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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, …

David Zinn, at his mural. Photos by Jo Mathis   By Jo Mathis AAPS District News Editor David Zinn bought his Fifth Street house across from Bach Elementary 20 years ago partly because of the playground and big field out back. And for 20 years, …

“I think it’s more of a life-long process that they learn, hopefully we’ve instilled some love of science in them. That they’ve had a chance to discover different scientific principles and activities outside of what they’re taught in the classroom,” says WESO Board President Susan Blackburn.

Ashley Moore, A2STEAM fifth grade teacher

May 26, 2015 // 2 Comments

Ashley Moore attended AAPS before becoming a teacher in the district. Photo by Jo Mathis By Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Ashley Kemp Moore grew up in Ann Arbor and attended Allen Elementary, Scarlett Middle School and Community High School. She graduated from Eastern Michigan University …

Bill Van Loo says PLTW has been a great experience this year. Photos by Jo Mathis. By Jo Mathis AAPS District News Editor Time after time, A2STEAM at Northside parents have told Bill Van Loo they wish project-based education had been around when they were …

The Ann Arbor Open Makers’ Fair showcasing projects that Ann Arbor Open students have made was a big success, according to Pete Pasque and Allyson Flaster, coordinators of the event. The Makers’ Fair is held to showcase and celebrate creativity through making and creation of all …

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