- Robert Cupit, Project Lead the Way teacher, Huron High School
- AAPS launches the first IB Career-related Programme (CP) in the state
- Profile: Sophomore quarterback giving Pioneer plenty of hope for now and the future
- Jill Wesley, Lawton Elementary fifth grade teacher
- Westerman Preschool & Family Center welcomes nearly 350 students
Jamie Hibbs, a sophomore at Huron High School, was inspired to donate her head of blonde, wavy hair for cancer research.
WITH SLIDE SHOW: A series of briefs from around the Ann Arbor Public Schools and area including: Community High class runs through Hell, Huron students earn music honors, among others.
WITH VIDEO: Teaching students added to established elementary program; new kindergarten reading club added this year.
Personal trainer Mark Harris says getting in shape and staying fit is no more difficult than any other goal in life: take it in small bites and eventually, you will make it to the finish line. Harris does personal training for AAPS Rec & Ed.
826michigan, a local nonprofit that focuses on writing and literacy, has chosen the Roberto Clemente Center as its major project for this year. A book of students’ fictional accounts of the Civil War will be developed this year and published in the spring.
Teen musical group Sole Transit wins battle of the bands contest at Neutral Zone and a recording contract prize.
WITH SLIDE SHOWS: The garden’s a delight for students as well as teachers at Tappan Middle School. The Tappan Agrarian Garden serves as a teaching tool and has spawned an after-school club for students. And interest is growing.
WITH VIDEO: Scarlett Middle School band students spent the day immersed in music as part of the first Band Clinic Day, which included 10 professional musicians sharing their knowledge and talent.
Visitors from Ann Arbor’s sister city, Hikone, are welcomed into area homes and schools for one week.
For the second time this year, Community High students did an all-school service day, working in 10 Ann Arbor parks and contributing 960 volunteer hours.
WITH VIDEO: Teacher Josh Tumolo gets donated goodies and others get to enjoy the music of harpist Michael O’Shiver in an all-school assembly.
WITH SLIDE SHOW: Ann Arbor German students travel to sister city Tübingen for another year of learning and culture. U-M offers a new scholarship to Huron’s German students this year.
A before-school robotics club at Pittsfield Elementary has challenged students for four years. Parents operate the club, which Principal Carol Shakarian says is a welcome part of the school’s program.
Farm Fresh Features began in the Ann Arbor schools last week, offering students three days of fresh produce for lunch through the fall months.
WITH VIDEO/SLIDES: Teacher Dorothea Bryant brings a summer cultural experience in Japan back to her classroom at Huron High School. She was one of 10 teachers representing North America in a Keizai Koho Center Fellowship program.