Most of the following items are reprinted from the Aurora High School Communicator newsletter.
The theme for Aurora High School's homecoming this year is "Roaring Twenties." The football game against Wickliffe will be Oct. 11 at Veterans Stadium.
Just before the football game, the Aurora Alumni Association will induct six new Hall of Fame inductees. They are: Tia Hodge (distinguished alumna), Jericka Duncan (Athletic Hall of Fame) and honored educators John Smolko, Mary Ann Balbach, Robert Luckay and Daniel Dyer. The teacher category is new.
The Aurora Alumni Association will have a luncheon for the four honored teachers that day at 11 a.m.
Also as part of the alumni festivities, school and classroom visitations will be at 1 p.m., an optional tour of the high school with Superintendent Russ Bennett as tour guide will be at 5 p.m., and an informal meet and greet session at the alumni tent near the entrance of Veterans Stadium will begin at 6 and will continue during the first half.
Free cake will be provided, and all alumni who attend will be entered into a raffle. The honored teachers will be available at the alumni tent during the game to talk to Greenmen fans. Hodge and Duncan cannot attend the ceremony and will be formally honored at Homecoming 2014.
The dance will be Oct. 12 from 7:30 to 11 p.m. Tickets are on sale until Oct. 11 during lunch periods at AHS. Price is $15 each. Dress is semi-formal with no jeans, tennis shoes or shirts. For details, contact Michele Dirda at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parent-teacher conferences will be Nov. 6 and 12, with 10-minute scheduled appointments from 5:30 to 8 p.m. and drop-ins from 8 to 8:30.
Traveling teacher Rebecca Dixon will be available only on Nov. 6, while Lindsey Draime, Rich Nabring, Oscar Sarmiento and Jason Burdett will be available only on Nov. 12.
Conferences can be scheduled online for Nov. 6 at www.signupgenuius.com/go/5080F49AAA92CAB9-parent2 or for Nov. 12 at www.signupgenuius.com/go/5080F49AAA92CAB9-parent4.
More than 100 students were to be honored Oct. 8 at the academic letter awards. The honorees must earn a 4.0 or higher grade-point average for two consecutive semesters during the previous school year.
Sophomores and juniors can take the PSAT and National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test on Oct. 16. Registration ends today (Oct. 9). AHS's most recent semifinalists are seniors Maddie Farr and Sarah Kronz. Commended seniors are Ryan Sharafudding, Michael Kuryshev and Mathew Meyer.
Some other coming events are: Oct. 15 -- AHS choir concert at 7 p.m.; Oct. 18 -- NEOEA Day, students off; Oct. 22 -- AHS orchestra concert at 7 p.m.; Oct. 23 -- AHS picture retakes; Oct. 26 -- ACT; Oct. 28 -- Board of Education meeting at 7 p.m.