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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 …

By Tara Cavanaugh Fourth graders from Ms. Thomas, Mrs. Bankey, Mr. Michelson and Mr. Klein’s fourth grade classes performed a rousing tribute to America this week. Carmino Rovosa’s half hour musical “Let’s Hear it for America,” which celebrates America’s history and diversity, was performed Tuesday …

Washtenaw Community College students teach Burns Park fifth graders about ratios Wednesday at the Math Carnival. By Tara Cavanaugh At the Burns Park annual Math Carnival, everyone’s a winner. Washtenaw Community College education students practice giving math lessons. Burns Park students learn new concepts and …

Blooming AAPS gardens buzz with life

July 18, 2012 // 4 Comments

Many AAPS buildings have their own gardens, some which were born this spring. The blooming gardens, each as unique as their respective schools, boast everything from small basil plants to tall corn stalks –– and plenty of promise for fall harvest time.

The latest exhibit at the University of Michigan School of Art and Design opened Monday with the flair of a world-class art show. A live presentation showed art in process. Violins serenaded the thick crowd. Art hung from the ceiling, gleamed in display cases and beckoned from the walls. But this new exhibit was unusually diverse in medium and message, thanks to its hundreds of young artists from the Ann Arbor Public Schools.

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