- Marie Embry, Pattengill Elementary fifth grade teacher
- AAPS students study the biodiversity at future site of the Freeman Environmental Education Center
- All Hallows Band Concert set for Thursday, Oct. 18 at Pioneer’s Schreiber Auditorium
- Esteemed songwriter/composers talk to Pioneer students about their craft; new book
- Stephan Hogan, Tappan Middle School math teacher
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.
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.