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    The Paw Print
    Middle/High School Newsletter
    Friday, January 17, 2020

    Dates to Remember

    • Friday, January 17 & Saturday, January 18 - Vocal Solo Festival
    • Monday, January 20 - School Closed, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
    • Monday, January 20 - Billy Martin Circus - Baseball Fundraiser
    • Tuesday, January 21- Friday, January 24 - January Regents Exams
    • Tuesday, January 21 @3:00pm - Talent Show Auditions
    • Friday, January 24 - End of Marking Period 2
    • Friday, January 24 @5:00pm - Girls Soccer Fundraiser, Talent Show & Dinner
    • Saturday, January 25 - Band Solo Festival
    • Monday, January 27 - No School, Superintendent's Conference Day
    • Friday, January 31 - Marking Period 2 Grades Sent Home
    • Saturday, February 1 - Avoca Wrestling Invitational

    January Regents Exams

    During the week of January 21-January 24, some students will be taking New York State Regents Exams. Students taking exams will be excused from their classes during the exam period. Any students not taking Regents will follow their normal schedule for the week. Upcoming Exams: Tuesday, January 21st @8:15am-Juniors English Language Arts, Wednesday, January 22nd @12:15pm-Algebra I. 

    Sports Booster School Spiritwear

    The Avoca Sports Boosters is currently selling spiritwear. Items are branded as Avoca Tigers, or Avoca/Prattsburgh. The online store will close on February 1st! Check out the online spiritwear store here.

    Evening Study Hall

    Starting this week, a study hall for students in grades 7-12 who need to stay after-school is available from 3:30-6:00pm. This is available Monday-Friday when school is in session. The study hall is meant to be a safe location for students to go in order to complete homework, talk with friends, and wait for practice or transportation. All club advisors, coaches and event coordinators will be referring students to that location if they are waiting for an event/practice or a ride. Since we now have supervised study hall locations available from 2:50-6:00pm daily with Mr. Stamets (2:50 to 3:30, HS Library) and now Room 151, (from 3:30 - 6:00) all students should have a place to go after-school when waiting for practices or rides. 

    Dinner and a Show

    The Avoca Varsity Girls soccer team will be hosting a spaghetti dinner and talent show the 24th of January. All proceeds will go towards sectional/state apparel. The dinner will be from 5:00-7:00pm in the cafeteria and the talent show will follow at 7:15 pm. In order to attend the events, every player of the girls soccer team is selling tickets. Tickets will also be sold in the High School Office for 10 dollars each. Each ticket admits you into the dinner AND the show.

    Students, you can enter the talent show to compete at no cost! There are sign ups everywhere in the school and in the high school office. Come show the community what you’ve got! 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will receive a very rewarding prize. Once you sign-up, auditions will be held January 21st in the auditorium from 3-5pm. If you have any questions you can email Alexis Weldy at aweldy@avocacsd.org

    Scholarships Available

    The Harold W. Longwell III Scholarship/Award has been posted to our Scholarship Page. Check out all of the scholarships here

    Community Event: Billy Martin's Cole All Star Circus

    On Monday, January 20 in the large gym, we will be hosting the Billy Martin's Cole All Star Circus. The is a fundraiser for the Avoca baseball program. Showtime is 6:30pm. Check out their website here.

    Community Event: Daniel Barkley Showcase - Allegany vs. Steuben

    On Friday and Saturday, January 24th and 25th will be the Daniel Barkley Showcase: Allegany vs. Steuben. Avoca plays Bolivar-Richburg on Saturday at 4:00pm. Tickets are $2/student, $5/adult. The event is being hosted at the Orvis Center at Alfred State College.

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