Students See a ‘Bright’ Future in Energy and Sustainability Careers

One of the goals in our strategic plan, APS 2020, is to ensure every student has a plan for his or her future. Students are encouraged to map out their career and college paths as early as kindergarten. APS eighth graders enjoyed … Read More

New Bond-funded Projects Begin

Exciting improvements will take place at APS this school year as design and construction begins on more bond-funded projects. Security vestibules will be constructed at 11 schools throughout the district this year. These will provide an added measure of safety … Read More

Vista PEAK Preparatory Additions Underway

  Vista PEAK Preparatory students and staff recently returned to school noticing changes to their campus beginning to take shape. Construction on several bond-funded additions continued through the summer. Walls are raised for the two-story classroom addition on the north side, … Read More

USDA Classifies APS Lunchrooms as “Smart”

The United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Services department presented multiple Aurora Public Schools with the HealthierUS School Challenge: Smarter Lunchrooms award! Congratulations to staff members at the following schools for changing their nutrition environment, improving the quality of the … Read More

Lyn Knoll Opens School-Based Community Garden

Written by Carol Davis Lyn Knoll Elementary School recently hosted a grand opening ceremony to celebrate its new school-based community garden.  Students, staff, parents and community partners gathered to view the new garden.  Thanks to a Youth Programming Wellness grant … 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
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