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Program enhancements are coming next year to all Ann Arbor Public Schools under the plan the Board of Education discussed at this week’s study session. Superintendent Jeanice Swift says the theme this year is to bring improvements to every classroom in the district.

“You can get a full set of opportunities, from elementary, to middle, and high school, to see what Ann Arbor Public Schools has to offer, and see if this is something you’re going to want to commit to and be a part of, and as I said it’s got a long tradition of excellence,” says Tappan Middle School Assistant Principal Chris Roberts.

U-M soccer player Jen Pace enjoys some playground time with her pen pal, Sophia Riegle. Pittsfield and Pattengill students were treated on Tuesday to a meet-and-greet with their University of Michigan athlete pen pals.  In an …

These fourth graders, holding water-themed watercolors, are proud to know their poems are posted on the UN website. Pictured in the back row are teacher Robin Gleason and  student teacher Evelyn Daughtery. Some Bach Elementary …

  Heather Sweet selects produce for her family. On the first day of the Community Action Network’s summer camp at Mitchell Elementary last summer, a young camper asked to take half of her sandwich home …

Pattengill Elementary third grade teacher Susan Beech isn’t wild about the traditional Valentine’s Day parties at school. That’s why her students were happily engaged Thursday in Beech’s Bunch’s Fourth Annual Valentines Service Day. Each year, …

Four AAPS elementaries in top 100

February 10, 2015 // 0 Comments

A sign in an Allen Elementary hallway sums up the school spirit. Two AAPS elementaries—Angell and Allen—are among the top 50 elementary schools in the state, while Burns Park and King are in the top …

  Carolyn Bybee at the piano accompanies students at the fundraiser. Ann Arbor Open @ Mack recently hosted its second annual Coffee House Recital Music Fundraiser spearheaded by the school’s instrumental and vocal music teachers— …

Grant provides 8 right-sized cellos

January 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

Instrumental music teacher Rosalie Koenig shares in the excitement with Bach students Zubaidah A., Zinah A., and Livi J. Bach Elementary fifth grader Livi J. loved learning to play the cello that she—along with every …

Lakewood Elementary hosts MLK Jr. program

January 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

Lakewood Elementary used its weekly community meeting today to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and accomplishments.  Led by music teacher, Amy Sierzega, the children sang, read, and played recorders for their classmates and …

Suzanne Walsh, who enrolled her daughter, Deren Vostina, at Mitchell Elementary to access IB at the earliest stages, addresses the crowd Sunday at Huron High School. More than 450 people—mostly eighth graders and their parents—showed …

Jazz comes to life at Pittsfield Elementary

December 19, 2014 // 0 Comments

It’s one thing for children to learn a thing or two about jazz in a music or history class. It’s quite another for a jazz band to take to the school stage for a rousing …

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