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ELEMENTARY PTO GUYS PIZZA FUNDRAISER ~ January 25, 2017 Elementary PTO Guys Pizza Fundraiser

The Elementary PTO will be holding a Guy’s Pizza Night Fundraiser on Wednesday, January 25, 2017.  Whether you prefer dine in, take out, or delivery, just mention the Aurora Schools’ Elementary PTO any time during the day and a portion of the proceeds will go to the PTO.  Thank you for your tasty support.


AOA BARN PARTY ~ October 7, 2016 barn

Friday, October 7th 6:00-8:30

Moore Educational Center
525 S. Bissell Rd.

Lots for kids to do, younger ones will enjoy the lighted treat trail thru the woods, DJ in the barn, pumpkin decorating (while they last), food included, hayrides all night, and s’mores around the campfire.

A big tent will be there this year so come rain or shine and dress for the weather.  Closed toe shoes would be best.


Pre-sale $7.00/Day of event $10.00 or $8.00 with a nonperishable food for the Portage County food pantry.  All children 4 years and under free.


5th GRADE SUMMER READING PROJECT INFORMATION

For more information regarding the 5th Grade Summer Reading Project, please click on the link below.

5th Grade Reading Project Information

                                                                


AURORA CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT RECEIVED THREATENING SOCIAL MEDIA POST

The Aurora City Schools learned this evening that a student in the district made a threatening social media post online.  The student was picked up and questioned by the Aurora Police.  Their investigation found that the threat was not a credible threat and proved to be more of an error in judgment.  There was a weapon pictured on the post, which proved not to be an actual weapon, but was an Airsoft gun.  The police determined that the student did not have access to any real weapons.  There is also no evidence to suggest that any other individuals are involved in this incident.  We will, however, have an increased police presence throughout the district tomorrow, including our School Resource Officers, Michelle Ice and Chris Reiter, just as an extra precaution.  The student will not be on the school campus tomorrow.  The student will be dealt with accordingly by the authorities in the police department, as well as, by school officials.

As always, the safety of our students is the Aurora Schools’ first priority.  In this situation, a community member brought this information to the attention of the Aurora Police Department.  This sharing of information helped us effectively address this situation this evening.  We would like to remind all community members to please report any such information, whether you believe it to be credible or not, to either the police department or school officials immediately.  We also ask parents to monitor your child’s social media presence and speak with them regarding the appropriate use.  We greatly appreciate your help in keeping our schools and our community safe.


PUNEET SHARMA NEEDS YOUR FACEBOOK LIKES

AHS graduate Puneet Sharma needs your Facebook likes.  He is currently participating in a TED event and needs your likes on Facebook to win the competition.  Please go to this link:  https://www.facebook.com/TEDxUCincinnati/photos/a.648968968548547.1073741831.598881400223971/795461283899314/?type=3&theater  in order to help Sharma win the contest.


AURORA ORCHESTRA ASSOCIATION’S ANNUAL STEAK N’ STRINGS BENEFIT DINNER, CONCERT AND RAFFLE ~ February 27, 2016

Join the Aurora Orchestra Association on February 27, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. in the Aurora High School Varsity Gymnasium for a delicious Outback Steak House dinner served at your table.  The Macedonia Outback Steak House will provide and cook your meal which will include their 9 oz. steak with sides, drinks and cheesecake.  A kid’s meal choice and vegetarian selection will also be available.  Entertainment will be provided by the AHS orchestras with music from Pirates of the Caribbean and Aladdin.  Presale tickets are required with an order deadline of February 13th.  No tickets will be sold at the door.  Dinner ticket proceeds go toward AOA student travel.

Raffle items will also be available to win, including tickets to concerts, golf outings, vacation packages and much more.  Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. for raffle viewing and the raffle proceeds will benefit the AOA general fund.

Please click on the flyer and ticket order link below to order.  For more information, visit www.auroraorchestra.org or contact Kathi at 216-952-8850 or  grand2@earthlink.net

AOA Steaks N' Strings Dinner Flyer/Order Form


AURORA PTO SPAGHETTI DINNER ~ March 4, 2016

The Annual Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) Spaghetti Dinner will be held on Friday, March 4, 2016 at Aurora High School from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.  Dinners include spaghetti (meatless sauce or meatballs), beverages and dessert.  Tickets are available at all Aurora School Buildings, the Board of Education Office and from members of the PTO.  The flyer below provides additional information about the dinner. 

Come and enjoy an entire delicious meal that you didn’t even have to cook!

PTO Spaghetti Dinner Flyer


AURORA CITY SCHOOLS CLOSED ~ February 16, 2016

The Superintendent of the Aurora City School District has determined that weather conditions will be too hazardous to proceed with school/classes safely on Tuesday, February 16, 2016.  All of the Aurora City School buildings will be closed.

Any other after school activities that normally would have taken place are also cancelled for February 16, 2016. Stay tuned to your local news outlets for further weather condition updates. 


AURORA CITY SCHOOLS CLOSED TODAY ~ January 10, 2017 AURORA CITY SCHOOLS CLOSED TODAY ~ January 10, 2017

The Superintendent of the Aurora City School District has determined that the extreme weather conditions today will make it to hazardous to proceed with school/classes safely today, Tuesday, January 10, 2017. Therefore, all of the Aurora City School buildings will be closed today. Any after school activities that normally would have taken place are also cancelled for January 10th. 

Stay tuned to your local news outlets for further weather condition updates.  


LEIGHTON MALLEY’S FUNDRAISER INFORMATION

It’s that time again for Malley’s chocolate!  The Aurora Elementary PTO’s annual Malley’s Candy Sale that supports our Cultural Arts Program is underway! 

Dates to remember:

    * February 23rd – paper order forms due to school
    * March 15th – pick-up at Craddock School (enter through Door #3)                  between 4:00 p.m. –  6:30 p.m.
    * March 21st – deadline for Internet orders


LEIGHTON SCHOOL YEARBOOK ORDERS DUE ~ Monday, February 29, 2016

Yearbook orders for this year are due in the office by Monday, February 29th, 2016.  Order forms were sent home a few weeks ago.  If you would like to purchase a yearbook, please send in your order form along with $12.00 in cash or a check (made payable to Ripcho Studio).  We do not order any extra yearbooks, so if you would like one it must be ordered now.  We have a few extra order forms available in the office. 


LEIGHTON SCHOOL DADS & DONUTS 4th GRADE ~ Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Dads (or special guest) please join your student for a wonderful breakfast of donuts and pastries sponsored by our PTO.  The Leighton School 4th Grade Dads & Donuts Morning will take place on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 from 8:15 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. 

Come hungry and enjoy a great start to your day.


LEIGHTON SCHOOL DADS & DONUTS 5th GRADE ~ Thursday, March 3, 2016

Our Leighton School dads (or special guest) and their Leighton School 5th grade student are invited to attend the Dads & Donuts Morning on Thursday, March 3, 2016 beginning at 8:15 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.  Thank you to our PTO for sponsoring our Dads & Donuts mornings and supplying the donuts and pastries for the event.  We are hoping to see lots of hungry students and guests.


AURORA ELEMENTARY PTO FAMILY NIGHT WITH THE AKRON RUBBERDUCKS

The Aurora Elementary PTO Family Night with the Akron RubberDucks will take place on Thursday, June 2, 2016 with the first pitch at 6:35 p.m.  Tickets are $9.00 per ticket and RSVP’s need to be returned to your school no later than March 18, 2016.  For more information and the ticket order form, please click on the link below.

PTO Family NIght with Akron RubberDucks Flyer/ Order


AURORA TRACK AND FIELD BUFFALO WILD WINGS FUNDRAISER ~ March 9. 2016

The Aurora Schools' Track and Field Team will be holding a fundraiser at the Aurora Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant (18865 Giles Rd.) on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.  Just show the flyer attached to the link below and 20% of your total bill will be donated to the team.  Takeout orders are also eligible for the fundraiser.  Thank you for your support. 

Buffalo Wild Wing Fundraiser Flyer


LEIGHTON SCHOOL CLASS PICTURES ~ March 15, 2016

Class pictures will be taken at Leighton on Tuesday, March 15, 2016.  Order forms were sent home this week.  If you would like a copy of the class picture please fill out the order form and bring it to school on Tuesday along with $10.00 in cash or a check made payable to Ripcho Studio.  We have a few extra order forms in the office.  


LEIGHTON SCHOOL YOUTH RUNNING CLUB ~ Make Running FUN

Join the Leighton School Youth Running Club for students in grades 3-5.  Running is fun and promotes positive self-improvement and reinforces positive sportsmanship and teamwork.  Registration forms are due April 5, 2016. For more information and registration form, please click on the link below.

Leighton School Youth Running Information/Registration Form


AFTER PROM COMMITTEE HOLDING BUFFALO WILD WINGS FUNDRAISER ~ Wednesday, April 13, 2016

The AHS After Prom Committee is holding a fundraiser at BUFFALO WILD WINGS restaurant located at 18865 Giles Rd. in Aurora.  They will donate 20% of sales on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 from 4:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. when the flyer below is presented.  Proceeds will go to the Aurora High School After Prom.

Thank you to all who support our After Prom Committee fundraisers and to the Buffalo Wild Wings in Aurora for their generous support of our students.

Buffalo Wild Wings Fundraiser Flyer


AURORA HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR CHIPOTLE FUNDRAISER ~ Wednesday, April 6, 2016

The Aurora High School Choirs are holding a Chipotle Mexican Grill fundraiser on Wednesday, April 6, 2016.  It will be held at the Chipotle restaurant in Twinsburg located at 2640 Creekside Dr. between 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  Just bring the informational flyer linked below, show it on your phone, or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause and 50% of the proceeds will go to the Aurora High School Choirs.

AHS Choir Chipotle Fundraiser Flyer


NO SCHOOL FOR AURORA CITY SCHOOLS ON FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 2016

There will be no classes held on Friday, April 15, 2016 for the Aurora City Schools.  Classes will resume as normal on Monday, April 18, 2016.


NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY HOLDING TALENT SHOW ~ April 22, 2016

The AHS National Honor Society would like to invite students, staff, parents and community members to enjoy an evening of talent show entertainment on Friday, April 22, 2016.  It will be held in the high school auditorium beginning at 7:00 p.m.  Tickets are $3.00 each with proceeds supporting their Random Acts of Kindness campaign. 


AURORA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL TEAM SPONSORS ANNUAL MATTRESS FUNDRAISER

ONE DAY ONLY ~ Saturday, July 30, 2016

The Aurora Schools’ Football program will host their annual mattress fundraiser on Saturday, July 30, 2016.  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.

AHS Football Team Mattress Fundraiser Flyer


LEIGHTON SCHOOL 4TH AND 5TH GRADE ORCHESTRA CONCERT ~ May 19, 2016

The Leighton 4th and 5th Grade Orchestra students will be performing their last concert of the school year on Thursday, May 19, 2016.  The 4th graders will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the 5th graders will perform at 7:30 p.m. with both concerts taking place at Aurora High School. 

Don’t miss this opportunity to see them perform in concert before the school year ends.


NATIONAL SCHOOL NURSE DAY ~ May 11, 2016

Thank you to all of our school district nurses on National School Nurse Day.  Your caring and dedication to our students every day helps us to be at our healthy best. 


AHS BOOK FAIR ~ May 17-18, 2016

Join us in the AHS Library for the AHS Book Fair on Tuesday, May 17 and Wednesday, May 18, 2016.  The fair hours will run from 7:40 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.  The Learned Owl Bookstore will be there to help you choose your summer required reading, beach read, current bestsellers, classics or gifts for graduation, birthdays or Father’s Day.

The Learned Owl will donate 20% of the sales to purchase new books for the AHS Library.  Thank you for supporting our AHS Book Fair.


AHS SCIENCE OLYMPIAD TEAM HOLDING FUNDRAISER

The AHS Science Olympiad team is holding a fundraiser at El Camino Restaurant (395 N. Aurora Rd., Aurora) on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 for lunch and dinner.  This applies to both dine in and carry out orders.  When you present the flyer linked below, El Camino will donate 20% of the bill to the AHS Science Olympiad team.

El Camino Restaurant Fundraiser Flyer


AURORA SCHOOLS’ PTO SPONSORS A PRESENTATION ON THE ADVERSE EFFECTS AND IMPACT OF DRUG USE

Did you know that every day over 2,000 teenagers abuse prescription drugs for the first time?  The Harmon/High PTO is sponsoring a drug forum for parents, students and community members on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 to provide information regarding the issue of drug use/abuse.  It will take place in the Aurora High School auditorium beginning at 7:00 p.m. 

Guest speakers will include Chris Reiter, an Aurora City School District’s School Resource Officer; Keith Martin, Resident Agent in Charge for the Cuyahoga County Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA); Dr. Wayne Hall, PhD., a local counselor, and Barb Oswick, a Portage County Judge.  A question and answer session will follow the presentation. 

Don’t miss this important informative presentation.


ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONAL DAY ~ April 27, 2016

The Aurora City School District would like to extend a big “thank you” to all of our administrative professional personnel throughout the district.  Their hard work and dedication is immensely appreciated and we cannot thank you enough for all you do every day!


LEIGHTON SCHOOL 2nd GRADE TO 3rd GRADE TRANSITION NIGHT ~ May 9, 2016

On Monday, May 9, 2016, at 6:30 p.m., Leighton Elementary School will be holding a transition meeting for parents of 2nd grade students who will be attending 3rd grade at Leighton School in the fall.  This welcoming and informational meeting will feature Leighton School’s Principal, Mr. Goodwin and Counselor, Ms. Curry, as speakers.  They will discuss the transition to 3rd grade, general expectations, answer questions and provide the opportunity for a building tour.  We look forward to meeting with you.


2016 OHSAA FOOTBALL PLAYOFF GAME #1 INFORMATION helmet

Our Aurora Greenmen football team will be taking on the Barberton Magics in post season play at Aurora High School’s Veterans Stadium with kick-off at 7:30 p.m.  Gates open at 6:00 p.m.  Please click on the links below for informational flyers with game and ticket/t-shirt purchasing information and t-shirt design renderings.

2016 Ticket/T-Shirt Informational Flyer


AURORA HIGH SCHOOL AFTER PROM CHIPOTLE FUNDRAISER ~ Tuesday, November 29, 2016 chipotle

The Aurora High School After Prom Committee is holding a Chipotle Mexican Grill fundraiser on Tuesday, November 29, 2016.  It will be held at the Chipotle restaurant in Twinsburg located at 2640 Creekside Dr. between 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  Just bring the informational flyer linked below, show it on your phone, or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause and 50% of the proceeds will be donated to the Aurora High After Prom.

After Prom Chipotle Flyer


SPECIAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT PCF ~ December 7, 2016 special

The Aurora City Schools’ Special Services Department will be holding a Parent Communication Forum (PCF) on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.  The meeting will take place off-site at the Two Café and Boutique located at Market Square Shopping Center, 8578 E. Washington St., Chagrin Falls, OH 44023. 

This meeting will include a presentation by Shari Hunter, the founder of the Two Foundation and The Two Cafe and Boutique.  Hunter is a parent, business woman, and licensed intervention specialist.  She completed her student teaching at Harmon with Jen Loudon.  She will be sharing her story and the Two Foundation's vision, "to create a neighborhood place, where individuals with mild to moderate exceptionalities would be job trained, coached and placed into a fully integrated work setting."

We hope to see you there!

two cafe


AHS CHOIR HOLIDAY CONCERT– December 6, 2016 sounds

The Aurora High School Holiday Choir Concert will take place on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in the AHS Auditorium.  Join us for a wonderful evening of music that is sure to get you into the holiday spirit.


LEIGHTON DOG TREAT SALE GOING ON NOW ~ Great for Gifts treats

Emily Hilker and her class are sponsoring their yearly Dog Treat Sale for staff members and students at Leighton School.  The treat sale (they are homemade by the students) runs from December 5 until December 20, 2016. (Treats can be kept in the refrigerator or freezer) If you would like to order dog treats, please call 330-954-2203 (the direct line to Hilker’s classroom in Room 12 at LES).  Please try to call during these times: 

                    9:15-10:30, 11:00-11:30, 12:00-12:40 and 2:30-3:20

Email orders can be sent to ehilker@aurora-schools.org. Please make checks payable to Aurora City Schools. The funds raised will be used for classroom field trips, activities and resources. For more information, please click on the "Read More" below.          


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FRESHMAN CLASS SELLING AURORA ORNAMENTS bulbs

The freshman class is holding their annual Aurora ornament sale that runs until December 12, 2016.  Ornaments will arrive before Winter Break (December 19th) and come wrapped and ready to gift.  For ornament photos/information/order form, please click on the links below.

Aurora Ornament Photo

Aurora Ornament Information/Order Form


WINTER BREAK 2016-17 winter tree

 

The Aurora City School District’s first day of winter break with no classes begins on Thursday, December 22, 2016.  Classes for students will resume again on Wednesday, January 4, 2017.

HAVE A WONDERFUL HOLIDAY SEASON!                  

 


SPECIAL SERVICES PCF ~ Wednesday, January 11, 2017 pcf

The Special Services Department will be holding a Parent Communication Forum (PCF) on Wednesday, January 11, 2017.  It will be held from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. at Miller School.  The focus will be on Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (PBIS) and social/emotional development in early childhood/ preschool.  Ideas for both home and school will be discussed. The presentation and discussion will take place with staff members from Miller School’s Integrated Preschool program. 


HARMON SCHOOL MUSICAL MADAGASCAR JR. ~January 26th & 27th, 2017 - 7:00 p.m. HARMON SCHOOL MUSICAL MADAGASCAR JR. ~January 26th & 27th, 2017 - 7:00 p.m.

Join all your favorite animals from the DreamWorks movie hit Madagascar for a hilarious journey out of the zoo and onto the stage.  Madagascar Jr. will take place in the Aurora High School Auditorium on January 26th & 27th, 2017.  Tickets are $3 for students and $5 for adults with general admission seating.  Curtain time both evenings is at 7:00 p.m.  We hope to see you there.


OHIO BACK TO SCHOOL “SALES TAX HOLIDAY” ~ August 5-7, 2016

OHIO BACK TO SCHOOL “SALES TAX HOLIDAY” ~ August 5-7, 2016

The Ohio Senate has recently enacted Senate Bill 264 which exempts the purchase of clothing or school supplies under $75 from Ohio sales tax for three days in August 2016. Ohio’s “Sales Tax Holiday” will occur on August 5th (12:00 a.m.) - 7th (11:59 p.m.), 2016. 

During the holiday, the following items are exempt from sales and use tax:

  • Clothing priced at $75 per item or less;
  • School supplies priced at $20 per item or less; and 
  • School instructional material priced at $20 per item or less.  

For a complete listing of eligible items (laptops and tablets are not included), please click on the link below.

Listing of EligibleTax Free Items


LEIGHTON SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE SCHEDULE ~ August 2016

Leighton School will be holding Open House for the 2016-17 school year.

Below is the Leighton School Open House schedule:

 

 

August 15, 20164th & 5th Grade

4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

August 16, 20163rd Grade

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.


AURORA PTO SPIRIT WEAR SALE DURING HARMON/HIGH SCHEDULE PICKUP  

The Aurora Harmon/High PTO will be unveiling their new 2016-17 spirit wear during the Harmon/High schedule pick up on Wednesday, August 10, 2016.  You will have a chance to purchase previous year's spirit wear items at clearance prices and check out (and purchase) all the new and exciting items for this year.  Items range from car magnets and socks to awesome sweatshirts and t-shirts!  Please stop by and see what’s new.  Cash, Check, Visa and MasterCard will be accepted.  


THUNDER OVER AURORA ~ MARCHING BAND SPECTACULAR ~ September 10, 2016

Thunder Over Aurora ~ A Marching Band Spectacular 

Aurora Veterans Memorial Stadium

 Saturday, September 10, 2016

7:00 p.m.

The booming sound of marching bands, trumpets blaring and drums pounding will be heard throughout Aurora High School’s Veterans Memorial Stadium on Saturday, September 10, 2016. The annual Aurora Marching Band Spectacular entitled, “Thunder Over Aurora” will begin at 7:00 p.m.

Aurora will host five guest marching bands:  Bedford, North Olmsted, Notre-Dame Cathedral Latin, Orville, and Streetsboro.  Our own Aurora High School Marching Band will wind up the evening’s entertainment.  This annual marching band performance gives guests the unique opportunity to hear bands that they may not normally get a chance to hear.

Ticket Information

Pre-Sale $6.00/At Gate $8.00

Pre-Sale tickets and t-shirt orders are available on-line at www.aurorabands.com, at Mazzulo’s Market and from Aurora band members.  The deadline for pre-orders is August 24, 2016.  Please make checks payable to Aurora Band Boosters. at Mazzulo’s Market and from Aurora band members.  Please make checks payable to Aurora Band Boosters.

If you have any questions, please contact aurorabandboosters@gmail.com


“GETTING TO KNOW YOU DAYS” FOR CRADDOCK AND LEIGHTON SCHOOL STUDENTS ~ September 2 & 6, 2016

Craddock and Leighton School students will have “Getting To Know You Days” on September 2 & 6, 2016.  These “Getting To Know You Days” will help us to complete state required individualized reading assessments. 

Students will only attend one of the assessment days.  Students whose last names begin with A-L will attend school on Friday, September 2, 2016.  Then on Tuesday, September 6, 2016, students with names beginning with M-Z will attend school.


LEIGHTON SCHOOL PICTURE DAY ~ September 15, 2016

The Leighton School Picture Day will take place on Thursday, September 15, 2016.  Order forms were sent home and need to be filled out and returned on picture day with cash or a check made payable to Ripcho Studio.


SPECIAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT PARENT COMMUNICATION FORUM (PCF) ~ September 20, 2016

The Aurora City Schools’ Special Services Department will be holding a Parent Communication Forum (PCF) on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in the Leighton Media Center.  This meeting will include a presentation by Occupational Therapist Alisa Deininger on the 8th Sensory System.  There will also be an opportunity to provide feedback on future Special Services PCF topics, as well as, to learn about parent support opportunities in the community.  We hope to see you there!

Special Services PCF Flyer


LEIGHTON AND CRADDOCK/MILLER SCHOOLS HOLD PCF ~ September 28, 2016

Leighton and Craddock/Miller Schools will be holding a Parent Communication Forum together on Wednesday, September 28, 2016.  It will be held in the Leighton Elementary School in the media center beginning at 6:30 p.m.  This first meeting will feature a presentation and discussion revolving around the book, 7 Habits of Highly Successful Families by Steven R. Covey.  Leighton teacher, Dana McNally, along with Miller and Craddock School Counselor, Tami Mazzella, will lead the evening's activities.  We look forward to your attendance at this event.


AFTER PROM DOUGHNUT FUNDRAISER ~ After This Friday’s Football Game

The Aurora Schools’ After Prom Committee will be holding a Krispy Kreme doughnut sale on Friday, September 23, 2016 after the Aurora vs. Barberton football game.  Please stop by the stadium’s main gate and buy a box of delicious doughnuts to help support our AHS After Prom.

Please “Read More” below to view the After Prom Committee doughnut flyer.


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HARMON/HIGH SCHOOL PTO SPIRIT WEAR SALE THIS WEEK

The Harmon/High PTO will be holding a Spirit Wear sale during the following event this week:

Tuesday, August 23rd - Harmon 7th Grade Open House

Wednesday, August 24th - High School Open House

Thursday, August 25th - Harmon 8th Grade Open House

Friday, August 26th - Aurora’s First Football Game

We’ve completely redone all the Spirit Wear this year! 

Come and check out all the new t-shirts, sweatshirts, stadium chairs, socks and more!


AURORA SPIRIT WEAR SALE WITH EXTENDED SALE HOURS spirit

If you haven’t had a chance to purchase your Aurora Spirit Wear yet, you have the chance to take advantage of extended hours at the Aurora High School Bookstore (located in the high school cafeteria).  The extended bookstore dates/hours are:

 

Tuesday, October 11 from 4:00 p.m.- 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 20 from 5:00 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.

Get Your Aurora Gear Now!


NO CLASSES - NEOEA DAY ~ Friday, October 14, 2016 neoea

There will be no classes held in the Aurora City School District on Friday, October 14, 2016 which is NEOEA Day.  Classes will resume again on Monday, October 17, 2016.

Enjoy the day off!


NHS VETERAN’S DAY BREAKFAST ~ YOU ARE INVITED vday

The Aurora High School National Honor Society would like to show how much they appreciate your military service by hosting a Veteran’s Day Breakfast.  The breakfast, which is generously supported by the Aurora Schools Foundation, will be held on Veteran’s Day, Friday, November 11, 2016.  Join them at Aurora High School (109 W. Pioneer Trail) from 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.  Please RSVP to nhsbreakfast16 @gmail.com or at 330-954-2399 and include your name, if you are bringing a guest and which branch of the military you served in.  Feel free to wear your uniform!   Click on the link below for the invitation.

NHS Veteran's Day Breakfast Invitation


SPECIAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT PARENT COMMUNICATION FORUM (PCF) ~ November 2, 2016 servces

The Aurora City Schools’ Special Services Department will be holding a Parent Communication Forum (PCF) on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 from 7:00p.m. - 8:30 p.m. in the Leighton School Media Center.  This meeting will include a talk based on the critically acclaimed books: The Explosive Child and Raising Human Beings by Dr. Ross Greene. A presentation will be given by Bob Schuppel, M.Ed., LPCC-S and Parent.  He will provide practical strategies for how to feel like a more engaged effective parent without reacting to or giving in to your willful and spirited child.  We hope to see you there!

Please click here for the PCF flyer.


AFTER PROM DOUGHNUT FUNDRAISER ~ Beginning After Half Time At This Friday’s Football Game krispy

The Aurora Schools’ After Prom Committee will be holding a Krispy Kreme doughnut sale this Friday, October 28, 2016 after the Aurora vs. Tallmadge football game.  Please stop by outside the stadium’s main gate and buy a box of delicious doughnuts to help support our AHS After Prom.

Please click here to view the After Prom Committee doughnut flyer.


LEIGHTON SCHOOL PICTURE RETAKES ~ November 17, 2016 smile

Picture retakes for Leighton School will be held on Thursday, November 17, 2016.  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.


AHS NIGHT WITH THE CLEVLEAND MONSTERS INCLUDES CHAMBER SINGERS PERFORMANCE ~ Get Tickets Now! monsterrs

Come and cheer on the Aurora High School Chamber Singers as they perform the National Anthem during Aurora High School Night with the Cleveland Monsters on Friday, December 30, 2016.  The Monsters will be taking on the Grand Rapids Griffins at Quicken Loans Arena with game time at 7:00 p.m.  Be sure to arrive early to hear the Chamber Singers perform during the pre-game!  

Order forms can be found at the link below with a group rate of $19.00.  Orders need to be returned to Sarah Dixon by November 14, 2016.

AHS Night with the Cleveland Monsters Flyer


FREE AND REDUCED LUNCH ROLLOVER INFORMATION

FREE AND REDUCED LUNCH ROLLOVER INFORMATION

As an FYI - Free and Reduced lunch recipients will be rolled over from last year for 30 days (which begins with the first day of school for the 2016-17 school year).  If a child does not have their paperwork in by September 28th they will be returned to full pay lunch status.


LEIGHTON SCHOOL NEW TO THE DISTRICT FAMILY ORIENTATION MEETING ~ Thursday, August 11, 2016

A Leighton School Orientation Meeting for parents and students in grades 3-5 that are new to the Aurora City School District will take place on Thursday, August 11, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at Leighton School.


LEIGHTON SCHOOL ICE CREAM SOCIAL ~ Thursday, September 15, 2016

Please join us for the Leighton Elementary School Ice Cream Social on Thursday, September 15, 2016.  It will take place from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and will feature lots of ice cream, toppings and the smiling faces of many Leighton students and families.

Thank you to all of the PTO members for their sponsorship and to the teachers for helping dish up the “sweet” treats.


AFTER PROM DOUGHNUT FUNDRAISER DURING THUNDER OVER AURORA

The Aurora Schools’ After Prom Committee will be holding a Krispy Kreme doughnut sale on Saturday, September 10, 2016 from 8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.  Please stop by the main gate and buy a box of delicious doughnuts to help support our AHS After Prom.


BOX TOPS CONTESTS TAKING PLACE IN JANUARY 2017 box top

During the month of January 2017, Box Tops contests will be running for grades K-8.  The elementary school students can turn Box Tops in at their school office.  Harmon School students can turn their box tops into their homeroom teacher or into the office with their name and homeroom attached.  Box Tops are always collected during the school year at all the school building offices and at the Aurora Memorial Library.


AHS NIGHT WITH THE CAVS INCLUDES CHAMBER SINGERS PERFORMANCE ~ Get Tickets Now! cavs

Come and cheer on the Aurora High School Chamber Singers as they perform the National Anthem during Aurora High School Night with the Cavs on Thursday, February 23, 2017.  The Cavs will be taking on the New York Knicks at Quicken Loans Arena with a tip-off time of 8:00 p.m.  Be sure to arrive early to hear the Chamber Singers perform during the pre-game!  

Order forms can be found at the link below with a group rate of $40.00.  Orders need to be returned to Sarah Dixon by January 5, 2017.

Cavs Night Flyer


AURORA HIGH SCHOOL ORCHESTRA CONCERT ~ December 13, 2016 wreath

The Aurora High School Orchestra students will be performing in concert on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium. 

Don’t miss your chance to hear them during the holiday season.


LEIGHTON SCHOOL MUSIC CONCERT ~ December 19, 2016 gold

Please join us at Leighton Elementary School for a music concert on Monday, December 19, 2016.  It begins at 6:30 p.m. and we hope to see you there!


LEIGHTON SCHOOL 4TH AND 5TH GRADE WINTER ORCHESTRA CONCERTS ~ December 20, 2016 holiday

The Leighton 4th and 5th Grade Orchestra students will be performing their winter concert on Tuesday, December 20, 2016.  The 4th graders will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the 5th graders will perform at 7:30 p.m.

Come and get into the holiday spirit!


AHS FALL PLAY ~ ALMOST MAINE - November 18 - 19, 2016 maine

The Aurora High School Fall Play production of Almost Maine will take place on November 18 - 19, 2016 with curtain time at 7:00 p.m.  Almost Maine is “comprised of nine short plays which explore love and loss in a remote, mythical almost town called Almost Maine.” Join AHS Drama students for this delightful comedy that takes a whimsical approach to the joys and perils of romance. 

Please click here for more play information.


2016 OHSAA FOOTBALL PLAYOFF GAME #2 INFORMATION football

Our Aurora Greenmen football team will be taking on the Hudson Explorers in post season play at Nordonia Boliantz Stadium on Friday, November 11, 2016 in Macedonia with kick-off at 7:30 p.m.  Gates open at 6:00 p.m.  Please click on the link below for informational flyers with game and ticket/t-shirt purchasing information and t-shirt design renderings.

2016 Ticket/T-Shirt Informational Flyer


PTO ROLLER SKATING PARTY ~ October 14, 2016 skate

Looking for something to do on NEOEA day (no school) this Friday?  Students of Leighton, Craddock and Miller Schools are invited to attend a PTO sponsored roller skating party at the Chagrin Valley Roller Rink on October 14, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Admission is one canned food item (for Volunteers of America) and skate rentals are only $4.00.  Hope to see you there.


HARMON/HIGH ELEMENTARY PTO'S BOX TOP COLLECTION CONTESTS Box

The Harmon/High and Elementary PTOs are sponsoring Box Top collection contests for grades K-8 at Harmon and all the elementary schools.  Please turn in a collection sheet or a Ziploc bag of Box Tops with your name and grade to your school office by Monday, October 24, 2016.   Great prizes will be awarded!


AFTER PROM DOUGHNUT FUNDRAISER ~ Beginning After Half Time At This Friday’s Football Game kk

The Aurora Schools’ After Prom Committee will be holding a Krispy Kreme doughnut sale on Friday, November 4, 2016 during the Aurora vs. Barberton playoff football game.  Please stop by the stadium’s main gate and buy a box of delicious Krispy Kreme doughnuts to help support our AHS After Prom.

Please click here to view the After Prom Committee doughnut flyer.


SCHOOL PRINCIPAL DAY ~ May 2, 2016

In honor of School Principal Appreciation Day, we would like to thank all of our district building principals for their dedication and guidance for all of our students and district.  We appreciate all that you do every day!


TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK ~ May 2-6, 2016

During Teacher Appreciation Week (May 2-6, 2016), the Aurora City School District would like to thank our teachers for the caring, dedication and commitment to Aurora’s students that has made us one of the top school districts in the State of Ohio and recognized nationally for our excellence.  We thank you and appreciate all that you do!


LEIGHTON SCHOOL BAND CONCERT ~ May 17, 2016

Please join us for the last concert of the year for the Leighton School band students.  It will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Aurora High School.  We hope to see you there.


REMINDER: LAST DAY OF CLASSES FOR AURORA CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT IS THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2016

The last day of classes for the Aurora City Schools will be Thursday, May 26, 2016.  We wish everyone a fun and safe summer break and look forward to seeing our students again on the first day of the next school year, August 17, 2016.


SPECIAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT PARENT COMMUNICATION FORUM “IDEA B FUNDS” ~ June 7, 2016

The Aurora City Schools’ Special Services Department will be holding a Parent Communication Forum (PCF) on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. in the Leighton Media Center.  This will be an opportunity for public comment concerning the use of IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) Part B Funds.  Aurora Schools’ Director of Special Services, Christy Koestner, will be the presenter.  Please click on the link below for an informational flyer.

IDEA PART B FUNDS PCF FLYER


OHIO PTA PRESENTS “START TALIKING!” WEBCAST ~ Drug Abuse Prevention Conversation/Resources

The Ohio PTA and Start Talking! are hosting a special webcast conversation about drug abuse prevention including free resources available to families.  The program will take place on Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.  Drug overdoses are a public health epidemic impacting our families and our schools. Parents are the first line of defense and have a strong role to play in this fight. National research has shown that children are up to 50 percent less likely to use drugs when their parents and other trusted adults talk with them about drug use. Click Here to register for the webcast.

The Start Talking! program offers free resources to educate parents on this issue and equip them with tools to get the conversation started. To truly combat this problem, we must take a community-wide approach to drug-prevention. Go to: http://starttalking.ohio.gov/.  

                                                 


PTO ELEMENTARY ROLLER SKATING PARTY ~ April 15, 2016

Students of Leighton, Craddock and Miller Schools are invited to attend a PTO sponsored roller skating party at the Chagrin Valley Roller Rink on April 15, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Admission is one canned food item (for Volunteers of America) and skate rentals are only $4.00.  Hope to see you there.


OUTSTANDING GREENMEN 2016 TO BE HONORED AT BANQUET

Congratulations to this year’s Aurora High School Outstanding Greenmen Award winners.  The students and teachers will be honored at a banquet on April 7, 2016.  For a complete listing of this year’s award winners, please click on “Read More” below.


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OHIO DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION LOOKING TO INVOLVE PARENTS IN REVIEW OF OHIO’S LEARNING STANDARDS

The Ohio Department of Education is in the process of reviewing the Ohio Learning Standards and would like to involve parents in this process.   Parents who are interested in reviewing the standards and suggesting changes should submit their comments by April 5, 2016.  For more information on how to participate in this process, please click on the link below.

Ohio Learning Standards Parent Review Information


GREENMEN STAMPEDE XC/TRAIL 5K & 1 MILE FUN RUN ~ July 31, 2016

Join us for the Greenmen Stampede XC/Trail 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run on July 31, 2016 at Sunny Lake Park in Aurora.  The net proceeds will benefit the Aurora City Schools Cross Country Program.  This 5k race does have a twist to it. You can either enter as an individual like any other 5k or you can create a same gender team of at least 5 members of any age group. The top 5 members will be scored just like a cross country team. Medals will be awarded to top individuals in age groups in the individual race OR the top male and female teams will be awarded in the team event

The team is hoping to raise enough money to provide two graduating seniors in memory of Tommy Dankelson and Jack Morrison.

For more information, including run times, cost, shirt sizes, etc. and the Registration Form, please click on the link below.

For online registration, go to: http://www.champracing.org/road_race_schedule

Greenmen Stampede Run Sponsorship Information

Greenmen Stampede Flyer


AURORA CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT SPRING BREAK 2016

The Aurora City School District’s Spring Break will begin on Monday, March 21, 2016 and runs through Friday, March 25, 2016.

 Classes will resume on Monday, March 28, 2016. 

                    Enjoy Your Spring Break!


LEIGHTON SCHOOL DADS & DONUTS 3rd GRADE ~ Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Time To Eat The Donuts!

Leighton School 3rd Grade Dads & Donuts Morning

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

The students and dads (or special guests) can begin their morning with donuts and pastries starting at 8:15 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. 

We hope to see lots of eager faces!


AFTER PROM COMMITTEE HOLDING CHIPOTLE FUNDRAISER ~Tuesday, February 16, 2016

The AHS After Prom Committee is holding a fundraiser at the CHIPOTLE restaurant located in Streetsboro at 9754 State Rt. 14.  They will donate 50% of their sales on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 from 4:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. to the AHS After Prom Committee.   Just present the flyer attached to the link below at check out. 

Thank you to the Streetsboro Chipotle Mexican Grill for their generous support of our students.

Chipotle Fundraiser Flyer


NHS PRINCESS PROM AWAITS – March 5, 2016

All pre-K through 5th grade princesses are cordially invited to attend the National Honor Society Princess Prom accompanied by their King or Queen.  The ball will take place on Saturday, March 5, 2016 from 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.  This year the ball is proudly sponsored in part by Integrity Insurance Agency, Aurora Rose Dance Academy, Aurora Children's Early Learning Center, Doogan's, and Aurora Parks and Recreation Department.  New this year is the princess boutique that will be offered during the day so that the princesses can get their hair and nails done for the ball.  For more information about this event, please click on the invitation link below.  Please contact jsimmerman@aurora-schools.org with any questions.

Princess Prom Invitation


DON’T MISS AHS STUDENTS COMPETE ON ACADEMIC CHALLENGE ~ Saturday, April 9, 2016

Aurora High School students Colin Heath, James Kristell, and Sarah Zeng teamed up to compete against students from Rocky River and Coventry on the high school game show Academic Challenge which airs weekly on ABC Channel 5 in Cleveland.  Tune in to watch our team in action which airs on April 9, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. 


AHS SPRING MUSICAL & DISTRICT ART SHOW ~ April 15-17, 2016

This year’s AHS Player’s spring musical and annual district art show will run from April 15 -17, 2016. The play Nice Work If You Can Get It by George and Ira Gershwin will be performed at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, April 15th, Saturday, April 16th and a matinee at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 17th. Performances are held in the Aurora High School Auditorium.  Tickets are available at the door for:  $8 Adult, $7 Senior Citizen, $5 Students.

Please be sure to stop by and enjoy all of the impressive artwork created by our talented art students throughout the district both before and after the performances at the Annual District Art Show.

Nice Work If You Can Get It Flyer


AURORA SCHOOLS’ PTO K-8 SCHOOL SUPPLY SALE FOR 2016-17 SCHOOL YEAR

The Aurora Schools’ PTO is currently sponsoring the sale of prepackaged school supplies (Grades K-8) for the upcoming 2016-17 school year from School Tool Box. Orders can be placed online beginning May 1, 2016.   Orders can be customized, but prices may change if the order is customized.  The sale ends August 1, 2016 and orders ship within 10 days. 

For more details and contact information, please view the flyer linked below.

PTO ON-LINE BOOK SUPPLY SALE INFORMATION


PORTAGE COUNTY 2016 CHIP QUALITY OF LIFE SURVEY

Community members that would like to participate in the Portage County 2016 CHIP Quality of Life Survey, a component of the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP), are asked to go to: 

Portage County 2016 CHIP Quality of Life Survey

This “survey is a tool used to measure overall perceptions of the Portage County community among all community members.” 


LEIGHTON ROBOTICS TEAM COLLECTING USED BATTERIES

The Leighton robotics team, Infinity 318, is holding a used battery drive.  The collection will be held until the end of the school year.  Just drop off your used batteries in the boxes that can be found in front of each grade level hallway. 

Thank you for recycling!


THANK YOU AURORA SCHOOLS’ VOLUNTEERS

In honor of National Public School Volunteer Week (April 18-22, 2016), the Aurora City School District would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our volunteers who give so generously of their time to help make our district and students so successful.  Our volunteers truly make a difference in the lives of our staff and students.


HARMON/HIGH PTO HOLDING ANNUAL HOLIDAY SPIRIT WEAR SALE spirit

The Harmon/High PTO will be holding their annual holiday spirit wear sale so that you can start your holiday shopping early.  The Harmon/High bookstore (located at the cafeteria entrance) will be open on:

Thursday, November 10th from 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, November 19th from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Check out all of our Aurora items for everyone on your holiday list!  Cash, check and all major credit cards are accepted

.Thank you for your support!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!


AURORA LADY GREENMEN GIONINO’S PIZZA FUNDRAISER pizza

The Lady Greenmen Basketball Team is sponsoring a fundraiser featuring Aurora’s Gionino’s Pizzeria.   Gionino’s will donate 15% of purchases made when you order on any Monday in November (14th, 21st, & 28th) from 3:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.  You MUST mention the “Aurora Lady Greenmen’s Basketball Team” so that they receive the donation.  For more information, please click on the link below.

Lady Greenmen Gionino's Pizza Fundraiser Flyer


AURORA ROBOTICS FIRST LEGO LEAGUE COMPETITION IN AURORA ~ December 4, 2016 fll

The Aurora Robotics teams would like to invite Aurora community members to attend the first ever First Lego League competition to be held in Aurora.  The competition will be held on December 4, 2016 at Leighton Elementary School.  Eighteen teams (4th grade – 8th grade) from across Northeast Ohio will be competing to advance to the Akron District tournament.  Three local Aurora teams will compete with the best time to attend being during the Robot Rounds from 12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Click here to learn more about the First Lego League.


SCHOOL BOARD APPRECIATION MONTH ~ January 2017 board

The month of January 2017 was declared School Board Recognition Month by the Ohio School Board Association.  A special “THANK YOU” goes out to each of our school board members: Gerald Kohanski, President; Pam Mehallis, Vice President; Beverly Kuch,  Annie Grohe and Zena Elliott.  They each serve our community selflessly in order to make our district one of the top school districts nationally and in the State of Ohio.

thank you


AHS VOLLEYBALL TEAM HOSTING 2016 VOLLEY FOR A CURE ~ October 4, 2016

The AHS Volleyball team will be hosting a 2016 Volley for A Cure event on October 4, 2016 during the Freshman, JV and Varsity games from 4:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.  Join the teams (including Revere) for a special recognition of family members currently battling cancer (or cancer survivors) prior to the 6:30 p.m. Varsity game.  The night will also include a bake sale, boot collection and games/prizes along with entry to the games with a donation at the door.  All proceeds will go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.  We hope to see you at this special event!

Please click on the flyer link below for more detailed information.

Volley For A Cure Flyer


AURORA ROBOTICS HOLDING “FILL THE TRUCK” EASTER SEALS FUNDRAISER Easter Seals

The Aurora Robotics programs will be having a “Fill the Truck” fundraiser in conjunction with Easter Seals in the Aurora High School parking lot.  It will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Clothing donations will be accepted along with miscellaneous items including, dishes, kitchenware, small picture frames, wall hangings, small children’s toys/ games, knick knacks, jewelry, books, CDs/DVDs/VHS tapes.  Tax donation receipts will be available.  Thank you in advance for your donation! 


AHS SERVICE LEARNING CLASS SPONSORING VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT ~ November 12, 2016 VB

The Aurora Service Learning Class is sponsoring a volleyball tournament to benefit the nonprofit organization that Kym Sellers founded to increase awareness and provide education/information for those affected with multiple sclerosis in the Greater Cleveland area.  The tournament will take place on November 12, 2016 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at Aurora High School.  The class is looking for 32 teams consisting of 6 people each with a cost of $6.00/person. Money and forms are due November 2nd to Mrs. Foster.  Please help this great cause while having fun at the same time.                                                                                                                                                                      


INTERNET SAFETY EXPERT JESSE WEINBERGER TO SPEAK TO PARENTS ~ Monday, November 7, 2016 - NEW QUESTIONS BELOW safety

PARENTS:

(Each week we will have a new set of questions below for parents)

  • Did you know that a significant percentage of college admissions counselors will try to review your child’s social media platforms? What will they find if they look?
  • Did you know that your children are at risk of going to prison and being listed on a sexual predator registry because of the photos they are sending AND receiving on their smartphones?
  • Did you know that high school juniors and seniors are routinely getting their college acceptances and scholarships revoked for less than honorable social platform behavior?
  • If you had to sum up your child’s online reputation into a sentence what would it be? Do you even know?

If any of these surprised you, come and learn more at the Internet Safety for Parents Only presentation on Monday, November 7, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in the Aurora High School Auditorium. 

.  Please click here for the presentation flyer.


BOYS’ SOCCER TEAM HOLDING 2ND ANNUAL BREAST CANCER T-SHIRT FUNDRAISER A

The Aurora Schools’ boys’ soccer team will be holding their 2nd annual Breast Cancer Fundraiser with t-shirts being sold during the homecoming football game on September 30, 2016.  They will also be available to purchase during school lunch periods the week of October 3rd.  The minimum donation for a t-shirt is $10.  With each t-shirt that is purchased comes a raffle entry to win an Ultimate Sports Booster pass.  100% of the proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society.  Thank you for supporting this cause.

Please click HERE  for more information and an image of the t-shirt design.


AURORA CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT’S 2016-17 SCHOOL SUPPLY LISTS (Pre-K-8) AVAILABLE ON-LINE

School supply lists for the 2016-17 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, 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.


AFTER PROM THIRTY ONE STYLE FUNDRAISER thirty one

The After Prom Committee is sponsoring a Thirty One Style Fundraiser that supports the AHS After Prom 2017.  The sale runs November 1 - 22, 2016.  These make great holiday gifts and help support After Prom at the same time.  Please see the flyer below for more details.

After Prom Thirty One Fundraiser Flyer


AURORA CITY SCHOOLS’ 2016 HOLIDAY CONCERT SCHEDULE concerts

The Aurora City Schools will be hosting a variety of holiday concerts in December. These will be a prelude to our winter break and are sure to get us all into the holiday spirit!  The dates/times schedule can be found under "Read More" below. 

We hope you enjoy these programs and the upcoming holidays!

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AURORA CITY SCHOOLS' TWO HOUR DELAY PROCEDURES delays

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.  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. To view each school buildings delayed start class schedules and the transportation adjustments that will be made when a two-hour delay is implemented, please click on the “Read More” link below.


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FOOD DONATIONS NEEDED ~ “Fill a Bag, Feed a Family”

Food donations for the City of Aurora’s “Fill a Bag, Feed a Family” are being sought.  For the second year, volunteers will leave plastic bags at all city resident’s front doors on April 30, 2016.  Residents can then leave their donations at their front doors where they will be picked up on May 7, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. until mid-afternoon.  Donations will then be delivered to the Aurora Food Pantry of the Volunteers of America.  For more information or to volunteer, please go to www.fillabagfeedafamily.com/aurora  Thank you to all who can donate.


ROBOTICS MEMBERSHIP REGISTRATION FOR 2016-17

Membership registration for the Aurora Robotics First Lego League is currently open.  If interested, please visit www.aurorarobotics.org for registration information.  Registration will close on May 10, 2016.


AURORA ALL SPORTS BOOSTERS ~ SPRING FOR SPORTS REVERSE RAFFLE/SILENT AUCTION ~ April 9, 2016

Mark your calendars!  The Aurora All Sports Boosters will be holding their Spring For Sports Annual Reverse Raffle/Silent Auction on Saturday, April 9, 2016.  It will be held this year at the Bella Vita Event Center (formerly Aurora Country Club) from 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. 

Join them for a wonderful evening of dinner, dancing, fantastic auction items and a $2,000 grand prize. This event helps support our Aurora High School and Harmon Middle School student athletes.  Please take a look at the flyer below for more information, including ticket prices/purchasing.

SEE YOU THERE!

ALL SPORTS BOOSTERS AUCTION ITEMS WEBPAGE 


SAVE THE DATE ~ NHS PRINCESS PROM – March 5, 2016

Mark your calendar for the upcoming Princess Prom sponsored by the National Honor Society.  It will be held on Saturday, March 5, 2016 from 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. at Aurora High School.  For more information about this event, please click on the invitation link below.

PRINCESS PROM INVITATION


AHS CHOIR STUDENTS PERFORM NATIONAL ANTHEM AT CAVS GAME

The AHS Choir performed the National Anthem at the Monday, January 25th Cavs game.  In case you missed their performance, just click on the link below.

AHS Choir Cavs Game National Antherm Performance


AURORA SCHOOLS’ WEBSITE DNS PROVIDER SERVICE TO CHANGE

The DNS provider for our website and other communication services has been having unusual difficulty lately causing the recent problems we've been experiencing with access to the Aurora City Schools website.

Due to these issues, we will be transitioning to a different DNS host over spring break. This transition will cause temporary disruptions in being able to access the Aurora City Schools website. These disruptions are likely to last anywhere between 1 - 4 days and will impact our website the week of March 21st- March 25th, 2016.

Once we are fully transitioned to our new DNS provider, we anticipate having full access to the District website without the level of disruption that we have been recently experiencing. 


DON’T MISS CRADDOCK SCHOOL AS THE COOL SCHOOL OF THE WEEK ON FOX8 ~ April 14, 2016

Congratulations to Craddock Elementary School for winning the FOX 8 “Cool School” on-line contest.  Craddock School will be featured on the FOX 8 morning and afternoon newscasts.  It is scheduled to be aired on Thursday, April 14, 2016 during the morning show which begins at 6:00 a.m. and the afternoon newscast airing at 4:00 p.m.   It will also be posted on the FOX 8 website at:  www.fox8.com  and on the Aurora School District’s website.  Congratulations to “Cool School” Craddock Elementary.  We are proud of you!


5TH GRADE SUMMER MATH AUTOBIOGRAPHY PROJECT 2016-17

Below you can find the Summer Math Autobiography Project 2016-2017 information for students entering 5th grade.

If completing a Digital Project, students are to complete the Google Form "Turn in" at the following link:  http://bit.ly/5thGrMathProjectTURNIN

(MUST SIGN IN >>STUDENT GMAIL ACCOUNT TO SUBMIT; Reminder: FirstLastName@aurora-schools.org Aurora####)  (Directions are also found on pg. 2 of the project document).

If you are having trouble: (1) Email project to your math teacher (2) Turn in the first day of school.  We are looking forward to hearing all about your journey! ~ 5th Grade Math Team


HARMON SCHOOL SUBSTATION UPGRADE CONSTRUCTION leighton

The Ohio Edison Harmon School substation reliability upgrade is scheduled to begin with contractors mobilizing the week of October 3, 2016.  Work will officially be under way the week of October 10th.  The initial phase of this work will consist of below grade activities that include the actual site expansion involving fencing, trenching and conduit work.  Contractors are scheduled to work between 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and have been provided with the peak times for school building traffic as to not disrupt the normal school traffic patterns.  Above grade work is scheduled to begin in January and will include the construction of the new breakers and steel structures along with a 15’x35’ control house. 

Completion of this project is scheduled for July 2017.  If anyone has any questions, comments or concerns, please do not hesitate to call the project hotline number at (888) 340-3588.


5th GRADE PARENT PACKET 2016-17

The 5th Grade teaching staff has put together a 5th Grade Parent Packet 2016-17. 

To view the packet, please click here.

 


THANK YOU AURORA COMMUNITY thank you

The Aurora City School District and the Aurora Board of Education would like to thank our community members for your support of our recent renewal levy on the November 8, 2016 ballot.  Without your continued support we would not have been able to achieve our current status as top rated on both local and national levels.


LEIGHTON LEADERS FLURRY OF GIFTS 2016 gifts

The Leighton Leaders, in conjunction with the Salvation Army, will again be sponsoring their annual Flurry of Gifts program at Leighton School.   The Flurry of Gifts program is a wonderful opportunity for your family to give a gift that will make a Portage County family’s holiday brighter.  All unwrapped items should be dropped off as students enter the building from November 21 - December 2.  

For a flyer with more detailed information, please click on the link below.

Flurry of Gifts Flyer

Thank you to all of the families that can participate for their generosity!


NATIONAL SCHOOL COUNSELING WEEK ~February 1-5, 2016

We would like to thank all of our school building counselors who make such a difference to the children in our district.  Your efforts are so greatly appreciated.  


NEW IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS FOR 2016-17 SCHOOL YEAR

REMINDER:  Parents please get the required immunizations for your child and send the information to school.

The Portage County Health Department has released the new vaccine requirements that might affect your child. 

Beginning with the 2016-2017 school year:

All students entering the 7th grade will be required to have one dose of meningococcal vaccine (also known as MCV4, Menveo or Menactra) in addition to one dose of Tdap (Tetanus, diptheria, and acellular pertussis).

All students entering the 12th grade will be required to have a 2nd dose of meningococcal vaccine prior to entry. If the first dose of MCV4 was administered on or after the 16th birthday, a second dose is not required.

Nurses from the Portage County Health Department will be at Miller School during Kindergarten Registration (March 8, 2016) and will administer immunizations to any student under the age of 18.

For more information regarding these immunizations, please click on the links below.

Portage County Parent Immunization Letter

School Shot Clinic Flyer


DISTRICT DRUG AWARENESS PROGRAM ~ Resources Available Here

The Aurora PTO sponsored Drug Awareness & Prevention Program that was held on May 3, 2016 featured guest speakers knowledgeable about the growing drug epidemic seen locally and throughout the nation.  As a part of this program, several pamphlets and informational sheets were made available to attendees, including a moving, first-hand story from a mother, Danielle Smoot, whose son became addicted to drugs.  You can find them linked below.

A mother's story by Danielle Smoot

Opiods & Heroin Fact Sheet

Portage County Health Dept. - Project DAWN (Deaths Avoided With Naloxone)

Mental Health and Recovery Board of Portage County


WATCH CABLE 9’S MAY 2016 SPOTLIGHT SHOW ON-LINE

You can watch this month’s (and every month’s) Spotlight on Aurora Schools’ Cable 9 show on-line.  This month, with senior graduation taking place on May 26th, we have featured commencement speakers Sam Iammarino and Cal DiJulius.  Outstanding Aurora Greenmen recipients, Gabby Yonkers and Daniela Munoz, also joined host, Aurora Schools’ Superintendent Pat Ciccantelli, to discuss their award recognition.  The show can be seen at: Spotlight on Aurora Schools May 2016 Show  and every month at Cable 9 On Demand under Cable 9 Schools.


INCOMING 3RD GRADER'S SUMMER MATH ASSIGNMENT

Below you will find the information for the required math assignment for incoming 3rd graders at Leighton School.

3rd Grade Required Math Information


INFOhio VIDEO SERIES AVAILABE FOR PARENTS TO HELP THEIR STUDENT S BECOME BETTER READERS

The INFOhio Digital Library has put together a series of videos that guides parents in helping their kids become better readers. They have also created tip sheets to promote reading at home, reading with your children, and an understanding of the Third Grade Reading Guarantee.  For more information and video links, click on the Read More link below.


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LEIGHTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL NOMINATED BY ODE AS NATIONAL BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL

Congratulations to the administration, staff and students at Leighton Elementary School on their nomination by the Ohio Department of Education for the prestigious National Blue Ribbon School Award.  Leighton Elementary School is one of only 14 Ohio public schools to be nominated by the ODE for the 2016 award.  Leighton School now joins Aurora High School and Harmon Middle School as National Blue Ribbon Schools. 

Superintendent Pat Ciccantelli said, “This is a tremendous accomplishment and a great honor.  Congratulations to Paul Goodwin and the entire staff on this outstanding achievement!  We are all very proud!!”


LEIGHTON SCHOOL HOLDING USED TOY DRIVE ~ November 28 – December 2, 2016 toy

Leighton School will be holding a used toy drive from November 28 – December 2, 2016.  The used toys are being collected to be distributed to less fortunate children.  A box labeled “toy drive” will be available in the cafeteria where students can drop off the toys. Please do not donate any stuffed toys because they are not able to be used.  Thank you very much for your donations.


AURORA BAND CALENDAR SALE ~ Monday, August 1, 2016

The Aurora High School Band will be selling their CALENDAR OF EVENTS door-to-door on Monday, August 1, 2016 from 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.   Calendars are $10 each.  In addition, you can purchase the school calendar (an essential planning aid) after the door-to-door sales event ends at Mazzulo's Market in Aurora through the month of September.  Additionally, advance tickets for the Thunder Over Aurora Marching Band Show (September 10, 2016) will also be available at a pre-sale price of $5.00 (after August 1st, pre-sale ticket price is $6.00/$8.00 at door).

Thank you for your support!


CONGRATULATIONS AHS FOR LATEST NEWSWEEK RANKING

Congratulations go out to all of the Aurora City School District staff as Aurora High School was recently recognized by Newsweek Magazine in its America’s Top High Schools for 2016.  AHS earned rankings of #215 in the nation, 14th in the State of Ohio and #6 in the area out of an elite class of only 500 schools nationwide placing the district in the top 1% of high schools nationally.  This is another example of the root nurturing naturally leading to a fruitful recognition. 


LEIGHTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL NAMED NATIONAL BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL 2016 blue

The Aurora City School District’s Leighton Elementary School has been named a National Blue Ribbon School (2016) by the U.S. Department of Education.  Congratulations to the students, staff, and administrators at Leighton Elementary School.  Superintendent Pat Ciccantelli said, “This is a tremendous accomplishment and a great honor.  Congratulations to Paul Goodwin and the entire staff on this outstanding achievement!  We are all very proud!”

For more detailed information about the U. S. Department of Education’s Blue Ribbon Award Program, please go to: U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon Awards


CONGRATULATIONS AURORA CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

Congratulations to the staff, students and administrators of the Aurora City Schools for their accomplishments on the Ohio Department of Education 2014-15 State Report Card. Our scores reflect achievement levels and student growth levels that are in the top 1-2% in the state.  Our Performance Index score of 107.467 ranked us at #7 in the State of Ohio (out of approximately 600 Ohio school districts) and #3 in Northeast Ohio.  


CRADDOCK SCHOOL FEATURED AS THE COOL SCHOOL OF THE WEEK ON FOX8 ~ April 14, 2016

Congratulations to Craddock Elementary School for winning the FOX 8 “Cool School” on-line contest.  For a look at the Cool School segment featuring Craddock Elementary that aired on April 14, 2016, click on:  Fox 8 Cool School


AHS SCHOLASTIC ART & WRITING AWARDS 2016 RECIPIENTS

Congratulations to Sean Berrodin and Brian Caponi and their students as the AHS Art Department had yet another outstanding showing at the2016 Northeast Central Ohio Scholastic Art Competition.  Seven AHS art students earned Gold Key pin and certificate recognition while eleven AHS students earned 19 Silver Keys for their work.  There were also 17 AHS students who received 40 Honorable Mention certificates.

An exhibition featuring all silver key, gold key and portfolios will be on display from January 19 - February 3, 2016 in the Kent State University Stark Campus Fine Arts Building and in the Campus Center (next to the Fine Arts Building) with the hours of M-TH 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. and Friday 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Gold and Silver Key winners will attend an awards ceremony at the KSU Stark Campus in the Professional Education and Conference Center on January 30, 2016.  Seniors will be recognized at 10:00 a.m. and grades 7-11 at 12:00 p.m. All students, parents and school staff members are invited to attend.

For a complete description/listing of AHS 2016 Scholastic Art Competition student recognitions,please click on the “Read More” link below..


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ARE YOU READY TO BE A SUPER SUMMER READER? ~ 3rd Graders

Be a super reader this summer!  Your assignment (for incoming 3rd graders in the fall) is to read at least 20 minutes per day on most days in the summer. Then complete the Super Reader Record that you can find at the link below.

Bring the completed journal back to school in the fall and return it to your new 3rd grade teacher at Leighton.  You will receive a Super Summer Reader prize.  This will also be your first reading grade of the new school year.

Click on the link below for more information about the Super Summer Reader program and the reading log.

Super Summer Reader Program Informaiton/Log

HAPPY SUMMER READING!


SUMMER BOARD OFFICE/SCHOOL BUILDING OFFICE HOURS

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 2016-17 school year begins in August.

School Board Office ~ Monday - Thursday, 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Closed on Friday’s beginning June 10 – July 29, 2016.  If registration is needed on a Friday the Board Office is closed, please call 330-954-2228 to make arrangements.

Aurora High School ~ Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Harmon Middle School ~ Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Closed Month of July

Leighton Elementary School ~ Monday – Thursday, 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Closed Month of July

Craddock Elementary School  ~ Monday - Thursday, 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Closed Month of July

Miller Elementary School ~ Monday - Thursday, 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Closed Month of July


CONGRATULATIONS TO AHS WRESTLING TEAM

Congratulations to our AHS wrestling team who took both the Suburban League and Sectional titles!  Good luck to our six wrestlers who qualified for the 2016 OHSAA Wrestling State Tournament on March 3-5, 2016: Bubba Arslanian, Jarrod Brezovec, Josh Burger, Andy Garr, Cole Gavin, Jack Groman, 


AURORA CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT EARNS 2015 AUDITOR OF STATE AWARD ~ 5th Consecutive Year

Congratulations once again to the Aurora City School District’s Treasurer’s Department for earning their 5th consecutive Ohio Auditor of State Award.  The Treasurer’s Department consists of William Volosin, Treasurer; Diane Ebie, Payroll Manager and Pam Prochaska, Accounts Manager.

They received the 2015 award for, “exemplary financial reporting in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).”  The award, given by Auditor of State, David Yost, states that, “the citizens you represent are well-served by your effective and accountable financial practices.”  Yost explained that, “clean and accurate record-keeping are the foundation for good government, and the taxpayers can take pride in your commitment to accountability.” 


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4TH GRADE SUMMER READING ASSIGNMENT

Oh, the places you will go with your reading this summer! Your job is to read least 20 minutes per day, most days of the week.  Read a balance of both fiction and informational texts.  Complete the graphic organizer and book log. Turn in to your new 4th grade teacher for your first grade in Language Arts.  Happy Reading!

4th Grade Summer Reading Assignment


HARMON SCHOOL 9/11 SPEAKER VIDEO AVAILABLE tower

Harmon School hosted a 9/11 presentation with guest speaker George Sleigh, a survivor of the September 11, 2001 NYC World Trade Center tower attacks.  To hear his story and view the presentation video, please click Read More below.


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5th GRADE SUMMER READING PROJECT INFORMATION

For more information regarding the 5th Grade Summer Reading Project for students entering the 5th grade, please click on the link below.

 5thsummerreadingproject2016-2017.pdf

                                                   


AURORA BOYS’ GOLF PROGRAM GOLF OUTING ~ July 24, 2016

The Aurora Boys’ golf outing to benefit the AHS Boys Golf Program will include a day of golf, food and fun.  The four person scramble will take place at Raccoon Hills Golf Course in Kent on Sunday, July 24, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.  The registration deadline is July 16, 2016.  Contact Aurora Varsity Head Coach David Munson with any questions at 330-425-1283.

For more information and the registration form, please click on the link below.

Boys' Golf Outing Information and Registration Form


WATCH 2016 OUTSTANDING GREENMEN AWARDS BANQUET ON CABLE 9

The 2016 Outstanding Greenmen Awards Banquet can be seen on Cable 9 (channel 15) or 97.15 (on Time Warner Cable in Aurora) every Wednesday evening in May at 8:30pm.  If you are unable to watch on Time Warner Cable, it can also be viewed at cable9.org.  For a direct link to the video, click here: Aurora 2016 Outstanding Greenmen Awards Banquet Video


AURORA HIGH SCHOOL ACADEMIC CHALLENGE RESULTS

Congratulations to our Quiz Bowl team contestants that participated on the NewsChannel 5 game show Academic Challenge.  Their challengers consisted of students representing Rocky River and Coventry.  Aurora came away with a score of 725 and took first place.  The Aurora Schools’ team consisted of Colin Heath, James Kristell, and Sarah Zhang and their team advisor Annie Walker.


5th GRADE MATH AUTOBIOGRAPHY SUMMER PROJECT

The incoming 5th grade student Math Autobiography Summer Project information can be found below.

5th Grade Math Aurobiography Summer Project


CLEVELAND MAGAZINE RATES AURORA SCHOOLS AT #4 IN NORTHEAST OHIO

Cleveland Magazine has released its June 2016 annual Rating the Suburbs issue.  The 2016 edition analyzed 77 Northeast Ohio communities on several key components including, education, housing, safety, taxes and walkability.  The Aurora City School District was ranked at #4 for 2016 out of these 77 Northeast Ohio communities.  Congratulations to the Aurora School District for another excellent ranking. 


AURORA HIGH SCHOOL RANKS AMONG THE BEST HIGH SCHOOLS 2016 BY U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

Aurora High School (AHS) has been ranked among the Best High Schools by U.S. News & World Report for 2016.  Earning this Gold Medal distinction (indicating the greatest level of college readiness) places AHS at #348 in the country among 2, 673 schools listed in the rankings report.  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 21,500 public high schools nationally.  To view the complete AHS overview results, click here

AHS ranked #11 in the State with only 18 districts in Ohio receiving a Gold Medal. To view the complete AHS Ohio results, click here


ROBOTICS ROBOBACON TEAM EARNS 1ST PLACE RESEARCH AWARD

Congratulations to Harmon School Robotics team RoboBacon for winning the 1st place research award for their aluminum saltcake project at the First Lego League International Invitational Tournament at the University of Arkansas.  The global competition featured 72 teams from 16 different countries. 

Congratulations to Mia Bryant, Avery Hendl, Gracie Kulawiak, Joseph Liang, Sam LoGalbo, Tommy LoGalbo, Sam Nabring, Michael Stoycos  and Thomas Stoycos.