November 6, 2017

November 6, 2017 - Welcome to Session 2!
RECENT INFORMATION

Welcome
Avanti has a new Art teacher! Welcome Evan Horback; he will be offering Art Learning Plans periods 1 through 5. Nice to have you onboard.

Bridge Music Project

The Bridge Music Project is a 7 week workshop where you can write, record and perform your original music for free Please contact Bobby at 574-309-1484 or bobby@bridgemusicpoject.org. For more information stop by the counselor's office or take a look at the website: bridgemusicproject.org. Project starts Thursday, November 9th.

Avanti Blood Drive
Avanti High School ASB is still in search of donors for our blood drive on Wednesday, November 15th in the OSD Boardroom. Our drive is less than two weeks away and we are struggling on sign-ups at this point. Most of our morning slots (8am-noon) are still open.

Why donate blood?
Blood is vital for people of all ages battling cancer, surgery patients, accident victims, and those receiving organ transplants. By donating in a blood drive with Bloodworks Northwest, you will help insure this lifesaving gift is available when your family, friends, or neighbors need it. Volunteer donors are the only source of blood for our community supply, and last year more than 100,000 patients in the Pacific Northwest were helped by blood donations.

For those who have signed up or will soon, be sure you eat a healthy meal 4 hours before donating and drink plenty of fluids. When you arrive, you will complete the health history questionnaire and the screening interview. You'll then receive a brief health check of blood pressure, pulse, temperature, and iron levels. If you're determined to be eligible, you'll sit back while approximately 1 pint of blood is collected; then enjoy unlimited cookies and juice while relaxing for 10-15 minutes. At the end of it all you will also receive an hour of service learning.

Interested in donating? Sign up in the Avanti Office or by calling Brenda at 360-596-7900 to reserve your time slot. You'll receive a reminder the day before with instructions. Minors (age 16-18) - you must bring a permission slip if you're a first timer. (ASB)

Community Cafe
This is a reminder that this Thursday November 9th (6:30p-8:30p) the Avanti Community (students, staff, and all Avanti family and friends) will come together for dinner and conversation. It’s a potluck, so you are encouraged to bring something (if you are able) or just come join us for a meal and conversation as we welcome back returning families and welcome our new families to the community. Our new Superintendent says he plans on coming by to say hello.

The ASB (Associated Student Body) will host the event using the Community Cafe model. Once we share our meal, we will be lead in conversation by our student leaders. If desired, childcare will be provided during the community conversation portion of the evening for your convenience and at no cost. 

The evening will be a great opportunity for us to come together as a community, make new friends, and get answers to any burning questions that you may have about the school we all share.

If you can contribute to the Potluck and/or you have a need for childcare, please let us know using the sign up here.

The Avanti staff are looking forward to connecting with you during this special event. (Velasquez)


Lakefair Court Candidate
Any junior female student with a 3.3 (or higher) GPA who is interested in being a candidate for the Capital Lakefair scholarship program, please see Heather in the counseling office this week. On November 15th, interested students should be prepared to give a 3 minute speech to Avanti staff after school (2:30-3:30) about the strengths, qualifications and personal qualities that would make you a great representative of our school. Scholarship awards begin at $500 and can be up to $5000 if you are chosen as queen. (Kazda)

Assembly Announcements form
You must fill out this form (click here)! if you wish to make announcements at the Assembly. We will now be taking surveys so that announcements will maintain relevancy to school activities. Only people who fill out this survey and get approval will be allowed to make announcements. (ASB)

Safe Place Workshops
We will be offering students the opportunity to attend a workshop with Sierra Abrams from SafePlace in the Advisory activity time on November 8th. More info can be found on this flyer or ask Nikki for more information. (Winkley)

RECURRING OPPORTUNITIES

Math tutors needed
Peer tutors needed for math Fridays from 12:20-2:20 pm. Help students create a better understanding of their Learning Plans and earn Service Learning credit at the same time. Connect with Nikki or Mr. Thedell for more details or to sign up. (Winkley)

Scholarships/Service Learning
If anyone is interested in applying for a Good Citizen scholarship through the Daughters of the American Revolution, please see Heather in the counseling office.
Great opportunity for service learning hours. The STEP program, which brings together teens and elders for through inspired conversation, is looking for new teen members. Call Linda at 360-480-1894 or email her at Linda.terry4@gmail.comor talk to Heather at the counseling office. (Kazda)

Women's Club Scholarship 
Seniors- the Women's Club of Olympia is offering three scholarships: $3,000, 2,000 and 1,000 to recipients who have financial need, community involvement and good academic standing. Scholarships are open to all genders. This is a local scholarship worth applying for! You must be planning to attend a school in WA state. Stop by the counselor's office for more information and a copy of the application! (Kazda)

Make an appointment with the counselor
I've created a link to a form on the Counselor's page, that students can fill out and send to me when they need to meet with me, either for academic or personal reasons. The hope is that instead of going to Brenda, students can requests appointments directly with me. (Kazda)