AAPS Updates

March 2015

Eleanor Olson with her award-winning work. Community High School junior  has won third place in the 2015 Dingell Congressional Art Competition. Eleanor’s pencil drawing “Falling Rain” was chosen from more then 100 pieces. Her work will hang in Congresswoman Debbie Dingell’s office for a year.

Prom 2015: A big night at the Big House

March 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

At a taste-testing Friday afternoon, Pioneer High School senior Julien Heidt, Pioneer High School social committee co-chair, tests the punch that may be served at the prom. Michigan Stadium is visible out the window behind her. With its kitty-corner location across the street, Michigan Stadium …

March 27, 2015 Hello Ann Arbor Community, When we consider the importance of quality schools in a community, we know right away the critical role of excellent school systems to develop our children academically and socially. We recognize the value of our community schools as …

These fourth graders, holding water-themed watercolors, are proud to know their poems are posted on the UN website. Pictured in the back row are teacher Robin Gleason and  student teacher Evelyn Daughtery. Some Bach Elementary fourth graders have a unique connection to the United Nations …

“Action!” That was the word of the day at Logan Elementary, where a professional film crew was on hand to produce promotional videos of the students’ upcoming performance of an anti-bullying play. All 104 fourth and fifth graders at the school have played a part …

  Skyline High School presents William Shakespeare’s classic tragedy of dark ambition, Macbeth, in the Skyline High School Auditorium on March 26, 27, and 28 at 7:30 PM. Tickets are available now at www.showtix4u.com for $8.00 for adults and $6.00 for students and seniors.  Tickets will also be available …

AAPS statement on weapons in our schools

March 18, 2015 // 58 Comments

At the Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education Governance meeting on Monday, March 16, the Trustees who serve on the Governance committee confirmed the clear message stated by the Board of Education at last Wednesday’s meeting – they do not want guns on our …

Superintendent’s Reflection

March 18, 2015 // 20 Comments

March 18, 2015 On Thursday evening, March 5th, an individual with a concealed pistol license attended a choir concert at Pioneer High School, and openly carried a gun into the auditorium. Around the same time, just 47 miles northeast in Madison Heights, Michigan, an individual …

Pioneer High School is one of 13 schools in the country to have been selected as a GRAMMY Signature Schools. In fact, Pioneer was named a Gold recipient—one of the top three of the 13—and receives $3,500 for its music program as a result. “We …

Scarlett Principal Gerald Vazquez addresses the families. At his side is U-M clinical professor Debi Khasnabis. At first, Scarlett Middle School sixth grader Kaylie Herrera was a little nervous at the thought of teachers visiting her home to talk with her and her family. Until …

Board Approves Durham Transportation Services

March 11, 2015 // 0 Comments

Story and photos by Jo Mathis, AAPS District News The Ann Arbor School Board voted 6-1 to approve a three-year, $16.72 million busing contract with Durham School Services beginning July 1. The district’s five-year contract with the Washtenaw Intermediate School District concludes at the close of this …

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