A newsletter of the Avon High School Libraries
9th Annual Avon vs. Plainfield Reading Challenge
The Ninth Annual Avon vs. Plainfield High School Reading Challenge ran from February 9th through February 27th, 2015. The contest between Plainfield High School and Avon High School encourages students to read books, magazines or newspapers.
Miss Coffman's 6th Period Class Read the Most Pages for a Class
Miss Keeney's Classes Win Trophy for Most Number of Pages Read
4 Tips for Having Students Take Notes
Summer of e-Learning
Possible topics may include: effective 1:1 practices, Genius Hour, eLearning days as alternates for snow days, Twitter, Google Classroom, Problem-Based Learning, digital literacy and digital citizenship, STEM, iPads in education, INSPIRE, teachingbooks.net, standards crosswalk: AISLE, AASL, ISTE, educational leadership, web 2.0, teacher-led professional development.
For more information -https://edcamp.wikispaces.com/edcamp+Indy
What is being checked out in the library?
National Geopgrahic Covers
Unbroken - Louis Zamperini
A Book is a Gift You Can Open
100 Words Every High School Graduate Should Know
100 Words Every High School Freshmen Should Know
Library Stats for the month of February
- 123 classes attended out of 89 class periods = 138% scheduled (multiple classes per period)
- 187 students supervised in senior study hall each day
- 4,049 students from study hall or sent from classes or lunch
- 3,690 students in scheduled classes
- Number of students coming to the library each day: 407 students on average (not including study hall students)
- 628 books circulated in December
Goal for the 2014-2015 School Year
- co-teaching with teachers to help provide the best learning experience for each individual student
- working with students one-on-one as needed (searching for books, helping with individual research, providing individual learning stations)
Mission of the Avon High School Libraries
The mission of the Avon High School Library program is to encourage the quest for knowledge and promote the joy of reading by providing free access to a variety of materials that meet both the educational curriculum and recreational reading needs of Avon High School students.
Robyn Young is a certified School Librarian (grades K-12) who is in her 14th year of being the librarian at Avon High School. Prior to that, she taught Social Studies and English for 10 years.
She is the Vice-President for the Indiana Library Federation, National Honor Society co-sponsor, a Newspapers in Education Board Member for the state of Indiana, and a member of the ABC-Clio Social Studies Advisory Board.