- Community conversation to kick off this month will lead to new AAPS Strategic Plan
- Darcy Knoll, Pittsfield and Pattengill elementary physical education teacher
- That’s a Great Idea: PLPs on sticky labels keep students focused on goals
- Superintendent Swift promotes public education as Michigan Superintendent of the Year
- Don Packard, Pioneer High School English teacher
“No one knows better than our students, and our parents, and our community members and our staff exactly where opportunities are to do better, to realize improvement,” says Superintendent Jeanice Swift.
“We will not take this award as anything other than an opportunity to showcase quality public schooling as a cornerstone of our democracy, and the opportunity for each and every child to have opportunity in this country,” says Superintendent Jeanice Swift.
“I visited all of those schools, I’ve talked to the teachers, they’re very excited about it and the kids love it,” says Executive Director of Elementary Education Dawn Linden.
“When you’re playing it you want to hear what it sounds like, does it do what you’re expecting it to do? Do you have to work harder to make the same thing happen, and ultimately you know which one has the best sound overall and do the most for the music,” says Clague band teacher Jay MacArthur
“We are proud to be able to continue to invest in our teachers. We will keep moving forward, as one team, to achieve an exceptional educational environment. Much appreciation, on behalf of the Board of Education and our entire community, for working so hard on a multiyear agreement that we can all be proud of,” says Board President Christine Stead.
“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.