At its March 27 meeting, our board of education recognized recognized our swimming & diving and winter cheerleading teams - both of which earned sectional titles during the past winter season, and wrestler Ryan F., who took eighth place at 110 lbs at the New York State Wrestling Championships in Albany last month. Congratulations, Braves athletes! (Photos courtesy of Jen VanRy)
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Student athletes are pictured at Avon’s March 27 Board of Education meeting.
Student athletes are pictured at Avon’s March 27 Board of Education meeting.
Student athletes are pictured at Avon’s March 27 Board of Education meeting.
Students in Leigh Major’s marketing class traveled to Geneseo today to discuss current and projected food industry trends with representatives of Wegmans. Major said the trip is part of an ongoing project for her students to come up with a new product and associated marketing campaign which they’ll pitch to the grocery store chain later this year. “We will be discussing new products and consumer behaviors. Then, students will brainstorm new ideas for the company, going through the research and development process for a new prototype or product,” she said. “Once the prototype has been selected and developed, they will begin creating a promotional strategy for the new product.” Students will present their new product idea or prototype to Wegmans representatives in the High School Library in June. “We will have two judges from corporate and the store manager and assistant manager from Geneseo,” said Major. Many thanks to Wegmans for hosting us today - and for the free samples - and best of luck to our marketing students. We can’t wait to see what you come up with! (Photos courtesy of Leigh Major)
11 months ago, Matt Leader
Leigh Major’s marketing students are pictured during a field trip to Wegmans in Geneseo Tuesday.
Leigh Major’s marketing students are pictured during a field trip to Wegmans in Geneseo Tuesday.
Leigh Major’s marketing students are pictured during a field trip to Wegmans in Geneseo Tuesday.
Leigh Major’s marketing students are pictured during a field trip to Wegmans in Geneseo Tuesday.
Nearly two dozen Avon students were among the more than 600 from 28 districts across the region who traveled to Genesee Community College Friday for GLOW with Your Hands Healthcare, a career exploration event geared toward healthcare-related professions. Friday’s expo was in the same vein of a similarly-named event held at the Genesee County Fairgrounds in September, which focused on local career opportunities in the skilled trades. The inaugural GLOW With Your Hands Healthcare event welcomed dozens of healthcare organizations from various sectors of the industry, including hospitals and health systems and career opportunities in nursing, mental health, social services and first responders as well as educational pathways into healthcare through BOCES, local colleges and universities. “Based on our success of engaging the future workforce with employers across the GLOW region in the manufacturing, agriculture and skilled trades sectors, we were optimistic that this same type of format would benefit healthcare providers and more importantly students who have an interest in a career in healthcare,” said Angela Grouse, Education to Employment Director at the Livingston County Area Chamber of Commerce and Co-Chair of GLOW With Your Hands Healthcare. “With the current staffing challenges in the healthcare system especially in rural areas, vendors recognized the benefit of participating and engaged enthusiastically.” For more information about the event, click on the link below. Link: https://www.glowwithyourhands.com/healthcare (Photos courtesy of Melanie Resch)
11 months ago, Matt Leader
Avon students are pictured at the GLOW With Your Hands Healthcare event Friday at Genesee Community College.
Avon students are pictured at the GLOW With Your Hands Healthcare event Friday at Genesee Community College.
Avon students are pictured at the GLOW With Your Hands Healthcare event Friday at Genesee Community College.
Avon students are pictured at the GLOW With Your Hands Healthcare event Friday at Genesee Community College.
Avon students are pictured at the GLOW With Your Hands Healthcare event Friday at Genesee Community College.
Avon students are pictured at the GLOW With Your Hands Healthcare event Friday at Genesee Community College.
Avon students are pictured at the GLOW With Your Hands Healthcare event Friday at Genesee Community College.
Avon students are pictured at the GLOW With Your Hands Healthcare event Friday at Genesee Community College.
Avon students are pictured at the GLOW With Your Hands Healthcare event Friday at Genesee Community College.
Avon students are pictured at the GLOW With Your Hands Healthcare event Friday at Genesee Community College.
Some seriously solid science fair projects from our sixth graders yesterday afternoon. Well done!
12 months ago, Matt Leader
Students are pictured at the 6th Grade Science Fair at Avon Middle School Wednesday.
Students are pictured at the 6th Grade Science Fair at Avon Middle School Wednesday.
Students are pictured at the 6th Grade Science Fair at Avon Middle School Wednesday.
Students are pictured at the 6th Grade Science Fair at Avon Middle School Wednesday.
Students are pictured at the 6th Grade Science Fair at Avon Middle School Wednesday.
Students are pictured at the 6th Grade Science Fair at Avon Middle School Wednesday.
Students are pictured at the 6th Grade Science Fair at Avon Middle School Wednesday.
Students are pictured at the 6th Grade Science Fair at Avon Middle School Wednesday.
Students are pictured at the 6th Grade Science Fair at Avon Middle School Wednesday.
Students are pictured at the 6th Grade Science Fair at Avon Middle School Wednesday.
Our board of education has approved the instructional calendar for the 2023-24 school year. In addition to the accompanying image, the calendar has been posted to our website and can be found at the link below. Link: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1897/AvonCSD/2879313/2023-2024_Avon_Instructional_Calendar_FINAL__-_2023-2024_School_Calendar__1_.pdf
12 months ago, Matt Leader
Avon Central School District's 2023-24 instructional. calendar.
Congratulations to Mia H., Hudson V. and Sarina M., who were named to Ronald McDonald All-Star teams for cheerleading, boys basketball and girls basketball, respectively. Mia, Hudson and Sarina will perform and compete at the Greater Rochester Ronald McDonald House High School All-Star Basketball Games at Rush-Henrietta March 25. Proceeds from the two games benefit local Ronald McDonald House charities. Only the best of the best from Section V earn a roster spot on these teams, so Mia’s, Hudson’s and Sarina’s selection is a huge honor.
12 months ago, Matt Leader
Hudson V.
Mia H.
Sarina M.
A special shout to our High School Principal, Mr. Ryan Wagner, who proved the worth of his master’s degree in education this afternoon by correctly spelling the word “cow” as contestant #371 in our High School Drama Club’s preview of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” which debuts tomorrow night.
12 months ago, Matt Leader
Ryan Wagner.
REMINDER: Next week’s Avon PTA meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Middle School Library. The PTA aims to be a voice for all students, a relevant resource for families and an advocate for the education and well-being of every child. Stop by the March 21 meeting to learn more about the organization or visit its webpage at the link below. Link: https://www.avoncsd.org/page/pta
12 months ago, Matt Leader
An informational flyer for the Avon PTA’s March 21 meeting in the Middle School Library.
Opening night. O-P-E-N-I-N-G, N-I-G-H-T. Opening night. Not only is that correct, it’s also coming up fast! Our High School Drama Club has been rehearsing for weeks and is ready to share its production of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” with all of you! Three performances are scheduled for Friday, March 17 and Saturday, March 18 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, March 19 at 2 p.m. in the Middle School Auditorium, 191 Clinton St., Avon. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased at the door and ahead of time online at the link below. There is a small additional fee for tickets purchased online. Preschool-aged children will be admitted free of charge. We hope you’ll join us this weekend for one of the performances. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry. Who knows - you might even spell! Tickets link: https://www.myschoolbucks.com/ver2/prdembd?ref=ZZH4VLM0XB083V7_ZZ5WG1A9LCXY22V&fbclid=IwAR2vy8_zL-lIDKAWxAj8URIGIgaqUEeQI55MsY_X-DqMtWcFXfBJEAxSSso
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Members of the Avon High School Drama Club production of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” are pictured during a March 14 rehearsal.
Members of the Avon High School Drama Club production of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” are pictured during a March 14 rehearsal.
Members of the Avon High School Drama Club production of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” are pictured during a March 14 rehearsal.
Members of the Avon High School Drama Club production of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” are pictured during a March 14 rehearsal.
Members of the Avon High School Drama Club production of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” are pictured during a March 14 rehearsal.
Members of the Avon High School Drama Club production of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” are pictured during a March 14 rehearsal.
Members of the Avon High School Drama Club production of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” are pictured during a March 14 rehearsal.
Members of the Avon High School Drama Club production of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” are pictured during a March 14 rehearsal.
Members of the Avon High School Drama Club production of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” are pictured during a March 14 rehearsal.
Members of the Avon High School Drama Club production of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” are pictured during a March 14 rehearsal.
Shout out to our winter sports teams that were recognized as scholar athlete teams by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association. To earn scholar athlete team status, 75 percent of a team’s roster must hold a GPA of at least 90 percent.
12 months ago, Matt Leader
A graphic recognizing Avon’s 6 winter sports teams that earned scholar athlete status form the New York State Public High School Athletic Association.
Attention: All after school activities and sports practices are canceled this evening - Friday, March 10, 2023 - due to the weather.
12 months ago, Matt Leader
Congratulations to Preston M. and Cliff C., our Elementary School Music Students of the Month for February! Each month, Music Teacher Mrs. Kaylee Corell picks two students of the month - one from third and fourth grade and one from first and second grade. Students are chosen for this recognition based on how frequently they make Corell’s “Wall of Fame” for things like playing or singing a song well, answering a difficult music question correctly or displaying exceptional behavior and focus. Preston was the winner for third and fourth grade while Cliff was the winner from first and second grade. Keep up the good work, you two!
12 months ago, Matt Leader
A graphic image recognizing Preston M. and Cliff C. as the Avon Elementary School Music Students of the Month for February.
Wellness consultant Dan Justis has previously led mindfulness workshops for our staff during professional development days but today, he spoke with a few of our high school health classes about some of the research behind and benefits of mindfulness practices, then led them in a meditative breathwork exercise they can use in the future. This was a great mini-mindfulness lesson designed to help our students become more intentional about the way they interact with the world around them. Plus, it was super relaxing - we could feel our blood pressure decreasing just while taking these photos!
12 months ago, Matt Leader
Wellness consultant Dan Justis is pictured leading a mini-mindfulness lesson for high school health classes Friday.
Wellness consultant Dan Justis is pictured leading a mini-mindfulness lesson for high school health classes Friday.
Shout out to seniors Richie B. and Ryan F. who earlier this week signed letters of intent to further their athletic and academic careers at Alfred State College next year - Richie for football and Ryan for wrestling. Congratulations to future Pioneers, Richie and Ryan! (Photos courtesy of Aiden W.)
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Avon senior Richie B. signs a letter of intent to attend Alfred State College to play football.
Avon senior Richie B. signs a letter of intent to attend Alfred State College to play football.
Avon senior Ryan F. signs a letter of intent to attend Alfred State College to wrestle.
Avon senior Ryan F. signs a letter of intent to attend Alfred State College to wrestle.
Avon seniors Richie B. and Ryan F. are pictured with Athletic Director and wrestling and football coach Andy Englert shortly after signing letters of intent to attend Alfred State College in the fall.
Coming soon to a Penny Saver box near you (hopefully at the end of your driveway) - Avon Central School District’s Winter 2023 Newsletter! Look for it today and read all about our awesome students. You can also check out the online version at the link below. Link: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1897/AvonCSD/2848740/avon.pdf
12 months ago, Matt Leader
Avon Central School District's Winter 2023 newsletter.
Recruitment for the Livingston County Summer Youth Employment Program is now open! The program connects county residents between the ages of 14 and 20 with employment opportunities during the summer. Eligibility is based on age, income and residency. Applicants in foster care or households that receive cash assistance, Medicaid, HEAP, SSI, and SNAP are automatically eligible. Applications are due April 17 and must be returned to the Livingston County Office of Workforce Development at 6 Court St., Room 105, Geneseo, NY 14454 or via fax at (585) 243-7598 To learn more about the program, access social security card, birth certificate and work permit applications and to download a summer employment program application, visit the Office of Workforce Development’s website at the link below or by scanning the QR code in the accompanying image. Link: https://www.livingstoncounty.us/285/Workforce-Development
12 months ago, Matt Leader
An informational flyer for the Livingston County Office of Workforce Development's Summer Youth Employment Program.
Our Level II PageTurners team wrapped up its season in style this morning in York, coming one point away from a first place finish on the day and finishing second overall on the season. With just three members - sixth graders Ben K. and Delaney M. and seventh grader Emily J. - our team was by far the smallest. “I am so proud of their hard work and dedication throughout the season,” said Coach Jessica Mucci. “Second place is a huge accomplishment and they represented Avon proudly!” Congratulations to our Level II PageTurners! Final season standings are below. 1st: Geneseo T-2nd: Avon T-2nd: Caledonia-Mumford 4th: York 5th: Byron-Bergen (Photo courtesy of Jessica Mucci)
12 months ago, Matt Leader
Our Level II PageTurners, Ben K., Delaney M. and Emily J., pose for a photo their final meet of the season this morning at York Central Schools.
Shout out to our All-County Elementary Chorus members for their outstanding concert at York Central Schools Saturday afternoon! We had eight fifth and sixth graders selected for this prestigious ensemble this year: • Quinn K. (soprano) • Delaney J. (soprano) • Charlotte J. (soprano) • Kaelyn M. (soprano) • Samantha K. (alto) • Skylar D. (alto) • Adam P. (alto) • Gabe R. (alto) (Photos courtesy of Kristen Maxfield)
12 months ago, Matt Leader
Avon All-County Elementary Chorus members are pictured before and during their concert Saturday at York Central Schools.
Avon All-County Elementary Chorus members are pictured before and during their concert Saturday at York Central Schools.
Avon All-County Elementary Chorus members are pictured before and during their concert Saturday at York Central Schools.
Avon All-County Elementary Chorus members are pictured before and during their concert Saturday at York Central Schools.
Avon All-County Elementary Chorus members are pictured before and during their concert Saturday at York Central Schools.
Avon All-County Elementary Chorus members are pictured before and during their concert Saturday at York Central Schools.
A few shots from last night’s Section V Class C1 final between Avon and Northstar Christian, courtesy of Carole Volpe at Hudson Street Studios While the Braves were handed a 60-52 loss, Head Coach Rob Fries was named the Section V Class C1 Coach of the Year, Cael D. received the Class C1 Sportsmanship Award while Hudson V., Josh H. and Michael R. were named to the Section V Class C1 All-Tournament Team. A lot to be proud of this season.
12 months ago, Matt Leader
Members of Avon’s varsity boys basketball team are pictured during the Section V Class C1 Championship game against Northstar Christian Sunday at the Blue Cross Arena.
Members of Avon’s varsity boys basketball team are pictured during the Section V Class C1 Championship game against Northstar Christian Sunday at the Blue Cross Arena.
Members of Avon’s varsity boys basketball team are pictured during the Section V Class C1 Championship game against Northstar Christian Sunday at the Blue Cross Arena.
Members of Avon’s varsity boys basketball team are pictured during the Section V Class C1 Championship game against Northstar Christian Sunday at the Blue Cross Arena.
Members of Avon’s varsity boys basketball team are pictured during the Section V Class C1 Championship game against Northstar Christian Sunday at the Blue Cross Arena.
Members of Avon’s varsity boys basketball team are pictured during the Section V Class C1 Championship game against Northstar Christian Sunday at the Blue Cross Arena.
Members of Avon’s varsity boys basketball team are pictured during the Section V Class C1 Championship game against Northstar Christian Sunday at the Blue Cross Arena.
Members of Avon’s varsity boys basketball team are pictured during the Section V Class C1 Championship game against Northstar Christian Sunday at the Blue Cross Arena.
Members of Avon’s varsity boys basketball team are pictured during the Section V Class C1 Championship game against Northstar Christian Sunday at the Blue Cross Arena.
Braves come up short in their bid for a fourth straight sectional title, falling to Northstar Christian 52-60 this afternoon at the Blue Cross Arena. It might not feel like it right now, but it’s been a great season and we’re proud of the fight our boys showed today!
12 months ago, Matt Leader
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