- 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 students and parents told consultants Tuesday they were looking for a leader who is responsive, knowledgeable and someone who will listen and lead the district. Additional forums are Wednesday night.
826michigan, a local nonprofit that focuses on writing and literacy, has chosen the Roberto Clemente Center as its major project for this year. A book of students’ fictional accounts of the Civil War will be developed this year and published in the spring.
Teen musical group Sole Transit wins battle of the bands contest at Neutral Zone and a recording contract prize.
WITH SLIDE SHOWS: The garden’s a delight for students as well as teachers at Tappan Middle School. The Tappan Agrarian Garden serves as a teaching tool and has spawned an after-school club for students. And interest is growing.
A longstanding partnership brings one-on-one help to students. “Kids struggle at all ages,” explained Ellen Quart, an Eberwhite Elementary School teacher consultant and U-M Psychology professor who started the program in the mid-1990s.
A four-year energy-saving initiative started this fall will address energy use in all 33 district schools and involve students, parents and teachers.
WITH SLIDE SHOW: A series of briefs about events in and around The Ann Arbor Public Schools: Election Day is Nov. 2; bookstore and library feature events of interest.
Community forums this month will seek public input as Ann Arbor begins the search for a new superintendent. An online survey is also posted.
The Ann Arbor school board has approved participation in a countywide International Baccalaureate school and students heading for Japan raise money for their trip.
News briefs from around the district: Stone High’s yard sale is slated for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 23 and the PTOC’s event is Oct. 18 for current and aspiring officers.
WITH VIDEO: Scarlett Middle School band students spent the day immersed in music as part of the first Band Clinic Day, which included 10 professional musicians sharing their knowledge and talent.
WITH VIDEO: The Ann Arbor community took time out last week to bid farewell to its superintendent who has served for four years.
Visitors from Ann Arbor’s sister city, Hikone, are welcomed into area homes and schools for one week.
For the second time this year, Community High students did an all-school service day, working in 10 Ann Arbor parks and contributing 960 volunteer hours.
WITH VIDEO: Teacher Josh Tumolo gets donated goodies and others get to enjoy the music of harpist Michael O’Shiver in an all-school assembly.