- Rain moves Picnic Pops inside for 2018, still an amazing show
- Scarlett students learn how to handle job interview jitters on annual Portfolio Day
- Abby Ruehlmann, Clague Middle School English Language Arts teacher
- His grandmother’s kimchi inspires former ESL student, whose story wins national award
- World’s largest elementary science olympiad hosted by AAPS
Flowers, fish, snails, trees and other gifts of nature are depicted in the all-school project, which has 396 tiles in all and was unveiled during the last week of school.
The recently launched website www.annarboralumni.org is designed to bring together alumni members, staff and friends of the Ann Arbor Public Schools. The site is made possible through the AAPS Educational Foundation.
The Widening Advancements for Youth Washtenaw county program is run through the Washtenaw Intermediate School District. In its pilot year in 2010-11, the program had 240 students from 10 Washtenaw districts enrolled; in the coming year, it will expand to a full program and add more students, bringing the total served to as many as 420.
The students’ written predictions and reflections have been collected in the book “2020: Visions of the (Near) Future” published by 826michigan. It is the result of a yearlong residency with the local writing, publishing and tutoring nonprofit’s staff and volunteers.
Students will have an abundance of memories from the 2010-11 school year, thanks to the work of the new Yearbook Club, a group of fifth-graders who published the 60-page project.
Andy Hsiao created a shirt with a “Fight on, Japan!” message, which became a hot item sold throughout the Ann Arbor community. He sold 443 shirts, raising nearly $2,500 for the Rotary Japan Disaster Recovery Fund.
Coyotes were a featured presentation during the school’s first Conference on Evolution of Michigan Wildlife, a project of the ninth-grade ACIS I Biology classes.
Seventh-graders harvested produce last week that was cleaned and served in the district’s middle school cafeterias. The pilot project is the first of its kind in Ann Arbor and may be repeated in the fall.
AAPS employee Amy McConnell will walk with a district team in this year’s Relay for Life Ann Arbor. The event will feature more than 400 walkers in the 24-hour relay on June 25 at Washtenaw Community College.
Abbot Elementary fifth-graders took part in deer heart and lungs dissection with a local doctor to supplement their study of the human circulatory and respiratory systems.
Logan Elementary School teacher Emily Fairless thanks her third-graders with a special “Oscar Night” ceremony with food, fun and families.
Scarlett Middle School eighth-graders got a taste of multiple career choices during the school’s annual Portfolio Day, which teams students up with local professionals who share their expertise about the working world. Also this month, the A2Y Chamber honored the program with its Exemplary Educational Endeavors award.
Pottery, paintings, jewelry and mixed media are all represented in the district’s largest student art show of the year. Exhibit hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and noon to 7 p.m. Saturdays. The Slusser Gallery is in the U-M School of Art & Design Building, 2000 Bonisteel Blvd., just off of Fuller.
WITH VIDEO: Abbot School recently celebrated the elementary school’s award as a National Wildlife Federation Schoolyard Habitat. A two-year project transformed the courtyard from a an overgrown, unused space to one that welcomes wildlife and celebrates nature.
WITH VIDEO: Third-graders from Pittsfield Elementary School took a field trip this month to Spring Valley Trout Farm for day of fishing and learning about fish habitat and aquaculture. Teacher Melissa Jaeger’s family owns and operates the farm, just west of Dexter.