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The new Rec and Ed Director Jenna Bacolor stands in front of distorted self-portraits at the Comics and Cartoons summer camp. By Tara Cavanaugh If you see Jenna Bacolor, be sure to say hi. She’d be thrilled to get to know you. You might see …

Dr. Elaine Brown, assistant superintendent of Student Intervention & Support Services, with Margaret Yates from the Philoptochos Society. By Tara Cavanaugh Thanks to a grant from the Greek Women’s Philoptochos Society, autistic students will have access to iPads during the school day. The society gave …

By Tara Cavanaugh Ann Arbor Police Chief John Seto looked official in his officer’s uniform, complete with two guns and a large walkie-talkie slung around his waist. But to Jessica Sawin’s small and squirmy class of future first graders at the Summer Learning Institute, Seto …

Big Lots donates $2,500 to Lawton Elementary

August 10, 2012 // 0 Comments

The grand opening of the Big Lots on Lohr Road Friday morning featured balloons, a ribbon-cutting ceremony, and a sizable donation to Lawton Elementary. “Before we open the doors, I’d like to take the opportunity to donate to the community,” said Diane Kimmel, a Big …

Students get hands-on experience through the AAPS Homebuilding Program. Photo supplied by John Birko. By Tara Cavanaugh A street of stately two-story homes just off of Dhu Varren Road gleams with neatly manicured lawns and impressive stonework. Although they blend seamlessly into the rest of …

Omari Rush interviews a student during Portfolio Day at Scarlett Middle School May 15, 2012. The Ann Arbor Public Schools Educational Foundation (AAPSEF) is proud to announce that Omari Rush has been appointed Chair of the Ann Arbor Public Schools Educational Foundation for a two-year …

Parenting Magazine recently placed Ann Arbor on its list of top ten cities for education. The city came in at number ten. The magazine cited the district’s “unique diversity,” “stellar graduation rate” and a commitment to going green as reasons for making the list.

By Tara Cavanaugh Ann Arbor Public School PTOs could see a sizable donation thanks to its support of a study by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI). UMTRI, in a contract with the US Department of Transportation, is organizing a 3,000-participant study of …

Blooming AAPS gardens buzz with life

July 18, 2012 // 4 Comments

Many AAPS buildings have their own gardens, some which were born this spring. The blooming gardens, each as unique as their respective schools, boast everything from small basil plants to tall corn stalks –– and plenty of promise for fall harvest time.

Nine Pioneer High School athletes participated in the Summer Special Olympics held at Central Michigan University May 31 to June 2. The students took home eight gold, two silver and seven bronze medals. 

According to the ACT scores released by the Michigan Department of Education last week, Community High School has a reason to celebrate: the school’s ACT scores ranked third highest in the state. Students take the test when they are juniors. The 115 students at Community …

Volunteers organize and pack school supplies Friday morning. By Tara Cavanaugh Back in March, Logan Elementary school was commended by Ann Arbor Mayor John Hieftje for donating more than 5,000 books to the Philippines as part of its March Reading Month activities. The First Presbyterian …

By Tara Cavanaugh Community High School’s 40th reunion celebrations this weekend brought hundreds of alumni from across the country back to Ann Arbor for a reunion picnic Saturday, a Jazz Band reunion concert Saturday night and a Comstock Reunion Concert today.

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