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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 …

His classroom is the great outdoors

October 14, 2016 // 5 Comments

 See a few moments from a recent Bryant second grade field trip: Story, photos and videos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News One of Szczygiel’s favorite spots to take AAPS students on field trips is Green Acres Farm in Scio Township. It’s a sunny fall day …

Andy Meyer, Abbot Elementary first grade teacher

September 27, 2016 // 3 Comments

  Andy Meyer, shown with his first graders at Abbot, loves to look back at the end of the school year to see how his students have grown as individuals. Andy Meyer grew up with three brothers in the Kalamazoo area, the son of a …

 Story and photos by Jo Mathis AAPS District News Editor Carpenter Elementary’s renovated courtyard will serve as an outdoor science classroom aimed at helping children understand the natural world around them. “We wanted to make the inner courtyard into a more manageable learning space,” said …

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