Avondale Theatre Company hosts Dramathon to Raise Money and Build Skills

Avondale High School ninth through twelfth graders gave up 12 hours of their weekend to attend the school’s theater department event, Dramathon, which ran from Saturday noon to Saturday midnight. The event raises money to support the Avondale Theatre Company (ATC) compete in regional and state level competitions throughout the school year. This year, the event raised approximately $4500. In addition, students have the opportunity to hone their acting skills, meet new people, and grow as problem … [Read more...]

Avondale High School Radio Station Receives Grant from Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association

The Avondale High School radio station, WAHS, at 2400 watts, is the strongest high school radio station signal in the State of Michigan and has the potential to reach one million listeners. Having recently celebrated 40 years on the air, the student-run station is looking forward to expanding programming thanks to a grant from Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association (DSBA) and new partnerships with Student Broadcast Foundation and Oakland University. “We are very thankful to the Detroit Sports … [Read more...]

Deerfield Elementary Named National Blue Ribbon School

U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr today announced that Avondale School District’s Deerfield Elementary has been named a National Blue Ribbon School for 2016. Only 329 schools across the country and 13 schools from the State of Michigan were chosen for the distinction that recognizes schools achieving very high learning standards or for making notable improvements in closing the achievement gaps among student subgroups. This is the second time that Deerfield Elementary has been … [Read more...]

Avondale Teacher Attends Boot Camp to Learn Ways to Elevate Student Engagement

Avondale Middle School science teacher Laura Amatulli was chosen as one of 50 middle school teachers from around the world to participate in a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) workshop sponsored by Honeywell Home Solutions. The workshop, Honeywell Green Boot Camp, provides educators with information, experience and resources to bring lessons on energy efficiency, sustainability and the environment back to their classrooms. More than 85o teachers applied for the opportunity to … [Read more...]

Avondale Middle School Teacher Honored Supporting Student Literacy

Avondale Middle School Teacher Shavonne Jacobson Honored for her work Supporting Student Literacy Avondale Middle School teacher Shavonne (Shevy) Jacobson received the Nila Banton Smith Award from the International Literacy Association (ILA) during a special reception and ceremony in Boston, Massachusetts. The ILA recognizes outstanding achievement in literacy and celebrates educators, literacy advocates, programming, and organizations for work focused on raising literacy rates around the … [Read more...]

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...]