AP Environmental Teacher Lisa Kern Awarded Environmental Educator of the Year

Mira Branham | Reporter Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! On Jan. 27, the Hendricks County Solid Waste Management District (HCSWMD) presented Chemistry and AP Environmental Science teacher Lisa Kern with the Environmental Educator of the Year Award. According to the HCSWMD member Amy Sieferman, the award was created in 2010 as a way to acknowledge local science educators who encourage environmental awareness, as well as to highlight student participation … Continue reading AP Environmental Teacher Lisa Kern Awarded Environmental Educator of the Year

National Women’s History Month at AHS (Quote Collection & Quiz)

Elshadai Aberra | Managing Editor After it was petitioned in 1987, Congress designated March as National Women’s History Month, a time dedicated to celebrating the accomplishments of women throughout history. Below are nine Avon students explaining what meaning the month holds for them, followed by a short knowledge quiz of the ladies who have made an impact in America. What does National Women’s History Month … Continue reading National Women’s History Month at AHS (Quote Collection & Quiz)

AHS Students Share Their Favorite Study Spots and Tips

Kaitlyn Mason | Web Managing Editor Movies tend to depict a stressed out student sitting and staring at a textbook in the comfort of their own home, but just how true is that for students here at Avon? And if not at home, where do students choose to study? For senior Sally Fox, studying outside of her home is just easier. “I’ve got cats and … Continue reading AHS Students Share Their Favorite Study Spots and Tips

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

College: The “Higher” Education?

By Connor Brownfield | Contributor Avon High School sophomore Gunner Smyth lies in a dormitory bedroom at Brigham Young University in Utah, thinking about his future. He is there as part of a summer camp that allows him to live like a college student. He can go to classes and tour campus. He knows he wants to go to college, but what makes one college different … Continue reading College: The “Higher” Education?

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