Board Candidates


There are two positions up for grabs in the April election. Seven local candidates are vying for those two spots.

These videos were recorded at the Board Candidates Open Forum on Wednesday, March 18th, 5-7pm, in the Aurora High School commons.


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 at the following link: Applications

You may also obtain an application from the district office at 409 W. Locust. 

More information can be found here: Substitute Teacher Guide

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

ACT Testing

The Aurora R-VIII School District will be administering the ACT to all enrolled, 11th grade students during the 2014-15 school year.  The testing date has been set for Tuesday, April 28th.  Also, any 11th grade equivalent student living in the district, but not enrolled in school, may participate.  Anyone not enrolled in school but wishing to participate should call district personnel before April 28th in order to get on the testing list. Testing participants (both enrolled students and those who do not attend AHS) should arrive at the High School by 7:45 a.m. with the administration beginning by 8:15 a.m.  Tuesday, May 12th is the designated make-up day.  Please call Billy Redus at 678-3373 or KayLynn Pennell at 678-3355 for more information.

Asst. Superintendent's Message

Efforts regarding the reduction of underage drinking continue as students start the second semester. The Lawrence County Prevention Team (LCPT) is dedicated to working with school personnel to ...more

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.


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.



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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.



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

Board Candidate Forum

There are two positions up for grabs in the April election. Seven local candidates are vying for those two spots.
In an effort to introduce the candidates to the public, an open forum has been set for:
Wednesday, March 18th, 5-7pm, 
in the Aurora High School commons.
Hosting the event are: AHS Student Council, AHS Media Writing and the Aurora Education Association.
Candidates are invited to attend the forum. The first hour will find them answering questions with moderators Angie Miller, a high school media specialist, and Bill Baker, president of the Aurora Rotary Club.
The second hour will include an information meet and greet with patrons. Refreshments will be served. All interested members of the public are invited to attend.
Here are the candidates.  Please find more information about our School Board candidates by clicking the names below:
Melanie Mayberry


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—Margaret Mead


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Superintendent's Message

Each year I look forward to the start of school. There is something special about the fresh start and the arrival of a new year. We hope that this is an exceptional year for our students and we want ...more


March 6 - 1/2 day Dismissal

March 13-16 - March break -
No School

March 20 - 1/2 day Dismissal

March 27 - 1/2 day Dismissal

April 3-6 - April break -
No School

April 10 - 1/2 day Dismissal

April 17 - 1/2 day Dismissal

April 24 - 1/2 day Dismissal

May 1 - 1/2 day Dismissal

May 8 - 1/2 day Dismissal

May 15 - 1/2 day Dismissal


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