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Photo and profile by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News  Shaenu Micou grew up in Ann Arbor in the Arrowwood Hills community, and attended Northside and Logan elementary schools, Clague Junior High, and Huron High School. Micou earned his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, specializing in juvenile …

Story, photo, and video by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Sada Imran, who was born deaf, has faced her share of obstacles in her 19 years. But with the help of technology, educators and family, and the Student Advocacy Center, Sada graduated with the Skyline …

Video by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News “United” is the theme of the all-day TEDxYouth@AnnArbor 2017 coming to the Skyline High School Commons & Auditorium on Saturday, April 22 from 8am to 4pm. Ticket includes light lunch and interactive technology exhibits. Prices are:  students $5, adults …

Video and photos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Scarlett Middle School’s sixth grade bilingual students, as well as some of the seventh and eighth grade emerging bilingual students, have been working with the University of Michigan soccer team over the past few months to …

Neha Shah, King Elementary fifth grade teacher

April 13, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Neha Shah grew up in East Lansing, where she attended Pinecrest Elementary School. In middle school, her family moved to Farmington, where she attended Power Middle School and  Farmington High. Then it was back to East Lansing, where Shah …

Allen Elementary returns home

April 12, 2017 // 0 Comments

In addition to the air of excitement to check out the new look of the school, or attend classes for the first time in the building for some students, the Allen Elementary community shared thanks and gratitude.

Ann Arbor Public Schools will host its 32nd annual College Fair from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 29, at Pioneer High School. The event is open to all students and all families in surrounding counties, and offers the chance to connect with representative …

Ann Arbor’s Skyline High School Theater will  present Jim Leonard’s haunting play, “The Diviners”  on March 24, 25 and 26.     Winner of the American College Theatre Festival,  “The Diviners” is a moving story about a disturbed young boy and his relationship with a conflicted former preacher …

These Pioneer High School musicians will join the Navy Concert Band on stage to perform John Phillip Sousa’s “Washington Post March.” At right is Band Director David Leach. (Photo by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News) The United States Navy Concert Band will perform at Pioneer High …

Story and photos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News AAPS students take some incredible field trips, from world-class art museums, lectures, and concerts at the University of Michigan, to local sites to learn about wildlife, rocks or water. Lakewood Elementary art teacher Peggy Leonard says her …

Story, video and photos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Luckily for Tappan Middle School music students, Joe DeMarsh broke the vow he took 35 years ago that went something like this: “I will never ever teach again.” DeMarsh’s first teaching job was in a …

Dawn Dennis Profile and photos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Dawn Dennis was born and raised in Detroit, the daughter of Herman and Marva Jenkins, a retired postal supervisor and retired executive secretary for the UAW.   Family and education were greatly stressed in her …

Jenni Wilkening, Huron High School science teacher

February 27, 2017 // 4 Comments

Photos and profile by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Jennifer Wilkening grew up in Alma, the daughter of Gabriel and JanaLynn Almeida. In addition to teaching in Grand Blanc and in Durham, N.C., Jennifer Wilkening has taught at Tappan Middle School, Stone High School, and …

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