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

Teenage Essential Workers on the Front Lines during Global Pandemic

Elshadai Aberra | Web Editor-In-Chief Before this global pandemic, working at Chipotle did not feel essential to junior Morgan Wittenauer, and according to Wittenauer, it still doesn’t now. “It absolutely isn’t essential,” said Wittenauer. “You can make food at home.” With COVID-19 looming over not only America but the entire world, many businesses, workplaces, and schools have been shut down out of precaution, leaving essential … Continue reading Teenage Essential Workers on the Front Lines during Global Pandemic

COVID-19 & Season Cancellations Encourage Student Athletes to Get Active at Home

Lexi Carmack | Reporter Gyms are closed, seasons are cancelled, and Avon High School students are forced to rethink their workout routines. Junior Jaz Peterson’s gym has closed as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, and her workout routine has been turned upside down. Peterson is on the Unified Track Team. “If it weren’t for quarantine, I would always go to the YMCA gym to work out … Continue reading COVID-19 & Season Cancellations Encourage Student Athletes to Get Active at Home

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