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Superintendent Pat Ciccantelli (left) and AHS Principal Paul Milcetich (right) were presented with a new podium donated by the Class of 1976 Reunion Committee. All are invited to attend the January 22, 2018 Board Meeting in the Aurora High School Media Center at 7:00 p.m. Congratulations to our Signing Day Athletes (left to right): Mason Copley, Gavin Blunt, Kelci Fleming, Joe Capretta and Evan Fromwiller.
Superintendent Pat Ciccantelli (left) and James Reinart from Ganley Chevrolet of Aurora shake hands after Reinart presented a donation to the ACSD for $19,000. The Holiday Shops (Craddock School above) were a hit. 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

INCOMING FRESHMAN/PARENT ORIENTATION ~ Thursday, January 25, 2018 Freshman Orientation with Green Background

An Incoming Freshman/Parent Orientation program will take place at Aurora High School on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 7:00p.m.  Please join us for a very informative evening and a great opportunity to have your questions answered.


SPECIAL SERVICES PCF ~ January 31, 2018 ~ 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. special services word in white on green board

This month's Special Services PCF will feature Melissa McClain, the Community Education Program Coordinator at Akron’s Children’s Hospital.  She will be presenting Reducing Childhood Stress: A Presentation for Parents on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at Leighton School.  Parents will walk away with a strong understanding of stress and practical tools to reduce stress in their children and encourage relaxation. 

Please click HERE to view a flyer with more information about McClain and her presentation topic.


NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY’S PRINCESS PROM AWAITS – February 3, 2018 Pink Princess Crown

All pre-K through 5th grade princesses are cordially invited to attend the National Honor Society sponsored Princess Prom accompanied by their King or Queen.  The ball will take place on Saturday, February 3, 2018 from 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.  Please RSVP by January 26, 2018 in order to receive your invitation!  This year the ball is proudly sponsored in part by Allstate Integrity Insurance Agency and Elevation Dance Studio. 

The Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique will be offered during the day at Aurora High School from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. so that the princesses can get ready for the ball.  The princesses can have their hair styled for $15.00 and their nails painted for $5.00.  For more information about this event, please click on the invitation link below.  Sign up for the boutique by emailing princessprom2018@gmail.com.  We look forward to seeing all the princesses at the Prom.

Princess Prom 2018 Invitation


“KICK OFF TO KINDERGARTEN” AT MILLER SCHOOL ~ Tuesday, February 6, 2018 Kindergarten word with each letter a different color

It’s time to think about the next school year already!  Miller Elementary School’s “Kick Off to Kindergarten” program for the upcoming Kindergarten class (Class of 2031) will be held at Miller School on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 beginning at 7:00 p.m.

This is an informational meeting for parents of students entering kindergarten for the 2018-19 school year and will outline the Kindergarten program and procedures for registering kindergarten students.  During this meeting parents will receive their registration packet with important dates, required documents needed and instructions on how to complete and return the registration papers.

In the Aurora School District, a child who is five on or before September 30th is eligible for Kindergarten. If you have any questions, please contact the Miller School office.


HARMON SCHOOL RED CROSS PINT SIZE BLOOD DRIVE ~ Friday, February 23, 2018 American Red Cross word with red cross

Harmon Middle School is hosting a blood drive for the American Red Cross.  It will take place on Friday, February 23. Be sure to ask your parents and relatives to participate in this good cause.  8th graders will earn one Data Assignment for each donor recruited.  They can get up to two Data Assignments.  7th graders will earn five Bio Bucks for each donor.  They can receive up to 10 Bio Bucks.  6th graders will receive tickets for each donor recruited. Students, you were given an information sheet in your report cards, so be sure to look at that for more information.


HEINEN’S TEAMING UP FOR EDUCATION PROGRAM Heinen's Teaming Up For Education Green Logo

Through Heinen's Teaming Up for Education program, Heinen's will donate up to 1% of your eligible purchases.  The reward period is September through April and is retroactive to the first day of program!  To register, simply stop by the Heinen’s customer service desk and tell them you would like to sign up for the Teaming Up for Education program or register at www.heinensrewards.com.  Select "my school" from the School Donation Program under Quick Links at the bottom of the webpage and choose an Aurora School.   You must designate a school every year.  Thank you for your continued support!

At Harmon School there is a Heinen's Teaming Up for Education Contest.   Currently, Harmon has 49 supporters, if we reach 150 supporters by January 31st, the whole school will have an ice cream party during lunch!    


PTO JANUARY BOX TOP CONTESTS ~ Grades Preschool - 8 Box Top For Education in Pink

During the month of January, there will be PTO contests for grades Preschool-8th. Individual winner contests will be run at the Miller, Craddock and Leighton. As always, there will be great prizes! 

At Harmon from January 8-January 31st, there will be a classroom contest.  Sixth and Eighth graders should turn their Box Tops into their homeroom teachers, while Seventh graders should turn them into their 2nd period teachers. The classroom with the most Box Tops per grade will win a juice/donut party!  AHS students can turn in Box Tops at the Book Store for FREE candy! Just a reminder that expired Box Tops will not be counted.  Also, Box Tops are always collected at all school offices, as well as, the Aurora Library throughout the entire year. 


AURORA CITY SCHOOLS' TWO-HOUR DELAY PROCEDURES School Delays Sign

In accordance with the Aurora City School District’s Procedures for Emergency School Closing, the use of a delayed school opening may be utilized in the event of inclement weather.

Under the two-hour delay, the school day will be modified; however, the school day will end at the usual time.  To view the high school and middle school building’s delayed start class schedules, please click on the links below.

Harmon School Delayed Start Class Schedule

Leighton School Delayed Start Class Schedule

Craddock School Delayed Start Class Schedule

Miller School Delayed Start Class Schedule

As with school closings, the announcement of a school opening delay will be broadcast on television and radio stations and this announcement could begin as early as 5:00 a.m.

Please click on “Read More” below to view the transportation adjustments that will be made when a two-hour delay is implemented.


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Upcoming Events & Calendar

Jan
25
Incoming Freshman Orientation
@AHS
Thursday, 1/25/2018
Jan
26
Harmon Open Mic Night
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Friday, 1/26/2018
Jan
27
OMEA High School Solo & Ensemble
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Saturday, 1/27/2018
Feb
01
Harmon School Musical
@AHS Auditorium
Thursday, 2/1/2018
Feb
02
Harmon School Musical
@AHS Auditorium
Friday, 2/2/2018
Feb
03
Princess Prom
@AHS
Saturday, 2/3/2018
Feb
06
Leighton School Conferences
@Leighton Elementary School
Tuesday, 2/6/2018
Feb
06
Kick Off to Kindergarten
@Miller Elementary School
Tuesday, 2/6/2018
Feb
12
NHS Induction Ceremony
@AHS
Monday, 2/12/2018
Feb
14
Preschool Valentine's Day Parties
@Miller Elementary School
Wednesday, 2/14/2018
Feb
15
Harmon School PCF
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Thursday, 2/15/2018
Feb
16
Teacher In-Service Day - NO SCHOOL
@District
Friday, 2/16/2018
Feb
19
President's Day - NO SCHOOL
@District
Monday, 2/19/2018
Feb
20
Harmon School Winter Sports Awards
@Harmon Middle School
Tuesday, 2/20/2018
Feb
21
AHS Parent/Teacher Conferences
@AHS
Wednesday, 2/21/2018
Feb
22
AHS Band Concert
@AHS Auditorium
Thursday, 2/22/2018
Feb
24
Feb
26
Craddock School Book Fair
@Craddock Elementary School
2/26/2018 - 3/2/2018
Feb
26
Board of Education Meeting
@AHS Media Center
Monday, 2/26/2018
Mar
01
AHS PCF
@AHS
Thursday, 3/1/2018

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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.