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High School Seniors Earn Outstanding Educational Achievement Awards
Story submitted by Melissa JohnsonPickens Technical College Six members of the class of 2014 from Pickens Technical College recently earned the High Schools That Work (HSTW) Award of Educational Achievement. The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) gives this award to high school seniors who have completed a challenging program of study and demonstrated readiness for […]

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ACE Leadership Challenge Brings Out the Best in APS Students
Written by Leslie FajardoAPS Communication Team Intern  Aurora Public Schools students recently participated in the ACE Challenge Student Leadership Conference at Community College of Aurora. The conference allowed students to listen to guest speakers and participate in 27 competitive events in the ACE Student Leadership Challenge. In the challenge, students earned seven gold medals, four […]

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Pickens Tech Students Shine at State Competition
Students at Pickens Technical College recently took a break from the rigors of classroom work to compete in the 2014 Skills USA State Competition. SkillsUSA Colorado, a nonprofit career and technical student organization, is a dynamic partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a strong and skilled work force. SkillsUSA Colorado serves […]

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Fifth grader wins contest, celebrates with Aurora Mayor and classmates at Sable Elementary
Dereck Diaz, 11, was ecstatic when he found out he won a poster contest because it is the first contest he has ever won. “I felt very good because I’ve been drawing for my whole life,” he said. Dereck is part of the COMPASS after-school program. He competed against other COMPASS students to win an […]

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Aurora Central Mock Trial Teams Perform Well at Regionals, State
Aurora Central High School's Mock Trial teams have made a name for themselves over the past few years, having won a variety of awards at regional and state competitions. This year's teams were no exception, having maintained their standard of excellence. At regionals, students Kaya Rudolph, Michelle Isom and Marq McGary earned outstanding witness and attorney […]

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Rangeview Staff Members Digging into School’s History
Administrators at Rangeview High School recently began a project to uncover the school's history and impact on the city of Aurora. As part of their research, Rangeview hosted a special dinner and invited many of the school's former principals and staff members. The dinner served as a platform to gather staff who have a history […]

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Rangeview School Resource Officer Earns Major Honor from City of Aurora
School Resource Officer Danno Singleton does a  great job keeping students and staff at Rangeview High School safe. His exemplary skills at Rangeview and in the community recently earned him the 2013 city of Aurora Employee of the Year Award. Aurora gives the Employee of the Year Award as a way to recognize and reward […]

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Courts in the Community Coming to Aurora Central on April 21
On April 21, Aurora Central High School will host two live Court of Appeals cases as part of the Courts in the Community program. Courts in the Community is an educational outreach program that the Colorado Supreme Court and Court of Appeals initiated on Law Day in 1986. The program gives Colorado high school students hands-on experience in […]

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Former Prison Warden Encourages Students to Stay on Right Track
Bullying. Drugs. Gangs. Jail. New York resident and retired Riker's Island Warden Howard Robertson knows these terms all too well. Having oversaw one of the largest correctional facilities in the nation, Robertson gained an immense amount of knowledge on what lands people behind bars and, conversely, what keeps people away from the prison pipeline. Robertson […]

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Aurora Quest Student Heading Back to National Geography Bee Competition
Aurora Quest K-8 eighth-grade student Pranit Nanda is a resident all-star when it comes to geographic knowledge. After capturing his third consecutive title at the Colorado Geographic Bee -- a feat never before accomplished in the event's 26-year history -- Nanda will take his talents to the national stage in Washington, D.C. Nanda competed against 99 other […]

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  • APS Foundation Barnes & Noble Book Fair

  • Comcast Cares Day @ Jewell Elementary & Rangeview H.S.

  • CCA Campus visit and financial aid night in Spanish / CCA Noche de visita al campus y asistencia financiera en español

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  • April 1, 2014

    APS Student Pottery Show

  • April 12, 2014

    APS Foundation Barnes & Noble Book Fair

  • April 14, 2014

    APS Festival of the Arts

  • April 26, 2014

    Comcast Cares Day @ Jewell Elementary & Rangeview H.S.

  • April 30, 2014

    CCA Campus visit and financial aid night in Spanish / CCA Noche de visita al campus y asistencia financiera en español

  • May 1, 2014

    Aurora Central H.S. Presents "Rent: School Edition"

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