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AAPS Updates

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Video and photos by Jo Mathis, AAPS District News Editor The ever popular Safety Town is now underway, helping incoming Young 5’s, kindergarteners and first graders learn the difference between safe and unsafe situations. Held at Dicken Elementary, Safety Town teaches bike, car and fire …

By Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor The annual Thurston English Language Summer Program partners with the Leslie Science Center to provide experiential learning opportunities aligned to the AAPS science curriculum. “We explicitly focus on building content area vocabulary and background knowledge along with the English skills …

Photos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor [Show slideshow] 1234► ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] AAPS honored its 2018 retirees an an annual dinner celebration last night at Weber’s Inn. Twenty-seven of the 65 retirees showed up for the gala, where AAEA President Fred Klein …

“As non-partisan officials tasked with directing the education of the students in our district we are opposed to the proposed removal of important parts of our state’s and nation’s history from teaching standards. We are opposed to the removal and reduced emphasis on whole populations of people, groups that have played an important role in our nation’s story, and historically significant events.” – statement from AAPS Board of Education members.

By Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor A2 STEAM special education teacher Connie Myers grew up in Pinckney.  She moved to Chelsea when she was in the eighth grade and graduated from Chelsea High School. Next she attended Western Michigan University, where she played softball as …

Video by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor The last day of the school year was extra special for students throughout the district. Here are a few snippets of the action at Pittsfield Elementary this morning: And the annual Pittsfield clap-out for fifth graders:

  By Jo Mathis/AAPS District News As Huron High School says goodbye to two beloved guidance counselors, many will miss the collective wisdom of the retiring Wendy Reinhardt and Denise Eaddy-Richardson. In addition, future Huron  commencement ceremonies  may sound a bit more mellow without their …

A2 Schools Podcast June 13, 2018

June 13, 2018 // 0 Comments

Superintendent Jeanice Swift recaps the 2017-18 school year and offers a preview of what’s going on this summer in the Ann Arbor Public Schools.  She also looks ahead to the 2018-19 school year. 

Story and photos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor When Linda Carter’s first piano teacher tried to get her to sit down and practice for an hour every day, her parents knew that wasn’t going to work. Linda Carter does not sit still for long. …

“Change is inevitable, but change is exciting. Change will force a new person from within ourselves to emerge and we must not fear this. We must embrace it with unbridled enthusiasm because our futures are bright and brilliant,” says Olivianah Baugh.

Profile and photos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Kristin Kubacki grew up in Grand Rapids, and moved to Ann Arbor when she became a student at the University of Michigan. She has a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from U-M’s School of Art and Design, …

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