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By Tara Cavanaugh This year’s Picnic Pops featured abundant sunshine, carnival games, balloons and – of course – the fun musical selections of the AAPS middle and high school bands. It also featured an esteemed …

AAPS celebrates Bike to School Day

May 11, 2012 // 0 Comments

By Tara Cavanaugh A parade of bike riders rolled in to Wines Elementary Wednesday morning. Tikes on tiny bikes with training wheels. Kids in bike buggies, enjoying the ride. Tandem bikes. Junior-sized mountain bikes. Grown-up …

Video: Learn about the Tech Bond

May 7, 2012 // 0 Comments

Skyline Communications, Media and Public Policy magnet students Mara Sullivan, Marissa Relitz and Max Killough created an overview of the 2012 Tech Bond. Their video includes interviews with Ann Arbor Public Schools Communications Director Liz …

In a letter to the members of the Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education, the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Regional Chamber of Commerce voiced its support of the 2012 Tech Bond. This letter of support follows the Tech Advisory Group’s endorsement of the Tech Bond.

The student winners proudly hold their plaques from C-SPAN on April 30. Teacher Tracy Van Dusen, C-SPAN producer Debbie Lam, Comcast community affairs manager Maria Holmes and Pioneer Principal Michael White congratulate the students on …

Burns Park Elementary looks like an idyllic old fashioned school from the early 20th century. The brick building boasts huge paned windows, crown moldings and alcoves. Surrounding oak trees only add to the charm. But this pretty little picture turns nightmarish for a technology expert who wants to update the school to 21st century technology.

It’s springtime in the Tappan Garden

April 24, 2012 // 3 Comments

By Tara Cavanaugh You can learn a lot by playing in the dirt. You can learn about starting seeds, pulling weeds, the life cycle and the compost pile. Now that spring is in full swing, …

Why is Skyline included in the Tech Bond?

April 16, 2012 // 9 Comments

Skyline High School still looks as shiny and new as the day it opened four years ago. Outside, modern steel beams crisscross over airy windows that stretch up its four floors. Inside, tall ceilings and natural light show off a pristine interior unblemished by time. So why would Skyline be allocated any dollars from the Technology Bond if it passes?

At the March 22 session of the mentorship program, which took place at Menlo Innovations, Pattengill Principal Che Carter and Denise Murray from Briarwood Mall listen to Bryant Principal Roberta Heyward. Photo provided by Annette …

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