- Clague celebrates new status as “Michigan School to Watch”
- Huron Science Technology Engineering Program (HSTEP) holds first Design Expo
- Pioneer A Cappella Choir uses ASL in stirring performance
- Skyline Theatre presents powerful “Songs for a New World” this weekend
- Community High School jazz musicians wow ’em at Year End Blowout! at The Ark
“All of those who travel through our city, who live here, who work here and play here, go to school here, need to carry the same message as far as being safe,” says Ann Arbor City Administrator Howard Lazarus.
“Ann Arbor is growing and we want to ensure that our children have an excellent learning environment. It’s impressive how quickly growth is occurring,” says School Board President Christine Stead.
“It is not anywhere near enough to even handle one major roofing project at one of our big high schools, so if we were to divert all of those funds to one thing it still wouldn’t be enough to get us there in a year,” says School Board President Christine Stead on why the current 1 mill sinking fund isn’t providing the funds necessary to appropriately keep up with building maintenance.
“Getting to the systemic level of change and the investment back into our teachers and staff and our buildings, that’s kind of our next wave of really advancing the Ann Arbor Public Schools to get us to the level that I think our community expects and hopefully beyond,” says Board of Education President Christine Stead of her goals for the upcoming years.
“The conversation should be about how can we develop a more comprehensive high school schedule that does allow and offers the flexibility that we certainly want to have for our students and that could support a later start time,” says Paul DeAngelis, Executive Director High School Education.
“The presence of guns in schools runs contrary to everything we are wired for in education, and is counterproductive to maintaining a rich, productive and healthy learning environment for our children. We are pleased that the court has ruled in favor of our position that puts the safety of children first,” says Superintendent Jeanice Swift.
“You will not only go to Lansing and work hard on behalf of schools, but you will also be a person that can help change the system,” School Board Vice President Christine Stead told Donna Lasinski.
“The building would be talking to us at this point if it was structurally unsound. We see no signs of structural cracking or movement in the building at all,” says Mitchell and Mouat Architect Kevin Stansbury
“Our 11th graders are in a unique position, everyone of them at least in our schools takes the SAT, which is a nationally relevant test. The MSTEP is not,” says School Board Vice-President Christine Stead.
“The construction provided us many opportunities to use our project based learning. We did erosion projects, and who would have gotten to do that without construction, and we got to design the play scape which was out front now for the K-1 playground, and of course the installation of the wind turbine,” says A2 STEAM Principal Joan Fitzgibbon.
“The good news is that we’ve sustained a third year of significant growth in the district. The excellent news is that growth spans early childhood, pre-school and young fives, elementary school, middle school, and high school,” says Superintendent Jeancie Swift.
“We want people to know that something new and different is happening at Mitchell School, and it is special,” says Principal Kevin Karr.
“This whole body of work has one focus and that is to focus on the student experience while they are in our schools,” says Superintendent Jeanice Swift.
”When you all started it was the first time that I saw meaningful change for some of our at risk kids at the level they needed, at the personal level, with their issues, and their understanding of what’s going on in their lives,” says Ann Arbor Public Schools Trustee Christine Stead.
The Boards of the Ann Arbor Public Schools and Ann Arbor District Library pose for a group photograph after signing a separation agreement. The vote was unanimous by both Boards. Photo by Jo Mathis. The AAPS Board of Education and the AADL Board have each …