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

Here’s How Avon Administration Declares Snow Days

Morgan Jones | Web Editor-in-Chief “I don’t fit on buses,” tweeted frustrated junior Blake Fisher. When Avon superintendent Margaret Hoernemann declared Dec. 16 a normal school day via Twitter and advised student drivers to ride the bus, tweets criticizing the district’s decision were popular among students and parents alike: Fisher alone received 228 likes, and Hoernemann’s tweet garnered a total of over 100 comments. Many concerns came … Continue reading Here’s How Avon Administration Declares Snow Days

BREAKING: ACSC Superintendent Announces Retirement After Eight Years

Mira Branham | Reporter On Friday, January 24, Avon Community School Corporation Superintendent Dr. Margaret (Maggie) Hoernemann announced she would be stepping down from her position at the end of the 2019-2020 school year. It has not been said who will take Hoernemann’s place. In her eight years as superintendent, Hoernemann worked to improve the well-being and education of 10,000+ students and their families. Although she is retiring, … Continue reading BREAKING: ACSC Superintendent Announces Retirement After Eight Years

Red For Ed: Why Teachers Will Be Absent Nov. 19 (Slideshow)

Tara Martin | Web Editor-in-Chief   Biology and Honors Anatomy and Physiology Teacher Lauren Patton will not be at school on Tuesday, Nov. 19 and chances are, many of her colleagues won’t be either. Nov. 19 is Red For Ed Action Day. Teachers from all over the state plan to march downtown at the Statehouse and advocate for better funding for teachers and the school … Continue reading Red For Ed: Why Teachers Will Be Absent Nov. 19 (Slideshow)

Q&A with District Teacher of the Year Mrs. Chenoweth

Tara Martin | Web Editor-in-Chief Q: What is the process for becoming Teacher of the Year? A: For Avon High School, my department chair, Matt Noble, was the one who nominated me for Teacher of the Year. Other people get nominated as well; department chairs, principals, and then we get a staff email where the entire school then votes on Teacher of the Year for … Continue reading Q&A with District Teacher of the Year Mrs. Chenoweth

Student Leadership Group “Students4AvonSchools” Promotes Referendum

By Dia Gill | Web Managing Editor On May 8, Avon residents will be given the chance to vote yes or no on the school referendum. According to Dustin Lemay, principal of Avon Intermediate School West, the referendum will achieve three things if passed: reduced class sizes, competitive pay for teachers, and increased opportunities for students. To promote the referendum a student leadership committee known as … Continue reading Student Leadership Group “Students4AvonSchools” Promotes Referendum

Slideshow: ‘Yes 4 Avon Schools’ Holds Rally in Support of Referendum

On April 3, various members of the community came together at Washington Township Park Pavilion for a Referendum Rally, organized by the volunteer group Yes 4 Avon Schools in conjunction with the student-led group Students 4 Avon Schools. At the event, Avon Superintendent Dr. Maggie Hoernemann and AHS Principal Mr. Matt Shockley both briefly discussed the importance of the referendum, but the majority of the … Continue reading Slideshow: ‘Yes 4 Avon Schools’ Holds Rally in Support of Referendum