May 24, 2018

Thursday, May 24, 2018

A representative from Tacoma's Northwest College of Art + Design will be visiting Avanti H.S. during lunch (11:00) on Tuesday, May 29th. They will talk about careers in art, interdisciplinary studies in visual communication, portfolio reviews & the financial aid process. They offer program majors in graphic design, illustration, motion design (animation) and game design. Bring your lunch and your questions. We'll meet in the board room and have individual Q & A afterwards in the art room. (~Avanti Art Dept.)

Camp Counselor Service Learning Opportunity
If you are 18 or older and interested in being a camp counselor for children and youth who have witnessed domestic violence and experienced trauma, please see the flyer below or talk to Heather in the counseling office. Great service learning opportunity! (Kazda)

Running Start Forms for Fall
If you got a verification form for Running Start in April or early May, you may need to get a replacement form from the counselor. Running Start just came out with a new form and the old forms may not be accepted. See Heather in the counseling office! (Kazda)

Math Smarter-Balanced Assessment-- LAST OPPORTUNITY!
Wednesday, May 30th & Thursday, May 31st is the last opportunity to take care of the State test this year. It is a graduation requirement so take advantage of this chance to pass it. Teachers have a list of those that have not passed it yet (sorry, no freshmen :) so check with them. (Thedell)

Science, WCAS test
Juniors should have received an invitation to the Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science by now. We have scheduled that on June 5th, 8:20-11:00 am. This is a federal accountability assessment, it will show what an awesome school Avanti is. Thanks for stepping up 11th graders! (Thedell)

Seniors who attended Lincoln Elementary
Are you graduating this year? Did you attend Lincoln Elementary School? If the answer to both questions is, "Yes", stop by and see Heather in the counseling office for a fun opportunity. (Kazda)

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!


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.