Avondale High School Receives $500 Grant

Sandra Yantus, of Safiedine Oil, presents Sharon Hyde, of Avondale High School, the $500 Grant Check

Avondale High School receives $500 grant from ExxonMobil Foundation The ExxonMobil Foundation awarded Avondale High School a grant for the continued advancement of the school’s math and science curriculum. The grant is an annual award given to schools that promote excellence in education in the field of math and science and is part of the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI). The ExxonMobil Foundation became a founding sponsor of NMSI in 2007 and since then, has committed millions of … [Read more...]

Avondale Art Students Earn Scholastic Award

Avondale High School 2016 Southeastern Michigan Scholastic Art Award winners

Avondale High School students earn 2016 Southeastern Michigan Scholastic Art Awards Scholastic Art Award Winners Selena Nault (Gold Key for her portfolio); Hannah Kroesche (Silver Key for drawing); Brooke Blanchette (Silver Key for painting); Ashley Palyzayia (Honorable Mention for painting); and Zachary Loyd (Silver Key for jewelry);  Isabella Fucinari (Silver Key for ceramics and glass); Mohiuddin Baig (Silver Key for architecture); and Abigail Tang (Gold Key for her portfolio and an … [Read more...]

Avondale Schools commence Diversity Festival at Auburn Elementary

Chinese New Year Parade at Auburn Elementary

Auburn Elementary kicks off Diversity Festival with Chinese New Year Parade Students and their families celebrated cultures around the world at the third annual Auburn Elementary Diversity Festival, “It’s a Small World”. The event was kicked off by the entire student body parading through the halls lion dancing, drumming and cymbal crashing. Parade spectators were given fortune cookies and Lai see (Chinese red envelopes containing lucky candy) and wishes of “Guny Hay Fat Choy” (Best … [Read more...]

Sweet Nothing in My Ear at Avondale High

Cast of Sweet Nothing in My Ear at Avondale High School Theatre

Avondale High School theatre troupe presents Sweet Nothing in My Ear The Avondale Theatre Company (ATC), Avondale High School’s award-winning drama troupe, continues its highly challenging season focusing on the clash of cultures and the unity of family by staging Stephen Sachs’ powerful and poignant play Sweet Nothing in My Ear for the annual Michigan Interscholastic Forensics Association Theatre Festival and the ATC/Boosters Dessert Theatre on February 5. Sweet Nothing in My Ear … [Read more...]

“A” Train Show pulls into Avondale High School for Day of Fun for Everyone

Displays in the Cafeteria

Avondale School District announces the 12th annual “A” Train Show on Sunday, January 17. The event, which attracted almost 4000 visitors in 2015, is the largest model train show in the state and boasts nearly 400 vendor tables and working train exhibits. Admission is $4 per person; children 12 and under are free. Frank Lams, Avondale’s assistant superintendent for financial services and a train hobbyist himself, has coordinated the “A” Train Show since its inception. According … [Read more...]

Avondale High School Selected for State Honors Choir

Ashley Andrews

Students will join peers from across the State to perform at annual conference Three students from Avondale High School were selected for the Michigan Vocal Music Association State Honors Choir. Prior to being chosen for the State Honors Choir, the students, senior Ashley Andrews, sophomore Kevin Cornwell II, and senior Paul Murphy, were selected to the Regional Honors Choir after submitting an audition tape. They traveled to South Lyon on Saturday to be part of the Regional … [Read more...]

Owner of Shelving, Inc. in Auburn Hills Wants to Keep Wife’s Passion for Art Alive

Avondale High School Principal Sharon Hyde, Shelving, Inc. owner Jack Schodowski and Avondale Art teacher Leigh Wright

Avondale School District students to share $1,000 endowment When Jack Schodowski speaks of his wife Helen, who passed away in 2013, he tells of her passion for dance and theater and the arts. “She loved to do things to express her creativity. She danced and she acted and she painted.” Schodowski wants to honor his wife and keep her passion for art alive with a scholarship fund that he has established through Avondale School District. “I saw an article in the newspaper about your … [Read more...]

Avondale High  School Senior Awarded $1,000 Scholarship for “Making a Difference”

Avondale High School senior Julia Rosander displays her award after being named the winner of the Fran Anderson Making a Difference scholarship

Recipient Julia Rosander recognized during annual holiday parade The Annual Holiday Extravaganza Parade in Pontiac had special meaning this year for Avondale High School senior, Julia Rosander. Rosander presided over the parade as a Junior Grand Marshall along with three other high school students who were finalists in the Fran Anderson Making a Difference Scholarship contest. To be considered for the scholarship, students submitted an essay describing how they have “Made a Difference” in … [Read more...]

Auburn Elementary Students Learn to Apply Newton’s 1st Law of Motion

Fifth graders try their hands at safety design

Avondale School District students enjoy hand-on Science experience For a group of fifth grade students at Auburn Elementary in Avondale School District, science came alive when the Science with the Engineers team showed up for a lesson about Newton’s 1st Law of Motion. “Pretend you are an astronaut and your space station has been hit by a meteor,” began retired General Motors engineer Tom Chaput, “a crew member is hurt and he must be rushed back to Earth on a one seat glider. He might … [Read more...]

Troy Police Officer Brings Cyber Bullying Presentation to Avondale School District

Officer Gail Jasak with 5th Grade Students at Avondale School District’s Woodland Elementary School

Fifth-graders at Woodland Elementary hear presentation designed to raise awareness Avondale School District fifth-grader Kendall Cabot hasn’t been bullied at school but she knows that “things like that can happen and it’s a good idea to know what to do if it does happen.” Kendall was reflective after Troy Police Officer Gail Jasak visited Woodland Elementary to talk to the students about bullying – cyber bullying in particular. “The best things I learned today are that there … [Read more...]