- Pioneer junior deals with grief through art; hopes to help others through her speech at TEDx Saturday, March 17
- Youth Art Month in downtown Ann Arbor
- Pioneer High to present 62nd annual Concerto Concert March 21
- Teens will speak on topics they’re passionate about during TEDx Youth@AnnArbor Saturday
- Inspired by speaker at school assembly, Tappan student is now selling her self-published book on Amazon
Jazz students of Community, Huron and Pioneer high schools got to learn with this master musician who has recorded and performed with Bruce Hornsby, The Dave Matthews Band, Chick Corea, Branford Marsalis, Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller and Prince.
Jeff Kass hopes his new book, “Knuckleheads,” will encourage young, male students to develop a love of reading. “I guess, in my heart, I really, really want those kids in my class – those dudes who hide in their sweatshirts – to pick this thing up and read it. And I hope the general audience will like it, too,” he adds. A release party for “Knuckleheads” will be hosted at 7 p.m. March 31 at The Neutral Zone, 310 E. Washington St., Ann Arbor.
WITH VIDEO/SLIDE SHOW: The Leslie Science and Nature Center visits the school weekly for the club, which includes both work and play. The center also partners with the Wolf Family Foundation to provide larger, student-driven projects at Carpenter, King and Northside elementaries each year.
U-M Medical School students chose Haisley’s self-contained special education rooms for a recent donation of new books. Pioneer High health sciences students share health needs and disability workshop raises awareness.
WITH VIDEO: “Sylvester and the Magic Pebble” and “Click, Clack, Moo” were two of the favorites she shared with early elementary students who attend Bryant as part of a kickoff to March is Reading Month.
School bells: A series of briefs from in and around the Ann Arbor Public Schools including: New Pioneer football coach, Community High wins state mock trial tourney, Wines parent wins subscription drawing, Huron diving coach earns honors, new principal named for consortium high school, Skyline students earn kudos at regional fair, WISD superintendent finalists interviews wrap up, book events around Ann Arbor,
WITH VIDEO: A group of senior mentors will leave behind a legacy of helping students at Bach, Dicken, Eberwhite, Haisley, Lawton, Lakewood, and Pattengill elementary schools through the Trailblazers program.
It is a small world, indeed, for Ann Arbor physician Dr. Eric Straka. He was pleased to hear the news about newly selected superintendent Dr. Patricia Green, as he was a sixth-grade student of Green’s in Maryland – and she was his favorite teacher.
Wines Elementary fourth-grader Ben Rinvelt celebrated his 10th birthday in a special way this year: He asked friends and family to donate to Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley instead of giving him birthday gifts.
Skyline High School’s first floor has undergone a colorful transformation thanks to the school’s wall mural project funded by the school’s PTSO and the Dahlmann Grant from the AAPS Educational Foundation.
Darren Fedewa, 17, was nominated by an Indiana University professor for the opportunity to attend the Saarburg Festival in Germany this summer. He is fundraising to make his dream a reality.
Original student works from four Ann Arbor high schools offer the ultimate in creativity, culminating with finals at the Neutral Zone on March 24.
A math enrichment through the Young People’s Project is offered at Scarlett Middle School with the help of Huron High School students who have been trained to run the program. Coordinated through U-M, it uses fun math techniques to stress algebraic concepts and is funded by the district and the Ann Arbor Education Association.
WITH VIDEO: King Elementary School offered its seventh annual International Night this month. More than 350 students performed on stage with about 1,000 enjoying the show and a cultural potluck.
WITH VIDEO AND SLIDE SHOW: Fourth-graders at 18 Ann Arbor elementary schools find out about living with disabilities first-hand in daylong workshops each winter and spring. Parent Steve Schwartz shares his story – one that touches student hearts every year, says one parent.