The Paw Print
    Middle/High School Newsletter
    Friday, October 18, 2019

    Dates to Remember

    • Monday, October 21-Friday, October 25 - School Board Recognition Week
    • Monday, October 21 - Senior Class Magazine Sale Begins
    • Wednesday, October 23-Thursday, October 31 - Red Ribbon Week
    • Thursday, October 24 @ 12:45 - Early Release Day
    • Tuesday, October 29 - School Picture Retake Day
    • Tuesday, October 29 - Student Council Blood Drive

    College & Military Visits

    • Wednesday, October 23 @8:30am - SUNY Geneseo
    • Friday, October 25 @10:00am - Finger Lakes Community College

    Terrific Tigers

    • Congratulations to Matt Vosburg, who was recently sworn into the Air Force!
    • Congratulations to Tristian Stark for being named Section V Boys Soccer Sports Locker Player of the Week 2! 
    • Congratulations to Brady Brandow for being named Section V Boys Soccer Sports Locker Player of the Week 5! 

    5th Annual Horror Writing Contest

    Students are invited to join in our annual Horror Writing Contest. Students have learned about this contest in their English classes, and are asked to complete a 3-5 page typed story by Wednesday, October 23rd. The top 2 winners from each grade level will be invited to attend a pizza party and movie. The overall winner will receive a prize for their talented writing! 

    Prevention Needs Assessment Survey

    The Avoca Central School District has been selected to participate in the 2019 Prevention Needs Assessment Survey. This survey is designed to measure the need for prevention services among youth in the areas of substance abuse, delinquency, antisocial behavior, violence, mental health, eating disorders and sexuality. The information the students provide can help us all take steps to reduce and prevent these problems in Avoca. The survey will be administered to 8th, 10th and 12th grade students during the week of October 21st. The survey is sponsored by the Steuben Prevention Coalition, a group working to build healthier communities.

    The following are facts about the survey:

    • It is totally voluntary. Your child does not have to participate. You do not have to give a reason for not participating. Students are not required to answer all questions, only those that they want to answer.
    • It is anonymous. The survey is designed to protect your child’s and your school’s privacy. No names or any other identifying information will ever be recorded. All of the surveys are carefully protected.
    • The School District and the Steuben Prevention Coalition will use the school survey results to plan better prevention efforts.
    • The Prevention Needs Assessment Survey has been scientifically tested and is valid and reliable. Developed in 2001, it has been given to over 1 million students in schools across the United States without difficulty over the past eleven years.
    • The summary of the county report will be sent to area newspaper outlets to notify the public.

    A copy of the survey is available at the Principal’s Office for review. If you do not want your child to participate, simply send a note to the High School office by October 21st. If you choose, your child will be given an alternate activity to do during the survey period.

    Blood Drive

    Avoca Student Council is hosting a Fall Blood Drive with the American Red Cross on Tuesday, October 29 from 10am-3pm. Students can make their appointment during lunch. The community can call 1-800-RedCross or go online to redcrossblood.org to make an appointment. 

    Community Program: Fall Festival of Sound

    The Hornell Area Wind Ensemble invites you to a free concert on Saturday, October 19th at 7:30pm in the Hornell High School Auditorium. This is made possible through funds from the New York State Council on the Arts' Decentralization Program and the ARTS Council of the Souther Finger Lakes. 

    Community Program: SUNY Corning Community College Open House

    SUNY Corning Community College is hosting its annual Fall Open House on October 26th. Registration starts at 11am and the program starts at 1pm. You can register online here. Special activities for Early Arrivers, including complimentary lunch (try out the dining hall food!) Students can talk about options for majors with faculty, talk about campus life with student ambassadors, talk about career services with staff and tour campus and see the facilities first-hand. Not sure about a major? There's a presentation for that: what to do if you're not sure. Does paying for college sound scary? There's a presentation for that too. Want to transfer? You guessed it ... the Provost will walk guests through our agreements that make earning a bachelor's, master's, and even a doctoral degree seamless -- for students who start at SUNY CCC simply because of the agreements we have in place with top-tier institutions (St. John Fisher College, Upstate Medical College, University at Buffalo, and more!)

    Community Program: Arnot Ogden Medical Center School of Nursing Information Session

    On Saturday, October 26 at 10am, The Arnot Ogden Medical Center is hosting an information session at the LD Clute Education Building in Elmira. If you are thinking about becoming a nurse or you are a licensed practical nurse looking to advance to registered nursing, Arnot Ogden Medical Center School of Nursing could be the right choice for you. Tour the campus, meet faculty members, learn about admission requirements and how to apply. For more information please call (607) 737-4153 or email MLyon@arnothealth.org.

    Community Event: Red Ribbon Candlelight Vigil

    The Hornell Area Concern for Youth, Inc. is hosting a candlelight vigil to bring awareness to the impact of substance abuse on individuals, family members and communities on Tuesday, October 29 at 7pm. This event will be held at 42 Broadway Mall, Hornell (former Ponderosa building.)

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