District News

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


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 CITY SCHOOLS’ ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT 2016 FALL SPORTS STARTING DATES

Fall 2016 sports tryout starting dates for Aurora High School and Harmon School is Monday, August 1, 2016.  Please click on the link below to find a listing of the Aurora Schools’ Athletic Department 2016 fall sport starting dates, times, locations, contact person and contact information.

Fall Sports Starting Dates/Information

** If possible, please drop off or scan & email your SPORTS PHYSICAL to the Athletic Office (door #8 at the high school) beginning July 11th and throughout the month of July.  This will help us to be ready to go on August 1st for tryouts.  Please be sure your icons are all "green" on FinalForms or you will "not" be eligible to tryout.

Pay to Participate fees will be due around the last week of August or first week of September.  We will send the form home with your athlete detailing payment instructions and send you an email via FinalForms with the actual due date.


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!


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


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.


AHS YEARBOOK SENIOR PHOTO INFORMATION

Ripcho Studios is the "official" photographer for the AHS yearbook. Parents of upcoming Seniors are under no obligation to purchase a Senior picture package from Ripcho Studios; however, the only way for the student to appear in the yearbook is to have their picture taken by Ripcho Studios.

Ripcho Studios will offer a "yearbook only" photograph option. If a student wants a yearbook only picture, it will be free of charge.  Ripcho Studio will photograph approximately three head and shoulder images of the student for the yearbook.  Ripcho Studios will then allow you to select the image you prefer for the yearbook.

For a YEARBOOK ONLY picture sitting, parents should call Ripcho Studios at 216-631-0664 and ask for "THE FREE YEARBOOK ONLY SITTING." A family will NOT be charged for this option.

Ripcho will bring their studio to AHS between the dates of July11-15, 2016.  Makeup days are scheduled for August 8th & 9th for those students unable to attend the first sessions.


OHIO BACK TO SCHOOL “SALES TAX HOLIDAY” ~ August 5-7, 2016

OHIO BACK TO SCHOOL “SALES TAX HOLIDAY” ~ August 5-7, 2016

The Ohio Senate has recently enacted Senate Bill 264 which exempts the purchase of clothing or school supplies under $75 from Ohio sales tax for three days in August 2016. Ohio’s “Sales Tax Holiday” will occur on August 5th (12:00 a.m.) - 7th (11:59 p.m.), 2016. 

During the holiday, the following items are exempt from sales and use tax:

  • Clothing priced at $75 per item or less;
  • School supplies priced at $20 per item or less; and 
  • School instructional material priced at $20 per item or less.  

For a complete listing of eligible items (laptops and tablets are not included), please click on the link below.

Listing of EligibleTax Free Items


AURORA HIGH SCHOOL/HARMON SCHOOL SCHEDULE PICK-UP ~ Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Aurora High School and Harmon School student class schedules for the 2016-17 school year will be available for pick up on Wednesday, August 10, 2016.  They can be picked up in the Aurora High School cafeteria from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and in the evening from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 


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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.


CRADDOCK SCHOOL MEET & GREET AND POPSICLE PARTY ~ August 15, 2016

Craddock Elementary School will be holding a student “Meet & Greet” and popsicle party on Monday, August 16, 2016 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.  The Craddock School staff will host this event and parents are encouraged to take this opportunity to bring their students to tour the building, find their new classroom/teacher and drop-off their school supplies.   The staff is looking forward to meeting everyone


LEIGHTON SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE SCHEDULE ~ August 2016

Leighton School will be holding Open House for the 2016-17 school year.

Below is the 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.


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 SUMMER READING HASHTAG

Students, you can share your summer reading at #greenmenread and you can earn prizes. 

Check out what others are reading!


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


BE A CRADDOCK SCHOOL BLUE RIBBON READER THIS SUMMER

This summer Craddock School students can be Blue Ribbon Readers.  All you have to do is complete a summer reading journal to track the number of minutes you spend reading or being read to.  Bring the completed journal back to school in the fall and receive a Blue Ribbon Reader Award and a special invitation to attend an Exclusive Blue Ribbon Reader Event in September 2016.

Click on the link below for the Blue Ribbon Reader Incentive Program Information and forms. 

Blue Ribbon Reader Program Information/Log

Have fun reading this summer.


ARE YOU READY TO BE A SUPER SUMMER READER? ~ 3rd Graders

Be a super reader this summer!  Your assignment (for incoming 3rd graders in the fall) is to read at least 20 minutes per day on most days in the summer. Then complete the Super Reader Record that you can find at the link below.

Bring the completed journal back to school in the fall and return it to your new 3rd grade teacher at Leighton.  You will receive a Super Summer Reader prize.  This will also be your first reading grade of the new school year.

Click on the link below for more information about the Super Summer Reader program and the reading log.

Super Summer Reader Program Informaiton/Log

HAPPY SUMMER READING!


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


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

                                                   


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


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


AHS EARNS ALL A AWARD FROM OHIO STATE BOE

Congratulations to Aurora High School for earning the Ohio Department of Education’s (ODE) 2015 All A Award.  This is the first annual distribution of the award by the ODE and recognizes schools that earned straight A’s on all of their applicable report card measures.  This places AHS in an elite group of schools that demonstrated high-quality teaching and leadership that result in high academic performance for all students.


DISTRICT DRUG AWARENESS PROGRAM ~ Resources Available Here

The Aurora PTO sponsored Drug Awareness & Prevention Program that was held on May 3, 2016 featured guest speakers knowledgeable about the growing drug epidemic seen locally and throughout the nation.  As a part of this program, several pamphlets and informational sheets were made available to attendees, including a moving, first-hand story from a mother, Danielle Smoot, whose son became addicted to drugs.  You can find them linked below.

A mother's story by Danielle Smoot

Opiods & Heroin Fact Sheet

Portage County Health Dept. - Project DAWN (Deaths Avoided With Naloxone)

Mental Health and Recovery Board of Portage County


SPRING SPORTS TEAMS 2016 GPA LISTING

Below you will find the link to the Spring Sports Teams GPA listing for 2016.  The listing is based on the 3rd quarter 2015-16 grades .


AOA SOLO COMPETITION WINNERS 2016

Congratulations to the Aurora Orchestra Association (AOA) Solo Competition Winners.  The 17th annual AOA competition took place on March 4, 2016 with orchestra students in grades 6-12 participating.  For a complete listing of overall 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners from each grade level, please click on “Read More” below.


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CONGRATULATIONS AHS 2016 OMEA PARTICIPANTS

Congratulations to the Ohio Music Education Association’s (OMEA) Adjudicated event participants in grades 9-12 from Aurora High School.  To view the complete listing of students who participated and received top ratings at the event on February 13, 2016, please click on Read More below.


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