- Allen Elementary School one year after flood, readying for 2017-18 school year
- Back to school 2017: 3 from Pioneer’s Class of 2010 will be new AAPS teachers this year
- What’s a 12-letter term for impressive? Peter Collins, whose 100th (!) crossword puzzle will soon be published in The New York Times
- Pioneer graduate commissioned by violinists from 35 countries; will bring world together through music
- Huron graduate awarded scholarship; hopes to change lives through music therapy
Articles by AAPS News Editor
View the finished house in the Sumerset neighborhood off of Dhu Varren Road between Nixon Road and Pontiac Trail. The event is open to the community.
Students will have an abundance of memories from the 2010-11 school year, thanks to the work of the new Yearbook Club, a group of fifth-graders who published the 60-page project.
Andy Hsiao created a shirt with a “Fight on, Japan!” message, which became a hot item sold throughout the Ann Arbor community. He sold 443 shirts, raising nearly $2,500 for the Rotary Japan Disaster Recovery Fund.
Coyotes were a featured presentation during the school’s first Conference on Evolution of Michigan Wildlife, a project of the ninth-grade ACIS I Biology classes.
Seventh-graders harvested produce last week that was cleaned and served in the district’s middle school cafeterias. The pilot project is the first of its kind in Ann Arbor and may be repeated in the fall.
AAPS employee Amy McConnell will walk with a district team in this year’s Relay for Life Ann Arbor. The event will feature more than 400 walkers in the 24-hour relay on June 25 at Washtenaw Community College.
Abbot Elementary fifth-graders took part in deer heart and lungs dissection with a local doctor to supplement their study of the human circulatory and respiratory systems.
The notebooks, which run on the Chrome operating system and use the Chrome web browser, have been tried out over the past few weeks in classrooms at Skyline High School and Ann Arbor Open @ Mack.
Logan Elementary School teacher Emily Fairless thanks her third-graders with a special “Oscar Night” ceremony with food, fun and families.
A series of briefs from around the district, including: WAY Washtenaw meeting June 14, Kiwanians give scholarships, One Million Reasons foundation fundraiser under way, Carpenter Girl Scouts donate to C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and more.
Visitation will be noon to 8 p.m. Monday, June 13 at C & H Community Home for Funerals, Ypsilanti, with a Homegoing Service scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 14 at Second Baptist Church, Ypsilanti.
A series of briefs from around the Ann Arbor Public Schools, including: The Washtenaw Elementary Science Olympiad is Saturday; Friday night highlights a Youth for Understanding variety show at Tappan.
Skyline High School has received national certification for its Project Lead The Way program that it has offered since 2010. “Rather than sit passively by and listen to a lecture – kids are building, developing and creating,” said teacher Tom Pachera. “It’s the kind of hands-on experience that will engage more students in science, technology, engineering and math.”
Scarlett Middle School eighth-graders got a taste of multiple career choices during the school’s annual Portfolio Day, which teams students up with local professionals who share their expertise about the working world. Also this month, the A2Y Chamber honored the program with its Exemplary Educational Endeavors award.
Nine Ann Arbor Public Schools elementaries will have new principals due to retirements and shifts in personnel and two middle schools will get new assistant principals for the 2011-12 school year. All of the new appointments are internal in the district.