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AES Announcements/Dates/Reminders (Updated 7-20-2016)

Summer Tips for Parents/Guardians of Elementary Students
Having trouble with your child losing reading and/or math skills over the summer, or you just want them to learn something this summer?  Check out this excellent (and short) article from Reading Rockets, “Five Easy Tips for Summer Learning” at http://www.readingrockets.org/article/five-easy-tips-summer-learning.

New/Returning Staff & "Help Wanted" for Support Staff
We welcome back Ms. M-M, as our new AES/A-AMS Librarian!  We are happy to have her back in our library serving students and staff at AES and A-AMS.  Also, I am pleased to report that all of our certified staff, and most of our support staff, are returning to serve our students in 2016-17.  It will be great for our students to see familiar faces and know AES Teachers.  
Pre-K:  Mrs. Darst
Kindergarten:  Mrs. Rogers
1st Grade:  Mrs. Sloan
2nd Grade:  Mrs. Layer
3rd Grade:  Mrs. Mahr
4th Grade:  Ms. Mast
5th Grade:  Mrs. McWhorter
Special Education:  Mrs. Widger
Title 1:  Mrs. Rhoads
Music:  Mrs. Rakestraw
Art:  Mrs. Clark
P.E.:  Mr. Burdette & Mr. Willis
Librarian:  Ms. McKinley-Miller (Ms. M-M)

However, our team is incomplete and we still need more support staff (aides) for our students in Title and Special Education. Listed below are positions currently open for candidates to apply (click on "Employment Opportunities" link for more info) 
*One (1) Part-Time Title 1 Aide
*One (1) Part-Time Special Education Aide 

Mark Your Calendars

July 20  Online Registration open for all returning A-Town students via Skyward Family Access
July 23-Aug. 7  A-AHS & A-AMS Gyms Closed for Refinishing
July 26   Happy birthday to Mr. Eric Burdette!
Aug. 3    12:00 - 4:00 pm & 5:00 - 8:00 pm On-Site Registration for all returning A-Town students
Aug. 4    12:00 - 4:00 pm & 5:00 - 8:00 pm On-Site Registration for all returning A-Town students 
Aug. 5    8:00 am - 3:30 pm On-Site Registration for al NEW students
Aug. 16  New A-Town Teachers Orientation
Aug. 17  Teacher Institute Day #1
Aug. 18  Teacher Institute Day #2
Aug. 18  4:00-5:00 pm “Night Before School Starts” at AES & HGS
Aug. 18  5:00-6:00 pm  A-AMS “6th Grade Orientation” for 6th graders & their parents/guardians
Aug. 18  6:00-6:45 pm  A-AMS “Open House” for 6th, 7th, 8th graders & their parents/guardians  
Aug. 18-20  Avon Fat Steer Show
Aug. 19  First day of school; 2:10 pm dismissal
Aug. 19-Sept. 1  2:10 pm early dismissals at all schools
Sept. 2  12:10 pm early dismissal (SIP Day)
Sept. 5  No school (Labor Day)

I look forward to seeing everyone at AES on Aug. 18th for the "Night Before School Starts!"
Chad M. Cox
AES Principal


Registration

Registration

Registration will be at AAHS on August 3rd and 4th from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. both days. New student registration will be August 5th at the building the student will attend.  Online registration will be open July 20.  A Skylert will be sent to let all parents know when it is open.


Welcome New Hedding Grade School Teachers!

We are very happy to welcome four new teachers to our staff for the coming year.  Carrie Koll will be our grades 3-5 special education teacher.  Carrie lives in Elmwood with her husband and young daughter and has worked in Cuba as a special education teacher for 8 years and a Jr. High Language Arts teachers 1 year.  Jamelia Tinkham will be our grades K-2 special education teacher.  She will be doing her first eight weeks of student teaching at AAHS, then coming to Hedding to complete her student teaching with Mrs. Craig substituting for the semester to be her mentor teacher.  Jamelia will start full-time in her position at the beginning of the 2nd semester.  She currently lives in Abingdon with her husband.  Hayley Knuth will be a 4th grade teacher.  She has worked in the Buffalo Grove school district for 4 years.  She lives in Galesburg with her husband and young daughter.  Casie Vidjecan will be in kindergarten. She completed her student teaching last year at Silas Willard and served as a long-term substitute in kindergarten for a maternity leave.  She lives in Galesburg with her husband.


A-AMS Important Info/Dates/Reminders (Updated 7-20-2016)

Welcome New A-AMS Staff and "Help Wanted" for Support Staff in 2016-17

I am excited about new staff joining our A-AMS Team in 2016-17.  Ms. Laura Duncan will move from RtI Aide to an English/Language Arts Teacher. We welcome Mrs. Baylee Derham to A-AMS as an English/Language Arts Teacher.  Mrs. Margie Winski is excited to move from A-AMS teacher to AES/A-AMS Counselor.  Last, but not least, I am excited that Mrs. Carrie Shreves is coming over from AES to serve as our new A-AMS Secretary.  I am looking forward to an AWESOME school year in 2016-17!

Our A-AMS Team is incomplete and we still need more support staff (aides) for our students in RtI and/or Special Education. Listed below are positions currently open for candidates to apply (click on "Employment Opportunities" link for more info) 
*One (1) Part-Time Title/RtI Aide
*Two (2) Part-Time Special Education Aides
     
Mark Your Calendars for 2016-17 
July 20  Online Registration opens for all returning A-Town students via Skyward Family Access
July 23-Aug. 7  A-AHS & A-AMS Gyms Closed for Refinishing
July  26  Happy birthday to Mr. Eric Burdette!
July 31  Happy birthday to Mrs. Baylee Derham!
Aug. 3  12:00 - 4:00 pm & 5:00 - 8:00 pm On-site Registration for all returning A-Town students   
Aug. 4  12:00 - 4:00 pm & 5:00 - 8:00 pm On-site Registration for all returning A-Town students
Aug. 5  8:00 am - 3:30 pm On-site Registration for all NEW students  
Aug. 16  New A-Town Teachers Orientation
Aug. 17  Teacher Institute Day #1
Aug. 18  Teacher Institute Day #2
Aug. 18  4:00-5:00 pm “Night Before School Starts” at AES & HGS

Aug. 18  5:00-6:00 pm  A-AMS “6th Grade Orientation” for all 6th graders & their parents/guardians

Aug. 18  6:00-6:45 pm  A-AMS “Open House” for all 6th, 7th, 8th graders & their parents/guardians  

Aug. 19  First day of school; 2:10 pm early dismissal
Aug. 19-Sept. 1  2:10 pm early dismissals in all schools
Sept. 2  12:10 pm dismissal
Sept. 5  No school "Labor Day"

I look forward to seeing everyone on Aug. 18th at our "A-AMS Open House!"
Chad M. Cox
A-AMS Principal


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Abingdon-Avon CUSD 276 
401 W. Latimer St.
Abingdon, IL 61410
CONTACT
Phone: 309-462-2301
Fax: 309-462-3870



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