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Dozens of young kids could be seen sprinting over tires, jumping over walls and crawling under nets in a challenging half-mile obstacle course at Scarlett Middle School’s field one summer morning. And they were having the time of their lives.

Tahani Othman’s fifth grade class gave a $525 check to Meals on Wheels Director Beth Adams Tuesday afternoon. The donation was the result of a two-month long economics lesson that taught basic economics principles, which the students summarized in essays and shared with Adams on June 11.

Ché Carter named Clague Principal

June 6, 2013 // 2 Comments

The Ann Arbor Public Schools is pleased to announce the hiring of Mr. Ché A. Carter as Principal of Clague Middle School beginning in the fall 2013-2014 school year.

Oscar Night awards good deeds at Logan

June 5, 2013 // 1 Comment

Emily Fairless’ third grade class participated in Oscar Night on June 3. All students earned awards in one of the five categories: Helping Hands, Team Player, Above and Beyond, Most Improved, and Best Listener.  There were two students (Emily Nowak and Jayden Ballard-Taylor) who earned …

Lakewood Principal Michael Johnson promised any student who participated in fundraising for the school’s Jump Rope for Heart Event and earned more than $50 would be able to pie him in the face.

By Tara Cavanaugh The University of Michigan softball team is pretty busy these days. The team just won another Big Ten Title, their sixth in a row, and are set to play at the next Big Ten Tournament in Nebraska this weekend. But today the …

If you want to see a tight-knit community, just look at Carpenter Elementary. At the school’s 175th anniversary celebration on April 26, students, staff and visitors sang together. They danced together. They marched together to the beat of the Huron High School drum line.It was a community joyously in sync.

Bryant Elementary’s International Night on April 18 had it all. A fashion show featured dozens of students in traditional clothing that represented their cultures. Classrooms became interactive museums, with information and cultural artifacts filling the rooms from floor to ceiling. Most students were in some …

Students play with goop that behaves like a solid sometimes, and a liquid other times. By Tara Cavanaugh It doesn’t always take a gadget with a wireless connection to engage a kid. Sometimes, all it takes is some simple science. Haisley’s first Family Science Night …

By Tara Cavanaugh An Northside third grader is crashing to the ground in a melodramatic fashion, splintering her voice like a lightning bolt. And she’s not going to get in trouble. Just the opposite: she’ll get praised by her teacher JT Quon. Quon teaches elementary …

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