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SUPERINTENDENT ALLCALL ~ Tuesday, October 9, 2018 Red Circle with All Call Word in Black

Hello Aurora Families, this is Pat Ciccantelli, Superintendent of the Aurora City Schools.  There are instances that occur that cause us to have a heightened level of concern and we experienced one of those today.

As part of our commitment to openly share important information with our school parents, I am calling to share that the Aurora Police informed us this morning that there was an incident within our community which caused us to take some additional safety measures.  There was no direct threat against the school, our students or staff.

The concern has been resolved and we have returned to normal operations.  We appreciate the communication and support we have with our local law enforcement leaders and our school resource officer, Michelle Ice.  Thank you.


LEIGHTON SCHOOL ONLINE PICTURE ORDERS Colorful Clipart Camera with Word Cheese! Above It

To order Leighton school pictures online, go to www.ripchostudio.com and use the password 3599leigh.  Your picture packages can be ordered until Saturday, September 15, 2018.


SCHOOL BUS DRIVER APPRECIATION DAY ~ Monday, May 7, 2018 Thank You sign on side of school bus

The Ohio State Legislature set aside Monday, May 7, 2018 as School Bus Driver Recognition Day.  Please take this opportunity to let your child’s bus driver know how much they are appreciated, possibly with a thank you note to your driver.  Their care and dedication makes it possible for students in our district to be transported safely to school every day.

A great big "Thank You" to all of our bus drivers for all you do!


TEACHER APPRECIATION DAY ~ May 8, 2018 Thank You to our

Teacher Appreciation Day is May 8, 2018, and 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 and recognized nationally for our excellence. 

We thank you and appreciate all that you do!


AFTER PROM DECORATIONS PREVIEW ~ May 28, 2018 After Prom in black and blue

The AHS After Prom Committee would like to invite parents and families to get a sneak peak at the fabulous decorations that have been created for the Prom event on Saturday, May 28th.  Viewing is welcome on Saturday, May 28th from 8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. before the students are scheduled to arrive. 


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

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

AURORA COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT SAFETY LETTER


AURORA CITY SCHOOLS CLOSED ~ Friday, January 12, 2018 School Closed in green on chalkboard

The Superintendent of the Aurora City School District has determined that the deteriorating weather conditions forecasted for early this afternoon will make it too hazardous to proceed with school/classes safely today, Friday, January 12, 2018.  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 12, 2018.

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


Winter Weather Update - Thursday, January 11, 2018 Winter Weather Update with snowflake

A fairly large winter storm is scheduled to arrive tomorrow afternoon.  Due to the fact the storm is scheduled to begin to impact us in the early afternoon, it is possible we may have to cancel school on Friday, January 12, 2018.  We are scheduled to have ice beginning around 1:00 p.m. and we would need to dismiss from the high school by 11:00 a.m. to finish the run to begin the elementary run by 12:00 p.m. so all bus routes could be finished by 1:00 p.m. An early dismissal is not a good option for elementary students as many parents will not have someone home for their children. I will make a final decision in the morning.

Because the conditions are expected to deteriorate in the late afternoon into the evening, all activities/contests are cancelled for Friday and Saturday.


NO SCHOOL ON MONDAY, JANUARY 15, 2018 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day MLK Day Banner Red, White and Blue

The Aurora City School District will be closed on Monday, January 15, 2018 in observance of the federal holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr.


AURORA CITY SCHOOLS DELAYED TWO HOURS THIS MORNING ~ Thursday, December 14, 2017 Two Hour Delay Today

The Aurora City School District has issued a delayed start this morning, Thursday, December 14, 2017.  The two hour delayed schedule will be implemented.  For more information regarding a delayed start, please view the Two Hour Delay Procedures website news article below.


ALL AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES CANCELLED FOR TODAY ~ Wednesday, December 13, 2017 Sorry Event Cancelled in Red

There will be no after school activities including, clubs, practices, sports practices and games, for today, Wednesday, December 13, 2017, due to the expected inclement weather that has been forecasted.


A MESSAGE FROM PAT CICCANTELLI, SUPERINTENDENT OF THE AURORA CITY SCHOOLS School's Open Green

“I wanted to share with everyone that power has been restored to all of our buildings and school will be open on Wednesday, November 8th

There are still some road closures within our district.  If you live in a residence that is not accessible for street traffic, please have your student meet the bus at the nearest cross street that is accessible.  If you do not have reasonable bus access, or if you are still without power and don’t feel you will be able to get your child to school, please call the attendance line so we know your child will be absent and they will be excused from school due to these circumstances. 

We appreciate your patience as this has been a difficult situation for many of our residents and our safety forces.  Thank you and have a good evening.”


BOYS SOCCER TEAM GAME TICKET INFORMATION Soccer Ball

Tickets for Wednesday’s (November 8, 2017) Boys’ Soccer Team Semifinal Game at Strongsville will be available for purchase tonight (Tuesday) from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. in the Leighton School Cafeteria.  Avoid the long lines at the game.  Tickets are $8.00.  Tickets may possibly be sold on Wednesday, but has yet to be determined, so it is encouraged to pick up tickets this evening if possible.

Boys Soccer Team Good Luck Sign

Greenmen Post Season Checklist


TODAY’S POLLING LOCATION IS AT HARMON SCHOOL VOTE TODAY

Anyone not voting at the Bertram Inn today for today’s election (11/7/17) should vote at AT HARMON SCHOOL and NOT AT LEIGHTON SCHOOL.


2017 OHSAA FOOTBALL & BOYS SOCCER PLAYOFF GAME INFORMATION Aurora Athletics Logo with Greenmen Head

Our Aurora Greenmen Boys Soccer Team will be facing the Hawnken Hawks on November 4, 2017 for an OHSAA Regional Semi-Final game.

Our Aurora Greenmen Football Team will be taking on the Canfield Cardinals in post season play at Canfield High School on Friday, November 3, 2017 with kick-off at 7:30 p.m.  

Please click on the link below for an informational flyer with game and ticket/t-shirt purchasing information and t-shirt design renderings.

2017 Ticket/T-Shirt Informational Flyer

GO GREENMEN!


CAST YOUR VOTE FOR AURORA VS. SOLON AS THE CLEVELAND BROWNS HIGH SCHOOL GAME OF THE WEEK Aurora Greenmen Helmet

This fall, the Cleveland Browns are promoting youth football by giving fans the opportunity to vote for a Cleveland Browns High School Game of the Week throughout the season.  The winning team receives extended game coverage and special mention on the “Cleveland Browns High School Football Show” and on other Browns programming.  The winning team from the selected Game of the Week – weeks 1–10 of the high school regular season – receives $1,500 for their high school football program.  To vote just click on the following link: http://www.clevelandbrowns.com/community/youth-football/hsgotw-poll.html   Voting closes at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 24, 2017.

Go Greenmen!

cleveland browns stripe logo


2nd GRADE TO 3rd GRADE TRANSITION NIGHT ~ May 10, 2017 All About 3rd Grade Wording

On Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 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 include discussion about the transition to 3rd grade, general expectations, answer questions and provide the opportunity for a building tour.  We look forward to meeting with you.


SPIRIT WEAR CUSTOMER APPRECIATION SALE ~ Thursday, March 16, 2017 green spirit wear words

Please come and check out the Aurora Spirit Wear Customer Appreciation Sale on March 16, 2017 from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. located at the Aurora High School bookstore.  Enjoy 25% off your spirit wear purchases. 

ONE DAY ONLY!


NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY EXTENDING CROC SHOE COLLECTION Collection of Croc Shoes in a Pile

The AHS National Honor Society is extending its Croc shoe collection (new or gently used) through Friday, March 3, 2017.  The Croc donations will be sent with a mission group going to El Salvador.  The shoes can be dropped off in boxes by the school building offices.  Thank you for your donation.

Croc Collection Flyer


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.


LEIGHTON SCHOOL BUILDING LOCKDOWN DRILL TODAY

Leighton Elementary School held a planned lockdown drill today, Thursday, January 14, 2016.  Just as fire and tornado drills are rehearsed for staff and student preparedness, so are the building lockdown procedures.  


HARMON SCHOOL MUSICAL Once On This Island Jr. ~ January 17-18, 2019 Once Upon the Island in Black on Orange Rectangle with 2 People and Green Grass Below with Blue Waves and Yellow Fish Below

Harmon Middle School presents the musical Once on This Island Jr.  The one act play is set in the French Antilles archipelago in the Caribbean Sea, “where a peasant girl on a tropical island uses the power of love to bring together people of different social classes.”  Tickets are $4.00 for students and $5.00 for adults with general admission seating.  Curtain time both evenings is at 7:00 p.m.  Hope to see you there.

Click HERE for the Harmon musical flyer.


CHIPOTLE FUNDRAISER TO SUPPORT AHS SCIENCE OLYMPIAD TEAM ~ Tuesday, December 4, 2018 Chipotle Grill Red Jalapeno Logo

The Aurora High School Science Olympiad team, an interscholastic competition program where students participate in 23 different STEM related events, is sponsoring a fundraiser. The funds from this fundraiser will be used for the supplies and resources that support the student’s efforts. 

Please join them at the Twinsburg Chipotle (2640 Creekside Dr.) on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 between the hours of 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  Just bring the flyer linked below, show it on your device, or tell the cashier you are there to support AHS Science Olympiad when you order and Chipotle will generously donate 33% of the proceeds to the organization. 

Thank you for your support.

Chipotle Flyer


HARMON/HIGH PTO FIVE BELOW STORE FUNDRAISER ~ November 22-28, 2018 Five Below Store Blue logo

The Harmon/High PTO will be holding a fundraiser at the Five Below store at the Marketplace at Four Corners in Bainbridge from November 22-28. 2018.  During the fundraising dates/times 10% of your total dollars spent will be donated back to the AOA.   Please bring the flyer with more information linked below to the store and give to the cashier so that the AOA receives credit for the purchase.  Thank you for your support.

Click HERE for the Five Below Fundraiser Flyer


LEIGHTON BOOK FAIR ~ Book Fair Family Night Tonight Book Fair with Pile of Colorful Books to the Left

Join us for the Leighton School Book Fair Family Night on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  All are welcome and encouraged to attend.


AURORA BAND BOOSTERS FUNDRAISER ~ November 26, 2018 Buffalo Wild Wings Logo with Black Buffalo in Yellow Circle

The Aurora Band Boosters will be holding a fundraiser at Buffalo Wild Wings on Monday, November 26, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  Just tell the server, cashier, or bartender you are supporting the Aurora Bands and the band will receive 15% of the total sales.

Thank you for your support.


PARENT’S NIGHT OUT ~ December 8, 2018 Parents Night Out in Colors With Black Buidling with Yellow Lights Inside

Parents are invited to enjoy a parent’s night out sponsored by National Honor Society.  Childcare will be provided for children aged 3-13 on December 8, 2018 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Aurora High School.  The cost is $20 per family. Popcorn will be provided. Please RSVP at parentsnight2018@gmail.com by December 1, 2018. For more information, please click on the link below.

PARENT'S NIGHT OUT FLYER


VETERANS DAY SERVICE LEARNING CLASS BREAKFAST ~ Friday, November 9, 2018 Veterans Day Breakfast in Blue and Gold with One Gold Star In Front and Behind Breakfast

In honor of Veterans Day, the Aurora High School’s Service Learning Class is holding their annual buffet breakfast for area veterans on November 9, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.  It will be held at Aurora High School located at 109 W. Pioneer Trail in Aurora.  This event is open to any veterans and a guest of their choice.  The veteran does not need to reside in Aurora to attend.  The breakfast is sponsored by the Aurora Schools Foundation.  Thank you to all who serve or have served our country.

VETERANS DAY BREAKFAST FLYER

WE ARE thankful FOR YOU in blue and red with waving flag above


CAST YOUR VOTE FOR AURORA VS. BARBERTON AS THE CLEVELAND BROWNS HIGH SCHOOL GAME OF THE WEEK Clevelend Browns High School Game of the Week Logo

This fall the Cleveland Browns are giving fans the opportunity to vote for a Cleveland Browns High School Game of the Week throughout the season.  The winning high school game on September 28, 2018 will receive extended game coverage and special mention on the "Cleveland Browns High School Football Show" on Saturday on ESPN 850 WKNR. 

The winning team from the selected Game of the Week – weeks 1-10 of the high school regular season – receive $1,500 for their high school football program. The winning coach and game MVP are also honored on the field during a Browns home game. At the conclusion of the season, the Browns announce the High School Coach of the Year, who will earn an additional $3,000 for their program. To vote just click on the following link: https://www.clevelandbrowns.com/community/youth-football/hsgotw

Go Greenmen!


AUTUMN ASSESSMENT DAYS FOR CRADDOCK AND LEIGHTON SCHOOL STUDENTS Colorful Puzzle Pieces with Assesment on One Written in Light Blue

Craddock and Leighton School students will have Autumn Assessment Days on September 28 and October 1, 2018. These Autumn Assessment 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 28th.  Then on Monday, October 1st students with names beginning with M-Z will attend school.


LEIGHTON SCHOOL PICTURE RETAKES ~ October 25, 2017 A Boy  in an Orange Shirt Smiling and Looking Up with Words "School Picture Retakes"

Picture retakes for Leighton School will be held on Thursday, October 25, 2018.  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.


AURORA VS. TALLMADGE FOOTBALL GAME TO AIR ON WKYC.COM’S GAME OF THE WEEK Red Box with "High School Football Game of the Week WKYC.com" in white with 1 football on each side at the bottom

The Aurora Greenmen vs. Tallmadge football matchup on Friday, September 14, 2018 was the overwhelming choice in WKYC.com’s Game of the Week voting poll (65%) and will be featured as their Game of the Week.  WKYC will be at the game on Friday to call the action live via audio stream on WKYC.com, the WKYC app, and the WKYC Facebook page.  Highlights will also be featured on the 11 o’clock news that night.


LEIGHTON SCHOOL ICE CREAM SOCIAL ~ Thursday, September 6, 2018 Bright Pink Swirl Ice Cream Cone Outline with Cursive Wording Ice Cream Social Written on Left Side

Please join us for the Leighton Elementary School Ice Cream Social on Thursday, September 6, 2018.  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.


THUNDER OVER AURORA - Marching Band Spectacular Aurora Black and Green Band Logo

 

 

Aurora Veterans Memorial Stadium

Saturday, September 22, 2018

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 22, 2018. The annual Aurora Marching Band Spectacular entitled, “Thunder Over Aurora” will begin at 7:00 p.m.

Aurora will host five guest marching bands:  Chardon, Hudson, James A. Garfield, Newton Falls, Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin (NDCL). 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/Children 3 & under are free

Pre-Sale tickets are available on-line at www.aurorabands.com and at Mazzulo’s Market.  Please make checks payable to Aurora Band Boosters. 

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

View the Thunder Over Aurora Flyer HERE


LEIGHTON SCHOOL 4th AND 5th GRADE “MEET & GREET” ~ August 13, 2018 "Meet and Greet" in White Over Blue and Green Speech Balloon Over a Yellow Background

Leighton Elementary will hold a “Meet and Greet” for parents and students attending grades 4 and 5 on August 13, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.  This is a great chance for parents and students to tour the building, find classroom/lockers, drop off school supplies and meet their new teacher.  The staff at Leighton is looking forward to seeing everyone!


AURORA CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT’S 2018-19 SCHOOL SUPPLY LISTS AVAILABLE ON-LINE School Supplies 2018 - 2019 with a school bus and scissors inside a red and grey border

School supply lists for the 2018-19 school year are available on-line for students in grades Preschool - 8.

There is no school supply list for Aurora High School students.  Each teacher will inform their students as to what materials they will need for class at either new student orientation or the first day of class. It is recommended that all high school students come prepared with basic school supplies, such as spiral notebook paper, folders, pencils, and pens, on the first day of school and the calculator that corresponds with the math class they are taking.  (Integrated Math 1 BLOCK or Integrated Math 1- Graphic Calculator TI 83+ or TI 84+ (TI 89 is not recommended). 

To find your student's supply list, please click Read More below or go to the Aurora Schools’ website homepage and then go to either the Parent Portal or Student Portal at the top of the page.  Scroll down to the School Supply Lists title to find each grade level listed and select.


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

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


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REMINDER: LAST DAY OF CLASSES FOR AURORA CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT IS THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2018 Last Day of School Variety of Colors

The last day of classes for the Aurora City Schools will be Thursday, May 24, 2018.  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, Wednesday, August 15, 2018.


LEIGHTON SCHOOL 4th & 5th GRADE ORCHESTRA CONCERTS ~ May 17, 2018 Aurora Orchestra Logo

The Leighton School 4th and 5th Grade Orchestra students will be performing their last concert of the school year on Thursday, May 17, 2018.  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.


LEIGHTON SCHOOL BAND CONCERT ~ May 15, 2018 Aurora Band Logo

Please join us for the Leighton School’s Band Concert on Tuesday, May 15, 2018.  This will be their last performance of the school year capping off a fantastic year of learning, practicing and performing.


AHS SPRING MUSICAL & DISTRICT ART SHOW ~ April 13 -15, 2018 Big Fish Play Wording

This year’s AHS Drama Club’s spring musical and annual district art show will run from April 13 -15, 2018. The musical Big Fish (revolving around the relationship between a traveling salesman and his adult son who looks for the meaning behind his father’s tall stories) by John August will be performed at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, April 13th, Saturday, April 14th and a matinee at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 15th. Performances are held in the Aurora High School Auditorium.  Tickets are available at the door for:  $10 - Adult, $7 - Senior Citizen, $5 - Students.  General admission tickets will be available at the door.

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 AHS Annual District Art Show.


CHIPOTLE FUNDRAISER TO SUPPORT AHS SCIENCE OLYMPIAD TEAM ~ March 27, 2018 Chipotle Mexican Grill Red Logo

The Aurora High School Science Olympiad team has finished 5th in the Eastern Ohio region and has qualified for the State competition in Columbus next month.  We hope the community will support our efforts by joining us at Chipotle Mexican Grill on March 27, 2018 between the hours of 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  Just bring the flyer, show it from your device, or tell the cashier you are there to support AHS Science Olympiad when you order, and Chipotle will donate 50% of the proceeds to our organization.  Thank you for your support

Chipotle Science Olympiad Flyer


AURORA CITY SCHOOLS DELAYED TWO HOURS THIS MORNING ~ Friday, March 2, 2018 2 Hour Delay

The Aurora City School District has issued a delayed start this morning, Friday, March 2, 2018.  The two hour delayed schedule will be implemented.  For more information regarding a delayed start, please view the Two Hour Delay Procedures website news article below.


LEIGHTON SCHOOL DADS & DONUTS 5th GRADE ~ Thursday, March 8, 2018 Single Sprinkle Donut

Our Leighton School dads (or special guest) and their Leighton School student are invited to attend the Dads & Donuts Morning on Thursday, March 8, 2018 from 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.


LEIGHTON SCHOOL DADS & DONUTS 3rd GRADE ~ Tuesday, March 6, 2018 Colorful donuts on a plate

Time To Eat The Donuts!

Leighton School 3rd Grade Dads & Donuts Morning

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

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!


GANLEY CHEVROLET OF AURORA LITTLE FREE LIBRARY UNVEILING/BOOK DRIVE ~ Saturday, February 17, 2018 Red Little Free Library Box

Ganley Chevrolet of Aurora will be holding a new Little Free Library unveiling in conjunction with their February book drive supporting the little libraries and school classrooms on Saturday, February 17, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.  The new Little Free Library will be located at the Aurora dealership located at 310 W. Garfield Rd. 

The library was built by Aurora Schools’ CT Technology instructor Shawn Reilly and his class.  Aurora’s Eric Van Raepenbusch will be on hand during the event for a storytelling extravaganza, so bring your book and come enjoy with drinks and snacks provided.  For more information, please click on the links below.

Little Free Library Debut Invitation

Ganley Little Free Library Video


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

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

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

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


AURORA ORCHESTRA ASSOCIATION’S ANNUAL STEAK ‘N STRINGS BENEFIT DINNER, CONCERT AND RAFFLE ~ March 3, 2018 Steak Strings Banner

The Aurora Orchestra Association on March 3, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m. for raffle viewing) at Aurora High School for a delicious Outback Steak House dinner.  Join them for a fantastic evening of food and fun to benefit the Aurora City Schools’ Orchestra program.  The Macedonia Outback Steak House will provide and cook your meal on-site which will include their 9 oz. steak (or Salmon) with sides, drinks and cheesecake for $22.00.  A kid’s meal choice will also be available for $5.00.  Entertainment will be provided by the AHS orchestras.  Presale tickets are required with an order deadline of February 12th by mail and online.  No tickets will be sold at the door. 

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.

In addition, there will be dozens of fantastic themed raffle baskets including candy, toy and craft baskets for the kids as well as date night out and concert ticket baskets for the adults.  Finally, they will have some incredible family vacation packages!

You can purchase tickets by mail through February 12, 2018 OR order tickets online at www.auroraorchestra.org by February 12th.

STEAK ‘N STRINGS INFORMATION LINK


SPECIAL SERVICES PCF ~ January 31, 2018 ~ 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. special services word in white on green board

This month's Special Services PCF will feature Melissa McClain, the Community Education Program Coordinator at Akron’s Children’s Hospital.  She will be presenting Reducing Childhood Stress: A Presentation for Parents on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at Leighton School.  Parents will walk away with a strong understanding of stress and practical tools to reduce stress in their children and encourage relaxation. 

Please click HERE to view a flyer with more information about McClain and her presentation topic.


AURORA CITY SCHOOLS CLOSED ~ January 4 - 5, 2018 school closed in green

The Superintendent of the Aurora City School District has determined that the extremely cold weather conditions will be too hazardous to proceed with school/classes safely on Thursday, January 4th and Friday, January 5th, 2018.  All of the Aurora City School buildings will be closed.  Stay tuned to your local news outlets for further weather condition updates. 

Any after school activities and practices WILL TAKE PLACE as planned on both evenings.


AURORA SPIRIT WEAR OPEN HOUSE ~ November 30, 2017 Aurora Jacket

An Aurora Spirit Wear Open House will be taking place at the Aurora High School Book Store on Thursday, November 30th from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.  Check out all of the Aurora items for everyone on your holiday list! 

Thank you for your support!


SPECIAL SERVICES PCF ~ December 6, 2017 ~ 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. special services orange wording in grey circle

For this month's Special Services PCF, Jennifer Cecere, a community member, parent, and wellness practitioner, will come to speak on the importance of sleep - why it matters and how to get it! Her talk will include the science of sleep, understanding different sleep requirements in every decade of life, why getting the right amount of sleep is key, and the role diet, nutrition and even technology play in developing our sleep habits. Participants will go home with a list of suggestions that can be used to improve sleep for everyone in the family!  Please join us in the Leighton Media Center for this very informative session.


AURORA ORCHESTRA MARKS 20TH ANNIVERSARY WITH A CELEBRATION AOA Logo

This year marks the 20th Anniversary of the Aurora Orchestra.   As a part of our celebration we are inviting all Aurora Orchestra Alumni to play with the high school orchestra at our Winter Concert on December 15, 2017.   We will continue the celebration after the concert with a reception for alumni with the location to be determined.  If you are interested in participating in either event, please click on the signup genius button listed below.

Sign UP Genius Button Green


AOA LEGENDARY PIE FUNDRAISER ~ Order By November 15th Legendary Pie Photo

Legendary Pies from Market Day are back!  Legendary Baking was the Market Day pie supplier for over sixteen years and Legendary is now offering the same great pies and the same great taste through the Aurora Orchestra Association fundraiser to benefit Aurora students.  Please see the flyer below for information on how to order your pies online by November 15, 2017  Pies will be available to pick up at Aurora High School on December 14th from 4:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m..  Just pull up and we will deliver them to your vehicle - no need to even get out of the car!

AOA Legendary Pie Fundraiser Flyer


VETERAN’S DAY BREAKFAST ~ You Are Invited On November 10, 2017 Veteran's Day Breakfast Banner in red

The Aurora High School Service Learning Class 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 Friday, November 10, 2017.  Join them at Aurora High School (109 W. Pioneer Trail) from 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.  Please RSVP to ahsvetbreakfast @gmail.com or at 330-840-1767 by November 1st and include your name, if you are bringing a guest and branch of the military served in.  Click on the link below to view the invitation.

Veteran's Day Breakfast Flyer


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

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


NO CLASSES - NEOEA DAY ~ Friday, October 13, 2017 NEOEA written in black on State of Ohio outline

There will be no classes held in the Aurora City School District on Friday, October 13, 2017 which is NEOEA Day.  Classes will resume again on Monday, October 16, 2017.

Enjoy the day off!


AURORA ELEMENTARY PTO GUYS PIZZA FUNDRAISER ~ Wednesday, October 4, 2017 Guys Pizza Logo

The Aurora Elementary PTO will be holding a Guys Pizza fundraising event all day on Wednesday, October 4, 2017.  Order lunch or dinner, for home or business, on this day and mention Aurora Elementary PTO and your child's class or homeroom and we'll get a percentage of your sales back to the PTO.

Enjoy and Thank You for your support!


MILLER/CRADDOCK/LEIGHTON PARENT COMMUNICATION FORUM (PCF) ~ Thursday, October 5, 2017 Parent Meeting

The Miller/Craddock/Leighton Literacy Teams are holding the first K-5 Parent Communication Forum (PCF) of the year on October 5, 2017 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.  The meeting will be held in the Leighton School Media Center.  The topic will be elementary school literacy development.  Please RSVP to jtroman@aurora-schools.org  or by calling your child’s school office to reserve your space.  Please be sure to indicate whether you plan to attend the K-2 or the 3-5 breakout session.


HURRICANE HARVEY ~ Lending A Helping Hand Hurricane Harvey

Miller and Craddock Elementary Schools have been matched with Helms Elementary School in Houston, TX to lend a helping hand.  They have 480 students who were affected by Hurricane Harvey.  The students are in need of school supplies.  If you are able to make a donation, please click here for more information and a list of items needed.  Donations will be collected until September 25, 2017.  Thank you for your caring and generosity.


SPECIAL SERVICES PCF ~ Wednesday, September 27, 2017 Special Services Word over beige background

The Special Services Department will be holding this year’s first Special Services Parent Communication Forum (PCF) on Wednesday, September 27, 2017.  It will be held from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in the Leighton Media Center. 

At 6:30 p.m., Christy Roshong will provide a brief review of the district's yearly allocation of federal funds related to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Attendees will have the opportunity to offer comments and feedback. This is a meeting the district is required to hold annually because we receive federal funds related to serving students with special needs. 

From 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., district Occupational Therapist Alisa Deininger, will share her expertise on emotional wellness and the importance of developing the skill of self-regulation.  Participants will have the opportunity to learn about each physical/emotional state or "zone" a child can be in, and develop strategies that can be used to help a child learn self-control and self-care of their behavior and emotions.  This is Alisa's follow-up to her PCF presentation last year.  We are excited to dive deeper into this topic this school year!


AHS DESTINATION IMAGINATION ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING Destination Imagination Logo with blocks

The Aurora Destination Imagination Program is holding an organizational meeting on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. in the AHS choir room.  Anyone interested is welcome and encouraged to attend.


THUNDER OVER AURORA ~ A Marching Band Spectacular Aurora Bands Logo

Aurora Veterans Memorial Stadium

Saturday, September 23, 2017

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 23, 2017. The annual Aurora Marching Band Spectacular entitled, “Thunder Over Aurora” will begin at 7:00 p.m.

Aurora will host five guest marching bands:  Chardon, James A. Garfield, Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin, 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/Children 3 & under are free

Pre-Sale tickets are available on-line at www.aurorabands.com, at Mazzulo’s Market or from any band student..  Please make checks payable to Aurora Band Boosters. 

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

View the Thunder Over Aurora flyer here


LEIGHTON SCHOOL ICE CREAM SOCIAL ~ Thursday, September 7, 2017  ice cream scoops

Please join us for the Leighton Elementary School Ice Cream Social on Thursday, September 7, 2017.  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.


HARMON/LEIGHTON SCHOOL 2017 MAGAZINE SALE HAS BEGUN ~ August 22 – September 5, 2017 Great American Opportunities Red and Blue Logo

The annual Harmon/Leighton Magazine Sale begins Tuesday, August 22 and runs through Wednesday, September 5, 2017.  This yearly fundraiser supports many student-based activities and competitions.  In addition, Harmon’s field trip fees for 6th & 8th grade will be reduced by a portion of the school’s profits.  All students in the same grade will benefit from that particular grade’s total sales efforts so this is truly a team effort.  Prizes will still be earned on an individual basis

Please click on the link below for more detailed information regarding this year's magazine subscription sale.

www.gaschoolstore.com

ID #585083

Thank you for your support!


AURORA SCHOOL BOARD SEEKS APPLICANTS TO FILL UNEXPIRED TERM OF BOARD MEMBER OSBA Logo

The Aurora Board of Education is seeking applicants to fill the unexpired term of Board member Annie Grohe who resigned effective August 16, 2017. 

The Board will begin interviewing candidates soon and must name a replacement within 30 days of the resignation. The newly appointed member will serve until December 31, 2019. If the appointed member desires to continue serving, he or she must run in the general election in November of 2019.

According to Ohio law, people serving on Ohio school boards must be at least 18 years old, district residents and registered voters.  Aurora School Board President Gerald Kohanski said the board will review all applications. 

Those interested in serving on the Aurora Board of Education should submit the application found at the link below or send a resume/cover letter to Aurora Board of Education Office at 102 E. Garfield Rd., Aurora, Ohio 44202.

Application For Member Board Of Education


LEIGHTON SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE (Meet & Greet) SCHEDULE ~ August 2017 Meet and greet

Leighton School will be holding an Open House Meet & Greet for the 2017-18 school year.

Below is the Open House schedule:

 

August 14, 20174th & 5th Grade

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

August 15, 20173rd Grade

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.


LEIGHTON SCHOOL NEW PARENT ORIENTATION ~ August 9, 2017 New student orientation

The Leighton School New Parent Orientation will take place on August 9, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.  Please join us to see the building and learn more about the upcoming year at Leighton School.


OHIO BACK TO SCHOOL “SALES TAX HOLIDAY” ~ August 4-6, 2017 Back to school sales tax holiday in red apple

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 2017. Ohio’s “Sales Tax Holiday” begins on Friday, August 4 at 12:00 a.m. and ends on Sunday, August 6 at 11:59 p.m. 

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 Read More below.


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REMINDER: LAST DAY OF CLASSES FOR AURORA CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT IS THURSDAY, MAY 25, 2017 Last Day of School in chalk on blackboard

The last day of classes for the Aurora City Schools will be Thursday, May 25, 2017.  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, Wednesday, August 16, 2017.


HARMON SCHOOL 5th GRADE TO 6TH GRADE ORIENTATION NIGHT 6th Grade orange and black Words with arrow pointing right in between two words

Harmon Middle School will be holding a 5th grade to 6th grade parent transition meeting on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 beginning at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Harmon School Commons.  Please join us for this informative session about your student’s transition to the middle school in the fall.


LEIGHTON SCHOOL BAND CONCERT ~ May 16, 2017 Aurora band logo

Please join us for the last concert of the year for the Leighton School band students on Tuesday, May 16, 2017.  It will be held at 7:00 p.m. at Aurora High School.  We hope to see you there.


TEACHER APPRECIATION DAY ~ May 9, 2017 National Teacher Appreciation Day in white chalk on black chalkboard

Teacher Appreciation Day is today, May 9 2017, and the Aurora BOE and 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 and recognized nationally for our excellence.  We thank you and appreciate all that you do!


SCIENCE OLYMPIAD CLUB HOLDING EL CAMINO RESTAURANT FUNDRAISER El Camino Restaurant Logo

Help support STEM at AHS!  The Science Olympiad team finished 3rd in the region this past season and has qualified for the state tournament for three consecutive years.  We have partnered with El Camino Mexican Restaurant to help raise funds to support our effort.  Please consider joining them on Thursday, May 11, 2017 for lunch or dinner.  You may dine in or carry out.  If you present the flyer linked below to your server, El Camino will generously donate 20% of your bill to the Aurora Science Olympiad program.  Thank you for your support.

El Camino Fundraiser Flyer


VOTER POLLING LOCATIONS IN AURORA Polling locations black words with red and blue stars and stripes above and below

Please click on the link below for a complete listing of polling locations in the City of Aurora.  Election Day is May 2, 2017 Please remember to vote.

AURORA POLLING LOCATIONS


AHS SPRING MUSICAL & DISTRICT ART SHOW ~ April 21-23, 2017 Anything Goes wording with ship

AHS SPRING MUSICAL & DISTRICT ART SHOW ~ April 21-23, 2017

This year’s AHS Player’s spring musical and annual district art show will run from April 21 -23 2017. The play Anything Goes (featuring madcap antics aboard an ocean liner bound from New York to London) by Cole Porter will be performed at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, April 21st, Saturday, April 22nd and a matinee at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 23rd. Performances are held in the Aurora High School Auditorium.  Tickets are available at the door for:  $10 - Adult, $7 - Senior Citizen, $5 - Students.  General admission tickets will be available at the door.

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 AHS Annual District Art Show.


AURORA CITY SCHOOLS CLOSED ~ April 7, 2017 School Closed sign

The Aurora City Schools are closed today, April 7, 2017, due to a lack of electricity at several school buildings.  Electricity to these buildings is not expected to be available until this afternoon.


SPECIAL SERVICES/ELEMENTARY PCF ~ Wednesday, April 19, 2017 Parent Meeting word in black

The Special Services Department will be holding a combined Special Services and Elementary Parent Communication Forum (PCF) on Wednesday, April 19, 2017.  It will be held from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. in the Leighton Media Center. 

The topics will be Whole Child Approaches to Learning.  Harmon School teachers Heather Berlin, Brian Callahan, and John Farrell will be presenting on the importance of movement and learning, and sharing information about the brain fit room at Harmon School.  Principals Julie Troman and Paul Goodwill will discuss encouraging and supporting students' sense of self-awareness and self-regulation skills. 


AFTER PROM BUFFALO WILD WINGS FUNDRAISER ~ Wednesday, April 5, 2017 Buffalo wild wings logo with buffalo

Dine at Buffalo Wild Wings (18865 Giles Rd., Aurora) on Wednesday, April 5th from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and help Aurora’s After Prom 2017.  When you dine at BWW and show the cashier the ticket linked below, 15% of your purchase will be donated to the AHS After Prom. 

Thank you for your support!

BWW After Prom Fundraiser Ticket


AOA LEIGHTON LUAU PARTY ~ April 7, 2017 Leighton Luau Wording with colorful hibiscus flowers

The Aurora Orchestra Association is holding its annual spring party for all Leighton students.  The "Leighton Luau" will be held on Friday, April 7th, 2017 from 3:30 - 5:30 at Leighton and will include pizza, a DJ, games and raffle baskets.  All students in grades 3-5 are invited to attend with a $5 advance ticket purchase only.  Order forms/permission slips are due no later than Thursday, March 23rd.  Raffle tickets will be available at the event. 

Please click here for the Leighton Luau Flyer.


SPECIAL SERVICES PCF ~ Wednesday, March 22, 2017 Special Services  White Wording Over Blue Background

The Special Services Department will be holding a Parent Communication Forum (PCF) on Wednesday, March 22, 2017.  It will be held from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. in the Leighton Media Center.  The topics will be Positive Behavior Supports and What Does Good Mental Health Look Like for Our Students. 

Presenters will include Guidance Counselors, Ginger Biales, Kristin Fecko and April Nenadal, along with Aurora Schools’ SRO and Aurora Police Officer Chris Reiter. They will provide parents with information on the nation-wide movement for providing positive behavior supports in the schools, as well as, to discuss individual student topics such as how to assess students' self-care, the importance of sleep, teaching time management and setting priorities, and learning to communicate needs and develop strategies.


LEIGHTON SCHOOL ANNUAL DADS AND DONUTS ~ March 7-9, 2017 A box of multiple donuts

Leighton Elementary School’s annual Dads And Donuts will be taking place on March 7, 8, and 9, 2017 beginning at 8:15 a.m. and running until 9:00 a.m.  Please try not to be early since set-up will be taking place.  We hope you can join us for this special opportunity for students to enjoy a breakfast including, coffee, juice, donuts, and other pastries, with their dads or special guest.  This is also a fantastic time for the adults to see the school and student classrooms.

In order to accommodate all students and special guests, we ask that ONLY Leighton students attend this breakfast.  The days will be broken down by grade in order to have room for families with multiple children.  Please try to attend on your designated day listed below.

3rd Grade – Tuesday, March 7th

4th Grade – Wednesday, March 8th

5th Grade – Thursday, March 9th

We look forward to starting the day off with you!


AHS NIGHT WITH THE CAVS INCLUDES CHAMBER SINGERS PERFORMANCE Cleveland Cavaliers Sword Through Basketball Gold and Blue Logo

If you are attending the Cavs vs. New York Knicks basketball game tonight (Thursday, February 23, 2017) at Quicken Loans Arena, don’t miss the Aurora High School Chamber Singers as they perform the National Anthem before tip-off at 8:00 p.m. 


AURORA HIGH SCHOOL TRACK AND FIELD CHIPOTLE FUNDRAISER ~ February 28, 2017 Chipotle Mexican Grill Logo

The Aurora High School Track and Field Team will be holding a fundraiser at the Twinsburg Chipotle Mexican Grill (2640 Creekside Drive) on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.  Just show the flyer attached to the link below (or show it on your smartphone) or tell the cashier you are supporting the cause and 50% of your total bill will be donated to the team. 

Thank you for your support.

Track and Field Chipotle Flyer


SPECIAL SERVICES PCF ~ Wednesday, February 15, 2017 Special ServicesWhite Word on Green Background

The Special Services Department will be holding a Parent Communication Forum (PCF) on Wednesday, February 15, 2017.  It will be held from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. in the Leighton Media Center.  The focus will be demystifying the 504, Evaluation, and IEP process for parents.  We will discuss the different roles members have on a child's educational team, explain the differences between a 504 plan and an IEP, and discuss how a child's educational needs are evaluated.  Aurora Schools’ Special Services Director Christy Roshong will be facilitating the presentation. 

To help anticipate the number of people attending and prepare for the discussion, parents can RSVP and submit their questions ahead of time using this link: RSVP: February Special Services PCF.


AURORA PTO SPAGHETTI DINNER ~ February 24, 2016 Plate of spaghetti and wording spaghetti dinner

The annual Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) Spaghetti Dinner will be held on Friday, February 24, 2017 at Aurora High School from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Dinners include spaghetti, beverages and dessert, along with one ticket for the Chinese raffle. 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. 

Spaghetti Dinner Flyer

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

Plate of Spaghetti


LEIGHTON SCHOOL CLASS PICTURES ~ February 9, 2017 Photo of Stick Figure Classroom Students Standin Together

Class pictures will be taken at Leighton School on Thursday, February 9th.  Order forms were sent home last week.  If you would like a copy of the class picture please fill out the order form and bring it to school on Thursday along with $10.00 in cash or a check made payable to Ripcho Studio.


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.


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.


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. 


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!                  

 


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.


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


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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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


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


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


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.


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.


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.


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


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!


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!


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.


Read More
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.


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 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.


“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.


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!


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


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.  


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.


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


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


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


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.


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. 


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.


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.


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!


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.


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. 


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.


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


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


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


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.  


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


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


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.


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 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 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


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 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


HARMON/HIGH PTO MOTHER SON DINNER DANCE ~ February 6, 2016

The Harmon/High PTO is holding their first Mother/Son Dinner Dance on February 6, 2016 at the Aurora High School for students in grades K-5.   Dinner will be served at 5:00 p.m. and the dance will take place from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 

Tickets are $15 per person and $10 for each additional child.  Please send in cash or checks (payable to Harmon High PTO) to your school office by January 27, 2016.

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

Mother Son Dance Flyer/RSVP


HARMON SCHOOL MUSICAL THE LITTLE MERMAID JR. ~ January 28th & 29th, 2016 - 7:00 p.m.

Join us for an “under the sea” journey with Ariel and her aquatic friends in the HMS musical adaptation of The Little Mermaid Jr.  The musical will take place in the AHS Auditorium on January 28th and 29th, 2016.  Tickets are $3 for students and $4 for adults with general admission seating.  Curtain time both evenings is at 7:00 p.m.  Hope to see you there.


AURORA CITY SCHOOLS CLOSED TODAY ~ February 7, 2018 AURORA CITY SCHOOLS CLOSED TODAY ~ February 7, 2018

The Superintendent of the Aurora City School District has determined that the road conditions and anticipated extreme weather conditions today will make it too hazardous to proceed with school/classes safely today, Wednesday, February 7, 2018. Therefore, all of the Aurora City School buildings will be closed today. 

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


AURORA CITY SCHOOLS CLOSED ~ Monday, January 8, 2018 school closed in green

The Superintendent of the Aurora City School District has determined that weather conditions will be too hazardous to proceed with school/classes safely on Monday, January 8, 2018.  Any after school activities that normally would have taken place are also cancelled for January 8th.  All of the Aurora City School buildings will be closed.  Stay tuned to your local news outlets for further weather condition updates. 


AHS NIGHT WITH THE CAVS INCLUDES CHAMBER SINGERS PERFORMANCE Cleveland Cavaliers Shield Logo

The AHS Chamber Singers will be performing the National Anthem at the Cavs vs. Washington Wizards basketball game on Tuesday, January 29, 2018 at Quicken Loans Arena.  They would love to see you there cheering on the Cavs and supporting the choir.  Tip-off is at 7:00 p.m. but get there early to be sure and hear the choir.

A ticket form is linked below with pricing and more information.  If you would like to order tickets, please click HERE.

Choir Night at Cavs Game Flyer


LIVE LEARNSTREAM EVENT ~ December 8, 2018 LearnStream in Green with Freedom to Learn, Passion to Share below

Please join us anytime today from 8:00am - 4:30pm, as our learners from AHS Independent Study share their research, process, struggles, and discoveries.

You can email us questions and feedback during our live stream: learnstream@aurora-schools.org

CLICK HERE FOR THE LIVE STREAM 


LEIGHTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL READING CLUB Book with Clipart Ideas Coming Out

The Leighton Elementary Reading Club now has a link on the Leighton School webpage.  To access the link, go to the Leighton School webpage and look under the Quick Links section on the left.  Click on Links and then under School Links you will find Leighton Elementary Reading Club.  Just click on the link to find out more about the club, reading selections and the discussion sessions.  Click on the link below to view the November Reading Club information.

Leighton Reading Club – November 2018


LEIGHTON SCHOOL BAND CONCERT ~ October 25, 2018 Aurora Black and Green Band Rectangular Logo

Please join us for the Leighton School’s Band Concert on Thursday, October 25, 2018.  Please join us for their first performance of the school year.


AURORA CITY SCHOOLS HOSTING GUEST SPEAKER DR. RAY GUARENDI ~ October 17, 2018 Head Shot Photo of Dr. Ray Guarendi

The Aurora City Schools and the Aurora PTO's will be hosting Dr. Ray Guarendi on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 beginning at 7:00 p.m.  The event will be held in the Aurora High School Auditorium.  Dr. Guarendi is a radio host, clinical psychologist, author, television host, speaker, father and husband.  He will be discussing the topic of social media presence and parenting.  Come and enjoy a special evening with Dr. Guarendi that you won’t want to miss.

Dr. Ray Guarendi Flyer


SPECIAL SERVICES PCF ~ September 12, 2018 "Special Services" in Orange in Grey Circle with Orange Outline

This month's Special Services PCF will be held on September 12, 2018 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. in the Leighton School Media Center.  It will feature Dan Clapper, an Aurora teacher and co-founder of Unbox Ability, who will discuss this new subscription box service of hand-crafted items made by uniquely-abled entrepreneurs.

The Importance of Self-Determination will also be presented by Alisa Deininger, the Aurora Schools’ Occupational Therapist.  Learn how to empower your child to understand their strengths and weaknesses, have more control over their lives, and teach them to become more self-determined from an early age, continuing through adulthood, in the home, school and community.

For more detailed information about this month’s PCF, please click HERE.  We look forward to seeing you there.


LEIGHTON SCHOOL 3RD GRADE "MEET & GREET" ~ August 14, 2018 "Back to School Meet & Greet" Wording in Black and Blue Over Blue Sun Rays and Kids Silhouettes Playing on Green Grass

Leighton Elementary will hold a “Meet and Greet” for parents and students attending 3rd Grade on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.  This is a great chance for parents and students to tour the building, find classroom/lockers, drop off school supplies and meet their new teacher.  The staff at Leighton is looking forward to seeing everyone!


AURORA SCHOOLS’ PTO KALAHARI RESORT FUNDRAISER Kalahari Resort logo with blue elephant above and name in blue below

Mark your calendar to take a break.  The Aurora Schools’ PTO is sponsoring a Kalahari Resort Fundraiser that supports your school while having fun with your family at the Kalahari Resort on Saturday, September 22, 2018.  Rooms are ONLY $149 and feature two Queen beds.  The price includes Waterpark passes.  A portion from EACH room booked will benefit the Aurora City School District PTOs.  Ask for the AURORA CITY SCHOOLS’ GROUP RATE when making reservations and be sure to BOOK EARLY to avoid being shut out.  

RESERVATIONS: 1-877-525-2427

Click HERE for Kalahari Fundraiser Flyer


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

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

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

ORDER TODAY at:  www.schooltoolbox.com.

SALE ENDS August 1, 2018.

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

School Tool Box Flyer

Blue clipart backpack with school supplies coming out of opened top


AHS MARCHING BAND PERFORMS IN MEMORIAL DAY PARADE Aurora Band Logo

Come out and see the Aurora High School Marching Band as they perform during the City of Aurora’s Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 28, 2018.  The parade will begin at 10:00 a.m. starting at Veterans Memorial Park

                                                                         .Memorial Day Parade with red, white and blue pinwheel


AURORA ROBOTICS FAMILY INFORMATION NIGHT ~ Monday, April 16, 2018 Robotics Word with Robot Below

A family information night will be held on Monday, April 16, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in the Leighton School Media Center.  The robotics program is for students in grades 4-8 (currently in grades 3-7).  There are also volunteer/coaching opportunities for parents and community members.  Learn about what it takes to work on a robotics team from current robotics team members and coaches.  

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Gagel at sgagel@aurora-schools.org or www.aurorarobotics.org.   To find out more and to register, please click HERE.


AURORA CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT SPRING BREAK 2018 Spring Break with Yellow Sun

The Aurora City School District’s Spring Break 2018 will begin on Monday, March 26, 2018 and runs through Monday, April 2, 2018.

 Classes will resume on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. 

Enjoy Your Spring Break!


 AURORA TRACK AND FIELD BUFFALO WILD WINGS FUNDRAISER ~ March 14, 2018 Buffalo Wild Wings Restaurant Black and Yellow Logo

The Aurora Track and Field Team will be holding a fundraiser at the Aurora Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant (18865 Giles Rd.) on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  Just show the flyer attached to the link below and 15%-20% of all pre-taxed sales will be donated to the team.  Thank you for your support.

Buffalo Wild Wings Track Fundraiser Flyer


LEIGHTON SCHOOL DADS & DONUTS 4th GRADE ~ Wednesday, March 7, 2018 Clipart pink donut waving

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 7, 2018 from 8:15 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.  Come hungry and enjoy a great start to your day.


MALLEY’S CANDY FUNDRAISER Malley's Candy Name with pastel lines above and below

Paper order forms are due on March 1, 2018.

Order pickup will be on March 21, 2018 at the Craddock cafeteria from 3:30-6:00 p.m.

Online orders are due March 26, 2018.

Please click on the link to help with the order pick up on March 26th:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0e4badab23a13-malleys

Please contact Megan at mjanzig@aurora-schools.org  with any questions.


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

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

Track & Field Chipotle Fundraiser Flyer

RUN IN AND GRAB SOME GREAT FOOD!


LEIGHTON SCHOOL YEARBOOK ORDERS Order your yearbook with camera

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


NO SCHOOL ~ TEACHER IN-SERVICE DAY AND PRESIDENT’S DAY ~ February 16 & 19, 2018 President's Day with red, white and blue hats and stars in circle

There will be no classes held in the Aurora School District on Teacher In-Service Day, February 16th and President’s Day, February 19th.


PTO JANUARY BOX TOP CONTESTS ~ Grades Preschool - 8 Box Top For Education in Pink

During the month of January, there will be PTO contests for grades Preschool-8th. Individual winner contests will be run at the Miller, Craddock and Leighton. As always, there will be great prizes! 

At Harmon from January 8-January 31st, there will be a classroom contest.  Sixth and Eighth graders should turn their Box Tops into their homeroom teachers, while Seventh graders should turn them into their 2nd period teachers. The classroom with the most Box Tops per grade will win a juice/donut party!  AHS students can turn in Box Tops at the Book Store for FREE candy! Just a reminder that expired Box Tops will not be counted.  Also, Box Tops are always collected at all school offices, as well as, the Aurora Library throughout the entire year. 


AOA LEGENDARY PIE PICK UP ~Thursday, December 14, 2017 Legendary Pie with Logo

If you ordered a Legendary Pie from the AOA, pick up is this Thursday, December 14, 2017 from 4:00 -7:00 p.m. at the Aurora High School Cafeteria.  Please pull up to the side cafeteria door (from the student parking lot) and we will bring the pies to your car.  Please remember that pies must be picked this Thursday or they will be donated to charity.  We cannot store the pies and cannot arrange for a different delivery day.


AURORA CITY SCHOOLS’ 2017 HOLIDAY CONCERT SCHEDULE Holiday Concerts 2017

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/time schedule can be found under "Read More" below. 

We hope you enjoy these programs and the upcoming holidays!


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HARMON/HIGH PTO LADIES NIGHT OUT PAINT PARTY FUNDRAISER Red Ornament Hanging from Pine Tree

The Harmon/High PTO is sponsoring a Ladies Night Holiday Paint Party on November 13, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at the Hawthorn Clubhouse.  The fundraiser with PaintCan Studios will be led by Julie Brubaker.  Please send payments by November 11, 2017. 

For an informational flyer with more detailed information, please click HERE.


AHS FALL PLAY ~ OUR TOWN - November 17 - 19, 2017 Our Town Play Cover with Ladder

The Aurora High School Fall Play production of Our Town will take place on November 17 - 19, 2017.  Curtain times are at 7:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday evenings and at 2:00 p.m. for the Sunday matinee.  Tickets are available for $7.00/Adults, $6.00/Senior Citizens and $5.00/Students.  Our Town tells the story of a small fictional American town called Grover’s Corners through the everyday lives of its citizens from 1901-13.  Join the AHS Drama students for this Pulitzer Prize winning drama by American playwright Thornton Wilder.


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

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


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

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

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

THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROUS DONATIONS!


CROSS COUNTRY CHIPOTLE RESTAURANT FUNDRAISER ~ October 16, 2017 chipotle  restaurant logo

The Aurora Greenmen Cross Country Team is holding a fundraiser at the Chipotle located at 2640 Creekside Drive in Twinsburg on Monday, October 16, 2017.  Dine in or carry out between 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and 50% of the proceeds will benefit the AHS Cross County Program.  You must present the flyer below, show it on your phone or tell the cashier when ordering.  Thank you for your support!

Cross Country Chipotle Fundraiser Flyer

RUN IN AND GRAB SOME GREAT FOOD!


AURORA ELEMENTARY PTO GUYS PIZZA FUNDRAISER ~ Wednesday, September 27, 2017 Guys Pizza Logo

The Aurora Elementary will be holding a Guys Pizza fundraising event on Wednesday, September 27, 2017.  When placing your order for lunch or dinner, mention the Aurora PTO fundraiser and your child’s teacher’s name.  The class with the most orders will win a prize. 

Click here for the PTO Guys Pizza Flyer with more information.


HARMON BETA CLUB HURRICANE RELIEF DRIVE Hurricane Harvey

The Harmon School Beta Club is sponsoring a hurricane relief fund that is collecting items for those who were affected by Hurricane Harvey.  Items that can be accepted are: blankets, flashlights, batteries, pillowcases, paper towels, brooms and trash bags.  Bins will be located in the cafeteria for each grade.  The grade who donates the most will receive a prize.  The collection will end on Monday, September 25, 2017.  Thank you for your donation.


VIEWING THE 2017 SOLAR ECLIPSE SAFELY Solar eclipse photo

Looking directly into the sun during the upcoming 2017 solar eclipse on August 21, 2017 is not safe.  The light of an eclipse really can damage your eyes.  The bright light floods the retina making the cells over-stimulate and release a flood of communication chemicals that can damage the retina.  The only really safe way to look at the sun during the eclipse is through special eclipse glasses or hand-held solar viewers.  Homemade filters or glasses are not safe for looking at the sun.  For a listing of reputable vendors of solar eclipse glasses and viewers, please click HERE.  

For guidelines and safety measures regarding the solar eclipse, please click on Read More below.


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AURORA CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT FIRST DAY OF CLASSES FOR THE 2017-18 SCHOOL YEAR First Day of School

The first day of classes for all students (except Preschool and Kindergarten) attending the Aurora City School District is Wednesday, August 16, 2017.  

Kindergarten classes will begin for students with their last name beginning with A-L on Wednesday, August 16, 2017.  The first day of classes for Kindergarten students with their last name beginning with M-Z is Thursday, August 17, 2017.  All Kindergarten students attend classes on Friday, August 18, 2017.

All Preschool student’s first day of classes will be Monday, August 21, 2017.


GREENMEN STAMPEDE XC/TRAIL 5K & 1 MILE FUN RUN ~ July 23, 2017 Aurora A logo with Athletics word below

Join us for the Greenmen Stampede XC/Trail 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run on July 23, 2017 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.

In the past 2 years we have been able to give (4) $500 scholarships in memory of Tommy Dankelson and Jack Morrison to the graduating seniors along with other various team items!  

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

Cross Country with Runners


SUMMER BOARD OFFICE/SCHOOL BUILDING OFFICE HOURS Summer Office Hours hanging from thumbtack

The Aurora City Schools are currently operating on a summer schedule in order to conserve energy wherever possible.  Please click on Read More below to view the district building office hours.


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LEIGHTON SCHOOL 4th & 5th GRADE ORCHESTRA CONCERTS ~ May 18, 2017 AOA logo

The Leighton School 4th and 5th Grade Orchestra students will be performing their last concert of the school year on Thursday, May 18, 2017.  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.


NHS BOOK DRIVE SUPPORTS UNITED WAY PROGRAM Book Drive word with colorful book stack between words

The Aurora High School National Honor Society is conducting a book drive for gently-used books from birth to 3rd grade levels. They will be donated to United Way in Ravenna as a part of their Big Red Bookshelf program. All books will be used to supply less fortunate communities in Portage County with the wealth of knowledge and fun that reading holds. Any and all donations are greatly appreciated! There is a box at Miller, Craddock, and Leighton Schools for book donations. Please drop off books by Friday, May 12th.


AURORA BAND’S CHIPOTLE FUNDRAISER ~ May 9, 2017 Chipotle Mexican Grill Red Jalapeno Logo

The Aurora Schools’ Band program will be holding a fundraiser at the Chipotle Mexican Grill in Twinsburg (2640 Creekside Drive) on May 9, 2017 from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.  Please mention the Aurora High School Band when ordering/purchasing and they will donate 50% of the profits to the band.


AURORA SCHOOLS' CHOIR BOOSTERS’ CHIPOTLE FUNDRAISER ~ Wednesday, April 26, 2017 Chipotle Mexican Grill Red Jalapeno Logo

The Aurora Choir Boosters are holding a Chipotle Mexican Grill fundraiser on Wednesday, April 26, 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 Choirs.

Choir Boosters' Chipotle Fundraiser Flyer


AFTER PROM SAN DIEGO TACO FACTORY FUNDRAISER ~ April 21-23, 2017 San Diego Taco Factory orange word logo

The Aurora After Prom Committee will be holding a San Diego Taco Factory fundraiser.  Just go to the San Diego Taco Factory at 7217 North Aurora Rd. in the Marketplace at Four Corners on April 21-23 from 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. and help Aurora’s After Prom 2017.   The full menu is included with the additional promotion of all burgers (normally $9.99 with fries) being priced at $5.00 with SDTF donating $5 to After Prom.

Mention you are supporting Aurora’s After Prom and they will donate 25% of your dine-in or carryout purchase to the AHS After Prom.  On-line orders must have added AFTER PROM in the comments or pay in the store.  Catering is also included if teachers want to order in for lunch on Friday, April 21st.

Thank you for your support!

San Diego Taco FactoryFlyer

San Diego Taco Factory Directions/Information


AOA LEIGHTON LUAU PARTY ~ April 7, 2017 - CANCELLED Leighton Luau Party Logo

The Leighton School Luau Party scheduled for today, April 7, 2017, has been cancelled due to today’s district-wide school closing because of an electricity outage.  There is a possibility that the Luau party may be rescheduled.  Please look for more details to come.


AURORA CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT MAY 2017 LEVY INFORMATION PRESENTATIONS Yellow caution Sign with word levy in black and parent and child walking

To view informational presentations regarding the upcoming ACSD proposed 5.9 mill levy, that will be on the May 2, 2017 ballot, please click on the links below.  Please go to the ACSD website homepage under the Quick Links tab to find even more important information regarding the upcoming 2017 district levy.

District Financial Presentation

District Levy Presentation


GOOD LUCK TO WRESTLERS HEADED TO STATE COMPETITION Two Wrestlers in Cricle Logo

Good luck to Jarrod Brezovec, Bubba Arslanian, Kyle Peterson, and Jack Gorman as they head to State wrestling competition on Thursday, March 9, 2017.  Way to go!


AFTER PROM CHIPOTLE FUNDRAISER ~ Wednesday, March 22, 2017 Chipotle Mexican Grill Red Jalapeno Logo

The Aurora After Prom Committee will be holding a Chipotle Mexican Grill fundraiser.  Just go to the Chipotle at 2640 Creekside Drive in Twinsburg on Wednesday, March 22nd from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and help Aurora’s After Prom 2017.  Show the flyer linked below, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause and 50% of the proceeds will be donated to the AHS After Prom. 

Thank you for your support!

After Prom Chipotle Fundraiser Flyer


AURORA HIGH SCHOOL BAND CONCERT ~ February 28, 2017 Aurora Band Logo

PLEASE NOTE:  This is a date change from the Band Calendar.

The Aurora High School Band will be performing on Tuesday, February 28, 2017.  It will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Aurora High School auditorium.  This year’s band students have done a tremendous job!  

Come and support their hard work while enjoying an evening of quality entertainment.


NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY CROC COLLECTION A Group of Colored Crocs Shoes In A Pile

The AHS National Honor Society is holding a Croc collection (new or gently used) that will run from Tuesday, February 21 – Friday, February 24, 2017.  The Croc shoe donations will be sent with a mission group going to El Salvador.  Join us for Croc Night At The Farms on Friday, February 24th from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. You can bring in your new or gently used Crocs to the Croc Store at the Aurora Premium Outlets during that time and receive a 20% off coupon for a new purchase.

Croc Collection Flyer


HARMON SCHOOL AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE ~ February 24, 2017 Red Blood Drop with Blood Drive Wording

The Harmon School BETA Club is sponsoring their annual American Red Cross Blood Drive on Friday, February 24, 2017.  It will take place at Harmon School in the Commons.  If parents or relatives sign up to donate blood, students can earn Data Assignments, Bio Bucks or Tickets by returning the form given by teachers.  Please help someone during this blood emergency by taking the time to give the gift of life.


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


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!


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!


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.


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


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.


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.


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


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!


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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/.  

                                                 


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.


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!


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!


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


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!


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


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!


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


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


SPECIAL SERVICES PARENT COMMUNICATION FORUM (PCF) ~ January 30, 2019 Grey Circle with Special Services in Orange

This month's Special Services PCF will be held on January 30, 2019 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. in the Leighton School Media Center.  It will feature speaker Michael Embrescia, who will relate his own success story from a challenged student to CEO of his own company.

For more detailed information about this month’s PCF, please click HERE.  We look forward to seeing you there.

 


LEIGHTON READING CLUB ~ December Book Celebration Colorful Stack of Books on End with Book Club in Black on Blocks

The Leighton School Reading Club would like to invite you to the December Book Celebration on Tuesday, December 18, 2018.  “Reading is, “Oh So Sweet.”  This month instead of reading a particular book, we are celebrating and sharing the gift of reading through a book swap.  Bring one book (gently used, and a great read) to swap.  We will give a time for “Boasts and Toasts.” Each reader should come prepared to explain why the book they’ve brought is a MUST-Read!  Be ready to “sell” your book!  Your parents can sign you up on the Sign-Up Genius below for December.

  Sign Up Genius Sign Up Check Box in Green and Yellow


AURORA HOLIDAY SPIRIT WEAR SALE ~ November 29, 2018 Close up of Green Aurora A logo on beige sweatshirt

The Harmon/High PTO will be holding a Holiday Spirit Wear Sale that will be taking place at the Aurora High School Book Store (located at the cafeteria entrance of the high school) on Thursday, November 29th from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 

Come and shop for everyone on your list with items from sweatshirts to socks and everything in between.  This year Aurora ornaments will be available.  Youth Under Armour sweatshirts will also be back in stock.  Bring your list, check it twice and buy Aurora Gear for everyone nice.

Thank you for your support!


AHS DRAMA CLUB CHIPOTLE FUNDRAISER ~ Monday, October 29, 2018 Chipotle Mexican Grill Logo in Red Circle with Red Jalapeno in Middle

The AHS Drama Club will be holding a fundraiser to support the AHS Drama Club located at the Chipotle Mexican Grill at 2640, Creekside Drive in Twinsburg on Monday, October 29, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  Bring in the flyer linked below, show it on your phone or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause and 33% of the proceeds will be donated to the AHS Drama Club.

AHS Drama Chipotle Fundraiser Flyer

Thank You For Your Support!


GUEST SPEAKER DR. RAY GUARENDI EVENT CANCELLED Head Shot Photo of Dr. Ray Guarendi

The guest speaking engagement with Dr. Ray Guarendi scheduled for October 17, 2018 has been cancelled.


QUIZ BOWL FUNDRAISER AT HICKORY RIVER SMOKEHOUSE ~ September 24, 2018 Quiz Bowl Information Flyer

The Quiz Bowl Team is sponsoring a fundraiser on Monday, September 24, 2018.  From 11:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Hickory River Smokehouse will donate proceeds to the team when patrons mention the Quiz Bowl Team.  Enjoy a fantastic meal and help the team earn money for a trip to Nationals in the spring.

Quiz Bowl Fundraiser Flyer


HARMON/LEIGHTON SCHOOL 2018 MAGAZINE SALE ~ August 28 – September 12, 2018 American Publishers in Blue with Our Focus is Fundraising in Blue Below with Fun Underlined

The annual Harmon/Leighton Magazine Sale begins Tuesday, August 28 and runs through Wednesday, September 12, 2018.  This yearly fundraiser helps offset the cost of 6th grade camp and the 8th grade Washington, D.C. trip.  There are daily drawings including gift cards and treats.  End sales incentives include a trip to Kalahari and a Limo Lunch.

Please click HERE for more detailed information regarding this year's magazine subscription sale.

Thank you for your support!


AURORA CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT’S FIRST DAY OF CLASSES FOR THE 2018-19 SCHOOL YEAR "1st Day of School

The first day of classes for all students (except Preschool and Kindergarten) attending the Aurora City School District is Wednesday, August 15, 2018.  

Kindergarten classes will begin for students with their last name beginning with A-L on Wednesday, August 15, 2018.  The first day of classes for Kindergarten students with their last name beginning with M-Z is Thursday, August 16, 2018.  All Kindergarten students attend classes on Friday, August 17, 2018.

All Preschool student’s first day of classes will be Monday, August 20, 2018.


OHIO BACK TO SCHOOL “SALES TAX HOLIDAY” ~ August 3-5, 2018 Outline of Red Apple with "Back to School SALES TAX HOLIDAY" written inside in black type

The State of Ohio has enacted a sales tax holiday which exempts the purchase of clothing or school supplies under $75 from Ohio sales tax for three days in August 2018. Ohio’s “Sales Tax Holiday” begins on Friday, August 3 at 12:00 a.m. and ends on Sunday, August 5 at 11:59 p.m. 

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 Read More below.


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

ONE DAY ONLY ~ Saturday, July 28, 2018

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

Every purchase benefits the football team.

Aurora Greenmen Football Helmet with Green Aurora Logo Side View


AURORA GREENMEN FOOTBALL DISCOUNT CARD ERROR Aurora Greenmen A

The Aurora Greenmen football discount card contains an error.  The Dunkin Donuts discount of 10% off the total regular price purchase was included on the card in error and is NOT VALID.  Please see the flyer link below for more information.

AURORA GREENMEN FOOTBALL DISCOUNT CARD ERROR FLYER


AURORA CITY WIDE CLEANUP ~ Saturday, April 21, 2018 City Wide Cleanup wording in green

Volunteers are needed to join in the Aurora City Wide Cleanup taking place on Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Please help by joining volunteers at the Aurora High School student parking lot at 7:30 a.m.  Transportation will then be provided to various sites in Aurora that are in need of being cleaned.  Thank you for taking pride in your hometown.

For an informational flyer with more details, please click HERE.


AURORA SCHOOLS’ DRUG TESTING PROGRAM FEEDBACK FORM Drug Testing Wording with drawings of various drug types

In response to the Aurora community drug testing meeting that took place on February 28, 2018, the district has created a feedback form in order to collect and gauge opinion on the possible implementation of a drug testing program for students at Aurora High School.  Please use the form link below to submit your feedback.

DRUG TESTING FEEDBACK FORM


AURORA ALL SPORTS BOOSTERS ~ SPRING FOR SPORTS REVERSE RAFFLE/SILENT AUCTION ~ March 17, 2018 Sports Boosters Logo

Mark your calendars!  The Aurora All Sports Boosters will be holding their Spring For Sports Annual Reverse Raffle/Silent Auction on Saturday, March 17, 2018.  It will be held this year at the Atrium at Anna Maria (800 North Aurora Rd.) from 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. 

Join them for a wonderful evening including an Irish feast, fantastic auction items, a reverse raffle and a $2,000 grand prize. Tickets can be purchased through the Athletic Office or by calling Mindy Rogge at 216.401.3948. 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.

Spring for Sports Reverse Raffle Flyer

SEE YOU THERE!


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

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

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

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

Mother Son Dance Flyer


HEINEN’S TEAMING UP FOR EDUCATION PROGRAM Heinen's Teaming Up For Education Green Logo

Through Heinen's Teaming Up for Education program, Heinen's will donate up to 1% of your eligible purchases.  The reward period is September through April and is retroactive to the first day of program!  To register, simply stop by the Heinen’s customer service desk and tell them you would like to sign up for the Teaming Up for Education program or register at www.heinensrewards.com.  Select "my school" from the School Donation Program under Quick Links at the bottom of the webpage and choose an Aurora School.   You must designate a school every year.  Thank you for your continued support!

At Harmon School there is a Heinen's Teaming Up for Education Contest.   Currently, Harmon has 49 supporters, if they reach 150 supporters by January 31st, the whole school will have an ice cream party during lunch!    


ELEMENTARY SCHOOL HOLIDAY SHOPS ~ December 2017 Holiday Shop in red with green bow O

Leighton, Craddock, and Miller Elementary Schools will be holding holiday shops to give students a wonderful opportunity to choose items for their family members and proudly give as gifts during the holidays.  The shops will be filled with quality items for family members and pets offered at very reasonable prices.

The dates for each building are as follows:

Leighton School:  December 4-8

Craddock School:  December 11-13

Miller School:  December 14-15


AHS SENIOR GAVIN BLUNT FEATURED ON SPECTRUM SPORTS GAME BREAKER EPISODE Gavin Blunt Football Player

Congratulations to AHS Senior and football team member Gavin Blunt who is featured this week on the High School Sports Insider’s episode of Spectrum Sports Game Breaker. 

To view Gavin’s episode go to:  Spectrum Game Breaker


AHS VOLLEYBALL TEAM HOSTING 2017 VOLLEY FOR THE CURE ~ October 3, 2017 Volley for a cure pink logo

Pass. Set. CURE!  The AHS Volleyball team will be hosting a 2017 Volley For The Cure event on October 3, 2017 during the Freshman, JV and Varsity games beginning at 4:30 p.m.  Join the teams (including Highland) for a bake sale, gift basket raffle, games/prizes and more.  Free admission for students with a donation or wearing the Volley for Cure Spirit Shirt.  Spirit shirts will be sold at lunch during the week of September 25, 2017.  All proceeds will go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.  We hope to see you at this special event!

Please click here for more a detailed informational flyer.


AURORA BOYS’ GOLF PROGRAM 3rd ANNUAL GOLF OUTING ~ July 9, 2017 Join Our Golf Outing With Golf Ball on Tee with Club

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 Gleneagles Golf Course in Twinsburg on Sunday, July 9, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.  The registration deadline is July 2, 2017

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.

AHS BOYS GOLF PROGRAM GOLF OUTING INFORMATION/REGISTRATION


HARMON/HIGH PTO SCHOOL SUPPLY SALE 2017-18 Cart with school supplies with sale on the side

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

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

ORDER TODAY at:  www.schooltoolbox.com.  

SALE ENDS JULY 29, 2017

For questions, please contact Vanessa Fabec at 440-655-0538 or vanessafabec@gmail.com.


AFTER PROM DECORATIONS PREVIEW ~ May 13, 2017 After Prom Word  in Blue

The AHS After Prom Committee would like to invite all members of the community to get a sneak peak at the fabulous decorations that have been created for the Prom event on Saturday, May 13th.  The community is welcome to view them on Saturday, May 13th from 9:00-10:00 p.m. before the students are scheduled to arrive.  The committee is also still asking for help with set-up on Friday May 12th from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.  If you want to volunteer, just plan to show up or contact lisa.parks@roadrunner.com or tinahgerber@gmail.com with questions.


AOA LEIGHTON LUAU PARTY (Rescheduled) ~ Friday, April 28, 2017 Leighton Luau Wording with colorful hibiscus flowers

The Aurora Orchestra Association has rescheduled its annual spring party. The "Leighton Luau" will be held on Friday, April 28th, 2017 from 3:30 - 5:30 at Leighton School and will include pizza, a DJ, games and raffle baskets.  All students in grades 3-5 who previously purchased a ticket can attend. Raffle tickets will be available at the event.


AHS BUSINESS CLASS SELLING T-SHIRTS Colorful Tshirts with letters sale on front hanging from rod on hangers

The Aurora High School Business Management Class, which has joined with Junior Achievement, has started a business called “1803 Tees” and are currently selling T-shirts.  There are two shirt styles available for purchase--they are both short sleeved, one is a grey Aurora spirit shirt and the other is a black Cleveland shirt. Pre-order cost is only $12.  Order forms can be found on link below. Please return all forms to Mrs. McKenzie’s room (113) by Friday, April 7, 2017.

T-shirt Order Form For Students

T-shirt Order Form For Non-Students


NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY’S PRINCESS PROM AWAITS – March 11, 2017 Pink Crown With Word Princess In White

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 11, 2017 from 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.  Please RSVP by March 3, 2017.  This year the ball is proudly sponsored in part by Allstate Integrity Insurance Agency and Aurora Rose Dance Academy. 

The Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique will be offered during the day at Aurora High School from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.so that the princesses can get ready 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 Flyer

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique Sign Up  Sign Up Genius Logo


AFTER PROM SCHOOL OF ROCK FUNDRAISER ~ February 24, 2017 After Prom Word in White and Blue

Come rock out for After Prom!  The After Prom Committee is sponsoring a School of Rock Fundraiser, featuring the band The Don Kennis Experience, that supports the AHS After Prom 2017.  The concert will take place on Friday, February 24th from 9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. at the Bertram's Paws restaurant. Tickets include the live band, food (pizza & light appetizers), 1 ticket for Cash Bar, and Games & Prizes.  Contact Shawni Girman for tickets at shawnigirman67@gmail.com.  Please see the flyer below for more details.

After Prom School of Rock Flyer

Rock On Words in Orange


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.


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


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!


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.


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 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 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.


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


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. 


BASKETBALL PROGRAM FUNDRAISERS ~ December 5 & 10, 2018 Close Up of Basketball Laying on the Court

The Aurora Basketball program will be hosting two fundraisers in the month of December.  One will be held at the Aurora Buffalo Wild Wings (18865 Giles Rd.) on Wednesday, December 5th from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. with 15% of the sales being donated back when guests present the fundraising ticket linked below.

The second fundraiser will take place on Monday, December 10th at the Twinsburg Chipotle (2640 Creekside Drive) from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.  The program will receive 33% of sales when the flyer linked below is presented, shown on a smartphone or mentioned to the cashier. 

Thank you for supporting the basketball program.

Buffalo Wild Wings Flyer

Chipotle Flyer 


LEIGHTON SCHOOL FALL 2018 CELEBRATION NEW INDOOR PARADE ROUTE Clipart kids dressed as Mummy, Witch and Vampire holding pumpkins for trick or treat

Please click on the link below to view the Fall Celebration costume parade route for Leighton students on October 31, 2018. Families are welcome to view the parade from 2:45 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Click HERE for TODAY'S NEW INDOOR Parade Route Map


AHS BUSINESS MANAGEMENT CLASS 2018 SUPPLY SALE Four Red Hang Tags with One Letter Each Spelling S A L E

The AHS Business Management Class is holding an Aurora Supplies Sale.  Aurora Greenmen water bottles and lanyards will be offered.  Orders will be taken through October 17th.  A portion of the proceeds with be given to Rescue Village.  More information and the Order Form can be found at the link below.

Aurora Supplies Information and Order Form

 

White Plastic Water Bottle with Greenmen Logo                            Silver Metal Water Bottle with Greenmen Logo                Black Lanyard Says Aurora Greenmen

 


HARMON/HIGH SCHOOL PTO SPIRIT WEAR SALE DURING SCHEDULE PICK UP ~ Wednesday, August 8, 2018 Aurora Greenmen Spirit Wear Jacket in Green and White with Word Aurora on the Back

The Aurora Schools’ Harmon/High PTO will be holding a Spirit Wear sale during student schedule pick up on Wednesday, August 8, 2018.  The sale will be held in the AHS commons area and will include new and sale items.


NEIGHBORHOOD SCHOOL CALENDAR AND BAND SHOW SALE ~ Monday, July 30, 2018 "2018-2019 School Year Calendar" words

The Aurora High School Band will be selling their Academic School Calendar for the 2018-2019 school year door-to-door on Monday, July 30, 2018 from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.  Calendars are $10 each.  The students will also be selling Thunder Over Aurora Band Show tickets for a discounted $5 on this day only.

In addition, you can purchase this school calendar (an essential planning aid for $10) and Thunder Over Aurora Band Show tickets ($6) after the door-to-door sales event ends at Mazzulo's Market located in Aurora Commons at 302 Aurora Commons Circle in Aurora.

Thank you for your support!


AURORA SCHOOLS' BOYS’ GOLF PROGRAM 4th ANNUAL GOLF OUTING ~ July 8, 2018 Join Our Golf Outing with Golf Club and Golf Ball

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 Gleneagles Golf Course in Twinsburg on Sunday, July 8, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.  The registration deadline is July 1, 2018.  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.

AHS BOYS GOLF PROGRAM GOLF OUTING INFORMATION/REGISTRATION


PUBLIC SCHOOLS WEEK ~ March 12-16, 2018 Public School Week Logo

Public Schools Week, which runs from March 12-16, 2018, is a campaign that “creates a platform for Americans to join together and express their feelings toward public education and why its success is a key determinant when it comes to our country’s future.”  Click on more below to view some of the successes and use the hashtags #PublicSchoolsWeek and #LovePublicEducation to share why your school community is doing a great job educating students and preparing them to thrive in the future.


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HARMON SCHOOL MUSICAL JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH JR. ~ February 1 & 2, 2018 - 7:00 p.m. James and the Giant Peach Jr. Logo in orange

Harmon Middle School presents the musical James and the Giant Peach Jr., the “delightfully offbeat adaption of the classic Roald Dahl adventure [where] a boy and his insect friends take an amazing journey across the ocean.”  Tickets are $3.00 for students and $5.00 for adults with general admission seating.  Curtain time both evenings is at 7:00 p.m.  We hope to see you there.

Click HERE for the musical flyer.


DOG TREAT SALE GOING ON NOW ~ Great for Gifts! Stack of colored dog treat bones

Emily Hilker and her class are sponsoring their yearly Dog Treat Sale for staff members and students at Leighton School.  After shopping for all the ingredients, the kids have been busy baking, decorating and bagging these homemade treats. The funds raised will be used for classroom field trips, activities and resources. A donation will also be made to Camp Sunshine! 

The treat sale runs from December 6 - 19, 2017.  If you would like to order dog treats, please call Ms. Hilker’s room at 330-954-2203 (10:15 – 11:00 and 11:30 – 1:30) or Mrs. Harwood’s room at 330-954-2499 (9:30 – 10:30).  Email orders can be sent to ehilker@aurora-schools.org. Please make checks payable to Aurora City Schools and thank you for your support.  

Dog Treat Bags include:

Small bags $2.00; Large bags $4.00                                     


AOA FIVE BELOW STORE FUNDRAISER ~ November 24-26, 2017 Five Below Logo in Blue

The Aurora Orchestra Association will be holding a fundraiser at the Five Below store at the Marketplace at Four Corners in Bainbridge on November 24-26. 2017.  During the fundraising dates/times 10% of your total dollars spent by the organization will be donated back to the AOA.   Please bring the flyer with more information linked below to the event so that the AOA receives credit for the purchase.

Click HERE for the Five Below Fundraiser Flyer


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

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


AURORA CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT’S 2017-18 SCHOOL SUPPLY LISTS AVAILABLE ON-LINE Back to School Supply Lists with supply photo

School supply lists for the 2017-18 school year are available on-line for students in grades Preschool - 8.

There is no school supply list for Aurora High School students  Each teacher will inform their students as to what materials they will need for class at either new student orientation or the first day of class. It is recommended that all high school students come prepared with basic school supplies, such as spiral notebook paper, folders, pencils, and pens, on the first day of school and the calculator that corresponds with the math class they are taking.  (Integrated Math 1 BLOCK or Integrated Math 1- Graphic Calculator TI 83+ or TI 84+ (TI 89 is not recommended). 

To find your student's supply list, please click Read More below or go to the Aurora Schools’ website homepage and then go to either the Parent Portal or Student Portal at the top of the page.  Scroll down to the School Supply Lists title to find each grade level listed and select.


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CONGRATULATIONS TO IAN DOEMLING – FIRST U.S. PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLAR FROM AHS US Presidential Scholar Medal

Congratulations to AHS senior Ian Doemling who has earned the prestigious title of U.S. Presidential Scholar by the U.S. Department of Education.  The program honors some of the nation’s most distinguished students and only up to 161 students nationally are recognized with this award.  He is the first student from Aurora High School to achieve one of the Nation’s highest honors for high school students. AHS is very proud!


THANK YOU AURORA SCHOOLS’ VOLUNTEERS Yeloow voluntter bubble word

In honor of National Public School Volunteer Week (April 23-29, 2017), 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.


AURORA ALL SPORTS BOOSTERS ~ SPRING FOR SPORTS REVERSE RAFFLE/SILENT AUCTION ~ April 8, 2017 All Sports Booster Greenmen Head Logo

Mark your calendars!  The Aurora All Sports Boosters will be holding their Spring For Sports Annual Reverse Raffle/Silent Auction on Saturday, April 8, 2017.  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, 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!

Aurora Sports Boosters Reverse Raffle Flyer


HARMON/HIGH PTO MOTHER SON DINNER DANCE ~ February 25, 2017 Mother and Son Dancing Together with Hearts and Musical Notes Behind Them

The Harmon/High PTO is holding their first Mother/Son Dinner Dance on February 25, 2017 at the Aurora High School for students in grades Pre-K-5. Dinner will be served at 5:00 p.m. and the dance will take place from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 

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

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

Mother Son Dinner Dance Flyer


AURORA ORCHESTRA ASSOCIATION’S ANNUAL STEAK N’ STRINGS BENEFIT DINNER, CONCERT AND RAFFLE ~ March 4, 2017 Aurora Orchestra Association Logo with black orchestra

Join the Aurora Orchestra Association on March 4, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m. for raffle viewing) at Aurora High School for a delicious Outback Steak House dinner.  The Macedonia Outback Steak House will provide and cook your meal on-site which will include their 9 oz. steak (or Salmon) with sides, drinks and cheesecake.  A kid’s meal choice will also be available.  Entertainment will be provided by the AHS orchestras.  Presale tickets are required with an order deadline of February 11th by mail and February 18th online.  No tickets will be sold at the door.  Dinner ticket proceeds go toward the AOA general fund and benefit all orchestra students in grades 4-12.

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.

In addition, there will be dozens of fantastic themed raffle baskets including candy, toy and craft baskets for the kids as well as date night out and concert ticket baskets for the adults. 
They will also have some incredible family vacation packages including a trip for four to Walt Disney World, with airfare and hotel!

Please click on the flyer and ticket order link below to order.  For more information, email info@auroraorchestra.org or contact Kathi at 216-410-4784.

Steak N' Strings Flyer


LEIGHTON SCHOOL YEARBOOK ORDERS YEARBOOKS ON SALE NOW

Leighton Elementary School Yearbooks can be ordered from February 1 – 28, 2017.  Order forms will be sent home with students this week.  If you would like to purchase a yearbook, please send in the order form along with $12.00 in cash or check made payable to Ripcho Studio.  Online orders will be accepted until March 15, 2017.  


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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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


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.


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.


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.


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


AURORA CITY SCHOOLS' TWO-HOUR DELAY PROCEDURES School Delays Sign

In accordance with the Aurora City School District’s Procedures for Emergency School Closing, the use of a delayed school opening may be utilized in the event of inclement weather.

Under the two-hour delay, the school day will be modified; however, the school day will end at the usual time.  To view the high school and middle school building’s delayed start class schedules, please click on the links below.

Harmon School Delayed Start Class Schedule

Leighton School Delayed Start Class Schedule

Craddock School Delayed Start Class Schedule

Miller School Delayed Start Class Schedule

As with school closings, the announcement of a school opening delay will be broadcast on television and radio stations and this announcement could begin as early as 5:00 a.m.

Please click on “Read More” below to view the transportation adjustments that will be made when a two-hour delay is implemented.


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AHS FALL PLAY ~ LEND ME A TENOR - November 2 -3, 2018 Lend Me A Tenor A Comedy Marquee in Blue with A Doorman with a Suitecase

The Aurora High School Fall Play production of Lend Me a Tenor will take place on November 2-3, 2018.  Curtain times are at 7:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday evenings UNLESS the football team advances to the playoffs.  If that happens, the play will be moved to Saturday, November 3 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, November 4 at 1:00 p.m.  Tickets are available for $8.00 for adults, $7.00 for senior citizens and $5.00 for students.

Lend Me a Tenor is a comedy set in 1934 and chronicles the escapades revolving around a world–famous tenor set to perform for an opera company.  A series of hilarious mishaps lead to a frantic attempt to salvage the evening.  The cast includes Nathan Welsh, Nolan Caponi, Karson Taylor, Johnny Kushan, Brianna Shimandle, Grace Caffoe, Elana Noel and Mason Kacmar.


AOA FALL BARN PARTY ~ October 19, 2018 AOA Long Logo with Orchestra Members in Black Sillouhette Playing Instruments and Aurora Orchestra Association in Green

The Aurora Orchestra Association (AOA) is holding their Fall Barn Party on Friday, October 19, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:3 0 p.m.  It will be held at the Moore Recreation Center located at 525 S. Bissell Road in Aurora.  Tickets can be purchased for $7.50 advance sale and $10 the day of the event ($8 with nonperishable food donation).  Children 2 years old and under are free.  This event will be held rain or shine.

The flyer can be found HERE.


BOYS’ SOCCER TEAM SEPTEMBER EVENTS ~ September 13 & 17, 2018 Black and White Soccer Ball on Field with White Lines

Click on the flyer link below to view upcoming soccer games/events in September, including prizes ($50 Abigail’s gift certificate), free attendance and $1 hot dog night.  See you there!

Aurora Soccer Flyer


AHS OUTSTANDING GREENMEN 2018 AWARD RECIPIENTS Aurora Greenmen A

Congratulations to this year’s AHS Outstanding Greenmen Award winners. The 12 seniors are chosen based on their strong Academics, Service/Work, School Participation, Leadership & Character.  To view this year’s recipients, along with the 12 honored educators that were chosen by the students, click on Read More below.


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

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

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

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

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


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NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY’S PRINCESS PROM AWAITS – February 3, 2018 Pink Princess Crown

All pre-K through 5th grade princesses are cordially invited to attend the National Honor Society sponsored Princess Prom accompanied by their King or Queen.  The ball will take place on Saturday, February 3, 2018 from 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.  Please RSVP by January 26, 2018 in order to receive your invitation!  This year the ball is proudly sponsored in part by Allstate Integrity Insurance Agency and Elevation Dance Studio. 

The Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique will be offered during the day at Aurora High School from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. so that the princesses can get ready for the ball.  The princesses can have their hair styled for $15.00 and their nails painted for $5.00.  For more information about this event, please click on the invitation link below.  Sign up for the boutique by emailing princessprom2018@gmail.com.  We look forward to seeing all the princesses at the Prom.

Princess Prom 2018 Invitation


AHS EARNS MOMENTUM AWARD 2017 FROM ODE Momentum Award Logo with Upward Arrows

Aurora High School has recently earned the Momentum Award 2017 from the Ohio Department of Education (ODE).  The award recognizes schools for earning A’s on every value-added measure on the 2016-2017 Report Card.  The value added is a measure of growth and not overall achievement, making this award much more difficult to attain.  Congratulations!


CABLE 9 SPOTLIGHT ON AURORA SCHOOLS HOLIDAY SHOW – Highlights Philanthropy Clip Art Spotlights Black and Yellow

The district’s Cable 9 television show Spotlight on Aurora Schools this month will feature some of the philanthropic giving projects that take place during the holidays. Host Pat Ciccantelli talks with Craddock/Miller School Counselor, Tammy Mazzella, and Aurora High School Spanish Teacher, Melissa Foster, who discuss the many philanthropic events that are planned.  Tune in to your local Cable 9 Channel 1023 (Aurora) or go to www.cable9.org to learn more about the many wonderful charitable acts our staff and students participate in.


LEIGHTON LEADERS FLURRY OF GIFTS 2017 Pile of Presents

The Leighton Leaders, in conjunction with the Salvation Army of Portage County, 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 Leighton School from Tuesday, November 28 to Friday, December 2.  You can help make someone’s holiday a little bit brighter by donating any of the following new items: Coats, Hats, Gloves, Scarves, Socks, Blankets, Holiday Gift Wrap and Boots.                                            

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


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

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


NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION SEMI-FINALIST/COMMENDED STUDENTS ANNOUNCED National Merit AHS Student Congrats

Congratulations to this year’s National Merit Scholarship Competition Semi-Finalist and Commended AHS students.  Maddie Brandes has been named a National Merit Semi-Finalist while Justin Voyzey was named a National Merit Commended student.  Congratulations on receiving this prestigious honor which represents less than 1% of each state’s graduating Seniors.


3rd GRADE SUMMER READING Summer Reading Open Book on grass

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

Click here for 3rd Grade Summer Reading Information


CONGRATULATIONS BOBBY ARNOLD ~ AHS OUTSTANDING SENIOR 2017 AWARD WINNER Class of 2017 wording in green

This year’s AHS Outstanding Senior for the Class of 2017 is Bobby Arnold.  Congratulations to Bobby for earning this outstanding recognition!


AURORA ROBOTICS FAMILY INFORMATION NIGHT Robitic parts spell word robotics in grey

A family information night will be held on Monday, April 10, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in the Leighton School Media Center.  Learn about what it takes to work on a team of robotics students and see demonstrations from other Aurora Robotics teams.  Find out more at aurorarobotics.org.


 AURORA TRACK AND FIELD BUFFALO WILD WINGS FUNDRAISER ~ March 15, 2017 Buffalo Wild Wings Bar & Grill Logo

The Aurora Track and Field Team will be holding a fundraiser at the Aurora Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant (18865 Giles Rd.) on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.  Just show the flyer attached to the link below and 15% of all pre-taxed sales will be donated to the team.  Thank you for your support.

Aurora Track & Field Buffalo Wild Wings Flyer


AFTER PROM SHOP & DINE FUNDRAISER ~ Monday, February 27, 2017 After Prom Word Logo in Black and Blue

Shop and dine at ABIGAIL’S and MAD JACK’S on Monday, February 27th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and help Aurora’s After Prom 2017.  When you shop or dine at these local businesses a percentage of your purchase will be donated to the AHS After Prom. 

Thank you for your support!

Shop & Dine Flyer


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 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


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!


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. 


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


DOG TREAT SALE GOING ON NOW ~ Great for Gifts! Stack of Bone Shaped Dog Treats Tied with Ribbon

Mrs. Emily Hilker and her class are sponsoring their yearly Dog Treat Sale for staff members and students at Leighton School.  After shopping for all the ingredients, the kids have been busy baking, decorating and bagging these homemade treats. The funds raised will be used for classroom field trips, activities and resources. A donation will also be made to Camp Sunshine! 

The treat sale runs from December 4 - 19, 2018.  If you would like to order dog treats, please call Ms. Hilker’s room at 330-954-2203 (9:10–10:00, 11:15-12:30, 1:30-3:15).  If you call at other times, you will be able to place an order, but an adult will take your information. Students LOVE to take orders, so please try to call within the windows of time listed above!  Email orders can be sent to ehilker@aurora-schools.org. Dog Treat Bags include:  Small bags $2.00; Large bags $4.00.  Please make checks payable to Aurora City Schools and thank you for your support.

Dog Treat Sale Flyer


3rd GRADE SUMMER READING Summer Reading

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

3RD GRADE SUMMER READING 


SUPPORT THE AURORA GREENMEN BOYS BASKETBALL TEAM Greenmen athletics logo

Support the Greenmen Boys Basketball Team at their last two home games (January 30th & February 2nd) and enter to win Cleveland sports memorabilia and tickets. Click on the link below for more information regarding the Browns, Indians, and Cavaliers raffle packages you can win. All proceeds support the Greenmen Boys Basketball progam.

BOYS BASKETBALL TEAM RAFFLE FLYER


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PTO YANKEE CANDLE FUNDRAISER YANKEE Candle Jars

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

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

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

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

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

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


HEINEN’S GROCERY STORE’S  SCHOOL DONATION PROGRAM 2017-18/BOX TOP COLLECTIONS Heinens grocery store logo

Heinen’s Grocery Stores offer community fundraising for local schools.  As a member of Heinen’s Tasteful Reward Program, you can help the school of your choice earn money through their Teaming Up for Education School Donation Program.  Up to 1% of your qualified purchases made from September through April will be donated to our schools by Heinen’s.

It is never too late to sign up!  Go to www.heinensrewards.com, call customer relations at 1-855-475-2300 ext. 2337 or stop by the customer service desk inside the store to participate.  Even if you have registered in years past, you must relink your card every year.   The PTO’s received $8,210 from Heinen's last year!  Thank you in advance for supporting the Harmon/High PTO and Elementary PTO.

Also, Box Tops contests are currently taking place at Miller, Craddock, Leighton and Harmon
Schools.  Please submit your Box Tops on a collection sheet or in a Ziploc bag with your child's name to the school's office by Friday, September 29th. Great prizes will be awarded! 

box top logo


4th GRADE SUMMER READING PROJECT Bear reading 4th grade book sitting on a pencil

For more information regarding the 4th Grade Summer Reading Project for students entering the 4th grade, please click on the link below.  Please give your project to your reading teacher on the first day of school.

4th Grade Summer Reading Project Information


AOA ANNUAL SOLO COMPETITION WINNERS ~ 4th and  5th Grades Aurora Orchestra Logo

Congratulations to the winners of the Aurora Orchestra Association’s 19th Annual Solo Competition.  Click on the link below for a complete listing of event winners.

AOA 19th Annual Solo Competition Award Winners


PRINCESS PROM DRESS COLLECTION Three black clipart dresses  on stands with pink background

The Dress Project was started by two Leighton School students, by Eva Logan and Hailey Kulawiak, who wanted to help girls in the Aurora School District who are in need of a dress to wear to the AHS National Honor Society’s sponsored elementary Princess Prom.  Slightly used dresses (sizes 5-12), shoes and accessories can be donated from January 30 - February 16, 2017 in bins located at the entrance of Leighton, Craddock and Miller Schools.  Monetary donations will be used for cleaning the dresses and helping with admittance fees. Thank you for helping to make a girl feel like a princess! 

For more information, please click here.


AHS SHOW CHOIR WORKSHOP ~ February 25, 2017 Aurora Choir Workshop

Join us for a Show Choir Workshop on February 25th for 3rd – 6th graders in the Aurora High School Auditorium. Members of the Aurora High School Show Choir, Emerald Ensemble, will be running the workshop under the direction of Sarah Dixon, the Emerald Ensemble Music Director. Participants will spend the day learning singing, staging, and dance. The program is designed to teach kids in a comfortable environment before they get a chance to show off onstage. The workshop begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends with a performance for parents at 11:50 a.m. before pick up at noon.

The Registration fee is $25 and includes a tee shirt for each participant if registered by February 13th.  The Show Choir Workshop is a fundraiser sponsored by the Aurora Choir Boosters. All proceeds will benefit The Aurora School Choirs, including Harmon Choirs, AHS Singers, Emerald Ensemble, Chamber Singers, and Unaccompanied Minors.

For more information and registration form, please click on the link below. For questions, contact Michelle at 248-895-0515.

Aurora Choir Workshop Flyer


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.


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!


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.


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.

 


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


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.  


SCHOOL BUILDING HOLIDAY SHOPS ~ December 2018 Holiday Shop in Red with Green Bow in Middle of O in Shop

Harmon, Leighton, Craddock, and Miller Elementary School s will be holding holiday shops to give students a wonderful opportunity to choose items for their family members and proudly give as gifts during the holidays.  The shops will be filled with an amazing assortment of quality items for family members and pets offered at very reasonable prices.  Children can do their own special shopping during assigned shopping time with their classrooms.    

The dates for each building are as follows:

Leighton School:  December 3 -7

Craddock School:  December 10 -12

Harmon School:  December 11 - 13

Miller School:  December 13 -14


LEIGHTON ELEMENTARY READING CLUB Brown Bear Stuffed Animal Wearing Glasses and Holding a Book

The Leighton Elementary Reading Club now has a link on the Leighton School webpage.  To access the link, go to the Leighton School webpage and look under the Quick Links section on the left.  Click on Links and then under School Links you will find Leighton Elementary Reading Club.  Just click on the link to find out more about the club, reading selections and the discussion sessions.  Click on the link below to view the October Reading Club information.

Leighton Reading Club - October 2018


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

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

4th Grade Summer Reading Project Information


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

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

Green Sign with Sorry We're Closed in White Letters


AHS 2018 COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY AIRING ON CABLE 9 Cable 9 Logo

Cable 9 will air the Aurora High School 2018 graduation ceremony beginning on June 9, 2018.  The ceremony will be shown on Sunday evenings at 8:00 p.m., Monday mornings at 9:30 a.m. and on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 1:00 p.m. It will run from June 9 – 30. 2018.

Seniors Sitting During Commencemet


LOCAL CABLE 9 PROGRAMMING MOVING CHANNELS Cable 9 logo

As Spectrum Cable completes its move from analog to complete digital service, the channel for Cable 9 has moved to channel 1021.  Programming for local city channels have also moved.  The cities of Aurora, Macedonia, Northfield Center, Reminderville, and Twinsburg Township can be found at Channel 1023, while Sagamore Hills and Twinsburg can now be seen on Channel 1022.  You can also watch Cable 9 programming, including the Aurora Schools’ Spotlight on Aurora Schools show, online at cable9.org.


LEIGHTON SCHOOL PICTURE DAY ONLINE ORDERS Ripcho Studio Logo

Parents,

Save time and order your student’s school photographs online from Ripcho Studios by clicking on the Order Online Button below.

 Order Online Button


5th GRADE SUMMER 2017 READING PROJECT INFORMATION 5th Grade in Blue and Yellow Star

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

5th Grade Summer Reading Project


THANK YOU AURORA! Blurred photo of a child holding thank you sign

The  Aurora Board of Education and the Aurora City School District would like to thank our community members for your support of our recent operating levy on the May 2, 2017 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 which includes our latest accolade ranking of #1 in Northeast Ohio in U.S. News and World Report’s Best High Schools article for 2017.


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.


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. 


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!


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


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.


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!!”


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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THANK YOU AURORA BOARD OF EDUCATION MEMBERS

AURORA BOARD OF EDUCATION

Thank you to each of our
Aurora School Board members for all of their tireless leadership, hard work and dedication to our students.

Gerald Kohanski, President

Pam Mehallis, Vice President

Beverly Kuch

Annie Grohe

Zena Elliott

Ohio School Board Recognition Month

January 2016


AURORA CITY SCHOOLS’ 2018 HOLIDAY CONCERT SCHEDULE Holiday Concerts in White on Blue Background with White Falling Snowflakes
 

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

We hope you enjoy these programs and the upcoming holidays!

 

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SAFETY PRECAUTION FOR STUDENTS WALKING TO SCHOOL THROUGH AURORA SERVICE CENTER Photo of Aurora Service Center Green and White Rectangular Sign

The City of Aurora’s Service Center has requested that students who have been walking to AHS and other schools through the service center to please DO NOT continue to use this area as a route to school.  It is a dangerous area with heavy equipment, construction projects, etc. and they are concerned that anyone walking through the facility could be easily injured.  Thank you for your help with this situation.


AURORA GREENMEN TICKET SALES Aurora Black and Green Aurora A Logo with Athletics written below

TICKETS ON SALE

MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY ~7:30 A.M. TO 3:00 P.M. @ AHS Door #8 - Athletic Office (behind cafeteria) 

"PRESALE" TICKETS

Cash or Check Only (payable to Aurora City School District)

Adult - presale tickets can only be used for HOME GAMES

 $5.00 single ticket ~ $50.00 book of 10 tickets ~($6 at the gate)

Student- tickets can be used for HOME & AWAY FOOTBALL Games

No student tickets accepted at Suburban League AWAY games for all other sports

$4.00 single ticket ~ $30.00 book of 10 tickets ~($6 at the gate price for FOOTBALL) ~ ($4 at the gate price for OTHER SPORTS)

FREE – Senior Citizens 65 & Older    FREE – Children 4 and Under


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

 Aurora High School (AHS) has been ranked #3 in Northeast Ohio and #13 in Ohio in the Best High Schools article by U.S. News & World Report for 2018.  Earning this Gold Medal distinction (indicating the greatest level of college readiness) places AHS at #370 in the country.  The gold medal rating is given to only 500 schools nationwide calculated by using College Readiness Index student performance results.  The report is derived from data submitted by more than 28,000 public high schools nationally.  To view the complete AHS overview results, please click HERE

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


5TH GRADE SUMMER MATH AUTOBIOGRAPHY PROJECT 2017-18 Summer Math with pink ice cream cone

Below you can find the Summer Math Autobiography Project 2017-2018 link with information about the assignment that is due on the first day of school for students entering the 5th grade.

SUMMER MATH AUTOBIOGRAPHY PROJECT LINK


AURORA HIGH SCHOOL RANKED #1 IN NORTHEAST OHIO AND #6 IN OHIO BY U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT’S BEST HIGH SCHOOLS 2017 US News & World Report High School Gold Emblem Logo

Aurora High School (AHS) has been ranked #1 in Northeast Ohio and #6 in Ohio in the Best High Schools article by U.S. News & World Report for 2017.  Earning this Gold Medal distinction (indicating the greatest level of college readiness) places AHS at #202 in the country.  The gold medal rating is given to only 500 schools nationwide calculated by using College Readiness Index student performance results.  The report is derived from data submitted by more than 28,000 public high schools nationally.  To view the complete AHS overview results, click here.

To view the Top 15 Northeast Ohio public high school U.S. News & World Report ranking results, click here


SPORTS BOOSTER’S REVERSE RAFFLE Reverse Raffle Wording with Sun Streaks Behind It

SAVE THE DATE

Spring For Sports

Aurora Sports Booster’s Reverse Raffle

                           Saturday, April 8, 2017

Support our student athletes and join us for an evening of food, fantastic auction items and a $2,000 grand prize!


AHS 2017 SCHOLASTIC ART & WRITING AWARDS RECIPIENTS Scholastic Art and Writing Award Recipients 2017

Congratulations to Sean Berrodin and Brian Caponi and their students as the Aurora High School (AHS) Art Department had yet another outstanding showing at the 2017 Northeast Central Ohio Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. 

In this year’s competition the judges boiled down 124 excellent portfolio entries to 8 gold winners and selected from over 4319 entries only 473 silver and gold key winners. The exhibition of all silver key, gold key and portfolios will be on display January 17th through February 1st  in the Campus Center (next to the Fine Arts Building) and also in the Fine Arts Building at the Kent State University, Stark Campus.  Building hours for the Campus Center and Fine Arts are:  Monday thru Thursday, 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. and Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Gold Key and Silver Key winners will attend an awards ceremony that will be taking place at the Kent State University Stark Campus in the Professional Education and Conference Center on January 28, 2017.  Seniors will be recognized at 10:00 a.m. and grades 7-11 at 12:00 p.m.

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

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


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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


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!


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


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.  


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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JANUARY CABLE 9 SPOTLIGHT ON AURORA SCHOOLS SHOW ~ Chromebooks

Tune into Cable 9’s January 2015 Spotlight on Aurora Schools television show this month featuring AHS Assistant Principal Brian Brookhart, AHS Junior Jessica Peters,  along with Harmon School Instructor LaQuita Timberlake, Shannon Daniels and 8th Grader Ryan Kacmar.  They discuss and demonstrate the new Chromebooks that students in grades 6-12 are using as a part of the district’s One to One technology innitiative.


LEIGHTON SCHOOL NEWSLETTER EMAIL SIGN-UP Sign Up for our Newsletter in Blue Arrow Pointing to Right

Parents you can now sign up to receive the Leighton School bi-weekly newsletters by email. 

Newsletter in Blue with Yellow Thought Bubble Below with Sign Up in White


AURORA CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT ODE 2017-18 REPORT CARD Ohio School Report Cards in White with Red O and Light Blue Background and White Light Bulb Made from Small Images

To view press release information from the Aurora City School District regarding the Ohio Department of Education’s 2017-18 District Report Card, please click Read More below.


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PTO BOX TOP CONTEST & HEINEN’S REWARDS PROGRAM Heinen's Grocery Store

Box Tops for Education Label in Pink with Yellow Pencil Below

The PTO is sponsoring a Box Tops contest for all students at Harmon.  All you need to do is put your Box Tops on a collection sheet or in a Ziploc bag with your name and grade.  For every 25 Box Tops you turn in, you will receive a raffle entry for a prize! Please turn them in at the office by Friday, October 26th.  Gift cards will be awarded to the winners! Just a reminder that expired Box Tops will not be counted.  AHS students can turn in Box Tops at the Book Store for FREE candy! Box Tops are always collected at all school offices, as well as the Aurora Library throughout the entire year. 

Heinen’s will donate up to 1% of your eligible purchases through the Teaming Up for Education program.  The reward period is September through April and is retroactive to the first day of program.   To register, simply stop by the customer service desk and tell them you would like to sign up for the Teaming Up for Education program or login to register at www.heinens.com/schools.  Then select your favorite Aurora school to receive Heinen's Teaming Up for Education donation.   You must designate a school every year.  

Thank you for your continued support.


PTO HEINEN’S BOX TOP COLLECTION EARNINGS THANK YOU Box tops for education pencil logo  in pink and yellow

Thank you for supporting the Aurora PTO’s Box Tops Collection.  This year the Harmon High PTO earned $1,223.40 and the Elementary PTO earned $4,437.60 from Box Tops collection.  With the Heinen's Teaming Up for Education Program, the Elementary PTO had 183 supporters registered, while Harmon and the High School had 212 supporters.  Together, the PTO’s earned $8,210 from Heinen's! 

Please continue to save your Box Tops over the summer - there will be contests in the fall as well as throughout the year.   Also, please re-register your Heinen's preferred member card in the fall to support the PTOs.  We appreciate your continued support.


CONGRATULATIONS AHS OUTSTANDING GREENMEN/INSTRUCTORS 2017 Aurora Greenmen Head

Congratulations to our 2017 Outstanding Greenmen and the instructor they chose as having had a strong influence on them. Please click on "Read More" below to see the listing of names.


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TECH TUESDAYS COMMUNITY TECHNOLOGY HELP ~ Updated Information Tech Help Word with Computer Mouse

The Harmon School TECH TUESDAYS, a program offered by students to provide advice on technology for community members, is now being held at the WALKER BUILDING on Tuesdays from approximately 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Just bring in your technological device and the students will be happy to help with all problems, big or small. 

Help will be available on the following dates through the end of the school year:

March 7, 14, 21

April 4, 11, 18, 25

May 2, 9, 16


SERVICE LEARNING CLASS ARRANGES HOMELESS PHOTOGRAPH EXHIBIT Word Homeless In Black Spotlight

The Aurora High School’s Service Learning Class solicited area businesses to find a venue that would be willing to display an array of beautiful photographs of homelessness from the 2100 Lakeside Men’s Shelter.  The Twinsburg Public Library agreed to hang The Portraits of Homelessness exhibit which can be viewed at the library during the month of February.


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.

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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


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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AHS HOCKEY YOUTH RECOGNITION NIGHT ~ December 27, 2018 Aurora Hockey Player Cropped from the Chest Down

The AHS Hockey team would like to invite all Aurora players from Kindergarten to 8th grade to the Greenmen hockey game on December 27th at 7:00 p.m. at the The Pond which is the home rink. The team would like to recognize youth players in any youth sports program they are currently playing on.  The youth players will be introduced individually (name, current team, jersey number and position) during an intermission.  To sign up, click on the link below.

AHS Hockey Youth NIght Flyer 

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AURORA BAND CALENDAR SALE ~ Now Available at Mazzulo's Market Band Calendar Events

The Aurora High School Band will be selling their CALENDAR OF EVENTS door-to-door on Monday, July 31, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  Calendars are $10 each. In addition, you can purchase this 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.  

Thank you for your support!

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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

                                                   


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 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


AHS STUDENTS PARTICIPATING IN BEACHWOOD ARTS COUNCIL’S 22nd ANNUAL JURIED REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT ART SHOW Beachwood Arts Council Logo

Four AHS Advanced Placement Art students will be participating in the Beachwood Arts Council’s 22nd Annual Juried Regional High School Student Art Show.  The students are Deanna Sagaris, Kathryn Slates, Alyssa Korecky, and Sakurako Reed.  Their teachers are Sean Berrodin and Brian Caponi.  The students will be honored at the Art Show Opening Reception and Awards Program on Sunday, February 12, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the Beachwood Community Center located at 25225 Fairmount Blvd., Beachwood, 44122.  The award ceremony begins at 3:00 p.m. The artwork by students from 24 area high schools will be judged and eight top awards will be announced with winners receiving cash prizes.

Please click on the “Read More” below for gallery hours.


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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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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


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.


NATIONAL SCHOOL COUNSELING WEEK ~ February 6-10, 2017 National School Counseling Week Wording

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. 


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.