Parent-Teacher Conferences: April 25th, 4:30 - 8:00

Aurora Hills will be hosting Parent-Teacher Conferences on April 25th, from 4:30 - 8:00. This is the make-up from earlier in the semester when conferences had to be canceled due to inclement weather.



Aurora Hills is hosting a health and wellness fair on Friday, May 3, 2019 from 1pm - 7pm.

The Main event will be an exciting Ninja Warrior Obstacle Course by Ninja Nation.

To participate in the Ninja Warrior Obstacle Course, participants must:

  1. Complete the waiver located here: - Hard copies of this waiver will be available in the Aurora Hills Main Office. Also, waivers will be available on-site the day of the event. However, participants under the age of 18 MUST have a parent signature.
  2. Be wearing the waiver verification bracelet

For more information, go here: 



Parent-Teacher conferences wednesday, feb. 6, 2019 canceled due to weather

Due to weather conditions, we are canceling our parent-teacher conferences this evening, Wednesday, Feb. 6. We will plan on rescheduling conferences at a future date and will share that information with you once it is available. 

Please know that safety is our top priority. Thank you for your support.


information about 2019 NAEP Testing for 8th graders 

Aurora Hills Middle School will participate in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) on February 14, 2019. NAEP is the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what students know and can do in various subjects. NAEP is administered by the National Center for Education Statistics, within the U.S. Department of Education. NAEP is different from our state assessments because it is a common measure of achievement across the country. The results are released as The Nation’s Report Card, which provides information about student achievement to educators, parents, policymakers, and the public.

Your child will take an assessment in mathematics or reading. Colorado students do not participate in the additional optional Student Questionnaire as part of their involvement in the NAEP assessment.

The assessment takes about 90 minutes for most students, including transition time and directions.

The information collected is used for statistical purposes only.

  • Your child’s grades will not be affected.
  • Students may be excused for any reason, are not required to complete the assessment, and may skip any question.
  • While the assessment is voluntary, NAEP depends on student participation to help policymakers improve education. However, if you do not want your child to participate, please notify me in writing by February 8, 2019.

There is no need to study in preparation for NAEP, but please encourage your child to do his or her best. A brochure that explains what participation in NAEP means for you and your child is available at Contact Ms. Puryear at (303) 341-7450 or at if you have any questions.

We are excited that our school is participating in NAEP. We know that Aurora Hills Middle School’s students will show what our nation’s students know and can do.


Marcella Garcia

Principal, Aurora Hills Middle School

National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is authorized to conduct NAEP by the National Assessment of Educational Progress Authorization Act (20 U.S.C. §9622) and to collect students’ education records from education agencies or institutions for the purposes of evaluating federally supported education programs under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA, 34 CFR §§ 99.31(a)(3)(iii) and 99.35). All of the information provided by participants may be used only for statistical purposes and may not be disclosed, or used, in identifiable form for any other purpose except as required by law (20 U.S.C. §9573 and 6 U.S.C. §151). By law, every NCES


2019-20 And 2020-21 District Calendar Released

Dear APS Parents and Guardians,

We are pleased to release the 2019-20 and 2020-21 district conventional calendars. In fall 2018, APS convened a Calendar Committee that included staff, parents and school leaders. At the Jan. 8 APS Board of Education meeting, the committee recommended calendars that are responsive to supporting student achievement. The Board approved both calendars at the Jan. 22 meeting. Below are a few highlights for the 2019-20 school year.

• First Days of School: Students in grades 1-12 will have a simultaneous start on Aug. 6. As we have done in the past, preschool and kindergarten students will start school the following week on Aug. 12.

• Full-Day Professional Release: APS eliminated the half-day early student release to ensure uninterrupted learning. There are now five full professional release days held Sept. 27, Oct. 21, Dec. 6, Jan. 6 and Feb. 28, in addition to the district in-service day on Jan. 31.

• Fall Break: APS will continue to have a full-week Fall Break held Oct. 14-18 with Oct. 11 and 21 slated as student non-contact days. It occurs at the end of first quarter to ensure uninterrupted learning.

• Thanksgiving Break: APS will maintain a three-day Thanksgiving Break for students. It will be held Nov. 28-29 with Nov. 27 slated as a student non-contact day.

• Winter Break: APS will continue to hold Winter Break at the end of December and the beginning of January. It will be held Dec. 23 through Jan. 3 with Dec. 20 and Jan. 6 slated as student non-contact days.

• Spring Break: APS moved Spring Break from the last week of March to the third week of March. It will be held March 16-20.

Adjustments, such as the first days of school, were made to the 2020-21 district conventional calendar to accommodate for the leap year.  Note: Individual school calendars may vary. Please check with your child’s school for specific calendar information. We look forward to the new calendars supporting us in helping every student shape a successful future. Thank you for your continued support.