AAPS Updates

November 2015

Sherri Hane is the 2016 Elementary Science Teacher of the Year. Sherri Hane was recently named the 2016 Elementary Science Teacher of the Year by the Board of the Michigan Science Teachers Association. The winner was chosen for using or modeling best practices, inspiring students, …

Story and photo by Jo Mathis AAPS District News Editor Katherine Hu has better things to do at recess than stand around chitchatting with her friends. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. She’d just rather help save the earth. So every day after lunch, …

“For example the report did not say, gee, you have three elementary schools that are way under capacity you really need to think about closing one, or two, or perhaps all three of those schools. There is also nothing in here that addresses redistricting or the need to redistrict to align things,” School Board Member Andy Thomas says highlighting some of the recommendations the district doesn’t need to consider at this time.

Rusty Fuller and Chad Downs are co-directors of the Ann Arbor Middle School Athletic Program. Story and photos by Jo Mathis AAPS District News Elizabeth Blackwell was the only girl on Slauson Middle School’s wrestling team last year, but now as an eighth grader, she’s …

Pioneer to honor beloved teacher/coach on Saturday

November 19, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Jo Mathis AAPS District News Editor Pioneer High School basketball player Laura Stroud feels a bit sorry for the girls who play on the team years from now. They may work hard, have fun, and win lots of games. But they’ll never know the …

Thanks to a $350,000 fundraising campaign, the Ann Arbor Public Schools Educational Foundation has unveiled its Middle School STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) Labs Initiative. Funds will cover seven middle school labs outfitted with new desktops, 3D printers, drafting software, construction and robotics …

Community High dean wins National Educators Award

November 18, 2015 // 0 Comments

Youth For Understanding USA (YFU), a global leader in nonprofit educational exchanges, recently presented Dean Marci Tuzinsky of Community High School with its inaugural Award for Education and Innovation at its annual fundraising gala in Washington, DC. “We are so proud of what Dean Tuzinsky …

Ray Reetz stands outside his classroom at Scarlett Middle School. Photo by Jo Mathis. Ray Reetz grew up in Sand Creek, which is just south of Adrian, and lives there today.  The Central Michigan University graduate teaches at Scarlett Middle School, where he serves as …

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