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Danielle Grosos, Pattengill Resource Room teacher

September 27, 2017 // 1 Comment

Photos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Danielle Grosos grew up in Dearborn Heights, the daughter of Mark and Anita Griffin.  During high school, she worked for Dearborn Heights 20th District Court and thought about becoming a criminal psychologist.  But after she had an experience in …

Veronica Nowicki, Lawton Second grade teacher

September 18, 2017 // 2 Comments

Photos and profile by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Veronica Nowicki grew up in Saginaw, the daughter of Tony and Maria Moreno. When she was seven years old, her family moved to Puerto de Santa Maria, Spain so her father could collaborate with other business …

Video by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Several AAPS elementary schools offer  Title I Summer School, which gives students a boost in the basics during two weeks of morning classes.  Here’s a quick look at what’s happening at Mitchell’s summer program:

Video by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News The AAPS Summer Learning Institute (SLI) bolsters student achievement and sets up students for success when school resumes in the fall. Cathy Stone, an Abbot first grade teacher, enjoys helping students from across the district at SLI. “It’s fun …

“What we would do then is continue to provide supports beyond the third grade year, which as you can see in many other states is satisfactory so we will not get into retention, promotion discussion. We just continue to support the students as they move up,” Superintendent Jeanice Swift on what AAPS will do with students that aren’t reading at grade level at the end of third grade.

Story and photos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News As busy Pioneer High School students, it would be commendable if Erica and Katie Liu volunteered their time occasionally. But these sisters have such fond memories of being in Brian Schad’s fifth grade at Lawton Elementary, and …

Photos and profile by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Sarah Schemanske grew up in Highland and completed her undergraduate degree at Albion College. She then taught for seven years in North Carolina, gaining experience in second, third and fourth grades while leading the district’s LEGO …

“Titanium Beasts” include: front row, left to right: Varsha Reddy, Ryan Wang, Ganesh Palaniappan, Arvind Bharadwaj, Ashmit Deb, and Arjun Bharadwaj. Back row, left to right: Anjalika Dandamudi, Bavani Vijay, Sakthi Vijay. The AAPS team known as “Titanium Beasts,” which is a part of AA4STEM-4H, is one …

Video and photos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Scarlett Middle School’s sixth grade bilingual students, as well as some of the seventh and eighth grade emerging bilingual students, have been working with the University of Michigan soccer team over the past few months to …

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