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Video by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor The last day of the school year was extra special for students throughout the district. Here are a few snippets of the action at Pittsfield Elementary this morning: And the annual Pittsfield clap-out for fifth graders:

Jenny Szalay, Lawton kindergarten teacher

May 31, 2018 // 7 Comments

  Photos and profile by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Jenny Szalay was born and raised in Ann Arbor and attended Allen, Tappan, and Huron High. She feels very fortunate to teach in the community in which she grew up. Szalay has taught kindergarten in …

By Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor One of the AAPS safety initiatives designed to keep kids secure at school has been around for decades. Crossing guards are stationed at busy intersections at select elementary and middle schools to help students safely cross busy streets as they walk …

Ella Pinkerton Dehlin proudly shows a classmate her drawing. Ella spends most of her days in a gen ed classroom at Wines, where inclusion is a natural part of the culture. Story and photos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Inclusion is so built into …

Video by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor King Elementary Principal Mary Cooper says the school’s monthly lunchtime Anti-bullying Club is a way for students to learn skills and ways to be empowered to stand up to bullying. “They also get to meet a whole lot …

By Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Bryant first grader Khara, who is blind, does well hearing sounds in words and has quickly mastered the spelling words her teacher Valeska Bass gives her. So Bass decided to give Khara a challenge word to learn within two …

Youth Art Month in downtown Ann Arbor

March 16, 2018 // 0 Comments

Downtown Ann Arbor businesses have turned into an Ann Arbor Public Schools art gallery for the month of March. More than 30 Main Street Area Association merchants are participating in the Youth Art Month collaboration, by placing student artwork in their display windows.

By Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Nicole Smitka grew up in Ann Arbor and considers herself lucky to have attended Lawton Elementary, Slauson Middle School, and Pioneer High School.  With a passion for math and science, she went on to the University of Michigan to earn …

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