AAPS Updates

February 2013

EMU students school Lawton kids in brain science

February 26, 2013 // 0 Comments

Photo provided by Katiuska Luna-Cancalon Sometimes, in order to learn about something that’s very complicated, it’s best to break it down into its most simple parts. An Eastern Michigan University, adjunct professor used that idea with her neuroscience students –– and with Lawton Elementary students …

By Tara Cavanaugh Chartwells sent chefs into AAPS high schools last week to show students that healthy eating can be anything but bland. At Pioneer, Kim Sinclair and head cook Allison Kiersey (shown in the video above) whipped up stir-frys with style, tossing meat, vegetables …

NAAPID founder Joe Dulin with Carpenter Elementary Principal Charles Davis, Jr. By Tara Cavanaugh  Joe Dulin thinks that parents are among a school’s most important assets, and he’s put that idea into action. The retired Ann Arbor educator, who was the principal of Roberto Clemente …

The Community High Jazz combo “Supernova” was selected as the winner of the University of Michigan Jazz Combo Festival on Saturday, Feb. 9. Also, CHS alto saxophonist Jacob Johnson was named runner-up for “Most Outstanding Soloist” of the entire festival. 

Cartoonist Dave Coverly visits Pioneer

February 14, 2013 // 0 Comments

Cartoonist Dave Coverly is third from right. Photo provided by Barbara Klaver. Dave Coverly, cartoonist creator of Speedbump and father of Pioneer senior Alayna Coverly, visited English teacher Barbara Klaver’s classroom to discuss the graphic novel Maus. Pioneer High School’s Contemporary World Literature classes were …

Calvin Ross and Kenneth Mitchell of the French Dukes Drill team on Feb. 12 at Pioneer High School.  By Tara Cavanaugh The French Dukes drill team, which won dozens of national and state-level championships after its inception in the sixties, visited the school where it …

The Most Boring Workshop in the World Taught by Anna Sheaffer Ages: 10-12, 15 students Thursday, February 14, 6-7:30pm (one session) Do you like to watch mold grow? Is clipping your toenails your idea of a good time? How about watching paint dry? Then this …

Taught by Will Purves Ages: 16-18, 10 students Wednesday, February 13, 6-8 p.m. (one session) Chocolately goodness and the inside scoop on the Michigan Merit Exam! Two hours of material, sample sections, and study strategies. All this AND you can schedule a follow-up session with …

Starting on Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, the Ann Arbor Public Schools will be enabling single sign-on access to the PowerSchool Parent Portal. This will allow you to view each of your students’ information through the use of one login that you create. Whether you have one or more …

Mitchell mini-movies debut on the silver screen

February 11, 2013 // 2 Comments

  By Tara Cavanaugh The Mitchell Elementary School cafeteria was abuzz with excitement Wednesday night as students in dresses and suits eagerly pulled their families, some even accompanied by grandparents and cousins, to sit and watch their work debut against the long red curtains on …

AAPS Adult Ed earns $3K award

February 11, 2013 // 1 Comment

Beth Carlson teaches a GED prep class at Mallets Creek library last fall. The Ann Arbor Adult Education program earned a $3,000 Incentive Award from the state Office of Adult Education. This increase to the program’s funding is being awarded based on students high post-test rates …

Swim coach Dennis Hill celebrates 1,000 wins

February 8, 2013 // 0 Comments

Pioneer swim coach Dennis Hill was honored with a celebration of his career on Thursday night, comprising 1,000 wins and 31 state titles over 45 years. He sent out this thank-you today:

By Tara Cavanaugh At the Haisley Heritage Festival, you can feel like you’re a world away –– and right at home. The annual festival highlights students’ families and cultures with booths, foods and dances. It also creates a sense of community within the school itself. …

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