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U-M soccer player Jen Pace enjoys some playground time with her pen pal, Sophia Riegle. Pittsfield and Pattengill students were treated on Tuesday to a meet-and-greet with their University of Michigan athlete pen pals.  In an effort to learn more about life as a college student …

These fourth graders, holding water-themed watercolors, are proud to know their poems are posted on the UN website. Pictured in the back row are teacher Robin Gleason and  student teacher Evelyn Daughtery. Some Bach Elementary fourth graders have a unique connection to the United Nations …

“Action!” That was the word of the day at Logan Elementary, where a professional film crew was on hand to produce promotional videos of the students’ upcoming performance of an anti-bullying play. All 104 fourth and fifth graders at the school have played a part …

  Heather Sweet selects produce for her family. On the first day of the Community Action Network’s summer camp at Mitchell Elementary last summer, a young camper asked to take half of her sandwich home for her mom. “We knew from the very first day …

Pattengill Elementary third grade teacher Susan Beech isn’t wild about the traditional Valentine’s Day parties at school. That’s why her students were happily engaged Thursday in Beech’s Bunch’s Fourth Annual Valentines Service Day. Each year, parents donate materials, which the children use to create artistic …

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 …

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