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Don't Forget to Read this Summer! AHS Veterans Stadium Track and Field Replacement Project Class of 2018 ~ The Future is Yours! The Day was Perfect for the Miller Preschool Picnic Parents Decorated Classroom Door at the End of the Year Craddock 2nd Grade Last Day of School Lunch on the Lawn Congratulations to our Miller Preschool 2018 Graduates Congratulations and Good Luck to our Class of 2018 graduates  Congratulations to our two Excellence in Education Award Winners. Our Classified Staff Winner is Micky Colangelo (front, left) and our Certified Staff winner is Erin Bradic (front, right). Anna B. Had a Great Day as Miller School Principal K-2 Literacy Night Included Hands On Learning AHS Senior Breakfast Was Delicious! Mrs. Janko's 1st Grade Class Shows Off Their Tie Dyed T-Shirts Academic Signing Day Took Place on May 11, 2018.  Congratulations to the Honorees. Class of 2018 AP Art Mural - Created By Alka Ghadiyaram, Amanda Hsieh, Josie Hydell and Rees Jones under the supervision of  Sean Berrodin Aurora Schools' participated in the Special Olympics Events in Nordonia Alex's Lemonade Stand Was Run By Leighton School 5th Graders During Lunch; Thank You Shawn Reilly For Building The New Lemonade Stand District Art Show Exhibit Miller School Vehicle Day Congratulations to AHS 2018 Prom King Nate Whitelaw and Queen Katelyn Glaser. Prom Night for the Class of 2018 We love donuts!
Harmon School Goodyear STEM Career Day 2018 Participants The Aurora Greenmen Marching Band Participated in the Disney Parade Over Spring Break The Grandparent's Tea at Harmon School Was Enjoyed By All Donuts With Your Dad at Leighton School. Miller School Secretary Sherry Rogalski Celebrates Her Last Day Before Beginning Her Retirement on March 24th. Dads and Donuts at Leighton School Congratulations to the Science Olympiad Team who qualified for State competition (4th year in a row) in Columbus next month. Good luck. Lauren Skonieczny's 2nd Grade Class Enjoyed Crazy Sock Day in Honor of Dr. Seuss' Birthday on March 2nd. Lara Ketonen Stands Next to Her BAC Honorable Mention artwork entitle Anxious. Ganley Chevrolet of Aurora Held a Little Free Library Unveiling and Aurora Resident Eric Van Raepenbusch was the Guest Story Teller. Princess Prom was Spectacular! Congratulations to Josephine Hydell for earning 1st place for oil painting in the Beachwood Art Council's Juried Art Show. In character at the National Honor Society's Princess Prom. Thank you to Aurora Reads volunteer Bonnie Ristau for all of her work with our students. Aurora Elementary School Robotics Teams Went to State Competition Members of the Lady Greenmen Basketball Team. Congratulations to AHS January 2018 Rotary students Alka Ghadiyaram and Connor Kadow. Come and cheer on the Boys Basketball Team! Former Board member Beverly Kuch accepts a plaque at her last Board meeting (December 2017) honoring her tenure on the ACSD Board of Education. Superintendent Pat Ciccantelli (left) and AHS Principal Paul Milcetich (right) were presented with a new podium donated by the Class of 1976 Reunion Committee. 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

SUMMER BOARD OFFICE/SCHOOL BUILDING OFFICE HOURS Summer Office Hours Wording in Bright Colors

The Aurora City Schools are currently operating on a summer schedule in order to conserve energy wherever possible. The following hours for each school building will be in effect until the 2018-19 school year begins in August.  Please click on Read More below to view the district building office hours.


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AURORA HIGH SCHOOL'S VETERANS STADIUM CLOSED DUE TO TRACK & TURF CONSTRUCTION PROJECT Photo from Above of AHS Veterans Stadium End Zone

The Aurora High School's Veterans Stadium will be closed beginning Monday, June 18, 2018 due to the track and turf replacement construction project. The stadium will be closed until further notice. Please check back here for updates regarding the reopening of the stadium. Thank you for your cooperation as safety is the district’s priority.

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AURORA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL TEAM SPONSORS ANNUAL MATTRESS FUNDRAISER Angle View of a Basic White and Blue Striped Mattress

ONE DAY ONLY ~ Saturday, July 28, 2018

The Aurora Schools’ Football program will host their annual mattress fundraiser on Saturday, July 28, 2018.  If you are in need of a NEW, name brand, high-quality mattress set (much higher quality and up to 50% below retail!), then come to Aurora High School from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  There will be brand new mattress sets with factory warranties on display to try and experts on hand to answer any questions.  Delivery is available. 

Every purchase benefits the football team.

Aurora Greenmen Football Helmet with Green Aurora Logo Side View


HARMON/HIGH PTO SCHOOL SUPPLY SALE 2018-19 School Tool Box Words in Grey with a Blue Stick Figure Holding a Blue Pencil Above its Head

You can purchase your prepackaged school supplies for the next school year through School Tool Box.  You can place your order online, and it will be DELIVERED DIRECTLY TO YOUR HOME ADDRESS. 

You will have the option to CUSTOMIZE your order by adding or removing items from the teacher-approved list.  Already have a ruler or scissors? Remove them.  Need an additional box of crayons for home or supplies for a sibling?  Add them.  It's that simple! School Tool Box will donate one meal for each box sold to Feed My Starving Children. 

ORDER TODAY at:  www.schooltoolbox.com.

SALE ENDS August 1, 2018.

You can order as late as three weeks before you need your supplies to receive them in time. For questions, please contact Vanessa Fabec at 440-655-0538 or vanessafabec@gmail.com.

School Tool Box Flyer

Blue clipart backpack with school supplies coming out of opened top


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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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


8TH GRADE SUMMER READING 8th Grade in white over maroon background

Please click HERE to view the 8th Grade Summer Reading information. 


7TH GRADE SUMMER READING PROJECT 7th Grade in Green on Books

Please click HERE to view the 7th Grade Summer Reading Project information. 


6TH GRADE SUMMER READING PROJECT 6th Grade in White Chalk on Black Chalkboard

Please click on the link below to view the 6th Grade Summer Reading Project information.  The information from this summer reading will be used to create a 6th grade book recommendation page.

6th Grade Summer Reading Project


4th GRADE SUMMER READING PROJECT Green 4th with word Reading underneath

For more information regarding the 4th Grade Summer Reading Project for students entering the 4th grade, please click on the link below.  

4th Grade Summer Reading Project Information


3rd GRADE SUMMER READING Summer Reading

The 2nd Grade to 3rd Grade Summer Reading information and requirements, along with the Summer Challenge and Summer Reading Log, can be found at the link below.

3RD GRADE SUMMER READING 


BE A CRADDOCK BLUE RIBBON READER THIS SUMMER Blue Ribbon

This summer Craddock students can be Blue Ribbon Readers.  All you have to do is complete a summer reading journal to track the number of minutes you spend reading or being read to.  Bring the completed journal back to school in the fall and receive a Blue Ribbon Reader Award and a special invitation to attend an Exclusive Blue Ribbon Reader Event on August 30, 2018.

Click on the link below for the Blue Ribbon Reader Incentive Program Information and Forms.  Have fun reading this summer.

BLUE RIBBON READER INCENTIVE PROGRAM


AFTER PROM/SENIOR BREAKFAST/GRADUATION PHOTOS AVAILABLE Prom couple

To view photos from the Class of 2018’s Prom, please click HERE.  Photos from the upcoming Senior Breakfast and Graduation will also be made available at the same link.  Enjoy!


AURORA HIGH SCHOOL RANKED #3 IN NORTHEAST OHIO AND #13 IN OHIO BY U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT’S BEST HIGH SCHOOLS 2018 U.S. News and World Report Best High Schools Gold Emblem Logo

 Aurora High School (AHS) has been ranked #3 in Northeast Ohio and #13 in Ohio in the Best High Schools article by U.S. News & World Report for 2018.  Earning this Gold Medal distinction (indicating the greatest level of college readiness) places AHS at #370 in the country.  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 28,000 public high schools nationally.  To view the complete AHS overview results, please click HERE

To view the complete State of Ohio U.S. News & World Report ranking results, click HERE


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Upcoming Events & Calendar

Jul
22
Band Camp
@Campground
7/22/2018 - 7/28/2018
Jul
23
Board of Education Meeting
@Board of Education Building
Monday, 7/23/2018
Aug
01
All Sports Practices Begin for AHS & HMS
@Various Locations
Wednesday, 8/1/2018
Aug
06
Senior Picture Retakes
@
8/6/2018 - 8/7/2018
Aug
10
Picture Day
@AHS Veteran's Stadium
Friday, 8/10/2018
Aug
13
Opening Staff Meeting
@AHS
Monday, 8/13/2018
Aug
13
Craddock School Meet & Greet
@Craddock Elementary School
Monday, 8/13/2018
Aug
13
Leighton School 4th & 5th Grade Meet & Greet
@Leighton Elementary School
Monday, 8/13/2018
Aug
14
New Student Orientation
@
Tuesday, 8/14/2018
Aug
14
Leighton School 3rd Grade Meet & Greet
@Leighton Elementary School
Tuesday, 8/14/2018
Aug
15
ALL STUDENTS FIRST DAY (Except Preschool)
@District School Buildings
Wednesday, 8/15/2018
Aug
15
Preschool/Kindergarten Begins for Last Names A-L
@Miller Elementary School
Wednesday, 8/15/2018
Aug
15
6th Grade Open House
@Harmon Middle School
Wednesday, 8/15/2018
Aug
16
Preschool/Kindergarten Begins for Last Names M-Z
@Miller Elementary School
Thursday, 8/16/2018
Aug
17
All Kindergarten Students Attend
@Miller Elementary School
Friday, 8/17/2018
Aug
17
No Preschool Student Attendance
@Miller Elementary School
Friday, 8/17/2018
Aug
20
All Preschool Students Attend
@Miller Elementary School
Monday, 8/20/2018
Aug
21
7th Grade Open House
@Harmon Middle School
Tuesday, 8/21/2018
Aug
22
Aurora High School Open House
@AHS
Wednesday, 8/22/2018

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AURORA ALUMNI ~ MOLLY SCHNEIDER (KUDLEY)

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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.

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.

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.