Avondale Student Entrepreneurs Raise $7000 to Help Families in Need

Avondale High School students started two businesses, “Beans to Bags” and “Moments Photography” to raise money for families in need. Since September this small group of student entrepreneurs has raised $7000. Half of the money raised will support 50 students this holiday season with the purchase of winter clothing and other items. The other half of the money is placed in a scholarship fund to be distributed annually. In addition to supporting the community this endeavor is filled with life and … [Read more...]

Students Take Over State Capital in Lansing

Thirty-seven Avondale Middle School students participated in the YMCA Youth in Government conference November 13-15 at the Capitol in Lansing. Youth in Government is an experience designed to engage middle school students in becoming thoughtful and active citizens versed in the principles of a democratic society. The annual conference is attended by hundreds of students across the State of Michigan. During the conference, students campaign for government leadership positions including Lieutenant … [Read more...]

Students Receive Hands-on Election Experience Voting

Avondale School District Students have Hands-on Election Experience Voting and Campaigning Though the dust has settled on this election year, students at R. Grant Graham Elementary in the Avondale School District won’t soon forget their experience as candidates for the position of “Best President Ever”.  Part of a fourth grade research project, students were assigned a past U.S. President to learn about, write about and speak as. Following weeks of research, students wrote a persuasive speech … [Read more...]

Olympian Paul McMullen to Speak to Parents of Children with Dyslexia

Avondale School District Announces Olympic Runner, Paul McMullen, to Speak at Parenting Event For parents of children considered different learners, it is sometimes difficult to connect with the right information or resources to help their child.  A group of Avondale School District parents are working to change that by offering parent education classes, speakers, and information nights targeting specific issues or circumstances that may preclude a child’s success in the classroom. The group, … [Read more...]

Eleven Students Chosen to Join Prestigious Group

Eleven Avondale High School Students tryout for Regional Honors Choir and Eleven are Selected Eleven students from Avondale High School Vocal Music Department auditioned for a place in the Michigan School Vocal Music Association Regional Honors Choir and eleven students were chosen to join the prestigious group that brings together area students for a special one-day performance in December. To tryout for the group, students are required to submit a video-taped performance sung … [Read more...]

Avondale High School Students Interview Diamond White

Diamond White Spotlighted during talk-show style assembly at Avondale High School Seventeen year-old actress and singer, Diamond White, returned to her home state of Michigan this week to speak before 150 Avondale High School students. White, who is currently in the movie Boo! A Madea Halloween and who just released her new single Chain Smoker, shared her journey to the spotlight with the students during a talk-show style assembly. The audience, made up mostly of students in the school’s … [Read more...]

Above and Beyond Award Goes to Avondale Middle School Employee

Avondale Middle School Social Worker Recognized for her Work Supporting Students with Autism Avondale Middle School Social Worker, Meridith Cervenak has received the Oakland Schools Special Education Above and Beyond Award for her commitment to students as demonstrated by her participation in professional development that benefits the student at her school. Cervenak is being recognized for her work with the Oakland Schools ASD-Oakland Regional Collaborative Network (RCN), a group focused on … [Read more...]

World Language Education Leadership Award

Avondale High School Teacher, Laura Bradshaw, World Language Education Leadership Award The Michigan World Language Association (MIWLA) Barbara Ort-Smith Award. The award is the most prestigious distinction an educator in the field of world languages can receive in the state of Michigan. It honors those who demonstrate a strong commitment to the profession, manifesting itself in leadership and promotion of excellence in world language education. According to Avondale High School Principal, … [Read more...]

Optimistic Students and the World of Government

Avondale High School Students Gain Insight into the World of Government Six students from Avondale High School visited the Auburn Hills Morning Optimist Club to share their experiences attending Boys State and Girls State and to thank the Club for sponsoring their participation in the mock-government camps held every summer on college campuses across the nation. The Club, in partnership with the Auburn Hills American Legion, has been sending Avondale High School students to the week-long … [Read more...]

Avondale School District Recognized by Michigan Department of Education

Avondale School District Announces Receipt of Second MDE Grant Avondale School District has been awarded a Michigan Department of Education (MDE) grant in the amount of $40,442. The award is the second time in only six months the district has received the grant that will provide additional instruction time to students in grades K-3 who have been identified as needing additional supports and interventions in order to be reading at grade level by the end of grade 3. In May, the district … [Read more...]