AHS Morning Announcements

Friday, January 20, 2017

Congratulations to this week’s P.R.I.D.E. card winners – Bobby Arnold and Josie Hydell.  See Mrs. Cech in the office to claim your prize.

Do you have a passion about solving a particular problem in society and would like to present to a city leadership group? In addition would you like to win prize money for your presentation?   Then entering the Rotary's 4-Way Speech Contest is for you! Each year the Rotary Club of Aurora sponsors the 4 Way Test Speech Contest. The central idea of the speech is to solve an ethical problem using the principles of the Rotary's 4 Way Speech Model. Topic is entirely your choice! The preliminary round will be February 16th and the three top students will advance to the final round to speak in front of the Rotary on February 22nd. If you plan on participating please see Mrs. Lindley in Room 206 by February 1st. All high school grade levels can participate in the competition!

Ski and Snowboarding club will meet today provided Brandywine is open. Please check their website in the morning. Email Ms. McMahon if you have any questions. 

“KNOW ABUSE” , a play about teen dating violence and developing healthy relationships that tours locally throughout the school year is looking for incoming 9th – 12th grade teens to participate in acting, stage crew and advisory  panel roles for the 2017-18 school year.  Auditions are on Sundays, March 5th & 12th and April 2nd.  Please sign up for audition times.  Information is available in the office and fliers are also posted throughout the school.

The next Drivers' Ed course begins on Monday, February 6th. Classes begin at 4:45 in Room 202.  Pick up a Drivers' Ed flyer at the high school office for details and registration information. Or, go to:  www.NationalDriverTrainingOhio.com/aurora TO REGISTER:  Call Aurora Parks and Rec at 330 562-4333

Attention Greenmen Nation Fans:  The boys’ basketball team invites you to come to their game tonight as they take on Tallmadge at home.  Bring 3 or more non-perishable food items to receive free admission and a chance to win Cavaliers tickets!  Go greenmen!

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Do you have a passion about solving a particular problem in society and would like to present to a city leadership group? In addition would you like to win prize money for your presentation?   Then entering the Rotary's 4-Way Speech Contest is for you! Each year the Rotary Club of Aurora sponsors the 4 Way Test Speech Contest. The central idea of the speech is to solve an ethical problem using the principles of the Rotary's 4 Way Speech Model. Topic is entirely your choice! The preliminary round will be February 16th and the three top students will advance to the final round to speak in front of the Rotary on February 22nd. If you plan on participating please see Mrs. Lindley in Room 206 by February 1st. All high school grade levels can participate in the competition!

“KNOW ABUSE” , a play about teen dating violence and developing healthy relationships that tours locally throughout the school year is looking for incoming 9th – 12th grade teens to participate in acting, stage crew and advisory  panel roles for the 2017-18 school year.  Auditions are on Sundays, March 5th & 12th and April 2nd.  Please sign up for audition times.  Information is available in the office and fliers are also posted throughout the school.

The next Drivers' Ed course begins on Monday, February 6th. Classes begin at 4:45 in Room 202.  Pick up a Drivers' Ed flyer at the high school office for details and registration information. Or, go to:  www.NationalDriverTrainingOhio.com/aurora TO REGISTER:  Call Aurora Parks and Rec at 330 562-4333

Attention Greenmen Nation Fans:  The boys’ basketball team invites you to come to their game this Friday as they take on Tallmadge at home.  Bring 3 or more non-perishable food items to receive free admission and a chance to win Cavaliers tickets!  Go greenmen!

Congratulations on AHS students’ success in the 2017 Northeast Central Ohio Scholastic Art Competition:   Three (3) students achieved Gold Portfolio recognition, Seven (7) students are Gold Key winners, 11 students are Silver Key winners and 17 students received Honorable Mentions.  Mr. Caponi and Mr. Berrodin would like to congratulate all students who entered and were recognized in this year’s show.  The exhibition of all Silver Key, Gold Key and Gold Portolio pieces will be on display January 17th – Feb. 1st at Kent State, Stark Campus in the Campus Center and Fine Arts Building.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Reminder students:  Club Photo Day is today (Wednesday, January 18th). 

Attention Bowling Club Members. Today is our first session. Please meet by the main office at 2:30 to board the bus and be sure you have arranged a ride home.

Are you interested in investing in the stock market?  Here is the opportunity you've been waiting for, the Ohio Stock Market Challenge.  If you are interested in this stock market simulation, please attend the informational meeting today (Wednesday, January 18th) at 2:30 in Mrs. Schadle's room.

International Club will meet today (Wednesday, January 18th) at 2:30 in Mrs. Foster's room.  We will have a guest speaker from Japan and do a hands-on activity.  Anyone in the school who has an interest in Japanese culture is welcome to attend; you do not have to be a member of International Club.

Do you have a passion about solving a particular problem in society and would like to present to a city leadership group? In addition would you like to win prize money for your presentation?   Then entering the Rotary's 4-Way Speech Contest is for you! Each year the Rotary Club of Aurora sponsors the 4 Way Test Speech Contest. The central idea of the speech is to solve an ethical problem using the principles of the Rotary's 4 Way Speech Model. Topic is entirely your choice! The preliminary round will be February 16th and the three top students will advance to the final round to speak in front of the Rotary on February 22nd. If you plan on participating please see Mrs. Lindley in Room 206 by February 1st. All high school grade levels can participate in the competition!

“KNOW ABUSE” , a play about teen dating violence and developing healthy relationships that tours locally throughout the school year is looking for incoming 9th – 12th grade teens to participate in acting, stage crew and advisory  panel roles for the 2017-18 school year.  Auditions are on Sundays, March 5th & 12th and April 2nd.  Please sign up for audition times.  Information is available in the office and fliers are also posted throughout the school.

The next Drivers' Ed course begins on Monday, February 6th. Classes begin at 4:45 in Room 202.  Pick up a Drivers' Ed flyer at the high school office for details and registration information.

Or, go to:  www.NationalDriverTrainingOhio.com/aurora TO REGISTER:  Call Aurora Parks and Rec at 330 562-4333

Results of Pen Ohio Writing Competition in which Aurora students participated in last Saturday, are as follows:

  • JV: second place team overall (believe 11 teams participated at our designated site)
  • Varsity: third place team overall (out of 11 teams)
  • Kathryn Slates and Ryan Kacmar achieved Best in Round designation. This means the judges chose their individual essay as the best one out of 70 essays.
  • Gabi Risko achieved second best writer overall in the varsity division. This means she was the second best writer of all individual varsity writers.

The hockey team won their final game of the NDCL tournament in Mentor Sunday, defeating Lakewood by an 8-1 score.  Joe Capretta was the offensive leader with four goals, Tomi Pirinen added two more and Cory Pajek and Michael Avalon scored the other Greenmen goals.  Joey Brockway made 15 saves in the victory.  Joe Capretta also scored twice in a 5-2 loss to Benedictine and Jordan Smith made 35 saves but the team was shutout by Cleveland Height 4-0, in the other tournament games.  The hockey team is back in action with 3 contests this weekend including a home game at the Pond on Saturday at 7:30 versus Westlake and a divisional game on Sunday against Normandy in Parma with a 3:30 game time.

Robotics Team TBD competed at the Southwestern Pennsylvania Qualifying Tournament in Pittsburgh this weekend. They were captains of the finalist alliance, won the Think Award for their engineering notebook, and were nominated for the Inspire Award. They will be advancing to the Pennsylvania State Championship in Harrisburg in late February. Aurora team members are Tyler Thieding, Kameron Fry, and Ian Doemling.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Attention students in clubs:  Please see your adviser for Club/Organization photo passes.  Club Photo Day is tomorrow, Wednesday, January 18th.  You must pick up your passes throughout the day today (Tuesday) in order to be photographed with your group on Wednesday.

Seniors:  The Senior Panorama will be taken tomorrow (Wednesday, January 18th).  Please remember to wear your Pink Senior shirt for the photo.  You may purchase a copy of the photo by obtaining an order form from your English teacher.  

Are you interested in investing in the stock market?  Here is the opportunity you've been waiting for, the Ohio Stock Market Challenge.  If you are interested in this stock market simulation, please attend the informational meeting tomorrow (Wednesday, January 18th) at 2:30 in Mrs. Schadle's room.

International Club will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, January 18th at 2:30 in Mrs. Foster's room.  We will have a guest speaker from Japan and do a hands-on activity.  Anyone in the school who has an interest in Japanese culture is welcome to attend; you do not have to be a member of International Club.

Do you have a passion about solving a particular problem in society and would like to present to a city leadership group? In addition would you like to win prize money for your presentation?   Then entering the Rotary's 4-Way Speech Contest is for you! Each year the Rotary Club of Aurora sponsors the 4 Way Test Speech Contest. The central idea of the speech is to solve an ethical problem using the principles of the Rotary's 4 Way Speech Model. Topic is entirely your choice! The preliminary round will be February 16th and the three top students will advance to the final round to speak in front of the Rotary on February 22nd. If you plan on participating please see Mrs. Lindley in Room 206 by February 1st. All high school grade levels can participate in the competition!

Book club goes to the movies! Come to A Novel Idea, the AHS book club, on January 31st at 2:30 in the library to discuss your favorite - or least favorite- book to movie combo.  Enjoy snacks as you share your current reading selection with friends. Win prizes by checking out books from our AHS library. At the end of the quarter we will draw a name to reward a reader with an Amazon gift card!  Come see what's new!

“KNOW ABUSE” , a play about teen dating violence and developing healthy relationships that tours locally throughout the school year is looking for incoming 9th – 12th grade teens to participate in acting, stage crew and advisory  panel roles for the 2017-18 school year.  Auditions are on Sundays, March 5th & 12th and April 2nd.  Please sign up for audition times.  Information is available in the office and fliers are also posted throughout the school.

The next Drivers' Ed course begins on Monday, February 6th. Classes begin at 4:45 in Room 202.  Pick up a Drivers' Ed flyer at the high school office for details and registration information.Or, go to:  www.NationalDriverTrainingOhio.com/aurora TO REGISTER:  Call Aurora Parks and Rec at 330 562-4333

Friday, January 13, 2017

Congratulations to Mac Austin and Kathryn Slates who are this week’s pride card winners.  Please see Mrs. Cech in the main office to collect your prize.

Attention Bowling Club Members and those interested in bowling. Session 2 of the Aurora High School Bowling Club is forming right now. We'll go on Wednesdays for 10 weeks, 2 hours each time, starting Wed., Jan. 18th. Cost is $65. Please see Mr. Horvath or Mr. Pichola for a form. Forms and money are due today - Fri., Jan. 13th.

Ski and Snowboarding Club will have a session today provided Brandywine Ski Resort is open. The weather forecast indicates that the rain will be stopping and the resort will be open.  Contact Ms. McMahon if you have any questions.

Book club goes to the movies! Come to A Novel Idea, the AHS book club, on January 31st at 2:30 in the library to discuss your favorite - or least favorite- book to movie combo.  Enjoy snacks as you share your current reading selection with friends.

Win prizes by checking out books from our AHS library. At the end of the quarter we will draw a name to reward a reader with an Amazon gift card!  Come see what's new!

International Club will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, January 18th at 2:30 in Mrs. Foster's room.  We will have a guest speaker from Japan and do a hands-on activity.  Anyone in the school who has an interest in Japanese culture is welcome to attend, you do not have to be a member of International Club.

“KNOW ABUSE” - a play about teen dating violence and developing healthy relationships that tours locally throughout the school year is looking for incoming 9th – 12th grade teens to participate in acting, stage crew and advisory  panel roles for the 2017-18 school year.  Auditions are on Sundays, March 5th & 12th and April 2nd.  Please sign up for audition times.  Information is available in the office and fliers are also posted throughout the school.

The next Drivers' Ed course begins on Monday, February 6th. Classes begin at 4:45 in Room 202.  Pick up a Drivers' Ed flyer at the high school office for details and registration information. Or, go to:  www.NationalDriverTrainingOhio.com/aurora TO REGISTER:  Call Aurora Parks and Rec at 330 562-4333

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Due to continued high breakage of chromebooks and the challenge of having enough extras on hand, it is necessary to slightly change our chromebook policy with respect to replacements.  Beginning in the 2nd Semester, student-caused breakages beyond the first break will require the student to wait until their chromebook is repaired and returned, which could be a week to two weeks.  Student-caused breaks include incidents such as; dropping the chromebook, leaving it in extreme weather (like the car in frigid temperatures) or storing it in a backpack with other books, causing pressure and potentially cracked screens.  On the other hand, issues such as a battery no longer working or the chromebook ceasing to work properly will still result in the student being able to have an immediate replacement, while their chromebook is repaired.  Questions...see an administrator or Mrs. Wolf in the library.

Attention Bowling Club Members and those interested in bowling. Session 2 of the Aurora High School Bowling Club is forming right now. We'll go on Wednesdays for 10 weeks, 2 hours each time, starting Wed., Jan. 18th. Cost is $65. Please see Mr. Horvath or Mr. Pichola for a form. Forms and money are due tomorrow - Fri., Jan. 13th.

Book club goes to the movies! Come to A Novel Idea, the AHS book club, on January 31st at 2:30 in the library to discuss your favorite - or least favorite- book to movie combo.  Enjoy snacks as you share your current reading selection with friends.

Win prizes by checking out books from our AHS library. At the end of the quarter we will draw a name to reward a reader with an Amazon gift card!  Come see what's new!

The next Drivers' Ed course begins on Monday, February 6th. Classes begin at 4:45 in Room 202.  Pick up a Drivers' Ed flyer at the high school office for details and registration information.Or, go to:  www.NationalDriverTrainingOhio.com/aurora TO REGISTER:  Call Aurora Parks and Rec at 330 562-4333

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Attention Sophomores:  If you are applying for an Excel TECC program, make sure you turn in your permission slips to attend Interview Day (these were due yesterday).  Please see Mrs. Nenadal with any questions.

Due to continued high breakage of chromebooks and the challenge of having enough extras on hand, it is necessary to slightly change our chromebook policy with respect to replacements.  Beginning in the 2nd Semester, student-caused breakages beyond the first break will require the student to wait until their chromebook is repaired and returned, which could be a week to two weeks.  Student-caused breaks include incidents such as; dropping the chromebook, leaving it in extreme weather (like the car in frigid temperatures) or storing it in a backpack with other books, causing pressure and potentially cracked screens.  On the other hand, issues such as a battery no longer working or the chromebook ceasing to work properly will still result in the student being able to have an immediate replacement, while their chromebook is repaired.  Questions...see an administrator or Mrs. Wolf in the library.

Attention Bowling Club Members and those interested in bowling. Session 2 of the Aurora High School Bowling Club is forming right now. We'll go on Wednesdays for 10 weeks, 2 hours each time, starting Wed., Jan. 18th. Cost is $65. Please see Mr. Horvath or Mr. Pichola for a form. Forms and money are due by Fri., Jan. 13th.

Monday, January 9, 2017
Attention Sophomores:  If you are applying for an Excel TECC program, your online applications are due tomorrow,  Tuesday, January 10th and so is your permission slip to attend Interview Day.  Please see Mrs. Nenadal with any questions.

Drivers' Ed classes stars today (Monday, January 9th).  Classes begin at 4:45 in Room 202.

Due to continued high breakage of chromebooks and the challenge of having enough extras on hand, it is necessary to slightly change our chromebook policy with respect to replacements.  Beginning in the 2nd Semester, student-caused breakages beyond the first break will require the student to wait until their chromebook is repaired and returned, which could be a week to two weeks.  Student-caused breaks include incidents such as; dropping the chromebook, leaving it in extreme weather (like the car in frigid temperatures) or storing it in a backpack with other books, causing pressure and potentially cracked screens.  On the other hand, issues such as a battery no longer working or the chromebook ceasing to work properly will still result in the student being able to have an immediate replacement, while their chromebook is repaired.  Questions...see an administrator or Mrs. Wolf in the library.

Attention Bowling Club Members and those interested in bowling. Session 2 of the Aurora High School Bowling Club is forming right now. We'll go on Wednesdays for 10 weeks, 2 hours each time, starting Wed., Jan. 18th. Cost is $65. Please see Mr. Horvath or Mr. Pichola for a form. Forms and money are due by Fri., Jan. 13th.

Track conditioning begins Tuesday, January 10th.  We will run outside.  Be prepared with multiple layers, hats gloves and whatever you need to keep warm.  An extra pair of socks is a good idea in case it is wet that day.  We will meet at 2:50 by the stairs near the Guidance office.  Any questions see Coach Radtke in room 119.

Robotics Team TBD competed at the Cleveland Regional Qualifying Tournament this weekend. They were captains of the finalist alliance and won the highest award, the Inspire Award. They also won the Promote Award for creating a video promoting the robotics program. They will be advancing to the state competition in Cincinnati.

The hockey team split two games over this past weekend at the Pond.  Tomi Pirinen scored a power play goal midway through the third period as the Greenmen earned a hard fought 2-1 win over division foe Normandy. Joe Capretta score the other goal and Jordan Smith made 21 saves.  Last night the Greenmen were defeated by Orange 5-3.  Pirinen, Nick and Joe Capretta were the Aurora goal scorers.  The hockey team's next game is Tuesday at The Pond with Chagrin Falls at 5:15PM.  

Friday, January 6, 2017

Attention Sophomores:  If you are applying for an Excel TECC program, your online applications are due on Tuesday, January 10th and so is your permission slip to attend Interview Day.  Please see Mrs. Nenadal with any questions.

Attention Bowling Club Members and those interested in bowling. Session 2 of the Aurora High School Bowling Club is forming right now. We'll go on Wednesdays for 10 weeks, 2 hours each time, starting Wed., Jan. 18th. Cost is $65. Please see Mr. Horvath or Mr. Pichola for a form. Forms and money are due by Fri., Jan. 13th.

Drivers' Ed classes start on Monday, January 9th.  Classes begin at 4:45 in Room 202.  Pick up a Drivers' Ed flyer at the high school main office for details and registration information.Or, go to:  www.NationalDriverTrainingOhio.com/aurora. TO REGISTER:  Call Aurora Parks and Rec at 330 562-4333

The Greenmen Cafe is closed today but will reopen next Friday!

Track conditioning begins Tuesday, January 10th.  We will run outside.  Be prepared with multiple layers, hats gloves and whatever you need to keep warm.  An extra pair of socks is a good idea in case it is wet that day.  We will meet at 2:50 by the stairs near the Guidance office.  Any questions see Coach Radtke in room 119.

Attention AHS ski club members:  Ski club starts today.  Those riding the bus need to be at Harmon by 2:50 p.m. Please check your school e-mail from Mrs. McMahon for other important information.

Congratulations to Drew Albrecht for winning the Suburban League Diving Championship last night at Twinsburg High School.  Drew beat out 23 other divers to finish in first place for the second year in a row.  Congratulations Drew!  Also competing were Kylie Palian who finished in 9th place and Katie Stover who finished in 14th place for the girls.  Congratulations ladies! 

The Greenmen hockey team lost to CVCA by a 6-4 count last night.  Tomi Pirinen and Nick Capretta each had 2 goals for Aurora, as the teams’ record dipped to 6-5-1.  The hockey team plays 2 home games this weekend at The Pond.  On Saturday they play a divisional contest at 9:40 PM against Normandy.  Orange is opponent for an 8:30 game on Sunday night.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Attention Sophomores:  If you are applying for an Excel TECC program, your online applications are due on Tuesday, January 10th and so is your permission slip to attend Interview Day.  Please see Mrs. Nenadal with any questions.

Attention Bowling Club Members and those interested in bowling. Session 2 of the Aurora High School Bowling Club is forming right now. We'll go on Wednesdays for 10 weeks, 2 hours each time, starting Wed., Jan. 18th. Cost is $65. Please see Mr. Horvath or Mr. Pichola for a form. Forms and money are due by Fri., Jan. 13th.

Drivers' Ed classes start on Monday, January 9th.  Classes begin at 4:45 in Room 202.  Pick up a Drivers' Ed flyer at the high school main office for details and registration information.Or, go to:  www.NationalDriverTrainingOhio.com/aurora. TO REGISTER:  Call Aurora Parks and Rec at 330 562-4333

Good news.....Bad news.....The good news is that ABC club will be selling cookies today during lunch periods.  The bad news is the Greenmen Cafe is closed tomorrow but will reopen next Friday!

Last night, the Aurora girls’ swim team defeated Revere 118 to 49. The boys put up a good fight but fell short of a win. Come out this Saturday to support the team at their league conference meet at The University of Akron Natatorium!

Congratulations to the Aurora Wrestling team for their top ten finish at the prestigious Brecksville Holiday Tournament.  Placing for the Greenmen were Bubba Arslanian at 6th place, Jack Gorman at 5th place and your Champion Jarrod Brezovec!  Come cheer your wrestlers on tonight at home against Copley at 6 p.m.

Track conditioning begins Tuesday, January 10th.  We will run outside.  Be prepared with multiple layers, hats gloves and whatever you need to keep warm.  An extra pair of socks is a good idea in case it is wet that day.  We will meet at 2:50 by the stairs near the Guidance office.  Any questions see Coach Radtke in room 119.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Attention Sophomores:  If you are applying for an Excel TECC program, your online applications are due on January 8th and so is your permission slip to attend Interview Day.  Please see Mrs. Nenadal with any questions.

Drivers' Ed classes start on Monday, January 9th.  Classes begin at 4:45 in Room 202.  Pick up a Drivers' Ed flyer at the high school main office for details and registration information.Or, go to:  www.NationalDriverTrainingOhio.com/aurora. TO REGISTER:  Call Aurora Parks and Rec at 330 562-4333

The Greenmen hockey team is undefeated in their last 5 games, going 4-0-1 in that stretch.  Tomi Pirinen leads the team in scoring with 35 points and Joe Capretta is the goal scoring team leader with 23.  The hockey team's next game is tomorrow night at the Kent State Ice Arena against division foe Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy at 7p.m.