- 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”
Registration begins in January for winter semester of English as a Second Language program in The Ann Arbor Public Schools. Many cultures and languages are represented in the program.
Third-graders in all 21 Ann Arbor elementary schools are saying “hola!” this fall to learning Spanish thanks to a partnership with the University of Michigan.
Kathleen Wright and her illustrator husband, Jonathan, tie their love of Ann Arbor’s fairy doors into kindergarten lesson plans.
In addition to their traditional classrooms, elementary school students in Ann Arbor get a peek at the outdoors as part of their lessons. The Environmental Education program has been in place since 1959.
Longtime Scarlett Middle School technology education teacher Gary Graff said the eastside Ann Arbor school has always felt like home.
Pioneer AP literature students have been challenged to write product descriptions that will be used for Zingerman’s mail order business.
University of Michigan senior offensive lineman David Moosman visited sixth-graders at Tappan Middle School earlier this month to share his love of writing.
Skyline High School women swimmers have been busy this fall, volunteering time for two good causes: Reading at Abbot Elementary and raising money for breast cancer research.
Eighty one Ann Arbor high school students were honored Saturday at the Freedom Fund Dinner, sponsored by the Ann Arbor Chapter of the NAACP.
Ann Arbor high schools are offering myriad choices on the stage this fall, with productions continuing throughout the month.
Student journalists at Community High School head for Washington, D.C. this month to accept finalist honors in the Newspaper Pacemaker contest, known as the “Pulitzer Prize of student journalism.” The Ann Arbor school is one of seven in the country to receive the honor. A new Web page is also debuting.
Athletic teams and booster groups from Pioneer and Huron high schools chose a “pink” theme for their football rivalry week this year. Sporting T-shirts with “Rivals on the Field, United for a Cure,” students raised more than $700 for breast cancer research.
Eberwhite Elementary School students, parents and members of the community took part in the community’s annual “Wood Chip Day” on Oct. 16, spreading mulch on paths in the woods. The annual activity helps keep the woods walkable for the many people who use it throughout the year.
Ann Arbor Public Schools occupational therapist Raleigh Sadlier loves her work. “It’s a job that requires creativity, patience,” she said. “I find it challenging, frustrating and rewarding.”
Also in this edition: Washtenaw Community College nursing students bring a healthy message to Carpenter Elementary School and “School Bells,” a series of Ann Arbor Public Schools briefs and accomplishments in the Ann Arbor Public Schools community.