Prepare Your Students for State Testing
Many of our students will participate in state testing this spring. Participation is important because results help students, parents and teachers understand whether students have mastered the content they need to know by the end of the school year to be on track for college and career success. Please help your students prepare to do their very best on these upcoming assessments.
To view the testing letter and related information, please visit aurorak12.org/testing.
Prepare a sus hijos para las pruebas estatales
Muchos de nuestros estudiantes participarán en las pruebas estatales durante esta primavera. La participación es importante porque los resultados ayudan a los estudiantes, padres de familia y maestros, a comprender si los estudiantes han dominado los contenidos que deben saber para el final del año escolar, para así estar preparados para el camino a la universidad y una carrera. Por favor ayuden a sus hijos a prepararse y que tengan su mejor desempeño en las pruebas que vienen.
Para leer la carta sobre las evaluaciones estatales, y toda la información relacionada, acuda al sitio: aurorak12.org/testing.
SchoolMessenger manages all of the district’s mass notification needs. It provides superior features and translates messages from English to more than 50 languages before automatic delivering the information to parents in their preferred language.
North Middle School Health Sciences & Technology Campus sends weekly notifications. Please contact the school if you would like to be the voice on one of the messages!
Updated District Policies
Parents and students, please note our discrimination policies (specifically the ones below) have been updated!
*AC, Nondiscrimination / Equal Opportunity
*AC-R, Nondiscrimination / Equal Opportunity
*AC-1-E, Notice of Nondiscrimination
*ACE, Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability
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North Partners with Xcel to Create Outdoor Classroom Space
iNCLEMENT WEATHER PROCEDURES
When extreme cold or snowy weather is in the forecast, the APS Support Services team will begin assessing weather conditions just after midnight to determine the impact on district operations. Should a recommendation be made to delay or close schools, Superintendent Munn will make the decision as early as possible.
If a decision is made to delay or close schools, the APS Communications Team will share information about the decision by contacting local media, notifying staff and parents via our automated calling system and posting the announcements on the APS website, Facebook and Twitter.
- DELAYED START: Should Superintendent Munn make the decision to delay the start of school, the school day would begin one hour later than the scheduled start time. Staff members should arrive at their schools or sites at their normal start times or as close to their regular start times as is safely possible. APS buses would pick up students one hour later than normal. Schools would dismiss at their regularly scheduled times.
- SCHOOL CLOSURE: Should Superintendent Munn determine that a closure is necessary, all classes and activities would be canceled. However, certain essential personnel in the Division of Support Services would still report to work.
For more information, visit the APS Website at https://sites.google.com/aurorak12.org/apsnet/divisionsdepartments/school-newsletter-articles
9 news was at North on 9/20/17 covering Little Kids Rock, who provided guitars for our new guitar program and $700,000 in instruments to APS and DPS. They video taped our students playing, interviewed Luke and several student musicians. Watch 9 News at 9 on channel 20 for the news story! Be sure to congratulate Luke for his accomplishments!
Check out the story below from the Aurora Sentinel on 9/20/17 regarding our M.E. Wing and supports for students.
8th grade career trek
On October 14, Ms. Erickson and Ms. Stephens attended the Especially Me Conference. The conference emphasizes the importance of personal self-worth and self-value for African American young ladies. North student, Triniti Thorpe, was one of the young ladies who received an award for demonstrating these characteristics. The day included guest speakers who talked about obstacles they have overcome and the importance of goal-setting. Ms. Stephens brought her daughter with her and although she wasn't happy to get up early on Saturday, she talked Ms. Stephens' ears off on the way home about the topics they discussed in her sessions! Ms. Stephens and Ms. Erickson highly recommend this conference to anyone who is interested in attending next year.