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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   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 with a double major …

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 …

“I love it when my students get the “ah-ha” moment. Sometimes it happens quickly and sometimes it is a long process but in the end, every time it’s worth the effort,” says Pattengill fifth grade teacher Marie Embry.

Rita Hepner reads the biography the students wrote about her after they interviewed her on a previous visit. Photos by Jo Mathis. ByJo Mathis AAPS District News Editor  Rita Hepner was one of about a dozen older residents who had sat patiently on the patio …

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