May 16, 2018

May 16, 2018

Attention Cispus Participants
A pizza party has been scheduled in your honor, Wednesday, May, 23 beginning at 11:40 AM- This is advisory day.

We will fill out evaluations, have pizza and enjoy a short movie of CISPUS; I will also have credit slips for signatures. (Griggs)

A Midsummer's Night Dream
The Theater, Art & Music department proudly presents a play by Shakespeare -- a comedy with broad action, fairies, fights, chase scenes and music. We have over 40 Avanti students as part of the production company who have worked hard to bring this magical story to you. Come see at least one of the performances:

Thursday, May 17, Evening program, 7:00 pm
Friday, May 18, Matinee, 12:30 pm
Friday, May 18, Evening program, 7:00 pm
Monday, May 21, Matinee, 11:45 am (sign up in the office)

The cost is on a donation basis, pay what you can, to see this major production. Don't miss it! (Hanby, Horback, Thedells)

Student Voice Ed Camp!
Avanti High School's Catalyzing Community Class would like to invite you to an EdCamp on May 23, 2018 from 12:30PM-3:30PM at Avanti (Advisory afternoon).

This participant-driven conference will allow students to have authentic conversations regarding "student voice" in schools. Normally, EdCamps are for educators, but we have been allowed special permission from the EdCamp organization to host one for --and run by-- students. This is an exciting opportunity for students to engage in meaningful dialogue from multiple perspectives. In this is "un-conference", students will arrive, there will be an introduction to the EdCamp, students will propose topics for conversations, a schedule of seminar topics will be formed, and students will engage in break-out sessions to discuss chosen topics. Refreshments and light snacks will be provided for our participants. 

Email Quasar or Nikki if you are planning to attend. If you have any questions regarding the event please feel free to connect with Nikki or Quasar anytime. (Surprise, Winkley)

The yearbook is being made! If you would like to create a personal page with a friend or by yourself, parents can also submit for seniors, please email them to The personal pages must be school appropriate and approved by Hanby and the yearbook staff. We are also looking to have someone create the front and back cover! the winner of each will receive a free yearbook as a reward :) (Hanby)



Olympia Timberland Library's Literary Magazine is Now Open for Submissions!
Attention 6th-12th grade writers and artists! The Olympia Timberland Library's semi-annual literary magazine, Onomatopoeia, is now accepting submissions for its next edition! Onomatopoeia is a teen-only, writing and arts magazine. All submissions are reviewed by the Teen Library Council and selected pieces will appear in the next issue, due out in mid-2018! 

All teens 6th-12th grade who live in Thurston County may enter the literary magazine. Pretty much any firm of literary or visual art may be submitted (poetry, short fiction under 2,500 words, short plays, short essays/non-fiction under 2,500 words, inked drawing -no pencil please!- painting, photography, you name it. The Teen Library Council is also looking for great art to put on the cover- please let them know if you would like your art considered as a cover illustration. Please submit up to three entries each. 

Email your submission as an attachment to include name (or pen name/anonymous), age, grade, school, and title of piece(s). 

SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE ON MAY 31ST! Please talk to Ainsley Austin or Avery Savin for more information!! 

Summer School at ORLA June 25-July 25
If you are interested in attending summer school, please see Heather in the counseling office. The cost is $100.00 per class. If you have reduced or free lunch the cost is $50.00 (reduced) or no cost (free). You must be behind in credits in order to register for summer school. More details are on the district's Announcement page: Summer School 2018  (Kazda)

New Market Skills Center Summer School
Here is a link to the options for the summer: NMSC Summer 2018

Service Learning Opportunity - Madison Mad Dash
We're looking for volunteers for the Madison Mad Dash 5k Run/Walk. We will need help June 16th from 7:30 to noon. Split shifts will work too. The event will be at Heritage Park on Water street. This is a PTO fundraiser. Any assistance you can help provide will be greatly appreciated. Service learning hours offered. If interested, volunteers can contact 
(Madison Elem)

Thurston Talk Journalism Internships!
If you are interested in realistic job experience in the Journalism field, this internship may be for you! Thurston Talk is an online publication dedicated to local news. They host a school year-long internship for 10-12th graders to try out freelance journalism. Interns write one article per month and acquire experience in interviewing, photography, and communication. This year's applications are not posted on yet, but you can read about last year's here: . Please talk to Mr. Hanby or Ainsley Austin for more information regarding this unique experience!

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)

LGBTQ Volunteers Needed for Photography Project!
Click here for the flyer


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.