AAPS Updates

August 2015

Teachers and staff head to school on Tuesday

August 31, 2015 // 0 Comments

  Linda Carter leads the cheering squad as new teachers leave the welcome picnic at AAEA offices Friday. Story and photos by Jo Mathis When AAEA President Linda Carter began her teaching career with Ann Arbor Public Schools 41 years ago, she walked into the …

    AAPAC co-chair Mary Duerksen says she appreciates knowing what teachers are learning. Photos by Jo Mathis By Jo Mathis AAPS District News AAPS parents whose children have an IEP or 504 Plan say they appreciate the effort to include them more and more …

John Crosby was a third grader at Lawton in 2001 when he died of cancer. By Jo Mathis AAPS District News The 14th Annual Lawton Elementary Runathon will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 25 at the school. The event brings …

  By Jo Mathis Eighty Ann Arbor Public Schools leaders gathered for the first day of the 2015-16 Instructional Council Leadership Retreat Tuesday. The daylong event was an information-filled kick-off to the school year for building principals and heads of Finance, Information Technology, Human Resources, …

Preparing for the first day of school is an exciting time. This year we encourage you to add, “Get to know new state immunization rules” to your list of things to do this month. A state public health law passed this year sets new immunization …

Rhonda Goodman is the friendly voice of AAPS’ new Back to School Helpline. She is assisted by Ann Judge and Aileen Samson. Photo by Jo Mathis What time does school let out this year? What if my child isn’t immunized yet? We just moved to …

By Jo Mathis AAPS District News Editor Nancy Brown, assistive technology consultant, discusses conference plans with contracted event planner Mable Fox. Every AAPS parent with a child who has a disability is encouraged to attend the “Empowering Exceptional Educators Teaching 21st Century Students” conference on …

KidSport Camp kept kids active this summer

August 10, 2015 // 0 Comments

“The KidSport approach — to learn sports skills in a non-competitive environment — is the perfect complement to Rec & Ed’s kid-friendly sports program,” says Rec and Ed Director Jenna Bacolor.

“I love it whether it’s my family or my students, because it’s the thrill of the hunt, it’s like a puzzle,” Katherine Willson explains the excitement she gets from solving a family mystery.