Avon Hosts Student Choreographed “Dance Gala”

Elshadai Aberra | Web Editor-in-Chief On March 18 from 7 pm to 8 pm, Avon High School’s ADV Technique dance class hosted their very own Dance Gala. They’ve been preparing and choreographing since the beginning of the school year. “Gala is made up of all the students’ own dances and ideas,” said senior performer, Isabella Wall. While at a first glance a student choreographed performance … Continue reading Avon Hosts Student Choreographed “Dance Gala”

Juniors Take ISTEP for the Final Time

Melia Caroline | Reporter In what was a sudden announcement, ISTEP rose from the dead for one last year and one final test. ​Due to COVID-19, ISTEP testing from the second semester of the previous school year was cancelled. As the months went on and a new school year began, the mere thought of ISTEP was completely dried. That is, until the middle of January; … Continue reading Juniors Take ISTEP for the Final Time

COVID-19 Vaccine To Be Available Soon

Kaitlyn Mason | Co-Editor-In-Chief On Nov. 18, pharmaceutical company Pfizer announced with BioNTech in a press release that their COVID-19 vaccine candidate had met all of its checkpoints in their Phase 3 study. The data shows the vaccine candidate was effective in helping to prevent COVID-19 with an overall favorable safety profile. According to the data from their study of nearly 44,000 people, the vaccine … Continue reading COVID-19 Vaccine To Be Available Soon

Sensei Ramirez Nominated as Secondary Teacher of the Year by the Association of Indiana Japanese Teachers

Sofia Breuer | Web Managing Editor AHS teacher Amanda Ramirez, who teaches Japanese, recently won foreign language teacher of the year. Ramirez was nominated by the Association of Indiana Japanese Teachers. “I knew there was a possibility [of me winning], but I didn’t expect it,” said Ramirez. “I feel honored to have been chosen.” Ramirez said that in the selection process, different language groups have … Continue reading Sensei Ramirez Nominated as Secondary Teacher of the Year by the Association of Indiana Japanese Teachers

AHS Students’ Reactions to Presidential Election (Quote Collection)

Katherine Langford | Reporter Though most AHS students couldn’t vote in this year’s presidential election, the Echo asked around to find Avon’s reaction to the victory of president-elect, Joe Biden. “I mean. If there is election fraud then they should recount but if not Biden won and he’s my president now. I support him and hope he does what’s best for the country and I … Continue reading AHS Students’ Reactions to Presidential Election (Quote Collection)

Avon Welcomes New and First Ever Deans of Students

McKensie Kappel | Reporter As the new school year begins, there are many changes happening at Avon High School, including new jobs in administration. Avon introduced two new staff members, Dr. Aaron Willis and Elizabeth Tharp this year as the Deans of Students. Avon High School created these job due to our school population’s constant influx and growth. “With having such a large student population, … Continue reading Avon Welcomes New and First Ever Deans of Students

Changes to Sitting in the Stands of Fall Sports

Kellie Reynolds | Reporter Many students’, staff, and parents’ concerns about fall sports have been rising with the uncertainty of COVID-19. People are wondering what will happen to our sports this fall season at Avon High School. Senior Amelia Collier, one of the Oriole Army Leaders at AHS, and Brad Holsinger, AHS’s athletic director, have been working hard to follow the IHSAA guidelines to continue … Continue reading Changes to Sitting in the Stands of Fall Sports

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

Avon Schools to Return July 29

Elshadai Aberra | Web Editor-in-Chief On June 19 it was announced that the Avon Community School Corporation (ACSC) had communicated and thus decided on June 17 that they would reopen all Avon schools July 29. While this may not have appeared as news a year ago, with COVID-19 it definitely does now. Times have changed and there are now steps for each Avon family to … Continue reading Avon Schools to Return July 29

Avon Students Start Peer Tutoring Website: Here’s How You Can Join

Kaitlyn Mason | Web Managing Editor With schools going online, many students find that they’re struggling to keep up in coursework or simply to learn via the Internet. With covidtutor.live, juniors Jason Le and Sriya Koganti have started to help struggling students learn and others gain volunteer hours, with the assistance of another high school student in New Jersey named Steven. “I met Steven on … Continue reading Avon Students Start Peer Tutoring Website: Here’s How You Can Join