District News

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 330-954-2137 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


CABLE 9 GRADUATION CEREMONY AIRING SCHEDULE

Cable 9 would like to congratulate the 2016 Aurora High School graduates and their families.  Cabe 9 will air the commencement ceremony throughout the month of June and cap it off with a bonus marathon during the July 4th holiday weekend.  The schedule will be as follows:

June

Sundays:      June 5, 12, 19 & 26 @ 8:00 pm

Saturdays:    June 11, 18, 25 @ 1:00 pm

Graduation Marathon July 4th Weekend:  July 1-4 Aurora, Nordonia and Twinsburg graduations will air consecutively all weekend long on Time Warner Cable channel 15. Check for specific air dates and times at Cable9.org, “Schedule.”


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.


GRADUATION PHOTOGRAPHS

Congratulations Graduates!

Ripcho Studios will contact you directly with information on your Diploma Handshake Photos taken at graduation. You will see the photos before you decide if you would like to make a purchase. 


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. 


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


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


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 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


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


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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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 .


ROBOTICS ROBOBACON TEAM EARNS 1ST PLACE RESEARCH AWARD

Congratulations to Harmon School Robotics team RoboBacon for winning the 1st place research award for their aluminum saltcake project at the First Lego League International Invitational Tournament at the University of Arkansas.  The global competition featured 72 teams from 16 different countries. 

Congratulations to Mia Bryant, Avery Hendl, Gracie Kulawiak, Joseph Liang, Sam LoGalbo, Tommy LoGalbo, Sam Nabring, Michael Stoycos  and Thomas Stoycos.


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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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.

AHS GOLD KEY WINNERS

Given to students for artwork demonstrating the highest levels of originality, technique, and personal vision. Gold Key artwork is forwarded to New York City for national adjudication.

Rekha Bhupatiraju, Caeley Blechschmid, Conner Bowen, Julie Dombroski, Karlie Hirter, Deanna Sagaris, and Sarah Stone

AHS SILVER KEY WINNERS

Given to students for artwork demonstrating advanced artistic achievement worthy of recognition on the regional level.

Conner Bowen (2), Julie Dombroski, Lily Farr, Karlie Hirter (3), Colleen Lacey, Lexie Mehallis, Smantha Miller (2), Sakurako Reed (3), Sarah Stone, Dominique Van Schie, Henry Young (2)

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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