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Video by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Rising sixth graders often have some anxiety as they make the transition to middle school. How to open a locker is a common concern. Hoping to eliminate that fear, Scarlett Middle School Assistant Principal Jaye Peterson presents a …

“Engineering and math just go hand in hand, it’s very seamless you know to go from the math part to the engineering. The cool thing about it for them is they get to see the fact that math is not just a stand-alone, it’s actually used somewhere else,” says Marty Moreno.

Editor’s Note: King Elementary Principal Mary Cooper was one of 31 teachers chosen as a 2018 International Educator to Japan. The teachers—including four from Brussels, one from Canada and 26 from around the United States—spent 12 days in Japan, visiting Tokyo, Kyoto, Hiroshima and Nara. …

By Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor It was all about birds this year as more than 280 families participated in one of two action-packed sessions of the Summer Learning Institute concluding today at Allen Elementary. The curriculum integrates reading, writing, social sciences and math in …

Story and video by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Students returning to Scarlett Middle School in September will quickly notice a new addition thanks to students in the Summer English as a Second Language Academy (SESLA). Over the last three weeks, the students have enhanced …

Video by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Showing preschoolers that science is magical is the idea behind the newest Rec & Ed summer camp. Have a look at at few minutes of Fairytale STEAM Camp:         <iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/57Pjhxqjhwc” frameborder=”0″ allow=”autoplay; …

Video and photos by Jo Mathis, AAPS District News Editor The ever popular Safety Town is now underway, helping incoming Young 5’s, kindergarteners and first graders learn the difference between safe and unsafe situations. Held at Dicken Elementary, Safety Town teaches bike, car and fire …

By Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor The annual Thurston English Language Summer Program partners with the Leslie Science Center to provide experiential learning opportunities aligned to the AAPS science curriculum. “We explicitly focus on building content area vocabulary and background knowledge along with the English skills …

Photos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor [Show slideshow] 1234► ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] AAPS honored its 2018 retirees an an annual dinner celebration last night at Weber’s Inn. Twenty-seven of the 65 retirees showed up for the gala, where AAEA President Fred Klein …

“As non-partisan officials tasked with directing the education of the students in our district we are opposed to the proposed removal of important parts of our state’s and nation’s history from teaching standards. We are opposed to the removal and reduced emphasis on whole populations of people, groups that have played an important role in our nation’s story, and historically significant events.” – statement from AAPS Board of Education members.

By Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor A2 STEAM special education teacher Connie Myers grew up in Pinckney.  She moved to Chelsea when she was in the eighth grade and graduated from Chelsea High School. Next she attended Western Michigan University, where she played softball as …

Video by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor The last day of the school year was extra special for students throughout the district. Here are a few snippets of the action at Pittsfield Elementary this morning: And the annual Pittsfield clap-out for fifth graders:

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