- 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 Public Schools is beginning a process to update its 2007-12 Strategic Plan and is asking for community involvement with Action Teams that will meet in early 2011 to update portions of the plan.
MDOT has awarded the elementary $160,840 for safety improvements and education programs. The funding is 100 percent federal, with no local match required.
The Washtenaw Intermediate School District will seek renewal next May of a .9850 mill for seven years to support special education services for students in 10 districts, including Ann Arbor.
This official statement was issued on Dec. 15, 2010 by the AAPS Board of Education: “The Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education has adopted a resolution to proceed on tenure charges against two teachers in the district. This action permits the State of Michigan Teacher Tenure Commission to conduct an evidentiary hearing in accordance with legal guidelines before an employment decision is finalized.”
Both schools are looking for volunteer painters as part of the schools’ “Paint for Kids” days on Tuesday and Wednesday Dec. 28 and Wednesday, Dec. 29 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Contact Mitchell at 734-997-1216 or Carpenter at 734-997-1214.
The district’s school closing hotline is 734-994-8684 and information is posted on the district’s home Web page (www.a2schools.org) when schools are closed or schedules changed.
The Ann Arbor PTOC is involved at state-level school financing discussions, provides professional training to nonprofit officers and encourages parent involvement in the schools. (Second in a series.)
A partnership with U-M School of Education will proceed, but a balanced calendar will not occur in 2011-12 so it can be further studied, officials said.
Check out this delightful fourth-grader from Logan Elementary who owns and operates “Shalae’s Sweets,” and meet her inspirational mom who has her own baking business. Both are on Facebook if you want to “like” them. Sweet!
Marketing professional and Ann Arbor parent Annette Ferguson will lead the district’s revamped office of partnerships, working closely with the AAPS Educational Foundation.
Haisley and Eberwhite students learn to bake fresh bread, get free ingredients to bake at home and donate loaves to Ann Arborites in need.
Two sets of siblings from Community High School and a teacher share their thoughts about living as a twin. Although people often confuse she and her sister, it doesn’t bother Sophia Kunselman. “I don’t really blame them because telling twins apart can be difficult, it doesn’t come easily,” she said.
WITH SLIDE SHOW – A series of briefs from around the Ann Arbor Public Schools including: Early College Alliance meeting, flu and Tdap shots offered, Adult ed enrollments, Wines students share Writer’s Celebration project, 42 honored at MSVMA, Community High raises dollars for Food Gathers, Study puts Ann Arbor at No. 2 for brainpower, Barnes & Noble hosts ‘favorite teacher’ contest, Ann Arbor delegation visits Hikone, Forsythe KMO Club places first in state.
Currently the intermediate district’s assistant superintendent for student services, Leyshock assumes the interim post when Superintendent William Miller retires Dec. 31.
Feedback from community sessions about the proposed Mitchell-Scarlett K-8 campus is posted at the AAPS website in advance of next week’s board meeting.