- 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
WITH VIDEO: Some 1,300 elementary students attended a youth production of “Seussical the Musical.” Full shows continue this weekend at Pioneer’s Schreiber Theater.
A series of briefs from around the district, including: Data posted on the Mitchell-Scarlett survey, King hosts auction and science night, Logan hosts silent auction for Harold Logan Fund, WISD picks new superintendent.
During a budget forum Monday, Interim Superintendent Robert Allen shared proposed reductions for the 2011-12 budget and said that the district will host a May 6 session with school board members and state legislators at Pioneer High School starting at 5:30 p.m. A second budget forum will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 28 at Skyline High School.
The Pioneer High School Theatre Guild presents the spring musical “Seussical” based on the works of Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, with shows running from Saturday, April 23 through Sunday, May 1.
Sessions are scheduled for Monday, April 25 in the Pioneer High School Cafeteria Annex and on Thursday, April 28 in the Skyline High School commons area; both meetings start at 6:30 p.m.. Pioneer is at the southwest corner of Main Street and Stadium Blvd. and Skyline is on North Maple Road just north of the M-14 interchange.
The feed will include stories, rankings, schedules and other posts involving sports teams at Pioneer, Huron and Skyline high schools. The district is encouraging members of the Ann Arbor sports community to contribute reports from the field.
“There’s a lot of buzz going on,” said one parent about the annual day that teaches students about writing a business plan, creating and exhibiting their wares and then selling them to other students.
Test begins his second stint as head football coach at Pioneer this fall, just after he wraps up his teaching career. He will retire from his phys ed teaching post at Thurston Elementary in June.
Students are focused on poverty and homelessness in Washtenaw and achievement gap issues among high school students this year. Youth Senate is a school board-approved group, giving them a seat at the board table where they regularly report about their activities.
WITH VIDEO: She visited the Ann Arbor school recently to read her new book “Dream Big, Little Pig!” to early elementary students. The visit was arranged by Nicola’s Books.
The annual Spring Seedling Planting on April 13 involved more then 400 students and a dozen volunteers and kicked off the growing season at the Tappan Agrarian Garden.
Jazz students of Community, Huron and Pioneer high schools got to learn with this master musician who has recorded and performed with Bruce Hornsby, The Dave Matthews Band, Chick Corea, Branford Marsalis, Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller and Prince.
A series of news briefs from around the district, including: fundraising run, May 3 election, anti-bullying conference at WISD, Skyline receives DECA recognition, Pittsfield Science Fair and more.
The calendar remains a future option, but officials want to try out programs in the K-8 partnership with the U-M School of Education before suggesting a change. The partnership program will launch this fall.
A series of briefs from around the district including: Budget information sessions next week, community volunteers sought for Tappan seed planting day April 13; Early College Alliance information night is April 12; and interviews scheduled for two WISD superintendent finalists.