- Community High’s award-winning The Communicator is 100 percent student-run
- 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
The school communities at Abbot, Lakewood, Lawton and Wines elementary schools all welcome new leaders to their buildings this fall.
WITH VIDEO: Retired Ann Arbor teacher Jane Levy still keeps her hand in it, educating students about honey bees both during the school year and at summer camp. Sweet.
Eberwhite vocal music teacher Jeffrey Willets had a life-changing experience when he lost use of his voice. With much work, he regained it and his love of the stage.
WITH VIDEO: Slauson students take part in a summer camp on the U-M campus that includes Lego robots, bottle rockets and other hands-on learning.
WITH VIDEO: A 10-year-old partnership between the Downtown Ann Arbor Rotary and Stone High School helps graduating seniors start their college careers at WCC.
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.