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Thank You to the City of Aurora Police Department for a Generous Donation of $10,000 that was Presented by Officer Toni Tritto to BOE President, Pam Mehallis. Students and Staff Held a Special Goodbye Assembly to Thank Retiring Craddock Secretary Arlene Bayer Fall Festivals Were a Treat! NHS Trunk or Treat Was Frightfully Fun! AHS Homecoming Court 2022 AHS Spirit Week Going Strong Thunder Over Aurora Hosted Seven Area Bands The Aurora Band Performed at Thunder Over Aurora Ms. McArthur’s Class Celebrated Patriot Day with SRO Michelle Ice GO GREENMEN! WELCOME BACK!  Craddock Students Arrive on Their First Day of School Craddock Building Summer Tour ACSD Student Athletes Represented Greenmen Nation in the City of Aurora July 4th Parade The AHS Marching Band Performed in the City of Aurora 4th of July Parade

Aurora City School District News

MESSAGE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT – December 2, 2022 Message from the Superintendent on Chalk Board with Globe and Books Please view the Superintendent’s video update to all Aurora City School District (ACSD) families for 12/02/22 at the link below.

 

Video Link   

 

Key points in the video include: 

 

-Invitations and encouragement to participate in the NHS Clothes Drive and the Aurora for Others Coin War

 

-Holiday Concert Schedule

 

-Wishing you each a wonderful holiday season.

 

Important Links:

 

PDF Transcript Link

 

Thanks for taking the time to review this message.  Take care, Happy Holidays and GO GREENMEN!

 

Thank you,
Mike Roberto
Aurora City Schools Administration


AURORA CITY SCHOOLS’ 2022 HOLIDAY CONCERT SCHEDULE Concerts for the Holidays with Miseltoe
 
 

The Aurora City Schools will be hosting a variety of holiday concerts in December 2022.  These will be a prelude to our winter break and are sure to get us all into the holiday spirit!  These concerts are free and open to the public.  The dates/time schedule can be found under "Read More" below. 

We hope you enjoy these programs and the upcoming holidays!

 


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AHS SERVICE LEARNING CLASS VETERANS DINNER AND CONCERT INVITATION Thank you veterans

The AHS Service Learning Class would like to show how much they appreciate the service of our veterans by inviting them (and 1 guest) to a Veteran’s Dinner and Concert.  The complimentary dinner and concert will be held on Wednesday, December 7, 2022 at 5:30 p.m. at Aurora High School.  Following the dinner, a choir concert will take place in the AHS auditorium.  We hope to see you there!

AHS Veterans Dinner and Concert Invitation


HARMON/HIGH PTO HOLDING HOLIDAY GREENHOUSE APPAREL CO. OPEN HOUSE PTO Open House 2022

The Harmon/High PTO will be holding their Greenhouse Apparel Co. holiday spirit wear sale.  The sale will be held on December 7, 2022 from 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. in the AHS GAC Bookstore.  The store will be open before the Girls Varsity Basketball game and the Choir’s Holiday Concert.  You can order ahead at greenhouseapparel.com and pick up your order on December 7th.

Thank you for your support!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!


ANNUAL DOG TREAT SALE ~ Great for Gifts! Dog Treats Tied with Ribbons

Intervention Specialist Nicole Iseman and her class at Leighton School are sponsoring their yearly Dog Treat Sale for staff members and students.  The funds raised will be used for classroom field trips, activities and resources.

The treat sale runs from December 5 - 16, 2022.  If you would like to order dog treats, please call Ms. Iseman’s classroom at 330-954-2055 ext. 3055 or email her at niseman@aurora-schools.org.  Leighton staff members can also send students to Ms. Iseman’s classroom to place their orders.  Orders can be interoffice mailed or picked up in Room 12 at Leighton Elementary School.  Please make checks payable to Aurora City Schools and thank you for your support.  

THIS SATURDAY DECEMBER 3rd: Stop by Evexia Cafe in Aurora where there will be a stand to sell teats from 1:00 p.m. -3:00 p.m.

Dog Treat Bags include:

Small bags $2.00; Large bags $4.00     

All treats are NUT FREE.                                


AHS NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY’S WINTER CLOTHING DRIVE Winter Clothing Drive with Clothes in a Box

The Aurora High School’s National Honor Society is holding a Winter Clothing Drive for the Salvation Army.  Gently used clothing items such as, hoodies, gloves, hats, sweatshirts, scarves, sweatpants, etc. can be donated and dropped off at Aurora High School between December 5-16, 2022.  Students are welcome to take items to Mrs. Lindley’s or Mrs. Baker’s room.  Thank you for your generous donations.

Click HERE to view the NHS Winter Clothing Drive Flyer

December Donation Drive Details can be found HERE


OHIO HEALTHY YOUTH ENVIRONMENTS SURVEY OHYES! Survey Logo

AHS Families,

Aurora High School and Harmon Middle School will be administering the "Ohio Healthy Youth Environments Survey'' also known as "OHYES!"  The OHYES! is a tool designed by the Ohio Departments of Education, Health/Mental Health and Addiction Services and numerous other programs advocating for youth.  Harmon and AHS have partnered with the Ohio Department of Education to administer this survey in the past with the last time being the spring of 2021, and all responses are anonymous.

Please see the link below to get an overview of the survey HERE:

The survey will be digital for all AHS students in grades 9-12, and they will take it on Thursday, December 8th during their A-Time period during the school day.  It should take students approximately 15-25 minutes to complete the digital survey.  

Families also have the option to have their student(s) opt-out of the survey by completing the Google Form linked below by Friday, November 18, 2022:  GOOGLE FORM SURVEY


AURORA ORCHESTRA CREATING ALUMNI DATABASE Aurora Orchestras Logo

The Aurora Orchestra Association is reaching out to the program’s alumni and would like to compile a database of all alumni.  They have released the information below.

The Aurora Orchestra Association has been working for 25 years to support, encourage, and celebrate the Orchestra program in the Aurora City Schools. 

We recognize the invaluable gift music brings to both the artist and the audience and we THANK YOU for your participation. We want to know more about your endeavors since you have graduated!  We also want to include you in future orchestra news, events, and opportunities.  In this effort, we are building a master database of ALL alumni and want to be sure you are on the list!   If you have played in the Orchestra for Aurora between 1997 and 2022, please click HERE fill out a Google form.

Stay tuned for events, information, opportunities, and success stories coming your way!  You can also visit our website HERE or our Facebook page.burntwood 


AURORA HIGH SCHOOL BOREALIS 2022-23 YEARBOOK ORDERS Yearbook in Colored Block Stamp Letters

Aurora High School Borealis Yearbooks can be ordered now for your high school student.  All yearbooks will be mailed to AHS.  Please contact Alicia Antol at aantol@aurora-schools.org with any questions. 

To place an order for the 2022-23 yearbook, please click below.

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Upcoming Events & Calendar

Dec
05
Craddock School Holiday Shop
@Craddock Elementary School
12/5/2022 - 12/7/2022
Dec
06
Leighton School Choir Concert
@Leighton Elementary School
Tuesday, 12/6/2022
Dec
06
Leighton School Vocal Music Concert
@Leighton Elementary School
Tuesday, 12/6/2022
Dec
07
AHS Choir Concert
@AHS Auditorium
Wednesday, 12/7/2022
Dec
08
Miller School Holiday Shop
@Miller Elementary School
12/8/2022 - 12/9/2022
Dec
08
Harmon School Orchestra Concert
@AHS Auditorium
Thursday, 12/8/2022
Dec
08
Excel TECC Opportunity Night
@Mayfield High School
Thursday, 12/8/2022
Dec
13
AHS Orchestra Concert
@AHS Auditorium
Tuesday, 12/13/2022
Dec
14
Harmon School Band Concert
@AHS Auditorium
Wednesday, 12/14/2022
Dec
15
Leighton School Orchestra Concert ~ 4th Grade
@AHS Auditorium
Thursday, 12/15/2022
Dec
15
Leighton School Orchestra Concert ~ 5th Grade
@AHS Auditorium
Thursday, 12/15/2022
Dec
19
AHS Exams
@AHS
12/19/2022 - 12/21/2022
Dec
21
Winter Parties ~ Preschool - 5th Grade
@School Buildings
Wednesday, 12/21/2022
Dec
22
ACSD Winter Break
@District
12/22/2022 - 1/3/2023
Jan
04
ACSD Classes Resume
@School Buildings
Wednesday, 1/4/2023

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AURORA ALUMNI ~ JERICKA DUNCAN

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Aurora alumni Jericka Duncan, Class of 2001, is a national correspondent and anchor of the Sunday edition of the CBS Weekend News in New York City. 

At AHS, Duncan was a three-year letter winner in Basketball and a four-year letter winner in Track and Field.  Duncan set five AHS records in Track & Field Hurdles and was a three time OHSAA State Champion in hurdles.  She was named to the CVC All 2nd Place Team in 1998 and earned CVC 1st place honors in 1999, 2000, and 2001.  Duncan was named to the CVC 1st team her senior year.

Duncan attended Ohio University after graduation on academic and athletic scholarships and majored in communications.  After graduating, Duncan became a reporter for various television stations and, in 2012, she was acknowledged as the Broadcast Journalist of the Year by the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists. She has since earned numerous prestigious nominations and awards, including a first place award from the Associated Press and a nomination for a Mid-Atlantic Emmy Award.   She became a national TV news correspondent for CBS News in New York City in 2013.

AURORA ALUMNI ~ BYRON SPRUELL

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Byron Spruell, an Aurora Alumni, was named President of League Operations for the National Basketball Association (NBA) in 2016. Spruell, who graduated from AHS in 1983, was named Homecoming King and was Co-Valedictorian of his class.  He was active in basketball and football earning All CVC First Team recognition for football and receiving the US Army Scholar Athlete Award for Portage County.  He was named as an Aurora High School Distinguished Alumni in 2001. Spruell graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Prior to being named the NBA President of League Operations, Spruell spent 20 years as the Vice Chairman, Central Region Market Leader at Deloitte LLP.

 

AURORA ALUMNI ~ RUSS BENNETT

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Former Aurora Schools’ Superintendent Russ Bennett began attending the Aurora Schools when he was in 2nd grade.  He then pursued a career in the field of education and became a teacher, coach, principal and later superintendent in the Aurora City Schools.  After 31 years spent in the district, Bennett moved on to accept a leadership position with the Educational Service Center of Cuyahoga County as the District Leadership Director in 2015.  Bennett was instrumental in leading the district to the highest educational ranks on local, state and national levels.

AURORA ALUMNI ~ TOM CURTIS

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Tom Curtis, an AHS alumni from the Class of 1966, was a Class All-Ohio quarterback for the high school football team.  He went on to attend the University of Michigan where he quarterbacked the all-freshman team.  Curtis was then moved to the position of safety and played from 1967-69.  He broke the University of Michigan’s record for interceptions in a game, season and career with none of them being broken.  He also had a career total of 431 return yards off of interceptions that broke the NCAA record set in the 1940’s.

After college, Curtis was drafted in the 14th round by the Baltimore Colts during the 1970 NFL Draft.  He played for the Colts’ from 1970-71 which included their Super Bowl winning team.  Curtis went on to play for the Los Angeles Rams and the Miami Dolphins before retiring in 1973.  He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2005.  In the Land of 10’s Top 100 Big Ten football players of the last 100 years, Curtis ranks at #90.

Curtis owns one of the nation’s largest privately owned publishing companies, Curtis Publishing Company which publishes Steelers Digest and River Cities Gazette

AURORA ALUMNI ~ KALEY ANN VOORHEES

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Kaley Ann Voorhees, an Aurora High School 2012 graduate, began her Broadway career in 2014 playing the coveted alternate role of Christine Daae in the “Phantom of the Opera.”  She just recently starred in the Hal Prince Broadway musical “Prince of Broadway” where she took on the roles of Maria in West Side Story, Magnolia in Showboat, Young Phyllis in Follies and Amy in Company.  She previously appeared in the Aurora High School production “Annie Get Your Gun” as the character Annie Oakley.

AURORA ALUMNI - CAITLIN HOULAHAN

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Caitlin Houlahan, a graduate of Aurora High School (2009) and Baldwin Wallace University (2014), made her Broadway debut in October of 2016.  She has earned a Cleveland Critics Circle Award for Best Actress in a Musical in the title role of Carrie at the Beck Center.  She portrayed the waitress Dawn in the play Waitress. Her stage credits include Bridges of Madison County, Parade, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Theory of Relativity and Carrie.  She made her television debut in NBC’s Peter Pan Live! as Jane.  Houlihan can be seen in the final season of HBO’s Girls.

AURORA ALUMNI ~ MOLLY SCHNEIDER (KUDLEY)

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Notre Dame Cathedral Latin Social Studies Department Chairperson Molly Schneider (nee Kudley), who graduated from Aurora High School in 2002, has been named one of 53 teachers in the entire country—and the only one from Ohio—to win the prestigious and highly competitive James Madison Foundation Memorial Fellowship.

Madison Memorial Fellowships recognize promising and distinguished teachers by enhancing their knowledge of the origins and development of American constitutional government so that they can take the lead in educating secondary school students about our nation’s constitutional heritage.  Schneider’s Madison Fellowship includes a stipend of $24,000 to be used toward an advanced degree focused on the history and principles of the United States Constitution. She and other fellows will also participate in a four-week institute on the U.S. Constitution at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. next summer.

Schneider is the daughter of Barb and John Kudley of Aurora, Ohio and lives with her husband Matt in the Four Seasons development along with their son Ben who will be starting Kindergarten in the fall.

AURORA ALUMNI ~ ALFRED BECKSTROM

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Alfred Beckstrom, AHS Class of 2014, obtained his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Gannon University in Erie, PA in May 2018.  After graduation, Alfred accepted a Project Engineer position in Cleveland with Fives North American Combustion, Inc. a world leader in industrial high combustion.  Beckstrom provides product engineering support to sales, systems, and manufacturing.  In high school, he participated in the Excel TECC CADD-Engineering Program held at that time at Lakeland Community College and was a member of the first Aurora High School Robotics that took sixth place at the National competition held at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C.  While at Gannon, Beckstrom co-led spring break service trips to KY, DE and VA and volunteered his time to setup the 3D printer at Harmon School.

AURORA ALUMNI - PAVEL GALCHENKO & YOHANN SAMARASINGHE

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Aurora Alumni (2015) Pavel Galchenko and Yohann Samarasinghe cofounded RVS Rubber Solutions, a company that offers high-tech B2B rubber solutions using a proprietary RVS technology to efficiently source rubber base material from would be waste tire components.  The refinement process for recycling rubber in industrial environments has the potential to eliminate waste of more than 100 million pounds of tires annually.  Galchenko attends Case Western Reserve University majoring in Biochemistry and Samarasinghe is studying Nanoengineering at the University of California San Diego. 

In 2016, RSV Rubber Solutions won the Northeast Ohio [M]SPIRE  entrepreneur pitch competition, which is held exclusively for product-focused startups and small manufacturers, earning them $60,000.  In 2017, RSV Rubber Solutions was among 36 finalists chosen worldwide to compete in an international competition organized by the Singapore Management University’s Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship.  Earlier in 2017, RSV Rubber Solutions won $50,000 at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Cleantech University competition.