AAPS Updates

February 2015

How many students get the chance to design their own playground? That’s exactly what’s happening at A2STEAM @ Northside, where students on Saturday will present a large-scale model of the playscape they’ve designed to a landscape architect. “It was an easy connection—what child wouldn’t want …

All AAPS eighth graders treated to viewing of Selma

February 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

  “Awesome.” “Cool.” “Sad, but good.” That’s how three eighth graders walking out of the movie “Selma” summed up the award-winning movie Friday morning at Cinemark on Carpenter Road. Thanks to the generosity of Old National Bank and the AAPS Educational Foundation, eighth graders from …

Anjuli Kapila Pioneer High School junior Anjuli Kapila treasures the time she’s spent in Kenya with the University of Michigan’s Kenya Summer Research Program. Participants of the two-week program implement clean water systems, teach, and hold public health seminars.  Anjuli was particularly struck the time she …

AAPS instrumental music teacher Rosalie Koenig, with three young cellists at Bach Elementary. Ann Arbor often shows up on lists of Top Places for this or that. So it’s not a big surprise that the city came in Number Two on Best College Reviews’ “The …

  Heather Sweet selects produce for her family. On the first day of the Community Action Network’s summer camp at Mitchell Elementary last summer, a young camper asked to take half of her sandwich home for her mom. “We knew from the very first day …

Pattengill Elementary third grade teacher Susan Beech isn’t wild about the traditional Valentine’s Day parties at school. That’s why her students were happily engaged Thursday in Beech’s Bunch’s Fourth Annual Valentines Service Day. Each year, parents donate materials, which the children use to create artistic …

Drivers leave the AAPS transportation lot to pick up students after school Wednesday. A committee charged with finding the best bus service for Ann Arbor Public Schools has recommended that the Board of Education hire Durham School Services to take over the job now handled …

Four AAPS elementaries in top 100

February 10, 2015 // 0 Comments

A sign in an Allen Elementary hallway sums up the school spirit. Two AAPS elementaries—Angell and Allen—are among the top 50 elementary schools in the state, while Burns Park and King are in the top 100, according to Bridge Magazine. Now in its fourth year, …

  Carolyn Bybee at the piano accompanies students at the fundraiser. Ann Arbor Open @ Mack recently hosted its second annual Coffee House Recital Music Fundraiser spearheaded by the school’s instrumental and vocal music teachers— along with a small army of parent volunteers. Even though …

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