AAPS Updates

October 2012

Dicken PTO member Micki Schueler and Karen Patterson from the Huron Valley Humane Society. Ten percent of the funds raised from the Dicken Dash were donated to students’ charity of choice. By Tara Cavanaugh When Dicken Elementary PTO members Micki Schueler and Kirstin Queen came …

Forsythe Middle School Science Fair, February 2012. By Tara Cavanaugh Creating a world-class system of education means learning from many sources –– even those halfway across the world. The district is partnering with Toyota Motor Sales, Inc. as the company creates an international program that …

The planetarium will be updated with the new DigiStar 5 operating system. View a demo of the system at http://vimeo.com/47740434 By Tara Cavanaugh A longtime treasure of the Ann Arbor Public Schools is about to get a major update. Pioneer High School’s Argus Planetarium will …

Basketball camp photo supplied by Rec&Ed. By Tara Cavanaugh Ann Arbor Public Schools’ Community Education and Recreation Department is the grateful recipient of a $100,000 grant from the Michigan Department of Community Health. The grant is awarded as part of MCDH’s Physical Activity and Healthy …

Superintendent Dr. Patricia Green with her friend and mentor Dr. James Comer at Allen Elementary Monday night. Dr. Green holds a copy of Dr. Comer’s most recent book: “The Road Less Traveled: How the Developmental Sciences Can Prepare Educators to Improve Student Achievement.” By Tara …

Pioneer Theatre Guild Presents: RAGTIME

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 Directed by Neal Kelley (UM Theater Major and HHS alum, Senior) and Henry Nettleton (UM Musical Theatre Major, Sophomore) Choreographer: Ariel Hurwitz-Greene (UM Dance Graduate and PHS alum) Music Director: Tim VanRiper (U of M Junior and PHS alum) Conductor: Tyler Driskill (UM School of …

The Tappan Middle School Orchestras are pleased to announce a joint concert with the alternative string duo The Moxie Strings set for Tuesday, October 23, at 7:30pm in the Tappan Auditorium, 2251 East Stadium Blvd.  Free admission. The Moxie Strings is a high energy group that plays celtic, …

VIDEO: Story Time Players bring stories to life

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By Tara Cavanaugh Whether we’re listening to one or telling one, we all love a good story. The Ann Arbor Story Time Players bring stories from around the world to young AAPS students. The players, all retirees, use props and sounds to make the stories …

Megan Franzen’s kindergarten class at Bach Elementary uses interactive social and emotional learning to address the needs of all of her students. By Tara Cavanaugh The district presented positive news at Wednesday’s Board of Education meeting with the 2012-2013 Student Achievement Report. The comprehensive report …

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