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“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 …

Ben Graham in his office at Skyline High School. Photo by Jo Mathis. Ben Graham was born and raised in Ann Arbor, and attended Burns Park and Slauson before graduating in 1994 from Pioneer High School. He attended the University of Michigan’s Residential College for …

The Huron Symphony Orchestra under the directory of Timothy Krohn will perform at next year’s Michigan Music Conference. The Huron High School Music Department recently received some great news from state music organizations. MSBOA (The Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association) has named three Huron …

“Your adjustment to the unexpected and uncontrolled defines your life. It can bring great joys never contemplated. When life puts a roadblock in your path, paint it your favorite color, build a hang glider out of it and soar into a new future,” Pioneer English teacher Shawn Ashley tells the class of 2015.

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