Open House

Open House for all buildings has been scheduled for Tuesday, August 11 from 6:00-8:00 pm. Please contact your child's building for more information.


Assistant Superintendent's Message

The 2014-15 school year has officially ended and we look forward to the 2015-16 school year.   School will officially begin on Thursday, August 13th.   Thanks to all parents, grandparents, and caregivers for the cooperation which made this year a success. 

Summer school is currently in full swing and attendance has been good.  Over 1,000 students are participating in the program.  One of the benefits of summer school is the assistance with retention of information which was learned during the school year.    By attending through the end of June, students have less time between the end of school and beginning of school to regress.

During the summer break, parents are encouraged to read with their children.  Conversations about everyday activities will also be beneficial to kids regarding academic growth.   Writing and journaling about summer adventures will also increase student learning.

If any parent or patron has questions regarding strategies to increase learning over the summer or school programs; please call the Central Office at 678-3373 or the Assistant Superintendent at 229-0277 (cell).  Again, we ask you to partner with us to ensure that our mission of “Ensuring all students are successful learners” is fulfilled.

HS Graduation Online!

Did you miss the HS Graduation Ceremony?  You can catch it on YouTube at the link below:

Substitute Teacher Openings

The Aurora R-VIII School District is seeking applicants for substitute teaching. Substitute teacher requirements include: 60 college credit hours, a substitute certificate (obtained from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education), and an acceptable background check. 

Applications can be found here.

You may also obtain an application from the district office at 409 W. Locust, Aurora, MO 65605.

More information can be found here: Substitute Teacher Guide

For any questions, please call 678-3373 or Billy Redus at 229-0277.

Teacher of the Month

Jimmy Michel Motors has once again teamed up with the Aurora School District to sponsor our Teacher of the Month program. Winners of the award will have a new car to drive for a month compliments of Jimmy Michel Motors. The award is based on criteria including teacher evaluation, perfect attendance, and service above and beyond for students. All certified teachers are eligible for the award. The Aurora R-VIII School District would like to thank Jimmy Michel motors for this generous gift and unique partnership.

APRIL 2015

Jessica Kristek is our Teacher of the Month for April. Ms. Kristek is a 2nd grade teacher at Pate Early Childhood Center.

MARCH 2015

Ann Parsons is our Teacher of the Month for March. Mrs. Parsons is a teacher at the Alternative School.


David Brown is our Teacher of the Month for February. Mr. Brown is a 4th grade teacher at Robinson Elementary.


Lori Rook is our Teacher of the Month for January. Mrs. Rook is a Math teacher at Aurora Junior High.


Kenna McCleery is our Teacher of the Month for December. Mrs. McCleery is a Reading teacher at Robinson Elementary.


Courtney Mills is our Teacher of the Month for November. Ms. Mills is a 2nd grade teacher at Pate Early Childhood Center.


Leanne Cope is our Teacher of the Month for October. Mrs. Cope is a Science teacher at Aurora High School.


Christi Thomas is our Teacher of the Month for September. Mrs. Thomas is a Language Arts and Social Studies teacher at Aurora Junior High.

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