May 27, 2016

Elyria
Partly sunny
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Avon schools hire new Early Learning Center principal

AVON — The Board of Education unanimously approved Monday the hiring of a new Avon Early Learning Center principal to replace retiring principal Yolanda Little. Colleen Mudore will take the helm of the school which houses the school district’s preschoolers and kindergartners. Mudore is an Avon resident who works for Firelands Schools as an assistant Read More…

Local school leaders warn about blanket rules from state on pay-to-play

In many districts across Lorain County, the cost for student-athletes to enjoy the rush of snapping a football or dunking a basketball amounts to hundreds of dollars parents must pay for their students to participate. In anticipation of a public discussion about co-curricular school activities led by a state legislator, local district superintendents are touting Read More…

Avon Heritage Elementary evacuated after bomb threat

AVON – Avon Heritage Elementary School, located at 35575 Detroit Road, is being evacuated after school officials received an automated call referencing a bomb threat. No details of the actual call are available. Students are being escorted to a safe place. Avon police are on the scene. Calls to Avon Superintendent Michael Laub are not Read More…

School leaders’ letter seeks support

Lorain County superintendents, who are known to be vocal when it comes to expressing what they think about educational decisions made on the state level with local effects, are calling for superintendents across the state to start using their voice as power. Local educators sent an email Monday to superintendents across Ohio, as well as Read More…

Back to school

Elyria students are not the only ones returning to school today. This week marks the first day of classes for several Lorain County districts, including: Amherst — today Avon — Thursday Avon Lake — today Clearview — Started Tuesday Keystone — Started Monday Lorain — today North Ridgeville — Thursday Other districts start later this Read More…

Meeting sheds light on Avon Schools’ drug-testing policy

AVON — Parents raised questions about Avon Schools’ new random drug-testing policy during an informational meeting Sunday afternoon. Starting this school year, any seventh- to 12th-grader who holds a parking pass or is enrolled in at least one extracurricular activity can be randomly selected for a drug test. “We’re not trying to see how many Read More…

Chamber of Commerce luncheon welcomes new county teachers

ELYRIA — Veteran teachers are leaving education now more than ever and often cite Common Core standards and high-stakes testing as the reason for such departures, but first-year teachers say they are ready to accept the demands of the ever-changing profession. “I want to inspire children,” said 24-year-old Jeremy Johnson, a first-year special education teacher Read More…

New Avon Middle School makes debut

AVON — It came in $1 million under budget, was completed on time and the public got its first glimpse of the new Avon Middle School on Wednesday. The 162,000-square-foot building will house grades six through eight, and nearly 1,100 students will fill the building this year. The first day of school for Avon students Read More…

Avon Middle School to be unveiled Wednesday

AVON — It’s been nearly three years in the making, and on Wednesday the public will get its first glimpse of the new $33 million Avon Middle School. A grand opening will begin 5 p.m. Wednesday at 3445 Long Road where those involved in the project will be acknowledged followed by an open house for Read More…

Elyria Schools treasurer leaving for Avon post

ELYRIA — The Elyria school district is on the hunt for a new treasurer. Katie Henes, who has been with the district since 2004, resigned Tuesday, said Amy Higgins, Elyria Schools spokeswoman. The resignation is effective July 31. Henes is leaving Elyria to serve as treasurer of Avon Schools. In that role, Henes will oversee Read More…