AAPS Updates

August 2012

The Ann Arbor PTO Thrift Shop is a nonprofit and fundraising machine for the Ann Arbor Public Schools. It sells furniture, clothing, books, electronics, home goods and more. By Tara Cavanaugh The Ann Arbor PTO Thrift Shop, already a successful fundraising machine for the Ann Arbor …

Get 50% off at PTO Thrift Shop Labor Dale Sale

August 29, 2012 // 1 Comment

The PTO Thrift Shop, a nonprofit that benefits the Ann Arbor Public Schools, is having a super sale on Labor Day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ann Arbor’s 107one radio station will broadcast from the shop midday.

Jason Bowling helps his son work through a ThinkStretch exercise during the last work session on Aug. 21 By Tara Cavanaugh With the new school year just around the corner, students will soon be talking about how they spent their summers. In addition to vacations …

Eight Huron students completed the three-week study-exchange program with Huron’s partner school in Ann Arbor’s German sister city, Tübingen. Students and teachers from Pioneer and Skyline High Schools went also. Kevin Barnes, Reid Arozarena, Felipe Riano-Mojica, Erin Smith, Meghan Meader, Maura Sands, Sarah Jahnke, and Gabriela Dantas …

By Tara Cavanaugh “As the school year begins, it has to begin with kids!” said AAPS Superintendent Dr. Patricia Green at this year’s Opening Day Assembly, which gathers AAPS staff together to kick off the school year. Pioneer High School hosted the assembly. The video …

Adult Education and ESL Classes registering now

August 22, 2012 // 0 Comments

The A2 Tech graduation ceremony at Washtenaw Community College June 4, 2012. The ceremony includes students in the Adult Education Program who have earned their GED. The Ann Arbor Public Schools offers GED and ESL courses, and registration is going on now. UPDATE 8/27: ESL …

The new Rec and Ed Director Jenna Bacolor stands in front of distorted self-portraits at the Comics and Cartoons summer camp. By Tara Cavanaugh If you see Jenna Bacolor, be sure to say hi. She’d be thrilled to get to know you. You might see …

Dr. Elaine Brown, assistant superintendent of Student Intervention & Support Services, with Margaret Yates from the Philoptochos Society. By Tara Cavanaugh Thanks to a grant from the Greek Women’s Philoptochos Society, autistic students will have access to iPads during the school day. The society gave …

By Tara Cavanaugh Ann Arbor Police Chief John Seto looked official in his officer’s uniform, complete with two guns and a large walkie-talkie slung around his waist. But to Jessica Sawin’s small and squirmy class of future first graders at the Summer Learning Institute, Seto …

Big Lots donates $2,500 to Lawton Elementary

August 10, 2012 // 0 Comments

The grand opening of the Big Lots on Lohr Road Friday morning featured balloons, a ribbon-cutting ceremony, and a sizable donation to Lawton Elementary. “Before we open the doors, I’d like to take the opportunity to donate to the community,” said Diane Kimmel, a Big …

Students get hands-on experience through the AAPS Homebuilding Program. Photo supplied by John Birko. By Tara Cavanaugh A street of stately two-story homes just off of Dhu Varren Road gleams with neatly manicured lawns and impressive stonework. Although they blend seamlessly into the rest of …