AAPS Updates

May 2015

Jeremy Peters presents a check for $3,500 to Director of Bands David Leach; Associate Director of Bands/ Associate Director of Symphony Orchestra Nancy Waring; Director of Orchestras Jonathan Glawe; choir and piano teacher Brendan Closz; and Director of Choirs Steven Lorenz. Photos by Jo Mathis. …

The weather was perfect on the evening of May 29 when Pioneer High School held its prom at Michigan Stadium. Students enjoyed dinner, dancing, touring the locker room and tossing footballs on the field—something not on the typical high school prom agenda. Photos by Jo …

Ashley Moore, A2STEAM fifth grade teacher

May 26, 2015 // 2 Comments

Ashley Moore attended AAPS before becoming a teacher in the district. Photo by Jo Mathis   Ashley Kemp Moore grew up in Ann Arbor and attended Allen Elementary, Scarlett Middle School and Community High School. She graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a double major …

Adam Ruff meets with Google’s John Kelley on Portfolio Day. Photos by Jo Mathis. By Jo Mathis AAPS District News Editor Adam Ruff wants to go into something computer-related once he gets out of college in a few years. So naturally he was psyched to …

Bill Van Loo says PLTW has been a great experience this year. Photos by Jo Mathis. By Jo Mathis AAPS District News Editor Time after time, A2STEAM at Northside parents have told Bill Van Loo they wish project-based education had been around when they were …

School Board Reviews 2015-16 Budget Plan

May 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

“It is certainly a far cry from some of the budgets that we’ve had to work on in the past where we’ve had 10, 15, 18 million dollars to try to find in the budget, I think that the general feeling is that it’s very positive, but cautious,” School Board President Deb Mexicotte says describing the 2015-16 budget plan.

“There isn’t any job they can ever have that isn’t going to involve some kind of writing,” Ann Arbor Ypsilanti Regional Chamber representative Donna DeButts explains why the Skyline Writing Center was chosen to win an Exemplary Educational Endeavors Award.

Sam Stern is a social studies teacher at Pathways to Success.    Photo by Jo Mathis. Sam Stern was born, raised and has continued to pursue his education in Ann Arbor. Stern began teaching in Ann Arbor Public Schools after earning a bachelor’s degree in …

The Ann Arbor Open Makers’ Fair showcasing projects that Ann Arbor Open students have made was a big success, according to Pete Pasque and Allyson Flaster, coordinators of the event. The Makers’ Fair is held to showcase and celebrate creativity through making and creation of all …

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