• The Paw Print
    Middle/High School Newsletter
    Friday, March 22, 2019

    Dates to Remember

    • Friday, March 22-Saturday, March 23 - All County Music Festival; 6th Grade Band, Jr. High Chorus & Sr. High Band
    • Saturday, March 23 @ 3:00pm - Ronald McDonald All-Star Game at Rush-Henrietta
    • Monday, March 25 - Academic All Stars: Home v. Bradford
    • Thursday, March 28 - Middle School Agriculture: Maple Farm Field Trip
    • Monday, April 1 - Academic All Stars @ Prattsburgh
    • Tuesday, April 2 & Wednesday, April 3 - NYS ELA Assessment Grade 8
    • Thursday, April 4 & Friday, April 5 - NYS ELA Assessment Grade 7 
    • Thursday, April 4 - Public Speaking Contest Championship @ Addison
    • Friday, April 5 - End of Marking Period 3

    Terrific Tigers

    • Congratulations to Senior, La'Dre Stanford for being selected to play in the Ronald McDonald All-Star Game!
    • Our student LEAD team has begun! Two students for each grade level were nominated by their teachers, and have volunteered to help with school-wide leadership projects: Daniel Stilson, LauraAnn Goodrich, Riley Scheidweiler, Olivia Kilmer, Bryce Giglio, Hannah Cooper, Xavier Allison, Caitlyn Allen, Connor Learn, Meghan Kennedy, Jeffrey Jones, Jessie Miller, Hayden Barry, and Emily Townsend. 

    Ronald McDonald Basketball All-Star Basketball Game

    Senior, LaDre Stanford has been selected to represent Steuben County and Avoca Central School, to play in the annual Ronald McDonald All-Star game at Rush-Henrietta.  The game is this Saturday, March 23rd at 3:00pm.  Tickets are $6 at the door.  Proceeds go to the Rochester Ronald McDonald House.  It is a wonderful cause, which serves as a "home away from home" for families that have long-term hospital stays from life-threatening illnesses.

    Spring Sports Photos

    On Thursday, March 21st, student athletes had their spring sports photos taken. The order forms will be accepted until Tuesday, March 26th. You can also order photos online at lifetouchsports.com with the code CM338007X0.

    Winter Sports Banquet

    On Friday, April 12th we will be celebrating our winter sports athletes at the Winter Sports Awards Banquet. This event is open to student-athletes and their parents only. We will be recognizing: Modified Girls Basketball, Modified Boys Basketball, Modified Cheerleading, JV Girls Basketball, JV Boys Basketball, Indoor Track, Wrestling, Varsity Cheerleading, Varsity Girls Basketball and Varsity Boys Basketball. All students on varsity will receive their letter/pin. Please RSVP to Mrs. Stowe in the high school office at kstowe@avocacsd.org or (607) 566-2221 *1125. 

    3-8 Assessments

    During the first week of April, the New York State Grades 3-8 English Language Arts (ELA) will be administered to students. The New York State Grades 3-8 Mathematics will be administered to students during the first week of May. Last year, the number of test sessions for these annual assessments was reduced from three to two; that change remains in effect this year. This means that students will take each subject test over only two testing days instead of three as in past years. Additionally, the 2019 Grades 3-8 ELA and Math Tests will continue to be untimed.

    Below you will find a summary of the changes that were made to the Grades 3-8 English Language Arts and Mathematics Tests over the past several years.

    • Fewer testing sessions. Last year, the Grades 3–8 ELA and Math Tests were reduced from three test sessions per subject to only two sessions per subject, meaning each subject will have two days of testing instead of three.
    • The tests continue to be untimed so students who are still working on their exams will be allowed to continue to work, within the confines of the regular school day.
    • Hundreds of New York State educators were involved in creating and reviewing questions for 2019 Grades 3-8 ELA and Math Tests and selecting the questions for the test forms.
    • Student performance on the 2019 Grades 3-8 ELA and Mathematics Tests will have no employment-related consequences for teacher and principal evaluations. This means no teachers or principals in New York State public schools will be affected by the results of the 2019 Grades 3-8 ELA and Math Tests.

    If you have any questions or concerns regarding the upcoming NYS 3-8 Assessment, we encourage you to contact us at the school via phone or email.

    Pop Tab War

    The junior class will be hosting a Pop Tab War between the Elementary School and the High School the week of April 8-12. Be sure to start saving up those tabs! More information will be coming home soon. 

    NEW: SAT in School

    On Tuesday, April 9th, we will be offering the SAT here at our school for interested Juniors. The test will run from 8:00am-11:00am. The cost for the exam is $47.50. Sign-up forms are available in the High School Office with Mrs. Stowe. The deadline to enroll is Friday, April 5th. Please contact Mrs. Burns for information about fee waivers for eligible families, or any other questions about the exam.

    Community Event: Teen Vaping & Substance Abuse Presentation in Corning

    The Corning-Painted Post Area School District has scheduled a public presentation on the topic of teenage vaping and substance abuse with a national expert, Lynn Riemer. This event will be held on Monday, March 25th at 6:30pm in CPP Middle School’s theater. The information that will be shared will be helpful to parents and our community to learn more about this important topic, including awareness of the latest data, current trends, resources and how you can be proactive in this area. 

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