City Hosts 9th Annual Paint the Plows Event

For the ninth year, the Department of Public Services (DPS) partnered with Avondale School District and Rochester Community Schools to help bring school spirit and cheer to the city’s snowplow vehicles. During the annual Paint the Plows event, students in grades 5-12 are invited to come to the DPS Garage and decorate the fleet for the winter season. Allan Schneck, the Director of the Department of Public Services, started this program with the goal of providing a new way to engage … [Read more...]

Avondale Student Awarded Huntington Ford Scholarship

Allison Drabek is determined to become a nurse. And for her, it is personal. The Avondale High School senior developed lupus a few years ago. She credits her nurses for helping her through that difficult time. “It was a life-changing experience,” recalls Drabek. “I never forgot how kind they were to me when I was so sick. Now I want to get my degree in nursing from Oakland University (OU) so I can help others. This spring, Drabek’s dream of becoming a nurse took a major leap closer to … [Read more...]

Avondale Youth Assistance Seeking Students Who Make a World of Difference

Avondale Youth Assistance (AYA) and the Auburn Hills Morning Optimist Club have partnered in search of students who make a world of difference to celebrate the good things they have accomplished. Students in grades 5 and higher who reside in or attend a public, private or parochial school within the Avondale School District are eligible to be part of this distinguished group of youth who have volunteered in the community and/or shown exceptional personal efforts over the past year. Any … [Read more...]

Bridge the Gap with this Special Needs App

Avondale High School Student, Anjika Jain Writes an App to Help Special Needs Children and Wins Congressional App Challenge - VIDEO BELOW Avondale High School Sophomore, Anjika Jain, has a passion for kids with autism and cognitive impairments. So much so that when she received a classroom assignment to develop a mobile application, she set her sights on creating something to improve the lives of people with special needs. The assignment, to develop an app for the Congressional App … [Read more...]

Avondale Academy Named MAEO School of the Year

Avondale School District Alternative High School Recognized for Innovation and Impact on Students Avondale School District alternative high school, the Avondale Academy, has been selected from almost 300 alternative educational institutions from around the State of Michigan as the 2017-2018 Michigan Alternative Education Organization (MAEO) School of the Year. Avondale Academy was chosen for this designation based on a variety of factors including the program’s history, its impact on … [Read more...]

Rochester Auburn Hills Community Coalition Youth Action Council Hosts Annual Youth Dialogue Day

The Rochester Auburn Hills Community Coalition (RAHCC) Youth Action Council hosted its annual Youth Dialogue Day on March 22 when over 150 students participated in activities around the theme of mindful self-compassion. Titled #friendyourself, community partners facilitated exercises with students that examined limiting beliefs, promoted positive affirmations and combatted negative behaviors. “The day was reflective, healing and bold,” said Maria Kopicki, youth coordinator for the Coalition and … [Read more...]

Avondale High School Robojackets Win First Place in Robotics Competition

Avondale High School RoboJackets Kick Off Robotics Competition Season with a 1st Place Win The FIRST in Michigan robotics district series kicked off a season of competition at Southfield High School where the Avondale High School RoboJackets took 1st Place and earned the “Excellence in Engineering Award” for the design of their robot’s claw intake. The RoboJackets went 11-1-0 during qualification rounds and finished as the number one seed out of forty other teams. Following qualifying … [Read more...]

Avondale High School Students Earn Scholastic Art Awards

Twelve Avondale High School artists earned 2018 Southeastern Michigan Scholastic Art Awards. Scholastic Art awards are considered top honors for students in grades 7 through 12 and often – through scholarships and recognition – present opportunity for post-high school Art studies for students. The organization is considered the most prestigious Art award program across the country, giving students recognition on a local level and the chance to have their work adjudicated on the national level as … [Read more...]

Avondale Students do Well in Annual Congressional Computer Application Competition

Twenty-one Avondale High School students were awarded certificates for participating in the Annual Congressional Computer Application Competition. Students, competing against more than 4,000 students from across the country, submitted original applications they developed in the Avondale High School Project Lead the Way course, Computer Programming 1 – CSP/AP. The students are: Bryan Angelo Banaylo, Nathan Buchanan, Charles Cicchella, Kory Fant, Audrey Franklin, Brian Good, Ben Hall, … [Read more...]

A Train Show at Avondale

The show is one of the largest train shows in Michigan featuring hundreds of exhibitors, running trains, a train race, a showing of the Thomas the Tank movie “Journey Beyond Sodor”, and more – $4 per person (kids under 12 are free) what a great day of family fun. All proceeds benefit the Avondale Education Foundation, which finds classroom initiatives and enrichment for students in Kindergarten through post high school. Sunday, January 14 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Avondale High … [Read more...]