AAPS Updates

February 2012

District launches Tech Bond informational campaign

February 29, 2012 // 0 Comments

Superintendent Dr. Patricia Green shares  the district’s educational goals and how they relate to the 2012 Technology Bond. More than 75 staff, administrators, PTO members and union representatives attended an informational meeting at Huron High School on Feb. 29. The event kicked off the informational …

The PTO Thrift Shop began as a small sale 18 years ago. The nonprofit now donates hundreds of thousands of dollars every year to the public schools. See slideshow below for more photos. By Tara Cavanaugh On the south side of town, tucked away on …

Daniel Varner, a State School Board member, shakes hands with a Slauson parent after discussing the achievement gap on National African American Parent Involvement Day Feb. 13. By Tara Cavanaugh Daniel Varner, a member of the State School Board and executive director of Excellent Schools …

  A lack of snow didn't stop the Pioneer special education students from competing–and winning–at the Special Olympics Winter Games. Photo by Meaghan Glanville.   Eight Pioneer special education students took home medals after attending the Michigan Special Olympics Winter Games in Traverse City last …

District hopes to expand wireless access

February 14, 2012 // 5 Comments

By Tara Cavanaugh, AAPS News Service Wireless internet may appear to magically produce websites and media through thin air, but like any magic trick, there’s a lot going on behind the scenes. AAPS wants to improve its wireless access in schools, but it faces plenty …

A life-size blue whale at the Forsythe Science Fair was just one of many natural wonders to discover. –By Tara Cavanaugh Forsythe Middle School science teacher Dan Ezekiel isn’t sure if the school’s annual science fair really is the biggest one in the state, but …

Orchestra Night showcases district talent Feb. 16

February 10, 2012 // 0 Comments

Photo by Lon Horwedel for annarbor.com via flickr. It’s that time of the year again: time for Orchestra Night, which showcases the talent of more than 800 students in the middle school and high school orchestras at the University of Michigan Hill Auditorium.

Spanish Language Internship Program tutor Victora Reackhoff translates for seventh grader Brian in his science class at Slauson Middle School. SLIP tutors are University of Michigan students who provide in-class translation for AAPS students who are learning English. By Tara Cavanaugh, AAPS News Service The …

Kindergarten round-ups happening now

February 7, 2012 // 0 Comments

This year’s kindergarten round-ups are more kid-centered, teaching parents and future students about the kindergarten experience.

Be sure to get your free tickets to the U.S. Navy Band performance at Pioneer High School March 10. Photo provided by the U.S. Navy Band.   Pioneer High School is honored to host a performance of the U.S. Navy Bands on March 10.

Andy Hsiao, on the far right, designed and sold t-shirts to bring awareness for the victims of last year's earthquake in Japan. By Tara Cavanaugh, AAPS News Service Huron High School student Andy Hsaio has family in Japan, so when last year’s 8.9 magnitude earthquake …

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