- Project Lead the Way—now offered in every grade in every AAPS school—to be featured tonight at King Elementary
- Becky Gracey, King Elementary fifth grade teacher
- Skyline High holds 2017 Homecoming Parade; see video and slideshow
- Pioneer Symphony Band to present spirited All Hallows Concert on Oct. 19
- A2 Schools Podcast episode 3, Principal Kerry Beal talks about Allen Elementary’s memorable 14 months
Deborah Katz has worked in and around music for 33 years. Now, the Scarlett Middle School band teacher has hit a high note by earning the first E. Daniel Long Fund for Excellence in Music Education award.
Friends, colleagues and music parents from around the county have donated to the The E. Daniel Long Fund for Excellence in Music Education over the past eight years. Now, the fund has given out its first award, honoring the long-time music educator.
WITH VIDEO: Seven schools are taking part in the ThinkStretch summer learning program this year. The programs are funded through PTOs and the AAPS Educational Foundation.
WITH SLIDE SHOW AND VIDEO: World issues come to the fore at Tappan Middle School, where students who have enough in their lives help those who do not. Clague students have also joined the cause.
WITH VIDEO: About 25 college students from the New Life Church performed a community service day at Scarlett Middle School, moving desks and pulling weeds along the building’s front entrance.
WITH VIDEO: Pre-cooked chicken dinners as well as fresh produce were given to Ann Arbor preschool families during the monthly Farmers Market
Jeff Bradley’s philosophy is to encourage students to find the answer by working hard at labs and learning. The long-time science teacher is known for his “guy-in-a-tie” podcasts and for encouraging his students to be their best.
The Ann Arbor PTO Thrift Shop offers 18,000 square feet of bargains on “Resale Row” along Industrial Highway in Ann Arbor. The nonprofit started with a school yard sale at Tappan School in 1994. Proceeds benefit The Ann Arbor Public Schools.
Atulya Shetty started playing chess at the age of 4. Now 14, he heads for Greece this year to represent Ann Arbor in an international chess championship. He will be a freshman at Huron High School this fall.
A series of briefs about people and news in The Ann Arbor Public Schools. This edition features: The AAPS Educational Foundation continues its One Million Reasons fundraising campaign and also opens applications for teacher grants for the 2010-11 school year; A Carpenter Elementary School parent will participate in the Komen 3-day for a Cure; Ann Arbor District Library kicks off it’s summer reading program.
WITH VIDEO: Members of the Hands-On Museum and Dicken Elementary parents help students discover the wonder of science during Super Science Day.
WITH VIDEO: Sixteen Logan Elementary students gave up some recess time this year to participate in the school’s first choir. Teacher Misty Noble said she hopes to involve more students next year.
WITH SLIDE SHOWS: Walk the halls of Slauson Middle School and see some 94 student-created murals, including 17 new ones done by eighth-graders this year.
WITH VIDEO: Sixth-graders use their experience with a classic novel to create a mock murder trial scene. Teacher Wendy Raymond is honored for her work with legal education.
Pioneer High’s Tim VanRiper was selected this spring as Young Citizen of the Year by AnnArbor.com. Four other Ann Arbor seniors are finalists.