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  • The first annual Charity Challenge Basketball game featuring Avon Middle School and Learwood Middle School (Avon Lake) staff members was a HUGE success! More than $3,000 was raised for charity. Avon Lake's charity of choice: Make-A-Wish, and Avon's charity: Youth Challenge will share the proceeds.
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  • Members of the AHS Teen Street Team paint fence posts for the Genesis House. Click the image to read the news article.
  • Students and staff at the Early Learning Center celebrated the 100th day of school by dressing up as centenarians and participating in games and activities dealing with the number 100.
  • Congratulations to AHS students Austin Lewis, Anna Schatschneider, Nick Mazzola, Maggie O'Donnell, Erin Laird, Hailey Acosta, Zanny Sauter, and Sarah Sprecher for signing their commitment to play college athletics. Eagle Proud!
  • Avon East students celebrated the 100th day of school in style. Students dressed up as 100-year-olds and participated in a variety of activities including math exercises and puzzles. Click the image to read the story in the Lorain Morning Journal.
  • Dozens of varsity football players spent an evening at the Avon Library reading with children and playing football-related literacy games during the annual Football Reading Buddies event.
  • Jungle Terry visits with Soaring Little Eagles Preschool students at the Avon Early Learning Center. From snakes and turtles, to a brown skunk, the students enjoyed petting the animals and learning the different characteristics of each.
  • Avon High School is proud to boast that 11 Eagle artists received awards at the Lorain County Region Scholastic Art Exhibition. Their work is on public display at the Stocker Arts Center Gallery (2nd floor) from January 19th through February 21st.
  • Check out these two great programs offered by our Avon Police Department. Click the image to learn more.

School Photography Services Request for Proposals

The Avon Local School District has extended the deadline for the submission of photography proposals to Tuesday, February 16, at 2:00 p.m. local time.

EAGLE RUN REGISTRATION OPEN!

Join us for the 16th annual Eagle Run, presented by Mercy, May 28 at Avon High School. Proceeds benefit the Avon Schools Educational Endowment Fund and other local charities.

The family-fun event includes a 5-mile run, 5k run/walk and 1-mile kids fun run.

Help your favorite Avon student win a pool and dodge ball party at the French Creek YMCA by adding his/her teacher’s name to your registration form.
The first 1,000 adults to register will receive a T-shirt and hat. T-shirts will also be given to the kids.

To register, log on to http://www.hermescleveland.com/roadracing/events/eagle.asp

Sign up today!

Continuous Improvement Plan audit Feb. 17

The Avon Local Schools will perform an audit of the district's Continuous Improvement Plan (CIP) Feb. 17 at 5 p.m. at Avon Middle School (3445 Long Road). During the audit, the plan will be reviewed to monitor if progress has been made, if goals have been met and what needs to be accomplished going forward. The audit will serve as the framework to begin the process of writing a new CIP which will take place in the spring.

The purpose of the Avon Local Schools Continuous Improvement Plan is to move the district forward in preparing our students to be competitive academically while remaining fiscally responsible as a district. The plan is a decision-making framework that will be used over the next three school years to assist the district in achieving these goals.

The CIP committee consisted of community members, parents, students, teachers, support staff, administrators and Board Members.

Love The Bus

It is once again that time of year to Love the BUS!!! Love the Bus began in 2007 and is held every February. It is a month-long celebration of the importance of the yellow school bus, with a particular focus on thanking school bus drivers for safely transporting 25 million children to and from school every day. Love the Bus events are held at schools, school bus facilities, and other locations across the country. The events raise awareness and appreciation for the experience of riding the bus to and from school, and recognize the diverse set of individuals whose daily efforts make the yellow school bus part of the fabric of American life.

The reliability of the school bus is a tremendous benefit to quality of life for American families. Each school bus route takes 36 cars off the road each morning and afternoon. New school buses built in the last several years are far cleaner for the environment than ever before, and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) statistics show that school buses are far safer than any other way children get to and from school.

Please encourage your students to Thank their Bus Driver for providing a safe environment to travel to and from school in. If you wish, E-Cards can be sent to any Bus Driver via the following website: http://ecard.americanschoolbuscouncil.org
Of course, the good old-fashioned hand made cards are the most special of all, so if your child or classroom prefers that method…. GREAT!!!
For more information please visit: http://www.americanschoolbuscouncil.org/

Thank you and your students for supporting those who transport our most precious cargo and help to keep education rolling!

Winter Weather Reminder

As the winter season approaches, we wanted to take this opportunity to review
our district's protocol for decision-making and communication during calamity days for parents/guardians to stay informed.

Student safety always comes first. If we feel it is unsafe for our students to come to school, we will cancel. That being said, it is always our goal to find a way to get students here so teaching and learning can take place.

When there are circumstances that could lead to the cancellation of school, we try to make that decision as early as possible so parents can plan. We don’t always have the information necessary to make those decisions as early as we would like, but we try to communicate prior to busses leaving to pick up students at 6 a.m. Again, our goal is to communicate in a timely manner. We appreciate your understanding and patience. Below are several ways to stay informed and receive information:

1. School closings will post to Twitter. Follow @MikeLaubAvon.
2. Always check the homepage of our district website (avonlocalschools.org). As long as there is power, we post to the website before sending out any other notification. Don’t forget to refresh the page if you are leaving it open and waiting for an update.
3. Friendly reminder to keep your contact information up-to-date in PowerSchool. Contact your child’s school office to make any changes. Our automated phone messaging system** pulls phone numbers from that data to make calls. Emails are also pulled from that data. If you would like a text message as well, text the word “join” to 56360.
4. After sending an alert message, we contact the local television stations. We contact channels 3, 5, 8 and 19 (in that order).
5. Sign up for eNews by going to our website's homepage on the bottom left of the screen. eNews is used regularly by the district to communicate news/events. We regret, it does not immediately send items as there is typically a delay based on the volume of subscribers, but another way to stay up-to-date on what is happening at each school. School closings are also sent through eNews.

**Please note that the automated phone messaging system can be used for different types of notifications, so be sure to always listen to the message in its entirety when it arrives.

As always, if there are any questions/concerns, please call (937-4680) or email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Thank you.

Upcoming Events

Monday, February 15 - No School
Tuesday, February 16 - LPDC Meeting
Saturday, February 20 - Band a la Mode
Saturday, February 27 - Chocolate Symphony

Avon PD Resources

CLICK HERE to read about the "Test My Teen" Drug Prevention Program and the "Teen Home Alone" Program sponsored by the Avon Police Department.