Harmon Middle School News

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 be found here.


AURORA QUALITY PROFILE VIDEO


HARMON SCHOOL ‘S WINTER SPORTS SIGN-UP INFORMATION

Harmon School’s winter sports team sign-ups will begin the week of September 29, 2014 during lunch periods.  These sports include boys’ basketball, girls’ basketball, wrestling and swim club.  Tryouts for the 7th and 8th grade basketball teams are October 13-15, 2014.

Students must have a current physical on file (which is good for 1 year from the date of the physical).  The sports packet needs to be filled out and turned into your coach the first day of practice, even if you have already filled out this information for a fall sport.


PTO SPIRIT WEAR SALE ~ October 8, 2014

The PTO will be holding a Spirit Wear sale at the AHS Book Store by the Gym.  It will be held on October 8, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  New items, updated graphics and a limited supply of last year’s items at 50% off are just what you need for Homecoming weekend October 17-19, 2014.  All sales benefit the Harmon/High School PTO.  Thank you for your support.

Spirit Wear Flyer


HARMON SCHOOL FAMILY BREAKFAST ~ October 10, 2014

Harmon students and their families are welcome to attend the Harmon Family Breakfast beginning at 6:45 a.m. on Friday, October 10, 2014. A light breakfast will be served. 

This is a great opportunity to enjoy both breakfast and the company of fellow students and their families.   Hope to see you there!


AOA 10TH ANNUAL FALL BARN PARTY ~ October 10, 2014

The Aurora Orchestra Association (AOA) is holding their 10th annual Fall Barn Party on Friday, October 10, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  It will be held at the Moore Recreation Center located at 525 S. Bissell Road in Aurora.  Tickets can be purchased for $7 advance sale and $10 the day of the event.  Children 2 years old and under are free.  This event will be held rain or shine.

Flyers can be found in the main office, in the Orchestra room, and here.


BETA CLUB HOLDING HALLOWEEN COSTUME DRIVE

The Harmon School BETA Club is holding a Halloween costume drive for children and adults that cannot afford to buy their own costumes.  The collection will begin on Monday, September 29, 2014 and will end on Friday, October 17, 2014.  New or gently used full costumes are appreciated.  The homeroom classroom from each grade that collects the most costumes will receive a doughnut breakfast.


“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.


HOW TIME WARNER CABLE CHANGES EFFECT CABLE 9 VIEWERS

Time Warner Cable, in an effort to improve internet speed and increase bandwidth, is converting many analog channels to digital.  For some customers that will affect where you see Cable 9(channel 15) and your Community Channels(16,17).

If you have a digital box from Time Warner you will see no difference.  Cable 9 will remain on channel 15 and the Community Channels will remain on 16 and 17.

If you do not have a cable box and plug the cable directly into your TV there are 2 scenarios:

1. If you have a newerTV with a Qam tuner, you will see Cable 9 on channel 96.15 and your Community Channels on 96.16 and 96.17

2. If you have an older TV that cannot get channels 96.15, 96.16 or 96.17 you will need an analog converter from Time Warner Cable.  It is a very small box that will re-route the Qam channels back to their original location(15, 16 and 17.

If your TV remote has a decimal or dash near the numbers you may have a Qam tuner.  Enter 96.15 or 96-15 to see or Auto Program your TV.  If you cannot get channels 96.15, 16 or 17 on your television, simply call Time Warner Cable at 1 877 772-2253 to set up a free service call for a technician to come out and install an analog converter.  The converters are currently free but you will be charged $1.50 per month beginning in fall of 2015.

For a short Cable 9 video further explaining the changes please visit cable9.org or click this link or copy and paste it into your web browser:

http://cable9.pegcentral.com/player.php?video=bddd16256bc04a5edcf217684c283fec


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Upcoming Events & Calendar

Oct
10
AOA Fall Hayride
@Moore Outdoor Recreation Center
Friday, 10/10/2014
Oct
10
HMS Family Breakfast (A-Z)
@Harmon Commons
Friday, 10/10/2014
Oct
15
HMS Orchestra Concert
@AHS Auditorium
Wednesday, 10/15/2014
Oct
16
HMS PCF Meeting
@Harmon Middle School
Thursday, 10/16/2014
Oct
17
NEOEA Day ~ NO SCHOOL
@Disrict
Friday, 10/17/2014
Oct
17
Homecoming Football Game ~ Aurora vs. Perry
@AHS Veteran's Stadium
Friday, 10/17/2014
Oct
27
BOE Meeting
@Leighton Media Center
Monday, 10/27/2014
Oct
28
5th Grade Band Concert
@AHS Auditorium
Tuesday, 10/28/2014
Oct
29
HMS Picture Retake Day
@Harmon Middle School
Wednesday, 10/29/2014

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