Avon High School (Indiana)

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Avon High School
Location
Avon, Indiana, United States
Coordinates 39°44′23″N 86°23′15″W / 39.7397°N 86.3876°W / 39.7397; -86.3876Coordinates: 39°44′23″N 86°23′15″W / 39.7397°N 86.3876°W / 39.7397; -86.3876
Information
Type Public high school
Motto Teaching the students of today to meet the challenges of tomorrow
Locale Suburb
Principal Matthew Shockley
Assistant Principals Jim Ludlow, Frank Meyer, Stephanie Bode, and Kellie Rodkey
Grades 9-12
Number of students 2,512
Color(s) Black and Gold
         
Athletics Indiana High School Athletic Association
Mascot Oriole
Snapshot School snapshot from Indiana Department of Education
Website

Avon High School (AHS) is a 4-year high school in Hendricks County, Avon, Indiana USA. It had a student enrollment of 2,264 for the 2007-2008 school year.[1]

Marching band[edit]

The marching band, Avon Marching Black and Gold, led by Jay Webb, Matt Harloff, and Robert Burns, was ranked number one in the state of Indiana by the Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) seven years in a row (two times in Class B, five times in Class A).[2][3][4][5][6][7][8] The winning streak ended during the ISSMA state championship on November 1, 2008, when they placed second.[9] They again placed first in Class A on October 31, 2009[10] and the following year on October 30, 2010.[11] On November 15, 2008, they placed first for the first time in the school's history during Bands of America Grand National Championships, a national competition in which 80 to 90 high school marching bands compete every year. Avon scored a 97.75, out of a possible 100 points. It is the highest score received at any Bands of America event.[12] On November 14, 2009, Avon successfully defended its title as BOA Grand National Champion, making them the first band since 1991 to win that title consecutively. On November 13, 2010, Avon once again defended their National title, making them the first band to win the title three consecutive times since Marian Catholic in 1989.

The band performed in the 2012 New Year's Day Rose Parade in Pasadena, California.[13] Members of the drumline performed with Madonna at the Super Bowl XLVI Halftime Show.[14]

Golf[edit]

The golf team won the 2008-2009 Indiana state title in golf. Avon beat Evansville North by two strokes, while Hamilton Southeastern finished third. The team is coached by Tom Maples. Tom Maples is also the assistant varsity basketball coach.[15]

Avon Advanced Learning Center[edit]

The Avon Advanced Learning Center, a learning center for seniors at Avon High School, opened in the fall of 2010. The senior class of 2011 are the first seniors to attend the Avon Advanced Learning Center, also known as the "ALC". The building consists of its own senior parking lot, the "Perch" senior coffee shop, a senior cafeteria, its own library, and each senior now either owns or rents a laptop. The laptops rented are Dell Latitude E5400, the school has its own technical support team which are Dell certified high school students.[16]

Harris Academy[edit]

Harris Academy, located in Brownsburg, is a learning community for juniors and seniors for both Avon High School and Brownsburg High School. It is designed to assist and support students who are having trouble in school or their personal life, have dropped out of high school, or just desire a less traditional learning environment.[17] Students began attending Harris Academy during the 2006-2007 school year.

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "School Snapshot". Mustang.doe.state.in.us. Retrieved 2010-02-03. 
  2. ^ "2007 Marching Band State Finals Placings". Indiana State School Music Association. 
  3. ^ "2006 Marching Band State Finals Placings". Indiana State School Music Association. 
  4. ^ "2005 Marching Band State Finals Placings". Indiana State School Music Association. 
  5. ^ "2004 Marching Band State Finals Placings". Indiana State School Music Association. 
  6. ^ "2003 Marching Band State Finals Placings". Indiana State School Music Association. 
  7. ^ "2002 Marching Band State Finals Placings". Indiana State School Music Association. 
  8. ^ "2001 Marching Band State Finals Placings". Indiana State School Music Association. 
  9. ^ "2008 Marching Band State Finals Placings". Indiana State School Music Association. 
  10. ^ "2009 Marching Band State Finals Placings". Indiana State School Music Association. 
  11. ^ "2010 Marching Band State Finals Placings". Indiana State School Music Association. 
  12. ^ "Bands of America 2008 Finals Results". 
  13. ^ "Avon, Ben Davis marching bands invited to 123rd Tournament of Roses parade". 
  14. ^ "Hoosier Musicians Highlight Halftime Show: Drummers, Singers Perform With Madonna". 
  15. ^ "Avon wins boys golf state finals". Indianapolis Star. 2009-06-18. Archived from the original on 2009-06-27. 
  16. ^ "ACSC Snapshot". 
  17. ^ Grey, Meg (June 21, 2006). "Avon, Brownsburg team to offer alternative school". Hendricks County Flyer. Retrieved February 3, 2010. 
  18. ^ "Steve Talley Quotes and Trivia at MovieTome". Movietome.com. 2009-06-02. Retrieved 2010-02-03. 
  19. ^ Steve Talley biography at imdb.com

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