The Weekly Update #4
October 6th, 2022
It is hard to believe that Thanksgiving has passed and the end of the calendar year is fast approaching. I hope that everyone has wonderful plans for the holiday season! Being with family and friends for the New Year is a great way to celebrate 2022 while anticipating all of the positive possibilities for 2023.
Thank you for all of the well wishes since I announced that I will be retiring as Superintendent of Avon Lake City Schools at the end of this school year. My time at Avon Lake City Schools has been exciting and gratifying. It would take way too many pages to list all of the “stuff” that has happened in the last 18 years that is notable, but in the end the people that I have associated with during that time are what counts. I can’t thank you all enough for what you mean to me.
Watch for the 2022-23 issue of This is Our Avon Lake magazine. The magazine will feature Avon Lake City Schools, as well as staff and students, past and present. In our 100th year as a school district it is a great tribute to the academics, athletics, fine art programs, and the people of the Avon Lake City Schools that made or are making our school district so special.
We love to see everyone back in our schools. Over the next few weeks there are countless activities at all of our campuses. Holiday concerts and winter athletic events are happening daily. Check out the district calendar on our website and see our students in action. It is truly amazing!
I hope to see you all soon!
Lorain County Middle School Academic Challenge
The seventh annual Lorain County Middle School Academic Challenge contest took place last month at The Lodge of New Russia Township. The event, organized by the Educational Service Center of Lorain County (ESC), included district teams for grades 5/6 from Avon Lake, Columbia, Elyria, Firelands, Oberlin and Sheffield-Sheffield Lake; and district teams for grades 7/8 from Avon, Avon Lake, Columbia, Elyria, Firelands, Midview, Oberlin, and Sheffield-Sheffield Lake.
Congratulations!Learwood Middle School took first place honors in the Grades 7/8 district.
Troy Intermediate School finished in second place in the Grades 5/6 district.
WELCOME CLASS OF 2036!!!
Our online kindergarten registration will open on Wednesday, January 4, 2023 and run through February 24. Please note that the numbers gathered during this time frame help determine classroom and building placement for the fall of 2023. Your student must be 5 years of age ON OR BEFORE August 1 to register for the 2023-2024 school year. Please check back on the district website in early January for complete registration information. Click here.
Learwood Veterans Day
Veterans and their families were invited to attend the Learwood Middle School's annual Veterans Day Breakfast Program. Student Council members assisted with serving breakfast. The school’s orchestra, choir and band also performed. During the program, several students read Patriot Essays and Chief Warrant Officer Three Bryan Miles (retired United States Army) provided the keynote message. A video presentation also featured images of every Avon Lake High School student who served, or is currently serving our country.
Avon Lake High School senior Joseph Birk was selected for the All-National Chorus and recently traveled to Washington, D.C. for the NAfME (National Association for Music Education) All-National Honor Ensembles (ANHE) representing the top performing high school musicians in the United States. He was one of only four students selected from Ohio, and the only tenor.
Service Worker Breakfast
Westview Elementary School recently held its 9th annual Service Worker Breakfast to honor the dedication and service of our city's police, fire and city workers.
The sit-down style meal included pancakes, sausage, coffee, juice, and fruit, and was served by the students.
Westview Elementary Student Council members organized the event and used funds from the school’s annual Penny Wars competition.
Avon Lake Productions
We invite you to subscribe and follow Avon Lake Productions on YouTube and Facebook. Under the direction of Scott Herrick at Avon Lake High School, Avon Lake Productions features videos and live streams produced by Avon Lake High School students. Past videos include concerts, sporting events, and general school news.
Upcoming important dates
Dec. 2-4: "The Little Town of Christmas" show at ALHS
Dec. 7: Pearl Harbor Day tribute at Learwood Middle School at 1:20 p.m.
Dec. 13: BOE meeting 6:30 p.m. L.A.K.E. Center at ALHS
Dec. 21-Jan. 2: Winter Break
Jan. 3: No school (In-Service Day)
Jan. 4: Classes resume
Jan. 13: District Early Release Day
Jan. 13: End of 2nd Quarter
Jan. 16: No school (MLK Jr. Day)
Jan. 26: Kindergarten Information Night via Zoom at 6:30 p.m.