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NEWS RELEASE #6
August 8, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Aurora Public Schools to Celebrate Opening of Newest K-8 School

Aurora Frontier K-8 will soon open its doors to more than 500 students who live in and near the Conservatory development. The school is the district’s second K-8 school funded with bond dollars approved by district voters in 2002.

"Our students and parents are thrilled to have a neighborhood school where they can form long-term relationships with teachers and staff,” said Parra. “My staff and I envision a school that is truly student-centered and where parent and community involvement is a priority."

K-8 students attend classes in small learning communities grouped from kindergarten through eighth grade. This structure allows students to develop relationships with the same group of teachers over a nine year period and attend classes at their individual grade level. The K-8 model also provides the benefit of fewer transitions and allows older students to act as mentors and role models for younger children.

The public is invited to celebrate Aurora Frontier's Grand Opening on Thursday, Aug. 10 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. New Superintendent John L. Barry will be on hand to welcome students and community members. The festivities will include tours of the new school, food, entertainment and games. The school is located in the Conservatory Development in southeast Aurora at 3200 S. Jericho Way.

For more information, contact Rebecca Herbst at (303) 344-8060, ext. 29025.

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