Our 3rd graders are having a BLAST trying out each of the band instruments and deciding which one they’d like to play in the fall! Studies have shown children who play a musical instrument have increased brain functions for essential cognitive skills such as focus and memory. Playing a musical instrument is one of the few activities in which both the left and right hemispheres of the brain are actively engaged at the same time. Can’t wait to hear these young musicians in action! Wonder why we’re craving hot cross buns all of a sudden… (Photos courtesy of Meaghan Stambaugh)
22 days ago, Matt Leader
Avon third graders are pictured trying out different instruments as they decide which one they want to play as fourth graders next school year.
Avon third graders are pictured trying out different instruments as they decide which one they want to play as fourth graders next school year.
Avon third graders are pictured trying out different instruments as they decide which one they want to play as fourth graders next school year.
Avon third graders are pictured trying out different instruments as they decide which one they want to play as fourth graders next school year.
Give it up for our varsity track and field athletes who will compete this Saturday, June 1, at the Section V State Qualifier meet in Newark High School, 625 Peirson Ave., Newark. Avon will be well-represented at state qualifiers with 8 of our varsity athletes qualifying for the meet: • Jordan M. (pentathlon) • Mollie G. (pentathlon) • Isis S. (100-meter hurdles) • Blayden B. (110-meter hurdles) • Sage P. (400-meter hurdles) • Finn S. (800- and 1,600-meter runs) • Sophie P. (3,000-meter run) • Elijah R. (triple jump) Tickets to Saturday’s State Qualifier meet are $7.30 and can be purchased online through GoFan at the link below. Go get ‘em, Braves! (Photos courtesy of Samantha Walker) Link: https://gofan.co/event/1498137?schoolId=NYSPHSAAV&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=rst&referrer_name=activity_scheduler&utm_campaign=rst_schedule_page
22 days ago, Matt Leader
Avon varsity track and field athletes who qualified for the Section V State Qualifiers meet are pictured in a collage-style display.
We tagged along with our fourth graders today during their field trip to the Genesee Country Village & Museum! “This trip correlates with our units (and state standards) on Colonial America in New York through the 1800s,” explained 4th grade teacher Anne Hettenbaugh, “so it’s a perfect hands-on experience to accompany what they’ve been leaving about in class!” Students toured the historic village, spoke with re-enactors about what life was like in the 19th Century, then got to try their hand at some period-appropriate toys like hoop and stick, the game of graces and stilts. GCVM is such an incredible place - we’re so lucky to have it right in our backyard! Check out our full photo album from today’s field trip and a video highlight at the links below. Photo album link: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?vanity=100064703294390&set=a.851195450380557 Video highlight link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyYGrGyRfpU
23 days ago, Matt Leader
Avon fourth grade students are pictured Wednesday during their field trip to Genesee Country Village & Museum.
Avon fourth grade students are pictured Wednesday during their field trip to Genesee Country Village & Museum.
Avon fourth grade students are pictured Wednesday during their field trip to Genesee Country Village & Museum.
Avon fourth grade students are pictured Wednesday during their field trip to Genesee Country Village & Museum.
Avon fourth grade students are pictured Wednesday during their field trip to Genesee Country Village & Museum.
Avon fourth grade students are pictured Wednesday during their field trip to Genesee Country Village & Museum.
Avon fourth grade students are pictured Wednesday during their field trip to Genesee Country Village & Museum.
Avon fourth grade students are pictured Wednesday during their field trip to Genesee Country Village & Museum.
Avon fourth grade students are pictured Wednesday during their field trip to Genesee Country Village & Museum.
Avon fourth grade students are pictured Wednesday during their field trip to Genesee Country Village & Museum.
Our trap and skeet team just wrapped up another successful season competing in the New York State Clay Target League and is looking forward to state championships next month! In our trap conference David O. finished the regular season in first place with Jameson H finishing a close second. Alissa K. finished the regular trap season in 1st as well while Grace K. finished in 4th overall. Other highlights from the regular season include 5 of our shooters who had perfect, 25 for 25 rounds in trap competition. They were Zachary W., David O., McKinley O., Jacob K. and Jameson H. “Additionally, Jacob went on to shoot a score of 50 during our second week of competition,” said Coach Sandy Kaufmann. “Only a handful of students across the state have done this during our season.” Best of luck to our team members who will be competing in the New York State Trap Tournament June 9 at the Bridgeport Gun Club in Cicero: Wyatt B., Nathan H., Jameson H., Alissa K., Grace K., Jonathan K., Jacob K., Jackson L., David O., McKinley O., Jake S., Ryan W., Nick W., Max W. and Zack W. And a special shout out to Alissa K. who will look to capture her 6th straight New York State Skeet title at the DeWitt Rod and Gun Club June 8. (Photos courtesy of Sandy Kaufmann)
24 days ago, Matt Leader
Members of Avon’s trap and skeet team are pictured competing during the regular season.
Members of Avon’s trap and skeet team are pictured competing during the regular season.
Members of Avon’s trap and skeet team are pictured competing during the regular season.
Members of Avon’s trap and skeet team are pictured competing during the regular season.
Members of Avon’s trap and skeet team are pictured competing during the regular season.
Members of Avon’s trap and skeet team are pictured competing during the regular season.
To those who made the ultimate sacrifice, thank you.
26 days ago, Matt Leader
Memorial Day graphic.
Avon track and field athletes traveled to Bath Friday to compete in the Section V Class B2 Sectional Championships. Both teams performed well, with our girls team putting up its best sectionals performance since 2021 and our boys team its best since 2018. Jordan M. competed in the pentathlon for his second time ever, earning 2,768 points to win sectionals and break Avon’s school record, previously set in 2019 by Sean Conchrane by nearly 100 points. This is the first sectional patch a boys track and field athlete has earned since 2018! Other scorers for the boys were: • Finn S., who took 2nd in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:03.38 and 2nd in the 1,600-meter run with a time of 4:39.77. • Blayden B., who took 6th in the 110-meter hurdles with a career-best time of 17.92 seconds. • David O., who took 6th in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:02.23, • Sage P., who took 5th in long jump with a jump of 18 feet, 5.5 inches. Leading the way for our girls team were Mollie G., who took 2nd in the pentathlon with 2,003 points and Sophie P., who placed 6th in the 1,500-meter run with a time of 5:27.38, 6th in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 12:06.55 and anchored the girls 4x800-meter relay, which placed 5th with a season’s best time of 10:59.83. Kaitlyn G., Megan K. and Maria G. were also part of this phenomenal relay, which put up the fastest time for Avon’s varsity girls team since 2017. Isis S. also contributed by taking 5th in the 110-meter hurdles with a career best time of 17.61 seconds. The Braves are next in action at Section V State Qualifiers Saturday, June 1 at Newark High School. (Photos courtesy of Samantha Walker)
26 days ago, Matt Leader
Avon track and field athletes are picturing competing in the Section V Class B2 Championships Friday.
Avon track and field athletes are picturing competing in the Section V Class B2 Championships Friday.
Avon track and field athletes are picturing competing in the Section V Class B2 Championships Friday.
Avon track and field athletes are picturing competing in the Section V Class B2 Championships Friday.
Avon track and field athletes are picturing competing in the Section V Class B2 Championships Friday.
Avon track and field athletes are picturing competing in the Section V Class B2 Championships Friday.
Avon track and field athletes are picturing competing in the Section V Class B2 Championships Friday.
Avon track and field athletes are picturing competing in the Section V Class B2 Championships Friday.
Avon track and field athletes are picturing competing in the Section V Class B2 Championships Friday.
Avon track and field athletes are picturing competing in the Section V Class B2 Championships Friday.
SCHEDULE CHANGE: The Section V Class C1 baseball final between Avon and Letchworth previously scheduled for today has been pushed to tomorrow due to the rainy weather. The game will now be played Sunday, May 26 at 1 p.m. at Wayland-Cohocton High School, 2350, NY-63, Wayland. We’ll see you tomorrow and Go Braves!
27 days ago, Matt Leader
Section V baseball logo.
Few shots from prom last weekend - full album over on our Facebook page at the link below. Such a great time - many thanks to Avon Century Barn and everyone else who helped create such a memorable night for our students! Link: https://www.facebook.com/media/set?vanity=100064703294390&set=a.847819824051453
28 days ago, Matt Leader
Scenes from prom at the Avon Century Barn this past weekend.
Scenes from prom at the Avon Century Barn this past weekend.
Scenes from prom at the Avon Century Barn this past weekend.
Scenes from prom at the Avon Century Barn this past weekend.
Scenes from prom at the Avon Century Barn this past weekend.
Scenes from prom at the Avon Century Barn this past weekend.
Scenes from prom at the Avon Century Barn this past weekend.
Scenes from prom at the Avon Century Barn this past weekend.
Scenes from prom at the Avon Century Barn this past weekend.
Scenes from prom at the Avon Century Barn this past weekend.
77 Avonites - 63 students, 11 chaperones and 3 parents - returned last month from a 9-day trip to Italy and Greece through the district’s International Club. Students visited Florence, Rome and Sorrento in Italy and Kalabaka, Delphi and Athens in Greece. Starting off In Florence, students took a guided walking sightseeing tour that included stops at the Palazzo Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, Chiesa di Santa Croce, Ponte Vecchio, Duomo visit, Leather Workshop, Gates of Paradise, Giotto’s Bell Tower and Dante's House. In Rome, students visited the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica before heading to the Colosseum, Piazza Venezia, the Forum Romanum, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon and Piazza Navona. While the plan was to visit Capri and the Blue Grotto while in Sorrento, both were closed due to the weather so students headed to the town of Kalabaka in Greece to visit the Meteora Monastery instead. From Sorrento, students visited the ancient city of Pompeii before catching a ferry to the coastal city of Patras before heading north to Delphi. Once there, students did more sightseeing, including checking out the Temple of Apollo before heading to their final destination - Athens. In the Greek capital city, students took a guided sightseeing tour that included stops at the Parthenon, Acropolis, Temple of Athena and Nike, Omonoia Square, Syntagma Square, the Plaka district, the Temple of Olympian Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch. Then, after more than a week abroad, it was time to catch a flight home to the states. Many thanks to all those who shared their photos from the trip - check out the full photo album over on our Facebook page at the link below! Link: https://www.facebook.com/media/set?vanity=100064703294390&set=a.847782037388565
28 days ago, Matt Leader
Avon students are pictured during their trip to Italy and Greece over Spring Recess in April.
Avon students are pictured during their trip to Italy and Greece over Spring Recess in April.
Avon students are pictured during their trip to Italy and Greece over Spring Recess in April.
Avon students are pictured during their trip to Italy and Greece over Spring Recess in April.
Avon students are pictured during their trip to Italy and Greece over Spring Recess in April.
Avon students are pictured during their trip to Italy and Greece over Spring Recess in April.
Avon students are pictured during their trip to Italy and Greece over Spring Recess in April.
Avon students are pictured during their trip to Italy and Greece over Spring Recess in April.
Avon students are pictured during their trip to Italy and Greece over Spring Recess in April.
Avon students are pictured during their trip to Italy and Greece over Spring Recess in April.
Congratulations to Avon’s own Victor G. (auto technology), Jayden D. (agriculture production), Alexis H. (criminal justice) and Carissa W. (health dimensions) on their induction to the National Technical Honor Society last night in Geneseo! The NTHS honors the achievements of the top career and technical education students, provides scholarships to encourage the pursuit of higher education, and cultivates excellence in today’s highly competitive, skilled workforce. These students each met rigorous criteria set forth by this national organization. Leadership, scholarship, skills, honesty, citizenship, service, and responsibility are seven attributes that an NTHS member must embody. The minimum grade point average for acceptance is 3.0. Students are also selected based upon credit hours completed, attendance, volunteer service, and membership in other student organizations. (Photo courtesy of Lyndsay Herkimer)
28 days ago, Matt Leader
Victor G., Jayden D., Alexis H. and Carissa W. are pictured at the National Technical Honor Society induction ceremony Thursday night in Geneseo.
Our varsity baseball team will take their Cinderella sectionals run all the way to Innovative Field in Rochester where they’ll face off against Letchworth for the Section V Class C1 Title tomorrow night! Avon, the #15 seed, had a 3-13 record entering the postseason but has rattled off three straight wins to reach the C1 title game. Letchworth, the #5 seed, will bring a 16-5 record to the contest and is coming off an upset of #1 seed Gananda in the semifinals. Our boys will be looking to get their first win over the Indians after suffering two losses at their hands in the regular season. The C1 Finals is set for Saturday, May 25, at Innovative Field, 1 Morrie Silver Way, Rochester. Game time is 4 p.m. Tickets are $7.30 and can be purchased online through GoFan at the link below. Link: https://gofan.co/event/1498123?schoolId=NYSPHSAAV
28 days ago, Matt Leader
Section V Class C1 baseball championship informational flier.
Yesterday, members of our National Honor Society chapter participated in the United Way of Greater Rochester’s Day of Caring! Working in teams, NHS members beautified our campus by weeding garden beds, planting flowers and spreading mulch, assisted Mrs. Suzanne Freeman in re-organizing the fiction section of our High School Library and helped clear a garden for residents of the Avon Nursing Home. Super proud of our students for giving of themselves today and embodying service - one of NHS’s 4 pillars! Check out our full Day of Caring photo album over on our Facebook page and a video of highlights on our YouTube channel at the links below. Photo album link: https://www.facebook.com/media/set?vanity=100064703294390&set=a.847722900727812 Video highlights link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQfvPDoRM0g
28 days ago, Matt Leader
Avon National Honor Society chapter members are pictured participating in the Day of Caring Thursday, May 23.
Avon National Honor Society chapter members are pictured participating in the Day of Caring Thursday, May 23.
Avon National Honor Society chapter members are pictured participating in the Day of Caring Thursday, May 23.
Avon National Honor Society chapter members are pictured participating in the Day of Caring Thursday, May 23.
Avon National Honor Society chapter members are pictured participating in the Day of Caring Thursday, May 23.
Avon National Honor Society chapter members are pictured participating in the Day of Caring Thursday, May 23.
Avon National Honor Society chapter members are pictured participating in the Day of Caring Thursday, May 23.
Avon National Honor Society chapter members are pictured participating in the Day of Caring Thursday, May 23.
Avon National Honor Society chapter members are pictured participating in the Day of Caring Thursday, May 23.
Avon National Honor Society chapter members are pictured participating in the Day of Caring Thursday, May 23.
Best of luck to our doubles teams of Dom P. and Austin L. and Nick and Ryan W., who will travel to Brockport this afternoon for state qualifiers and a chance to represent Section V in the New York State Championships in Flushing next week! Matches starts at 1 p.m. at Brockport High School, 40 Allen St., Brockport.
28 days ago, Matt Leader
Dom P., Austin L., Nick W. and Ryan W. are pictured after the Section V Class B2 individual championships earlier this month.
Avon athletes will travel to Bath this afternoon to compete in the Section V Class B2 Track & Field Championships. Events begin at 5 p.m. at Haverling High School, 25 Ellas Ave., Bath. Tickets are $7.30 and can be purchased online through GoFan at the link below. Go Braves! Link: https://gofan.co/event/1498106?schoolId=NYSPHSAAV&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=rst&referrer_name=activity_scheduler&utm_campaign=rst_schedule_page
28 days ago, Matt Leader
Section V Track and Field logo.
Your Avon Braves, the #15 seed, take on #3 seed Northstar Christian Academy tonight in the Section V Class C1 baseball semifinals. The game starts at 5 p.m. at the Grace and Truth Sportspark 373 N. Greece Rd., Hilton. Tickets are $7.30 and can be purchased online through GoFan at the link below. Go Braves! Link: https://gofan.co/event/1529864?schoolId=NYSPHSAAV
29 days ago, Matt Leader
Section V Baseball Sectionals logo.
Our third and fourth graders put their talents to the test last week in our 2024 edition of Avon’s Got Talent! Students wowed their classmates with songs, skits and everything in between. A huge shout out to all our performers and crew members for putting on such a great show! If you weren't able to attend last week, not to worry! You can watch all our students’ performances on our YouTube channel at the link below. Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKaKBtBY4jc
29 days ago, Matt Leader
Avon Elementary School students are pictured performing in the ‘Avon’s Got Talent’ talent show Friday, May 17, in the Middle School Auditorium.
Avon Elementary School students are pictured performing in the ‘Avon’s Got Talent’ talent show Friday, May 17, in the Middle School Auditorium.
Avon Elementary School students are pictured performing in the ‘Avon’s Got Talent’ talent show Friday, May 17, in the Middle School Auditorium.
Avon Elementary School students are pictured performing in the ‘Avon’s Got Talent’ talent show Friday, May 17, in the Middle School Auditorium.
Avon Elementary School students are pictured performing in the ‘Avon’s Got Talent’ talent show Friday, May 17, in the Middle School Auditorium.
Avon Elementary School students are pictured performing in the ‘Avon’s Got Talent’ talent show Friday, May 17, in the Middle School Auditorium.
Avon Elementary School students are pictured performing in the ‘Avon’s Got Talent’ talent show Friday, May 17, in the Middle School Auditorium.
Avon Elementary School students are pictured performing in the ‘Avon’s Got Talent’ talent show Friday, May 17, in the Middle School Auditorium.
Avon Elementary School students are pictured performing in the ‘Avon’s Got Talent’ talent show Friday, May 17, in the Middle School Auditorium.
Avon Elementary School students are pictured performing in the ‘Avon’s Got Talent’ talent show Friday, May 17, in the Middle School Auditorium.
The #4 seeded Livonia/Avon boys varsity lacrosse team heads to Victor tonight to take on #1 seed Palmyra-Macedon in the Section V Class C semifinals. The game starts at 8 p.m. at Victor High School, 953 High St., Victor. Tickets are $7.30 and can be purchased online through GoFan at the link below. The game will also be livestreamed at the link below. There is a fee to access the stream. Tickets link: https://gofan.co/event/1528922?schoolId=NYSPHSAAV Livestream link: https://vcloud.hudl.com/broadcast/ppv/1089853
30 days ago, Matt Leader
Section V boys lacrosse logo.
Your #2 seeded Avon Braves face the #3 seed Letchworth tomorrow, Thursday, May 23, in the Section V Class C1 softball semifinals. Tickets are $7.30 and can be purchased online through GoFan at the link below. Game time is 5 p.m. at Avon High School, 245 Clinton St., Avon. Link: https://gofan.co/event/1529989?schoolId=NYSPHSAAV
30 days ago, Matt Leader
Section V Softball logo.
There’s still time to vote for Avon’s own Emma D. in the Rochester Broadway Theatre League’s Fan Favorite Competition! Head on over WROC-TV’s website at the link below and let’s get Emma some votes! Link: https://www.rochesterfirst.com/contests/rbtl-2024-sot-may2024/?fbclid=IwZXh0bgNhZW0CMTAAAR2sMA1H55qgvPpdNZDp0s53vPxJGboEbO27-Fq9A8mqcPSjCgASjcE4sgI_aem_AdmTbkQLTaGIDEt06t96xWSrfZ1DxYpoRS1sJOjadTGiPydAubJ3x-F7fd6vzII9IZmQhyzCtZrGMctNcay71xwu#/gallery/438420914
about 1 month ago, Matt Leader
Emma D.
Polls are open here in our Middle School Auditorium, 191 Clinton St., Avon, and will remain open until 9 p.m. tonight. Please come down and vote on our annual school budget, Board of Education candidates and additional propositions!
about 1 month ago, Matt Leader
The main entrance to our Middle School Auditorium.