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Story, photos and video by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News “Our Lives Matter, Our Votes Count,” was the theme of Sunday’s 2016 Freedom Fund Dinner, where 139 African American AAPS students were honored for academic excellence. The annual fundraiser sponsored by the Ann Arbor branch of …

His classroom is the great outdoors

October 14, 2016 // 5 Comments

 See a few moments from a recent Bryant second grade field trip: Story, photos and videos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News One of Szczygiel’s favorite spots to take AAPS students on field trips is Green Acres Farm in Scio Township. It’s a sunny fall day …

 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 …

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