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CMPP students meet Ukrainian visitors

March 21, 2012 // 4 Comments

Skyline students Talia Dessel and Allison Lang share their internship plan to Pittsfield Township trustees and visiting delegates from Ukraine. Standing next to them is the visitors' translator. When Skyline students Allison Lang and Talia Dessel began their internship with Pittsfield Township March 19, they …

This spring, a large group of choir students from three Ann Arbor high schools will join with the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra in a performance of Carl Orff’s monumental cantata Carmina Burana. Members of the A Cappella choirs from Pioneer, Huron and Skyline high schools are …

Now in their 22nd year, the Tappan Players announce the 2012 performance of award-winning musical Little Shop of Horrors by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken. Under the direction of Alex Mendiola and Kathy Kauffmann, the production will feature more than 150 Tappan middle-school students. 

Elementary teacher upgrades writing lessons

March 20, 2012 // 7 Comments

  Online social networks like Edmodo encourage students, like these King Elementary fifth graders, to give one another constructive feedback in a regulated setting that protects their privacy.  By Tara Cavanaugh When you think about using technology in the classroom, you might think of students …

Win a gift card to Nicola’s Books!

March 16, 2012 // 3 Comments

That’s right: We’re having another giveaway for the AAPS social media fans and followers. The winner will be announced next week.

Artist Jerzy Drozd taught Bach third and fourth graders about the artistic elements of storytelling March 14. –By Tara Cavanaugh Bach Elementary students learned what gives comics their zip, boom and pow during a mini-lesson in the art of comic strip making yesterday. Local graphic …

By Tara Cavanaugh The U.S. Navy Band, widely considered one of the best in the world, honored Pioneer High School with a free two-hour performance to a full house on Saturday, March 10.

More Schools of Choice seats open

March 8, 2012 // 1 Comment

The Board of Education voted to open 170 seats for Schools of Choice at its March 7 meeting. This means that more students have the option to request to attend a new district school. In the previous two years of Schools of Choice, the district opened …

Sparking the love of language

March 7, 2012 // 5 Comments

Each lesson, the U-M student teacher selects elementary students to lead the class in song. These four third-graders led the class in singing the Spanish alphabet on Tuesday, March 6 at Bryant Park. By Tara Cavanaugh Twice a week, third and fourth grade classrooms at …

Skyline CMPP teacher Pat Jenkins and MEEMIC representative Stuart Gordon show off the $1,000 donation. Behind them are the Skyline seniors who are the first to complete the 3-year Communications, Media and Public Policy magnet. By Tara Cavanaugh A big check always brings big smiles, …

AAPS educators talk technology

March 2, 2012 // 5 Comments

By Tara Cavanaugh An anonymous survey was conducted in January 2012 to learn what teachers, media specialists and principals think of the current technology available in the district.

All district computers out of warranty

March 1, 2012 // 5 Comments

As of the end of February, all AAPS computers are out of warranty. This means the district is facing rising repair costs and shrinking inventory, said John VanRiper, director of information technology.

District launches Tech Bond informational campaign

February 29, 2012 // 0 Comments

Superintendent Dr. Patricia Green shares  the district’s educational goals and how they relate to the 2012 Technology Bond. More than 75 staff, administrators, PTO members and union representatives attended an informational meeting at Huron High School on Feb. 29. The event kicked off the informational …

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