Waldo Middle School

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

Office Hours
(Horario de oficina):
7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Address (Dirección):
56 Jackson St
Aurora IL, 60505

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Waldo MS 2016 - 17 Student Schedule Pick-up


Waldo Middle School students may pick-up their class schedule for the 2016 - 17 school year during the times and dates listed below. Parents are welcome to attend, but it is not required.


Tuesday, August 16th  from 12 pm to 3 pm


Wednesday, August 17th  from 4 pm to 7 pm


Friday, August 19th  from 9 am to 12 pm



Free meals available during East Aurora summer school

   All children 18 years or younger can receive free meals this summer in East Aurora School District 131 buildings thanks to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

   Meals will be served in most buildings while the District is hosting summer school. The program started June 13 and will run through July 21. Each school will have a color flier on the main door, notifying residents of the meal times for breakfast and lunch.

   All local children, 18 years and younger, are eligible for the healthy breakfast and lunch meals. Meals must be eaten in the school. Small children must be accompanied by an adult or older sibling who will be responsible for them.

   To find a summer meals site close to you, call (800) 359-2163, text “FOODIL” to 877877, or go to SummerMealsIllinois.org. The USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.


Community invited to see Grammy-nominated Sones de México Ensemble play free concert at East High at 6 p.m. June 21

  Sones de México Ensemble, a Grammy-nominated folk music group, will play a free concert at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 21, in the Hawks Auditorium at East Aurora High School, 500 Tomcat Lane. The community is invited to see the live performance of “Beyond the Music: A Musical Geography of Mexico” which will give a musical tour of 10 regions in Mexico. A flier for the event can be found here.

   Sones de México Ensemble is a Chicago folk music ensemble that specializes in Mexican ‘son’ music, including the styles of chilenas, gustos, huapango, and son jarcoho. The group was formed in 1994 and is based in Chicago.

   Sones de México Ensemble has created many original arrangements of traditional Mexican tunes. They have toured internationally and released six albums, including the Grammy-nominated Esta Tierra Es Tuya (This Land is Your Land).

   The show is sponsored in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Chicago Community Trust. It is presented in collaboration with www.makemuscichicago.org.


Spots are available in 5th/6th grade jump start program

There are spot open for the fifth/sixth grade Jump Start Program that runs from Aug. 1 - Aug. 12 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. The goals of the program are to prepare students for 6th grade, learn leadership skills to start your year off right, and organize and adjust to a new school.

Elementary principals can recommend additional students. Contact the building office for more information

(630) 299-8400


East Aurora will stagger 2016-17 start, end times for school levels

UPDATED: 8/9/2016

East Aurora School District 131 will change the some schools’ starting and ending times for the 2016-17 school year. See below for 2016-17 school day:

Pre-K half day (Early Childhood Center, Child Service Center, Oak Park, Johnson, Gates)

Morning: 8:10 a.m. to 10:40 a.m.

Afternoon: 11:40 a.m. to 2:10 p.m.

Benavides Kindergarten & Pre-K full day (Benavides Kindergarten Center, O'Donnell)

8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Late start will be 8:55 a.m. on Tuesdays

Elementary school

8:20 a.m. to 2:50 p.m.

Late start will be 9:10 a.m. on Tuesdays

Middle school and Magnet Academy

8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

High school

7:55 a.m. to 3:04 p.m.

  Late start at the high school will be 8:55 a.m. on Tuesdays. There will be no late start at the other levels. *Correction: See above for late start times for Kindergarten, Pre-K, and Elementary late start times.  

When the East Aurora Council IFT/AFT Local 604 contract was approved in April, it included a commitment to studying the possibility of staggering the start of elementary, middle, and high school days, so parents with students at more than one level can more easily drop off students.


Waldo Newspaper Club releases Wildcat Chronicles 2016 Final Edition

The final issue of the school newspaper is available to be viewed here; however, due to the company that was used to publish the newspaper going out of business, it is now on Mrs. Boyenga's Teacher website. Each page has to be viewed individually.  The Newspaper Club is currently seeking new avenues for publishing the newspaper digitally next school year. Thank you for your support and have a terrific summer.

Read Principal Katula's June 2016 Message

Be sure to read Principal Katula's June message here. It contains information about end of the year activities, summer school, and curriculum.

View the IL Attorney General's Office: Digital Safety & Citizenship E-Newsletter

View the IL Attorney General's Office: Digital Safety & Citizenship E-Newsletter here. This is a great resource for technology and internet safety. Be sure to check it out.

Sandra Katula

Jonathan Simpson

Assistant Principal

Wilson Morales

Assistant Principal

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