Aurora Day School Annual Picnic

The Aurora Day School picnic was an awesome day for our staff, students and families. It is always such a pleasure to get to know our families and spend some FUN time with them! Visit our website to learn more about Aurora Day School

2019-06-11T11:16:46-04:00June 11th, 2019|

Autism Night Phoenix Suns Game

Aurora Day School staff and students arrived at the Suns Autism Night right when the doors opened at the arena. Once in, our first group of parents and students enjoyed free food and drinks at the Suns Gorilla Greenhouse play area. Students and their families got to enjoy free video games and indoor basketball hoops for all sizes and ages. After the kids and their families ate, our whole group of participants were escorted to our sideline VIP seats to enjoy pregame warm ups for both teams. When the pregame presentations started, two of our students got to partake [...]

2019-06-11T11:16:59-04:00June 4th, 2019|

Engineering Project

Our students did an amazing job participating in our engineering project! Many items were donated for this project from parents, students and staff. Students used their creative imaginations and put together some amazing robots! All projects were displayed and each student wrote a description of their robot. Our students never cease to amaze us with their creativity! Visit our website to learn more about Aurora Day School

2019-06-11T10:48:29-04:00May 14th, 2019|

Science Class Dissection

The freshmen of Aurora Day School performed the school's first dissection. The class science project was to identify the organs of the rat. With our safety gear on and scallops in hand we performed surgery. The 9th graders did a wonderful job and were very responsible while making these dissection cuts in the name of science. The entire experience was a great success. Visit our website to learn more about Aurora Day School

2019-06-11T11:07:06-04:00May 8th, 2019|

Junior High News

A new student from junior high enjoys his first time at the horse ranch grooming a horse before having the opportunity to ride it. A student from junior high class joined students from high school and attended a cake decorating class at a culinary school. Students received a certificate that will eventually help them get a job in the area of pastry decorating! Great job everyone! Visit our website to learn more about Aurora Day School

2019-06-11T11:10:22-04:00May 7th, 2019|

Aurora Day School holds prom for students with autism in Peoria

Good Morning AZ visited the Aurora Day School on Friday April 26th to take in the sights and sounds of their 2019 Prom! The students were so excited to be able to celebrate their prom together and everyone worked hard on the theme "A Night In Paris" as well as on decorations. “It’s so important because many of our kids don’t take part in their home school proms so we are really excited to be able to put this event on for them." – RoxAnne Williford, Director, Aurora Day School Read the Story

2019-04-27T22:08:14-04:00April 27th, 2019|

Visiting the Phoenix Herpatological Society [video]

Our students had a wonderful time visiting the Phoenix Herpetological Sanctuary. We'd like to thank  PAL Experiences for sending us on this great trip and preparing us in advance with a wonderful PAL Place video. Click below to see the video of our students on AZ Family CBS 5. Visit our website to learn more about Aurora Day School

2019-04-25T22:42:42-04:00April 25th, 2019|

Herpetological Sanctuary

This month Aurora Day School high school classes were generously gifted with a free trip to the Phoenix Herpetological Sanctuary, which is the largest reptile sanctuary in the United States. Students had the opportunity to learn about animals common in Arizona, as well as some not-so-common animals. Our students learned about the dangers of keeping exotic pets, and all of the difficult work that goes into caring for these often large and potentially harmful creatures. Students also learned about the importance of the sanctuary's work in promoting the conservation and preservation of native and non-native reptiles through education, rehabilitation, [...]

2019-06-11T10:52:33-04:00April 25th, 2019|

Elementary News

Elementary has had a busy April filled with a lot of fun activities! The students were able to enjoy going to Rio Vista for our Annual Picnic. Elementary students were also able to increase their i-ready percentages and scores by earning stickers each week for an off-campus treat! Each student worked hard to achieve this goal. Lastly, we were able to end the month with a great lesson by Ms. Chelsea about our feelings and emotions at horse therapy. We are super excited for the last month of school! Visit our [...]

2019-06-11T11:01:54-04:00April 24th, 2019|

Jr. High Gardening

Junior high students are proud to pose after seeing results from the science class garden. It was a very cold winter and they thought they were not going get any crops this year.  However, the radishes turned out big and healthy! Carrots, lettuce and cilantro are still not ready.  Hoping they are just as successful! Visit our website to learn more about Aurora Day School

2019-04-06T21:42:15-04:00April 6th, 2019|