- Christine Woelmer, Allen Elementary media specialist
- Skyline’s annual Black History Month Assembly again inspires with music, dance, art, poetry, drama
- Pioneer High School Athletic Director Eve Claar named Region Six Athletic Director of the Year
- ‘Bring a buddy to the football team — the more the better!” Harbaugh brothers inspire Pioneer football team to share the love
- Pioneer heading to nationals after winning the Michigan High School Ethics Bowl State Championship
It is a small world, indeed, for Ann Arbor physician Dr. Eric Straka. He was pleased to hear the news about newly selected superintendent Dr. Patricia Green, as he was a sixth-grade student of Green’s in Maryland – and she was his favorite teacher.
Wines Elementary fourth-grader Ben Rinvelt celebrated his 10th birthday in a special way this year: He asked friends and family to donate to Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley instead of giving him birthday gifts.
Skyline High School’s first floor has undergone a colorful transformation thanks to the school’s wall mural project funded by the school’s PTSO and the Dahlmann Grant from the AAPS Educational Foundation.
Darren Fedewa, 17, was nominated by an Indiana University professor for the opportunity to attend the Saarburg Festival in Germany this summer. He is fundraising to make his dream a reality.
Original student works from four Ann Arbor high schools offer the ultimate in creativity, culminating with finals at the Neutral Zone on March 24.
A math enrichment through the Young People’s Project is offered at Scarlett Middle School with the help of Huron High School students who have been trained to run the program. Coordinated through U-M, it uses fun math techniques to stress algebraic concepts and is funded by the district and the Ann Arbor Education Association.
WITH VIDEO: King Elementary School offered its seventh annual International Night this month. More than 350 students performed on stage with about 1,000 enjoying the show and a cultural potluck.
WITH VIDEO AND SLIDE SHOW: Fourth-graders at 18 Ann Arbor elementary schools find out about living with disabilities first-hand in daylong workshops each winter and spring. Parent Steve Schwartz shares his story – one that touches student hearts every year, says one parent.
WITH VIDEO: Instructor Teresa Myers learned to tune her body, mind and spirit and found a path to healing through the fitness routine of Nia. She toned up, lost 85 pounds and has found a calling that brings her joy.
Looking at teacher assistant Lori Estermyer, you wouldn’t know that she functions with just one lung, and why.Like everyone else, she goes to work each day, spends quality time with her family and muddles and slogs through the winter weather.
Technology teacher Michael Harris said he was invited to the program by the students who won for the 13-and-Under Category, answering the question: “What is global climate change and what’s your solution?”
WITH SLIDE SHOW: Longtime volunteers for the local theater company bring a sense of community to the stage for productions that benefit Ann Arbor students. Their winter performance continues this weekend.
WITH VIDEO: Lakewood students researched their history and learned about life in a one-room schoolhouse, the times in the 1960s when their school first opened and they put together an all-encompassing assembly to showcase their work.
Itzik Henig showcases his mobile, solar-powered device for areas around the world that do not have modern amenities such as running water and power. The device generates electricity and purifies water.
WITH SLIDE SHOW: Joan Fitzgibbon visited a variety of schools in different parts of the country as part of a cultural exchange through the Confucius Institute at Michigan State University. She hopes to be a resource as the district looks ahead to possibly expand its foreign language offerings in the future.