- Pioneer Science Olympiad impresses at nationals with fifth place finish
- Students, staff & parents clap-out Bach fifth graders on last day of school
- Inspired by a book, Lawton fifth graders raise $1303 for Water for South Sudan
- Pittsfield students raise money for ChadTough Foundation; Michigan QB Dylan McCaffrey lends support
- 3 questions for: Kaye Hoffmeyer, RE acceptance to Oakland University’s musical theatre program
Articles by AAPS News Editor
The AAPS Educational Foundation has funded Elementary Enrichment, Environmental Science, fifth-grade music and testing assessment programs plus 28 teacher grants for 2010-11. And more are being considered.
Tonight, Nov. 8, The Community High School jazz combos Blue Truth and Standard Deviation will be welcomed by the Paul Keller Orchestra to the stage at the Keystone Underground in Ypsilanti as PKO’s special guest student band in the 2010-11 PKO Jazz Student Outreach Program.
An application deadline of Jan. 25, 2011 has been set for those applying to be the new superintendent for the Ann Arbor Public Schools. The school board has said it will have a candidate in place before the next school year begins.
A K-8 program for Mitchell and Scarlett schools could offer a balanced school year calendar with a shorter summer break and more school year inter-sessions for academic enrichment or traditional family time.
WITH VIDEO: Teaching students added to established elementary program; new kindergarten reading club added this year.
The state’s new Michigan Merit Curriculum, a set of tougher, more rigorous standards that have required Ann Arbor and other public school districts to reshape their curriculum. Some students say they would have taken the same class load, regardless, as they aim to apply for college.
As a board-approved community group, The Ann Arbor Parent Advisory Committee for Special Education works with the district and with families, assisting in the often-complicated process for special education and special needs students.
Personal trainer Mark Harris says getting in shape and staying fit is no more difficult than any other goal in life: take it in small bites and eventually, you will make it to the finish line. Harris does personal training for AAPS Rec & Ed.
Michael White is expected to return to his principal’s role in January, replacing current principal Tamber Woodworth in the second semester of school. Woodworth says she plans to retire.
A series of briefs from around the district including: Luther Corbitt retires from Bryant, Skyline sophomore begins online column, WISD superintendent to retire in December, seven districts embrace IB county program.
Ann Arbor students and parents told consultants Tuesday they were looking for a leader who is responsive, knowledgeable and someone who will listen and lead the district. Additional forums are Wednesday night.
826michigan, a local nonprofit that focuses on writing and literacy, has chosen the Roberto Clemente Center as its major project for this year. A book of students’ fictional accounts of the Civil War will be developed this year and published in the spring.
Teen musical group Sole Transit wins battle of the bands contest at Neutral Zone and a recording contract prize.
WITH SLIDE SHOWS: The garden’s a delight for students as well as teachers at Tappan Middle School. The Tappan Agrarian Garden serves as a teaching tool and has spawned an after-school club for students. And interest is growing.
A longstanding partnership brings one-on-one help to students. “Kids struggle at all ages,” explained Ellen Quart, an Eberwhite Elementary School teacher consultant and U-M Psychology professor who started the program in the mid-1990s.