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Aurora R-VIII SBG 2012-2013
SBG Parent Presentation
Tammy VonRohr (on the left) and Debbie Bozek (on the right) of the Aurora Quilters Guild presented bags to Hollie Stapleton (Pate Nurse-on the far left) and Karen Bader (Pate Counselor-on the far right) be distributed to students. We would like to thank the Aurora Quilters Guild for their support of students and Bright Futures.
Jack Henry & Associates (Monett headquarters) participated in a fundraising event during the summer months where $1 a day provided associates the privilege of wearing shorts and flip-flops to work. This event, combined with a special breakfast fundraiser, raised $6,000 to support six local public schools with their backpack programs. Aurora, Cassville, Monett, Mount Vernon, Pierce City, and Purdy will each receive $1,000.
THANK YOU JACK HENRY & ASSOCIATES!!
“Stuff the Bus 2012”
“Stuff the Bus 2012” was a HUGE success!! We were able to stuff one of the buses completely full of boxes/bags and received $600.00 in donations. So far, Aurora Bright Futures has provided approximately 150 backpacks full of school supplies to students in need.
Special Thanks to Wal-Mart, Price Cutter, Dollar General, and Modern Variety for allowing us to put buses on their parking lots. Thanks to the bus drivers who volunteered their time to bring the buses and pick them up. Thanks to Church on the Rock members who staffed the bus at Modern Variety and to First Baptist Church members who staffed the bus at Wal-Mart. Both groups stayed at the site all day long. Thanks to all the other volunteers who staffed the buses at Dollar General and Price Cutter.
It was a long hot day and I could not have done it without all the help and support from the community! This is what it is all about…..working together to help our kids in Aurora have a brighter future. Again, my sincere gratitude and thanks!
Loralee Vaught-Bright Futures Coordinator
*All meetings are held in the Media Center at the High School (305 W. Prospect) from 4:00-5:00 pm. Door prizes and refreshments will be provided.
Thursday, September 6, 2012
District Mission/Vision—Dan Decker, Dr. Billy Redus and Kevin Kultgen
School Website/Talk About It Program
Thursday, October 11, 2012
AYP and APR—Dr. Billy Redus and Dan Decker
Standards Based Grading
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Professional Learning Communities/RTI— Dr. Shawn Page, Allison Murphy-Pope & Dan Decker
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Missouri Reading Initiative —Dr. Joana King & David Mais
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Special Services Programs/Alternative School/Preschool - Dr. Brenda Lakin, Dr. Billy Redus & Alternative School Staff
Thursday, February 7, 2013
1:1 Computer Initiative/Flexible Scheduling —Kevin Kultgen, Dan Decker & Dr. Billy Redus
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Facilities Assessment and Discussion —Dan Decker, Dan Teague, & Kevin Creed
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Financial Plan—Dan Decker
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Summer Activities—Dr. Billy Redus, Dan Decker, & others
Many people have heard the old saying, “The third time is a charm.” For me, that saying is true. As I assume the position of Aurora R-VIII Assistant Superintendent, it includes my third time ...more
Published April 25, 2012 / FoxNews.com
Is Detroit looking for interns?
A group of junior high school students from Missouri have built a car that gets 358 mpg.
Under the guidance of their industrial technology instructor, Marcus Reynolds, the seventh and eighth graders from Aurora Jr. High School used their creation to win the Missouri SuperMileage Challenge, competing against teams made up of older high school students.
The single-seat car weighs about 100 pounds and is powered by a 1.3 hp 35 cc Robin/Subaru motor that is typically used on motorized bicycles. A custom two-speed gearbox was built for the car and its streamlined corrugated plastic bodywork designed using scale models shaped in a small wind tunnel at the school.
At the event, the car was tested over 10 laps around a .48 mile-long highway patrol training track that incorporated several elevation changes and a 180 degree hairpin turn. The driver used the “pulse and glide” method for fuel efficient driving, which involves short bursts of acceleration followed by long periods of coasting off the power.
Next year Reynolds will be moving with several of his students to Aurora’s high school where he hopes to raise enough money to enter a car in prestigious Shell Eco Marathon against college teams from across the country. If they make it, the kids from Aurora will need to step up their game, the current world record for fuel economy is 15,212 mpg, set at an Eco Marathon event in France in 2005.
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2012/04/25/junior-high-school-students-build-358-mpg-car/#ixzz1t4vPQLgW