Dear A-AMS Parents/Guardians of 8th Graders,
A few parents have been meeting to plan the "8th Grade Celebration" for your student. If you recall, a Skylert Message was sent several weeks ago regarding this event. The parents that responded to this message preferred to keep fundraising to a minimum and elected to self-fund or “just write a check.”  An account has been opened at Abingdon Banking Center in the name of "Abingdon-Avon Class of 2021." Any funds collected thus far have been deposited into this account. Those funds ARE MINIMAL.

The cost will be approximately $30.00 per student. We are still in the planning phase, however the following items/activities have been discussed with no formal decisions: food/snacks/drinks, DJ, photo booth, inflatables, bowling, plus we would like each student to receive a class t-shirt – it all depends on what we can afford. We are asking you to please donate what you can to make this event possible. Money can be deposited directly into the account at ABC or given to any one of the ladies listed below.

If sufficient funds are not received by March 1, some or all of the activities will be cancelled.  Parent involvement is also needed. The meetings are averaging 5 attendees. Please plan to attend our next meeting on Sunday, January 22, at 4:30 pm, at Hardee's in Abingdon.

Contact Information: Rochelle Wertz at 309-337-8631, Barbie Day at 309-368-8333, Dedra Mannon at 309-368-9767, or Jillian Reffett at 309-351-1664

Additional information can be viewed on the Facebook Group ATown Class of 2021.
*Jan. 17th we started Eligibility for extracurricular activities at A-AMS (No pass, No play!)
*Check your child’s grades, discipline, and attendance, on Skyward weekly!
*Since November, students have been “Peer Tutoring” students during Advisory on Mondays/Fridays
*8th Grade S.W.A.P. Day will be Friday, Feb. 24th, a 12:10 pm dismissal. 

Mark Your Calendar
Jan. 18    2:10 pm dismissal; 6:00-7:00 pm Parent Involvement Meeting at A-AMS in Avon
Jan. 19    7:00 pm Board of Education Meeting at A-AHS (Note date change)
Jan. 25    2:10 pm dismissal; Happy birthday to Mr. Phil Willis!
Feb. 1      2:10 pm dismissal  
Feb. 8      2:10 pm dismissal; 7:00 pm BOE Mtg. at A-AHS
Feb. 15    “Miles of Smiles” here (PreK-8 dental checks); 2:10 pm dismissal
Feb. 17    Happy birthday to Mr. Chad Cox!
Feb. 20    No school for Presidents Day
Feb. 22    2:10 pm dismissal; 6:00 pm Parent Involvement Meeting at A-AHS (Abingdon)
Feb. 24    8:10 am - 12:10 pm “8th Grade S.W.A.P. Day”; 12:10 pm dismissal (SIP Day)
Feb. 25    (FYI) 6-8 pm AES/HGS Mother/Son Dance at AES A.P. Room, Avon P.T.A.
Feb. 26    Happy birthday to Mrs. Kat Boone!
Mar. 1     2:10 pm dismissal
Mar. 6-Apr. 6   PARCC Testing Window for grades 6-8
Mar. 8     2:10 pm dismissal; 7:00 pm Board Meeting at A-AHS
Mar. 10   12:10 pm dismissal (SIP); Last day of 3rd Quarter

Parent PARCC Letter from the State Superintendent of Education

Students, Families and Staff,

Attached is an anonymous form where you can report bullying that is going on here at Abingdon-Avon Middle School. If you need more information, or a definition, of what bullying looks/sounds like, please see page 15 of the AAMS student handbook. These reports will be submitted to the school guidance counselor as well as the principal, and those determined, after investigation, to have engaged in bullying, intimidation or harassment will be subject to disciplinary consequences as provided in the AAMS student handbook.

Bully Reporting Form

This report is for students to use to report any type of bullying they see in school/online.
NOTE: The information provided will remain anonymous.

Bullying is defined as: When someone is tormented, harassed, humiliated, embarrassed, or otherwise targeted by another person over time.

Thank you,

Mrs. Winski

AAMS School Guidance Counselor


Abingdon-Avon Middle School 
320 E. Woods St.
Avon, IL 61415
Phone: 309-465-3621
Fax: 309-465-7194


Abingdon-Avon Middle School will provide, in partnership with the parents, a quality education so that all students are able to reach their full potential within a caring, secure environment.