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Harmon School Choir Concert Craddock 2nd Grade Dads and Donuts Craddock 1st Grade Dads and Donuts Congratulations to Robbie Taylor who qualified for the State Cross Country Championships as a Division I runner. Service Learning Class' Veterans Day Breakfast at AHS The AHS Unaccompanied Minors Performed During the Service Learning Class' Veterans Day Breakfast Leighton Fall Festival Parade Congratulations to the Boys' Soccer Team on a Fantastic Season and a Semifinal Appearance Leighton Students Pose with Astronaut Sunita L. Williams while at Young Astronaut Day at NASA Harmon Students at Washington, D.C. Go Greenmen! Class of 2019 Float In honor of National Make A Difference Day, 1st Grade Teacher Katie McArthur's class collected canned goods for the Aurora Food Pantry Congratulations to AHS Homecoming King Henry Rees and Queen Sofia Palma Both AHS and Avon Lake Girls Soccer Team's Joined Together on the Field to Form the Pink Breast Cancer Ribbon in Support of Cancer Awareness Month.
Lots of Smiles at the Leighton Ice Cream Social Lauren Skonieczny's 2nd Grade Class Math Practice Thunder Over Aurora 2017 Ms. McArthur's Class received a visit from Officer Rob on Patriot's Day Welcome to new Board member Miriam Conner.  Congratulations. Lady Greenmen Soccer Team 9/11 Game Opening Ceremony honoring those who serve. AHS Tenth Grade Students On The First Day of School AHS HIghlights at Cedar Point AHS Students On Their First Day Back For Classes Welcome to Craddock School! AHS Eleventh Grade Students On The First Day of School Aurora School Board President Gerald Kohanski Leads the City of Aurora's 4th of July Parade as Grand Marshal AHS Students On Their First Day Back For Classes Madi Smith, Sakurako Reed, and Amairani Chavez Created a Mural at AHS During Their Senior Internship Under the Direction of Sean Berrodin The AHS Marching Band Performs During The City of Aurora 4th of July Parade

Aurora City School District News

AHS EARNS MOMENTUM AWARD 2017 FROM ODE Momentum Award Logo with Upward Arrows

Aurora High School has recently earned the Momentum Award 2017 from the Ohio Department of Education (ODE).  The award recognizes schools for earning A’s on every value-added measure on the 2016-2017 Report Card.  The value added is a measure of growth and not overall achievement, making this award much more difficult to attain.  Congratulations!


DOG TREAT SALE GOING ON NOW ~ Great for Gifts! Stack of colored dog treat bones

Emily Hilker and her class are sponsoring their yearly Dog Treat Sale for staff members and students at Leighton School.  After shopping for all the ingredients, the kids have been busy baking, decorating and bagging these homemade treats. The funds raised will be used for classroom field trips, activities and resources. A donation will also be made to Camp Sunshine! 

The treat sale runs from December 6 - 19, 2017.  If you would like to order dog treats, please call Ms. Hilker’s room at 330-954-2203 (10:15 – 11:00 and 11:30 – 1:30) or Mrs. Harwood’s room at 330-954-2499 (9:30 – 10:30).  Email orders can be sent to ehilker@aurora-schools.org. Please make checks payable to Aurora City Schools and thank you for your support.  

Dog Treat Bags include:

Small bags $2.00; Large bags $4.00                                     


AURORA CITY SCHOOLS’ 2017 HOLIDAY CONCERT SCHEDULE Holiday Concerts 2017

The Aurora City Schools will be hosting a variety of holiday concerts in December. These will be a prelude to our winter break and are sure to get us all into the holiday spirit!  The dates/time schedule can be found under "Read More" below. 

We hope you enjoy these programs and the upcoming holidays!


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ELEMENTARY SCHOOL HOLIDAY SHOPS ~ December 2017 Holiday Shop in red with green bow O

Leighton, Craddock, and Miller Elementary Schools will be holding holiday shops to give students a wonderful opportunity to choose items for their family members and proudly give as gifts during the holidays.  The shops will be filled with quality items for family members and pets offered at very reasonable prices.

The dates for each building are as follows:

Leighton School:  December 4-8

Craddock School:  December 11-13

Miller School:  December 14-15


AHS WINTER 2017-18 EXAM SCHEDULE Exam Schedule in Yellow

Please see the link below for the Aurora High School Winter 2017-18 exam schedule.

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AURORA ORCHESTRA MARKS 20TH ANNIVERSARY WITH A CELEBRATION AOA Logo

This year marks the 20th Anniversary of the Aurora Orchestra.   As a part of our celebration we are inviting all Aurora Orchestra Alumni to play with the high school orchestra at our Winter Concert on December 15, 2017.   We will continue the celebration after the concert with a reception for alumni with the location to be determined.  If you are interested in participating in either event, please click on the signup genius button listed below.

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CABLE 9 SPOTLIGHT ON AURORA SCHOOLS HOLIDAY SHOW – Highlights Philanthropy Clip Art Spotlights Black and Yellow

The district’s Cable 9 television show Spotlight on Aurora Schools this month will feature some of the philanthropic giving projects that take place during the holidays. Host Pat Ciccantelli talks with Craddock/Miller School Counselor, Tammy Mazzella, and Aurora High School Spanish Teacher, Melissa Foster, who discuss the many philanthropic events that are planned.  Tune in to your local Cable 9 Channel 1023 (Aurora) or go to www.cable9.org to learn more about the many wonderful charitable acts our staff and students participate in.


AHS GRADUATION ANNOUNCEMENT ORDERS CLASS OF 2018 Jostens Blue Logo

Graduation announcements customized for Aurora High School Class of 2018 are available for purchase now through December 31, 2017. Orders may be placed via mail using the Josten's information packet or online at Jostens.com. For orders placed after December 31, 2017, there is no guarantee that you will receive our custom class announcement. There is a photo HERE of this year's announcement that will be printed in green and silver.


LOCAL CABLE 9 PROGRAMMING MOVING CHANNELS Cable 9 logo

As Spectrum Cable completes its move from analog to complete digital service, the channel for Cable 9 has moved to channel 1021.  Programming for local city channels have also moved.  The cities of Aurora, Macedonia, Northfield Center, Reminderville, and Twinsburg Township can be found at Channel 1023, while Sagamore Hills and Twinsburg can now be seen on Channel 1022.  You can also watch Cable 9 programming, including the Aurora Schools’ Spotlight on Aurora Schools show, online at cable9.org.


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Upcoming Events & Calendar

Dec
11
Craddock Holiday Shop
@Craddock Elementary School
12/11/2017 - 12/13/2017
Dec
12
Excel TECC Opportunity Day
@Mayfield High School
Tuesday, 12/12/2017
Dec
12
Harmon Band Concert
@AHS Auditorium
Tuesday, 12/12/2017
Dec
14
Miller Holiday Shop
@Miller Elementary School
12/14/2017 - 12/15/2017
Dec
15
AHS Orchestra Concert/20th Anniversay Celebration
@AHS Auditorium
Friday, 12/15/2017
Dec
16
National Honor Society Parents Night Out
@AHS
Saturday, 12/16/2017
Dec
18
AHS Exams
@AHS
12/18/2017 - 12/20/2017
Dec
18
Preschool Holiday Concert
@Miller Elementary School
Monday, 12/18/2017
Dec
18
Leighton Vocal Music Concert
@Leighton Elementary School
Monday, 12/18/2017
Dec
18
Board of Education Meeting
@AHS Media Center
Monday, 12/18/2017
Dec
19
Leighton Orchestra Concert ~ 4th Grade
@AHS Auditorium
Tuesday, 12/19/2017
Dec
19
Leighton Orchestra Concert ~ 5th Grade
@AHS Auditorium
Tuesday, 12/19/2017
Dec
20
Preschool - Grade 5 Winter Festivals
@School Buildings
Wednesday, 12/20/2017
Dec
21
Teacher Records Day ~ NO SCHOOL
@District
Thursday, 12/21/2017
Dec
21
WINTER BREAK
@District
12/21/2017 - 1/2/2018
Jan
03
Classes Resume
@District
Wednesday, 1/3/2018

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AURORA ALUMNI ~ CAITLIN HOULAHAN

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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.

AURORA ALUMNI ~ BYRON SPRUELL

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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.

 

AURORA ALUMNI ~ RUSS BENNETT

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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.

AURORA ALUMNI ~ TOM CURTIS

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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

AURORA ALUMNI ~ KALEY ANN VOORHEES

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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.