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“What I have noticed, even at a very young age, is that students in Ann Arbor Public Schools, they yearn for perfection, they believe perfection is how we succeed. There are students in high school that they get 4.0s because they know that they are supposed to get 4.0s,” says Skyline Senior Charles Graham.

“I think it gives kids a chance to get a jump start on what it’s like to interview for jobs, and become part of the working world. As far as being an eighth grader and having a chance to do this now I think it will give them an advantage later on when they actually are interviewing for jobs,” says Doug Martelle from the Ann Arbor Police Department.

“Ann Arbor is a cultural place, there are cultures from all over the world in Ann arbor, so I think it’s important that the kids get to know different cultures and get to know different ways of doing things. That’s important for the business community also because we all need to learn from other areas and how other people do things,” says David Norton from Bank of Ann Arbor.

NASSP President Michael Allison and Latta Reddy, President, Prudential Foundation present Michigan High School honoree Trip Apley the Prudential Spirit of the Community Award at the Smithsonian Natural History Museum in Washington DC.    Two months before the Flint water crisis got much attention by …

Slideshow, story and photos by Jo Mathis AAPS District News Any transition can be hard, and high on a student’s stress meter is the move from elementary to middle school, followed a few years later by the step up to high school. That’s why every …

Members of the Slauson Science Olympiad team pose with their 3rd place trophy at MSU. Slauson Middle School ended its season with an impressive third place finish at the annual Michigan State Science Olympiad Tournament held April 30  at Michigan State University. More than 200 Division …

Allen’s specials team celebrates the award with Principal Kerry Beal (far right)  and Robin Bailey, back row, right, who coordinates the district’s fine arts curriculum. By Jo Mathis AAPS District News Editor Arts education thrives at Allen Elementary, which now has a prestigious award to …

Forsythe Middle School’s Thinking Cap teams boasted impressive results in the Thinking Cap Quiz Bowl American Answers competition in April. Thinking Cap is an academic competition that tests teams’ ability to answer questions quickly and accurately, in all the academic and elective subject areas.Forsythe Thinking …

Christie Lower is treated to a concert by some of her music students at Logan Elementary. Photo by Jo Mathis. During National Teacher Appreciation Week this week, AAPS District News is profiling teachers who are completing their first year at Ann Arbor Public Schools. Christie …

Joe Sims says he’s honored to have a “dream job” teaching at AAPS. Photo by Jo Mathis During National Teacher Appreciation Week this week, AAPS District News is profiling teachers who are completing their first year at Ann Arbor Public Schools. Joe B. Sims grew …

Forty AAPS students each received a post-high school academic scholarships of $1000 from the Kiwanis Club of Ann Arbor during an awards program and luncheon Monday.  The philanthropy is thought to be the largest, one day contribution by a non-profit organization to the AAPS students for scholarships. These …

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