AAPS Updates

November 2012

Youth Impact members prepare afterschool this week for Friday’s fundraiser. By Tara Cavanaugh  Taste test pizzas from Ann Arbor pizzerias and support a good cause. It’s a win-win, right? More like a win-win-win-win. The Take Heart Association benefits from the donations, local pizza restaurants benefit …

AAPS graduate begins career in human rights work

November 27, 2012 // 2 Comments

By Tara Cavanaugh A year ago, Tao Li was in Battambang, Cambodia, one of the country’s most impoverished areas, teaching 50 children in a small concrete classroom with one window and no electricity. She returned to Ann Arbor in May, but the AAPS graduate won’t …

Clague Middle School celebrates 40th anniversary

November 20, 2012 // 0 Comments

  By Tara Cavanaugh A school is never just a school. It’s a second home. It’s a place to grow up. It’s a family all its own. That familiar feeling was unavoidable at Clague Middle School’s 40th anniversary celebration Sunday, Nov. 18. Teachers, staff and …

Logan’s ‘Noodle Dinner’ a delicious success

November 16, 2012 // 2 Comments

By Tara Cavanaugh More than 100 students and their families feasted on food from around the world Thursday night at Logan Elementary. The school’s annual Noodle Dinner serves as both a fundraiser and community-building event and has taken place for at least ten years, said …

Washtenaw Community College students teach Burns Park fifth graders about ratios Wednesday at the Math Carnival. By Tara Cavanaugh At the Burns Park annual Math Carnival, everyone’s a winner. Washtenaw Community College education students practice giving math lessons. Burns Park students learn new concepts and …

Judge Tim Connors visits Jill Castillo’s sixth grade advisory for Career Awareness Day at Forsythe. By Tara Cavanaugh  As he stood in Mrs. Jill Castillo’s sixth grade classroom, Washtenaw County Circuit Court Judge Tim Connors looked stately, his long black robes brushing the floor. “Some …

By Tara Cavanaugh Weekday mornings can feel like a timed race. Starting with a screaming alarm clock and ending with a frantic drive to school, there’s often barely enough time to make sure one’s shoes match. But once a year at Lakewood Elementary, morning slows …

Ann Arbor Open fifth and sixth graders color in an electoral map Tuesday night. By Tara Cavanaugh  On election night, Mike Derhammer’s class at Ann Arbor Open was full of fifth and sixth grade political pundits. Ethan Seelig thought Mitt Romney would win. Sam Bailey …

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Northside kindergartners voted in their first presidential election today at Northside School. After reading “Duck For President” by Doreen Cronin, Ms. Wade and Ms. Smith’s classes participated in a variety of activities to better understand the election process. Today after showing their “voter registration cards” all …

Women’s US Chess Champion Irina Krush visited Dicken Elementary Nov. 1. She was invited by the school’s chess club teacher. By Tara Cavanaugh Irina Krush understands why some might think chess is boring. The quiet, classic game of strategy doesn’t scream exciting. But for Krush, …

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