- 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”
Students at Wines Elementary are learning how to give back to their community through Lunches With Love, a program where they pack bag lunches for those staying in Ann Arbor shelters.
Tappan School’s Agrarian Garden and expanded healthy cafeteria offerings receive attention this month as a national conference visits the school. “Farm Fresh Days” is expanded to three days at Tappan.
The largest Ann Arbor Public Schools student art exhibition is under way at the Jean Paul Slusser Gallery on U-M’s North Campus through June 4. It is open to the public and there is no fee.
Rick Dekeon may best be known for his 7-year-old Cross Country Kids Club at Northside Elementary. Those who know Dekeon call him dedicated, reliable and say, with Rick, it’s all about the students.
Mitchell Elementary students learn more while reading, thanks to a better selection in the school’s Listening Library. A grant from the AAPS Educational Foundation made the project happen.
The 30-year-old Ann Arbor Health Sciences program prepares high school seniors for careers in medicine. Many go onto medical school or study nursing or physical therapy, now a doctoral program.
The popular Green Adventures Camp is being offered for a third year in The Ann Arbor Public Schools. Its offerings are among 200 being offered by the district’s Rec & Ed Department this summer season.
Pioneer High School’s Lorin Cartwright juggles myriad responsibilities as athletic director and assistant principal at the district’s oldest high school.
WITH VIDEO: Fifth-graders at Eberwhite Elementary had a lesson in entrepreneurship, business acumen and teamwork through their Hip Hop Popcorn project this spring which raised money for local charities. The bottom line: Tasty!
Future engineers in the Burns Park auditorium measure velocity and travel lengths as balloon-powered cars zipped along the floor as part of a program called “A World in Motion.”
The Huron High School Symphony Orchestra will give its final concert of the year on Thursday evening, April 29. This evening of music-making will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Meyers Auditorium at HHS, 2727 Fuller Road, Ann Arbor. The event is free to the public.
Both Burns Park and Northside elementary schools have received grants from the AAPS Educational Foundation to start school gardens, designed as outdoor classrooms. Burns Park is well under way, while Northside is getting started this spring.
The sport of crew is becoming more popular in established programs at Pioneer and Huron high schools and is also catching on at Skyline, as team members at all schools prepare for May championships that qualify them for national regattas.
While schools around Ann Arbor celebrated Earth Day, Lawton Elementary students work toward an all-school recycling effort. At Northside, a local illustrator a Native American approach to living.
Artwork by Angell School first-grader Gerald Kim is among 15 pieces by elementary students to be featured at state exhibits sponsored by the Michigan Art Education Association.