District News

K-2 PARENT CURRICULUM NIGHT ~ Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Please join us for a K-2 Parent Curriculum Information Night on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014. It will be held from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in the Craddock School Gym. The evening will include breakout sessions for both language arts and math by grade level. 


HELP SUPPORT OUR AURORA SCHOOLS’ PTO WHILE ENJOYING A CHIPOTLE MEAL ~ September 24, 2014

Please help support our Aurora Schools’ PTO by enjoying dinner at the Twinsburg Chipotle Mexican Grill on Wednesday, September 24 from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  Just bring in the flyer linked below, show the flyer on your smartphone, or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause and our PTO will receive a 50% donation of the proceeds.  Thank you to the Chipotle Mexican Grill in Twinsburg for helping to support our schools with their “School Spirit Tastes Great” program.

Chipotle "School Spirit Tastes Great" Flyer


AHS ORCHESTRA TO PERFORM AT CITY FALL FAMILY FUN FEST AT SUNNY LAKE PARK

Come and enjoy hearing our AHS Orchestra students perform at the Aurora City Fall Family Fun Fest on Saturday, September 27, 2014.  For a link to the city Fall Family Fun Fest, please click here.


THUNDER OVER AURORA A Marching Band Spectacular

Aurora Veterans Memorial Stadium

Saturday, September 27, 2014

                                    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 27, 2014. The 5th annual Aurora Marching Band Spectacular entitled, “Thunder Over Aurora” will begin at 7:00 p.m.

Aurora will host six guest marching bands:  Jackson, James A. Garfield, Notre Dame Cathedral Latin, Riverside and Southeast.  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.

If you have any questions, please contact Leslie Lembo at (216) 645-9274 or leslielembo12@gmail.com.

Ticket Information

Pre-Sale $6.00/At Gate $8.00

Pre-Sale tickets are available on-line at www.aurorabands.com, at Mazzulo’s Market, Odyssey, Imagine That, or The Latest Scoop

For more information, click here


MILITARY ACADEMY INFORMATION DAY ~ September 27, 2014

Congressman Dave Joyce is sponsoring a Military Academy Information Day on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 9:30 a.m.  It will be held at the Auburn Career Center in the Technology Learning Center Building at 8221 Auburn Road in Concord Township.

Representatives from the U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, U.S. Naval Academy and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy will be on-hand. 

For a flyer with more information, please click here.


“TRICK OR TREAT” 2014 DATE CHANGED BY THE CITY OF AURORA

The City of Aurora has moved the date for trick or treating from Friday, October 31, 2014 to Saturday, November 1, 2014.  The time will be from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  Although trick or treating has traditionally been held in Aurora on October 31, this year’s Halloween coincides with the Aurora Schools' varsity football game at Kenston.  Mayor Ann Womer Benjamin said in her press release that, “Since both events are important to the Aurora public, I think we need to be flexible to accommodate both.”   For more information, please contact Tracy Humbert at the City of Aurora ~ 330-995-9126.


AURORA CITY SCHOOLS ONLY DISTRICT IN OHIO TO RECEIVE STRAIGHT A’S ON THE ODE DISTRICT REPORT CARD

The 2013-14Ohio Department of Education’s (ODE) District Report Card results were just released and the Aurora City School District has announced that they are the only district in the State of Ohio to have received straight A’s on their report card.  The 9 out of 9 possible A’s were earned in four district comparison categories:  Achievement, Gap Closing, Progress and Graduation Rate. 

To view the Aurora City School District Report Card, please click here


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AURORA SCHOOL DISTRICT QUALITY PROFILE RELEASED

The Aurora City School District has released a comprehensive “Quality Profile” companion document to the Ohio Department of Education’s School District Report Card.  This “Quality Profile” features measures that help define what a quality public education looks like for our community which are not included in the State Report Card.  This was done in conjunction with area school districts and is supported by the Alliance for High Quality Education, an education consortium that works to improve educational opportunities for students and to speak for member districts on matters of educational policy and funding.

The content of this Quality Profile examines in greater depth those qualities that our community deems important for a high quality public education based on our Strategic Planning Committee recommendations and recent Community Survey. The profile content includes six categories:  Academics, Arts, Student Leadership and Activities, Fiscal Stewardship, Parent and Community Involvement and Student Services.  This document allows us to highlight these programs and reflect their community importance.

As the Quality Profile is being released statewide for the first time by a consortium of districts, it is our intention to continually update the document in order to keep residents informed and knowledgeable about our district’s educational priorities.  It will be added under “Quick Links” on our district homepage and can also be found here.


NEWSWEEK’S DAILY BEAST RANKS AURORA HIGH SCHOOL HIGH IN TOP HIGH SCHOOLS 2014

The Newsweek on-line website, The Daily Beast, has announced its Top High Schools 2014 recipients.  Aurora High School was ranked at #202 nationally and ranked at #6 in the State of Ohio ((which places the Aurora district in the top 1%).  

Six indicators were used based on school surveys to compare public high schools in the United States.  Weighted most heavily were the graduation and college acceptance rates.  Some of the other indicator criteria used included: college-level courses and exams, ACT and SAT scores, which are also indicators of how well a school prepares students for college, and the percentage of students with free or reduced lunch.

For a complete listing of these high school rankings, please go to:  http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/08/27/america-s-top-high-schools.5.html.


AURORA READS VOLUNTEERING

Would you like to give the gift of time to a child? Miller School's Aurora Reads program can use your talents. We need volunteers to spend at least 30 minutes a week reading to a child or working on simple tasks such as alphabet recognition, alphabet sounds, rhyming, etc.  If you are interested, please call one of our Aurora Reads Co-Ordinators:  Julie Slisz at 440-821-5011 or julief2007@hotmail.com and Amy Logan at 330-322-0313 or abcole71@gmail.com.


GIANT EAGLE APPLES FOR THE STUDENTS PROGRAM BENEFITS OUR SCHOOLS

Please support our students by participating in the Apples for the Students Program sponsored by the Giant Eagle grocery store chain.  Sign up by going to www.gianteagle.com/about/apples-for-students or by calling 1-800-474-4777 and giving your school ID number (which is listed on the flyer in the link below).   Each time your Giant Eagle Advantage Card is scanned, your purchases automatically earn our schools free educational awards.

Giant Eagle Apples for the Students Flyer

Thank you for helping our schools every time you shop at Giant Eagle!


HEINEN’S GROCERY STORE’S ABC SCHOOL DONATION PROGRAM 2014-15

Heinen’s Fine Foods stores offer community fundraising for local schools.  As a member of Heinen’s Tasteful Reward Program, when you shop at Heinens you can help the Harmon/High PTO or the Elementary PTO through the ABC School Donation Program.  Up to 1% of your qualified purchases made from September through April will be donated to our schools by Heinens.

It is never too late to sign up!  Go to www.heinensrewards.com to begin to participate.  Even if you have registered in years past, you must sign up every year.  Please see the link below for the specific details on registration.   Thank you in advance for supporting the Harmon/High and Elementary PTO.

Heinen's ABC School Donation Program Flyer