EAHS German Honor Society Induction Ceremony
The East Aurora High School German Honor Society invites you to attend it's annual German Honor Society Induction ceremony. The ceremony will be held on Wedenday, May 4, 2016 at 6:00PM in the Main Cafeteria of East Aurora High School. Please join us in honoring our students. Cake and refreshments will be served after the ceremony.
Community invited to celebrate Cinco de Mayo on May 5 at Simmons Middle School
The public is invited to attend a free Cinco de Mayo celebration on Thursday, May 5, at Simmons Middle School, 1130 Sheffer Road. The celebration will take place from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the middle school.
Visitors will be able to watch student and community groups dance and sing. There will be children games for 25 cents. Food and drinks will be sold at the event.
Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of heritage and pride. It commemorates the 1862 Battle of Puebla through dance and the coming together of the community.
The flier for the event can be viewed here.
April 29, 2016: Brief lockdown at East Aurora High School
At around 1:45 Friday, April 29, 2016, the high school was put on a soft lockdown for a threat that was found written inside the school. During a soft lockdown, students can move within their classroom, but they cannot leave their room, and no one can enter or leave the building.
When the threat was reported, the school immediately implemented its emergency procedures and police were called to investigate. Within 15 minutes, police determined there was no safety risk and advised school officials to end the soft lockdown.
Police continue to investigate who made the threat, but police school officials that there are no ongoing safety concerns at the school. The rest of our school day went on as normal.
If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact the main office.
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 email@example.com 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
Saturday, April 30: East Aurora GreenLab Craft and Plant Sale at Magnet Academy
The East Aurora GreenLab Craft and Plant Sale will be held from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday, April 30, in the Magnet Academy, 157 N. Root Street, Aurora. The Craft and Plant Sale is open to the public. Tomato plants and pepper plants will also be available for purchase at $5 per container.
Flower bulbs can be ordered at the April 30 sale, or ordered online through Flower Power fundraising here. Flower bulbs will ship directly to your home.
Commemorative paving stones will be available to be ordered. More information on the East Aurora GreenLab is available at www.d131.org/greenlab
Saturday, April 30: Upstate Eight badminton tournament at East High
East Aurora High School is hosting the Upstate 8 Badminton Tournament, which began Thursday. The doubles portion of the tournament was completed Thursday.
The singles tournament will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday in the Kivisto Gymnasium and Ponquinette Fieldhouse at East Aurora High School, 500 Tomcat Lane. Awards will be handed out for singles and doubles play at approximately 2 p.m.
Saturday, April 30: Aurora Homeownership Expo at East Aurora High School
The amenities that make Aurora a great place for families to live will be front and center during the 3rd Annual Experience Aurora Homeownership Expo on Saturday. The Expo will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 30, at East Aurora High School, 500 Tomcat Lane, with free food and entertainment for visitors.
Trolley tours of 10 downtown homes will be given and realtors and bankers will be on hand to help potential buyers find the perfect house. More information here.
Tuesday, May 3: Free Navigating Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals workshop at Waldo Middle School
East Aurora School District 131 will host a free workshop for parents and students on navigating Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and other forms of relief for undocumented students and immigrant families. The workshop will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3, at Waldo Middle School, 56 Jackson Street.
Workshop topics will include: defining key terms, state and national demographics, eligibility requirements for DACA applicants, steps for applying to DACA, post-secondary and legal resources, and best practices for school staff working with students and immigrant families.
RSVP with Qoc’avib Revolorio at firstname.lastname@example.org or (630) 280-0265. For more information, contact Alfred Morales at email@example.com or (630) 299-7266.