Avon Lake schools News

Holaway brings love of music to her young Lorain County students

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017



WESTSHORE – Katie Holaway remembers going to her first Cleveland Orchestra concert and being “entranced” by the sounds of the ensemble. “I could not take my eyes off of the string section,” claims the Lakewood native.

She enrolled in Lakewood Public School’s instrumental music program in fifth grade, and has been playing music ever since. This passion led her to major in cello performance …Read More

Avon Lake students experience local history during field trip

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017


Experiencing history – Third-grade students from Avon Lake’s Redwood School learned something of the city’s local history when they toured a refurbished electric rail car last week. Teacher Heather Contreras teamed with Heritage Avon Lake to tour the car located at Artstown Shopping Center on Lake Road. Owners Tom and Tomie Patton discussed the history of the electric railway while showing students the car …Read More

A Buddy Bench for grown-ups

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

A kindergarten student, exuding the self-confidence of an experienced CEO, strode up just after I took a seat on the bench. She and her buddy were there to explain the Buddy Bench to me.

Suppressing a smile, I asked how she knew I wanted to learn about the Buddy Bench. “I overheard the recess monitor talking to the office on her radio that you were coming …Read More