Congratulations AHS 2016 Outstanding Greenmen Award Winners and Chosen Educator Honorees Craddock students, Mario and Bella, appeared on the FOX8 Coffee Break segment with Kristi Capel & Wayne Dawson NHS Students in Costume for Princess Prom Mrs Parker's 3rd Grade Class Shredding on Their Guitars in Mrs. Girbino's Art Class Miss McArthur's 1st Grade Class Reunion Party for Seniors. The Harmon School Family Breakfast Started the Day Off Right. AOA Steak N Strings Concert  Harmon School's Musical The Little Mermaid Jr. Leighton School Bowling Club Philip C. won a gold medal from the Zaner Bloser cursive writing contest.  Alisa Deininger helped him with the entry. This year's ILEP Scholars have been enjoying a wonderful learning experience at AHS Kindergartener's Are 100 Days Smarter Dads & Donuts Shawn Reilly's Canstruction Creation Happy Valentine's Day Congratulations to Josh Burger, A. J. Kimes, Nick Malinowski, Jake Martell, and Vinny Verbiar who are pictured  at their NCAA National Letter of Intent Day Signing Ceremony Donuts are fantastic! Nero the New Aurora Canine Officer Sam Iammarino Performs a Solo Most Recently Elected School Board Members - Zena Elliott (left) and Annie Grohe (right) Josh Friedler & Dakota Gray Received Scholarships from The Ohio Nursery & Landscape Association Santa/Antler Bus Competition AHS Choir Performing in Concert Harmon Robotics Team Smart Cookies won the First Lego League Solon Competition Miller School Dads & Donuts Mr. & Mrs. Bennett Attended the NHS Veterans Day Breakfast Marching Band Show Unaccompanied Minors Perform at NHS Veterans Day Breakfast Preschool Parade Harmon Washington, D.C. Trip Drummer Alex S. gets ready to perform in the marching band Washington, D.C. Harmon Family Breakfast AHS Homecoming Spirit Week Ice Cream Social at Leighton Reece DeAnna and Marc Baltes play a trumpet solo

Aurora City School District News

AURORA SCHOOLS’ PTO SPONSORS A PRESENTATION ON THE ADVERSE EFFECTS AND IMPACT OF DRUG USE

Did you know that every day over 2,000 teenagers abuse prescription drugs for the first time?  The Harmon/High PTO is sponsoring a drug forum for parents, students and community members on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 to provide information regarding the issue of drug use/abuse.  It will take place in the Aurora High School auditorium beginning at 7:00 p.m. 

Guest speakers will include Chris Reiter, an Aurora City School District’s School Resource Officer; Keith Martin, Resident Agent in Charge for the Cuyahoga County Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA); Dr. Wayne Hall, PhD., a local counselor, and Barb Oswick, a Portage County Judge.  A question and answer session will follow the presentation. 

Don’t miss this important informative presentation.


FOOD DONATIONS NEEDED ~ “Fill a Bag, Feed a Family”

Food donations for the City of Aurora’s “Fill a Bag, Feed a Family” are being sought.  For the second year, volunteers will leave plastic bags at all city resident’s front doors on April 30, 2016.  Residents can then leave their donations at their front doors where they will be picked up on May 7, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. until mid-afternoon.  Donations will then be delivered to the Aurora Food Pantry of the Volunteers of America.  For more information or to volunteer, please go to www.fillabagfeedafamily.com/aurora  Thank you to all who can donate.


MILLER SCHOOL VEHICLE DAY ~ Monday, May 2, 2016

Our students will be enjoying the Miller School Vehicle Day on Monday, May 2, 2016.  Vehicles from the Aurora Police/Fire/Parks & Recreation, the Aurora Schools, and area businesses will be in the parking lot for our students to view and interact with.  Thank you to all of the participants for helping our students get a first-hand look at these important vehicles.


LEIGHTON SCHOOL 2nd GRADE TO 3rd GRADE TRANSITION NIGHT ~ May 9, 2016

On Monday, May 9, 2016, at 6:30 p.m., Leighton Elementary School will be holding a transition meeting for parents of 2nd grade students who will be attending 3rd grade at Leighton School in the fall.  This welcoming and informational meeting will feature Leighton School’s Principal, Mr. Goodwin and Counselor, Ms. Curry, as speakers.  They will discuss the transition to 3rd grade, general expectations, answer questions and provide the opportunity for a building tour.  We look forward to meeting with you.


AHS PROM ~ May 14, 2016

This year’s AHS Prom will take place at the Bertram Inn & Conference Center located at 600 N. Aurora Road in Aurora.  It will be held from 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.  Dinner will be served from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  Prom tickets are $100/couple or $50/each and will be on sale in the Commons area during the hours of 10:23-12:39 from Monday, May 2nd - Friday, May 6th.  Guests who do not attend Aurora High School must complete a form that will be available when tickets are sold or can be picked up in the AHS office.  There will be NO tickets sold after May 6th. 

For more information, please contact Michelle Drida at 330-954-2157 or mdirda@aurora-schools.org.


NEWS FOR SENIOR CLASS OF 2016

Graduation Tickets  Each graduate will receive 5 tickets with your cap, gown and tassel at the Senior Breakfast. Students are encouraged to share tickets among themselves as much as possible. Graduates needing additional tickets can come to the Varsity Gym at 10:30am on Wednesday May 18 to pick up 2 more tickets while the supply lasts. Tickets will only be distributed to graduating seniors. 

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SENIOR CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER OF EVENTS & COMMENCEMENT PARTICIPATION INTENTIION FORM

Please click on the links below to view a Chronological Order of Events for our graduating seniors - Class of 2016 and for the Senior Commencement Participation Intention Form.

Chronological Order of Events 2016 Seniors

Commencement Participation Intention Form

Senior Family Breakfast Celebration Flyer/Order Form


LEIGHTON ROBOTICS TEAM COLLECTING USED BATTERIES

The Leighton robotics team, Infinity 318, is holding a used battery drive.  The collection will be held until the end of the school year.  Just drop off your used batteries in the boxes that can be found in front of each grade level hallway. 

Thank you for recycling!


AURORA HIGH SCHOOL ACADEMIC CHALLENGE RESULTS

Congratulations to our Quiz Bowl team contestants that participated on the NewsChannel 5 game show Academic Challenge.  Their challengers consisted of students representing Rocky River and Coventry.  Aurora came away with a score of 725 and took first place.  The Aurora Schools’ team consisted of Colin Heath, James Kristell, and Sarah Zhang and their team advisor Annie Walker.


AURORA HIGH SCHOOL RANKS AMONG THE BEST HIGH SCHOOLS 2016 BY U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

Aurora High School (AHS) has been ranked among the Best High Schools by U.S. News & World Report for 2016.  Earning this Gold Medal distinction (indicating the greatest level of college readiness) places AHS at #348 in the country among 2, 673 schools listed in the rankings report.  The gold medal rating is given to only 500 schools nationwide calculated by using College Readiness Index student performance results.  The report is derived from data submitted by more than 21,500 public high schools nationally.  To view the complete AHS overview results, click here

AHS ranked #11 in the State with only 18 districts in Ohio receiving a Gold Medal. To view the complete AHS Ohio results, click here


SENIOR YEAR 2015-16 CALENDAR AVAILABLE

Please click on the link below to view a calendar of important yearly events for our AHS graduating Class of 2016.

Senior Year 2015-16 Calendar


AHS SUMMER ACADEMY 2016

Forms for the AHS Summer Academy will be available on March 29, 2016.  They will be available on the AHS website below, in the AHS main office and in the HMS main office.  The courses are offered as follows:

Session 1 will be held from Monday, June 6 to Friday, June 24, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. to noon.  Classes will include Health, Physical Education and Art 1/Studio Art.

Session 2 will be held from Tuesday, July 5 to Monday, July 25, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. to noon.  Classes will include Personal Finance and Physical Education.

The Virtual Learning Class will be available during the same dates from 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. or from noon to 3:00 p.m.

Virtual Learning Core Curriculum Course Registration Form

Art, Health, Physical Education & Personal Finance Registration Form


NEW IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS FOR 2016-17 SCHOOL YEAR

The Portage County Health Department has released the new vaccine requirements that might affect your child. 

Beginning with the 2016-2017 school year:

All students entering the 7th grade will be 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 will be 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.

Nurses from the Portage County Health Department will be at Miller School during Kindergarten Registration (March 8, 2016) and will administer immunizations to any student under the age of 18.

For more information regarding these immunizations, please click on the links below.

Portage County Parent Immunization Letter

School Shot Clinic Flyer


LEIGHTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL NOMINATED BY ODE AS NATIONAL BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL

Congratulations to the administration, staff and students at Leighton Elementary School on their nomination by the Ohio Department of Education for the prestigious National Blue Ribbon School Award.  Leighton Elementary School is one of only 14 Ohio public schools to be nominated by the ODE for the 2016 award.  Leighton School now joins Aurora High School and Harmon Middle School as National Blue Ribbon Schools. 

Superintendent Pat Ciccantelli said, “This is a tremendous accomplishment and a great honor.  Congratulations to Paul Goodwin and the entire staff on this outstanding achievement!  We are all very proud!!”


AHS SCHOLASTIC ART & WRITING AWARDS 2016 NATIONAL SILVER KEY & OHIO GOVERNOR'S YOUTH ART EXHIBITION RECIPIENTS

Congratulations to Sean Berrodin and Brian Caponi and their students as the AHS Art Department had yet another outstanding showing at the2016 Northeast Central Ohio Scholastic Art Competition and the Ohio Governor’s Youth Art Exhibition.  The Scholastic National Silver Key Award winners this year are Karlie Hirter and Rekha Bhupatiraju.

The Ohio Governor’s Youth Art Exhibition had 23 Aurora High School students with over 70 pieces of artwork moving on to the state judging competition.   The State winners are:  Conner Bowen (2), Alyssa Korecky (3), Sakurako Reed (2), Rekha Bhupatiraju, Lexie Muhallis and Dominique Van Schie.

For a complete listing of AHS 2016 Ohio Governor’s Youth Art Exhibition student recognitions, please click on the “Read More” link below.


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GREENMEN STAMPEDE XC/TRAIL 5K & 1 MILE FUN RUN ~ July 31, 2016

Join us for the Greenmen Stampede XC/Trail 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run on July 31, 2016 at Sunny Lake Park in Aurora.  The net proceeds will benefit the Aurora City Schools Cross Country Program.  This 5k race does have a twist to it. You can either enter as an individual like any other 5k or you can create a same gender team of at least 5 members of any age group. The top 5 members will be scored just like a cross country team. Medals will be awarded to top individuals in age groups in the individual race OR the top male and female teams will be awarded in the team event

The team is hoping to raise enough money to provide two graduating seniors in memory of Tommy Dankelson and Jack Morrison.

For more information, including run times, cost, shirt sizes, etc. and the Registration Form, please click on the link below.

For online registration, go to: http://www.champracing.org/road_race_schedule

Greenmen Stampede Run Sponsorship Information

Greenmen Stampede Flyer


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Upcoming Events & Calendar

May
04
Harmon School Choir Concert
@AHS Auditorium
Wednesday, 5/4/2016
May
05
Preschool Moms & Muffins
@Miller Elementary School
Thursday, 5/5/2016
May
05
AHS PCF
@AHS
Thursday, 5/5/2016
May
05
Harmon Orchestra Concert
@AHS Auditorium
Thursday, 5/5/2016
May
06
Kindergarten Concert
@Miller Elementary School
Friday, 5/6/2016
May
09
2nd-3rd Grade Parent Meeting
@Leighton Elementary School
Monday, 5/9/2016
May
10
Harmon School Band Concert
@AHS Auditorium
Tuesday, 5/10/2016
May
11
Excel TECC Senior Sendoff
@
Wednesday, 5/11/2016
May
12
AHS Academic Awards Night
@AHS Auditorium
Thursday, 5/12/2016
May
16
6th Grade Camp Week
@Camp Location
5/16/2016 - 5/20/2016
May
16
Board of Education Meeting
@AHS Media Center
Monday, 5/16/2016
May
17
Senior Breakfast
@AHS Commons
Tuesday, 5/17/2016
May
17
Leighton School Band Concert
@AHS
Tuesday, 5/17/2016
May
18
Senior Symposium
@AHS
Wednesday, 5/18/2016
May
18
Craddock Family Night
@Craddock Elementary School
Wednesday, 5/18/2016

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