Teachers Teaching Both Online and In-Person Share What it’s Like

Martha Abraham | Reporter As Avon continues in-person instruction, changes have been made to ensure a safe experience for everyone in the school. Some of AHS’s teachers have had to adjust to a new experience: teaching both virtually and in the classroom. English teacher Linda Langford tries to replicate the same experience featured in the classroom into her virtual teaching. “We usually zoom for the … Continue reading Teachers Teaching Both Online and In-Person Share What it’s Like

Teachers’ Thoughts on Continuing In-Person Instruction

Morgan Armor | Reporter Many students have voiced their opinions on returning to in-person instruction and how long they thought it would last, but what do teachers think? “I feel conflicted. Full-force in-person is easier to plan, and I certainly like seeing students regularly. However, I felt much more comfortable under the Hybrid Schedule and was just getting used to it. I LOVED the small … Continue reading Teachers’ Thoughts on Continuing In-Person Instruction

Quarantined? Here’s How to Stay Productive:

Morgan Armor | Reporter It’s safe to say that quarantine has taken its physical, mental, and emotional toll on all of us. But it’s time to get out of that bed, off TikTok, and to start getting active again. So, here are some activities/ways to be productive if quarantined: Try video games that get you moving  Video games that involve physical activity or simulates activities like tennis, soccer, … Continue reading Quarantined? Here’s How to Stay Productive:

Me, Myself, and COVID-19

Connor Brownfield | Reporter Avon High School is not immune. Throughout the school year, multiple AHS students have been forced to quarantine because they tested positive for COVID-19 or made close contact with somebody who tested positive for COVID-19. Senior Jacob Mills, who had COVID-19 during the hybrid schedule, said that Avon High School students need to follow the safety guidelines.  “It has been obvious to … Continue reading Me, Myself, and COVID-19

How COVID-19 Has Affected Service Clubs at AHS

Connor Brownfield | Reporter Lending a helping hand is a little harder from six feet away, but that is not stopping Avon’s volunteer clubs from doing what they can.  Some events had to be cancelled, but the presidents of National Honor Society, Interact Club, and the Avon School and Community Ambassador Program (ASCAP, for short) have still organized projects to help teachers, students, and other … Continue reading How COVID-19 Has Affected Service Clubs at AHS

How to Stay Mentally Healthy Amidst a Pandemic; Q&A with Avon’s Mental Wellness Provider, Brittany Cheviron

Elshadai Aberra | Web Editor-in-Chief Q: How should teenagers maintain their mental health during a pandemic? A: There are many activities that teens can do to create and maintain good mental health.  We all need outlets for expressing our emotions, and ideally we need to do it in ways that are more helpful than hurtful.  Some ideas for healthy expression are writing, creating art or … Continue reading How to Stay Mentally Healthy Amidst a Pandemic; Q&A with Avon’s Mental Wellness Provider, Brittany Cheviron

How Avon’s Cafeteria Workers Have Been Affected by COVID-19 and its Implications

McKensie Kappel | Reporter Lunch for students is an escape from other aspects of school. The cafeteria can be chaotic: kids yelling at the top of their lungs, seats filling with students trying to find a spot, and some students getting up whenever they want; however, a lot has changed for the cafeteria due to the implications of COVID-19 and the new procedures it has … Continue reading How Avon’s Cafeteria Workers Have Been Affected by COVID-19 and its Implications

Avon Fights COVID-19 with Anti-Bacterial Cleaning Product SaniTyze During the School Day

Mira Branham | Co Editor-in-Chief Coronavirus. COVID-19. Pandemic. These words have been swirling around since the virus appeared early this year, but what is being done at Avon High School to combat the spread of the virus, now that classes are back in session? According to Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Assistant Clinical Professor Cynthia Kaufman, the jury is … Continue reading Avon Fights COVID-19 with Anti-Bacterial Cleaning Product SaniTyze During the School Day

AHS Students’ Thoughts on Hybrid Schedule

Mebele Onwuaduegbo | Reporter “I honestly enjoy the hybrid schedule. Class sizes seem less overwhelming, hallways are much less congested, and teaching seems to be more “one-on-one”. I do miss seeing some friends, but taking necessary precautions is important for the safety of students.” -Hayden Sawyer, 12 “There are some things I do like and some I don’t. I like that there’s still physical classes. … Continue reading AHS Students’ Thoughts on Hybrid Schedule

Avon School Board Meets to Discuss Hybrid Learning Option at AHS: Here’s What It Could Look Like

Morgan Jones | Design Editor On Sunday, Aug. 9, Avon Superintendent Dr. Scott Wyndham announced to families that Avon High School would be making a transition to e-Learning until plans for a hybrid model could be discussed by the School Board.  The district’s decision came after two staff members and three students had tested positive for the novel coronavirus less than eight days into the … Continue reading Avon School Board Meets to Discuss Hybrid Learning Option at AHS: Here’s What It Could Look Like