AAPS Updates

September 2016

Andy Meyer, Abbot Elementary first grade teacher

September 27, 2016 // 4 Comments

  Andy Meyer, shown with his first graders at Abbot, loves to look back at the end of the school year to see how his students have grown as individuals. Andy Meyer grew up with three brothers in the Kalamazoo area, the son of a …

Collin Ganio, Skyline High School Latin teacher

September 21, 2016 // 3 Comments

Collin Ganio was born in 1970 and grew up in Walnut Creek, California. His childhood goal was to become a starship captain by his 30th birthday, but at the age of seven, he began to suspect this might not happen.  When the cold light of …

 Story, video and photos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Clague Middle School PTSO President Margaret Baker says the school’s new “Cougar Trail” reminds her of a feel-good Jimmy Stewart movie. “It’s like a community-gets-together-and-makes-it-happen “Mr. Smith goes to Washington,”” says Baker, a mother of five who …

By Jo Mathis/AAPS District News A 2006 Huron High School graduate with a love of language has won a prestigious poetry fellowship. The Poetry Foundation and “Poetry” magazine has announced that Angel Nafis is one of five recipients of the 2016 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy …