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THUNDER OVER AURORA ~ A Marching Band Spectacular Aurora Bands Logo

Aurora Veterans Memorial Stadium

Saturday, September 23, 2017

7:00 p.m.

The booming sound of marching bands, trumpets blaring and drums pounding will be heard throughout Aurora High School’s Veterans Memorial Stadium on Saturday, September 23, 2017. The annual Aurora Marching Band Spectacular entitled, “Thunder Over Aurora” will begin at 7:00 p.m.

Aurora will host five guest marching bands:  Chardon, James A. Garfield, Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin, and Streetsboro.  Our own Aurora High School Marching Band will wind up the evening’s entertainment.  This annual marching band performance gives guests the unique opportunity to hear bands that they may not normally get a chance to hear.

Ticket Information

Pre-Sale $6.00/At Gate $8.00/Children 3 & under are free

Pre-Sale tickets are available on-line at www.aurorabands.com, at Mazzulo’s Market or from any band student..  Please make checks payable to Aurora Band Boosters. 

If you have any questions, contact aurorabandboosters@gmail.com

View the Thunder Over Aurora flyer here


The Harmon School Beta Club is sponsoring a hurricane relief fund that is collecting items for those who were affected by Hurricane Harvey.  Items that can be accepted are: blankets, flashlights, batteries, pillowcases, paper towels, brooms and trash bags.  Bins will be located in the cafeteria for each grade.  The grade who donates the most will receive a prize.  The collection will end on Monday, September 25, 2017.  Thank you for your donation.

HURRICANE HARVEY ~ Lending A Helping Hand Hurricane Harvey

Miller and Craddock Elementary Schools have been matched with Helms Elementary School in Houston, TX to lend a helping hand.  They have 480 students who were affected by Hurricane Harvey.  The students are in need of school supplies.  If you are able to make a donation, please click here for more information and a list of items needed.  Donations will be collected until September 25, 2017.  Thank you for your caring and generosity.

CRADDOCK SCHOOL PICTURE DAY ~ Tuesday, September 26, 2017 Picture Day with camera

Parents, save time and order your student’s school photographs online from Ripcho Studios by clicking on the Order Online Button below.  You can also download the flyer, print it out and return it to the school on Picture Day enclosed in an envelope with your payment.

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MILLER SCHOOL PICTURE DAY ~ Wednesday, September 27, 2017 Picture Day with flower border

Parents, save time and order your student’s school photographs online from Ripcho Studios by clicking on the Order Online Button below.  You can also download the flyer, print it out and return it to the school on Picture Day enclosed in an envelope with your payment.

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SPECIAL SERVICES PCF ~ Wednesday, September 27, 2017 Special Services Word over beige background

The Special Services Department will be holding this year’s first Special Services Parent Communication Forum (PCF) on Wednesday, September 27, 2017.  It will be held from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in the Leighton Media Center. 

At 6:30 p.m., Christy Roshong will provide a brief review of the district's yearly allocation of federal funds related to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Attendees will have the opportunity to offer comments and feedback. This is a meeting the district is required to hold annually because we receive federal funds related to serving students with special needs. 

From 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., district Occupational Therapist Alisa Deininger, will share her expertise on emotional wellness and the importance of developing the skill of self-regulation.  Participants will have the opportunity to learn about each physical/emotional state or "zone" a child can be in, and develop strategies that can be used to help a child learn self-control and self-care of their behavior and emotions.  This is Alisa's follow-up to her PCF presentation last year.  We are excited to dive deeper into this topic this school year!

AHS VOLLEYBALL TEAM HOSTING 2017 VOLLEY FOR THE CURE ~ October 3, 2017 Volley for a cure pink logo

Pass. Set. CURE!  The AHS Volleyball team will be hosting a 2017 Volley For The Cure event on October 3, 2017 during the Freshman, JV and Varsity games beginning at 4:30 p.m.  Join the teams (including Highland) for a bake sale, gift basket raffle, games/prizes and more.  Free admission for students with a donation or wearing the Volley for Cure Spirit Shirt.  Spirit shirts will be sold at lunch during the week of September 25, 2017.  All proceeds will go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.  We hope to see you at this special event!

Please click here for more a detailed informational flyer.


The Miller Elementary School Integrated Preschool Community Peer Application and Selection Process will be taking place for the 2018-19 school year.   Applications will be available until October 31, 2017 in the Miller School office and at the link below.  Please return the application to the Miller School Secretary on or before October 31, 2017. 

The lottery numbers will be drawn on November 3rd, 2017 and you will be notified by mail of your lottery number.  

Please click on the links below for more detailed information and the application form.  If you have any questions, please contact the Miller School office at 330-562-6199.

Integrated Preschool Program Brochure

Preschool Community Peer Screening Lottery Guidelines 2018-2019

Preschool Community Peer Application 2018-19


The 2017 Aurora Borealis yearbooks have arrived.  Graduates of the Class of 2017 will receive their yearbooks via US Postal service within the next 2 1/2 weeks.  The books have been mailed from our printing company in Kansas and are a little slow to arrive as they are shipped at book rate.

If your Graduate does not receive his/her book by the first week of October, please contact Mrs. Wiemken at kwiemken@aurora-schools.org.

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A few extra copies of the Yearbook are available for purchase if you did not order a book.  The cost is $60 payable in cash or money order only.  

Please contact Mrs. Wiemken at kwiemken@aurora-schools.org if you are interested in purchasing one of the few extra copies available.  They are going fast!


By now you should have received the information packets on the school fundraiser with Yankee Candles. This is a huge fundraiser for our school so any order is appreciated! There are three ways to participate this year:

1. The catalog that was sent home last week.  You have until 10/2 to complete your order form and send it back to school. Product pick up will be the week of 10/23. More details to come!

2. You can order online at www.yankeecandlefundraising.com through 01/2018!!!

If you order online, go to the link, scroll down until you see the two boxes. One will be for About Yankee Candle Fundraising and Start ShoppingUnder the Start Shopping box, enter the group # 990016538 then click on start shopping!! Make sure to mention your student's name at check out to get credit for the order!!

3. There is also a Yankee Candle Fundraiser App available for Android and Apple devices.

If you have any questions please contact kelliannsutter@gmail.com 

AHS FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL PHOTOS 2017-18 Photo of AHS students holding first day grade signs

Check out the student photos of the first day of school 2017-18 at AHS.  Find them in the AHS Photo Galleries under Quick Links.



Save time and order your student’s school photographs online from Ripcho Studios by clicking on the Order Online Button below.

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Heinen’s Grocery Stores offer community fundraising for local schools.  As a member of Heinen’s Tasteful Reward Program, you can help the school of your choice earn money through their Teaming Up for Education School Donation Program.  Up to 1% of your qualified purchases made from September through April will be donated to our schools by Heinen’s.

It is never too late to sign up!  Go to www.heinensrewards.com, call customer relations at 1-855-475-2300 ext. 2337 or stop by the customer service desk inside the store to participate.  Even if you have registered in years past, you must relink your card every year.   The PTO’s received $8,210 from Heinen's last year!  Thank you in advance for supporting the Harmon/High PTO and Elementary PTO.

Also, Box Tops contests are currently taking place at Miller, Craddock, Leighton and Harmon
Schools.  Please submit your Box Tops on a collection sheet or in a Ziploc bag with your child's name to the school's office by Friday, September 29th. Great prizes will be awarded! 

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AURORA BAND CALENDAR SALE ~ Now Available at Mazzulo's Market Band Calendar Events

The Aurora High School Band will be selling their CALENDAR OF EVENTS door-to-door on Monday, July 31, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  Calendars are $10 each. In addition, you can purchase this school calendar (an essential planning aid) after the door-to-door sales event ends at Mazzulo's Market in Aurora through the month of September.  

Thank you for your support!

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Upcoming Events & Calendar

Thunder Over Aurora
@Veterans Stadium
Saturday, 9/23/2017
Board of Education Meeting
Monday, 9/25/2017
Craddock School Picture Day
@Craddock Elementary School
Tuesday, 9/26/2017
Miller School Picture Day
@Miller Elementary School
Wednesday, 9/27/2017
Academic Letter Awards
Tuesday, 10/3/2017
PSAT & Pre-ACT Registration Ends
Wednesday, 10/4/2017
Harmon School Family Breakfast
@Harmon Commons
Friday, 10/6/2017
AOA Barn Party & Hayride
@Moore Farms
Friday, 10/6/2017
AHS Marching Band To Hudson Band Show
@Hudson Stadium
Friday, 10/6/2017

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AURORA ALUMNI ~ Caitlin Houlahan

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Aurora Alumni Caitlin Houlahan made her television debut in NBC's Peter Pan Live! as Jane and made her Broadway debut in Waitress in the role of Dawn. Houlahan graduated from AHS in 2009 and went on to graduate from the music theater program with a Bachelors of Music from Baldwin Wallace University in 2014. She has earned a Cleveland Critics Circle Award for Best Actress in a Musical in the title role of Carrie at the Beck Center.



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Byron Spruell, an Aurora Alumni, was named President of League Operations for the National Basketball Association (NBA) in 2016. Spruell, who graduated from AHS in 1983, was named Homecoming King and was Co-Valedictorian of his class.  He was active in basketball and football earning All CVC First Team recognition for football and receiving the US Army Scholar Athlete Award for Portage County.  He was named as an Aurora High School Distinguished Alumni in 2001. Spruell graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Prior to being named the NBA President of League Operations, Spruell spent 20 years as the Vice Chairman, Central Region Market Leader at Deloitte LLP.