Published on October 22, 2013
The Avon View Voice column appears twice a month in the Hants Journal.
Published on April 22, 2014
Pictured here, from left, are some of Avon View High School's Archery Club members: Michelle Griffin, Kendra Gurschick, Spencer Blackwood, Thomas Hartlen and Dexter McLellan. (Submitted photo)
Easter weekend is the signal that, as teachers, we don’t have much time left with our students. Our students are in the mood for spring and life outdoors, so we need to work doubly hard in order to keep their attention focused on the things here at school.
Parents take note of the fact that we are releasing mid-term reports on Thursday, April 24. Although parent-teacher meetings were already held, you can still call the school or e-mail individual teachers if you need particular details that could help to boost your child’s grade.
Our cheerleaders deserve some cheers! The Avon View Avalanche cheerleaders won regional competitions recently.
Many sports are just starting and we want to encourage all of those interested to tryout. Some options include: track and field, rugby (A and B divisions for girls, and A for boys) as well as fast pitch for both boys and girls.
Check out a sports club that does not have many drawbacks: the AV Archers. Archery is a sport that can feed one’s competitive desire in every way, and could appeal to students of all athletic ability. Greg Wile coaches the club and reports that 26 students participated in the fall session, 18 of whom were girls.
The archers who have returned for the spring session held in the Avon View gymnasium on Wednesdays from 3:30-5:30 p.m. have shown great improvement. Participants learn proper shooting skills and work toward mastery.
For target archery, materials include a Matthews Genesis Bow and an 1820 Easton Arrow. No sights are used, and this method is known as bare bow.
Students have many reasons for participating in archery. Some want to round out an academically strong application to university, or to put it on a resume, and one student is even using it in conjunction with an application for the Duke of Edinburgh Award.
Every morning, AV serves breakfast and lunch snacks to more than 100 students. This is prepared by our Career Access staff and students, as well as other volunteer AV teachers.
On April 10, students were served breakfast in style. The annual Principal’s Breakfast involves breakfast being served by our administrators: Peter Johnston (principal), Lynn Campbell, (vice principal) and Tim Swinamer (vice principal).
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This column was written by Teresa Steeves, a Grade 12 global geography teacher at Avon View High School. She is interested in increasing the community’s involvement in the school. Go Avalanche!