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November 10, 2014
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For the second consecutive year, Aurora Public Schools students will have the chance to showcase just how special Veteran's Day is to them.
APS has teamed up with the Saluting America School Program to help students celebrate Veteran's Day. Through Saluting America, a state program that helps raise youth awareness of sacrifices made by our nation’s active duty military personnel and veterans, students will create a bevy of materials that will serve as a tribute to those who have fought and continue to fight for our freedoms. The program consists of multiple elements, including tribute cards and a tribute contest, where students can compete against one another to express the values they learned through the program. Past entries have included essays, poems, videos and other presentations.
Recently, members of the Aurora Central and Gateway high school ROTC gave of their time to help pack up the tribute cards to send out to all 59 schools throughout APS. Students will work on the cards and other materials in the time leading up to the holiday.
Some of the upcoming events to salute our veterans include:
Montview Elementary – Nov. 11, 7:30 a.m.
Virginia Court Elementary – Nov. 11, 10 a.m.
Aurora Quest K-8 – Nov. 11, 11:11 a.m.
Aurora Frontier K-8 – Nov. 12, 1 p.m.
Iowa Elementary – Nov. 14, 2:50 p.m.
To learn more about Saluting America, visit salutingamerica.org.
The APS Attendance Area Committee recently hosted a series of community open houses to present boundary scenarios for the new P-8 school currently under construction on the APS Community Campus. After considering community feedback, reviewing the committee’s adopted criteria, and assessing optimal enrollment for the new P-8, the committee has made a recommendation to the APS Leadership Team.
The APS Board of Education will review attendance area information on Nov. 11 and will likely make a decision on the new school boundaries at its Dec. 2 meeting. Board meetings are open to the public and are held in the boardroom of the ESC-4 building, located at 1085 Peoria Street.
The attendance area presentation to the Board will be posted on the APS website at aurorak12.org/boundary on Nov. 11.
If Aurora Public Schools closes schools or delays start times, the news will be shared via the following:
Delayed Start Times
Please note: A delayed start does not change regular pick-up times at the end of the school day.
For additional information, visit aurorak12.org/schools/weather-closures.
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Created on November 10th, 2014 | Last updated on November 10, 2014