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Welcome to Aurora Elementary School!

Welcome!

Where students thrive in our progressive, innovative atmosphere.

With approximately 550 students in grades K-6, we offer smaller class sizes which results in a more personalized approach to each student's education. Our nurturing teachers are completely dedicated to your child's educational success. We focus on understanding each child's learning style, and utilize differentiated instruction to address our students' needs.

At Aurora, your child will enjoy a well-rounded educational experience including:

   • Strong Academic Programs
   • Music & Art Opportunities Beginning in Kindergarten
   • Numerous Clubs & Activities
   • Athletic Teams Beginning in 5th Grade

Prepare to grow at Aurora!

From the Principal

Dear Parents,

We are excited for the start of another school year. The first student day is August 2nd.  Our school day has changed slightly as the tardy bell will ring at 7:50 and school will end at 2:58.  The morning bus schedule has not changed as the students will still be entering the building at 7:30.  Students being dropped off in the morning will need to arrive early enough to  eat breakfast prior to the 7:50 bell.  Due to schedule changes at SDHS/SDMS, our buses will depart campus at approximately 3:10.  Car riders will need to be picked up at 2:58.   

SDCSC schools are implementing a new information management system entitled Skyward.  Parents and students will have access to important information such as attendance, grades, discipline, and schedules.  Skyward has partnered with RevTrak to allow parents to track and manage student cafeteria accounts as well.  Online registration for returning students is also managed through the Skyward system.  

  • New student registration will be Tuesday, July 18th from 11:00-6:30.

  • If your child receives free/reduced books and lunches and you did not receive a direct certification letter, you will need to come into the office and complete the necessary paperwork.  You may come in on Tuesday from 11:00-6:30or 8:30-2:00 on July 19th-21st.  

  • All returning students including pre-registered kindergarten students will need to access Skyward through the South Dearborn Community School Corporation website and complete the necessary documents.  

Our staff will be meeting and greeting students on July 31st at Meet the Teacher Night from 5:30-7:00.  Administrators and teachers will be available to answer questions about Chromebooks (grades 3-6) and Standards Based Grading (grades K-4) on August 8th & 10th from 5:30-6:30.  

We are looking forward to a great year!  

Mary Bailey
Principal

Administration

With leadership from Superintendent Dr. John Mehrle, the South Dearborn Community School Corporation educators are energized to continue raising the bar in education. Our administrators lead the strategic vision for the school and determine our overarching curriculum. We are fortunate to have such a strong leadership team at the helm at Aurora, and throughout the South Dearborn Community School Corporation.

Our school administrators work closely together to ensure your child's educational experience is exceptional from their first day of Kindergarten through their last day of high school.

Aurora Principal
Mary Bailey
mary.bailey@sdcsc.k12.in.us

Meet Principal Bailey
Mary Bailey grew up on a farm in Ohio County, Indiana. During high school, she attended the Southeastern Career Center and participated in the Office Skills Program. Following her graduation from Rising Sun High School in 1986, she became a legal secretary for Carl Taul and Phil Johnson in Versailles, Indiana. In January 1987, she decided to pursue a career in education. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in elementary education in May 1990 from the College of Mount St. Joseph. From 1990-1993, she served as a substitute teacher for several schools in the area including Gallatin County Middle School, Central Elementary, and Aurora Elementary. St. Mary's is where she began her full-time career teaching first grade from 1993-1998. Then she transferred to the new South Dearborn Middle School where she taught sixth grade for three years. While at SDMS, she coached 5/6 boys' and girls' basketball and high school junior varsity and varsity volleyball. In 2001, she transferred to Aurora Elementary School and taught second grade for four years. During that time, she earned her Master of Arts Degree from Oakland City University in elementary education and administration. In 2005, she received her Reading Recovery certification from Purdue and moved into a Reading Recovery teaching position.

Her administrative career started in 2011 when she accepted the position as Assistant Principal at Aurora Elementary School under Principal Eric Lows. When Mr. Lows accepted the role as Administrative Assistant at the SDCSC Central Office in 2013, Mrs. Bailey became principal.  This is Mrs. Bailey's fifth year as principal at Aurora Elementary School.

Mrs. Bailey is married to Garry and has two children, Adam and Tara. Adam is a SDHS graduate and University of Southern Indiana.  He is a mechanical engineer in Cincinnati.  Tara graduated from SDHS in 2016 and is pursuing a nursing degree at Ball State University.
  • Where students thrive in our progressive, innovative atmosphere.

    With approximately 550 students in grades K-6, we offer smaller class sizes which results in a more personalized approach to each student's education. Our nurturing teachers are completely dedicated to your child's educational success. We focus on understanding each child's learning style, and utilize differentiated instruction to address our students' needs.

    At Aurora, your child will enjoy a well-rounded educational experience including:

       • Strong Academic Programs
       • Music & Art Opportunities Beginning in Kindergarten
       • Numerous Clubs & Activities
       • Athletic Teams Beginning in 5th Grade

    Prepare to grow at Aurora!

  • Dear Parents,

    We are excited for the start of another school year. The first student day is August 2nd.  Our school day has changed slightly as the tardy bell will ring at 7:50 and school will end at 2:58.  The morning bus schedule has not changed as the students will still be entering the building at 7:30.  Students being dropped off in the morning will need to arrive early enough to  eat breakfast prior to the 7:50 bell.  Due to schedule changes at SDHS/SDMS, our buses will depart campus at approximately 3:10.  Car riders will need to be picked up at 2:58.   

    SDCSC schools are implementing a new information management system entitled Skyward.  Parents and students will have access to important information such as attendance, grades, discipline, and schedules.  Skyward has partnered with RevTrak to allow parents to track and manage student cafeteria accounts as well.  Online registration for returning students is also managed through the Skyward system.  

    • New student registration will be Tuesday, July 18th from 11:00-6:30.

    • If your child receives free/reduced books and lunches and you did not receive a direct certification letter, you will need to come into the office and complete the necessary paperwork.  You may come in on Tuesday from 11:00-6:30or 8:30-2:00 on July 19th-21st.  

    • All returning students including pre-registered kindergarten students will need to access Skyward through the South Dearborn Community School Corporation website and complete the necessary documents.  

    Our staff will be meeting and greeting students on July 31st at Meet the Teacher Night from 5:30-7:00.  Administrators and teachers will be available to answer questions about Chromebooks (grades 3-6) and Standards Based Grading (grades K-4) on August 8th & 10th from 5:30-6:30.  

    We are looking forward to a great year!  

    Mary Bailey
    Principal
  • With leadership from Superintendent Dr. John Mehrle, the South Dearborn Community School Corporation educators are energized to continue raising the bar in education. Our administrators lead the strategic vision for the school and determine our overarching curriculum. We are fortunate to have such a strong leadership team at the helm at Aurora, and throughout the South Dearborn Community School Corporation.

    Our school administrators work closely together to ensure your child's educational experience is exceptional from their first day of Kindergarten through their last day of high school.

    Aurora Principal
    Mary Bailey
    mary.bailey@sdcsc.k12.in.us

    Meet Principal Bailey
    Mary Bailey grew up on a farm in Ohio County, Indiana. During high school, she attended the Southeastern Career Center and participated in the Office Skills Program. Following her graduation from Rising Sun High School in 1986, she became a legal secretary for Carl Taul and Phil Johnson in Versailles, Indiana. In January 1987, she decided to pursue a career in education. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in elementary education in May 1990 from the College of Mount St. Joseph. From 1990-1993, she served as a substitute teacher for several schools in the area including Gallatin County Middle School, Central Elementary, and Aurora Elementary. St. Mary's is where she began her full-time career teaching first grade from 1993-1998. Then she transferred to the new South Dearborn Middle School where she taught sixth grade for three years. While at SDMS, she coached 5/6 boys' and girls' basketball and high school junior varsity and varsity volleyball. In 2001, she transferred to Aurora Elementary School and taught second grade for four years. During that time, she earned her Master of Arts Degree from Oakland City University in elementary education and administration. In 2005, she received her Reading Recovery certification from Purdue and moved into a Reading Recovery teaching position.

    Her administrative career started in 2011 when she accepted the position as Assistant Principal at Aurora Elementary School under Principal Eric Lows. When Mr. Lows accepted the role as Administrative Assistant at the SDCSC Central Office in 2013, Mrs. Bailey became principal.  This is Mrs. Bailey's fifth year as principal at Aurora Elementary School.

    Mrs. Bailey is married to Garry and has two children, Adam and Tara. Adam is a SDHS graduate and University of Southern Indiana.  He is a mechanical engineer in Cincinnati.  Tara graduated from SDHS in 2016 and is pursuing a nursing degree at Ball State University.
 

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