Cowherd Middle School

School Day
(Horario escolar):
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Office Hours
(Horario de oficina):
7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Address (Dirección):
441 N. Farnsworth Ave.
Aurora IL, 60505

Phone (Teléfono central):

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Board of Education Approves Fiscal Year 2017 Budget

 The East Aurora School District 131 Board of Education approved the Fiscal Year 2017 budget on Monday, September 19, 2016. The fiscal year 2017 budget is published on the district website and can be viewed here. The fiscal year began on July 1, 2016, and runs through June 30, 2017. The Board heard detailed presentations of each department’s budget at committee meetings before final approval by the Board of Education.

Immunizations and School Physicals Must be Current by October 15

Attention all EA families! Please make SURE you have all immunizations and complete physicals as required turned in before October 15th. Without this important documentation your child will be excluded from school. Also, all Medicaid eligible families, touch base with your medical providers. Medicaid coverage will change as of October 1st and impact your access to healthcare and meeting school health requirements.

For questions, please contact your school's Nurse's office.

Attention: All 6th Grade Students

All 6th grade students are required by the state of Illinois to have a physical exam, tdap vaccine, meningitis vaccine, and their second varicella vaccine turned in to their home school by October 15th. Any students who do not have these forms submitted by October 15th will not be able to attend school until the forms are received.

The school health office is open daily from 8-3. You can send the forms to school with your child and have them bring them to the main office.

Debido al mandato del estado de Illinois, todos los estudiantes de 6to grado deben tener un examen físico, vacuna tdap, vacuna contra el meningitis y su segunda vacuna contra la varicela para el dia 15 de octubre. Cualquier estudiante que no cumpla con este requisto para esta fecha no podrá asistir a la escuela hasta que se reciba estos formularios.

La oficina de salud escolar está abierta diariamente de 8-3. Pueden enviar las formas con su hijo (a)a la oficina de la escuela.

Cowherd Peace Jam raises $430 for Communities in Schools

On September 16th, Cowherd students paid $1 to be out of dress code and help raise money for Communities in Schools.  Communities in Schools connects resrouces from local businesses, social service agencies, health care providers and volunteers with students in schools all over the country.  The fundraiser was sponsored by Cowherd Middle School’s Peace Jam.

Find more information at 

Create A Piece of Art for Peace: Participate in PeaceJam @ East Aurora Peace of Art Hexagon Project

 PeaceJam @ East Aurora invites the EASD 131 Community to participate in Peace of Art Hexagon Project by creating a piece of art for peace. All ages are encouraged to print out the hexagon (link) and use it as a template to creatively show your vision of PEACE. You may use text, storytelling, collage, poetry, paint, drawing materials, 3-D materials or digital. Hexagons can be submitted to: Sue-z Bruno, Gates School, 800 7th Avenue, Aurora, IL 60505 by September 28, 2016.

The work will be joined together and be displayed in the Silverplate building, a Vacant Window Project in downtown Aurora. Log your work on Contact: PeaceJam is an international non-profit organization that has 13 Nobel Peace Prize Winners who have committed to mentoring youth. PeaceJam creates young leaders committed to positive change in themselves, their communities and the world. Learn more at

Calling All Car Enthusiasts: Forgotten Teens Car Show September 24

Do you have a car you like to show off? Or a vehicle you’ve invested a lot of time and money into you want to show off? Are you a car enthusiast who enjoys exhaust fumes or enjoy talking to people about their rides? East Aurora DECA will be holding their third annual car show to benefit the Forgotten Teens Project on Saturday, September 24 at Goody’s Restaurant in Aurora. The show will run from 9 am until 3 pm with registration ending at 12 Noon.

DECA started the Forgotten Teens Project nearly 20 years ago as a way to make sure their fellow Tomcats would have a Merry Christmas. Students who are homeless or facing other hardships are anonymously presented with Christmas gifts purchased through funds raised by East Aurora DECA members as a way to remember the season is about giving. Last year we were able to assist 70 students with $45 gift cards. This year we will focus on assisting our homeless population which has grown from 10-25 students in the past three years as they are truly forgotten by society.

DECA will hold the show at Goody’s Restaurant on the corner of North Farnsworth and East Indian Trail. Parking for show participants will be available in the field next to Goody’s and entry through the Old Second Parking Lot on Reckinger Street is available. Motorcycles are welcome, and trophies will be awarded to the Top 10, Best of Show, Club Choice, and Best Holiday Theme. Cash giveaways and prizes will be awarded and food available. Registration is $10 per registered vehicle and donations are accepted. Spectators are welcome to come out and enjoy the event! For more information please contact DECA advisor Mark Lyons at mlyons@d131 or by phone at 630-997-6982. Come out and enjoy music, food, and cars with DECA’s Forgotten Teens Car Show at Goody’s Restaurant in Aurora on Saturday, September 24.

Cowherd's September Newsletter

 This issue of the Cowherd Parent Newsletter includes a schedule of events, information on dress code requirements and bullying prevention, and a note to parents.  Do not forget to check out the "Meet the New Assistant Principal" portion of the newsletter, too!

Cowherd Morning Student Drop-off

This year, in order to assist with students’ safety, we are requesting that NO students be dropped off on Grove St or Farnsworth Ave. Students arriving for breakfast should use Door 3. Students should be dropped off on the sidewalk side of the school. Please do not park or drop off in the far right lane.

Este año para ayudar con la seguridad de los estudiantes, estamos solicitando que NO deje a los estudiantes sobre la calle Grove o Farnsworth. Los estudiantes que lleguen al desayuno deben usar la puerta 3. Debe dejar al estudiante en la banqueta de la escuela. Por favor, no se estacione o deje al estudiante en el carril de la derecha.

Entry doors for students are as follows: Las puertas de entrada para el estudiante son las siguientes:

If your math teacher is… Enter using door…  Si su maestro(a) de matemáticas es… Use la puerta…

  • Weber/Gerhard/Balsano  -  Door 7
  • Boehning/Hill  -  Door 4
  • McCabe/Ocampo/Carpenter/Wright  -  Door 3
  • Wallbaum  -  Door 25
  • Gonzalez/Wargo/Cerutti/Galow/Wiacek  -  Door 23

If you math teacher is not listed (No está en la lista)  -  Door 1.



Crystal England

Margaret Boyd

Assistant Principal

Sean Flauter

Assistant Principal

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