Avondale School District Students Celebrated as Role Models

Sisters Brianna and Bridgette Morris celebrate their awards with Avondale High School Principal, Sharon Hyde; Assistant Principal, Jamie Brooks; and Superintendent, Dr. James Schwarz

Avondale Youth Assistance Honors Students for Community Service and Personal Achievement Avondale School District staff and administrators nominated more than 100 students to receive special recognition during the 49th Annual Youth Recognition Awards Night hosted by Avondale Youth Assistance (AYA). Students were nominated in two categories – Community Service and Personal Achievement - and received recognition awards from dignitaries and elected officials representing various levels of local … [Read more...]

Production Celebrates all things Shakespeare

The entire cast of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)

Avondale Theatre Company closes Main Stage Season with Madcap Comic Romp The Avondale Theatre Company, Avondale High School’s award-winning drama troupe, wraps up the main stage portion of their 2015-16 season with the vaudevillian-style, wild comic romp The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) for a three-night run, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 21, 22 and 23 at the Avondale Performing Arts Centre at 7:35 pm. An endless cascade of cross-dressing actors, … [Read more...]

Avondale High School Athlete Signs with Grand Canyon University

mma Ahern signing with Grand Canyon University while her father Dale, brother Ryan and mother Nancy watch

Yellow Jacket Emma Ahern to play volleyball for Division I college Avondale High School senior Emma Ahern is on her way to Phoenix, Arizona next year to play volleyball for Grand Canyon University. Ahern was signed by the college during a special event at Avondale High School with her family, friends and coaches watching. “Emma is one of the best athletes I’ve ever coached,” said Doug Steinard who coached Ahern in soccer where she was a starter for four seasons. Other coaches at the event … [Read more...]

Future Problem Solving Competition Draws 60 teams from around the State

Members of the Avondale School District Future Problem Solving team wait for competition results at MSU in East Lansing

Avondale School District FPS teams demonstrate Critical and Creative Thinking Members of the Avondale School District’s Future Problem Solving (FPS) team had a strong showing during the annual state-wide FPS competition in East Lansing, Michigan. More than fifty individual writers, forty middle and twenty senior teams  from across the state competed to be among the top future problem solvers in the State. Several Avondale students earned medals and recognition during the … [Read more...]

Second Annual 5K/Fun Run Set for May 15

Fun Run participants during the 2015 event – photograph provided by Waterhouse Photography

Fundraising event to support initiatives around the Avondale School District Avondale School District announces the Avondale/Oakland University (OU) Partnership will be hosting the second annual Hearts and Hands 5K/Fun Run on Sunday, May 15. The race will bring students, staff and community members together in a fun, healthy way to raise money for the Avondale Education Foundation, the Avondale Physical Education Department, the Avondale Wellness Committee and the Avondale/Oakland University … [Read more...]

Avondale High School Students have Opportunity to Ask Pointed Questions

Avondale High School students explore a career in the medical field during the school’s College and Career Fair

Participants in College and Career Fair Share Real-life Experiences Avondale High School students had the opportunity to explore various post-graduation career and education paths during the school’s annual College and Career Fair. More than 50 representatives from industries including manufacturing, health and medicine, automotive, human services, marketing, computer technology, real estate, finance, teaching and more met with students as they made their way through the maze of presenters. … [Read more...]

All Things Avondale Open House

One of the groups showcased during the Open House will be members of the Avondale Middle School robotics team

District-wide Open House morphs into celebration of “All Things Avondale” Nobody is surprised to discover that the Avondale School District Open House scheduled for April 20 has morphed from a typical evening of parents picking up information from vendor-like table to a celebration of all things Avondale. “We knew when we began planning the event that is was going to be more than people stopping by to collect brochures,” said Avondale School District Superintendent Dr. James Schwarz. … [Read more...]

Auburn Hills Morning Optimist Club brings out the Best in Students

First Place Auburn Hills Morning Optimists Club Oratorical winners, Alex Mueller and Esha Kaul

“How my best brings out the best in others,” the theme for the 2016 Optimists International Oratorical Contest, was addressed by sixteen students from Avondale Middle School during the first round of the world-wide competition that could land the winners scholarship awards ranging from $2,500 - $15,000. The sixteen, Ava Hall, Sydney Smith, Esha Kaul, Hannah Bahorski, Elena Toomajian, Amanda Dowd, Samantha Lloyd, Qijia Zhou, Gordy Gwilt , Brendan Pagel, Jack Youngs, David Ghitas, Thejas … [Read more...]

Avondale School District Announces Excellence in Education Award Winners

Kamila Hernandez

Ten Avondale School District students were honored last night during the 20th Annual Excellence in Education Awards Program hosted by the Auburn Hills Chamber of Commerce and The Palace of Auburn Hills. Students were chosen to be recognized by their teachers and school administrators for a variety of reasons including academic excellence, outstanding leadership skills, and strength of character. Staff nominated students from each Avondale School District school and submitted their name along … [Read more...]

Avondale High School Announces New Head Football Coach

Lamanzer Williams

Following an extensive interview process, Avondale High School has selected Lamanzer Williams as its new head football coach. Williams replaces Steven Deutsch who retired from coaching the Yellow Jackets following the 2015 season and after 14 years, leading the team to a 73-61 record. A graduate of Willow Run High School and a member of the Willow Run Hall of Fame, Williams attended the University of Minnesota, where he earned honors for being a First Team All American, and First Team Big … [Read more...]