- Community conversation to kick off this month will lead to new AAPS Strategic Plan
- Darcy Knoll, Pittsfield and Pattengill elementary physical education teacher
- That’s a Great Idea: PLPs on sticky labels keep students focused on goals
- Superintendent Swift promotes public education as Michigan Superintendent of the Year
- Don Packard, Pioneer High School English teacher
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.”
Huron, Pioneer and Community high schools were among 1,750 public schools recognized around the country for outperforming their state’s standards by U.S. News & World Report.
The Ann Arbor Public Schools received a perfect score during its annual bus fleet inspection. This is the second year in a row the district had a perfect score.
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.
A series of news briefs and accomplishments about and for the Ann Arbor Public Schools community.
Pioneer High School Principal Michael White leaves this month for Fort Benning. He will serve one to two years of active duty, training new U.S. Army recruits and troops.
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.
Student instrumentalists from The Ann Arbor Public Schools have been selected to participate in the State Honors Band and Orchestra and will take part in the Fifth Annual Michigan Music Conference on Jan. 23.
Reduced pay, fewer jobs, alternative approaches and new revenue options are being discussed as the district works on a budget shortfall estimated at $21 million.
A memorial service is scheduled Jan. 17 for Connie Toigo, longtime principal at the Ann Arbor Preschool and Family Center. She died Dec. 30.