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Aurora IL, 60505

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East Aurora High School 2016 graduation will be broadcast live on District website

AURORA - Family and friends of the East Aurora High School class of 2016 will be able to watch the ceremony live if they are unable to attend the ceremony in person. The Internet broadcast of the graduation ceremony will be found at: http://tv.d131.org/Live/index.asp More information about high school graduation is available here.

   The high school’s graduation ceremony is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. Friday, May 27, in the Northern Illinois University Convocation Center, 1525 W. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb. This is the first year that East Aurora High School will hold graduation at Northern Illinois University. More information about moving the ceremony is available here.

   Only visitors with graduation tickets will be allowed into the Convocation Center. Students will receive tickets at Thursday’s mandatory graduation rehearsal.

   The valedictorian for the Class of 2016 is Erik Strand and the salutatorian is Jazmine Reyes.

Students bused to ceremony

   It is mandatory that all East Aurora High School graduates ride buses to Northern Illinois University together. Graduates must report to Door 15 of East Aurora High School for the bus. The bus will depart at exactly 4:15 p.m.

   Students will have the option of riding back to the high school on buses or with their families. Any students who want to return on the bus needed to pre-register for the return trip.

There are no more friends and family bus tickets available. Every person who is going to ride the family bus needed to purchase a ticket. Those tickets are good for a round trip to and from the Convocation Center. The friends and family buses will pull away from East Aurora High, 500 Tomcat Lane, at 5:15 p.m. sharp on Friday, May 27.

   Free busing will be provided for all band, chorus, and NJROTC cadets who are part of the graduation ceremony.

 



Volunteers, donations needed for May 21 food drive to help needy children

  Staff, students, and community members can now volunteer to assist with the May 21 mobile food pack at East Aurora High School. Volunteers can register at: https://www.fmsc.org/mobilepack/events Feed My Starving Children is hosting the event, where volunteers will pack thousands of meals for hungry children.

  To register, find “Aurora” in the Illinois list of events. Then, choose the “Volunteer to pack” yellow button on the left side of the page, and follow the prompts to sign up for a shift.

   The event is an opportunity for members of the community to work with East Aurora students to package meals for malnourished children. Students can earn community service hours for participating in the two-hour Saturday shifts (10 a.m. to noon, 1 to 3 p.m., 4 to 6 p.m., 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.). There are also volunteers need for a set-up shift from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 20.

Fundraiser could add meals

   At this time, East Aurora School District 131 has raised funds for a partial pack. However, there is an opportunity to do a full pack, creating more than 100,000 meals. The District’s goal is to raise $7,000 for a full pack, with matching dollars provided by the Dunham Fund.

   The District is looking for donors to help sponsor the cost of bringing in the food and setting up the event. To donate, visit our mobile pack website above or go to: www.gofundme.com/FMSCEAHS

About the pack

   A mobile pack involves community members taking large quantities of raw food supplies and repackaging them into boxed meals that are distributed to children in need around the world. The meals contain critical nutrients for child development and help speed the recovery from malnourishment and illness. Food from Feed My Starving Children has been used in orphanages, schools, clinics, and feeding programs to break the cycle of poverty in more than 70 countries.

   The mobile pack is being organized by East Aurora High School math teacher and Community Service Advisor Stacy Conrad. If you have questions, please contact Conrad at sconrad01@d131.org or one of the high school's parent liaisons at (630) 299-8174 or (630) 299-8040. About 160 volunteers are needed for each shift.

   To learn more about Feed My Starving Children, go to: http://fmsc.org/home



Final issue of Tomcat News for 2015/2016

 Check out the LAST ISSUE of the year at www.tomcatnews.com

Our students put a lot of hard work into this one, so please show your support by visiting the site and taking a look around! (Also encourage your students to take a look!)

In this issue, you'll find:

- Coverage of pep assemblies, prom, and upcoming presidential election

- Interviews with our top 10 students

- A matching game using freshmen and senior yearbook pictures (Thanks, Mr. Ross!)

... and much more!



Graduation rehearsal on May 26

 All seniors that are planning to attend the graduation ceremony MUST attend the graduation rehearsal on Thursday, May 26, 2016. Seniors, if you do not attend the graduation rehearsal, you will not be allowed to walk in the graduation ceremony the next day. All graduates must report to the Hawks Auditorium at 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 26th. Graduation rehearsal will begin promptly at 1:15 p.m. on that day.



Upcoming golf outings will support Tomcat Golf Team (June 1), Cuba trip (July 2), Aurora East Educational Foundation (July 7)

   Golfers will have three opportunities to hit the links while supporting East Aurora students this summer. On June 1, the East Aurora boys golf team will host a fundraising tournament at Phillips Park Golf Course in Aurora. On July 2, the General Mills Annual Golf Outing at Orchard Valley Golf Course will support the East Aurora High School student trip to Cuba. Finally, the Aurora East Educational Foundation will host its 15th annual golf outing on Thursday, July 7, at the Phillips Park Golf Course.

   More information about each outing is below.

June 1: Tomcat Golf Outing at Phillips Park to support boys golf

   The Tomcat golf team will host a four-person, best-ball, 9-hole tournament on Wednesday, June 1, at Phillips Park Golf Course. Tickets are $36, which includes a golf cart. The event will celebrate the end of the school year and support the East Aurora High School boys golf team.

   To sign up, contact Coach Megan Rodriguez in room 149 in East Aurora High School or at mrodriguez04@d131.org. A flier for the event can be found here. Any individuals who sign up will be put into a four-person group. The deadline to register is May 27.

   Phillips Park Golf Course is located on Ray Moses Drive in Aurora, near the intersection of Hill Avenue and Montgomery Road.

July 2: General Mills Golf Outing at Orchard Valley Golf Course to support student trip to Cuba

   On Saturday, July 2, the General Mills Annual Golf Outing at Orchard Valley Golf Course in Aurora will support a 2017 East Aurora High School student trip to Cuba. The deadline to register is June 18. For registration and payment information, contact East Aurora High School teacher Simon Rodriguez at srodriguez01@d131.org or (630) 299-4462. A flier is available here.

   The $78 entry fee includes unlimited range balls, a round of golf, lunch at the turn, two hours of open bar, and appetizers. There will be prizes for long drive, closest to the pin, and longest putt. There will also be a one-year golf membership raffled off, as well as vacation prizes for a hole in one.

   Rodriguez is leading a group that is hoping to bring a dozen students to Cuba for nine days in 2017. The tour will be paid for by students and community fundraising. While in Cuba, the students are expected to visit community organizations, meet University of Havana students, and participate in cultural experiences. The tour will be run through EF Educational Tours.

   To donate to the trip, go to: www.gofundme.com/eacuba2017

July 7: Aurora East Educational Foundation Golf Outing at Phillips Park

   The Aurora East Educational Foundation will host its 15th annual golf outing on Thursday, July 7, at the Phillips Park Golf Course.

   The golf outing is a major fundraiser for the Educational Foundation, which supports teachers and students in East Aurora School District 131. Proceeds from the golf outing will be used to benefit literacy projects and programs in the District.

   The entry fee for a single golfer begins at $125, or $450 for a foursome. The entry fee includes: 18 holes of golf, a cart, a box lunch, refreshments, and dinner.

   Reservations are due July 1. The registration form and more information can be found here.

   There are also opportunities to be an event sponsor, or buy a place for your sign to be put near one of the golf holes, driving range, putting green or on the beverage cart.

   Check-in for the golf outing begins at 11 a.m., with lunch to follow, and a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. Dinner will be served at the conclusion of the golf rounds and prizes will follow dinner.

   Phillips Park Golf Course is located on Ray Moses Drive in Aurora, near the intersection of Hill Avenue and Montgomery Road.

   For questions about the Golf Outing, contact Rhonda Mont at (630) 896-4678 or go to www.d131.org/aeef.asp .



Grading update: East Aurora School District 131 has corrected third-quarter 2015-16 grades

  East Aurora School District 131 has corrected all the 2015-16 third-quarter grades affected by the grade miscalculation error and updated the grades in the online grading system. Any affected students will receive a face-to-face meeting with staff by Friday, May 13. Many affected students have already had a meeting. At the same time, the District is close to correcting all grades that were improperly calculated since the second semester of the 2012-13 school year.

Grading issue background

   The District has been working to identify and correct hundreds of high school grades that were improperly calculated over seven semesters. The error occurred in multiple subject areas with multiple teachers. The District is taking immediate steps to correct the most pressing issues and ensure that 2016 graduation is not affected while maintaining a long-term commitment to addressing the systemic failures.

   Progress reports that were mailed home last week showed corrected fourth-quarter progress grades. The District has written a script that will prevent the error from occurring again.

   Any current students who will be affected by a grade change will have a face-to-face meeting with a staff member. The guardians of all students will also be contacted. Any affected current or former students will receive a free, corrected transcript. Students can receive a corrected report card upon request.

Students will be contacted about any grade changes

   Grades prior to the 2015-16 fourth quarter will not be changed to a lower grade. If students are not contacted for a face-to-face meeting with a staff member, their grades were unaffected.

   The District deeply regrets the significant problems caused by these issues. The District will ensure that any student who should have received a higher grade will have their scores corrected in District records and any official transcripts. The District pledges to work toward correcting as many of the additional inconveniences caused by this issue as possible.

   The current focus is on ensuring all errors that could affect the current high school students are corrected. As soon as those issues are resolved, the District will determine which middle school grades may have been affected by the same miscalculation error.

When these immediate issues are corrected, the District will be looking at where the system failed and how this can be prevented from happening again.

   An updated letter went home to all East Aurora students Thursday. An updated fact sheet has been posted on the District’s website, www.d131.org.



Staff, community invited to Tomcat Golf Outing at Phillips Park on June 1

   The Tomcat golf team will host a four-person, best-ball, 9-hole tournament on Wednesday, June 1, at Phillips Park Golf Course. Tickets are $36, which includes a golf cart. The event will celebrate the end of the school year and support the East Aurora High School boys golf team. To sign up, contact Coach Megan Rodriguez in room 149 in East Aurora High School or at mrodriguez04@d131.org. A flier for the event can be found here. Any individuals who sign up will be put into a four-person group. The deadline to register is May 27.

   Phillips Park Golf Course is located on Ray Moses Drive in Aurora, near the intersection of Hill Avenue and Montgomery Road.

  Golfers will have three opportunities to hit the links while supporting East Aurora students this summer. On June 1, the East Aurora boys golf team will host a fundraising tournament at Phillips Park Golf Course in Aurora. On July 2, the General Mills Annual Golf Outing at Orchard Valley Golf Course will support the East Aurora High School student trip to Cuba. Finally, the Aurora East Educational Foundation will host its 15th annual golf outing on Thursday, July 7, at the Phillips Park Golf Course.



July 2 golf outing at Orchard Valley Golf Course will support student trip to Cuba

  On Saturday, July 2, the General Mills Annual Golf Outing at Orchard Valley Golf Course in Aurora will support a 2017 East Aurora High School student trip to Cuba. The deadline to register is June 18. For registration and payment information, contact East Aurora High School teacher Simon Rodriguez at srodriguez01@d131.org or (630) 299-4462.

  The $78 entry fee includes unlimited range balls, a round of golf, lunch at the turn, two hours of open bar, and appetizers. There will be prizes for long drive, closest to the pin, and longest putt. There will also be a one-year golf membership raffled off, as well as vacation prizes for a hole in one.

   Rodriguez is leading a group that is hoping to bring a dozen students to Cuba for nine days in 2017. The tour will paid for by students and community fundraising. While in Cuba, the students are expected to visit community organizations, meet University of Havana students, and participate in artistic cultural experiences. The tour will be run through EF Educational Tours.

To donate to the trip, go to: www.gofundme.com/eacuba2017

 


 

 
Anthony Crespo
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