Staff of the Month: Kirk

What impact has Kirk had on colleagues and students over the past month? Kirk immediately gained a positive rapport with some our most challenging students. He is always willing to help in the various classrooms and always has a teamwork attitude. Kirk has a great relationship with parents and all the staff members. If you need a smile and some quick wit just visit Kirk's classroom! His joyous personality and sense of humor is present each and every day. We are so very happy to have him as part of our Aurora family! You are appreciated, Kirk. [...]

2019-10-31T11:50:43-04:00October 31st, 2019|

Student of the Month: Joseph

What has Joseph accomplished over the past month to achieve Student of the Month? Joseph has worked very hard to earn his way to be a Gold Level student. He regularly volunteers to run daily errands for his teachers, such as; make copies, sweep the classroom, or help empty trash bins. Joseph has also been helping his peers stay on task during Math rotations by showing them examples of math problems during his free time. Joseph deserves this award for being a model student and an example of what it means to be on Gold Level. He [...]

2019-10-31T11:48:42-04:00October 31st, 2019|

Student of the Month: Lauren

What has Lauren accomplished over the past month to achieve Student of the Month? Lauren has been named Aurora Day School's Student of the Month. Lauren consistently displays kindness and respect to her peers and staff while juggling a full course load. Lauren has also started working an on-campus job and has been appointed as our yearbook photographer. Lauren’s staff has shared that Lauren has been unbelievably helpful and has shown true compassion to her fellow classmates this year. Lauren's continued success has been hard-earned, and the staff is very proud of her. Congratulations, Lauren! What is [...]

2019-10-31T11:46:26-04:00October 31st, 2019|

Staff of the Month: Robert Young

What impact has Robert had on colleagues and students over the past month? Robert has an unwavering dedication to students, staff, parents and program! In addition to being the Transitions Coordinator, he is also a Certified Trainer for NPCI, Assistant Supervisor and IT in training! Why did other staff members select Robert as Staff of the Month? Robert works tirelessly for all staff and students and always makes himself available for assistance. "Robert always goes the extra mile to secure transition services for all of our students and does not hesitate to include all the schools in [...]

2019-09-20T12:29:11-04:00September 20th, 2019|

Student of the Month: Valeria

Valeria is in High School 1. Since she has started the school year she has not missed any days, She has hit the ground running this year with her class work. She has participated in reading in front of the class out loud to all of her classmates and even working on the smart interactive board with her teacher and reading out loud the lessons on there. It appears from her peers that Valeria is coming out of her shell, as she will ask her peers for help and when they ask her a question she will [...]

2019-09-13T13:11:00-04:00September 13th, 2019|

Student of the Month: Julian

Julian was given student of the month for his helpfulness. He is willing to assist staff in various errands and jobs. Julian has assisted in collecting and taking out the trash. He also assisted at the food truck  and helping Mr. Lopez unload Fun Friday snacks. Julian is very helpful with moving chairs and shelves with peers. Overall, he is wonderful student who is kind and helpful soul. Visit our website to learn more about Aurora Day School

2019-09-19T21:46:20-04:00August 29th, 2019|

Staff of the Month: Mindy Link

What impact has Mindy had on colleagues and students over the past month? Mindy is receiving this award for her initiative and talent in supervising the on-campus job, Coffee Cart. Mindy has been innovative in working with the students to create stellar coffee services for all the staff! Why did other staff members select Mindy as Staff of the Month? Mindy has created an overall atmosphere and culture of the Coffee Cart business as fun and positive! All staff look forward to the new items that she has put on the menu and appreciate the amazing customer [...]

2019-09-20T12:30:21-04:00August 20th, 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|

February Elementary Student of the Month

Dayne Harder has been working hard on both his behavioral and academic goals in the classroom. Dayne has been completing reading and math rotations with his teachers and working hard to achieve his points every day. Dayne always comes into class with a smile on his face and a hug to offer and is willing to help a staff or peers in need. With his major improvements inside and outside the classroom, the Aurora staff was happy to name him student of the month! Visit our website to learn more about Aurora Day [...]

2019-03-15T16:15:35-04:00February 5th, 2019|

Meet the Team: Brandon Galvan

Brandon Galvan, 1:1 Teacher's Aide Thank you to Aurora Day School Student Journalist Megan for conducting the following interview with Brandon. Mr. Brandon enjoys working with kids and hearing their stories. He enjoys the calm and enjoyable environment. He is a 1:1 aide and loves teaching his student new things.  He also, enjoys helping and caring for his students. Mr. Brandon experiences new things with his kids. Every day is a new day for him. He shared a quote from his Grandfather that resonates with him deeply, “This is [...]

2019-01-31T21:43:54-05:00January 28th, 2019|
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