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There's a New Bird in Town

We're excited to announce that we're launching a new athletics identity in partnership with Avon Middle School North and Avon High School.

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Orchestra Concert
Orchestra Concert

Orchestra Concert

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Band Winter Concert
Choir Concert
Choir Concert

Choir Concert

SySTEMic Innovation

We are taking a comprehensive approach to preparing our students to succeed in 21st Century careers.

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Dan Chapin

I'm Dan Chapin, the proud Principal of Avon Middle School South.

I have enjoyed the privilege of working with middle school students as a teacher, coach, assistant principal, and principal since 1987. This is my 15th year as the principal at Avon Middle School South.

My wife and I are blessed to have two sons. Our oldest son is the Assistant Manager at Four Wheel Parts in Fishers. Our youngest son is now in his final year of law school at the University of Texas.

I truly enjoy working with middle school students. Helping students through this awkward stage of growing up is not always easy but it is rewarding. I have clearly found the school level that best matches my skills and passion. I have no desire to do anything other than help create the best middle school experiences possible for our students.

I am focused on helping middle school students develop strong character. I believe that a person of character is trustworthy, treats people with respect, is responsible, is fair, is caring, and is a good citizen. When we begin the day focused on being people of strong character, we set ourselves up for success.

I am convinced that Avon Middle School South is a great place for middle school students to learn,  grow, and belong. Please feel free to call me at 544-5700 to discuss any questions, concerns, or positive comments you have about our school. Together we can help your child and our students become successful adults.

Dan Chapin
AMS South Principal

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Drop-Off & Pick-Up Procedures

In the event you need to drop off your child in the morning or pick them up in the afternoon, here are our procedures.

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South Parent Information

Attendance Flyer and Email Link, Prearranged Absence Form

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Parent Information


Find out more about AMS South Orioles athletics and learn how you can participate and support our teams.

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School Start/End Times

Our new school hours for students are 9:20 am - 4:05 pm. New office hours are 8:00 am - 4:30 pm. 

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Media Center

Visit the AMS South Media Center and learn about the wonderful resources it provides for our students.

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Meet the counseling team and learn what they're doing to help every student succeed.

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What's happening at South?

News & Updates

There are so many great things going on at South. A few highlights are below. But, don't just take our word for it. Come in and see for yourself.

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Dan Chapin Testimonial

I am convinced that Avon Middle School South is a great place for middle school students to learn grow, and belong. Together, we can help your child and our students become successful adults. Dan Chapin, Principal

Michelle Wagner Testimonial

I love working here because I love middle school students. I find it very rewarding to build relationships with them. Michelle Wagner, Instructional Assistant

Michael Brooks Testimonial

What I love about teaching here at South is the students. Michael Brooks, 8th Grade Mathematics Teacher