Aurora Public Schools Board of Education Notes Newsletter

Welcome to the June 2017 edition of the
APS Board of Education Newsletter!

Board members had the pleasure of wishing more than 3,200 APS and Pickens Technical College graduates luck at 12 different graduation ceremonies. It was wonderful to see the proud faces of students, teachers, administrators, family members and friends.

This was the largest class of graduates in APS history! Board members were excited to celebrate each student who was recognized for their hard work and accomplishments.

Congratulations APS Class of 2017!

- Amber Drevon, APS Board President

Key Board News

In June, the Board will finalize the 2017-18 district budget, decide on the Denver School of Science and Technology (DSST) charter application and review one last APS 2020 update.

As we transition from implementing the strategic plan to making it come to life, the Board will focus on the planís core beliefs. Board members will hold a retreat in August to plan for the 2017-18 school year.

We hope you have a safe and wonderful summer!

Out and About - Board Members in Our Schools and Community

Monica Colbert

A Brand New Mrachek Middle School
On April 26, Board Directors Dan Jorgensen, JulieMarie Shepherd Macklin, Cathy Wildman, Barbara Yamrick and I celebrated with the Mrachek Community at the groundbreaking ceremony for their new building. Thanks to voters in the Aurora community for supporting our bond in November! The new Mrachek Middle School has been a long time coming. We are excited for the students and community.

Dan Jorgensen

A Discussion with the Resident Leadership Council
Thanks to Gabriela Jacobo from the Resident Leadership Council for the invitation to speak with the council during their May meeting. We had a great discussion about APS along with the challenges that face us as a community. I greatly appreciate the contributions of the RLC to our community and their proactive approach to creating positive change for our students. For more information visit:

Eric Nelson

Lyn Knoll Elementary Community Garden Grand Opening
This spring, Board Member Barbara Yamrick and I celebrated with Principal Andrea Tucker and Lyn Knoll staff as the school opened their new Community Garden. Thank you to Denver Urban Gardens, Denver Botanic Gardens and Target Stores for all of your hard work and contributions to this worthy cause!

Cathy Wildman

Childrenís Hospital Partners with Yale Elementary
On Friday, June 2, over 70 volunteers from Childrenís Hospital and community members gathered at Yale Elementary to enhance the outdoor learning environment and listen to opening remarks from Jerod Milton, Mark Davis and myself. This was the 11th year that the hospital has donated to APS, and over $37,000 in supplies were donated. A big thanks is extended to Mark Davis and staff from Maintenance and Operations for doing the preparation work.

Congratulations and Thank You to Our APS Retirees!
Board members recently celebrated with over 100 retirees at the Stanley Marketplace. Retirees shared their experiences within APS and looked forward with anticipation to their retirement. They are looking forward to additional time with family, travel, good books, hiking and other activities.


June 13, 2017 Edition

Aurora Public Schools

Agendas & Minutes

Upcoming Events

Our Unified Job Description

"The job of the APS Board of Education is to accelerate learning for every APS student, every day. We do our job by advocating for the success of all students through effective governance, serving as good stewards of taxpayer dollars and being responsive to our stakeholders. Our community needs us to do our job."

We Want to Hear from You!

The APS Board of Education typically meets twice a month on Tuesdays. Time is set aside at the beginning of each meeting for the public to address the Board on items that are not on the agenda.

If you have questions or comments, please join us at one of the meetings. For the complete schedule of APS Board of Education meetings, visit or contact Aurora Public Schools at 303-344-8060, extension 28988.


Aurora Public Schools Board of Education
Educational Services Center 1
15701 E. 1st. Ave., Suite 206
Aurora, 80011

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