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Tumbling Skills

The cheerleading squad is adding flair and excitement to their routines by working on tumbling skills. Visit our website to learn more about High Road School

2019-02-17T14:14:27+00:00February 8th, 2019|

Please Touch Museum Trip

The Autism Support Classroom went to visit the Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia, PA on Tuesday, February 5th. In preparation for the trip, students practiced valuable life skills while planning an outing to Wal Mart to purchase necessary groceries to pack lunches for their field trip. While at the Please Touch Museum, students were able to engage with the new Cents and Sensibility exhibit to put the money skills they have learned in the classroom to practice. In addition to the Cents and Sensibility exhibit, students worked their way through the museum exploring the interactive exhibits with their classmates [...]

2019-02-16T21:52:50+00:00February 7th, 2019|

Transitions Activities

Transitions for January 2019 was another start to a year of giving back to the community with our monthly food distribution here on our Aurora Day School campus. We served a little over 12 thousand pounds of food during our distribution this month. Students also worked in cloudy/ rainy conditions during the event, but that didn't stop our student's ambition to help others. We also started making jersey's for the Special Olympic team in our print shop. The jersey's will be ready for our basketball team in February. Visit our website to learn [...]

2019-02-16T21:21:36+00:00February 7th, 2019|

Phoenix Symphony

Aurora Day School and our sister campus, Sierra Academy, had the privilege of hearing a performance by representatives of the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra. The string ensemble not only played a variety of pieces, but they also taught the students different parameters of music including tempo, articulation, and dynamics. Some lucky students even had an opportunity to try conducting the chamber group! Following the performance, students from the High School 2 classroom were able to expand on the event by relating it to the concepts they have discussed in their Music Appreciation course. An enjoyable time was had by all, [...]

2019-02-16T21:20:00+00:00February 7th, 2019|

January Middle School News

Middle school has had a busy January! We have participated in horse therapy, a puppet show, and even a presentation from the Phoenix Symphony. The students have worked hard and earned incentives for completing their quarterly iReady diagnostic! What a great start to the new year! Visit our website to learn more about Aurora Day School

2019-02-16T13:56:42+00:00February 7th, 2019|

RISE Zoo Field Trip

Rise has been working hard on academics and daily living skills in the classroom. They were able to enjoy a trip World Wild Life Zoo towards the end of January. The students got to enjoy full of fun with the RISE staff and learning about different animals. Visit our website to learn more about Aurora Day School

2019-02-16T13:24:13+00:00February 7th, 2019|

SHINE Working on Vocational Skills

The Shine Classroom came into January ready to work on some new vocational skills.  We started an arts lab which is done weekly to create different jewelry items for sale and as gifts for people we love and care about. Every student in the Shine classroom completed their iReady assessments and earned higher scores showing growth for each student in the classroom!  We had a lot of fun completing hands-on projects and were excited to start 2019 running! Visit our website to learn more about Aurora Day School

2019-02-16T13:19:52+00:00February 7th, 2019|