Friday, May 17, 2013
For second year, race will start at Avon High School.
The streets of Avon will be filled with runners and walkers for the Kaiser Permanente 13th Annual Eagle Run on Saturday, May 25. More than 1,000 runners and walkers are anticipated to participate in this year’s event held Memorial Day Weekend. For the second consecutive year, the race will start at Avon High School. Runners and walkers can begin registering at 7:15 a.m. Registration is now open online. "We anticipate a record turnout for this years Eagle Run,” Chris Carroll, a spokesperson for the race said. “Over the last 13 years, as the City of Avon has grown so has the participation in the Eagle Run. This has become one of the premier community events and is a significant fund raiser for Avon Schools. The race offers something for …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Friday event included speakers who witnessed bombings.
Students, community members and city workers came out May 10 to show their support for Boston--and especially those injured in the Boston Marathon bombings April 15. The event featured speakers, luminaries and green T-shirts everywhere as well as an Avon Fire Department truck displaying a large American flag. “It went well,” Avon High School teacher Collin Henderson, who organized the event with Mike Cooper, said. “We were very happy with the turnout.” A rainy Friday night might have affected the turnout for the event, which was originally scheduled for the Avon Middle School stadium. Inclement weather caused a change of venue to the middle school gym. “It was our first rodeo,” Henderson said. “If we had to do it over, I wish we had a …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Girls make up one of the smartest basketball teams in Ohio.
The Avon High School girls basketball teams was named one of the top five smartest varsity girls basketball teams in the state of Ohio. The team was recognized on May 10. The team maintains a collective GPA of more than 3.8. For their efforts, the team was recognized by the Ohio National Guard who presented an award to the Eagles. The girls went 14-10 overall this past season (9-4) conference with a state ranking of 352. In February, the varsity Lady Eagles beat the Avon Lake Lady Shoregals in basketball on Feb. 23, overcoming a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter to sneak by the Shoregals in non-league play. The team advanced to the district semifinals and where there season ended after a loss Magnificat High School on Feb. 27.
Monday, May 13, 2013
A local student won $2,500 in scholarships.
An Avon Lake High School student has been announced as National Merit Scholarship winners. Carly J. Mathewson was one of 2,500 winners chosen from a pool of 15,000 across the nation. She plans to study chemistry in college. National Merit $2500 Scholarship winners are the finalists in each state judged to have the strongest combination of accomplishments, skills, and potential for success in rigorous college studies. The number of winners named in each state is proportional to the state’s percentage of the nation’s graduating high school seniors.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Narrow victory of levy results in comments, cheers and concerns.
The passage of Issue 10 by a 52 percent margin means a good portion of the community is breathing a sigh of relief, but almost half are frustrated. Passage of the 10-year levy will result in a tax increase of $253.58 for every $100,000 of home valuation. “Avon Lake City Schools has to say ‘thank you,’” Superintendent of Schools Bob Scott said on Tuesday night, immediately following the election. “I’ve been here 8 years and they’ve been so supportive the whole time. We’re in a really tough situation right now and have been for a couple of years. This vote is saying not just how important education is to the kids, but the community itself.” Scott said the district has known for awhile how difficult the cuts from the state would be and wanted…
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Ben Arnold took second place in the Air Conditioning Contractors of America contest.
One Avon student really knows his wiring. Ben Arnold recently took second place in electrical troubleshooting at the Air Conditiong Contractors of America contest. He, along with three other JVS Heating and Air Conditioning students competed in the event. Jaeger Shaffstall (Elyria) took third place in electrical troubleshooting, Seth Harrah (Elyria) took third place in sheet metal and Alexander Ladina (Oberlin) took first place in brazing and third place in soft skills. The JVS HVAC program placed first overall in the contest with the highest average score out of eight schools.
Westview Principal Paul Holland keeps his side of a bet and nine students give him a shearing.
It's not every day you get to take the scissors to the principal’s head. But for nine third and fourth-grade students at Westview Elementary School in Avon Lake, studying hard for the state Ohio Achievement Assessment tests paid off when they were picked to give the school’s principal, Paul Holland, a haircut. As a reward for the students’ hard work and to provide an incentive, Holland, who famously allowed himself to get duct taped to the gym wall last year, promised the students could cut his hair if they studied hard. On May 3, Holland kept that promise and handed over first scissors, then clippers to the students who required less than half an hour to complete a commendable hack job on the principal’s longish hair after chanting, “…
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Who do you know on the list?
Congratulations to these freshmen. See someone you know on the list? Tell them congratulations! Avon High School has released its third-quarter honor rolls. High Honor Roll = 4.0 and above Honor Roll = 3.5 – 3.99 Merit Roll = 3.0 – 3.49 Click here for senior honor rolls Click here for junior honor rolls Click here for freshman honor rolls Grade 9 HIGH HONOR Navi Baskar Casey Bauers Nicole Bell Claire Bettinger Joshua Brown Nicole Conrad Tyler Courtright Emma Delaney Alyssa Douzos Dana Furnas Jack Gothier Mackenzie Hanuscin Monica Kandiko Alexandria Kozich Melanie Lander Michael LeHoty Taylor Mitchell Michael Nose Jessica Novotny Taylor Nowakowski Audrey Payne Rachel Rauterkus Peter Stamatis Kyle Urig Benjamin Waters Caralyn Zetts HONOR …
Monday, May 6, 2013
The magazine's 2013 rankings came out Monday.
On mobile? You can see interactive map here. Newsweek has ranked Avon Lake High School as the 934th high school in the country. For its rankings, Newsweek sent out a survey to more than 5,000 high schools in the U.S., with about 2,500 schools responding in 2013. You can see the details about Avon Lake High School's ranking, and every other ranked high school by clicking on the markers in the interactive map above. The survey scores were then weighted and calculated using several criteria including on-time graduation and college acceptance rates. In addition, instead of averaging the number of courses offered, this year Newsweek considered the percentage of students enrolled in AP, IB or Advance International Certificate courses. The final …
Students toured the water and waste treatment plants last week to learn more about one of the largest treatment plants in Greater Cleveland.
Budding engineers got a scientist-eye-view of Avon Lake drinking water with Avon Lake Municipal Utilities (ALMU) chemist Ted Popiel and Chief Utility Executive Todd Danielson last week. Troy Intermediate students toured the Avon Lake's water and wastewater plants before heading back to class to learn more about the plants which serve more than 200,000 people in seven counties, their drinking water. The day included students conducting their own water filtration experiment in class and observing wastewater recycling with Danielson in addition to learning how water is pulled in from Lake Erie and treated at the plant before heading out to homes and businesses. Troy students had the chance to watch the sludge press machine in action, …