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With rain in the forecast all day, the 2018 edition of Ann Arbor Public Schools popular Picnic Pops moved indoors at Pioneer High School. Despite the scene change, more than 1,000 students from A2 STEAM at Northside, Ann Arbor Open, Clague, Forsythe, Huron, Pioneer, Scarlett, Skyline, Slauson and Tappan performed a variety of popular hits.

Story, photos, video by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Shiny shoes? Check. Resume in hand? Firm handshake? Done and done. Scarlett Middle School students were on their best behavior on the 24th annual Portfolio Day, a much-anticipated Scarlett tradition. Ninety-three local business leaders volunteered to …

By Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Abby Ruehlmann is completing her first year of teaching in the district, but has already made a big impact on the ELA team and students at Clague Middle School. Principal Che´Carter says her enthusiasm and deep content knowledge creates an …

Video by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Ann Arbor Public Schools once again hosted the county-wide Washtenaw Elementary Science Olympiad at Pioneer High School over the weekend. It is the largest of its kind in the world. The day-long event—which welcomed all elementaries from the county …

By Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor One of the AAPS safety initiatives designed to keep kids secure at school has been around for decades. Crossing guards are stationed at busy intersections at select elementary and middle schools to help students safely cross busy streets as they walk …

Video by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News National School Nurse Day—celebrated on the Wednesday of National Nurses Week—honors all school nurses who care for students in schools every day, promoting learning through healthy children. “School nursing is so much more than just Band-aids and medicines,”  says Kristin …

Photos and video by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Amy Lynn Sierzega was born and raised in Williamston. She is an alumna of Michigan State University, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in music education and is currently pursuing her master’s degree through the College …

“I have no doubt that the message these young people will take from this event is the importance of community involvement, support and service. We look forward to their carrying on the tradition of giving back to their community wherever their life’s work takes them,” said Superintendent Jeanice Swift.

By Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Eidtor Molly Sykes Crankshaw was born and raised in Ionia, the daughter of the late Dr. Robert and Barbara Sykes. She attended Eastern Michigan University, where she earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees. She and her husband, Bruce Crankshaw (Huron …

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