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):

Attendance (Asistencia):

Cross Country Season

6th, 7th and 8th grade boys and girls, there will be an informational meeting for cross country on August 29th at 3:15pm in room 440. Practice will begin Tuesday at 3:15pm. Everyone is welcome, no experience needed. 

All athletes will need an updated physical on file to participate.

Please see coach Mueller with any questions or concerns Room 440 (Art Room)

or Coach Smith in the councelors office.

Student Schedule Pick Up

 schedule pick up dates

6th grade 8/15 8-12(noon) 1-4pm

7th grade 8/16 8-12(noon) 1-4pm

8th grade 8/17 8-12(noon) 1-4pm

*Parents must be present at schedule pick up, parent paperwork must be signed during schedule pick up.* Thank you!

2016-17 6th,7th and 8th grade supply list

 6th, 7th, 8th grade

4 dry erase markers

1 package colored markers

1 package highlighters (light colors)

24 #2 pencils

1 package colored pencils

12 pens (black or blue)

1 individual pencil sharpener

1 pencil case

2 packages 3-inch Post-It notes

1 3-ring binder

1 package notebook dividers

5 folders (2 pockets)

1 package 200 sheet college ruled loose-leaf paper

1 package graph paper

1 package multi-colored construction paper

4 3-subject spiral notebooks

1 package 3x5 ruled index cards

2 boxes of tissues

1 book bag (large enough to hold standard folders)

1 sock or rag (to use as eraser)

1 glue stick

1 bottle white school glue

1 pair of scissors

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 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


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.


Thank You

 We just want to say THANK YOU!

Simmons Middle School

Mechelle Patterson

John Young

Assistant Principal

Jacqueline Gibson

Assistant Principal

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