October 31, 2017

October 31, 2017 - Happy Halloween!

Reminder for Students
The 2nd & 3rd floor of the building is off-limits to students with the exception of room 204, Karen Griggs' room which can be accessed only by the stairway between the English and Social Studies rooms. Please respect our upstairs neighbors. (Staff)

For the safety of all of the people in the building, please do not wear costumes that cover your face (masks) where you cannot be identified. Other than that, any school-appropriate costume is accepted. (Staff)

Avanti Theater Department presents,Birds, a comedy, in the Performance Arts Theater. this Wednesday & Thursday (Nov 1st & 2nd), during 3rd period, 10:10 am - 11:00 am. You must have permission from your teacher to attend. (Kate)

Community Cafe
This is a reminder that next week 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)

Second FAFSA Opportunity
If you missed FAFSA (financial aid for college) night at Avanti, here's another great opportunity. On Wednesday, Nov. 1st, go to SPSCC anytime between 4:00 and 7:30 pm to get help with your FAFSA and have a free dinner prepared by their culinary arts students.

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)


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)