District News

KINDERGARTEN CONCERTS ~ May 6, 2016

The Miller School Kindergarteners will be performing in concert on Friday, May 6, 2016.  The Kindergarten classes will be performing at the times listed below:

9:30 a.m. – Mrs. Kidwell, Mrs. Sabulsky & Mrs. Yonally

10:30 a.m. – Mrs. Dolezal, Mrs. Smerkar & Miss Tyler A.M.

2:30 p.m. - Mrs. Gallucci, Mrs. Haughey & Miss Tyler P.M.

We can’t wait to have you see our Kindergartners perform!


TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK ~ May 2-6, 2016

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


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

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


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

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


PORTAGE COUNTY 2016 CHIP QUALITY OF LIFE SURVEY

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

Portage County 2016 CHIP Quality of Life Survey

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


SECOND GRADE MINI-CONCERTS ~ May 11, 2016

Our 2nd Grade students will be performing in concert on May 11, 2016 beginning at 6:30 p.m.  Performances will take place at the high school and students should arrive 15 minutes before performance times.

Performance Times:

6:00 pm- Ms. Williams, Mrs. McBenttes, & Mrs. Leko

6:45 pm- Miss Skoniezcny, Mrs. Cantelmi, & Mrs. Dreger

7:30 pm- Mrs. Bruder, Mrs. Moticak, & Mrs. Stauffer

Please come and enjoy a wonderful evening of music!


AHS ACADEMIC AWARDS NIGHT ~ May 12, 2016

The Aurora High School Academic Awards Night will be held on May 12, 2016 beginning at 7:00 p.m. 

Congratulations to all of the award winners.


AURORA HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR BREAKFAST ~ May 17, 2016

Reminder to Senior Students - Don’t forget to attend the breakfast at Aurora High School for our graduating seniors and guests on the morning of Tuesday, May 17, 2016. Breakfast will be served from 7:30 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. with the assembly following at approximately 8:15 a.m.


AHS SPRING 2016 EXAM SCHEDULE

Please see the link below for the Aurora High School Spring 2016 exam schedule.

AHS Spring 2016 Exam Schedule


LEIGHTON ROBOTICS TEAM COLLECTING USED BATTERIES

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

Thank you for recycling!


AHS SUMMER ACADEMY 2016

Forms for the AHS Summer Academy will be available on March 29, 2016.  They will be available on the AHS website below, in the AHS main office and in the HMS main office.  The courses are offered as follows:

Session 1 will be held from Monday, June 6 to Friday, June 24, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. to noon.  Classes will include Health, Physical Education and Art 1/Studio Art.

Session 2 will be held from Tuesday, July 5 to Monday, July 25, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. to noon.  Classes will include Personal Finance and Physical Education.

The Virtual Learning Class will be available during the same dates from 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. or from noon to 3:00 p.m.

Virtual Learning Core Curriculum Course Registration Form

Art, Health, Physical Education & Personal Finance Registration Form


AHS PROM ~ May 14, 2016

This year’s AHS Prom will take place at the Bertram Inn & Conference Center located at 600 N. Aurora Road in Aurora.  It will be held from 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.  Dinner will be served from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  Prom tickets are $100/couple or $50/each and will be on sale in the Commons area during the hours of 10:23-12:39 from Monday, May 2nd - Friday, May 6th.  Guests who do not attend Aurora High School must complete a form that will be available when tickets are sold or can be picked up in the AHS office.  There will be NO tickets sold after May 6th. 

For more information, please contact Michelle Drida at 330-954-2157 or mdirda@aurora-schools.org.


NEWS FOR SENIOR CLASS OF 2016

Graduation Tickets  Each graduate will receive 5 tickets with your cap, gown and tassel at the Senior Breakfast. Students are encouraged to share tickets among themselves as much as possible. Graduates needing additional tickets can come to the Varsity Gym at 10:30am on Wednesday May 18 to pick up 2 more tickets while the supply lasts. Tickets will only be distributed to graduating seniors. 

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SENIOR CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER OF EVENTS & COMMENCEMENT PARTICIPATION INTENTIION FORM

Please click on the links below to view a Chronological Order of Events for our graduating seniors - Class of 2016 and for the Senior Commencement Participation Intention Form.

Chronological Order of Events 2016 Seniors

Commencement Participation Intention Form

Senior Family Breakfast Celebration Flyer/Order Form


SENIOR YEAR 2015-16 CALENDAR AVAILABLE

Please click on the link below to view a calendar of important yearly events for our AHS graduating Class of 2016.

Senior Year 2015-16 Calendar


NEW IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS FOR 2016-17 SCHOOL YEAR

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


CONGRATULATIONS AHS 2015-16 EXCEL TECC AWARD WINNERS

Congratulations to the AHS 2015-16 Excel TECC Award Winners.  For a complete listing of the students and the awards they won, please click on “Read More” below.


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WATCH 2016 OUTSTANDING GREENMEN AWARDS BANQUET ON CABLE 9

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


ROBOTICS MEMBERSHIP REGISTRATION FOR 2016-17

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


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

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

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

Boys' Golf Outing Information and Registration Form


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

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

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

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

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

Greenmen Stampede Run Sponsorship Information

Greenmen Stampede Flyer


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

Aurora High School (AHS) has been ranked among the Best High Schools by U.S. News & World Report for 2016.  Earning this Gold Medal distinction (indicating the greatest level of college readiness) places AHS at #348 in the country among 2, 673 schools listed in the rankings report.  The gold medal rating is given to only 500 schools nationwide calculated by using College Readiness Index student performance results.  The report is derived from data submitted by more than 21,500 public high schools nationally.  To view the complete AHS overview results, click here

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


CONGRATULATIONS TO ROBOTICS FTC WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM

The  Aurora Robotics Team TBD competed at the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) World Championship and returned from St. Louis as the new World Champions!  Along with winning the title of World Champions, they also won the Control Award which recognizes excellence in programming.  Congratulations to our FTC champs!

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CONGRATULATIONS TO AHS DI TEAM CASUALLY EXAGGERATED

Congratulations to the AHS Destination Imagination (DI) team “Casually Exaggerated” for moving on in competitions to compete in the DI Global Finals which will be held May 25-29, 2016 in Knoxville, Tennessee.  Good luck to team members: Julia Cyronek, Gavan Baker, Madison Smith, and Andrew Wells.


AHS SCHOLASTIC ART & WRITING AWARDS 2016 NATIONAL SILVER KEY & OHIO GOVERNOR'S YOUTH ART EXHIBITION RECIPIENTS

Congratulations to Sean Berrodin and Brian Caponi and their students as the AHS Art Department had yet another outstanding showing at the2016 Northeast Central Ohio Scholastic Art Competition and the Ohio Governor’s Youth Art Exhibition.  The Scholastic National Silver Key Award winners this year are Karlie Hirter and Rekha Bhupatiraju.

The Ohio Governor’s Youth Art Exhibition had 23 Aurora High School students with over 70 pieces of artwork moving on to the state judging competition.   The State winners are:  Conner Bowen (2), Alyssa Korecky (3), Sakurako Reed (2), Rekha Bhupatiraju, Lexie Muhallis and Dominique Van Schie.

For a complete listing of AHS 2016 Ohio Governor’s Youth Art Exhibition student recognitions, please click on the “Read More” link below.


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AURORA HIGH SCHOOL ACADEMIC CHALLENGE RESULTS

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