- Skyline High holds 2017 Homecoming Parade
- Pioneer Symphony Band to present spirited All Hallows Concert on Oct. 19
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- Pioneer Theatre Guild to present “High School Musical” in November
- Pioneer High School section pride day, That’s A Great Idea!
“You should be really proud about the significant enrollment increases, that’s the size of a middle school over two years, and we’re not seeing that elsewhere,” Plante and Moran’s Laura Claeys told the Board of Education.
Superintendent Jeanice Swift says a key purpose of the report was to answer one question, “Are the individuals on our AAPS staff mirroring the student composition?”
While the stronger economy has made it more challenging for school systems across the country to find enough substitute teachers, there is also a challenge unique to Michigan. A 2010 change in state law eliminated one of the best pools of candidates for substitute teachers, recently retired teachers.
“We have a higher standard of care for our students that we willingly embrace and fiercely defend – that of maintaining the safest educational environment – an environment in which guns simply have no place,” says School Board President Deb Mexicotte.
“By almost every measure including the top to bottom list, Ann Arbor was achieving especially for our underrepresented minority students, especially for those who are socio-economically challenged that was being recognized by state and national organizations and state and national governments,” School Board President Deb Mexicotte explains.
“This report is critical to staff, as soon as the survey closes we start to get questions from them about when they will get the data,” says Executive Director of Elementary Education Dawn Linden.
“We don’t look at it like it’s a choice whether we’ll be ready or not, I mean we have to. I mean all these kids have to be picked up safely, delivered to and from school, and ready to learn on time,” says Durham School Services Regional Vice President Brad Tate.
Dr. Scott Westerman stands in front of the building that will be renamed in his honor. Photos by Jo Mathis. Story and photos by Jo Mathis AAPS District News Editor Scott Westerman says he’s gone through several stages since learning the Ann Arbor Preschool …
By Andrew Cluley Communications Specialist Security upgrades were one of the highlights in the 2015 Ann Arbor Public Schools Bond issue. Voters overwhelmingly passed the $33 million bond proposal in May, and the School Board this week considers the first such security improvements. The need …
“When that bullying enters the school environment as a disruption, that’s when we are able to take actions, up to and including police involvement,” says School Board President Deb Mexicotte.
“We often talk about incremental improvements, this data is in the magnitude of a 20 to 30 percent improvement. It’s astonishing,” says School Board President Deb Mexicotte.
“It was a great opportunity to just reconnect with people and see where they are now and how they received the first year and a half of work and really to learn where they think we should go next,” says Superintendent Jeanice Swift.
“Highest accomplishment was that of guiding the Ann Arbor Public Schools through one of its most turbulent times in its history. During that time he served with dedication, skill, vision and patience, as he, his staff, and the board deliberated on the future direction of the Ann Arbor Public Schools District,” says former School Board Member Henry Johnson.
“We’re expecting more students, we’re expecting to hire more teachers. We think if we’re able to continue to grow in that way we’ll actually be in a better financial position and that’s the environment where we’ll be allowed to do something more for our staff,” says School Board Vice- President Christine Stead.
“We’ve lost the bio-diversity of the pond because of this additional sediment,” says Thurston Nature Center Committee Chair Frank Commisky.