It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Many people sing these words around Christmas time, and I feel they are very relevant to the start of school as well. Our staff has been anxiously awaiting the arrival of all the students and I’m sure parents are ready for their kids to be back in a normal routine.
The beginning of school is an exciting time because it provides an opportunity for new possibilities. The fall sports season is in full swing with competitions beginning very soon for all of our teams. I encourage your children to be a part of an extra-curricular activity and for parents to be active and supportive in their children’s endeavors.
Thank you for entrusting our staff with your children and allowing us to partner with you in their success. I’m thrilled to be starting my 19th year in education as a Houn' Dawg and look forward to an incredible school year. If there is anything I can do to help you in anyway please give me a call or stop by the Central Office.
Accompanist Needed for Aurora Choir Department
The District is currently seeking a pianist to accompany classroom rehearsals, performances, and festivals for grades 7th-12th. Must be proficient in sight-reading. For details, please call Ms. Julie Griffith, choir director, at 417-343-9855.
Substitute Bus Drivers and Sports/Activities Drivers Needed!
Need extra cash before Christmas? We are looking for substitute bus drivers and sports/activities drivers. We provide the training and will help you obtain your CDL. Please visit Central Office for an application. Contact Mykie Nash at Pate Early Childhood Center with questions: 417-678-1552.
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
For any questions, please call 678-3373 or Billy Redus at 229-0277.
Results from the 2015 Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) tests have been finalized and are available to the District for the majority of areas. The results will be distributed during Parent-Teacher Conferences the week of October 19th through October 23rd. The assessments represent the first time students were tested on new academic standards for English and math. The new standards raise expectations for learning in Missouri to meet our goal of preparing all students for success throughout their school years and beyond. The 2015 tests set a new baseline for student performance in Missouri. Please note that these test results cannot be compared with results from previous years as these are new tests with different learning expectations. Our students and teachers have done very well to reach the new, higher standards. Please join with us in telling your students how proud we are of their accomplishments.
Aurora R-VIII and City of Aurora Partner to Add School Resource Officer (SRO)
The Aurora R-VIII School District is proud to partner with the City of Aurora to provide a School Resource Officer (SRO) for the 2015-16 school year. Officer Tim Swadley will be the designated SRO to assist buildings with ensuring safety and security. For the last seven years, Officer Swadley has been employed by the City in the capacity of patrolman and supervisor.
The duties carried out by Officer Swadley during the school year will include: building relationships with students, assisting school personnel with student issues, and working as a liaison between the City and the District. Officer Swadley has been teaching the D.A.R.E. program at the 5th grade level for the last few years which has allowed him to get to know students and their needs. Please join us as we welcome Officer Swadley and celebrate the important job he has with our students.