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WELCOME BACK TO A GREAT YEAR! First Day Back at School at Craddock Elementary Summer Band Camp 2018 The Football Team Prepares for the Upcoming Season with a Scrimmage Against Willoughby South AHS Veterans Stadium Track and Field Replacement Project The new AHS Veterans Stadium Track & Field The Aurora Band Flag Girls

Aurora City School District News


The first day of classes for all students (except Preschool and Kindergarten) attending the Aurora City School District is Wednesday, August 15, 2018.  

Kindergarten classes will begin for students with their last name beginning with A-L on Wednesday, August 15, 2018.  The first day of classes for Kindergarten students with their last name beginning with M-Z is Thursday, August 16, 2018.  All Kindergarten students attend classes on Friday, August 17, 2018.

All Preschool student’s first day of classes will be Monday, August 20, 2018.

HARMON SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE SCHEDULE FOR 2018-19 SCHOOL YEAR "Back To School Open House" Written on Black Chalkboard in White and Red Chalk

Harmon Middle School will be holding an evening Open House for parents of students in each of the grade levels. This gives parents the opportunity to tour the school, follow their student’s class schedule, meet the teachers and gain valuable information for the coming school year.

Below is a listing of the dates and times that each grade level will hold their open house:

6th Grade

August 15, 2018 ~ 6:30 p.m.

7th Grade

August 21, 2018 ~ 6:30 p.m.

8th Grade

August 23, 2018 ~ 6:30 p.m.

AURORA CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT’S 2018-19 SCHOOL SUPPLY LISTS AVAILABLE ON-LINE School Supplies 2018 - 2019 with a school bus and scissors inside a red and grey border

School supply lists for the 2018-19 school year are available on-line for students in grades Preschool - 8.

There is no school supply list for Aurora High School students.  Each teacher will inform their students as to what materials they will need for class at either new student orientation or the first day of class. It is recommended that all high school students come prepared with basic school supplies, such as spiral notebook paper, folders, pencils, and pens, on the first day of school and the calculator that corresponds with the math class they are taking.  (Integrated Math 1 BLOCK or Integrated Math 1- Graphic Calculator TI 83+ or TI 84+ (TI 89 is not recommended). 

To find your student's supply list, please click Read More below or go to the Aurora Schools’ website homepage and then go to either the Parent Portal or Student Portal at the top of the page.  Scroll down to the School Supply Lists title to find each grade level listed and select.

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IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS FOR 7th & 12th GRADE STUDENTS ~ 2018-19 SCHOOL YEAR Word "Immunizations"  in Black with Two Clipart Medical Bottles and a Syringe in Purple, Yellow and Blue Tints

The immunization requirements for students in the 7th and 12th grades can be found below.

All students entering the 7th grade are required to have one dose of meningococcal vaccine (also known as MCV4, Menveo or Menactra) in addition to one dose of Tdap (Tetanus, diptheria, and acellular pertussis).

All students entering the 12th grade are required to have a 2nd dose of meningococcal vaccine prior to entry. If the first dose of MCV4 was administered on or after the 16th birthday, a second dose is not required.

AURORA SCHOOLS’ PTO KALAHARI RESORT FUNDRAISER Kalahari Resort logo with blue elephant above and name in blue below

Mark your calendar to take a break.  The Aurora Schools’ PTO is sponsoring a Kalahari Resort Fundraiser that supports your school while having fun with your family at the Kalahari Resort on Saturday, September 22, 2018.  Rooms are ONLY $149 and feature two Queen beds.  The price includes Waterpark passes.  A portion from EACH room booked will benefit the Aurora City School District PTOs.  Ask for the AURORA CITY SCHOOLS’ GROUP RATE when making reservations and be sure to BOOK EARLY to avoid being shut out.  

RESERVATIONS: 1-877-525-2427

Click HERE for Kalahari Fundraiser Flyer

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Upcoming Events & Calendar

Preschool/Kindergarten Begins for Last Names M-Z
@Miller Elementary School
Thursday, 8/16/2018
All Kindergarten Students Attend
@Miller Elementary School
Friday, 8/17/2018
No Preschool Student Attendance
@Miller Elementary School
Friday, 8/17/2018
All Preschool Students Attend
@Miller Elementary School
Monday, 8/20/2018
7th Grade Open House
@Harmon Middle School
Tuesday, 8/21/2018
Aurora High School Open House
Wednesday, 8/22/2018
8th Grade Open House
@Harmon Middle School
Thursday, 8/23/2018
Board of Education Meeting
@AHS Media Center
Monday, 8/27/2018
Harmon Magazine Sale Kickoff
@Harmon Middle School
Tuesday, 8/28/2018
Aurora High School Picture Day
Wednesday, 8/29/2018
Foster Brown Reading Celebration
@Craddock Elementary School
Thursday, 8/30/2018
No Preschool Student Attendance
@Miller Elementary School
Friday, 8/31/2018
Labor Day ~ NO SCHOOL
@District School Buildings
Monday, 9/3/2018
Harmon School Picture Day
@Harmon Middle School
Tuesday, 9/4/2018
Harmon/High PTO Welcome Night
Wednesday, 9/5/2018

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Notre Dame Cathedral Latin Social Studies Department Chairperson Molly Schneider (nee Kudley), who graduated from Aurora High School in 2002, has been named one of 53 teachers in the entire country—and the only one from Ohio—to win the prestigious and highly competitive James Madison Foundation Memorial Fellowship.

Madison Memorial Fellowships recognize promising and distinguished teachers by enhancing their knowledge of the origins and development of American constitutional government so that they can take the lead in educating secondary school students about our nation’s constitutional heritage.  Schneider’s Madison Fellowship includes a stipend of $24,000 to be used toward an advanced degree focused on the history and principles of the United States Constitution. She and other fellows will also participate in a four-week institute on the U.S. Constitution at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. next summer.

Schneider is the daughter of Barb and John Kudley of Aurora, Ohio and lives with her husband Matt in the Four Seasons development along with their son Ben who will be starting Kindergarten in the fall.


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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.



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Former Aurora Schools’ Superintendent Russ Bennett began attending the Aurora Schools when he was in 2nd grade.  He then pursued a career in the field of education and became a teacher, coach, principal and later superintendent in the Aurora City Schools.  After 31 years spent in the district, Bennett moved on to accept a leadership position with the Educational Service Center of Cuyahoga County as the District Leadership Director in 2015.  Bennett was instrumental in leading the district to the highest educational ranks on local, state and national levels.


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Tom Curtis, an AHS alumni from the Class of 1966, was a Class All-Ohio quarterback for the high school football team.  He went on to attend the University of Michigan where he quarterbacked the all-freshman team.  Curtis was then moved to the position of safety and played from 1967-69.  He broke the University of Michigan’s record for interceptions in a game, season and career with none of them being broken.  He also had a career total of 431 return yards off of interceptions that broke the NCAA record set in the 1940’s.

After college, Curtis was drafted in the 14th round by the Baltimore Colts during the 1970 NFL Draft.  He played for the Colts’ from 1970-71 which included their Super Bowl winning team.  Curtis went on to play for the Los Angeles Rams and the Miami Dolphins before retiring in 1973.  He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2005.  In the Land of 10’s Top 100 Big Ten football players of the last 100 years, Curtis ranks at #90.

Curtis owns one of the nation’s largest privately owned publishing companies, Curtis Publishing Company which publishes Steelers Digest and River Cities Gazette


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Kaley Ann Voorhees, an Aurora High School 2012 graduate, began her Broadway career in 2014 playing the coveted alternate role of Christine Daae in the “Phantom of the Opera.”  She just recently starred in the Hal Prince Broadway musical “Prince of Broadway” where she took on the roles of Maria in West Side Story, Magnolia in Showboat, Young Phyllis in Follies and Amy in Company.  She previously appeared in the Aurora High School production “Annie Get Your Gun” as the character Annie Oakley.


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Caitlin Houlahan, a graduate of Aurora High School (2009) and Baldwin Wallace University (2014), made her Broadway debut in October of 2016.  She has earned a Cleveland Critics Circle Award for Best Actress in a Musical in the title role of Carrie at the Beck Center.  She portrayed the waitress Dawn in the play Waitress. Her stage credits include Bridges of Madison County, Parade, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Theory of Relativity and Carrie.  She made her television debut in NBC’s Peter Pan Live! as Jane.  Houlihan can be seen in the final season of HBO’s Girls.