- 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
Shael Polakow-Suransky, a graduate of Ann Arbor’s Community High School, is being eyed for a new post as chief academic officer for the New York City Department of Education.
How do you spell T-H-A-N-K-S-G-I-V-I-N-G? Visit our site to view a unique seasonal message from Wines Elementary via SchoolTube.
The Ann Arbor Public Schools Educational Foundation has created a new website designed to link alumni with their academic roots: www.annarboralumni.org. It is co-sponsored by the AAPSEF and the Ann Arbor Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.
The Ann Arbor chapter honors the district’s top black high school students each fall at its Freedom Fund Dinner.
The district celebrates the completion of the last major construction project in the Comprehensive School Improvement Plan, funded through the 2004 bond.
WITH VIDEO: Dave Corsa’s class did a videoconference with Okurayama Elementary School in Sapporo, Japan in the evening, when it was 8:30 a.m. for the Japanese children.
Some 450 physics students at Skyline High Schooare taking part in Crash Test! one of 28 projects funded this fall by the AAPS Educational Foundation.
Teri Fraley’s fourth-graders at Lawton Elementary collect 110 pounds of candy and donate it to military troops overseas. They not only used math, reading and art skills, but also got a lesson in giving.
The Neutral Zone is fueling its enterprises with youthful energy from local teens; one of them shares the story, as well as her thoughts about working at Red Beard Press.
Jobs, money and real estate are now a part of everyday life in Tracy Barrett’s fifth-grade classroom mini-society at Abbot Elementary School.
Jamie Hibbs, a sophomore at Huron High School, was inspired to donate her head of blonde, wavy hair for cancer research.
WITH SLIDE SHOW: A series of briefs from around the Ann Arbor Public Schools and area including: Community High class runs through Hell, Huron students earn music honors, among others.
The AAPS Educational Foundation will again fund the district’s elementary world language partnership with U-M this year, bringing the foundation’s total to $230,000 for major projects funded in the district this fall.
Historically black college tour info meetings this week, student builder’s pancake dinner Nov. 30, free Michigan Pops concert for students Nov. 21, 1-act play festival involves student playwrights.
The AAPS Educational Foundation has funded Elementary Enrichment, Environmental Science, fifth-grade music and testing assessment programs plus 28 teacher grants for 2010-11. And more are being considered.