CBS4: Aurora Back-To-School Event Helps Students ‘Make That Connection’

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"An annual celebration in Aurora brought music, dancing and smiles on Saturday.

'This is the day I think we all look forward to the most through the entire school year,' said Aurora Public Schools Public Information Officer Corey Christiansen.

Aurora Public Schools put on their annual back to school kickoff event at the Town Center of Aurora. Students and their families tried their luck at a raffle spin, looked at magic tricks and worked on field hockey skills.

'This is a celebration for our entire community. We have 38,000 students in our school district. I think most of them are here today,' Christiansen said.

'Once the students get inside the mall, they are handed this sheet of paper. And this is so that they can find their teachers and also get free backpacks full of school supplies.'