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Allen’s specials team celebrates the award with Principal Kerry Beal (far right)  and Robin Bailey, back row, right, who coordinates the district’s fine arts curriculum. By Jo Mathis AAPS District News Editor Arts education thrives at Allen Elementary, which now has a prestigious award to …

Christie Lower is treated to a concert by some of her music students at Logan Elementary. Photo by Jo Mathis. During National Teacher Appreciation Week this week, AAPS District News is profiling teachers who are completing their first year at Ann Arbor Public Schools. Christie …

Joe Sims says he’s honored to have a “dream job” teaching at AAPS. Photo by Jo Mathis During National Teacher Appreciation Week this week, AAPS District News is profiling teachers who are completing their first year at Ann Arbor Public Schools. Joe B. Sims grew …

Story, photos and video by Jo Mathis AAPS District News Editor They know every name, can handle every emergency, and answer the doorbell 80 times a day. On Administrative Professionals Day, AAPS honors its 105 office professionals and five executive assistants who fill so many …

  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.

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