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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

AURORA COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT SAFETY LETTER FROM SUPERINTENDENT PAT CICCANTELLI lock of words with security word

Please click on the link below to view the Aurora Community School District Safety Letter from Aurora Schools' Superintendent Pat Ciccantelli.

AURORA COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT SAFETY LETTER


HARMON/HIGH PTO MOTHER SON DINNER DANCE ~ February 24, 2018 Mother Son Dance with Black Bow Tie

The Harmon/High PTO is holding a Mother Son Dinner Dance on February 24, 2018 at the Aurora High School for students in grades Pre-K-5.   Dinner will be served at 5:00 p.m. and the dance will take place from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 

Tickets are $30 per couple and $10 for each additional child.  Please send in cash or checks (payable to Harmon High PTO) to your school office by February 15, 2017.

For an informational flyer and RSVP form, please click on the link below.

Mother Son Dance Flyer


AURORA HIGH SCHOOL PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES parent teacher conference thumb tacked on cork board

Thursday, March 1, 2018

7:20 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 10 minute scheduled appointments

      There are no drop-in conferences.  Please make appointments!                                        

The parent/teacher conferences provide an opportunity for you to discuss your child’s academic progress with his/her teachers.  Please click on Read More below for conference links to sign up online.

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

February 21st:  Mr. Nabring, Mrs. Draime & Mr. Burdett

March 1st:  Mr. Fenner


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TRACK & FIELD CHIPOTLE RESTAURANT FUNDRAISER ~ February 27, 2018 Chipotle Mexican Grill Red Logo

The Aurora Greenmen Track & Field Team is holding a fundraiser at the Chipotle located at 2640 Creekside Drive in Twinsburg on Tuesday, February 27, 2018.  Dine in or carry out between 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and 50% of the proceeds will benefit Aurora Schools’ Track & Field.  You must present the flyer below, show it on your phone or tell the cashier when ordering.  Thank you for your support!

Track & Field Chipotle Fundraiser Flyer

RUN IN AND GRAB SOME GREAT FOOD!


DRUG TESTING PROGRAM MEETING ~ Wednesday, February 28, 2018 Drug Testing Wording with drawings of various drug types

The Aurora City School District will be holding a public meeting to address the components of a potential drug testing program that will be considered for recommendation to the Aurora Board of Education.  The meeting will take place on Wednesday, February 28, 2018.  It will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Aurora High School Library. 

This meeting will focus on the possible adoption of a random drug testing program being implemented in order to protect the wellbeing of our students by providing them with a safe and drug-free environment that enables students to reach their highest potential while in our schools.

The presentation will include an overview of the program, its purpose, testing guidelines, how testing would be conducted, consequences of testing positive, and a question and answer session.


LEIGHTON SCHOOL YEARBOOK ORDERS Order your yearbook with camera

Leighton Elementary School yearbook orders are due in the school office by Wednesday, February 28, 2018.  Order forms were sent home last week.  If you would like to purchase a yearbook, please send in the order form along with $13.00 in cash or check made payable to Ripcho Studio.  There are extra order forms in the office. Online orders are due by Friday, March 16th.  


CHEERLEADING TRYOUTS             Cheerleading word in red with cheerleader jumping above

The parent/student meeting for 8th grade students interested in trying out for Aurora High School cheerleading will take place on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. in the Aurora High School cafeteria.       

The parent meeting for 6th and 7th grade students interested in trying out for Harmon School cheerleading will have a parent/student meeting on Thursday, March 8th from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. in the Aurora High School cafeteria.


CONGRATULATIONS AHS OMEA PARTICIPANTS OMEA Logo in blue and white

Congratulations to the Ohio Music Education Association’s (OMEA) Adjudicated event participants in grades 9-12 from Aurora High School.  To view the complete listing of students who participated and received top ratings at the event on January 27, 2018, please click on Read More below.


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AHS 2018 SCHOLASTIC ART & WRITING AWARDS RECIPIENTS Scholastic Art & Writing Circle Logo in Yellow

Congratulations to Sean Berrodin and Brian Caponi and their students as the Aurora High School Art Department had yet another outstanding showing at the 2018 Northeast Central Ohio Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. 

In this year’s competition the judges boiled down 83 excellent portfolio entries to 11 gold winners and selected from over 3811 entries only 417 silver and gold key winners.   The exhibition of all silver key, gold key and portfolios will be on display through February 1, 2018 at the Kent State University, Stark Campus in the Campus Center (next to the Fine Arts Building), the Fine Arts Gallery and Lobby, and in the Main Hall Art Gallery. Building hours for the Campus Center and Fine Arts are:  Monday -Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. and Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Mr. Coponi and Mr. Berrodin would both like to congratulate all students who entered and all students who were recognized in this year’s show.  They invite all staff, parents and students to visit the art exhibition.

For a complete listing of award winners, please click on the “Read More” link below.


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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

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
Mar
01
Spirit Wear Open House
@AHS Bookstore
Thursday, 3/1/2018
Mar
01
Spirit Wear Open House
@AHS Bookstore
Thursday, 3/1/2018
Mar
01
AHS Parent/Teacher Conferences
@AHS
Thursday, 3/1/2018
Mar
01
AHS Parent/Teacher Conferences
@AHS
Thursday, 3/1/2018
Mar
02
Harmon Family Breakfast
@Harmon Middle School
Friday, 3/2/2018
Mar
02
Blood Drive
@AHS
Friday, 3/2/2018
Mar
02
Harmon School Family Breakfast
@Harmon Commons
Friday, 3/2/2018
Mar
03
Steak 'N Strings Orchestra Benefit Concert/Dinner
@AHS Commons
Saturday, 3/3/2018
Mar
06
3rd Grade Dads and Donuts
@Leighton Cafeteria
Tuesday, 3/6/2018
Mar
07
4th Grade Dads and Donuts
@Leighton Cafeteria
Wednesday, 3/7/2018
Mar
07
Kindergarten Registration
@Miller Elementary School
Wednesday, 3/7/2018
Mar
07
Miller School Conferences
@Miller Elementary School
Wednesday, 3/7/2018
Mar
08
5th Grade Dads and Donuts
@Leighton Cafeteria
Thursday, 3/8/2018
Mar
09
Spring Fling
@AHS
Friday, 3/9/2018
Mar
09
Harmon Open Mic Night
@Harmon Middle School
Friday, 3/9/2018
Mar
13
Miller Dads and Donuts
@Miller Elementary School
Tuesday, 3/13/2018
Mar
17
All Sports Boosters Raffle
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Saturday, 3/17/2018

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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.