Secondary Newsletter

11/7 - 11/11

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Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner

Join the Lotus community on Wednesday, November 16th for our annual community Thanksgiving dinner at 5:30 p.m. in the Secondary gym. Food will be provided and there is no cost to attend. You can RSVP by clicking here so we can prepare for your arrival.

Lost and Found

The lost and found is located at the end of the 8th-grade hallway, near Mrs. Brauhn's office. Please make sure your student identifies what belongs to him/her before November 18th, as this is when all remaining items will be donated to a local charity.

Thank you!

Attendance Focus for November -- Being On Time!

Mighty Meteors! Hallway sweeps continue and many, many Lotus students are in class before the bell each period - thank you for taking ownership of your time and for showing respect for your teachers!

There are still more than a few students in grades 6-12 who are having difficulty being on time for each class. The expectation is that the hallways are clear at the time of the bell.

Rising Meteors are ON TIME!!

Thank you for continuing to work hard to make Quarter 2 great.....

-Mr. Watson

Currently Recruiting Parent/Guardian Volunteers

We are actively recruiting parent/guardian volunteers to support crosswalk support before school each day. We would ask for parents/volunteers to arrive at school at 7:15 a.m. and the duty would conclude at 8:15 a.m. Please complete the following form if you are available and willing to offer your time. Your time can be offered in increments of once per week, once per month, etc. Thank you in advance for your support!

Diversity and Inclusion Calendar Dates

November 2022

Month-long observances:

  • Diabetes Awareness Month
  • November (awareness of men’s health issues, such as prostate cancer)
  • National Native American, American Indian, and Alaskan Native Heritage Month

Important D&I calendar dates:

  • November 9 – World Freedom Day
  • November 9 – World Adoption Day
  • November 11 – Veterans Day
  • November 13 – World Kindness Day
  • November 14-18 - Anti-Bullying Week
  • November 16 – National Day for Tolerance
  • November 19 – International Men’s Day
  • November 20 – Transgender Day of Remembrance
  • November 20 – Universal Children’s Day (Human Rights, U.N.)
  • November 24 – Thanksgiving
  • November 26 – Day of the Covenant (Baha’i)
  • November 28 – Ascension of Abdu’l-Baha (Baha’i)

After School Extended Learning

We have great news!!! Lotus School For Excellence has taken over the after-school program and it is now available to 6th and 7th graders. The new name is “After School Extended Learning.” Here are some essential details.

  • There is no lapse between Leading Edge and After School Extended Learning.

  • The price is still the same $17.99 a day per student

  • The program starts when students are dismissed from class until 6:00 PM

  • All payments will be made in the Elementary Office. We accept cash, card, & checks

  • Please feel free to come to the Elementary Office if you have any questions or concerns.

Athletic Announcements

If you have any questions regarding athletics, please contact the Athletic Director Deon Jackson at


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Family Liaison Corner

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Utilities: call 1-866-432-8435

Water: Aurora Water Cares: 1-833-559-2837

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2022-2023 Uniform Policy

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Lotus School for Excellence

LOTUS School for Excellence


Lotus first opened its doors in August 2006 with a total of 147 students in grades 6 and 7. Each year after that, its enrollment increased gradually to finally reach over 900 students, with grades spanning from Kindergarten to 12th. In such a diverse and disadvantaged community, for over a decade, Lotus has managed to instill interest in students in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math. Today it is one of the most successful schools in Aurora.

Leadership Team

Executive Director - Brett Williams

Principal - Yavuz Durmus

Assistant Principal - Toni Fisher

Dean of Student Culture - Anthony Watson

Secondary School Nurse- Denise Nelson