AAPS Updates

December 2015

“When I see kindergarten class sizes, and we have 81 percent under 23 students in the class, that’s spectacular, it’s really spectacular in today’s day and environment and the cost pressures, that we are consistently under. I think it truly reflects Ann Arbor’s priority in the best student experience,” says School Board Member Donna Lasinski.

                     Shawn Davis is shown with a few of his students. Photos by Jo Mathis. Shawn Davis grew up in Ann Arbor and was a student at Eberwhite, Slauson, and Pioneer. He earned his bachelor’s degree …

Ron Robinson stands at the door at the Argus IMRA Planetarium at Pioneer High School. The earth science teacher has been the planetarium’s director since 2011. Story and photos by Jo Mathis AAPS District News When the Argus Planetarium was installed in the new Ann …

Lifeguards needed at AAPS middle schools

December 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

Lifeguards are needed at AAPS middle schools, at an hourly rate of $13. Lifeguards will be responsible for the safety and well being of middle school swimmers under assigned supervision. For more information, click here. Lifeguards are needed at AAPS middle school swimming pools, including …

The Eberwhite Elementary first and second graders presented a lively show titled “A Winter Fantasy” Thursday afternoon before schoolmates, staff, and family. Music teacher Jeffrey Willets said he was very proud of the six- and seven-year-olds, who’ve been working on the musical since October. He …

By Jo Mathis AAPS District News You wouldn’t know it by looking there now, but Thurston Elementary School students have helped plant a new native short-grass prairie in the northeast corner of the Thurston playground. “Every year we engage Thurston students to create or improve …

John Birko pauses for a photograph on the construction site with his students. Photos by Jo Mathis. John Birko, Ann Arbor Student Building and Industry Program teacher, was recognized last month as Builder of the Year for the Builder and Remodelers Association of Greater Ann …

Hour of Code: Rosa Wu (Huron High School class of ’13) helps Huron freshmen learn to program during Hour of Code Wednesday. Story and photos by Jo Mathis AAPS District News Editor Rosa Wu wishes that she could have enrolled in one of the …

By Jo Mathis AAPS District News Editor Like a big red bow on a holiday gift, the Ann Arbor Public Schools Educational Foundation’s Teacher Grants enhance the AAPS experience. Thanks to the foundation’s donation of $17,000 for nine projects, students throughout the district will benefit …

Ann Farnham stands at the entrance of the Ann Arbor PTO Thrift Shop. Story and photo by Jo Mathis AAPS District News Editor Odds are, you are not going to win a car or cash in the Ann Arbor PTO Thrift Shop Car & Cash …