- 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
The Ann Arbor school board has OK’d a contract with custodial and maintenance employees, avoiding privatizing services, and is considering a consolidated countywide busing plan to save money.
AAPS Educational Foundation Executive Director Wendy Correll is in the spotlight due to her recent efforts to raise money for the Ann Arbor Public Schools through the foundation’s “One Million Reasons” campaign.
The Huron High School Symphony Orchestra will give its final concert of the year on Thursday evening, April 29. This evening of music-making will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Meyers Auditorium at HHS, 2727 Fuller Road, Ann Arbor. The event is free to the public.
More than 200 summer camp offerings are made available through the district’s Community Education and Recreation Department. Visit www.aareced.com or call 734-994-2300.
District residents James Corey, Victoria Haviland, Noah Hurwitz, Jack Panitch and Andy Thomas have all applied to fill a vacant seat on the Ann Arbor school board. Trustees are expected to fill the post on May 12 at the regular board meeting.
Both Burns Park and Northside elementary schools have received grants from the AAPS Educational Foundation to start school gardens, designed as outdoor classrooms. Burns Park is well under way, while Northside is getting started this spring.
The sport of crew is becoming more popular in established programs at Pioneer and Huron high schools and is also catching on at Skyline, as team members at all schools prepare for May championships that qualify them for national regattas.
While schools around Ann Arbor celebrated Earth Day, Lawton Elementary students work toward an all-school recycling effort. At Northside, a local illustrator a Native American approach to living.
Artwork by Angell School first-grader Gerald Kim is among 15 pieces by elementary students to be featured at state exhibits sponsored by the Michigan Art Education Association.
Emily Cepla has fought depression throughout high school and college. The U-M senior said telling her parents about the problem was the best thing she did to put her life back on track.
Items and briefs of note around The Ann Arbor Public Schools: Teachers are honored, Slauson students sew for a cause, volunteers appreciated and district to discuss achievement gap.
Ann Arbor high schools have productions on the stage this spring, starting with Pioneer’s “Footloose” and Skyline’s “You Can’t Take It With You.”
Ann Arbor students who take part in the Ann Arbor Academic Games head to the national Academic Games Leagues of America Tournament this week.
A free e-waste recycling event is being hosted this week to help residents, small businesses and nonprofits recycle electronics in an Earth-friendly way.
The Ann Arbor Public Schools PTO Council Advocacy Committee has rescheduled its meeting to Tuesday, April 20 at 10:30 a.m. at the Balas Administration building, 2555 S. State St., Ann Arbor.