The Avon Lake City Schools Communications Department is proud to serve as a liaison between the District and the community, ensuring that families, residents, and media outlets all receive timely and accurate information about our schools. We also strive to promote the positives within our district, promoting the achievements of our students, staff, and stakeholders. We are responsible for maintaining the district's website, social media, e-newsletters, printed newsletters, Quality Profile, and other promotional items as needed.

Media Guidelines

The Avon Lake City Schools welcomes members of the media into our schools and strives to provide the most accurate and timely information available.

Interview Requests

Please contact Communications Coordinator Julie Short via e-mail at if you’d like to arrange an interview with a member of the Avon Lake City Schools. Mrs. Short works part-time for the school district. Thank you in advance for awaiting a reply as she is not in the district every day. 

Photographing Students and Staff

Some students choose not to be photographed. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) allows students and parents to opt out of the release of certain information about students, including photographs, and the Avon Lake City Schools operates in compliance with this law. Before we can allow anyone to take photos, video and/or quotes from our students, a school administrator or the Communications Coordinator must confirm. 

For archives of Superintendent Magyar's messages, click here.

Avon Lake City Schools in the news 

Members of the U.S. Marine Corps Band work with ALHS band students (Chronicle Telegram Nov. 1, 2023)

U.S. Marine Band members host master class at ALHS (Morning Journal Oct. 31, 2023)

Avon Lake Eagle Scout benefits wildlife (The Villager Newspaper Oct. 30, 2023)

Avon Lake Schools bond issue would fund new buildings ( Oct. 23, 2023 

AVON LAKE: Bus safety is subject (West Life Oct. 20, 2023) 

Avon Lake marching band to compete in State competition (Morning Journal Oct. 18, 2023)

Avon Lake schools superintendent gives update on future facilities project ( Oct. 2, 2023) 

Avon Lake Schools officials field public questions over Issue 11 (Chronicle Telegram Sept. 29, 2023)

High school students recognized as National Merit Semifinalists ( Sept. 18, 2023)

Key Club honors victims of 9/11 ( Sept 18, 2023)

State Rep. Joe Miller honors a century of Avon Lake Schools (Chronicle Telegram August 20, 2023)

Avon Lake Schools superintendent getting to know community ( August 4, 2023)

Meet new Avon Lake superintendent, Kiwanis club scholarships ( July 31, 2023)

Avon Lake student competes in World horse barrel racing competition (Chronicle Telegram July 21, 2023)

Avon Lake student earns perfect ACT score (Morning Journal, June 13, 2023)

Avon Lake students earns perfect ACT (WOIO TV-19 news June 12, 2023) 

Avon Lake graduates reminisce on long, short tenure in district (Chronicle Telegram June 3, 2023)

Avon Lake schools recognized by NAMA (Morning Journal, May 5, 2023)

Avon Lake hosts first battle of the bands (Morning Journal April 16. 2023)

Avon Lake City Schools to recreate all district photo 100 years later (Morning Journal, January 21, 2023)

Avon Lake Marching Shoremen perform at Cheez-It Bowl in FLA (Chronicle Telegram, December 30, 2022)

Avon Lake students design district Christmas cards ( December 26, 2022)

Westview install book vending machine (Chronicle Telegram, December 21, 2022)

Avon Lake community gets first look at potential school renovations/construction ( December 5, 2022)

Monthly district newsletters

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Mark your calendars for the upcoming virtual Kindergarten Information Night Feb. 1, 2024 at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom. More details coming soon. 

District celebrates 100 years with special edition Avon Lake magazine #ALCS100

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