AAPS Updates

April 2015

“It’s great that people are getting awards here today, but it’s the work that went into the award that you should celebrate, not the award itself,” Nobel Prize winner and Pioneer High School graduate Dr. Eric Betzig said.

This is a chart of the IB programs being developed in Ann Arbor. Families interested in enrolling in the future Ann Arbor International Baccalaureate (IB) schools for the fall of 2015 are invited to learn about this exceptional offering at the following locations and times, …

‘We want to educate the whole child’

April 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

Scarlett Middle School music teacher Cory Bergman at the piano he says badly needs to be replaced. Photos by Jo Mathis. By Jo Mathis AAPS News Editor When Scarlett Middle School music teacher Cory Bergman sits down at the choir room piano, it’s apparent that …

2015 Bond Proposal: Please vote on May 5

April 28, 2015 // 1 Comment

Radio host Lucy Ann Lance talked with trustees Donna Lasinski, Andy Thomas and me about the 2015 Bond Proposal to be decided by voters on Tuesday, May 5. April 28, 2015 Hello Ann Arbor Public Schools Community, We recognize the tremendous value of our schools …

Many AAPS music teachers are seasoned performers and share their passion for performing with students daily. For the first time, they are coming together in a showcase for the community. Your attendance and generosity are requested for “An Evening of Music” with the music teachers …

Program enhancements are coming next year to all Ann Arbor Public Schools under the plan the Board of Education discussed at this week’s study session. Superintendent Jeanice Swift says the theme this year is to bring improvements to every classroom in the district.

The Forsythe Middle School Thinking Cap Club, with coach Dan Ezekiel. Photo by Jo Mathis.   The sixth grade Thinking Cap Club finished third out of 100 teams in the country. The  7th/8th grade team from Forsythe Middle School finished in the top 10 percent …

2015 Bond Proposal

April 22, 2015 // 0 Comments

April 22, 2015 Hello Ann Arbor Public Schools Community, We recognize the tremendous value of our schools in neighborhoods across Ann Arbor. When we consider quality community schools, the physical environment in our schools plays a critical role in ensuring a safe and positive learning …

“It’s a fabulous and unique way for us as a community to raise money locally for our schools under the brilliant condition of not raising our tax rate,” Citizens Millage Committee member Simone McDaniel says.

Ellen Banta meets after school with junior Tavahna Paige, who had a question about her homework. Photos by Jo Mathis. By Jo Mathis AAPS District News Editor Ellen Banta says she first considered becoming a math teacher when she was in the ninth grade at …

“You can get a full set of opportunities, from elementary, to middle, and high school, to see what Ann Arbor Public Schools has to offer, and see if this is something you’re going to want to commit to and be a part of, and as I said it’s got a long tradition of excellence,” says Tappan Middle School Assistant Principal Chris Roberts.

Time to unload that e-waste?

April 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

You know that clunky old computer in the basement? How about that heavy 36-inch TV that was long ago replaced by a flat screen and that you couldn’t unload for 50 cents at last year’s garage sale? The E-Waste Collection Day—co-sponsored by Ann Arbor Public …

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