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When comparing the 2010-11 school year to 2014-15, the number of high school students that were suspended at least once is down 48 percent. At the middle school level that reduction is 75 percent, and a 74 percent reduction for elementary school students.

Skyline’s Amy McLoughlin holds the talking stick used during circle discussions. Photo by Jo Mathis. By Jo Mathis AAPS District News Editor Last year, a fight nearly broke out at Skyline High School. Instead, a member of the school’s 23-student “Sky Squad” who saw what …

Stephen’s Theater is a tribute to Stephen Easter who members of the Bach community say had a big personality, loved to perform, and was the type of kid people remember. Easter died in 2013 in the summer after he completed second grade, but will be remembered for years to come thanks to the efforts of Bach students, parents, staff, and the entire community.

AAPS News Editor Jo Mathis captured the excitement of Friday evening’s 14th Annual Lawton Color Run-a-thon which raised money for the John R. Crosby Foundation and the Lawton Elementary PTO. John Crosby was a third grader at the school when he passed away from adrenal …

By Jo Mathis AAPS District News Attorney Elizabeth Dornik speaks to Slauson seventh graders.  Photos by Jo Mathis. Constitution Day may be one of those under-the-radar observances for most Americans. But in the Ann Arbor Public Schools, it’s yet another reason for students to learn …

Teachers and staff head to school on Tuesday

August 31, 2015 // 0 Comments

  Linda Carter leads the cheering squad as new teachers leave the welcome picnic at AAEA offices Friday. Story and photos by Jo Mathis When AAEA President Linda Carter began her teaching career with Ann Arbor Public Schools 41 years ago, she walked into the …

John Crosby was a third grader at Lawton in 2001 when he died of cancer. By Jo Mathis AAPS District News The 14th Annual Lawton Elementary Runathon will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 25 at the school. The event brings …

Homework Club continues for Lakewood kids

July 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

Connor Runchey (left) and Keenan Waller glaze their pottery during “Art with a Story.” Story and photos by Jo Mathis AAPS District News Editor Lakewood Elementary art teacher Peggy Leonard and media specialist Eileen Thomas hated to think that the gains made by students enrolled …

Dicken’s Little Free Library Dicken Elementary School installed a Little Free Library in a corner of Dicken’s garden, where there is now a reading garden surrounded by sunflowers. The ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Little Free Library was held recently during the school’s annual ice …

By Jo Mathis AAPS District News Editor Twenty Huron High School students are now published authors upon the release of their anthology of bedtime stories titled, “A Lantern of Fireflies: An Illustrated Treasury of Tales of Adventure, Discovery, and Magic.” Zach Sanders reads his story, …

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