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Side Creek Student Lives Out Dream of Becoming Police Officer
Photos courtesy John CordovaAurora Police Department Almost anyone can appreciate a good story. And as we all know, the best stories have heroic souls, people who can't help but make you smile. That certainly was the case recently with nine-year-old Gabriel Santistevan. The Side Creek Elementary School student, who has battled brain and spinal cancer for the past 11 […]


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APS Students, Saluting America Teaming Up Again to Honor Veterans
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 […]


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Ears Up: Teacher Listening Sessions Provide Platform for Educator Voices
Paris Elementary School English Language Acquisition teacher Jean Becker's two cents can go a long way. So can that of the other hundreds of teachers who are helping Aurora Public Schools students prepare for life after school.  Becker was one of about 25 elementary school teachers – along with their P-20 Learning Community Directors – who crowded around […]


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Aurora Public Schools Join Denver Urban Debate League
Story by Ashley SmithAPS Communication Team Intern Nelson Mandela once said “A good leader can engage in a debate frankly and thoroughly, knowing that at the end he and the other side must be closer, and thus emerge stronger. ” Recently, a plethora of students from around the state seeking to strengthen their leadership skills […]


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APS Students Become IRS-Certified Tax Preparers to Serve their Community
Tax season can be a daunting time for some. That’s why a group of Aurora Central High School students jumped at the opportunity to volunteer their time and talents toward ensuring community members have a more positive, rewarding and budget-friendly experience. The group is gearing up to provide free tax preparation services for low-income earners […]


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American Heart Association Honors Laredo CDC for Health Initiatives
It's never too early to start educating children on how to be healthy. Fortunately, for students at Laredo Child Development Center, staff members are making sure they get off on the right foot. Healthy Way to Grow, a joint program of the American Heart Association -- who launched the initiative last fall -- recently honored Lardeo as […]


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William Smith Art Teacher Showcases Student Work at State Conference
Story by Alaysha PowellAPS Communications Team Intern William Smith High School art educator Sarah Grundemann knows how to bring the best out of her students. Her ability to make her students think on the deepest of levels has caused her class and its projects a popular topic of conversation. Recently, Grundmann showcased some of her […]


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Hinkley Senior Impresses U.S. Naval Academy
Tear-jerking, heart-warming and awe-inspiring–these words faintly describe the moment United States Naval Academy (USNA) Dean of Admissions Bruce Latta presented Hinkley High School senior Kimberly Moran with a Letter of Assurance to attend the prestigious school. Moran’s mother, grandmother and Hinkley staff joined Latta on a surprise delivery of the good news. “We are very […]


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APS Families Experience College Life Thanks to RISE Colorado
Dozens of Aurora Public Schools families recently spent a day experiencing college life on the University of Denver campus thanks to RISE Colorado. RISE is a nonprofit organization that helps educate, engage and empower low-income families and families of color. Students ranging from toddlers to teenagers attended the “DU Something Now” event with their parents […]


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Aurora Central Graduates Stand and Deliver for Greenhouse Scholars
Aurora Public Schools alumni: Please stand up! It's not everyday that one school alumnus has the opportunity to share a big stage with a fellow alumnus, but that's exactly what happened recently for Aurora Central High School graduates Shiva Sapkota and Vinh Pham. Both men, representatives of the class of 2012 and 2014, respectively, attended […]


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    GED Testing Center Closed During Fall Break

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    WOTR Air & Space Camp for Students

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    Health Fair

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    GED Testing

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