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  Story, video and photos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Wines Elementary vocal music teacher Beth McNally thought she was simply going to an ordinary school assembly when Principal David DeYoung surprised her with some great news: She has been named the UMS/DTE Energy Fund …

Winding through a beautiful Ann Arbor neighborhood near the University of Michigan campus, the tree-lined Burns Park Run loop course has been a favorite of beginner and world-class runners alike. Now in its 38th year, the Burns Park Run will be held on Sunday, May 1.  It is a long-standing and successful …

Bethany Tabaka attended Chelsea Public schools through high school, then majored in both elementary education and Spanish at Western Michigan University. She learned to speak Spanish fluently by participating in a study abroad course in Queretero, Mexico. After college, she married Josh Tabaka (“the love …

 Story and video by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Thanks in part to a new program started this year at Logan Elementary, fifth grader Ahmed Hejazi has made a lot of new friends this year. Some have disabilities. Some don’t. And the fact that it just …

By Jo Mathis/AAPS District News  Looking at courses for next year? AAPS is one of the only districts in the country to offer Project Lead The Way (PLTW) programs across grades K-12. PLTW is the country’s leading provider of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) …

Story, photos and video by Jo Mathis AAPS District News Editor Haisley Elementary staff and students will be off to see the wizard next week when they fill Forsythe Auditorium for the Haisley Players’ production of The Wizard of Oz. About 80 students in grades …

Ann Arbor Public School’s first district-wide STEAM Expo included everything from kindergarten meteorologists, to high school inventors, to local professionals working for IMRA America, Menlo Innovations and other local tech companies. Students of all ages and their parents visiting Huron High School got to see, touch, and hear about many of the efforts going on in the district to bring together Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math.

Hailey stands by the Wonder Wall at Burns Park Elementary. Story and photos by Jo Mathis AAPS District News Editor Hear Hailey talk about the Wonder Wall: http://news.a2schools.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Voice-245_sd.m4a Principal Chuck Hatt says the wall reflects the school’s culture of kindness and compassion: http://news.a2schools.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/C.Hatt_.m4a Winnie Jalet …

                     Shawn Davis is shown with a few of his students. Photos by Jo Mathis. Shawn Davis grew up in Ann Arbor and was a student at Eberwhite, Slauson, and Pioneer. He earned his bachelor’s degree …

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