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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 …

The Eberwhite Elementary first and second graders presented a lively show titled “A Winter Fantasy” Thursday afternoon before schoolmates, staff, and family. Music teacher Jeffrey Willets said he was very proud of the six- and seven-year-olds, who’ve been working on the musical since October. He …

Robyn Skodzinsky, King Elementary office manager

November 3, 2015 // 11 Comments

Robyn Skodzinsky talks with a student at King Elementary. Photos by Jo Mathis. Born just outside of Cleveland, Robyn Skodzinsky was raised in upstate and central New York. She moved to Ann Arbor in 1998 to serve as an AmeriCorps member for two years with …

Stephen’s classmates help his sister, Alexa, cut the ribbon of the new amphitheater.   Story and photos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News When Stephen Easter died of hypothermia following a canoeing accident on a father-son campout two summers ago, his family and friends were consumed …

Jim Stock, head custodian, Haisley Elementary

October 20, 2015 // 1 Comment

  Jim Stock makes sure Haisley Elementary is safe and clean. Photo by Jo Mathis. Jim Stock was raised in Livona and Hamburg, and attended Pinckney Community Schools. He then attended U.S. Truck Driver Training School in Detroit where he received his Commercial Driver License …

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.

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