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AAPS says thanks and farewell to outgoing trustees

December 20, 2016 // 0 Comments

Photos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Three outgoing AAPS School Board trustees—Deb Mexicotte, Andy Thomas, and Donna Lasinski—were honored for their countless hours of service at a reception last week prior to the Board meeting at Forsythe Middle School.  See the slideshow here:

“The presence of guns in schools runs contrary to everything we are wired for in education, and is counterproductive to maintaining a rich, productive and healthy learning environment for our children. We are pleased that the court has ruled in favor of our position that puts the safety of children first,” says Superintendent Jeanice Swift.

Ty Harris, far right, came up with the idea of a class fundraiser to be held at the Neutral Zone. Daniel Zacks, center, and senior Mo Soumarro, seated, were among the students who helped with the project. Story and photos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News …

By Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Kim Garber grew up in Michigan, and has been a resident of Ann Arbor for more than 20 years.   She earned a bachelor’s of engineering degree from Michigan Technological University, a master’s of engineering from Oakland University, and …

This year’s Career and Technical Education Career Night hosted by Huron High School gave students in many programs the chance to demonstrate some of the skills they have been learning this year.

AAPS STEAM Expo: Not your typical science fair

December 7, 2016 // 0 Comments

 Photos, video and slideshow by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News   Robots. Rainbows of laser-made nanoparticles. A sparkling EcoCar 3. Visitors to the annual STEAM Expo at Huron High School Tuesday night had plenty to experience as they made their way to 50 exhibitions staffed by students …

Ann Arbor Public Schools has been named a winner in the annual Michigan School Public Relations Association Communications Contest.   AAPS District News Editor Jo Mathis  AAPS District News Editor Jo Mathis received Distinguished Achievement awards in the photography and social media categories. MSPRA, an affiliate …

By Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Two events running simultaneously at Huron High School from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 6 will give visitors an up-close look at some exciting programs offered at AAPS. The third annual STEAM Expo & CTE Career Night …

Profile and photos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Sophia Dubreuil grew up in New York, the daughter of Haitian immigrants Antoine and Marie-Solange Dubreuil. In 1986 she accepted a full track scholarship to The University of Michigan, and graduated in 1990 with a bachelor’s …

Editor’s Note: This is Part 2 of a story on how one AAPS elementary school welcomes and helps two visually impaired students succeed in their kindergarten and second grade classrooms. Story, photos and video by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Inclusion, diversity, hard work, and compassion …

Story, photos and video by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Inclusion, diversity, hard work, and compassion are among the values celebrated at Bryant Elementary. In fact, the school was named for custodian Clifford E. Bryant, who for 25 years beginning in 1946, was known as a …

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