- Alivia Maus, Dicken Elementary first grade teacher
- Ritchie Coleman retires as Pittsfield Township’s longtime liaison to AAPS; described as ‘servant to all’
- Pioneer Symphony Orchestra to hold preview concert Dec. 13 prior to attending prestigious Midwest Clinic
- Skyline Anti-Bullying Club offers supportive atmosphere for students
- Burns Park students get a taste for keeping cool under pressure in “Chopped Assembly”
WITH VIDEO: Logan Elementary School community came out in force with its first “Great Bedtime Story Pajama Drive,” bringing in 134 pairs of new pajamas that were each paired with a children’s book and donated to the Community Action Network.
Check out this delightful fourth-grader from Logan Elementary who owns and operates “Shalae’s Sweets,” and meet her inspirational mom who has her own baking business. Both are on Facebook if you want to “like” them. Sweet!
Marketing professional and Ann Arbor parent Annette Ferguson will lead the district’s revamped office of partnerships, working closely with the AAPS Educational Foundation.
Haisley and Eberwhite students learn to bake fresh bread, get free ingredients to bake at home and donate loaves to Ann Arborites in need.
Two sets of siblings from Community High School and a teacher share their thoughts about living as a twin. Although people often confuse she and her sister, it doesn’t bother Sophia Kunselman. “I don’t really blame them because telling twins apart can be difficult, it doesn’t come easily,” she said.
WITH SLIDE SHOW – A series of briefs from around the Ann Arbor Public Schools including: Early College Alliance meeting, flu and Tdap shots offered, Adult ed enrollments, Wines students share Writer’s Celebration project, 42 honored at MSVMA, Community High raises dollars for Food Gathers, Study puts Ann Arbor at No. 2 for brainpower, Barnes & Noble hosts ‘favorite teacher’ contest, Ann Arbor delegation visits Hikone, Forsythe KMO Club places first in state.
WITH VIDEO: Dave Corsa’s class did a videoconference with Okurayama Elementary School in Sapporo, Japan in the evening, when it was 8:30 a.m. for the Japanese children.
Teri Fraley’s fourth-graders at Lawton Elementary collect 110 pounds of candy and donate it to military troops overseas. They not only used math, reading and art skills, but also got a lesson in giving.
The Neutral Zone is fueling its enterprises with youthful energy from local teens; one of them shares the story, as well as her thoughts about working at Red Beard Press.
Jobs, money and real estate are now a part of everyday life in Tracy Barrett’s fifth-grade classroom mini-society at Abbot Elementary School.
Jamie Hibbs, a sophomore at Huron High School, was inspired to donate her head of blonde, wavy hair for cancer research.
WITH SLIDE SHOW: A series of briefs from around the Ann Arbor Public Schools and area including: Community High class runs through Hell, Huron students earn music honors, among others.
WITH VIDEO: Teaching students added to established elementary program; new kindergarten reading club added this year.
Personal trainer Mark Harris says getting in shape and staying fit is no more difficult than any other goal in life: take it in small bites and eventually, you will make it to the finish line. Harris does personal training for AAPS Rec & Ed.
826michigan, a local nonprofit that focuses on writing and literacy, has chosen the Roberto Clemente Center as its major project for this year. A book of students’ fictional accounts of the Civil War will be developed this year and published in the spring.