- Making a positive impact is part of the job, says bus driver lauded for his concern for kids
- Skyline Theatre to present energetic “Get Hype” Jan. 25
- Celebrity Chef Jet Tila visits AAPS, encourages culinary arts students to travel, explore, work hard
- Maneesha Mankad, Community High School math teacher
- Pioneer teacher and artist-husband co-produce children’s book on a grand reptilian adventure
Articles by AAPS News Editor
WITH VIDEO: Fifth-graders at Eberwhite Elementary had a lesson in entrepreneurship, business acumen and teamwork through their Hip Hop Popcorn project this spring which raised money for local charities. The bottom line: Tasty!
Future engineers in the Burns Park auditorium measure velocity and travel lengths as balloon-powered cars zipped along the floor as part of a program called “A World in Motion.”
An evening program of The Parent University will look at why bullying among children is on the rise and what interventions can be used to stop it.
Holocaust survivor and retired U-M professor Irene Butter speaks to students at Community High, sharing her life story.
The Ann Arbor school board has OK’d a contract with custodial and maintenance employees, avoiding privatizing services, and is considering a consolidated countywide busing plan to save money.
AAPS Educational Foundation Executive Director Wendy Correll is in the spotlight due to her recent efforts to raise money for the Ann Arbor Public Schools through the foundation’s “One Million Reasons” campaign.
The Huron High School Symphony Orchestra will give its final concert of the year on Thursday evening, April 29. This evening of music-making will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Meyers Auditorium at HHS, 2727 Fuller Road, Ann Arbor. The event is free to the public.
More than 200 summer camp offerings are made available through the district’s Community Education and Recreation Department. Visit www.aareced.com or call 734-994-2300.
District residents James Corey, Victoria Haviland, Noah Hurwitz, Jack Panitch and Andy Thomas have all applied to fill a vacant seat on the Ann Arbor school board. Trustees are expected to fill the post on May 12 at the regular board meeting.
Both Burns Park and Northside elementary schools have received grants from the AAPS Educational Foundation to start school gardens, designed as outdoor classrooms. Burns Park is well under way, while Northside is getting started this spring.
The sport of crew is becoming more popular in established programs at Pioneer and Huron high schools and is also catching on at Skyline, as team members at all schools prepare for May championships that qualify them for national regattas.
While schools around Ann Arbor celebrated Earth Day, Lawton Elementary students work toward an all-school recycling effort. At Northside, a local illustrator a Native American approach to living.
Artwork by Angell School first-grader Gerald Kim is among 15 pieces by elementary students to be featured at state exhibits sponsored by the Michigan Art Education Association.
Emily Cepla has fought depression throughout high school and college. The U-M senior said telling her parents about the problem was the best thing she did to put her life back on track.
Items and briefs of note around The Ann Arbor Public Schools: Teachers are honored, Slauson students sew for a cause, volunteers appreciated and district to discuss achievement gap.