- Project Lead the Way—now offered in every grade in every AAPS school—to be featured tonight at King Elementary
- Becky Gracey, King Elementary fifth grade teacher
- Skyline High holds 2017 Homecoming Parade; see video and slideshow
- Pioneer Symphony Band to present spirited All Hallows Concert on Oct. 19
- A2 Schools Podcast episode 3, Principal Kerry Beal talks about Allen Elementary’s memorable 14 months
Becky Gracey grew up in Ann Arbor and attended Lawton Elementary, Slauson Middle School, and Pioneer High School. While she was in Marlene Milazzo’s first grade class, she decided she wanted to be a teacher. After earning her degree at Western Michigan University, Gracey headed …
A discussion about the memorable last 14 months for Allen Elementary including dealing with a flood and winning recognition as a 2017 National Blue Ribbon School with Principal Kerry Beal.
“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.
A discussion on Ann Arbor Public Schools International Baccalaureate program with the district’s Pre K – 12 IB Coordinator Kevin Karr.
Photos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Danielle Grosos grew up in Dearborn Heights, the daughter of Mark and Anita Griffin. During high school, she worked for Dearborn Heights 20th District Court and thought about becoming a criminal psychologist. But after she had an experience in …
Photos and profile by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Veronica Nowicki grew up in Saginaw, the daughter of Tony and Maria Moreno. When she was seven years old, her family moved to Puerto de Santa Maria, Spain so her father could collaborate with other business …
August 18, 2017 marks the one year anniversary since a pipe burst, flooding Allen Elementary School. A recap of the Allen community’s unusual year, and the renovations to the building that have been made.
Video by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Several AAPS elementary schools offer Title I Summer School, which gives students a boost in the basics during two weeks of morning classes. Here’s a quick look at what’s happening at Mitchell’s summer program:
By Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Pittsfield Elementary fourth grade teacher Rez Kayto is one of 24 Michigan teachers selected from more than 300 applicants to serve on a new panel to help guide the state’s plan to implement the federal Every Student Succeeds Act …
Video by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News The AAPS Summer Learning Institute (SLI) bolsters student achievement and sets up students for success when school resumes in the fall. Cathy Stone, an Abbot first grade teacher, enjoys helping students from across the district at SLI. “It’s fun …
Thanks to Menlo Innovation providing space, the event also gave AAPS a chance to let the community see the science, technology, engineering, arts, and math or STEAM offerings across the district. This includes Project Lead the Way in Kindergarten through 12th grade and FIRST Robotics Teams.
Elementary School aged children from across Washtenaw County competed in the 15th annual Washtenaw Elementary Science Olympiad this weekend at Pioneer High School.
“What we would do then is continue to provide supports beyond the third grade year, which as you can see in many other states is satisfactory so we will not get into retention, promotion discussion. We just continue to support the students as they move up,” Superintendent Jeanice Swift on what AAPS will do with students that aren’t reading at grade level at the end of third grade.
Story and photos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News As busy Pioneer High School students, it would be commendable if Erica and Katie Liu volunteered their time occasionally. But these sisters have such fond memories of being in Brian Schad’s fifth grade at Lawton Elementary, and …
Photos and profile by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Sarah Schemanske grew up in Highland and completed her undergraduate degree at Albion College. She then taught for seven years in North Carolina, gaining experience in second, third and fourth grades while leading the district’s LEGO …