AAPS Updates

January 2010

Ann Arbor Public Schools Preschool and Family Center has been accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Interim Principal Michelle Pogliano said the accreditation “shows that the center meets high standards the district has set for early childhood education.”

Rec & Ed moving to new wing at Pioneer campus

January 19, 2010 // 0 Comments

The Ann Arbor Community Education & Recreation Department will move this month to a new location in the “E” Wing of Pioneer High School. They will begin conducting business at the new location on Feb. 2.

Tuesday is the last of four scheduled budget meetings sponsored by The Ann Arbor Public Schools to gather ideas and suggestions about the upcoming budget. The district faces a $21 million deficit heading into the 2010-11 fiscal year.

Ann Arbor’s Partners for Excellence program has been in place for 25 years. Today, there are more than 30 formal partnerships with local businesses and civic groups around the community.

Ann Arbor offers an Options Magnet, which allows students to take their high school credits in non-traditional ways such as specialized, individual classes, online offerings and dual enrollment at local colleges.

Bach Elementary School music teacher Kristi Bishop recently returned from a trip to mainland China, where she traveled with a delegation of 51 educators from around the country. “We were given such an opportunity,” she said.

Ecology Club members from Community High School are partnering with the Allen Creek Greenway Conservancy on a project to bring green space to Ann Arbor. The club also is working for green school certification.

Three orientation sessions are scheduled for Ann Arbor school district families interested in applying for one of 108 open freshman slots at Community High School for the 2010-11 school year.

Memorial scheduled for longtime principal

January 6, 2010 // 1 Comment

A memorial service is scheduled Jan. 17 for Connie Toigo, longtime principal at the Ann Arbor Preschool and Family Center. She died Dec. 30.

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