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HARMON MIDDLE SCHOOL FALL PARENT - TEACHER CONFERENCE 2022 INFORMATION Parent Teacher Conferences on Writing Paper with Pencils Down Left Side

The Harmon School fall Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on Wednesday, October 12th and Thursday, October 20th 2021 from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. All conferences will be held virtually through Zoom and are 10 minutes in length.

To sign up for conferences, please click on the Sign Up Genius Button below.

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MESSAGE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT ~ ODE Report Card Results 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 9/20/22 at the link below.

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Key points in the video include: -Information on the “how” and “why” behind our district’s report card results from the Ohio Department of Education

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Aurora City School District Report Card from ODE

Thank you, Mike Roberto

Aurora City Schools Administration


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

Oct
03
AHS Homecoming Tickets ~ On Sale
@AHS
10/3/2022 - 10/7/2022
Oct
03
Leighton School Book Fair
@Leighton Elementary School
10/3/2022 - 10/7/2022
Oct
04
Volley For the Cure
@AHS Varsity Gym
Tuesday, 10/4/2022
Oct
06
Harmon School Orchestra Concert
@AHS Auditorium
Thursday, 10/6/2022
Oct
07
Homecoming Football Game
@AHS Veteran's Stadium
Friday, 10/7/2022
Oct
08
AHS Homecoming Dance
@AHS Varsity Gym
Saturday, 10/8/2022
Oct
11
AHS Choir Concert
@AHS Auditorium
Tuesday, 10/11/2022
Oct
12
AHS PSAT & Pre-ACT Testing Day
@AHS
Wednesday, 10/12/2022
Oct
24
Board of Education Meeting ~ Regular Meeting
@ACSD Conference Center
Monday, 10/24/2022

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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.