Thursday, March 16, 2017

Pitt SWE Girls Engineering in Middle School

Students and their families are invited to University of Pittsburgh Society of Women Engineer's “Girls Engineering in Middle School (GEMS)”. 

Click here for more information.

The event is Saturday, April 1 from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm and the event is free! Please forward this onto anybody else who may be interested. 

Avonworth School District does not sponsor or sanction this activity. 

Welcome Mr. Casey, Math Student Teacher!

March 9, 2017

Hello parents.
My name is Matthew Casey and I have the pleasure of student teaching your child at Avonworth Middle School for the next six weeks! I plan to grow professionally throughout this placement and to allow your child to reach their maximum potential in the classroom. In the short time I have been here, I have felt like a regular member of the classroom, thanks to the children and Mrs. Costantino.
Some things about myself: I am currently in my final semester at La Roche College. I am involved in Student Government Association as the Director of Student Activities, which pertains to the club that I am president of: La Roche Activities Forum.  The club is responsible for planning a bulk of the events that happen on La Roche’s campus.  I have also been an orientation leader for the previous three years, allowing me to help people transition into their college career.
To end, I just want to let you know that this experience at Avonworth will hopefully better your child and I hope to grow along with them. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me and I will respond as soon as I possibly can. Thank you and here is to a blessed next six weeks!

Matthew Casey

You can contact Mr. Casey by emailing Mrs. Costantino ( 

Monday, March 13, 2017

Reminder! Courthouse Field Trip Expectations

Students will be attending a courthouse field trip on March 21-23. The following are the expectations for students while being at the courthouse:  

  • Dress appropriately - proper attire might include khakis and a nice shirt.  Some judges will not permit visitors to their courtroom if they are wearing jeans, shorts, and flip-flops, 
  • No gum
  • No talking inside of the courtroom
  • No cameras
  • No cell phones, iPods, or tablets
  • Be prepared for metal detectors. The courthouse requires that students pass through metal detectors.  Students will be asked to remove everything from their pockets, their jewelry, and belts while passing through the metal detectors.
  • For lunch, students should pack a lunch to be eaten at school.