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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.
Congratulations to our Greenmen Boys Soccer Team (Coach Bibza) Suburban League Champions! Lots of Smiles at the Leighton Ice Cream Social Go Greenmen! 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

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HARMON ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT FALL SPORTS AWARDS ~ October 23, 2017 Athletic Awards word in red

The Aurora Athletic Department will be holding their Aurora High School Fall Sports Awards on Monday, October 23, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.  It will be held in the high school auditorium. 

Congratulations to all of our Greenmen teams!


PTO YANKEE CANDLE FUNDRAISER PICKUP ~ October 25, 2017 YANKEE Candle Jars

The PTO Yankee Candle pick up will take place on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at Craddock School in the cafeteria. You will be entered into a drawing for a few Yankee Candle goodies upon pick up!  The Aurora Elementary PTO thanks you for your continued support!


LEIGHTON SCHOOL PICTURE RETAKESĀ  ~ October 25, 2017 School picture retakes with boy's smiling face

Picture retakes for Leighton School will be held on Wednesday, October 25, 2017.  In order to have a photo retaken, please bring in the original pictures on that day and give them to the photographer before the retake is taken.  Please do not send in any pictures before retake day.  If your child was not at school on the original picture day, they will need a picture envelope with a check inside for the photographs before a picture will be taken.  If you have any questions or need a picture envelope, please call the Leighton Office at 330-562-2209.


LEIGHTON SCHOOL BAND CONCERT ~ October 26, 2017 Aurora Band Logo

Please join us for the first concert of the year for the Leighton School band students on
Thursday, October 26, 2017.  It will be held at 7:00 p.m. at Leighton School.  We hope to see you there.


LEIGHTON LEADERS SPONSOR VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA FOOD DRIVE ~ October 23-27, 2017 Food drive in box with cans surrounding it

The Leighton Leaders are sponsoring their annual food drive to support the Volunteers of America that will benefit families in Portage County.  The Leighton Leaders will be collecting donations of canned/boxed food items and toiletries as students enter the building in the mornings from October 23 – 27, 2017. 

Please click HERE for an informational flyer which includes a listing of some specific items that are needed. 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROUS DONATIONS!


MILLER SCHOOL INTEGRATED PRESCHOOL COMMUNITY PEER APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS FOR THE 2018-19 SCHOOL YEAR Preschool Lottery

The Miller Elementary School Integrated Preschool Community Peer Application and Selection Process will be taking place for the 2018-19 school year.   Applications will be available until October 31, 2017 in the Miller School office and at the link below.  Please return the application to the Miller School Secretary on or before October 31, 2017. 

The lottery numbers will be drawn on November 3rd, 2017 and you will be notified by mail of your lottery number.  

Please click on the links below for more detailed information and the application form.  If you have any questions, please contact the Miller School office at 330-562-6199.

Integrated Preschool Program Brochure

Preschool Community Peer Screening Lottery Guidelines 2018-2019

Preschool Community Peer Application 2018-19


HARMON SCHOOL TEACHER CONFERENCE 2017 INFORMATION Parent Teacher Conferences in chalk on chalkboard

The Harmon School Parent-Teacher Conferences will be taking place on Thursday, November 2 from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. and Wednesday, November 8, 2017 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Walk-in conferences only will be held on Wednesday, November 8, 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Please click on the link below to schedule conferences .

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EDUCATIONAL OPTIONS NIGHT (Including CCP) ~ November 1, 2017 Educational Options Green and Yellow with Grad Hat

Students and parents in grades 7-12 are invited to an evening of information and discussion on course offerings beyond our college preparatory curriculum.  The Aurora High School Educational Options Night, hosted by the AHS Guidance Department, will take place on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the high school auditorium.  This program features information regarding Advanced Placement (AP), College Credit Plus (CCP), Excel TECC and other options that earn a student college credits.

The presentation will feature administrators, high school counselors and college representatives who will be on-hand to answer your questions and will include valuable information pertaining to these programs.  Please note the deadline for the College Credit Plus intent form is April 1st.  If you have further questions, please contact your student's counselor at Aurora High School or Harmon Middle School.

Educational Options Night Flyer


AURORA HIGH SCHOOL PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES Parent Teacher Conferences Green Post It

Wednesday, November 1 and Thursday, November 9, 2017 

5:30 p.m. – 7:50 p.m.  10 minute scheduled appointments

8:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.  Drop in conferences                                                                                       

The parent/teacher conferences provide an opportunity for you to discuss your child’s academic progress with his/her teachers.

The following traveling teachers will be available at the high school on only one date:

November 1: Mrs. Draime & Mr. Burdett

November 9:  Ms. Ray, Mr. Nabring & Miss McKenzie (Substitute for Greenberg)

Mr. Callahan will not be attending conferences at the high school.  You can contact him directly with any questions or concerns via email.  bcallahan@aurora-schools.org

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AURORA HIGH SCHOOL COLLEGE PLANNING NIGHT FOR STUDENTS AND PARENTS ~ NOVEMBER 9, 2017 College planning with graduation hat

The Aurora High School College Planning Night will be held on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.  After you meet with the teachers for conferences, head down to the auditorium for some valuable information regarding college planning.  Don’t forget to bring your student with you.  It is even more important that the students attend.  From college entrance testing to college visits, this presentation will provide you with all of the information you need to help your student get started in the college exploration process.  Although the focus of this program is on the junior student, other grade level students may find it helpful.  The information covered will benefit students in all stages of the college exploration process.

College Planning Night 2017 Flyer


AURORA GREENMEN MIDDLE SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL CAMP Basketball in hoop

Attention all boys interested in trying out for the 7th and 8th grade basketball teams. There will be a Middle School Basketball Camp for all 7th and 8th grade boys by the High School basketball staff and athletes. This will be a great opportunity for you to work on your skills and get ready for tryouts. 

For more information and registration form, please click here.


OCTOBER IS NATIONAL BULLYING PREVENTION MONTH ~ Anti-Bullying Resources for Parents National Bullying Prevention Month with word bullying crossed out

Parents can take many important steps to help prevent and address bullying, intimidation or harassment among students at their children’s schools. In conjunction with October being designated as national Bullying Prevention Month, the Ohio Department of Education has compiled a website containing anti-bullying resources for parents.  Click here to learn what everyone should do to prevent and address bullying.


HARMON/HIGH PTO SPIRIT WEAR SALES Aurora Greenmen T-Shirt

The Harmon/High PTO would like to thank everyone that has purchased spirit wear at home football games, open houses and the high school bookstore!  Please note that the items sold at all school events are available EXCLUSIVELY through the Harmon/High PTO.  We have no affiliation with other retailers.

If you have questions, please visit our Facebook page at Aurora Harmon High School PTO to message us there.  Proceeds from the sale of spirit wear items go directly back to support the PTO, the Aurora Schools, students, and teachers! 


PTO YANKEE CANDLE FUNDRAISER YANKEE Candle Jars

By now you should have received the information packets on the school fundraiser with Yankee Candles. This is a huge fundraiser for our school so any order is appreciated! There are three ways to participate this year:

1. The catalog that was sent home last week.  You have until 10/2 to complete your order form and send it back to school. Product pick up will be the week of 10/23. More details to come!

2. You can order online at www.yankeecandlefundraising.com through 01/2018!!!

If you order online, go to the link, scroll down until you see the two boxes. One will be for About Yankee Candle Fundraising and Start ShoppingUnder the Start Shopping box, enter the group # 990016538 then click on start shopping!! Make sure to mention your student's name at check out to get credit for the order!!

3. There is also a Yankee Candle Fundraiser App available for Android and Apple devices.

If you have any questions please contact kelliannsutter@gmail.com 


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Upcoming Events & Calendar

Oct
16
Miller School Book Fair
@Miller Elementary School
10/16/2017 - 10/20/2017
Oct
23
Board of Education Meeting
@AHS Media Center
Monday, 10/23/2017
Oct
23
Harmon School Fall Sports Awards
@AHS
Monday, 10/23/2017
Oct
24
Leighton School Conferences
@Leighton Elementary School
Tuesday, 10/24/2017
Oct
25
Harmon Washington, D.C. Trip
@Washington, D.C.
10/25/2017 - 10/27/2017
Oct
26
Kindergarten Conferences
@Miller Elementary School
Thursday, 10/26/2017
Oct
26
Leighton Band Concert
@Leighton Elementary School
Thursday, 10/26/2017
Oct
30
Kindergarten Conferences
@Miller Elementary School
Monday, 10/30/2017
Oct
30
2nd Grade Conferences
@Craddock Elementary School
Monday, 10/30/2017
Oct
31
Preschool Fall Festivals
@Miller Elementary School
Tuesday, 10/31/2017
Nov
01
AHS Parent/Teacher Conferences
@AHS
Wednesday, 11/1/2017
Nov
01
Educational Options Night
@AHS Auditorium
Wednesday, 11/1/2017
Nov
02
2nd Grade Conferences
@Craddock Elementary School
Thursday, 11/2/2017
Nov
02
AHS PCF
@AHS
Thursday, 11/2/2017
Nov
03
Excel TECC Opportunity Presentation
@AHS
Friday, 11/3/2017
Nov
07
NO SCHOOL ~ Teacher In-Service Day
@District
Tuesday, 11/7/2017
Nov
08
Harmon Parent/Teacher Conferences
@Harmon Commons
Wednesday, 11/8/2017
Nov
08
Harmon Parent/Teacher Conferences
@Harmon Middle School
Wednesday, 11/8/2017
Nov
09
AHS Parent/Teacher Conferences
@AHS
Thursday, 11/9/2017
Nov
09
College Planning Night
@AHS
Thursday, 11/9/2017

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AURORA ALUMNI ~ Caitlin Houlahan

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Aurora Alumni Caitlin Houlahan made her television debut in NBC's Peter Pan Live! as Jane and made her Broadway debut in Waitress in the role of Dawn. Houlahan graduated from AHS in 2009 and went on to graduate from the music theater program with a Bachelors of Music from Baldwin Wallace University in 2014. She has earned a Cleveland Critics Circle Award for Best Actress in a Musical in the title role of Carrie at the Beck Center.

 

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.