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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 …

Current and former members of Pioneer’s women’s track team gather for a moment of silence in honor of Coach Bryan Westfield. Story and photos by Jo Mathis AAPS District News Editor One of the things Coach Bryan Westfield was noted for saying to his Pioneer …

“We don’t look at it like it’s a choice whether we’ll be ready or not, I mean we have to. I mean all these kids have to be picked up safely, delivered to and from school, and ready to learn on time,” says Durham School Services Regional Vice President Brad Tate.

By Jo Mathis AAPS District News Editor Sal Barrientes, pausing during a break at Monday’s workshop, is a fan of IB. Photos by Jo Mathis. On their first day of summer break, dozens of AAPS teachers met for a day-long International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme …

Nat Powell in the Pioneer High School media center. Photo by Jo Mathis. Nathaniel Powell grew up in Portsmouth, Virginia. His love of learning led to multiple degrees, including: North Carolina A and T State University, bachelor’s in economics, 1968; North Central Michigan College, associate’s …

An impressive class of graduates leaves Ann Arbor Public Schools five high schools in 2015. 1,306 diplomas were awarded over the last two weeks at commencement ceremonies for Pathways to Success Academic Campus, Community High School, Huron High School, Pioneer High School and Skyline High School.

“It is inevitable in life to have distractions and hardships, but we will move past them. We will look down on the storms and know we can conquer them. As eagles, we will continue to dream big and press towards the mark, to reach the goal as shown in our prosperous sports and test scores,” says Skyline graduate Nia Willis.

Left to right: Rob Casalou, Class of 2016 wellness champions, and Jeff Bradley. As the only student-led comprehensive high school wellness initiative in the area, Skyline High School’s SkyWell is forging some new territory when it comes to promoting wellness and advocating for healthy choices …

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