Congratulations AHS 2016 Outstanding Greenmen Award Winners and Chosen Educator Honorees NHS Students in Costume for Princess Prom Mrs Parker's 3rd Grade Class Shredding on Their Guitars in Mrs. Girbino's Art Class Miss McArthur's 1st Grade Class Reunion Party for Seniors. Harmon School Family Breakfast Harmon School's Musical The Little Mermaid Jr. The Harmon School Family Breakfast started the day off right. AOA Steak N Strings Concert Leighton School Bowling Club U.S. Marshall Pete Elliott spoke to Harmon 6th, 7th & 8th graders (above) for Straight A Lunches.  Shawn Reilly's Canstation Creation Happy Valentine's Day Donuts are fantastic! Nero the New Aurora Canine Officer Most Recently Elected School Board Members - Zena Elliott (left) and Annie Grohe (right) Harmon Robotics Team Smart Cookies won the First Lego League Solon Competition AHS Choir Performing in Concert Miller School Dads & Donuts Harmon Washington, D.C. Trip Preschool Parade Drummer Alex S. gets ready to perform in the marching band Harmon Family Breakfast  Thank you to our custodians for all of their hard work Reece DeAnna and Mark Bales play a trumpet solo Miller School Meet & Greet

Harmon Middle School News

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.


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.” 


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


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!


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.


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


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


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


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.


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Upcoming Events & Calendar

May
04
Harmon School Choir Concert
@AHS Auditorium
Wednesday, 5/4/2016
May
05
Harmon Orchestra Concert
@AHS Auditorium
Thursday, 5/5/2016
May
10
Harmon School Band Concert
@AHS Auditorium
Tuesday, 5/10/2016
May
16
6th Grade Camp Week
@Camp Location
5/16/2016 - 5/20/2016
May
16
Board of Education Meeting
@AHS Media Center
Monday, 5/16/2016

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