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Story and photos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor The Michigan Department of Education, Office of Career and Technical Education (OCTE) has given the AAPS’ Ann Arbor Student Building and Industry Program the “Career and Technical Education Outstanding Program Excellence in Practice Award.” This award …

By Terry Jacoby/weloveannarbor.com Pioneer students Katie Wolber and Sampoorna Ravikanth are walking through the halls of high school with one step focused on their own dreams and goals and another step looking towards helping create a better future for everyone. These two steps came together …

Profile and photos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Kristi Whitaker Krile was a military brat. Her father was in the Air Force, so she and her younger sister lived all over the world, including Hawaii, Texas, California, England and Ohio.  Partly because her father …

Ella Pinkerton Dehlin proudly shows a classmate her drawing. Ella spends most of her days in a gen ed classroom at Wines, where inclusion is a natural part of the culture. Story and photos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Inclusion is so built into …

By Terry Jacoby/weloveannarbor.com Having a couple of standout swimmers certainly helps put a team high up on the board at a swimming meet. But to put that team at the top requires a total team effort where every turn counts and every touch creates points. …

Video by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor King Elementary Principal Mary Cooper says the school’s monthly lunchtime Anti-bullying Club is a way for students to learn skills and ways to be empowered to stand up to bullying. “They also get to meet a whole lot …

By Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Bryant first grader Khara, who is blind, does well hearing sounds in words and has quickly mastered the spelling words her teacher Valeska Bass gives her. So Bass decided to give Khara a challenge word to learn within two …

Video and photo by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News The Health & Medicine Bio-Medical Sciences Magnet at Ann Arbor’s Skyline High School held its 4th annual SkyWell Wellness Expo for Skyline students and staff recently. Skywell—a student peer-to-peer initiative to promote wellness school-wide—partnered with many community …

Story and photos by Jeff Barr/weloveannarbor.com It comes out five times a year, anywhere from 80-100 pages, full glossy magazine, 8½ x 11. No, we’re not talking about special editions of Sports Illustrated or National Geographic; if you go to Community High School, it’s your issue …

Youth Art Month in downtown Ann Arbor

March 16, 2018 // 0 Comments

Downtown Ann Arbor businesses have turned into an Ann Arbor Public Schools art gallery for the month of March. More than 30 Main Street Area Association merchants are participating in the Youth Art Month collaboration, by placing student artwork in their display windows.

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