FFA Greenhand Ice Cream Social Tomorrow 5:30-7pm in the Ag Room. For first year FFA members and their parents! See you there!
FFA TIME CORRECTION: FFA Greenhand Ice Cream Social is 5:30-7pm THIS Wednesday.
FFA Greenhand Ice Cream Social this Wednesday 6-8pm in the Ag Room! First year FFA members and their parents are encouraged to attend! There will be an FFA parent Q & A while the kids play games with the FFA officers! 🍦🍨
AAMS cross country: We have added a cross country meet to our schedule. We will be running in Farmington on September 17th at 4 pm. We will leave the school at 2:15.
Section 4 Foresty Contest Tuesday Sept 17th! Email email@example.com if you’re interested! Practice tomorrow morning 7:30am. 🌳🌲🌳
Due to the heat - Volleyball practice will be cancelled today. Tomorrow practice will be from 3:30 - 5:30.
FFA T-shirt Orders due this Friday September 13th! Order forms can be found on the FFA board and in the office.
The A-Town T.W.I.S.T.E.R. Program is excited to announce that we are almost ready to start an E~Sports Team(s)!! We hope to start practicing after school (soon) & eventually competing with other area schools! League of Legends is the game that we will be playing. Any Abingdon-Avon High School student that is interested in joining our team, please contact Shelley Ashbaugh at firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by my office & let me know!
Monday September 16th vs United-Lady Tornadoes 🏐 will be supporting the Horner family with the “Glowing it up for Riley” theme. Check out her story! http://quad.com/2019/09/09/im-not-making-memories-kirkwood-teens-memory-resets-every-two-hours/
Varsity football game at Martinsville on Saturday 9/14 has been cancelled due to Martinsville injuries and numbers
JV football game on Monday 9/9 against Princeville is cancelled. #GoTornadoes
Check out info on live and on-demand Tornado sports: https://www.d276.net/article/131702?org=district #atowntornadoes #atown #atownproud
Reminder: The A-Town soccer team is at home tonight versus Galesburg Christian. Game time is 4:30 pm at the Avon campus.
The JV football game on Monday will be in Sciota at West Prairie High School at 6pm.
There will be no cross country practice tomorrow or Monday for the MIDDLE SCHOOL. My posts keep going to the high school for some reason. Sorry for the confusion.
There will be no cross country practice tomorrow August 30 or Monday September 2nd. Have the kids run on their own this weekend if possible.
Tonight is opening night for volleyball. Home game versus S. Fulton. The theme for tonight's game is Beach Night. Hawaiian shirts welcome.
Reminder: Tomorrow is school picture day at the High School.
This afternoons Cross-Country meet at Farmington at 4:30 pm will take place as scheduled.
Today's Soccer match, the first in A-Town history, will take place as scheduled at Monmouth-Roseville. The address for the field is 801 W. 4th Ave. Monmouth, IL. 61462. Game time is 4:30 pm.
Cross Country at Farmington Invite today at 4:30pm. They will run at Farmington High School. #GoTornadoes
First soccer game in program history is tonight at 4:30pm in Monmouth. The game will be played at Pattee Fields. #AtownProud
Meet the Tornadoes tomorrow night. Student athletes will be introduced. Football and Volleyball scrimmages and a Cheer performance. Starts at 6pm.
Any questions, please email or call AAHS 21stCCLC Site Coordinator, Shelley Ashbaugh at email@example.com 309.462.2338
Picture day at the high school will be next Wednesday, August 28th. Picture forms will be distributed to students starting tomorrow. Pictures for all students, including Seniors, will be taken in the am.
Shop the A-town store by August 26 and show your school pride. https://www.bsnteamsports.com/shop/ATownFall1
Fall sports pictures are tomorrow for all athletes in all sports. Make sure the picture form is filled out for your athlete. #AtownProud
Middle school cross country practice will begin Monday August 19 from 3:30-5:00. Due to early dismissal and transportation difficulties Monday-Wednesday’s practices are optional. If you cannot make it let Coach Rakestraw know and I can share our workout routine with you for those days. There will be an activity bus at 5:30 throughout the week.
Middle school cross country practice next week is Monday- Friday from 3:30-5:00 at the middle school. Monday-Wednesday’s practices are optional due to early dismissal and transportation difficulties. If you cannot make these practices let me know and I can send you a workout routine for next week. There will be an activity bus at 5:30.
ATown Soccer has a teamstore with apparel items for this season. Breedlove's online store link: https://atownsoccer2019.itemorder.com/sale
Just a quick reminder A-Town Cross Country practice will be at 3:30 throughout this week. We had a nice turnout yesterday but I don’t want to leave anyone out.
Atown Volleyball has an online store with apparel items for this upcoming season! Support your lady Tornadoes! Breedloves Sporting Goods - Volleyball Store Link http://atownvb2019.itemorder.com/sale
On Thursday. August 8, there will be a Fall sports meeting at 6:00p.m. for all parents of student athletes that play football, volleyball, and cross country at the High School.
Nominations ballots for the Don Viar Memorial Wall of Fame are available in the Abingdon-Avon High School office.. The deadline for nominations is Friday, September 6th. The induction ceremony will take place on Friday, September 27th during the Homecoming game. Please contact the High School office with any questions.
Parent-Player meeting Thursday August 8th @ 6pm @ AAHS for ladies interested in ATown Volleyball for this upcoming season. Athletes will be completing concussion baseline testing after, this testing must be done before athletes may practice.
There will be a Fall sports meeting on Thursday August 8 at 6:00p.m for football, volleyball, and cross country parents at the High School. #Tornadoes
On Tuesday evening, the ATown T.W.I.S.T.E.R. Program held a ‘End of Summer Cookout/Parent Night’ for the students that participated in Strength & Conditioning summer session & their parents. We had beautiful weather, lots of food & Dr. Curry was even behind the grill! Thank you to all of the students & parents that attended!
Reminder about changes for Volleyball Camp due to extreme heat for Friday July 19th- Middle School Camp is from 8am-10am and Elementary Camp is 10-11:30. High School Camp has been cancelled for the day.
Changes for volleyball camp TODAY- Elementary Camp is cancelled due to heat index. Thursday - Middle school is 8-10, Elementary is 10-11:30 ( wear your camp shirt ) Friday - Middle School 8-10, Elementary 10-11:30. There will be NO high school camp Friday.
Students & staff of the AAHS T.W.I.S.T.E.R. Program are making tie dyed t-shirts this week! Wednesday we are making tie dyed shirts & baking personal pizzas and on Thursday we will be going bowling! All AAHS students are invited... We only have a few weeks left of our Summer Program, so come out & have some fun w/us! Any questions, send an email to Shelley firstname.lastname@example.org
Kindness Rock Project.... AAHS T.W.I.S.T.E.R. (Summer) Program has painted kindness rocks & hidden them throughout Abingdon... if you find one, our hope is that it makes you smile!! If you like it, you may keep it...or hide it again for someone else to find and maybe make them smile as well! Keep the goodness going! 😁
Reminder: Sports physicals 7/17/19 $10 per athlete at OSF Abingdon from 3:45-6:45p.m. For all athletes in grades 6-12. Call 3094622343 to set up an appointment. #atowntornadoes
Volleyball open gym from 9 - 11:30 is cancelled for today.
Just a reminder that the ATown 21stCCLC ‘T.W.I.S.T.E.R.’ Summer Program starts soon! Summer Programming is for all Abingdon-Avon High School Students (incoming Grade 9 through Grade 12). The Strength & Conditioning is already in motion, so if you’ll be participating in a Fall Sport, please check with your Coaches for times/schedules. TWISTER Time begins on Monday, June 10th! It is offered Monday-Thursday, 9am-12:30pm. We will start our mornings meeting in the cafeteria at AAHS! We’ve got some really great things planned and it’s all FREE! Check out the list of some planned activities on the attached flyer! Any questions, email email@example.com Shelley Ashbaugh, AAHS Site Coordinator
The TWISTER Program Summer Session begins soon! The Summer Program is for all ATown High School students (incoming Grade 9 - Grade 12). We have lots of great things planned, so come hang out with us this Summer! Our Strength & Conditioning Summer Session starts on June 3rd (Monday-Wednesday & Friday)... check with your Coach for times, if you’re playing a Fall sport! TWISTER Time session of the Summer Program starts on June 10th from 9am-12:30pm (Monday-Thursday). We will be keeping busy with Arts/Crafts, Projects/Experiments, Indoor/Outdoor Fun & Games, Physical Fitness, Cooking, Hooks-n-Needles, Walking Group, Bowling, Video Gaming, Basketball, Frisbee Golf, Croquet, Spike Ball, Guest Speakers, Field Trips & more! If you have any questions please email Shelley Ashbaugh (AAHS 21st CCLC Site Coordinator) at firstname.lastname@example.org
Congratulations to AAHS Sophomore Alex Day on being selected as this years Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership scholarship recipient. The HOBY mission is to inspire and prepare future young leaders for a life dedicated to leadership, service, and innovation. HOBY empowers young people to dream big, make an impact, and change the world. Great job Alex!
Congrats to the AAHS Class of 2019!! You can watch a live stream of graduation on the Atown Newsroom page! https://www.facebook.com/atown.newsroom.98/videos/157711088601452?sfns=xmwa
Update: Due to the inclement weather the baseball regional championship game will be played on Monday May 20th at 4:30 pm.
Due to today's inclement weather the girls regional softball game scheduled for tomorrow at 4:30 pm at West Central has been moved back to Thursday at 4:30 pm.
Update: Due to a scheduling conflict, Friday's baseball game at Stark County has been cancelled.
The Softball game at West Prairie High School for today, May 7th, has been rescheduled for 11:00 AM on Saturday, May 11th. Apologies for any inconvenience.
The Softball game at West Prairie High School for today, May 7th, has been cancelled due to inclement field conditions.
Reminder: Baccalaureate for the class of 2019 will be held on Sunday May 5th at 4:30 pm at the Abingdon United Methodist Church.
Reminder: Grand March for prom is tomorrow, Saturday, May 4th at 4 pm in the High School auditorium.
Today’s softball game at Canton High School has been cancelled. A make-up date is not expected.
Reminder: The Senior Awards breakfast is tomorrow, Friday, May 3rd at 8 am at the Abingdon American Legion. Breakfast starts at 8 am with the awards ceremony starting at approximately 8:45 am.
Update: Today's JV baseball game at Galva has been cancelled due field conditions.
Reminder: Freshman orientation is at 7 pm this evening in the AAHS auditorium.
Due to the inclement weather today's track meet at Bushnel has been cancelled.
Due to the inclement weather today's baseball game at Brimfield and softball game at home have been cancelled.
Due to inclement weather and field conditions the Baseball game at Brimfield and the Softball game at home vs Havana have been postponed. Baseball will play tomorrow, 4/30, in Brimfield and Softball will be play Monday, 5/6, in Havana.
Update: Today's' baseball game at Brimfield has been cancelled. It has been rescheduled for Monday @ 4 pm.
The Senior Awards breakfast is Friday, May 3rd at 8 am at the Abingdon American Legion. Breakfast starts at 8 am with the awards ceremony starting at approximately 8:45 am.
Baccalaureate for the class of 2019 will be held on Sunday May 5th at 4:30 pm at the Abingdon United Methodist Church.
Due to inclement weather and conditions athletic events for today, April 18th, have been cancelled. The track meet at Farmington has been postponed to 4/29 while a make up date for baseball will be posted at a later time.
So besides daily broadcast "jobs", students were asked to work in groups and talk about mental health and suicide. If you or someone you know are struggling with mental health, please speak up! There is help! https://youtu.be/iJxlHk22mlI
The Girls Softball game for today, April, 15th, has been cancelled due to inclement weather.
Reminder: The annual Kiwanis Club pancake breakfast is tomorrow from 8 am to 11 am in the high school cafateria. It will be followed by the Easter egg hunt.
In order to bring awareness to the number of Illinois State troopers that have been hit by motorists while while stopped on the side of the road. ISBE and the Illinois State Police are working to ensure that all drivers have the information they need to protect those who protect us. Known as Scott's Law the attached flyer explains the new law.
The Baseball game with Peoria Quest for today April, 11th, has been cancelled due to transportation issues. If a reschedule date can be found the date will be posted at that time.
The Softball game with Havana for today April, 11th, has been postponed till a later date, this will be updated on the athletics page when a date has been scheduled.
Due to poor conditions all athletics at Galva for today, Wednesday April, 12th have been cancelled.
The softball game for this evening, April 9th, against South Fulton will be played in Ipava and not Table Grove as is listed on the website. See the schedule for an updated address.
Prom Sign Up & Prom T-Shirt forms are now available! Both forms are located in the office and the cafeteria. If you are planning to go to 2019 Prom on May 4, you MUST sign up to go.
Update: The start time for today's high school boys baseball game at West Central has been moved back to 5:30 pm.
Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior ladies interested in volleyball this upcoming season, there will be an quick meeting tomorrow after school at 12:20! This should not take more than 10 minutes!
Reminder: The Winter Sports Banquet is this Sunday, March 31st at 5 pm in the High School cafeteria. The sign-up deadline is this Friday, March 28 The sign-up sheet is available in the high school office. Cost for parents and/or grandparents is $6.00/per person.
The Baseball game for today, 3/26, at Oneida has been cancelled due to inclement field conditions. The Softball game at Williamsfiled is still on. A reschedule date will be posted once it has been made available.
Due to the inclement field conditions, the Baseball game for today, 3/19, against Princeville has been cancelled. An update will be posted when the game has been rescheduled.
Congratulations to A-Town high school boys basketball players Cayden Mahr and Ryan Adolphson on being selected to the All-Area Boys Basketball Team. Read the article here: https://www.galesburg.com/sports/20190316/boys-basketball-2018-19-all-area-team-player-profiles
Congratulations to A-Town's high school boys basketball coach Kent Jones on being named the All-Area Boys Basketball Coach of the Year. Read the article here: https://www.galesburg.com/sports/20190316/all-area-boys-basketball-coy-jones-guided-a-town-turnaround
Reminder: The Carl Sandburg College dual-credit presentation will take place at 6 pm this evening in room 16 at the high school. All sophomores and any juniors not currently taking dual-credit classes in the 2019-20 school year may attend.
The sign-up sheet for the Winter Sports Banquet is available in the high school office. The Kiwanis sponsored winter sports banquet is scheduled for Sunday, March 31st at 5:00 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. Cost for parents and/or grandparents is $6.00/per person. Kiwanis pays for the student's meal. The sign-up deadline is March 28.
Reminder: The spring blood drive, hosted by the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center and the AAHS Student Council, will take place this Monday, March 11th in the High School gymnasium. Please contact email@example.com to schedule an appointment. Also, if you are 16 years of age you will need to bring your permission slip.
Reminder: The Carl Sandburg College dual-credit presentation that was scheduled for tonight has been rescheduled to Tuesday, March 12th at 6 pm
The Carl Sandburg College dual-credit presentation has been rescheduled to Tuesday, March 12th at 6 pm The meeting will take place in room 16 at the high school. It is open to all sophomores and any juniors not currently taking dual-credit classes in the 2019-20 school year. For more information please contact Mrs. Nagel at the high school.
Update: The Carl Sandburg College dual-credit presentation scheduled for tomorrow evening at 6 pm at the high school has been postponed until a later date.
That’s a WIN for the TORNADOES!! 53-45
Second Trimester Finals: Due to the number of school cancellations during the past month the high school finals for the second trimester have been pushed back to Thursday, February 28 and Friday, March 1. Students will take their 4,5, and 6 hour finals on Thursday and their 1,2,and 3 hour finals on Friday.
Update: Tonight's high school boys regional basketball game at United will be played. Tip-off is 7:30 pm vs Lewistown.
Carl Sandburg College will be holding a presentation on Tuesday, March 5th at 6 pm in the high school auditorium for any sophomores and juniors interested in taking dual-credit classes in the 2019-20 school year. Students and parents are encouraged to attend if interested in taking dual-credit classes.
Reminder: Tonight's high school boys basketball game at Brimfield has been postponed due to the weather. It will now be played Thursday, February 14th at 6 pm in Brimfield.
Tonight's high school boys basketball game at Brimfield has been postponed due to the weather. It will now be played Thursday, February 14th at 6 pm in Brimfield.
Congratulations to Morgan Patrick for advancing to next weeks sectional in the three-point shootout.
Join the Atown Newsroom on Facebook and watch us live at 2:45 Monday -Friday!! https://www.facebook.com/atown.newsroom.98 We have some exciting changes to the broadcast coming in March!!
Due to the inclement weather, the high school boys basketball game at Lewistown this evening is being cancelled. A make-up date will be announced when it becomes available.
The high school scholastic bowl meet scheduled for this evening at Cuba has been canceled. A make up date will be announced at a later time.
Update: The high school boys basketball game scheduled for this evening against Elmwood will be played as scheduled. Tip-off is at 6 pm in Elmwood.
The high school boys basketball game at Lewistown scheduled for this evening has been postponed. It will now be played Thursday, February 7th at 6 pm at Lewistown.
Congratulations to Alexis Wilson for placing first in the Taylorville girls bowling regional Saturday with a score of 1180 and advancing to sectionals. Good luck and were very proud.
The F/S girls basketball tournament at Stark County scheduled for tomorrow has been cancelled due to a scheduling conflict.
Athletic Update: The Astoria Lions Club will be serving a pancake and sausage supper before the the boys basketball games tonight vs. South Fulton. The games tip-off at 6 pm. The high school girls tip-off at 6 pm at Peoria Heights tonight and at 6 pm tomorrow evening at Cuba H.S.
Saturdays high school girls basketball game against North Fulton will be played at Cuba High School. 6 pm tip-off.
The high school Scholastic Bowl matches scheduled for this evening at Elmwood have been cancelled. A new schedule of matches will be announced.
The high school girls basketball game vs Peoria Heights has been rescheduled for Friday, February 1 at 6 pm. It will be played at Peoria Heights grade school which is next door to the high school.
The high school girls basketball game at Peoria Heights that was rescheduled for this evening has been cancelled due to the extreme cold.
Due to the inclement weather, tonights high school boys basketball game has been cancelled.
The issues with the Cipa Filter have been resolved. Chromebooks should now be able to log in.
Reminder: With no school today due to inclement weather, today will be an Academic Inclement Weather day. The high school staff will be posting assignments for students to work on during our time out of school. Please have your student(s) check their Google Classroom or e-mail. The attached picture provides information about Academic Inclement Weather Days.
Ladies & Gentleman in Art Classes, please check your email. I have sent each of you an assignment to work on for Digital Learning. I will be available via email for any questions you may have. I will be available between 9am - 11am today. firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you
The high school boys basketball game tonight at AAHS has been cancelled due to travel concerns. We will update when a rescheduled date is set.
Reminder: The boys home basketball game, scheduled to tip-off at 6 pm this evening, will be played. Also, due to scheduling conflicts, tomorrows girls basketball game at United has been cancelled.
There will be no school tomorrow due to freezing temps., high winds and poor road conditions. All high school students were assigned work to complete in the event of another missed day due to weather. Please read the attached letter which explains the new Illinois legislation which allows for school attendance days to be defined by the district as long as students are participating in learning for a portion of the day. see pic
With the current drifting, high winds forecast through early morning, and reports of plows being in for the night and not starting til sunrise in many parts of our district - There will be no school in D276 tomorrow: Friday Jan. 25th. Look for more info regarding piloting an academic-inclement weather day tomorrow.
Due to weather conditions, tonight's high school scholastic bowl meet at Brimfield has been cancelled.
Due to weather conditions, tonight's high school girls basketball game at Peoria Heights has been cancelled.
Abingdon-Avon District #276 will be dismissing at 1:30 pm today. Thursday, January 24th.
Due to the weather forecast for hazardous driving conditions this evening tonights high school boys basketball game at Elwood is cancelled. A reschedule date to be anounced.
Due to the impending weather, the Student Council Trivia Night, scheduled for tonight at Abingdon-Avon high school has been cancelled.
Due to the impending weather, the Great Western Shootout scheduled for tomorrow at Abingdon-Avon high school is being cancelled. If a later date is determined we will update with the info.
The Praireland Conference Scholastic Bowl meet scheduled for today at 4:30 pm at AAHS will take place as scheduled.
Tonight's high school girls basketball game at B-PC will be played as scheduled. F/S tips off at 6 pm.
A big congratulations to Nate Simpson and Dalton Gabbert for making it to the Bowling Sectionals this weekend in Alton Illinois. Nate shot a high game of 279 to make the cut and Dalton made it by averaging over 200 hundred. Good luck gentleman.
Parents and guardians, District 276 is adding two (2) additional 12:10 PM dismissal days to the calendar. These days will be used for professional development in areas of social emotional learning, trauma informed practice, student-voice, and school and family communication. The additional dates that students will be dismissed at 12:10 pm are Wednesday, January 30th and Friday March 29th.
Tonights boys home basketball game against Knoxville will be played as scheduled. F/S tips off st 6 pm.
Due to the forecast for inclement weather Saturdays rehearsals for the AAHS musical, Shrek the Musical, has been postponed to a later date to be determined.
The Fresh-Soph boys basketball shootout scheduled for tomorrow at Bushnell-Prairie City has been postponed until a later date.
The boys bowling Regional in Decatur scheduled for tomorrow has been postponed until Monday. Will update when more information is available.
The boys basketball game at Monmouth-Roseville tomorrow evening is at 6 pm. There is only a varsity game. No F/S game game will be played.
Congratulations to the A-Town High School WMOI/WRAM/WAIK Area Athletes of the Week for December 2nd and 9th - Congrats to Nathan and Alexis https://www.atown276.net/article/79414?org=district
The ‘T.W.I.S.T.E.R. Program at Abingdon~Avon H.S was busy painting some holiday cheer on several windows for the students, staff, families and visitors to enjoy as they enter/exit AAHS! They did a fabulous job! The T.W.I.S.T.E.R. program is a before & after school program that offers homework help & tutoring/Open Library, as well, as fun activities/clubs & enrichment opportunities!
Have you liked the new Atown Newsroom Facebook page? We go live daily around 2:45! Like us and get informed on what's going on at AAHS! https://www.facebook.com/atown.newsroom.98
Taking reservations now!! Abingdon-Avon High School's 21st CCLC 'T.W.I.S.T.E.R.' Program is hosting a Holiday Family Painting Night on Thursday, December 20th from 6-7:30pm in the AAHS cafeteria. ATown H.S. students and their families are invited to attend... refreshments will be served! Cost is free, but we are asking for a free will donation of hats/gloves or non-perishable/canned food items, so that we can give to those in need this Holiday Season! Please be sure to RSVP by 12/13/18 to Shelley Ashbaugh at email@example.com or call 309.462.2338
The Girls Basketball game this evening at Farmington has been postponed. An update will be pushed out when a new date is selected.
Changes to AAHS Parking Lot Traffic Flow and Procedures: Please look over the new A-Town High School Parking Lot Traffic Flow that will be in place as we return to school on Monday. https://www.d276.net/article/75390?org=district #Atownproud
Attention all A-Town Tornado Fans, If you can’t make it to home basketball games this season, or you have family who live out of town, here is your/their chance to cheer on all your favorite Tornado players from home, work, or wherever you/they happen to be. All home basketball games will be available to stream on The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) network on your phone, tablet, or computer. . There are multiple options including monthly, season, and annual passes. Please go to https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/subscribe/retail and type in Abingdon-Avon High School then pick the pass option of your choice. By subscribing you get exclusive mobile access to LIVE home games. Watch A-Town boys and girls basketball whenever and wherever you want.Your subscription will also allow you to go back and watch a game you missed or want to replay. In addition, A-Town Broadcasting Class students will provide live play-by-play and color commentary.
Tonight will be the Winter Sports Meet the Tornadoes. All Winter Sports will be acknowledged tonight. The Girls Basketball team will begin their scrimmage at 6pm followed by a Scrimmage by the JV and Varsity Boys team. The Cheer team will perform between the boys games.
To clarify: The Football and Cheer banquet will be taking place at 6:30 pm on Thursday, November 8th in the High School cafeteria.
A group of students have been asked to be Snapchat correspondents for tomorrows election!! This is a huge deal! Not only will all of their footage go on the Election Discovery on Snapchat, but PBS is also using their footage in a story on Youth Voting in America! #atownproud
The Fall sports banquets will take place in the High School cafeteria on Monday, November 5th at 6pm for Volleyball and Cross Country. Football and Cheerleading will take place on Thursday, November 8th.
Exciting news!! Out of over 300 submissions, the AAHS news piece on Youth Voting was selected by PBS to be apart of their national news piece on Turning Out: The Youth Vote!! You can see the piece we submitted here: https://studentreportinglabs.org/youth-vote/ #atownproud
The AAHS Mr. Tornado pageant that was scheduled for this Friday, November 2, 2018 has been postponed. As soon as a new date is possible we will let you know! Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
The AAHS Band and Choir will present their Fall Concert on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium.
The FACS class has been off to a great start this year. The students started off by learning about the elements and principles of design. Next we have moved on to sewing. Very few of the students had ever used a sewing machine before. We learned different parts of the machine and sewing utensils. Next they learned to wind a bobbin, thread a machine and actually sew. Students have had fun making their own drawstring backpacks, letter pillows, and a few have finished their aprons. The aprons, by using the embroidery machine, have their names on them. This class is a lot fun because you go from nothing to something you make that is useful
Atown Newsroom Tornado Watch for 10-24-18 Follow us on our new You Tube Page Atown Newsroom https://youtu.be/eaLWCsd0RKw
Atown Newsroom Tornado Watch! We have new software and working on switching over, so please be patient while we get everything worked out! Follow our new You Tube channel Atown Newsroom, where we will be streaming live from in the future! https://youtu.be/n4kh7FJf_PA
The Class of 2022 is looking for sponsors for the Mr. Tornado Pageant! If you would like to sponsor a contestant please contact Mrs. Horner at firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks!
The fall blood drive, hosted by the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center and the AAHS Student Council, will take place this Wednesday, October 17th in the High School gymnasium. Please contact email@example.com to schedule an appointment.
High School picture retakes will be this Wednesday, October 17th, in the high school auditorium. Picture forms are available in the High School office.
Here's a look inside Mr. Fosters math class. On Fridays in Algebra 1 and Geometry work on group projects that focus on problem solving. The first two pictures have students who built a car powered by rubber bands. Students tried many different designs before finding one that would travel 10 feet. The second two pictures have students beginning their design and build of a roof that does not leak in a simulated rainstorm using simple materials in the classroom (craft sticks, water bottles, construction paper).
The new T.W.I.S.T.E.R. program is up and running at AAHS. Please look at the flyer and October schedule. This new program is being offered before and after school beginning Monday, October 15th. Go to https://www.facebook.com/AAHSPrincipal for more info!
A delayed congratulations to the following individuals for their athletic performance earlier in the year, netting them an Atown Athlete of the Week! Week 1: Natalee Kern Week 2: Courtney Moore Week 3: Lukas Tinkham Week 4: Emma Curry Week 5: Jay Allbright Week 6: Hunter Mason Recognized by WMOI/WRAM/WAIK
Reminder that the Homecoming Parade will begin tomorrow, Friday September 28th, at 2 pm at the high school. The parade route will go east from the high school on Martin St. to Main St. then north to Latimer St. It will then turn west and go by Hedding Grade School and wind its way back to Martin St. and the high school
Homecoming Week Activities commence tomorrow with Pajama Day. Please look at the attached schedule to see what activities are planned for the week. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Aah9EjyAck74KZlKTjdj1TwLwaQGJ7m1HNCz3WnLaZU/edit
Abingdon-Avon High School joins national PBS initiative to build next generation of public media journalists! See the full story here!! http://bit.ly/2MuXmyo
Click on the link below to read about our first AAHS Classroom Close-Up. Mrs. Horner's Survey of Technology class. https://www.d276.net/article/60728?org=aahs
Tornado Watch! 60 seconds Live video of what's going on at AAHS!! Watch us daily at 3pm on Facebook @AtownNewsroom https://youtu.be/vFn6pgpHzLo
Could YOU be the 1st Annual MR. TORNADO??? Sign up in the office ASAP to secure your spot! We will only have ONE practice! The pageant will be Friday, November 2 at 6:30pm at the AAHS!!
At this time the High School phones are not working. We are in the process of getting them back in order and will keep you updated as to when they are working.
School picture day at Abingdon-Avon High School is set for Tuesday, August 28th. Picture forms will be handed out to students starting today, or may be picked up in the office.
Just a reminder to all Photography and Graphic Design students: Please be sure to bring an SD card to class tomorrow! It does NOT have to be a mini, any regular sized SD card will be sufficient! Thank you!!
AAHS Art Club will be meeting next Monday @ 7:30 am in the Art Room!! Come join us for a great year!
Yesterday's Cross Country Invitational at Farmington has been rescheduled for today, August 21st, at 4:00 PM.
Meet the Tornadoes will take place this Friday, August 17th, at the high school. Activities will begin at 6 pm in the high school gymnasium with the volleyball scrimmage. The football scrimmage will take place at Don Viar Field at the conclusion of volleyball.
Nominations ballots for the Don Viar Memorial Wall of Fame are available in the Abingdon-Avon High School office.. The deadline for nominations is Friday, September 7th. The induction ceremony will take place on Friday, September 28th during the Homecoming game. Please contact the High School office with any questions.
Homecoming week has been set for September 24-29. The homecoming game is Friday September 28 vs Knoxville with the parade taking place that afternoon. More information will be forthcoming as to when and where the spirit activities will take place during the week.
The parent/player meeting for the high school football team will be held on Monday, August 6th at 6 pm in the High School Auditorium. All parents and players are encouraged to attend to discuss the season with the coaching staff.
A-Town Volleyball will have a parent-athlete meeting for our upcoming season on August 6th at 6pm in the high school gymnasium.
A-Town Volleyball currently has an online store to purchase your support apparel. Support your Lady Tornadoes and Love the Game ❤️! https://atownvb.itemorder.com/
Senior Parents: Here is a list events over the next week: May 20- Baccalaureate- First Assembly @ 4:30 May 22- Senior Graduation Tour- 12:30 @ HS May 25- Graduation Practice- 10:00 am @ HS May 25- Graduation @ 7:00- students need to arrive at 6:15
Sports physicals will be offered for $10 on Tuesday, July 17. Please call 309-462-2343 to schedule an appointment. This is available for all students entering 6th - 12th grades.
CONGRATS to Thomas Janssen, Kylie Sundquist, Allie Bryan & Andrew Powell for being chosen as a Top 8 finalist in the Illinois Verizon Teen Dating Abuse Video Challenge!! https://youtu.be/IhjH778vv4A
Here is a video created from Tuesday's Operation Prom at Atown high school. Thank you to all the volunteers who helped with this event! https://youtu.be/bAqOaJUdDTs
Atown students bring awareness to Distracted Driving! Please watch today's broadcast! https://youtu.be/Xj4zWUnxLd8
Atown Broadcast! Make sure to watch our commercial about the dangers of K2. https://youtu.be/H7d246rD11o
The A-Town at North Fulton softball game for today has been canceled due unfavorable weather conditions. The game will be made up Monday April 23. The non conference game vs. Monmouth-Roseville for April 23, has been canceled.
The A-Town baseball game at United for today has been canceled due to unplayable field conditions. There is no make up date at this time. The A-Town softball game at home today against Stark County has been canceled due to unplayable field conditions as well. Also, the games on April 17, against Galva for baseball and softball will be varsity only.
The Bullet Invite that A-Town is apart of has been moved from Monday, April 16, to Tuesday, April 17, due to a more favorable weather forecast.
Students in AV1 traded voices with each other and then acted in a short video. https://youtu.be/aRpkwTB7wOA
The A-Town baseball and softball games scheduled at Ridgewood today have been canceled due to yesterdays snow fall. There is no make up date at this time. The A-Town boys and girls high school track meet scheduled for this afternoon at Monmouth-Roseville has been canceled due to yesterdays snow fall. There is no make up at this time.
Tonight's car show at AAHS to benefit St Jude has been postponed due to the cold weather. A make up date is in the works. Thank you for your support!
The A-Town baseball and softball games scheduled for today, April 6, against Orion have been postponed due to low wind chill temperatures this afternoon. The softball game has been rescheduled for April 28. Game time will be 11:00 AM. The baseball game has been rescheduled for May 3, with a 4:30 start time.
Due to expected low temperatures Saturday, April 7, the Prairieland Conference baseball game between A-Town and North Fulton has been delayed from 10:00 until 1:00.
The podcast has finally been added to iTunes! Search AltF4 Atown. There are two, make sure you get the one without the word Anchor. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/altf4-atown/id1367969596?mt=2
The A-Town high school track meet scheduled for tomorrow, April 6, at Galva has been postponed due to expected low temperatures. There is no reschedule date at this time.
The A-Town softball game at United that was postponed on April 3, has been rescheduled for Wednesday, April 25.
The A-Town baseball game scheduled at home vs. West Central today has been postponed due to low outdoor temperatures. The game has been rescheduled for Monday, April 23.
The A-Town softball game at home vs. Lewistown today has been canceled due to low temperatures. The April 24, game at Lewistown will now serve as the conference game.
The A-Town softball game scheduled at United today has been postponed due to unplayable field conditions. There is no make up date at this time.
The A-Town at Havana baseball game scheduled for today has been canceled due to unplayable field conditions in Havana. The game will not be made up. The May 8, Havana at A-Town game will now be a conference game.
The ROWVA/Williamsfield baseball game that was postponed due to weather today will be made up Monday, April 2, at 11:00.
The A-Town baseball game on Tuesday, March 27, against ROWVA/Williamsfield has been postponed with a make up date TBD due to unplayable field conditions. The A-Town softball game vs. ROWVA/Williamsfield is still on!
The A-Town baseball and softball games scheduled for today vs. United have been canceled due to unplayable field conditions. Softball is rescheduled for April 3rd. Baseball is rescheduled for April 16th.
The A-Town track meet scheduled at Elmwood for Tuesday, March 27, has been canceled.
Congratulations to A-Town freshman, Emma Ginther. Yesterday at the Illinois Indoor Top Times Meet she placed 13th in the 60M and 5th in the 200M.
The Kiwanis pancake breakfast and Easter egg hunt has been cancelled.
The Rt. 41 Classic has been canceled for tomorrow so, A-Town baseball will not be traveling to Astoria to play Hartsburg-Emden and PORTA.
The HS track meet scheduled at Wethersfield today and the the Knox County Invite scheduled for tomorrow at Knoxville have both been postponed until Thursday. As a result we will only attend the Knox County Invite in Knoxville.
The high school track meet scheduled for Tuesday, March 20, at Wethersfield has been rescheduled for Thursday, March 22, due to forecasted low temperatures.
Students in AV2 created a Podcast called AltF4 Atown. Their first episode took place Monday. The podcast will be on iTunes by Friday! Until then you can listen here: https://youtu.be/v7V7Wt0_NPM
Congratulations to the faculty members of the trimester. Pictured is Mrs. Patton, who teaches Spanish, Mr. Hoover, who teaches history, and Mrs. Skinner, who works in the library. Also selected but not available for a photo was Miss Jones, who teaches agriculture and Mrs. Hall, who teaches family and consumer science.
Former Tornadoes doing great work! http://www.sandburg.edu/news/2017/11/carl-sandburg-students-win-3rd-place-for-mobile-app-project.html
On Tornadoes!!! The boys basketball team takes on Peoria Quest tonight for the regional championship at 7:00 in Brimfield.
The Soup & Chili Cook-off on March 3rd at the high school has been canceled.
Students were asked to create a 60 second commercial about teen dating relationships. Atown students directed, shot, acted and edited their own videos. https://youtu.be/7puwsQRfEyc
Today kicks off a busy week for the Tornadoes! This evening is the AAHS winter music concert at 7:00 pm. The boys basketball team begins regional play at 7:30 pm in Brimfield against Peoria Christian and finals for the winter term are Thursday and Friday.
Here is a look at the boys basketball regional played this week in Brimfield. Mon., Feb. 19 Game 1 at 7:00 pm: (6) Brimfield vs. (8) Peoria Heights Tue., Feb. 20 Game 2 at 6:00 pm: (3) Elmwood vs. (13) London Mills (Spoon River Valley) [Coop] Game 3 at 7:30 pm: (5) Abingdon (A.-Avon) vs. (11) Peoria (P. Christian) Wed., Feb. 21 Game 4 at 6:00 pm: (2) Peoria (Quest Charter Academy) vs. Winner Game 1 Game 5 at 7:30 pm: Winner Game 2 vs. Winner Game 3 Fri., Feb. 23 Game 6 at 7:00 pm: Winner Game 4 vs. Winner Game 5
Ayden Cameron and Chase Caracci were very creative with their whiteboard Stop Motion Animation movie! Very nice job boys!! https://youtu.be/7AoCclMHSfE
Chess anyone? Colton Cooper and Mason Fones created a stop-motion animation movie, while playing a game of chess. This 1 minute movie took over 500 pictures to create! https://youtu.be/QvLdlYZlGII
Amazed! Watch this amazing Stop-Motion Animation created by freshman Alex Day! Students were asked to think outside the box, she accomplished just that! https://youtu.be/iiNhrkSSf-g
The fresh/soph girls basketball tournament at Stark County tomorrow, February 10, has been canceled.
The A-Town cup scholastic bowl meet scheduled for tomorrow, February 10, at AAHS has been canceled.
Looking for vendors-direct sales & crafts for a show on March 10 from 2-4 at Abingdon/Avon High School. The cost is only $10 and 100% of that goes towards Prom! Email firstname.lastname@example.org for info.
Here is a look ahead at the rest of the girls basketball regional at Stark County in Wyoming. Tue., Feb. 6 Game 1: Abingdon (A.-Avon) 29, Oneida (ROWVA) 27 Wed., Feb. 7 Game 2 at 6:00 pm: (2) Brimfield vs. Abingdon (A.-Avon) Game 3 at 7:30 pm: (3) Toulon (Stark County) vs. (6) Woodhull (AlWood) [Coop] Thu., Feb. 8 Game 4 at 7:00 pm: Winner Game 2 vs. Winner Game 3
The girls basketball game this evening at Stark County vs ROWVA has been moved up to a 6:00 p.m. start with a 3:45 bus time.
Due to expected hazardous weather conditions the Stark County Class 1A girls basketball regional game between A-Town and ROWVA has been postponed to Tuesday, February 6. Tip off will be at 7:00 pm. Bus time is 4:45 pm.
Do you have a gently used Prom or Homecoming dress and looking for some extra money? Consider placing your dresses for sale in the Atown Prom Resale Event. Questions please email email@example.com
A special congratulations to Vanessa Turner, who bowled a regional tournament high game of 288!
Help bring the high school eternal good luck by meeting our goal of folding 5,000 origami cranes. https://youtu.be/z5IpJhdpnsI
Here is a look at the bracket for the girls basketball regional in Wyoming. Mon., Feb. 5 Game 1 at 7:00 pm: (8) Oneida (ROWVA) vs. (10) Abingdon (A.-Avon) Wed., Feb. 7 Game 2 at 6:00 pm: (2) Brimfield vs. Winner Game 1 Game 3 at 7:30 pm: (3) Toulon (Stark County) vs. (6) Woodhull (AlWood) [Coop] Thu., Feb. 8 Game 4 at 7:00 pm: Winner Game 2 vs. Winner Game 3
Schools in Illinois administer the 5 Essentials survey every other year. Students will take the survey this week during school. Parents, if you would like to share your thoughts, you can access the parent survey with this link. http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/
Game two saw Galva over Havana 72-42. Mason Kaiser of Galva was the game two MVP!
Join us today for a full day of basketball at the Great Western Shootout! 2018 GREAT WESTERN SHOOTOUT Admission prices: $5 per adult $3 per student 10:30- Ridgewood vs. United 12:00- Havana vs. Galva 1:30- Delavan vs. Knoxville 3:00- Rockridge vs. Ridgewood 4:30- Abingdon-Avon (Girls) vs. Midwest Central (Girls) 6:00- Abingdon-Avon vs. Orion 7:30- Farmington vs. Wethersfield
The high school girls basketball game tonight against Havana has been postponed until Wednesday, January 17, at 6:00 pm at AAHS.
Tornado Basketball Fans! Here is the schedule for the 2018 Great Western Shootout on Saturday, January 20! Please note that admission prices have been decreased this year to $5 per adult and $3 per student. Join us for a day full of great basketball! 2018 GREAT WESTERN SHOOTOUT 10:30- Ridgewood vs. United 12:00- Havana vs. Galva 1:30- Delavan vs. Knoxville 3:00- Rockridge vs. Ridgewood 4:30- Abingdon-Avon (Girls) vs. Midwest Central (Girls) 6:00- Abingdon-Avon vs. Orion 7:30- Farmington vs. Wethersfield
Parents: We are applying for a grant which would offer a wide array of programs before school, after school, and throughout the summer. In order to offer beneficial programs, we need you help telling us what your student would be interested in. Please complete this survey. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc8nmnYpm09-wzfkIc9UfDQ-cks43LmTwSPBwrl3yB_mTkhyw/viewform
With the impending weather all pm practices and games are cancelled for Thursday, January 11th. The girls basketball game scheduled for this evening against Knoxville has been rescheduled for Tuesday, January 23rd at Knoxville at 6 p.m.
The Rushville-Industry at A-Town girls basketball game scheduled for tonight has been postponed due to unfavorable road conditions. There is not make up date at this time. The A-Town at Brimfield game that was postponed last Thursday has been moved to Tuesday January 16th. Game time is still 6:00 and the game will still be played at Brimfield.
Due to slick and icy conditions, the will be no school on Monday, January 8, for the Abingdon-Avon school district.
The boys basketball team is ranked in the area top five! http://www.galesburg.com/sports/20180104/wci-sports-area-fab-five-a-town-jumps-into-boys-ranking
Due to the cold temperatures Abingdon-Avon schools will be closed tomorrow, January 4th.
Due to the cold weather the boys basketball game tonight against Monmouth/Roseville has been rescheduled for Wednesday February 7, at 6:00 pm.
Congratulations to the boys basketball team on finishing second in the Macomb-Western Holiday Tournament. Also, congratulations to Ryan Adolphson on being named to the all tourney team.
If you are unable to make it to Macomb you can watch the Tornadoes in the championship game against West Hancock! They are running early so the game should start around 9:15. https://www.youtube.com/user/WIUBroadcasting/live
Watch the Tornadoes take on Camp Point Central live! https://www.youtube.com/user/WIUBroadcasting/live
This is a reminder to all students and parents that we will dismiss at 2:10 tomorrow to begin winter break. Students will return to school on Wednesday, January 3!
FRAGILE!! Students working together trying to figure out what was delivered to our classroom! Will it be a leg lamp? https://youtu.be/WKDWwINryUY
AV2 is creating 3D Hologram videos, while the Geometry class will be making the prisms. Here is an example of the collaboration. https://youtu.be/UsTF6yn7ImA
Tornadoes defeat Sherrard by a final score of 51-45.
Here is the schedule for the Knoxville/A-Town Girls Basketball Tournament. Sat. Dec. 9th 11:00pm Farmington Var vs. Farmington JV 12:30pm Abingdon-Avon vs. Illini Bluffs Mon. Dec. 11th 6:00pm United vs. Farmington Var 7:30pm Farmington JV vs. Illini Bluffs Tue. Dec. 12th 6:00pm Illini Bluffs vs. United 7:30pm Abingdon-Avon vs. Farmington JV Wed. Dec. 13th 6:00pm Farmington Var vs. Illini Bluffs 7:30pm Abingdon-Avon vs. United Thur. Dec. 14th 6:00pm United vs. Farmington JV 7:30pm Abingdon-Avon vs. Farmington Var Fri. Dec. 15th No Games Championship Day at Knoxville Saturday December 16th 10:00am 5th Pool A v. 5th Pool B 11:45am 4th Pool A v. 4th Pool B 1:15pm 3rd Pool A v. 3rd Pool B 3:00pm 2nd Pool A v. 2nd Pool B 4:30pm 1st Pool A v. 1st Pool B
Follow this link to see the bracket for the Beardstown Lady Tiger Classic. The Lady Tornadoes' first game is against Macomb on December 26, at 10:30 am. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/111LBA0hqsMm8W11S2fm3Tw_77yAJd_i-SJjlYCIyCfY/edit#gid=1986007586
Don't forget that you can watch the Tornadoes take on the United Red Storm live through a subscription on the NFHS Network. https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/abingdon-high-school-abingdon-il/da229f55b5
AV1 is collecting change for our two Angel Tree ornaments. Please watch this video for more details! https://youtu.be/WALIpv7ajj4
Tornadoes up on the Farmers 14-12 after one. #atowntornadoes
Reminder: AAHS dismisses at 2:10 tomorrow to begin Thanksgiving break.
Admission to Meet the Tornadoes on Friday is a canned good for the local food pantry. Go Tornadoes!
A-Town would also like to recognize Robert Hugo Dunlap (October 19, 1920 – March 24, 2000) from Abingdon who was an United States Marine Corps major who received the Medal of Honor for heroism above and beyond the call of duty as a captain of a rifle company during the Battle of Iwo Jima in World War II. Dunlap Gymnasium is named in his honor.
Happy Veterans Day to all who have served our country! A-Town would like to recognize James Bond Stockdale (December 23, 1923 – July 5, 2005) from Abingdon who was an United States Navy vice admiral and aviator awarded the Medal of Honor in the Vietnam War, during which he was an prisoner of war for over seven years. Stockdale Auditorium is named in his honor.
Sophomores: Class rings will be delivered Monday. Jostens will be in the cafeteria from 7:00-8:00. Please keep in mind that rings must be paid in full to be picked up. If you have any questions contact Jostens at 800-567-8367.
On November 7th, 2017 A-Town schools will be celebrating the contributions of all veterans and active service members. We would like to invite local veterans to attend our celebration at any of the following locations and times: 9:00-10:00 - Avon/Middle School with AES 1:15-2:00 - Abingdon-Avon High School 2:30-3:15 - Hedding Grade School
The football team will travel to Milledgeville for a 1:00 kick off Saturday in the first round of the IHSA Class 1A football playoffs. Travel arrangements are still pending. Advanced ticket sales will be available at TBD time. Also seating is limited at Milledgeville. Fans are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. The game will be broadcast on Sunny 97.7 WMOI and 977wmoi.com!! You can also listen on a free app on a smartphone by searching and downloading "WMOI" from your Apple App or Google Play Store and listen from the sidelines.
Reminder seniors: Jostens will be at the high school on Tuesday, October 24, from 7:00 - 8:00 am for senior orders!