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MESSAGE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT Message from the Superintendent on Chalk Board with Globe and Books

Please view the Superintendent’s video update for all Aurora City School District (ACSD) families that was sent on 8/15/22.  

Click HERE to view the Video Link

Key points in the video include: 

-Updates on the new COVID-19 guidelines for schools from the CDC

-Reminders of where to find our PBIS policies

-FYI that lunches are no longer free for ALL students and cost of lunches this year

Important Links

PDF Transcript Link

New CDC School Guidelines for COVID-19 as of 8/11/22

COVID-19 Positive Isolation Requirements as of 8/11/22

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

Mike


AURORA HIGH SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY TEAM SPONSORS ANNUAL MATTRESS FUNDRAISER ~ Saturday, August 20, 2022 Mattress Image

ONE DAY ONLY ~ Saturday, August 20, 2022

The Aurora Schools’ Cross Country program will host their annual mattress fundraiser on Saturday, August 20, 2022 at Aurora High School.  If you are in need of a NEW, name brand, high-quality mattress, then come to Aurora High School from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  There will be brand new mattresses in various sizes and 25+ styles with factory warranties on display to try.  All forms of payment are accepted and financing is available.

Every purchase benefits the Cross Country team.

Mattress Fundraiser 2022 Flyer


AURORA CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT’S 2022-23 SCHOOL SUPPLY LISTS AVAILABLE ONLINE School Supply Lists with Supplies to the right

School supply lists for the 2022-23 school year are available on-line for students in grades K - 8.

There is no school supply list for Aurora High School students.  Each teacher will inform their students as to what materials they will need for class at either new student orientation or the first day of class. It is recommended that all high school students come prepared with basic school supplies, such as spiral notebook paper, folders, pencils, and pens, on the first day of school and the calculator that corresponds with the math class they are taking.  (Integrated Math 1 BLOCK or Integrated Math 1- Graphic Calculator TI 83+ or TI 84+ (TI 89 is not recommended). 

To find your student's supply list, please click Read More below or go to the Aurora Schools’ website homepage and then go to either the Parent Portal or Student Portal at the top of the page.  Scroll down to the School Supply Lists title to find each grade level listed and select.  The lists will also be available throughout the school year under the homepage Quick Link - Forms & Links.


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HARMON MIDDLE SCHOOL ~ START OF SCHOOL INFORMATION Start of School Information

To view important information regarding the start of the 2022-23 school year including, new documents, schedule pick up, touring the building, new student orientation, student pick-up/drop-off, and fees, please click on the link below.

Harmon School Start of School Information


HARMON SCHOOL PICTURE DAY ~ Tuesday, August 30, 2022 Picture Day

The Harmon School Picture Day will take place on Tuesday, August 30, 2022.  Order forms are included with the schedule packets.  Please fill out the form and return it with your student on picture day with cash or checks made out to Ripcho Studio.  You may also order online by clicking on the link below.  The prepay option is only available before picture day and 48 hours after picture day.  Extra order forms are available in the Harmon School office if needed.  

www.ripchostudio.com

Online password is:  1589harms


AURORA CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT BAND CALENDAR SALE 2022 Aurora Bands Logo

The Aurora City School District Band Calendar, filled with upcoming event dates, will be available to purchase beginning August 1, 2022 at the Aurora Band Program website.  Door-to-door sales will take place on Monday, August 1, 2022 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.  This calendar allows you to stay up to date and organized for all of the coming year’s events.  Your purchase supports the Aurora High School Marching Band.  Please click on the link below for a flyer.

Band Calendar Flyer

DON’T MISS OUT!

Thank you for your support!


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Upcoming Events & Calendar

Aug
18
Harmon School New to District Student/Family Orientation
@Harmon Middle School
Thursday, 8/18/2022
Aug
19
All K-5 Students Attend
@School Buildings
Friday, 8/19/2022
Aug
20
Cross Country Mattress Fundraiser
@AHS
Saturday, 8/20/2022
Aug
22
All Preschool and Kindergarten Students Attend School
@Miller Elementary School
Monday, 8/22/2022
Aug
22
Board of Education Meeting
@ACSD Conference Center
Monday, 8/22/2022
Aug
22
Board of Education Meeting ~ Regular Meeting
@ACSD Conference Center
Monday, 8/22/2022
Aug
23
6th Grade Open House
@Harmon Middle School
Tuesday, 8/23/2022
Aug
24
Craddock Picture Day
@Craddock Elementary School
Wednesday, 8/24/2022
Aug
24
7th & 8th Grade Open House
@Harmon Middle School
Wednesday, 8/24/2022
Aug
25
AHS Open House
@AHS
Thursday, 8/25/2022
Aug
30
AHS Picture Day
@AHS
Tuesday, 8/30/2022
Aug
30
Harmon School Picture Day
@Harmon Middle School
Tuesday, 8/30/2022
Sep
05
Labor Day - NO SCHOOL
@District
Monday, 9/5/2022

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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.