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Four AAPS elementaries in top 100

February 10, 2015 // 0 Comments

A sign in an Allen Elementary hallway sums up the school spirit. Two AAPS elementaries—Angell and Allen—are among the top 50 elementary schools in the state, while Burns Park and King are in the top 100, according to Bridge Magazine. Now in its fourth year, …

  Carolyn Bybee at the piano accompanies students at the fundraiser. Ann Arbor Open @ Mack recently hosted its second annual Coffee House Recital Music Fundraiser spearheaded by the school’s instrumental and vocal music teachers— along with a small army of parent volunteers. Even though …

Grant provides 8 right-sized cellos

January 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

Instrumental music teacher Rosalie Koenig shares in the excitement with Bach students Zubaidah A., Zinah A., and Livi J. Bach Elementary fifth grader Livi J. loved learning to play the cello that she—along with every other fifth grader in the district—received at the start of …

Lakewood Elementary hosts MLK Jr. program

January 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

Lakewood Elementary used its weekly community meeting today to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and accomplishments.  Led by music teacher, Amy Sierzega, the children sang, read, and played recorders for their classmates and parents. Lakewood Principal Michelle Seals said she appreciates Ann Arbor …

Suzanne Walsh, who enrolled her daughter, Deren Vostina, at Mitchell Elementary to access IB at the earliest stages, addresses the crowd Sunday at Huron High School. More than 450 people—mostly eighth graders and their parents—showed up Sunday to learn about the upcoming International Baccalaureate Diploma …

Jazz comes to life at Pittsfield Elementary

December 19, 2014 // 0 Comments

It’s one thing for children to learn a thing or two about jazz in a music or history class. It’s quite another for a jazz band to take to the school stage for a rousing combination of music, history and artistry. Pittsfield Elementary students on …

Bryant Elementary presents The Nutcracker

December 18, 2014 // 2 Comments

Dayvien and the Russian dancers get ready to go on stage. If you think Peter Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker” is perhaps a bit too ambitious for a bunch of first graders, then you haven’t met Bryant Elementary’s first grade teacher Son Mi Lim or music teacher …

Kevin Sylvester included some cartooning tips in his presentation. Sylvester enjoys talking to groups of students, as he does here at Haisley. Haisley students listen to Sylvester talk about the life of a writer. About 125 elementary students recently got a big treat thanks to …

U-M baseball players wow Lakewood students

December 8, 2014 // 0 Comments

Principal Michelle Seals collected autographs from the players to give to Noah, a student who was upset because he was too sick to attend school on the day the team came to visit. Students cheered at nearly everything the ball players said in the Q-and-A …

King Elementary students celebrate rare honor

November 21, 2014 // 0 Comments

If the Ann Arbor Public Schools had a Hall of Fame, Martin Luther King Elementary’s National Blue Ribbon School for 2014 would be front and central, says Superintendent Jeanice Swift. “It’s a really big deal. It shows that all students can achieve at high levels,” …

Burns Park Halloween Parade

November 3, 2014 // 0 Comments

King Elementary Named National Blue Ribbon School

September 30, 2014 // 4 Comments

Ann Arbor Public School’s King Elementary School Named A National Blue Ribbon School for 2014  September 30, 2014 Dr. Jeanice K. Swift, Superintendent of the Ann Arbor Public Schools, is pleased to announce that Martin Luther King Elementary School in the Ann Arbor district has …

A2 STEAM at Northside opened their doors, or rather the school grounds on Wednesday night to welcome students, families and staff to the 2014-2015 school year!! Hundreds of families attended the BBQ sponsored by the school and PTO to welcome everyone to the new, innovative …

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