Hendricks County Flyer, Avon, IN

School News

May 7, 2013

Cascade coaches in the Classrooms; not on the track

CLAYTON — Four teachers at the Mill Creek Community School Corporation were notified of their fates after an executive session of the school board Monday night.

Head track coaches Nicholas Puckett and Rosie Fakes, along with assistants Josh Hagenow and Sean Adams, were placed on paid administrative leave.

All four returned to their classrooms on Tuesday, according to a press release from Superintendent Dr. Patrick Spray.

Last week the coaches punished some of their student athletes for missing a practice by having them “bear crawl” around the track. Some of those athletes came away with blisters, burns, and open sores on their hands.

The school corporation immediately opened an investigation and all four coaches were asked to resign their coaching positions.

Spray released the following statement:

 “The corporation investigation regarding the incident at track practice on May 1, 2013, has been completed. After gathering and investigating facts surrounding the incident that occurred, it has been determined that there was no intent to cause harm to students. The teachers have admitted the poor judgment in their decisions on May 1, and have since recognized and taken ownership of their actions.

“These teachers are back in the classroom today (Tuesday) with the focus moving forward on effective teaching and student learning. There was no evidence from the facts gathered or from the teachers’ classroom history that the extra-curricular incident that occurred would carry over to the classroom.

“The coaches accept the consequences of their actions including being relieved of their coaching positions and the public scrutiny that has followed. They also acknowledge that the corporation does not condone reprimands or punishments that result or may result in physical injury as a part of our extracurricular programs.”

Following the incident in question last Wednesday, the school held a parent and athlete meeting on Thursday to discuss the controversy.

Text Only
School News
  • Audra Vanderbush.jpg MEET THE TEACHER

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Tri-West announces honor roll Tri-West Hendricks High School has announced the first nine weels of the second semester honor roll. Ninth grade all As -- Michaela Suzanne Althoff, Matthew Bradley Chinn, Casey Michael Coll, Justin Dmitri Davis, Brady Daniel Dean, Katelyn Ilene Fif

    April 14, 2014

  • Frank Meyer recognized in DC as Indiana Assistant Principal of the Year Frank Meyer, assistant principal at Avon High School, traveled to Washington, D.C. last week to be honored as the Indiana Assistant Principal of the Year as part of the NASSP/Virco National and State Assistant Principals of the Year Program. During h

    April 14, 2014

  • HCF 4-5 skl scholarships pic 2 Two HC residents receive Kiwanis-Nextgear Scholarships Daniel J. Fesenmeier of Brownsburg and Matt Gregory of Avon were two of five high school seniors and boys' basketball players who received scholarships from the Kiwanis Club of Indianapolis, sponsored by NextGear Capitol, at the 68th annual Indiana S

    April 8, 2014 2 Photos

  • HCF 4-5 skl all my sons pic 1 'All My Sons' coming to PHS

    Plainfield High School presents Arthur Miller's "All My Sons" at 7 p.m. April 11 and 2 p.m. April 12. "All My Sons" was crafted by Miller over the course of several years, and features many of the same themes as one of his other best-known works, "De

    April 8, 2014 1 Photo

  • Outstanding high school seniors to be recognized Gov. Mike Pence will recognize two outstanding high school seniors this spring for their exemplary performance in math and science. One male and one female student will be selected for the Indiana Mr. and Miss Math/Science honor, and each will receiv

    April 8, 2014

  • Mill Creek East announces honor roll Mill Creek East Elementary School has released the names of honor roll students for the third nine-week grading period of the school year. Students making the cut are: Fifth grade, all As -- Charlie Campbell, Halle Cansdale, Laney Collier, David Cook

    April 8, 2014

  • Hendricks County students to participate in 500 Festival For the 11th year, thousands of Hoosier fourth-graders will learn about Indiana's legendary motorsports culture through the 500 Festival and Indianapolis 500 Education Program, presented by Indiana University Health. Several Hendricks County elementa

    April 8, 2014

  • Lauren Heckman.jpg MEET THE TEACHER

    April 8, 2014 1 Photo

  • DCHS class hosts Meet the Candidates Danville Community High School's government class will be hosting a "Meet the Candidates Night" on April 21, starting at 6:30 p.m. It will be held in the auditorium at the school, 100 Warrior Way, and will include candidates for Hendricks County sher

    March 31, 2014

House Ads
Hendricks County Marquee
Email News Sign Up
Facebook
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Poll

New poll question: Will you be attending this year’s Indianapolis 500?

Yes
No
Undecded
     View Results
AP Video
Raw: More Than 100,000 Gather for Easter Sunday Raw: Greeks Celebrate Easter With "Rocket War" Police Question Captain, Crew on Ferry Disaster Raw: Orthodox Christians Observe Easter Rite Ceremony Marks 19th Anniversary of OKC Bombing Raw: Four French Journalists Freed From Syria Raw: Massive 7.2 Earthquake Rocks Mexico Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Must Read