- Allen Elementary School one year after flood, readying for 2017-18 school year
- Back to school 2017: 3 from Pioneer’s Class of 2010 will be new AAPS teachers this year
- What’s a 12-letter term for impressive? Peter Collins, whose 100th (!) crossword puzzle will soon be published in The New York Times
- Pioneer graduate commissioned by violinists from 35 countries; will bring world together through music
- Huron graduate awarded scholarship; hopes to change lives through music therapy
Articles by AAPS News Editor
August 18, 2017 marks the one year anniversary since a pipe burst, flooding Allen Elementary School. A recap of the Allen community’s unusual year, and the renovations to the building that have been made.
These 2010 graduates of Pioneer High School have something else in common: They’ll be new teachers at AAPS this fall. Hear what they have to say:
By Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor He’s done it again. Huron High School math teacher Peter Collins has written yet another crossword puzzle for The New York Times. That makes an even 100. And if you know how tough it is to get even one …
By Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Those who attended Pioneer High School with Stephanie Ann Boyd will not be surprised to learn that the 2009 graduate has been commissioned to write a new solo violin sonata by violinists in 35 countries as part of the …
Carolyn Grawi (left) and Anna Dusbiber congratulate Kayla Kendall (center) for receiving a John Weir Scholarship. Photo by Jo Mathis. By Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Recent Huron High School graduate Kayla Kendall is grateful to be one of four Michigan students to receive a …
Story, photos and video by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor The 108 students of the Summer English as a Second Language Academy (SESLA) were excited last night to unveil the new expansive mural they painted as a gift to Scarlett Middle School. Local artist Mary …
Video by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Several AAPS elementary schools offer Title I Summer School, which gives students a boost in the basics during two weeks of morning classes. Here’s a quick look at what’s happening at Mitchell’s summer program:
By Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Pittsfield Elementary fourth grade teacher Rez Kayto is one of 24 Michigan teachers selected from more than 300 applicants to serve on a new panel to help guide the state’s plan to implement the federal Every Student Succeeds Act …
“These immunization requirements exist to prevent the spread of disease, injury and death in the community,” says Jessie Kimbrough Marshall, Medical Director for Washtenaw County Public Health.
Video by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News The AAPS Summer Learning Institute (SLI) bolsters student achievement and sets up students for success when school resumes in the fall. Cathy Stone, an Abbot first grade teacher, enjoys helping students from across the district at SLI. “It’s fun …
“We are proud to be able to continue to invest in our teachers. We will keep moving forward, as one team, to achieve an exceptional educational environment. Much appreciation, on behalf of the Board of Education and our entire community, for working so hard on a multiyear agreement that we can all be proud of,” says Board President Christine Stead.
Susan Smiddy, a music therapist at the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, recorded Anna’s heartbeat in her final days, then recorded a song using parts of Anna’s favorite songs on top of her heartbeat. The family used “Anna’s Heartbeat Song” to create a slideshow with photos …
“We’re all so happy for you of course, and we’re all so sincerely going to miss all of you. There really isn’t any replacing any of you, you all have a legacy that is the Ann Arbor Public Schools,” says AAPS Board of Education President Christine Stead.
Thanks to Menlo Innovation providing space, the event also gave AAPS a chance to let the community see the science, technology, engineering, arts, and math or STEAM offerings across the district. This includes Project Lead the Way in Kindergarten through 12th grade and FIRST Robotics Teams.