April 17, 2018

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

ASB is undergoing a re-branding!
Most of you may know that the ASB as the elected officials, but ASB really stands for Associated Student Body, which applies to EVERYONE!! You are ASB, and YOU are ASB, WE'RE ALL ASB.
Those known as the elected officials are the Student Council, making decisions, and voting on fundraisers and such.
On that note, Friday meetings will now be an ASB forum, where everyone is invited!! Student Council meetings are where voting and decision making takes place, and unless specified otherwise, always open to the public!
Thank you ASB!!!! (ASB)

Annual Shavethon!

See the Announcement.

Assembly Talent
If you want to perform for the assembly next week or the one on May please contact Mr. Thedell.


Scholarship Opportunity
Seniors- if you were a student for two or more years in the Griffin School District, please see Heather in the counseling office today for information about a couple of great scholarships available to you! Deadline is soon! (Kazda)

GRUB Summer Program
Are you interested in earning 1.0 of CTE or elective credit while working on the farm and taking fresh produce home each week? Fill out theapplication to join GRUB this summer.
See Heather in the counseling office for more information.(Kazda)

Olympia Tumwater Foundation Scholarship
Attention graduating seniors who will be attending college in Washington, the Olympia Tumwater Foundation scholarship application is now available and is due by April 18. Please speak to Heather this week if you are interested in applying. Must have a 3.0 or higher. Scholarship amounts range from $5,000-$15,000. (Kazda)

First Avanti Volleyball Practice
Avanti's first volleyball practice will be held at 2:30 PM after school (mini-unit schedule) on Monday April 9th. Meet in the gym and be sure to bring comfortable clothing, shoes, and a water bottle! If you have questions or haven't signed up yet, talk to Andy. (Tran)

Horatio Alger Scholarship
If you are a senior who will graduate and join and will be attending a career or technical certification or degree, you may be eligible for this scholarship. Applications being accepted now through June 15 at application.horatioalger.org. See Heather in the counseling office for more information. (Kazda)

Avanti Alumni Panel
Know someone who has graduated from Avanti and has gone on to 'the world of work', a technical school, military, college, or other post-high school options? Have them contact Quasar (qsurprise@osd.wednet.edu) to join our Avanti Alumni Panel on April 25 from 8:20-10(ish). They will be talking about their journeys and answering questions during our Advisory time! (Surprise)

Bee Club!
We are starting a beekeeping club hosted by a local honeybee keeper and Evergreen graduate student, Anne. Starting April 13th; Fridays 12:20-2:20 in the AgLab! (Surprise)


Coldwell Banker College Scholarship-available to all grades!
Coldwell Banker is offering a scholarship essay contest- "What makes a house a home?" is the essay topic. Students in grades 9-12 can enter between April 9 and May 6. More details about rules and eligibility at www.whatmakesahouseahome.com. See Heather in the counseling office for a flyer. (Kazda)

Smarter-Balanced Mathematics Assessment
This information is a change from what was communicated earlier: OSPI will required all 10th graders, class of 2020, to take the Math Assessment this year. We have scheduled that for May 1st & 2nd  (New Date!). The 11th grade test for students who have not passed the SB or EoC Math will be held as scheduled, May 30 & 31st. Letters will be handed out during conferences with more details. Pleasecontact tthedell@osd.wednet.edu if you have questions. (TThedell)

Friday D&D Sessions
Dungeons & Dragon (D & D) sessions are now going on every Friday from 10 am to 12 pm until the end of the year. Dice and character sheets are provided, but it is encouraged for people to make their own beforehand. If you are interested, see Maxwell Moe about further details. (Moe)

Avanti Blood Drive
Avanti will be having another blood drive on Tuesday, April 24th. Those who donated at the last drive can donate this time too! You must be at least 16 years of age to donate, 16 and 17 year olds need a permission slip, you can get those in the office. You can sign up for a time to donate in the office or simply walk in the day of. (Kolln)

Session #4 Course Descriptions

LGBTQ Volunteers Needed for Photography Project! Click here for the flyer
Teen Council of Thurston County 
They are accepting applications for next year! Teen Council is a group run through Planned Parenthood in which teens teach sex ed to Middle and High School students. If you want an application/more information talk to Avery. (Savin) 

Super Smash Bros tournament fundraiser
On April 25, 2018, during Activity Time after Session Registration, we are hosting a Super Smash Bros tournament fundraiser to benefit Blue Nile and our Ethiopian student, Bemelke. Students and staff are welcome to battle; suggested donation at least $3 per person. Sign up with a partner (or we will find you one) in the office or see Nikki if you have any questions. (Winkley)


Remember to eat the most important meal of the day at school! Avanti serves breakfast from 8:00-8:30 am each morning in the lunchroom.

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 for more details or to sign up. (Winkley)

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 relevance to school activities. Only people who fill out this survey and get approval will be allowed to make announcements. (ASB)

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. Once you've sent the form, please be sure to check your email for my response! (Kazda)

Daily Bulletin form
Click here to request information placed on the Daily Bulletin.