welcome back

The 2019/2020 School year will begin on wednesday, august 14th.



Health Services

This is a reminder student should not be sent to school sick. They are unable to learn well when they are feeling ill. If your child has a temperature of a 100 degrees or greater, vomiting, or diarrhea, he/she should stay at home until these symptoms have not occurred for 24 hours or otherwise approved by the school nurse.

A student who becomes ill or needs medical attention must report to the nurse's office for evaluation. If necessary, parents will be contacted and will be responsible for transportation if the student is sent home. STUDENTS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO LEAVE SCHOOL FOR AN ILLNESS UNLESS THEY HAVE VISITED THE NURSE'S OFFICE. Once it has been determined that a student needs to leave for medical reasons, they must sign out at that time in the office.

Parents and students, please help us with this task. We are not able to help students medically if the nurse is unaware of the medical situation at hand. Please talk with the nurse prior to coming to pick up your student.


If you are unable to have your sick child seen by your Primary Physician please remember the Cox Virtual Clinic that we now offer at the Aurora Schools. Cox hours currently are 8am-12pm. Below is an attached flyer with more information.

Students: second chance breakfast

This is just a reminder that breakfast is free; however, "Second Chance Breakfast" is only for you to get if you missed first breakfast. If you get more than one breakfast, your account will be charged.

  • Click on this link to access the lunch menu.
  • Reminder: If your lunch balance falls below -$10.00 (negative ten dollars), your lunch account will have a block placed on it, and you will receive a sack lunch--this includes a sandwich, fruit, and milk--from the the cafeteria until your account is paid. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Amy in the high school office, or you can email her at amyjones@aurorar8.org

Trauma-Informed Schools
This link includes information, links, and phone numbers for numerous agencies to assist students, parents, community members, and staff.

Counseling Office Announcements
Here's how to do an ONLINE (SELF) REFERRAL (which basically means you want to "sign up" to see one of the Counselors):  

1)go to the school website www.aurorar8.org

2)click on the “sites” tab at the top, then click on “Aurora High School”. You are now on the AHS page of the website.

3)click on “menu” and click on “counseling” and then “support”.

4)click on “student self – referral form” and complete the form. 

5)submit form

This will put you in a “queue” to the Counselors and you will be called in . . . at a time that is convenient for both you and the Counselor in approximately the order in which you made the request.  The more you can tell the Counselors in the referral, the better they will be prepared for your visit.  

The "regular" application window to apply to SRTC for the 2019-20 school year has closed. Any students still wanting to be considered as a late applicant should use the link attached below. Interviews will begin soon.


We (in the Counselor's Office) have been told about a revolutionary new private messaging & gaming app called BLUR has launched and they are giving away thousands of dollars in scholarships and prizes every day!  You can begin winning scholarship money and prizes by downloading BLUR for the iPhone or Android by visiting www.theblurapp.com  

As with any app, please use at your own risk and NEVER pay for someone to give or find scholarships for you!  A great (free) scholarship search that we recommend is www.fastweb.com

Information about the following scholarships/essay contests/workshops /open houses are available in the Counselor's Office. Please make note of the upcoming deadlines! 

  • Student of Ethics (Juniors) - 5/31


Friday, August 2nd
Marching Band Parent Preview/Cookout 6:30-8pm

Tuesday, August 6th
Back To School Bash @ Robinson Elementary 4-7pm

Wednesday, August 14th
First Day Of School

Friday, August 23rd
Jamboree @ Branson

Saturday, August 24th
Cheer Stunt Camp @ High School 1-4pm

Friday, August 30th
Varsity Football @ Cassville

Monday, September 2nd
JV Football @ Home VS Cassville

Friday, September 6th
Varsity Football @ Home VS East Newton 7pm

Monday, September 9th
JV Football @ East Newton 6pm

Friday, September 13th
Varsity Football @ Lamar 7pm

Saturday, September 14th
Percussion Preview @ Nixa

Sunday, September 15th
Homecoming Bonfire

Monday, September 16th
JV Football @ Home VS Lamar 6pm

Friday, September 20th
Varsity Football @ Home VS Logan Rogersville 7pm

Saturday, September 21st
Marching Band Competition @ Carl Junction

Monday, September 23rd
JV Football @ Logan Rogersville 6pm

Friday, September 27th
Varsity Football @ Mt. Vernon 7pm

Saturday, September 28th
Marching Band Competition @ Mt. Vernon

Monday, September 30th
JV Football @ Home VS Mt. Vernon 6pm