Theatre Company Says Goodbye to Longtime Director

Avondale Theatre Company Says Goodbye to Longtime Teacher, Mentor, and Theater Director The Avondale Theatre Company, Avondale High School’s award-winning drama troupe, is pulling out all the stops to celebrate the retirement of its longtime teacher and director Edmond Guay by bringing hundreds of past, present, and future onstage and backstage thespians together for one huge night of musical theatre magic this Saturday, June 24 with a special presentation of Children of Eden at the Avondale … [Read more...]

Avondale High School Student Committed to Academic Success

Avondale High School Student Committed to Academic Success Avondale High School senior Aparna Sumanth is among only 2,500 students nationally and approximately 90 graduates statewide to earn a National Merit scholarship. In addition to the National Merit distinction, Aparna will receive a $2,500 scholarship through the National Merit Corporation. “This award recognizes Aparna’s commitment to academic success and her focus on the achievement of her post-high school goals,” said … [Read more...]

An Alternative to Alternative High Schools

Avondale School District is working to change the perception that alternative high schools are for students with behavior issues or low academic performance. To that end, the district has restructured its alternative program as a school conducive to different learners as well as a school that is a useful stepping stone to a productive future. “We’re aware of the preconceived notions about alternative high schools,” explained Avondale Superintendent Dr. James Schwarz “we want to change those … [Read more...]

Avondale Student Wins NoHaz Poster Contest

Avondale Fifth-Grader Sets Example for Environmental Stewardship Avondale School District fifth-grader, Nicole Schroeder, entered and won the 2017 Oakland County NoHaz Poster Contest to promote safe and proper disposal of common household items. The contest, announced in December, 2016 by Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson, promotes behaviors conducive to an environmentally responsible way to dispose of hazardous household waste. Seventeen communities make up the Oakland County … [Read more...]

Career and Technical Education Course Options to Increase at Avondale High School

Avondale High School Expands Career and Technical Education Course Options to Increase Relevance of High School Experience Avondale High School Career and Technical Education (CTE) Department announces an expansion of course options designed for students interested in building a portfolio of coursework and certifications that broadens their post high school career choices. Recently the school added Computer Programming, Digital / Multimedia, and Information Resource Design with plans to add … [Read more...]

The Most Outstanding Choir in Michigan

Avondale High School Concert Choir selected as “Most Outstanding Choir” in the State Avondale High School Concert Choir, under the direction of Avondale School District Vocal Music Director Kevin Cornwell, has been recognized as one of only two choirs in the State of Michigan as Most Outstanding Choirs. The distinction is made by a panel of Michigan School Vocal Music Association (MSVMA) judges performing a blind evaluation of audio submissions from schools around the State. The panel chose … [Read more...]

Thumbprint Studio Benefits Student Art Educators and Elementary Students

Avondale School District Launches Thumbprint Studio – A Chance for Pre-Service Teachers to Dive In Head First During a special Art show at Auburn Elementary in the Avondale School District, it was apparent that the artists – elementary students from around the school district – didn’t mind giving up all of their Saturday mornings in February and March to create the pieces on display. The show highlighted the students’ work as part of classes they took at the District’s newly created … [Read more...]

Temptation Dancing with Martha Reeves

Martha Reeves Comes to Avondale Middle School for Special Night of Basketball and Motown Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Grammy Hall of Fame megastar, Martha Reeves was singing and dancing in the gym at Avondale Middle School as part of the Avondale School District Elementary Basketball League’s schedule of special events. The season schedule for the League includes several special nights such as Diversity Night, Alumni Night, and Motown Night. Reeves was the star of Motown Night which … [Read more...]

Avondale High School Student Selected for USNA Summer Seminar

Avondale High School junior Anne Hinman has been selected to participate in the United States Naval Academy Summer Seminar this year. This is a highly competitive program – students are selected based on academic performance, demonstrated achievement in leadership, athletics and extra-curricular activities, as well as attitude, self-discipline and moral character. Typically students interested in attending a military academy after high school graduations participate in this program. … [Read more...]

College and Career Fair Dispels Myths at Avondale High School

Avondale High School College and Career Fair Dispels Myths - Event Designed to Separate Fact from Fiction for Students Exploring Career Options Avondale High School students took advantage of the opportunity to meet with industry leaders, college representatives and members of the armed services during the school’s annual College and Career Fair. The fair is designed to assist students in determining a career path and then planning for the necessary experiences and/or education to achieve … [Read more...]