Middle School


 “If we succeed in giving the love of learning, the learning itself is sure to follow.” - John Lubbock

 

The instructional facilities in the Middle School include a 5-6 wing and a 7-8 wing with computers in each classroom, a state of the art library, and science classrooms equipped with science labs, one technical classroom, a chorus room and an acoustical band room, one art studio, and a computer lab. Within this facility, are included a 600 capacity auditorium, a cafeteria that seats 150 students, a swimming pool and a 600 seat gymnasium (including physical education stations with individual locker rooms).  The school campus has a football stadium with a six-lane track, soccer fields, one baseball field, one softball field, and three tennis courts. 

Programs

The Avon Middle School’s primary focus is on high academic standards, while attending to the social, emotional, and physical attributes of adolescence in a safe environment. Curriculum

The Middle Level Curriculum addresses the changing interests, abilities, and needs of the students. 

They are provided with a comprehensive program that allows opportunities to enhance their knowledge in the areas of English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Foreign Language, Technology, Computers, Health, Home and Career Skills, Art, Music and Physical Education.

Students demonstrate their learning and its connection to the world outside of school through the development of projects that require them to research, explore and share information.   

Instruction

Students are placed on grade level teams that allow opportunities for interdisciplinary and thematic approaches to learning. 

A variety of teaching strategies are incorporated into the academic day.  Differentiated instruction, cooperative learning groups, direct instruction, reteaching, and tutoring are employed to meet the diverse learning styles of  individual students.

 

Student Support Services

Student support services are available to help students deal with educational, health, and social concerns related to school and home.  Support personnel include: school counselors, school psychologist, school social worker, school nurse and school resource officer.

 

Quality Staff Committed to Excellence

The Middle School staff shows an amazing dedication to educating all students.  They are committed to providing the highest quality of instruction as they build the foundation for future learning. 

The staff is committed to being leaders in the educational field. They continue to develop necessary skills by attending professional staff development programs offered through the local Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES), educational programs offered at area Higher Educational Institutions, and by attending conferences focused on learning and teaching the middle-level learner.  

 

Enriched Extra-Curricular Activities

The role of enriched extra curricular activities at Avon Central Schools is to focus on enhancing the self-esteem of students; developing individual interests, social skills, physical skills, and competitive ethics; and fostering an appreciation for lifelong learning.  A broad spectrum of clubs, organizations and activities provide students with the opportunity to pursue special interests and develop individual talents. 

Our programs provide a source of pride and motivation for lifelong success. Our district has set high goals and standards for students to strive to achieve success while maintaining a balanced perspective on school and life.  

An extensive offering of athletic activities is available to the students attending Avon Central Schools:  baseball, softball, track, golf, tennis, football, cheerleading, swimming diving, soccer, cross country, volleyball, basket ball, and wrestling.  Participation in these activities encourages students to establish long-term fitness habits while learning the values of fair play, honesty, discipline, and how to lose as well as win.

 

Music

The highly developed music program has established an outstanding reputation and attracts a great number of talented students. Participation begins at the elementary grades and continues throughout the students’ school career.  The opportunity for individual instruction prepares students to perform at the local, county, state and national levels in the following ways: solo festivals, all county, area all state, band musicals, seasonal concerts, community/school holiday concerts, and opportunities to attend professional productions and performances.

 

Fine Arts / Drama

Students K-12 are able to enrich their artistic talents and apply their creative energies through participation in Drama and the Arts.  Drama opportunities allow students to use boundless imagination to improve acting skills and learn about activities that go on behind the scenes.  Students learn the technical and aesthetic aspects of painting, sculpturing and design. Students display their artistic talents throughout the year culminating in participating in annual art fairs and competitions.

    The Critical Link - Working Together Works for Us “The will to excel are the things that endure.” Vince Lombardi

Involved Parents Make A Difference

Parents are provided a multitude of opportunities to be involved in their child’s education. Parents are highly encouraged to be involved in their child’s education, support their children’s learning at home, and be an active member of the Shared Decision Making Team.  This affords parents the opportunity to help shape future and existing programs and initiatives. A very active Parent Teacher Association lends support to the various programs in the school through volunteering, fundraising, and providing educational and informational programs for students and parents.

 Avon Central Schools have regular and frequent communication between school and family through open houses, parent-teacher conferences, five week and ten week reports, and through telephone and electronic communication.  Our web page is a growing area for communication to our families.  Parents may complete the necessary paperwork to have online assess to their child’s records at anytime.

Community And School Come Together

School and area businesses promote partnerships together that play an active and vital role in helping to shape the future lives of our students.

The Avon Central School District with the collaboration of business and community partnerships, provide every student with optimum educational opportunities. Together this partnership has accepted the responsibility for the education of our students to prepare them for success in life. The Avon Community takes great pride in the school system and supports excellent community sponsored educational and recreational programs for its students: Fire Prevention Safety, Alcohol and Substance Abuse Awareness, Community Recreation Program, Community Sponsored Clubs and Organizations, and Recreational Activities.  School, businesses and higher education institutions link together to provide opportunities for real world experiences.