An AP Student’s Guide to 2020 AP Exams

Morgan Jones | Web Editor-in-Chief Senior prom, March Madness, Coachella: the list goes on of events doomed to the grave by the worldwide outbreak of COVID-19; however, in a recent statement released by College Board, the show must go on for 2020 AP Exams. From past years, the exams will look different for this year’s test-takers: the tests are now 45 minutes long and consist of just … Continue reading An AP Student’s Guide to 2020 AP Exams

The Lesser of Two Evils: Is E-Learning Better Than Traditional School? (Opinion)

Sam Sublette | Reporter Long hours, monotonous schedules, and a repetitive cycle. Students experience this environment when attending school on a regular schedule. However, with a quarantine in place, students now have an extended break from this cycle. The academic setting has migrated from a physical place of learning to a virtual one. Does this newer method trump the traditional method of education or does … Continue reading The Lesser of Two Evils: Is E-Learning Better Than Traditional School? (Opinion)

Avon Students Reflect on COVID-19 Timeline as Virus Continues to Spread Throughout Indiana

Lexi Carmack | Reporter Coronavirus: what started as a joke on social media soon became a harsh reality for the students of Avon. Now, families have to adjust and make do with the unfamiliar territory of e-Learning. “We were kind of expecting it, but it still came as a surprise that of all places, it came to Avon,” junior Bella Rios said. The news broke on … Continue reading Avon Students Reflect on COVID-19 Timeline as Virus Continues to Spread Throughout Indiana

Will Students Self-Quarantine During School Shutdown?

Nathan Miller | Editor-in-Chief Avon Community School Corporation has closed its doors in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19. Shortly after that was announced, State Health Commissioner Dr. Kris Box said that this is not a vacation. She and the team of Indiana medical professionals had a clear message: go home and stay home while school is closed. If students will heed this … Continue reading Will Students Self-Quarantine During School Shutdown?

AHS Extracurriculars Disrupted by COVID-19

Nathan Miller | Editor-in-Chief Avon’s Business Professionals of America club was at its State Leadership Conference in Indianapolis on March 9 when senior Chloe Gilmore received a call from her sponsor asking her and her friends to come meet with her. Gilmore had already heard that Avon schools were being closed, so she thought her sponsor wanted to talk about school being canceled. “Then she told … Continue reading AHS Extracurriculars Disrupted by COVID-19

Students and Teachers Adjust to 2 Weeks of e-Learning Following ACSC Coronavirus Case

Nathan Miller | Editor-in-Chief Seven periods, five days, two weeks. With Avon schools closed for two weeks after at least one student contracted the coronavirus, students have been told to complete e-Learning assignments in lieu of in-person schooling. These e-Learning assignments are to be posted daily by teachers. AP Calculus teacher Anthony Record said he plans to use web-based seminars to carry on class as normal. … Continue reading Students and Teachers Adjust to 2 Weeks of e-Learning Following ACSC Coronavirus Case

Avon Schools Close Doors for the Month

Nathan Miller | Editor-in-Chief State-level health officials were present at the Avon Community School Corporation Administration Center for a press conference on March 9, 2020. Schools were closed that day after a Hickory Elementary School student tested positive for COVID-19, more commonly called the coronavirus. The eyes of Indiana were upon this meeting. Superintendent Dr. Maggie Hoernemann was the first to speak after Communications Coordinator … Continue reading Avon Schools Close Doors for the Month

BREAKING: e-Learning Day Scheduled for March 9 Due to Local COVID-19 Case

On March 8, the Avon Community School Corporation was notified that a student at Hickory Elementary had tested positive for COVID-19, more commonly known as the coronavirus. A message was sent to parents shortly following, and a notice was posted on the ACSC official website. Here’s what you need to know: Hickory Elementary School will be closed until April 6 for cleaning, per recommendation of the … Continue reading BREAKING: e-Learning Day Scheduled for March 9 Due to Local COVID-19 Case