Leaders in education
to view addiction film
Area school superintendents and educational leaders are being invited to Aurora High School's library on Sept. 1 to view the documentary film "Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict."
It was produced by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Drug Enforcement Administration, and deals with the current drug abuse epidemic.
The gathering will focus on prescription and opiate drug awareness, and the dangers of usage as a gateway to heroin addiction.
The goal of the program is to provide attendees with strategies and resources that they can make available to their communities. The screening will be from 10 a.m. to noon.
A panel discussion will follow the program with members of the DEA, FBI, United States Attorney's Office and Aurora Police Department.
More details about the documentary film can be found at www.fbi.gov/chasingthedragon.
Magazines are sold
The annual Harmon / Leighton schools magazine sale runs through Sept. 7. The fundraiser supports many student-based activities and competitions.
Harmon's field trip fees for sixth and eighth grades will be reduced by a portion of the school's profits. All students in the same grade will benefit from that particular grade's total sales efforts. Prizes will be earned on an individual basis
There are two order turn-in days: today (Aug. 31) and Sept. 7.
Boxtop contest starts
The Harmon / High School PTO is sponsoring a "Welcome to Harmon" boxtop contest for incoming sixth-graders at Harmon School.
Students should submit boxtops in a Ziploc bag or on a collection sheet with their names and grades by Sept. 9 to the Harmon office.
There will be future collection contests throughout the year for all Harmon and high school students, who can win prizes.
Special days planned at Craddock, Leighton
Two "Getting to Know You" days are coming up for Craddock and Leighton students. Those with last names A to L will gather Sept. 2 and those with last names L-Z will meet Sept. 6.
There will be no school on Labor Day (Sept. 5). The Thunder Over Aurora band show is Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. at Veterans Stadium.
An Elementary PTO meeting will take place Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. at Leighton, and a Blue Ribbon Reader celebration will be Sept. 15 at 3:30 p.m. at Craddock.
Parents are asked to review Craddock School's procedures for after-school pickup along Hurd Road.
Parents should come through the horseshoe to pick up children with their name signs clearly visible in their front windows.
Those who have to wait along Hurd Road should turn their cars around and pull through the front drive in the same direction.
Any questions should be directed to the school's office or one of the teachers on duty to supervise the pickup procedures.
Drivers' ed will begin
Drivers' education classes start Sept. 7 at 4:45 in Room 202. Pick up a flier in the high school main office for details. To register, call the city's parks-recreation department at 330-562-4333 or visit www.NationalDriverTrainingOhio.com/aurora.
Activities coming up
Aurora High students who are members of the Key Club or are interested in joining can attend a meeting Sept. 1 after school in the commons.
Ultimate Frisbee is a coed sport that is one of the fastest growing in the United States. Interested students in all grade levels are encouraged to turn out for an informational meeting Sept. 1 after school in Josh Rakow’s room at the high school.Those who cannot stay for the entire meeting can stop by briefly to get their names on the list.
Signup forms for Harmon School’s bike club are in the main office. The ride will be Sept. 7 from 2:30 to 4 p.m.
Photo day for Harmon is Sept. 14. For info about Harmon’s magazine sale, visit www.aurora-schools.org.