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Celebrating African Americans that Broke Barriers and Made History: Sadly, Katherine Johnson passed away on February 24, 2020 at 101 years old. If you have seen the movie Hidden Figures, you know about the amazing Katherine Johnson. Mrs. Johnson developed equations for NASA that sent astronauts into orbit and to the moon. She codified mathematical principals that remain at the core of human space travel.
Photo of Katherine Johnson.
Celebrating Black Pennsylvanian's who Broke Barriers and Made History: After graduating from West Virginia State College, Allen, a native of Philadelphia, tried for seven years to get into medical school. She finally was accepted at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine where she was the only African-American and the only woman in the Obstetrics-Gynecology Society. In 1971 she became the first black woman elected to Philadelphia City Council. She also served as the secretary of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Photo of Dr. Ethel D. Allen with a blue background.
Celebrating Black Pennsylvanians that Broke Barriers and Made History: Raymond Pace Alexander was the Wharton School's first black graduate. In 1960 he became the first black judge on the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. He previously had served on Philadelphia City Council. He was born in Philadelphia. In 1927, his wife became the first black woman to receive a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
Photo of Raymond Pace Alexander:  First African American to graduate from the Wharton School.  Photo is of him sitting at his desk.
Celebrating Black Pennsylvanians who Broke Barriers and Made History: Julian Francis Abele (1881-1950) Abele was the first African-American to graduate from the University of Pennsylvania's School of Architecture. He designed several notable Philadelphia buildings including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Free Library of Philadelphia and Union League. He was born in Philadelphia.
Black and white photo of Julian Francis Abele who was the first African American to graduate from the University of Pennsylvania's school of architecture.
Congratulations to Middle School Teacher Megan Campedel for being named the NHL Teacher of the Month!
Photo of middle school teacher holding a penguins jersey she was given after being named the NHL's Teacher of the Month.  Megan Campedel is the teacher and she is standing in her classroom.
Congratulations Coach Duke Johncour - Pennsylvania Class 2A Coach of the Year!
Photo of head football coach Duke Johncour hoisting the WPIAL 2A Championship trophy with his team surrounding him
Congratulations to the WPIAL 2A Champion and PIAA 2A Runner Up Avonworth Football Team. Photo courtesy of EFB Photography.
Photo of the Avonworth Football Team on the field with the WPIAL 2A Champion trophy on the field in Norwin after winning the championship
Fabian Vasquez-Ramos, Garren Hoffman, & Aidan Brady Selected to District Choir
Photo of three boys from the avonworth high school choir that were selected to district choir.  The photo was taken in front of a bulletin board in the choir room.
Sixteen Avonworth Musicians Selected to the Allegheny Valley Junior High and Senior High Honors Bands
Photo of sixteen musicians from the avonworth band that were selected to the allegheny valley junior high and senior high honors bands.  Photo was taken in the band room at the high school.
JAM Enterprises Selected as a Top 100 Education Innovation by HundrED! Dr. Miller and Mrs. Frew Represent JAM Enterprises in Helsinki at the 2019 HundrED Summit.
Photo of primary principal Dr. Miller and teacher Mrs. Frew standing on either side of sign with the word helsinki
Ryan Monti Ties for First Place in CMU's Creative Task Competition
Photo of student Ryan Monti holding a certificate he earned when he tied for first place in the CMU creative task competition
Teachers Mrs Galecki and Mrs. Long Recognized for their Award-winning Lessons at the Antisemitism, Hate, and Social Responsibility Conference Presented by Classrooms Without Borders
Photo of Mrs. Galecki and Mrs. Long holding certificates they were presented by classrooms without borders for their award winning lessons.
Middle School Science Teacher, Mrs. Campedel, Recognized by the Penguins as the Teacher of the Month
Photo of teacher Mrs. Campedel at the PPG arena when she was recognized by the Penguins as the teacher of the month in november.
Avonworth School District Recognized at CelebratED Event by the TransformED Center for Creativity for its Commitment to Transformational Change
Photo of Avonworth administrators and teachers in front of the CelebratED banner with balloons on each side at an event this fall where the district was recognized for its commitment to transformative change
Congratulations to Abigail Adamiak for her selection to the PMEA Honors Choir.
Photo of student Abigail Adamiak in her PMEA choir robe.
Congratulations to Jessica Reed and Lea Helsel for Making PMEA District I Honors Band!
Photo of two avonworth musicians, Jessica and Lea, holding their instruments sitting on a bench outside the sch=ool
Hall of Distinction InducteesCongratulations to the Inaugural Class of the Avonworth Hall of Distinction! Mr. James Knox (deceased), Dr. Bruno Raso, Mr. Charles Lenzner, Mr. John Lenzner, & Mr. Robert Schulz
Congratulations to the Inaugural Class of the Avonworth Hall of Distinction!  Mr. James Knox (deceased), Dr. Bruno Raso, Mr. Charles Lenzner, Mr. John Lenzner, & Mr. Robert Schulz
Avonworth Music Program RecognizedAvonworth School District has been recognized as one of the Best Communities for Music Education in America by the NAMM Foundation. This recognition acknowledges the Avonworth School District's commitment to and support of music education in its schools.
Avonworth Music
#bethekindkidAvonworth School District is very proud of the #bethekindkid message that was created by a group of primary students. After starting a student-run business called JAM Enterprises, the message was created and printed onto t-shirts. This wonderful and very important message is spreading throughout the region and beyond due to the popularity of the message and #bethekindkid t-shirt!
photo of primary and elementary students in a classroom wearing their #bethekindkid t-shirts and giving a thumbs up
Upcoming Events
Mar
2
First Day for Spring Sports

Monday, March 2, 2020
Mar
2
Read Across America Day

Monday, March 2, 2020
Mar
2
Athletic Committee Meeting

Monday, March 2, 2020
Mar
2
School Board Work Session

Monday, March 2, 2020
Mar
4
High School Parent/Teacher Conferences

Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Mar
6
Schools Closed

Friday, March 6, 2020
Mar
9
Curriculum Committee Meeting

Monday, March 9, 2020
Mar
9
School Board Regular Meeting

Monday, March 9, 2020
Mar
10
PTA Meeting at AES

Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Mar
11
2-Hour Delay (Teacher In-Service)

Wednesday, March 11, 2020
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The Avonworth School District has established a reputation for providing excellent educational opportunities for its students and ensuring their needs come first.  Our mission is to empower students through authentic experiences to become creative, innovative thinkers.
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