Media Minute

A newsletter of the Avon High School Libraries

March 2015

Digital Learning Day is March 13, 2015

Check out Digital Learning Day information at

Want to plan to do something new on that day? Robyn Young would love to help!

Have You Heard Of Digital Learning?

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.

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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

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4 Tips for Having Students Take Notes

This article contains information on how to help students take notes online. The examples are for Google, but can easily be applied to Office 365 by sharing the note taking options with your students. Let Robyn Young know if you need help with this!

Summer of e-Learning

The Summer of e-Learning sponsored by the IDOE is upon us once again. This would be a great year to try one of these tech conferences and they are either free or very reasonably priced and is a great way to get some additional training as we migrate to 1:1.

EdCamp Indy

Friday, June 12 at Raymond Park Middle School in Warren Township in Indianapolis (8575 E. Raymond, near Brookville Rd/465 exit) And, of course, as an edCamp, it's free!

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,, standards crosswalk: AISLE, AASL, ISTE, educational leadership, web 2.0, teacher-led professional development.

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Helpful Articles

What is being checked out in the library?

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Free Posters

See any posters below that you like? I've got several copies of each to give away. Just let me know which one you like and I will send it to you if we have them left.


National Geopgrahic Covers

Unbroken - Louis Zamperini

A Book is a Gift You Can Open

Star Wars

100 Words Every High School Graduate Should Know

100 Words Every High School Freshmen Should Know

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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

AHS Library on Social Media

Twitter - @ahsbooks

Instagram - @ahsbooks

Good Reads - Robyn Young

Goal for the 2014-2015 School Year

The goal of the library program for the 2014-2015 school year is to support differentiation that will best meet student needs. This will be done by:

  • 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

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.

This is the periodic newsletter of the Avon High School and Avon Advanced Learning Center Libraries. It contains information that teachers may find helpful and is the primary means of communication about what is happening in the library.