- Alivia Maus, Dicken Elementary first grade teacher
- Ritchie Coleman retires as Pittsfield Township’s longtime liaison to AAPS; described as ‘servant to all’
- Pioneer Symphony Orchestra to hold preview concert Dec. 13 prior to attending prestigious Midwest Clinic
- Skyline Anti-Bullying Club offers supportive atmosphere for students
- Burns Park students get a taste for keeping cool under pressure in “Chopped Assembly”
Articles by AAPS News Editor
Ann Arbor’s Partners for Excellence program has been in place for 25 years. Today, there are more than 30 formal partnerships with local businesses and civic groups around the community.
Ann Arbor offers an Options Magnet, which allows students to take their high school credits in non-traditional ways such as specialized, individual classes, online offerings and dual enrollment at local colleges.
Bach Elementary School music teacher Kristi Bishop recently returned from a trip to mainland China, where she traveled with a delegation of 51 educators from around the country. “We were given such an opportunity,” she said.
Ecology Club members from Community High School are partnering with the Allen Creek Greenway Conservancy on a project to bring green space to Ann Arbor. The club also is working for green school certification.
A series of news briefs and accomplishments about and for the Ann Arbor Public Schools community.
Pioneer High School Principal Michael White leaves this month for Fort Benning. He will serve one to two years of active duty, training new U.S. Army recruits and troops.
Three orientation sessions are scheduled for Ann Arbor school district families interested in applying for one of 108 open freshman slots at Community High School for the 2010-11 school year.
Student instrumentalists from The Ann Arbor Public Schools have been selected to participate in the State Honors Band and Orchestra and will take part in the Fifth Annual Michigan Music Conference on Jan. 23.
Reduced pay, fewer jobs, alternative approaches and new revenue options are being discussed as the district works on a budget shortfall estimated at $21 million.
A memorial service is scheduled Jan. 17 for Connie Toigo, longtime principal at the Ann Arbor Preschool and Family Center. She died Dec. 30.
Huron High School graduate Cherry Chevapravatdumrong has traded law for laughs, making it big writing TV scripts and books for teens.
A series of four budget meetings are scheduled around the district this month to get public feedback on the 2010-11 fiscal budget. An online survey also invites reader feedback.
Volunteers in The Ann Arbor Public Schools range in age from their 20s to their 80s and everything in between. They can be found in most buildings around the district.
Two Ann Arbor teachers and 12 students represented the area in a delegation to Hikone, Japan this fall. A delegation visited Ann Arbor as well.
Forty four Ann Arbor students have been selected to participate in a state-level junior high/middle school honors choir this month in Grand Rapids.