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Dawn Dennis Profile and photos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Dawn Dennis was born and raised in Detroit, the daughter of Herman and Marva Jenkins, a retired postal supervisor and retired executive secretary for the UAW.   Family and education were greatly stressed in her …

Ann Arbor Public Schools celebrate NAAPID

February 14, 2017 // 0 Comments

From the preschool to our high schools, Ann Arbor Public Schools brought together students, parents, teachers, and other school staff right from breakfast in the morning, throughout the day, and on into the NAAPID at night event at Washtenaw Community College.

  Profile and photo by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Melissa Schmidt says that her parents, Eric and Mary Anne Jaeger, determined long ago that if they were blessed with children, those children would attend schools which were diverse and challenging. Schmidt and her sister, …

By Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Nearly 60 high school students brainstormed ways to help others in the Ann Arbor area after they followed the lead of a generous six-year-old. Peter Eldon with his contribution to The Education Project When Wines Elementary kindergartener Peter Eldon invited …

Profile and photos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Jen Duman and her brother, Dan, grew up in Livonia, the daughter of Sam and Diane Deckard. She started playing the flute in fourth grade, and continued on the flute and piccolo at Churchill High School in Livonia, …

Editor’s Note: This is Part 2 of a story on how one AAPS elementary school welcomes and helps two visually impaired students succeed in their kindergarten and second grade classrooms. Story, photos and video by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Inclusion, diversity, hard work, and compassion …

Story, photos and video by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Inclusion, diversity, hard work, and compassion are among the values celebrated at Bryant Elementary. In fact, the school was named for custodian Clifford E. Bryant, who for 25 years beginning in 1946, was known as a …

Video by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Ann Arbor Rec & Ed’s School Age Child Care program at Dicken Elementary this week hosted University of Michigan pharmacy students from “Operation Self Care” and “Operation Heart,” who gave a hands-on presentation to promote proper hand sanitation and healthy lifestyle …

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