Avondale Students attend Congress to be Future Scientists

Four Avondale High School Students Selected to Attend Congress Focused on STEAM-related Studies Tapped for their academic achievement and interest in exploring and networking career pathways in science, four Avondale High School students were invited to attend National Academy Congress sessions at University of Massachusetts this summer. Juniors Meghan Parkinson and Ryan Feng attended the Congress for the National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologist; while sophomores Alexis Naylis … [Read more...]

Community Donates back-to-school Supplies

Avondale School District Community Donates Hundreds of back-to-school items to support Students In August 2015, Forbes Magazine reported that teachers spend an average of $490 out of pocket to purchase supplies that their students will need to start the school year. To counter that trend, the non-profit organization, Gift of Giving, held a Back-to-School supply drive that enlisted the help of local businesses and community members in order to provide Avondale School District students with the … [Read more...]

Sheriff’s School Zone Safety Tips

School Zone Safety Laws & Tips The Sheriff’s Office wants to educate and raise awareness about school zone safety laws in order to prevent a tragedy. School zones combined with changing traffic and weather conditions create an extremely dangerous situation. "Back to school is an exciting time for both parents and students, but we must remember to put safety first," said Sheriff Michael Bouchard. "We hope by setting up these school safety enforcement zones we can push back on violators … [Read more...]

Avondale Academy is the Right Fit for Students

Alternative School is Opportunity for Students to Earn High School Diploma and More The Avondale Academy announces an Open House on Monday, September 12, 2016 from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. for all students interested in earning their high school diploma. An alternative high school with a variety of education options, Avondale Academy offers a right fit for students who may have struggled in a traditional school setting. Students experience one-on-one interaction with highly qualified staff in a safe … [Read more...]

Huntington Ford Presents Full-Tuition Scholarship to OU-Bound Avondale Grad

For the fifth straight year, Huntington Ford of Rochester Hills has awarded a full-tuition, renewable scholarship to an Oakland University-bound student from the Greater Rochester area. Dealership owners Pat and Christie Scoggin recently presented this year’s award to Rachel Swink, a 2016 graduate of Avondale High School. While at Avondale, Swink excelled academically and devoted herself to several extracurricular activities, including varsity soccer and raising awareness of food allergies. … [Read more...]

Avondale High School Student to Attend Congress of Future Medical Leaders

Freshman, Amarae’ Robinson, Selected to travel to Massachusetts for event designed to Honor and Inspire Avondale High School Freshman, Amarae’ Robinson, has been selected to attend the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Lowell, Massachusetts as a delegate during a three-day congress to learn about careers in medicine and medical science. The Congress is an honors-only program for top high school students who want to become physicians or go into a medical research field. Amarae’ was … [Read more...]

New Supervisor For Oakland Township and other Local Election Results

Very few of us went to the polls for the General State Primary. And while many races were "Vote for Not More than 1" when only one candidate was running, a few races were contested. Such as in the Charter Township of Oakland. Incumbent supervisor, Terry R. Gonser, lost his bid for re-election to Michael Bailey who took 48% of the vote over Gonser's 26%. Coming in third was Andy Zale with 25% of the vote. "Tonight was huge win for the residents of Oakland Township, but unfortunately it was … [Read more...]

100,000 Meals to Fight World Hunger

Avondale School District Rallies to Pack 100,000 Meals to Fight World Hunger Hundreds of volunteers joined Avondale Kids Against Hunger (AKAH) in packing 100,000 meals to be sent to the Baldwin Soup Kitchen in Pontiac and to children living in orphanages in remote parts of Haiti. The event drew members from all walks of the Avondale School District community including students, staff members, alumni and parents. This is the third time since 2011 that AKAH has rallied the community to come … [Read more...]

KidzKare Seeking Partners in its Fight Against Suburban Poverty

Sponsors, Partners, and Volunteers Needed for Fifth Annual Back-to-School Bonanza offering Free Goods & Services More than two-thirds of the poverty increase since the year 2000 occurred in households located in the suburbs. In fact, suburban poverty now exceeds that of urban areas in absolute numbers and continues to grow at twice the annual rate. And, to make matters worse, suburban communities are least-prepared to deal with the needs of the poor.  Organized by the Rochester … [Read more...]

Avondale Middle School Student wins Sooper Yooper Art Contest

Avondale Middle School student’s art, inspired by love of nature, wins recognition by Wege Foundation Avondale Middle School eighth-grader Avani Govindswamy has been recognized by the Wege Foundation for her submission of an original work of art in a competition inspired by the book, Sooper Yooper: Environmental Defender by Mark Heckman and Mark Newman. The annual contest, “Sooper Yooper” is in its sixth year and draws submissions from students, 5-18 years of age, from around the State of … [Read more...]