AAPS Updates

March 2016

Bethany Tabaka attended Chelsea Public schools through high school, then majored in both elementary education and Spanish at Western Michigan University. She learned to speak Spanish fluently by participating in a study abroad course in Queretero, Mexico. After college, she married Josh Tabaka (“the love …

 Story and video by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Thanks in part to a new program started this year at Logan Elementary, fifth grader Ahmed Hejazi has made a lot of new friends this year. Some have disabilities. Some don’t. And the fact that it just …

The cast of “Rock of Ages!’ Photo by Myra Klarman After six booming years on the Broadway stage, Pioneer Theatre Guild will present “Rock of Ages!” this spring. The performance dates are: Friday, April 29 Saturday, April 30 Friday, May 6 Saturday, May 7 All …

By Jo Mathis/AAPS District News  Looking at courses for next year? AAPS is one of the only districts in the country to offer Project Lead The Way (PLTW) programs across grades K-12. PLTW is the country’s leading provider of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) …

Pioneer High School students compete at the DECA State Career Development Conference at Cobo Center. The Ann Arbor Pioneer DECA chapter had an impressive showing at the recent state conference at Cobo Center in Detroit. “Winning a medal at this level is an outstanding accomplishment,” …

Story, photos and video by Jo Mathis AAPS District News Editor Haisley Elementary staff and students will be off to see the wizard next week when they fill Forsythe Auditorium for the Haisley Players’ production of The Wizard of Oz. About 80 students in grades …

The Chinese TV show Colorful Planet recently filmed at Skyline High School to show a slice of life in an American high school. By Andrew Cluley AAPS Communications Specialist Ann Arbor Public Schools’ already robust options for global learning are expanding. The Board of Education …

Matthew Ferraro, Hannah Rubenstein and Grace Jensen pose with their press passes at Sunday’s debate in Flint. By Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Three Community High School students will always remember the day they covered a spirited debate between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton in …

Ann Arbor Public School’s first district-wide STEAM Expo included everything from kindergarten meteorologists, to high school inventors, to local professionals working for IMRA America, Menlo Innovations and other local tech companies. Students of all ages and their parents visiting Huron High School got to see, touch, and hear about many of the efforts going on in the district to bring together Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math.

Photos, videos and story by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Huron High School junior Alex Kotlyar thinks all students should take a business course to see if that’s a good direction to take in college.          Alex Kotlyar Cosmetology student Karla Salazar feels …

Jan Wery irons one of the 300 or so dresses that will be offered at the Prom Dress sale from noon to 4 p.m. March 13 at WCC. Story and photo by Jo Mathis AAPS District News Editor Jan Wery jokes that friends who ask …

By Jo Mathis AAPS District News Editor CTE Coordinator Karen Eisley is hoping for a big turnout at an event tomorrow night that will showcase the many career paths available to AAPS students. Titled “Fitting the Pieces Together for Career Success,” the evening will be …