AAPS Updates

May 2012

Student Chris Torella talks with Jaqueline Lucas at Portfolio Day on May 16. Lucas was the first African-American female to be a corporate pilot for General Motors Air Transportation. She has also been a pilot for Skyline, Northwest and the U.S. Air Force, where she …

It’s that time of the year again – time for the Memorial Day super sale at the PTO Thrift Shop. On Monday, May 28 every item in the store will be HALF OFF. Pilar’s Tamale cart and Ann Arbor’s 107.1 will be there to help celebrate …

By Tara Cavanaugh This year’s Picnic Pops featured abundant sunshine, carnival games, balloons and – of course – the fun musical selections of the AAPS middle and high school bands. It also featured an esteemed guest: U.S. Marine Band clarinetist and Huron High School alum …

Twenty-two high school juniors in Patricia Jenkins’s Communications, Media and Public Policy Magnet videotaped comprehensive oral history interviews with seven area seniors.  The students conducted several interviews with their subjects, and  have been editing for the past several weeks. The screening is 6 p.m. Wednesday, …

Dance Body Spring Concert May 25

May 18, 2012 // 0 Comments

Community High School’s Dance Body program will present their 33rd annual Spring Concert on Friday, May 25, starting at 7 p.m. at Tappan Middle School (2251 E. Stadium Blvd.)

By Tara Cavanaugh This week a group of Pattengill fifth graders sold t-shirts during lunchtime to help raise money for the American Cancer Society. But this wasn’t a traditional fundraiser: the fifth graders came up with the sale themselves, and they even made the t-shirts. …

The latest exhibit at the University of Michigan School of Art and Design opened Monday with the flair of a world-class art show. A live presentation showed art in process. Violins serenaded the thick crowd. Art hung from the ceiling, gleamed in display cases and beckoned from the walls. But this new exhibit was unusually diverse in medium and message, thanks to its hundreds of young artists from the Ann Arbor Public Schools.

AAPS celebrates Bike to School Day

May 11, 2012 // 0 Comments

By Tara Cavanaugh A parade of bike riders rolled in to Wines Elementary Wednesday morning. Tikes on tiny bikes with training wheels. Kids in bike buggies, enjoying the ride. Tandem bikes. Junior-sized mountain bikes. Grown-up sized bikes ridden by moms and dads. The unusually high …

Tech Bond approved by voters

May 8, 2012 // 1 Comment

Voters resoundingly approved the 2012 Tech Bond Tuesday night. Election results showed 70.35 percent voting for the bond and 29.65 percent voting against.

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