- 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 forum/interviews are scheduled for 6-8:30 p.m. at Pioneer High School. The Ann Arbor Board of Education will conduct final candidate interviews beginning at at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, March 5, in the main conference room at the Balas Administration Building, 2555 S. State St. The board will begin deliberating at noon Saturday to consider appointment of a new superintendent.
Advantage Sports will be the exclusive provider of AAPS sports logo apparel that is sold to the public, returning a percentage of sales to the district and its sports teams. The store opened on Jan. 3, 2011 on Stadium Boulevard.
The Ann Arbor Public Schools has launched a new look and feel to the site. Rolled out during last week’s winter break, the change includes updated navigation tools to better help the public find information.
A math enrichment through the Young People’s Project is offered at Scarlett Middle School with the help of Huron High School students who have been trained to run the program. Coordinated through U-M, it uses fun math techniques to stress algebraic concepts and is funded by the district and the Ann Arbor Education Association.
WITH VIDEO: King Elementary School offered its seventh annual International Night this month. More than 350 students performed on stage with about 1,000 enjoying the show and a cultural potluck.
WITH VIDEO AND SLIDE SHOW: Fourth-graders at 18 Ann Arbor elementary schools find out about living with disabilities first-hand in daylong workshops each winter and spring. Parent Steve Schwartz shares his story – one that touches student hearts every year, says one parent.
WITH VIDEO: Instructor Teresa Myers learned to tune her body, mind and spirit and found a path to healing through the fitness routine of Nia. She toned up, lost 85 pounds and has found a calling that brings her joy.
Looking at teacher assistant Lori Estermyer, you wouldn’t know that she functions with just one lung, and why.Like everyone else, she goes to work each day, spends quality time with her family and muddles and slogs through the winter weather.
Michael White comes back to his job as principal for second semester, following a one-year deployment at Fort Benning, Ga.
Technology teacher Michael Harris said he was invited to the program by the students who won for the 13-and-Under Category, answering the question: “What is global climate change and what’s your solution?”
A series of school-related briefs including: Dancing at Burns Park, NAAPID events, Pattengill creates blankets, Dicken Winter Walk features student-made luminarias, among others.
A community forum is being scheduled in early March for the public to meet candidates for the new superintendent. The board will also schedule final interviews and consider a choice for a new Ann Arbor Public Schools superintendent.
The Ann Arbor Board of Education will interview six candidates on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday and finalists are expected to be chosen at the end of this week. Site visits to finalists’ communities will follow.
WITH VIDEO: Assistant Secretary the the U.S. Dept. of Education Peter Cunningham met with teachers, government students and administrators, telling them “there’s no big, bold new agenda” in terms of dollars, but that the department is promoting teaching as a profession.
WITH SLIDE SHOW: Longtime volunteers for the local theater company bring a sense of community to the stage for productions that benefit Ann Arbor students. Their winter performance continues this weekend.