AAPS Updates

January 2011

WITH VIDEO: Clague Middle School event involves 60 students in a multi-media production, Bryant Early Elementary School sings about peace and Dicken Elementary students learn about jazz music and history with an assembly by Vincent York & Jazzistry. Many other schools around the district host MLK Day activities.

Students at all three Ann Arbor comprehensive high schools are in their second year of the Rising Scholars program, a partnership with U-M’s Center for Educational Outreach. It targets bright students with extra support to encourage them to excel, take advanced classes and attend college.

One of the most established parent groups in the Ann Arbor Public Schools is the Black Parents’ Student Support Group, which offers parents and students in Ann Arbor’s African-American community a network of support an a safe place to share concerns.

Event will honor or benefit three members of the Bryant/Pattengill school community: Deb Horn, wife of Pattengill teacher Doug Horn; Sofia Robinson, a Tappan Middle School sixth-grader; and Frank Porta, husband of Dori Porta, a teacher clerk at Bryant.

A series of briefs from around the Ann Arbor Public Schools: Ann Arbor schools moving to Google, WISD begins superintendent search, PTOC Enrichment Forum slated for Jan. 24, DECA teams showcase business knowledge, talent.

The Feb. 4-5 and Feb. 10-12 performances at Tappan Middle School include a cast of 170 community members, including 100 Burns Park Elementary students. Proceeds of the annual production benefit students in the Ann Arbor Public Schools.

Incoming ninth-graders interested in attending Skyline High School and their parents are invited to an evening of school tours and information. There are 100 seats open in the fall for those living outside of the Skyline boundaries, but within the Ann Arbor district.

Special enrollment information nights for Washtenaw International High School, which will serve students from Ann Arbor and other areas of Washtenaw County, are scheduled in January and February.

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