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 Story, video and photos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Clague Middle School PTSO President Margaret Baker says the school’s new “Cougar Trail” reminds her of a feel-good Jimmy Stewart movie. “It’s like a community-gets-together-and-makes-it-happen “Mr. Smith goes to Washington,”” says Baker, a mother of five who …

By Jo Mathis AAPS District News Three Ann Arbor Pioneer High School students have received the first annual Baublit Business Scholarship. John Baublit, who retired from Pioneer High School in 2010 after working as a business  teacher there for 39 years,  established the  scholarship for …

 Story and photos by Jo Mathis AAPS District News Editor Carpenter Elementary’s renovated courtyard will serve as an outdoor science classroom aimed at helping children understand the natural world around them. “We wanted to make the inner courtyard into a more manageable learning space,” said …

“I think it gives kids a chance to get a jump start on what it’s like to interview for jobs, and become part of the working world. As far as being an eighth grader and having a chance to do this now I think it will give them an advantage later on when they actually are interviewing for jobs,” says Doug Martelle from the Ann Arbor Police Department.

“Ann Arbor is a cultural place, there are cultures from all over the world in Ann arbor, so I think it’s important that the kids get to know different cultures and get to know different ways of doing things. That’s important for the business community also because we all need to learn from other areas and how other people do things,” says David Norton from Bank of Ann Arbor.

NASSP President Michael Allison and Latta Reddy, President, Prudential Foundation present Michigan High School honoree Trip Apley the Prudential Spirit of the Community Award at the Smithsonian Natural History Museum in Washington DC.    Two months before the Flint water crisis got much attention by …

Forty AAPS students each received a post-high school academic scholarships of $1000 from the Kiwanis Club of Ann Arbor during an awards program and luncheon Monday.  The philanthropy is thought to be the largest, one day contribution by a non-profit organization to the AAPS students for scholarships. These …

  Story and photos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Two new miyabei maple trees now grace a stretch of Lorraine Street near the Mitchell/Scarlett campus thanks in part to 11 Scarlett Middle School seventh graders. The city of Ann Arbor’s Elizabeth Dean Fund Committee celebrated …

“We’re fighting a fight, let’s be honest about this, when I was in school in the 70’s and 80’s in the Ann Arbor system the state provided tremendous support for the public schools, that is no longer the case,” says author John U. Bacon as he calls for support for the Ann Arbor Educational Foundation.

Winding through a beautiful Ann Arbor neighborhood near the University of Michigan campus, the tree-lined Burns Park Run loop course has been a favorite of beginner and world-class runners alike. Now in its 38th year, the Burns Park Run will be held on Sunday, May 1.  It is a long-standing and successful …

Jan Wery irons one of the 300 or so dresses that will be offered at the Prom Dress sale from noon to 4 p.m. March 13 at WCC. Story and photo by Jo Mathis AAPS District News Editor Jan Wery jokes that friends who ask …

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