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September 2012

Meet Huron’s 2012 Homecoming Court

September 27, 2012 // 0 Comments

  Huron High School celebrated its Homecoming Friday, Sept. 28. Its 2012 Homecoming Court consisted of freshmen Georgia Plagen and Josh Jackson, sophomores Ava Jetli and Jack Martin, juniors Saranya Jayendraprasad and Kevin Masini, and seniors Hope Donaldson, Nick Ford, Hannah Gadway, Ryan Silvester and …

Tracey Van Dusen is an A.P. Government teacher at Pioneer High School. By Tara Cavanaugh Barack Obama. John McCain. Arne Duncan. Pioneer High School A.P. Government teacher Tracey Van Dusen doesn’t just teach about these political players; she’s met them. In her free time, Van …

Skyline Equestrian team wins district championship

September 24, 2012 // 0 Comments

Photo of the team after winning trophy. Back row: Lysette Kessler; Madeline Turner; Tara Trent; Julian; Ceclia Lundberg; Fin Seely;  Lauren Mesik; Allie Kier. Foreground Kneeling: Co-Captains Ben Ehrlich and Cece Simonsen. The Skyline Equestrian team swept the Michigan Interscholastic Horsemanship Association District series by winning …

Tracy Anderson with Mari Cohen during The Communicator’s print journalism class Friday. Anderson has been the adviser for the newspaper for 13 years. Mari, a senior, is an editor of the print publication. By Tara Cavanaugh A Pacemaker Award is a big deal. A really …

Design by Mediah Austin Five Pioneer High School students were selected as finalists in the Kerrytown Bookfest design competition Sept. 9. Mediah Austin, Megan Childs, Maggie Lemak, Jiaming Shen and Desiree Robinson were selected from a pool of 50 other students who submitted a design …

U-M water polo players Emily Senja and Barbara Lanier lead a group activity with Michele Wilkins’ fourth grade class from Pattengill at “Block Out Bullying.” By Tara Cavanaugh Bullying affects everyone –– even college-level athletes. That lesson and many more were highlighted at “Block Out …

Victoria Norris is the first female player on the Skyline football team. By Tara Cavanaugh At any given Skyline football game, you might notice that number 16 is an impressive kicker, sailing field goals through the posts in a powerful arc again and again. From …

Liran Grassi and Daniel Kessel are learning about American sport culture through a visitor’s program sponsored by the Department of State. By Tara Cavanaugh Last Friday’s football game at Skyline was packed with students, families, local community members and some special out-of-town guests. Ten Israeli …

By Tara Cavanaugh From face paint to cookies to balloons, the color sky blue was everywhere at Skyline’s  first-ever ‘Friday Night Lights’ tailgate. The event, held under a large tent outside of the football stadium, was the idea of athletic booster board member Sue Maulbetsch. …

Students who work on The Communicator visited Minneapolis for a national convention last year. Photo submitted by Tracy Anderson. The National Scholastic Press Association announced Sept. 6 that The Communicator, Community High School’s student-run newspaper, is a recipient of four national awards.

Class sizes vary throughout the schools. Here, Megan Franzen teaches 18 kindergarteners at Bach Elementary in June. By Liz Margolis, Director of Communications for the Ann Arbor Public Schools School has started and the Ann Arbor Public Schools, like all districts across Michigan, continues to …

Video by Tara Cavanaugh To kick off the school year, Pattengill Elementary greets its third graders with a “clap in” followed by a flag raising. The 3-5 school (grades K-2 attend sister school Bryant Elementary) had a small snafu or two during its flag raising, …