AAPS Updates

March 2012

Bagel sale donates $1,000 to Carpenter Reads

March 30, 2012 // 4 Comments

After unfurling the banner, the students lined up and gave piles of cash to the parents who run Carpenter Reads. Carpenter Reads is a PTO-sponsored program that gives away 3 books to each Carpenter student every year. Today, it got a donation from an unusual …

Photos: AAPS celebrates March Reading Month

March 30, 2012 // 3 Comments

Children's author and illustrator Patricia Polacco shared the stories behind her books at Burns Park Elementary March 28. Swinging hula dancers, a reading dog, and live storytelling from world-famous authors: our schools sure know how to make March Reading Month interesting. But even though the …

Patricia Polacco, author and illustrator of "Pink and Say," "My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother" and dozens more children's books, listens to a Burns Park student before he makes a wish on her family's magic wishing rock, which she holds in her hand. By Tara Cavanaugh …

Northside Elementary kindergarteners bid goodbye to Dr. Green and to Little Mole, the finger puppet. A Northside Elementary class celebrated March Reading Month with a special guest today: Dr. Patricia Green, AAPS Superintendent. Dr. Green read “How Big Is the World?” by Britta Teckentrup to …

Huron biology students see ‘Birds of Prey’

March 26, 2012 // 0 Comments

Thanks to funds from an Ann Arbor Public Schools Educational Foundation Idea Grant and the Huron PTO, all Huron High School biology students saw a live “Birds of Prey” presentation Friday, March 23. Sarah Gilmore from the Leslie Science and Nature Center showed students a …

A team of 18 sixth graders from Forsythe finished third in Michigan out of 12 teams in the Knowledge Master Open competition held on March 21, 2012.  The KMO is a national knowledge contest that tests the ability of teams to answer questions in all …

At his first live performance on March 22 at Abbot Elementary School, Mubarak reaches out to his fans like a seasoned professional. His brother Saif, who Mubarak calls his inspiration, records the performance. Students also watch his video, "Fresh and Cool," playing in the background. …

CMPP students meet Ukrainian visitors

March 21, 2012 // 4 Comments

Skyline students Talia Dessel and Allison Lang share their internship plan to Pittsfield Township trustees and visiting delegates from Ukraine. Standing next to them is the visitors' translator. When Skyline students Allison Lang and Talia Dessel began their internship with Pittsfield Township March 19, they …

This spring, a large group of choir students from three Ann Arbor high schools will join with the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra in a performance of Carl Orff’s monumental cantata Carmina Burana. Members of the A Cappella choirs from Pioneer, Huron and Skyline high schools are …

Now in their 22nd year, the Tappan Players announce the 2012 performance of award-winning musical Little Shop of Horrors by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken. Under the direction of Alex Mendiola and Kathy Kauffmann, the production will feature more than 150 Tappan middle-school students. 

Elementary teacher upgrades writing lessons

March 20, 2012 // 7 Comments

  Online social networks like Edmodo encourage students, like these King Elementary fifth graders, to give one another constructive feedback in a regulated setting that protects their privacy.  By Tara Cavanaugh When you think about using technology in the classroom, you might think of students …

Win a gift card to Nicola’s Books!

March 16, 2012 // 3 Comments

That’s right: We’re having another giveaway for the AAPS social media fans and followers. The winner will be announced next week.

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