The Paw Print
    Middle/High School Newsletter
    Friday, September 10, 2021


    Dates to Remember

    • Tuesday, September 21st - School Picture Day
    • Monday, September 27th-Saturday, October 2nd - Homecoming Week
    • Thursday, September 30th @ 5:30pm - Community Color Run
    • Friday, October 1st - Spud Games (5:00 & 7:00)
    • Friday, October 1st - "Bond"Fire immediately following the games in Prattsburgh
    • Saturday, October 2nd - Homecoming Dance (7:00 & 9:00)

    Please complete by Friday, September 17th - Back to School Forms

    Most of our back-to-school forms will also be completed online this year. Please log-in to FamilyID and complete the Avoca Central School Back to School Forms online. If this is your child’s first year in Avoca, you will also need to complete the Avoca Computer Use/AUP on FamilyID. These forms can be accessed online at https://www.familyid.com/organizations/avoca-central-school-avoca-prattsburgh-athletics

    School Picture Day

    This year, we will be using Jostens PIX for our school photos. You may order a photo package online at jostenspix.com. Our access code is FE129221. Our school picture day is Tuesday, September 21st. Please DO NOT wear green on picture day as it will not work with the greenscreen. A flyer for picture day with more information can be accessed here

    Homecoming Week

    This year, our Homecoming Activities will mirror with Prattsburgh School. Our theme for Homecoming Week is Superheroes! The daily themes are as follows:

    • Monday, September 27th - Wacky Hair Day
    • Tuesday, September 28th - Twin Day
    • Wednesday, September 29th - Superhero Cape Day
    • Thursday, September 30th - Red, White & Blue America Day
    • Friday, October 1st - School Spirit Day (Seniors: Toga Day)

    There are a variety of activities planned for the week. On Thursday, we will host the annual Community Color Run beginning at 5:30pm. On Friday we will have the Spud Games at the Cohocton fields. Girls Varsity Soccer begins at 5:00pm, and Boys Varsity Soccer begins at 7:00pm. Immediately following the games, there will be a "Bond"Fire in Prattsburgh. On Saturday, there are pulled pork dinners available at Prattsburgh between 11am to 1pm. Pre-Sales will begin soon. (Funds raised go to Music and Drama.) On Saturday night Avoca will host the combined Homecoming Dance, tentatively scheduled from 7-9pm for middle school (gr 6-8), and 9-11pm for high school (gr 9-12). Please note that with the everchanging developments with Covid-19, events may need to be adjusted. 

    PCS Music Department BBQ

    During homecoming weekend Prattsburgh's music/drama department is hosting a Pulled Pork BBQ from 11am-1pm on Saturday, October 2nd. The cost is $10.00 which includes a pulled pork sandwich, salt potato & beans cooked by the BBQ Shack of Penn Yan. You can purchase tickets online here: https://pcsdramaclub.ticketspice.com/pcsbbq If you’re out of town thatweekend or have other plans but still want to support the music dept. there is a donation button. You can also donate a meal. Donated meals will be divided between the Prattsburgh and Avoca communities. Funds raised go to the PCS Music/Drama department which helps the Avoca/Prattsburgh drama production later this year. Meal pick-up is at the Prattsburgh Agricultural Building, 7274 County Route 74, Prattsburgh.

    A Message from Mrs. Buisch

    It’s hard to imagine that here we are finishing the first week of a new school year.  I hope our Avoca families and staff have had an opportunity to relax and regroup this summer to be ready.  I had an opportunity to read a wonderful book this summer called Thrivers, by Michele Borba, Ed.D.  It opened up some very thought provoking ideas for me and I am hoping to take this year to share them with the families and staff of Avoca CSD!    

    Each week I will send out an idea from the book for you to consider, practice and reflect on.  I am hoping to have accompanying videos to keep things interesting and relevant.  

     Inspirational Video- Be a Mr. Jensen- MUST WATCH!!

    Senior Photos

    Senior photos are due to Mrs. Keesey by October 15th. Seniors may submit their photos electronically, by emailing Mrs. Keesey a high-resolution image to tkeesey@avocacsd.org. They can also be submitted via a thumb-drive, CD, or on a print. (No names printed on the front, and please do not write on the back of the print, as it may bleed.) Students may choose to use the school picture day photo as their senior portrait.

    Guidelines for Senior Photos

    • Head and Shoulders Shot in Portrait (Vertical) Orientation
    • Head Size (from top of the head to chin) should be approximately 1/2 of the image
    • Full Color Image
    • Attire is school appropriate and meets dress code
    • No hats, props, mirror, or special effects
    • No soft focus

    9/11 Moments of Silence

    From 911memorial.org: Observe a moment of silence on September 11 at any or all of the following times marking key moments on 9/11. Every year, the moments below are observed as part of the official 9/11 anniversary commemoration ceremony held at the World Trade Center for victims’ families.

    • 8:46 a.m.: Hijackers deliberately crashed American Airlines Flight 11 into floors 93 through 99 of the North Tower.
    • 9:03 a.m.: Hijackers deliberately crashed United Airlines Flight 175 into floors 77 through 85 of the South Tower.
    • 9:37 a.m.: Hijackers deliberately crashed American Airlines Flight 77 into the Pentagon, near Washington, D.C.
    • 9:59 a.m.: The South Tower collapsed.
    • 10:03 a.m.: After learning of the other attacks, passengers on United Airlines Flight 93 launched a counterattack on hijackers aboard their plane to try to seize control of the aircraft. In response, the hijackers crashed the plane into an empty field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
    • 10:28 a.m.: The North Tower collapsed, leaving the 16-acre World Trade Center site in ruins and collateral damage affecting all adjacent properties and streets. The rescue effort commenced immediately.

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