Aurora Public Schools


It’s not often that all six of Aurora’s existing boys swim programs is represented at the state meet, but that will be in the case May 19-20 at the Veterans’ Memorial Aquatic Center. Fifty-seven Aurora individuals and 16 relay teams earned their way into the Class 5A state meet, including at least two apiece from Cherokee Trail, Grandview, Hinkley, Overland, Regis Jesuit and Smoky Hill.


The APS board Tuesday night unanimously approved a resolution presented by nonprofit advocates Rise Colorado and a large group of immigrant students and parents. The resolution reaffirms APS policy to not share student information including immigration status with anyone. It also directs APS to collaborate with service providers and other nonprofits that work with the immigrant community.


AURORA | The Hinkley boys swim team is riding a wave of momentum towards the Class 5A boys state swim meet that continued to rise Saturday. The Thunderbirds — a mix of swimmers from around the entire Aurora Public Schools district — warmed up for the May 19-20 5A meet with seven event wins in their home pool and racked up 392 points to finish well ahead of the other four teams in the field.


AURORA | Justin Hoffman’s lengthy football coaching history in Aurora has come to an end, at least for now. For the first time in 20 years, Hoffman — an Aurora Central graduate who has coached at Gateway, Smoky Hill and Rangeview — won’t be on an Aurora sideline in some capacity come the 2017 season as he and his family will move to South Carolina at the end of the school year. Hoffman told the Sentinel he resigned from the Rangeview job he held for the past two seasons just prior to spring break.