AGSD announces two administration appoointments

Emlyn Frangiosa (left) and Kelly Vaughn (right). On June 2, 2022, the Avon Grove School District (AGSD) Board of School Directors approved the appointments of Emlyn Frangiosa as supervisor of teaching and learning for AGSD and Kelly Vaughn as assistant principal for Avon Grove Intermediate School (AGIS). Frangiosa, who currently serves as assistant principal of AGIS, has been appointed supervisor...

AGSD announces administrative appointments

Ardis Yocum, Janice Lear and Ashley Penn join Avon Grove School District’s administration. On Thursday, the Board of School Directors approved the appointments of Janice T. Lear as the new principal for Fred S. Engle Middle School (FSEMS), Ashley L. Penn as assistant principal for Avon Grove High School (AGHS) and Ardis Yocum as transportation specialist for Avon Grove School District (AGSD). Effective...

AGSD announces new hires for administration

Michael Berardi, Scott DeShong, Nicole Harvey and Christie Snead. WEST GROVE — On Thursday, the Board of School Directors approved the appointments of Dr. Nicole Harvey and Mr. Scott DeShong to the positions of assistant superintendent of Avon Grove School District (AGSD). Harvey and DeShong will each begin a three-year term on March 1, 2022. A fourth-generation Avon Grove graduate, Harvey began...

AGSD’s Carsley wins advocacy award

Kimberly J. Keel (Kades-Margolis), Daniel Carsley (AGSD), Joseph P. Lubitsky (CCIU) and Daniel Otto (Kades-Margolis) display the glass plaques received for the DVASBO Advocacy Awards. On October 27, Avon Grove School District’s (AGSD) Director of Business Administration and Chief Financial Officer Daniel Carsley was awarded the Delaware Valley Association of School Business Officials (DVASBO)...

Avon Grove SD wins award for budget prep excellence

Back row from left: Daniel Carsley, Elizabeth Julian, Donna Bollinger, Lisa Dosenbach, Barbara Wallace, Amanda Trauger and Dennis Pagan. Front row from left: Amy Seamon, Cindy Bhan, Eric Willey, Marcia O’Hara and Christine Marsala. WEST GROVE — For the second consecutive year, the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) has recognized Avon Grove School District (AGSD)...

Avon Grove SD breaks ground for new high school

Avon Grove School District officials celebrate the groundbreaking for its new high school last week. PENN — After a lengthy process — and debate within the community — the Avon Grove School District broke ground for a new high school last week. Local law firm UTBF’s Andrew D.H. Rau said he was pleased to participate in the June 24th groundbreaking for the new Avon Grove High School, set...

Avon Grove staff, admin celebrate AGHS seniors with parade

A school board member distributes lawn signs for the senior car parade. WEST GROVE – On Saturday, May 16, more than 70 Avon Grove School District (AGSD) staff members, board members and administrators decorated their vehicles and drove through District neighborhoods in a “car parade” to celebrate the class of 2020. Groups gathered in the parking lot of Avon Grove High School (AGHS) at 9:00...

AGSD Board holds budget hearings; taxes likely to increase due to reduced revenue

WEST GROVE — On Tuesday, May 12, Avon Grove School District’s (AGSD) Board of School Directors and administration held its fifth Committee of the Whole (COW) Budget Work Session for the 2020-2021 school year. A major topic of discussion pertained to revenues, which remain uncertain as the district prepares its 2020-2021 budget. The administration is scaling back revenue projections to be consistent...

Letter: Children cannot thrive in chaos

To The Editor,  I am a member of the Avon Grove School Board, however the opinions I am expressing in this letter are entirely my own.  There are currently two candidates running for seats on the Avon Grove School Board who have stated that they intend to stop the ongoing project to construct a new HS. Doing so would have disastrous consequences for our community and our children.  Planning...

Officials celebrate opening of Gordon Early Literacy Center

The Gordon Early Literacy Center celebrates its grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony. COATESVILLE – Standing at the podium during the September 21 dedication ceremony of the Gordon Early Literacy Center in Coatesville, State Representative Harry Lewis Jr. (R-74) spoke with pride.  “This building has been involved in so many levels of education,” said Representative Lewis, a Coatesville...