auburn Hills Community Coalition Youth Action Council Hosts Annual Youth Dialogue Day

The Rochester Auburn Hills Community Coalition (RAHCC) Youth Action Council hosted its annual Youth Dialogue Day on March 22 when over 150 students participated in activities around the theme of mindful self-compassion. Titled #friendyourself, community partners facilitated exercises with students that examined limiting beliefs, promoted positive affirmations and combatted negative behaviors. “The day was reflective, healing and bold,” said Maria Kopicki, youth coordinator for the Coalition and … [Read more...]

Avondale High School Robojackets Win First Place in Robotics Competition

Avondale High School RoboJackets Kick Off Robotics Competition Season with a 1st Place Win The FIRST in Michigan robotics district series kicked off a season of competition at Southfield High School where the Avondale High School RoboJackets took 1st Place and earned the “Excellence in Engineering Award” for the design of their robot’s claw intake. The RoboJackets went 11-1-0 during qualification rounds and finished as the number one seed out of forty other teams. Following qualifying … [Read more...]

Avondale High School Students Earn Scholastic Art Awards

Twelve Avondale High School artists earned 2018 Southeastern Michigan Scholastic Art Awards. Scholastic Art awards are considered top honors for students in grades 7 through 12 and often – through scholarships and recognition – present opportunity for post-high school Art studies for students. The organization is considered the most prestigious Art award program across the country, giving students recognition on a local level and the chance to have their work adjudicated on the national level as … [Read more...]

Avondale Students do Well in Annual Congressional Computer Application Competition

Twenty-one Avondale High School students were awarded certificates for participating in the Annual Congressional Computer Application Competition. Students, competing against more than 4,000 students from across the country, submitted original applications they developed in the Avondale High School Project Lead the Way course, Computer Programming 1 – CSP/AP. The students are: Bryan Angelo Banaylo, Nathan Buchanan, Charles Cicchella, Kory Fant, Audrey Franklin, Brian Good, Ben Hall, … [Read more...]

A Train Show at Avondale

The show is one of the largest train shows in Michigan featuring hundreds of exhibitors, running trains, a train race, a showing of the Thomas the Tank movie “Journey Beyond Sodor”, and more – $4 per person (kids under 12 are free) what a great day of family fun. All proceeds benefit the Avondale Education Foundation, which finds classroom initiatives and enrichment for students in Kindergarten through post high school. Sunday, January 14 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Avondale High … [Read more...]

Do You Know an Avondale Student Who Stands Out From the Crowd?

Seeking Avondale Students Who “Stand Out From the Crowd” for Annual Youth Recognition Awards Avondale Youth Assistance (AYA) and the Auburn Hills Morning Optimist Club have partnered in a search for students who “stand out from the crowd” to celebrate the good things they have accomplished. Students in grades 5 and higher who reside or attend a public, private or parochial school within the Avondale School District are eligible to be part of this distinguished group of youth who have … [Read more...]

Students Learn Positive Behavior Message to be “Upstanders”

Energy ran high recently at all four Avondale School District elementary schools as students participated in an all-student assembly promoting positive behavior and the concept that students should be “Upstanders,” not bystanders. During the “Upstanders Rock” assemblies, the students took part in lively demonstrations illustrating the positive messages from the show. Avondale Youth Assistance sponsored these programs in support of their mission to prevent juvenile delinquency. “Because of … [Read more...]

Little Free Library at Auburn Elementary

Brose North America, Inc. donates Little Free Library to Auburn Elementary According to the non-profit organization, Little Free Library, “one of the most successful ways to improve the reading achievement of children is to increase their access to books”. To that end, the organization has a network of more than 60,000 libraries around the country, including a new one at Auburn Elementary in the Avondale School District. The school was recently the recipient of a Little Free Library that will … [Read more...]

She Kills Monsters at Avondale High School

Avondale High School Theater Group Goes to Next Level with Theatrical Skills Production of She Kills Monsters Challenges Students to Learn New Performance Techniques The Avondale Theatre Company (ATC) kicks of the 2017-2018 season with a comedic romp into the world of fantasy role games with its performance of She Kills Monsters by Qui Nguyen. The story, set in 1995 in Athens, Ohio, tells the story of Agnes Evans as she is dealing with the death of her younger teenage sister Tilly. While … [Read more...]