Avondale Youth Assistance Seeking Students Who Make a World of Difference

Avondale Youth Assistance (AYA) and the Auburn Hills Morning Optimist Club have partnered in search of students who make a world of difference to celebrate the good things they have accomplished. Students in grades 5 and higher who reside in 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 volunteered in the community and/or shown exceptional personal efforts over the past year. Any … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

An Alternative to Alternative High Schools

Avondale School District is working to change the perception that alternative high schools are for students with behavior issues or low academic performance. To that end, the district has restructured its alternative program as a school conducive to different learners as well as a school that is a useful stepping stone to a productive future. “We’re aware of the preconceived notions about alternative high schools,” explained Avondale Superintendent Dr. James Schwarz “we want to change those … [Read more...]

The Most Outstanding Choir in Michigan

Avondale High School Concert Choir selected as “Most Outstanding Choir” in the State Avondale High School Concert Choir, under the direction of Avondale School District Vocal Music Director Kevin Cornwell, has been recognized as one of only two choirs in the State of Michigan as Most Outstanding Choirs. The distinction is made by a panel of Michigan School Vocal Music Association (MSVMA) judges performing a blind evaluation of audio submissions from schools around the State. The panel chose … [Read more...]

Thumbprint Studio Benefits Student Art Educators and Elementary Students

Avondale School District Launches Thumbprint Studio – A Chance for Pre-Service Teachers to Dive In Head First During a special Art show at Auburn Elementary in the Avondale School District, it was apparent that the artists – elementary students from around the school district – didn’t mind giving up all of their Saturday mornings in February and March to create the pieces on display. The show highlighted the students’ work as part of classes they took at the District’s newly created … [Read more...]

Two-Year Program Gives Students Hands-On Training and College Credits

Avondale School District Partners with Meemic Insurance Company to Offer Workforce Development Program for Students: Two-Year Program Gives Students Hands-On Training and College Credits Avondale School District and Meemic Insurance Company today announced a new partnership to create the Avondale/Meemic Insurance Institute for high school students. This course is intended for students in grades 11 or 12 who are interested in a career in insurance. Classes will begin in the fall of 2017. As … [Read more...]

Hands-On Learning Expands in Avondale Schools

Avondale School District Program Receives Funding for Expansion of Hands-On Learning Two non-profit organizations have granted funding that will support the expansion of learning opportunities for a group of students in the Avondale School District. Housed at Deerfield Elementary, the Avondale School District S.A.I.L.S. (Students Achieving Independence and Learning Successfully) Program is a special place for elementary-age students with a cognitive impairment to begin building independent … [Read more...]

Post High School Options Made Possible by Fiat Chrysler

FCA Grant Provides Opportunity for Avondale Academy Students to Explore Post High School Options AH UCAN, an affiliate of the Michigan College Access Network, works to create a college-going culture among Avondale School District students, their families and the entire community with an end goal of increasing post high school education participation and completion rates. The success of the organization’s mission is linked to receiving funding support from community business members and … [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...]