APS Teachers Share Tips on how to Engage Newcomers

Every student has unique abilities that we must recognize and engage. Under this belief, Aurora Public Schools teachers are going the extra mile to ensure newcomer students who are still developing fluency in English have the tailored support they need. “They … Read More

Clyde Miller Community Enjoys New Playground, Courtesy of APS Partners

Submitted by Janna Morley APS Grants and Federal Programs Clyde Miller P-8 school recently hosted a grand opening ceremony to celebrate their newly-updated playground. Students, staff, parents and community partners gathered to unveil the new equipment. Thanks to two generous … Read More

Hinkley’s Anna Bicknase Earns Jared Polis Foundation Award

  Congratulations to Hinkley High School Restorative Justice Coordinator Anna Bicknase for earning the Jared Polis Foundation's 2017 Teacher Recognition Award! She is one of only 10 honorees in the state. The award recognizes Bicknase for demonstrating highly-effective, results-oriented teaching … Read More

South M.S. Makes Health and Wellness a Top Priority

Students and families recently enjoyed South Middle School’s first-ever Health and Wellness Expo. The South STRONG community was excited to share useful information with attendees, placing a special focus on newcomer families. Parents were connected with community health resources including … Read More

Arkansas Lesson Plan Features New Subject: Thermodynamics

Thermodynamics sounds like a challenging college-level course, but that didn’t stop Arkansas Elementary students from learning all about it in a recent visit from a college professor. Scott Denning, a climate scientist from Colorado State University, taught several principles of … Read More

APS Seniors Honored for Graduating at the Top of their Class

Congratulations to Aurora Public Schools’ top Class of 2017 graduates! These promising leaders of the pack took an active and ongoing responsibility for their learning and positioned themselves on a path to success. To honor our highest-achieving seniors, APS is … Read More

Thank You, APS School Nutrition Employees, Nurses and Teachers!

May is a month of gratitude as Aurora Public Schools recognizes our school nutrition employees, nurses and teachers for helping our students shape successful futures. Join us in celebration of School Nutrition Employee Week (May 1-5), National Nurses Week (May … Read More

Peoria Students’ Language Skills Strengthened through Engaging Experiences

The Aurora Public Schools English Language Acquisition department is committed to ensuring every student receives an equitable education that is respectful of their cultural legacies and linguistic skills. At Peoria Elementary School, students are learning language development through enriching, engaging, … Read More

Comcast Cares Day Benefits Two APS Schools

A little rain did not stop hundreds of volunteers who recently gathered for Comcast Cares Day at Dalton Elementary and Columbia Middle schools.  APS students, parents, staff and community members joined Comcast volunteers to complete several school improvement projects, including … Read More
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