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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

                                                                


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 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.  


AURORA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL TEAM SPONSORS ANNUAL MATTRESS FUNDRAISER

ONE DAY ONLY ~ Saturday, July 30, 2016

The Aurora Schools’ Football program will host their annual mattress fundraiser on Saturday, July 30, 2016.  If you are in need of a NEW, name brand, high-quality mattress set (much higher quality and up to 50% below retail!), then come to Aurora High School from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  There will be brand new mattress sets with factory warranties on display to try and experts on hand to answer any questions.  Delivery is available. 

Every purchase benefits the football team.

AHS Football Team Mattress Fundraiser Flyer


LEIGHTON SCHOOL 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.


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


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.


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!


“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.


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


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.


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 ~ 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.


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


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


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.


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


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.


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


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.          


Read More
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. 


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.


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!


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


AURORA CITY SCHOOLS CLOSED ~ March 14, 2017 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 Tuesday, March 14, 2017.  All of the Aurora City School buildings will be closed.

Any other after school activities that normally would have taken place are also cancelled for March 14, 2017. Stay tuned to your local news outlets for further weather condition updates. 


AURORA CITY SCHOOLS CLOSED TODAY ~ March 15, 2017 AURORA CITY SCHOOLS CLOSED TODAY ~March 14, 2017

The Superintendent of the Aurora City School District has determined that the road conditions and anticipated extreme weather conditions today will make it to hazardous to proceed with school/classes safely today, Wednesday, March 15, 2017. Therefore, all of the Aurora City School buildings will be closed today. Any after school activities that normally would have taken place are also cancelled for March 15th. Tonight's originally scheduled athletic events and practices and the Emerald Ensemble Show Choir Concert will not take place this evening.

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


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.


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.


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!                  

 


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.


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.


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 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


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


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


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. 


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.


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.


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.


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!


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.


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


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.


5TH GRADE SUMMER MATH AUTOBIOGRAPHY PROJECT 207-18 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


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


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


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.


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.


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


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


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


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!


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!


AURORA HIGH SCHOOL ORCHESTRA CONCERT ~ December 13, 2016 wreath

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

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


LEIGHTON SCHOOL MUSIC CONCERT ~ December 19, 2016 gold

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


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.


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


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


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.


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!


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

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

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


AFTER PROM DOUGHNUT FUNDRAISER DURING THUNDER OVER AURORA

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


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.


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.


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.


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


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

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

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

Volley For A Cure Flyer


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

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


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

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


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

PARENTS:

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

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

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

.  Please click here for the presentation flyer.


HARMON/HIGH PTO HOLDING ANNUAL HOLIDAY SPIRIT WEAR SALE spirit

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

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

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

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

.Thank you for your support!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!


AURORA LADY GREENMEN GIONINO’S PIZZA FUNDRAISER pizza

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

Lady Greenmen Gionino's Pizza Fundraiser Flyer


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


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


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.


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


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.


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 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


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 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


AFTER PROM THIRTY ONE STYLE FUNDRAISER thirty one

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

After Prom Thirty One Fundraiser Flyer


AURORA CITY SCHOOLS’ 2016 HOLIDAY CONCERT SCHEDULE concerts

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

We hope you enjoy these programs and the upcoming holidays!

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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.


5TH GRADE SUMMER MATH AUTOBIOGRAPHY PROJECT 2016-17

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

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

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

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


HARMON SCHOOL SUBSTATION UPGRADE CONSTRUCTION leighton

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

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


 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


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.


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!


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


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!


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.


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.


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


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.

 


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


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.


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.


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


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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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!


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


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


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.


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


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

                                                   


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 MATH AUTOBIOGRAPHY SUMMER PROJECT

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

5th Grade Math Aurobiography Summer Project


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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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.