- Community conversation to kick off this month will lead to new AAPS Strategic Plan
- Darcy Knoll, Pittsfield and Pattengill elementary physical education teacher
- That’s a Great Idea: PLPs on sticky labels keep students focused on goals
- Superintendent Swift promotes public education as Michigan Superintendent of the Year
- Don Packard, Pioneer High School English teacher
Pioneer High School’s IVD (Innovative Vehicle Design) team concluded its year with a successful race at Belle Isle. The after-school program allows students to build a car from the ground up and then participate in a race at the end of May. The program is …
“We don’t look at it like it’s a choice whether we’ll be ready or not, I mean we have to. I mean all these kids have to be picked up safely, delivered to and from school, and ready to learn on time,” says Durham School Services Regional Vice President Brad Tate.
Dr. Scott Westerman stands in front of the building that will be renamed in his honor. Photos by Jo Mathis. Story and photos by Jo Mathis AAPS District News Editor Scott Westerman says he’s gone through several stages since learning the Ann Arbor Preschool …
“A really unique experience building up the school. Everyone was accepted and we got the chance to build a community,” says WIHI class of 2015 graduate Megan Andrews.
By Andrew Cluley Communications Specialist Security upgrades were one of the highlights in the 2015 Ann Arbor Public Schools Bond issue. Voters overwhelmingly passed the $33 million bond proposal in May, and the School Board this week considers the first such security improvements. The need …
“When that bullying enters the school environment as a disruption, that’s when we are able to take actions, up to and including police involvement,” says School Board President Deb Mexicotte.
“We often talk about incremental improvements, this data is in the magnitude of a 20 to 30 percent improvement. It’s astonishing,” says School Board President Deb Mexicotte.
Students Miranda Cox, Emily Rousell, Jacob McGuckin and Ryan Snuverink stand in front of the house they helped build in CTE. Photos by Jo Mathis. By Jo Mathis AAPS District News Editor Kathy Rousell was surprised when her daughter Emily said she had applied for …
“It was a great opportunity to just reconnect with people and see where they are now and how they received the first year and a half of work and really to learn where they think we should go next,” says Superintendent Jeanice Swift.
Debbie Bondy in the Scarlett Middle School courtyard she helps tend. Debbie Bondy grew up in Dearborn, graduated from Fordson High School with a focus on automotive repair, and continued her automotive education on a full scholarship at Henry Ford Community College. Over the years, …
By Jo Mathis AAPS District News Editor Sal Barrientes, pausing during a break at Monday’s workshop, is a fan of IB. Photos by Jo Mathis. On their first day of summer break, dozens of AAPS teachers met for a day-long International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme …
Dicken’s Little Free Library Dicken Elementary School installed a Little Free Library in a corner of Dicken’s garden, where there is now a reading garden surrounded by sunflowers. The ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Little Free Library was held recently during the school’s annual ice …
“It was really inspiring to hear how they told their stories, it was different than hearing it from a book like a textbook in school, so it was really nice to hear personal stories,” says Skyline student Morgan Hall.
“Highest accomplishment was that of guiding the Ann Arbor Public Schools through one of its most turbulent times in its history. During that time he served with dedication, skill, vision and patience, as he, his staff, and the board deliberated on the future direction of the Ann Arbor Public Schools District,” says former School Board Member Henry Johnson.
“You want a district that stays cutting edge, and Ann Arbor is a pretty cutting edge district with really good programing,” says USA Hockey NTDP Senior Director of Operations Scott Monaghan.