Aurora Schools' SRO's visited Miss McArthur's st Grade Class Career Day in Miss McArthur's Class at Craddock School Prom was so much fun! Craddock students, Mario S. and Bella S., appeared on the FOX8 Coffee Break segment with Kristi Capel & Wayne Dawson NHS Princess Prom Princesses in Attendance Mrs Parker's 3rd Grade Class Shredding on Their Guitars in Mrs. Girbino's Art Class Congratulations AHS 2016 Outstanding Greenmen Award Winners and Chosen Educator Honorees NHS Students in Costume for Princess Prom Miss McArthur's 1st Grade Class Reunion Party for Seniors.  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 Craddock Holiday Shop was a hit! We are 100 days smarter! Happy Valentine's Day Shawn Reilly's Canstruction Creation Nero the New Aurora Canine Officer Preschool P.M. Holiday Concert Most Recently Elected School Board Members - Zena Elliott (left) and Annie Grohe (right) Preschool Concert Fall Festival Parade 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 Preschool Grandparent Day  Thank you to our custodians for all of their hard work Reece DeAnna and Mark Baltes play a trumpet solo Miller School Meet & Greet Miller School Ice Cream Social during Meet & Greet NHS sponsored their annual AHS Open House back sale

Miller Elementary School News

PRESCHOOL END-0F-YEAR PICNIC ~ May 26, 2016

Both A.M. & P.M. preschool students and their families are invited to attend the annual preschool picnic at Kiwanis Moore Park on Thursday, May 26, 2016. The festivities will begin at 11:00 a.m. with a magic show and then a pizza lunch will be served at around 12:00 p.m .  All a.m. and p.m. families will attend this event together.


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!


REMINDER: LAST DAY OF CLASSES FOR AURORA CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT IS THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2016

The last day of classes for the Aurora City Schools will be Thursday, May 26, 2016.  We wish everyone a fun and safe summer break and look forward to seeing our students again on the first day of the next school year, August 17, 2016.


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


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


WATCH CABLE 9’S MAY 2016 SPOTLIGHT SHOW ON-LINE

You can watch this month’s (and every month’s) Spotlight on Aurora Schools’ Cable 9 show on-line.  This month, with senior graduation taking place on May 26th, we have featured commencement speakers Sam Iammarino and Cal DiJulius.  Outstanding Aurora Greenmen recipients, Gabby Yonkers and Daniela Munoz, also joined host, Aurora Schools’ Superintendent Pat Ciccantelli, to discuss their award recognition.  The show can be seen at: Spotlight on Aurora Schools May 2016 Show  and every month at Cable 9 On Demand under Cable 9 Schools.


SPECIAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT PARENT COMMUNICATION FORUM “IDEA B FUNDS” ~ June 7, 2016

The Aurora City Schools’ Special Services Department will be holding a Parent Communication Forum (PCF) on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. in the Leighton Media Center.  This will be an opportunity for public comment concerning the use of IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) Part B Funds.  Aurora Schools’ Director of Special Services, Christy Koestner, will be the presenter.  Please click on the link below for an informational flyer.

IDEA PART B FUNDS PCF FLYER


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.


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


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Upcoming Events & Calendar

May
26
Last Day of Classes for Students
@District Wide
Thursday, 5/26/2016
May
26
Preschool Picnic
@Kiwanis Moore Park
Thursday, 5/26/2016
May
30
Memorial Day
@City of Aurora
Monday, 5/30/2016
May
30
AHS Band in Memorial Day Parade
@City of Aurora
Monday, 5/30/2016

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