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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


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!


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.


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


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.


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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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.


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.


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!


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


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.


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


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


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!


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.


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!


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


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 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. 


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.


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 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 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!


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.


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 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 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


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


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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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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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 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 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


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. 


 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.


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.  


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!


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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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!


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.


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!


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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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.


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.


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


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


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!    


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


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


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 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!


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


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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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


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                                     


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!


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


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.


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!


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!


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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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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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


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 


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 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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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


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


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.


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


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


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!

Aurora Bands Logo