Magyar's Message Nov. 21, 2023
-From The Desk of the Superintendent-
Dear ALCS families,
With the Thanksgiving holiday here, I would like to take this opportunity to express how grateful I am to be part of such a special community of students, staff and our Avon Lake families. It is truly a gift to work among so many talented individuals.
My heart is filled with joy and gratitude because I get to see the many great things happening around our district every day. We have so much to be thankful for in our school community, and it all starts with you. Thank you!
As we take the time off to celebrate this season of giving, I hope you all enjoy a peaceful, glorious and safe holiday break. I wish you the happiness of good friends, the joy of a happy family, and the wonder of the holiday season. May Thanksgiving be a beautiful reminder of the wonderful things in life.
#ALexcellence to ALite!
Nov. 22-24: No school (Thanksgiving Break)
Nov. 27: Classes resume
Nov. 29: Special BOE meeting at 6:30 p.m. L.A.K.E. Center at ALHS (present 5-year Forecast)
Dec. 18-Jan. 1: No school (Winter Break)
Jan. 2: No school (Staff In-service Day)
Jan. 3: Classes resume
For a complete list of district events, click here.
Westview Hosts Annual Service Worker Breakfast
In the spirit of Thanksgiving and community fellowship, Westview Elementary School held its annual Service Worker Breakfast today (Nov. 21). The sit-down style meal included pancakes, sausage, coffee, juice, and fruit, and was served by the school's Student Council members to say ‘thank you’ for the service to the community. Students extended the invite to military, police, fire and EMS workers.
Westview Elementary School Student Council members organize the event and use funds from the school’s annual Penny Wars competition. Thank you to advisors Jessica Harlan and Nicole Slivinski.
Thanksgiving Day Parade at Troy
We love a parade!
Troy fifth-graders from Mrs. Sarah Randall’s ELA classes kicked off Thanksgiving week with a fun STEM activity creating mini Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade floats.
“We learned about the Thanksgiving Day Parade, and watched videos on the history of it,” said Randall. “The students had to come up with an idea and work in teams. We have also been studying the Maya (civilization) and how they had to adapt and work together on farms and creating civilizations. It was a fun way for the students to come together. Thank you to our parents for donating the materials."
Troy Students Interview Superintendent Magyar
Thank you Troy students for taking the time to interview the superintendent for an episode of the "Life at Troy" podcast.
We are grateful to the Troy PTA for providing the STEAM program with a wonderful podcast studio. Although the students have been recording episodes for a few weeks now, this is the first episode featuring a guest. Listen here as Caroline Sumner and Anastasia (Tess) Augoustidis ask the best questions!
Troy Students Take First Place at Lorain County Academic Challenge Competition
Erieview Students Collect Items for CRS Food Pantry
Drum roll please.....
The Erieview Kids in the Community Club collected 4,660 items for its Avon/Avon Lake Community Resource Services (CRS) food drive! That is 2,000 more than last year! Students worked hard weighing, sorting, stacking, and carrying all of the items. Thank you also to the parent volunteers. Thank you Erieview for being the true embodiment of “If Everybody Did!” Thank you also to advisor Mrs. Kathy Walker.
Your generosity will help a lot of families in need in our community. CRS has several amazing programs this holiday season for its clients. Please consider making a donation. Click here for more information.
Eastview Third-grade Teachers Transform Classrooms into ORs
Paging Eastview doctors to the operating room!
To kick off their unit on the human body and senses, third-grade teachers at Eastview transformed their classrooms into operating rooms for an engaging, hands-on lesson for the students.
"Our overall goal was to get students interested in the topic and create an exploration of learning opportunitities," said teacher Mrs. Cassee Ireland. "We wanted to see what they could learn through collaboration. We each had five stations focusing on the different areas we would be teaching. The skeletal system, the muscular system, the nervous system, the ear, and the eye. The kids had a puzzle and models at each station to explore. Their patient files had a KWL (Know, Want to Know, and Learned) chart and diagrams to fill out as they explored the models.
The lesson was truly a team effort between teachers, students, and families with many supplying the materials for the operating room experience, as well as parents helping assist with set up.
"We have a lot of kids this year with family in the medical field," said Ireland. "We wanted to create an opportunity for families to feel as if they are a part of their child's learning, and also make learning fun and engaging for students. This was a first year for the operating room. We try to end a unit with a fun activity."