Miss McArthur's Special Guests Took Time Out for Dads & Donuts Photos AHS Veterans Day Breakfast Celebration 9/11 Twin Tower Survivor George Slay Talks with Harmon Students 8th Grader Lilly Bates' Washington D.C. trip photograph of the Vietnam Memorial was one of 10 national finalists for the Gilder-Lehrman Institute of American History Veterans Day War Memorial Photo Contest.  Congratulations to our AHS 2016 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist and Commended Students Lauren Skonieczny's 2nd Grade Class Participates in Their Morning Meeting Congratulations to Donovan Boyle and the Girl's Varsity Cross Country Team for Their Division 1 State Meet Appearance Fall Party Costumes in Miss McArthur's Class HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Set for Volleyball The Boy's Soccer Team Raised $5,000 for the ACS Making Strides Against Breast Cancer fundraiser Congratulations to Homecoming King Ryan Markowitz and Queen Mary Elliott AHS Service Learning Class was visited by the One Million Acts of Kindness Bus Superintendent Pat Ciccantelli received a Certificate of Appreciation for his outstanding contribution in the Field of Drug Law Enforcement from Timothy Plancon (left) of the Drug Enforcement Administration Mrs. Will's Class and their Marshmallow Challenge Meet & Greet and Popsicles Welcomed Students Back to School at Miller School Come on into Craddock for the first day of school AHS Mural Created by Connor Bowen and Samantha Miller Craddock School Lid Mural in Cafeteria Aurora 5th Grade Teacher Keri Stoyle (2016 Master Teacher Award Winner) and Dan Keenan at the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation reception Band members took part in the Aurora Memorial Day Parade Aurora Marching Band Performs During 4th of July Parade

Aurora City School District News

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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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!

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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.


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


LEIGHTION 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 poster links below.          

Dog Treat Bags include:

Small bags $2.00                                 Peanut Butter Poppers

Large bags $4.00                                 Banana Oatmeal Treats

                                                            Carob Spots       

Thank you for your support.

Dog Treat Poster 

Dog Treat Poster 2


AHS EARNS MOMENTUM AWARD 2016 FROM OHIO DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION momentum

Aurora High School has earned the Ohio Department of Education’s Momentum Award 2016.  This award recognizes schools for earning A’s on every value-added measure on the 2015-2016 State Report Card.  Congratulations to the staff and students on this achievement.

                                                                                                                                                 momentum                                                                  


EXCEL TECC OPPORTUNITY DAY/NIGHT FOR 10TH GRADERS AND PARENTS ~ Thursday, December 8, 2016 excel

The Excel TECC (Technical Education Career Consortium) located at Mayfield High School (6116 Wilson Mills Road, Mayfield) will be holding an Opportunity Day/Night program on Thursday, December 8, 2016 (Snow Date:  Monday, December 12th). 

The program previews their extensive career technical offerings for high school students.  During the day, 10th grade student site visits will be held as field trips to preview the extensive career technical offerings for high school students.  Aurora students will be visiting during the day from 9:30-11:05 a.m. During the evening, parents/guardians/students are invited from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.   For more information, please go to:  Excel TECC Mayfield Heights.


EXCEL TECC SITE VISIT/OPEN HOUSE excel

The Excel TECC (Technical Education Career Consortium) located at Mayfield High School (6116 Wilson Mills Road, Mayfield) will be holding an Excel TECC Site Visit/Open House on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 for Northern Career Institute-Eastlake and on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 for other programs for students/parents to have a chance to see the non-Mayfield campus programs in their home environment.

For a complete listing of program names and where the teacher will be located that evening, please click Read More below.


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AURORA BOREALIS 2017 YEARBOOK NOW ON SALE YEARBOOK

The 2017 Aurora Borealis yearbook is on sale now. Place your order by December 31, 2016 and save $10 off the $60 price. Seniors must purchase the mailed option to ensure that books are delivered and not forgotten once seniors graduate.  Books will be delivered in September 2017. 

Senior parents may also place orders for Senior Congratulatory ads.  This is a great time to personalize a message to your special senior.  Click on the "Buy a Yearbook Ad" link on the order page.  

If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Wiemken at kwiemken@aurora-schools.org.


AHS WINTER 2016-17 EXAM SCHEDULE dates

Please see the link below for the Aurora High School Winter 2016-17 exam schedule.


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Upcoming Events & Calendar

Dec
05
Leighton School Holiday Shop
@Leighton Elementary School
12/5/2016 - 12/9/2016
Dec
06
AHS Choir Concert
@AHS Auditorium
Tuesday, 12/6/2016
Dec
08
Excel TECC Opportunity Day
@Excel TECC - Mayfield High School
Thursday, 12/8/2016
Dec
08
Harmon School Orchestra Concert
@AHS Auditorium
Thursday, 12/8/2016
Dec
12
Craddock School Holiday Shop
@Craddock Elementary School
12/12/2016 - 12/14/2016
Dec
13
AHS Orchestra Concert
@AHS Auditorium
Tuesday, 12/13/2016
Dec
14
Harmon School Band Concert
@AHS Auditorium
Wednesday, 12/14/2016
Dec
15
Miller School Holiday Shop
@Miller Elementary School
12/15/2016 - 12/16/2016
Dec
19
AHS Exams
@AHS
12/19/2016 - 12/21/2016
Dec
19
Leighton School Music Concert
@Leighton Elementary School
Monday, 12/19/2016
Dec
19
Board of Education Meeting
@AHS
Monday, 12/19/2016
Dec
20
Leighton School Orchestra Concert ~ 4th Grade
@AHS Auditorium
Tuesday, 12/20/2016
Dec
20
Leighton School Orchestra Concert ~ 5th Grade
@AHS Auditorium
Tuesday, 12/20/2016
Dec
21
Preschool - 5th Grade Winter Festivals
@School Buildings
Wednesday, 12/21/2016
Dec
22
Aurora School District Winter Break
@District
12/22/2016 - 1/3/2017
Jan
04
Classes Resume After Winter Break
@District
Wednesday, 1/4/2017

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