Simmons Middle School
 
 
 

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

Office Hours
(Horario de oficina):
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

 

Address (Dirección):
1130 Sheffer Rd.
Aurora IL, 60505

Phone (Teléfono central):
630-299-4150

Attendance (Asistencia):
630-299-4199


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

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.

Pre-K full day (O’Donnell)

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

Kindergarten. pre-K full day (Benavides Kindergarten Center)

8:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.

Elementary school

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

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.

   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.

 



Thank You

 We just want to say THANK YOU!

Simmons Middle School



Upward Bound at NIU accept 6 Students from Simmons!

 Upward Bound based at NIU has accepted these 8th graders into their summer program!

Felix Alanis

Jackie Sanchez

Abbie Ledezma

Rita Contreras

Kimberly Berry

Trinity Dean



Simmons Wins the Stock market game!

 Simmons Middle School Students Win in The Stock Market Game™

[Aurora, Illinois – After picking stocks that propelled them to the front of the class, students from Simmons took first and second place in the spring semester of The Stock Market GameÔ program’s online portfolio simulation. The 8th grade winning student teams competed in the grades 4-8 level in their geographic region, beating out over 187 other teams. Competition between student teams throughout Illinois drew to a close at the end of the spring session with the highest valued portfolios receiving awards.

The first place winning student team includes Juan Angel Avalos, Fabian Bermudez, and Rogelio Jimenez Nicasio. The second place winning student team includes Cecilia Calancha, Lizbeth Hurtado Reyes, Cynthia Reynoso, and Yarila Sosa. Regana Jones and her winning teams will be recognized with medals and award certificates at the 8th grade promotion May 31st.

Mrs. Jones’ second place students increased their original $100,000 cash to a final portfolio equity of $112,766.They outperformed the S & P 500 for the same period by 12.77 percent. Her first place team increased their portfolio equity to $116,017 which was a 16.02 percentage change.

The Stock Market Game™ (SMG) program is used in thousands of classrooms nationwide to help teach core academic subjects while emphasizing the importance of long-term saving and investing. Students work together in teams to conduct research, invest their hypothetical $100,000 cash account and manage their portfolio over time. Through their participation, student teams gain practical knowledge about the markets, learning such concepts as risk and diversification. While the students think they're playing a game, their teachers know they’re learning real-life economic and financial skills that will benefit them for years to come.

Teachers use the SMG program’s online educational resource library as a tool to enhance student engagement with math, language arts, social studies, business, and technology, while integrating investment concepts into their existing curriculum. The cross-curricular lessons and materials support both Illinois and national Common Core State Standards.

 

The SMG program, designed for grade 4-12 teachers and their students, is offered to Illinois teachers by Econ Illinois, a division of NIU Outreach, Engagement & Regional Development. Since its inception in Illinois in 1988, the SMG program has enrolled more than 610,000 Illinois students. Participation is offered without financial cost through numerous sponsorships. Nationally, the SMG is provided by the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA).

For more information, please contact Illinois Stock Market Game coordinator, Debbie Kerman at Econ Illinois, 815-753-0356 or visit the Econ Illinois web site, http://www.econed-il.org .



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 .


 
Mechelle Patterson
Principal

 
John Young

Assistant Principal

 
Jacqueline Gibson

Assistant Principal

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