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Extra library books find new home at AAPS

January 26, 2012 // 5 Comments

Annette Ferguson, AAPS business partnerships coordinator, helps load more than 300 books from the Ann Arbor District Library to a loading dock at Balas Jan. 25. The extra AADL books are being distributed to AAPS …

Dancers Alandra Meade and Sofie Sylvester practice their duet. Dance Body students rehearsed at Forysthe Middle School auditorium this week in preparation for tonight's performance. By Tara Cavanaugh, AAPS News Service Tonight’s Dance Body performance …

Forget losing weight—instead, get healthy

January 17, 2012 // 1 Comment

Pete Thomas before and after his weight loss. Thomas was a contestant on NBC's "The Biggest Loser" and he won a $100,000 prize for losing the most weight at home after being voted off the …

Around the world in 18 classrooms

January 11, 2012 // 1 Comment

 Ann Arbor Open’s annual Multicultural Fair is an international delight The seventh and eighth grade classes teamed up to fill the auditorium with sounds, sights and facts about all 54 countries in Africa. The drum …

The Widening Advancements for Youth Washtenaw county program is run through the Washtenaw Intermediate School District. In its pilot year in 2010-11, the program had 240 students from 10 Washtenaw districts enrolled; in the coming year, it will expand to a full program and add more students, bringing the total served to as many as 420.

The students’ written predictions and reflections have been collected in the book “2020: Visions of the (Near) Future” published by 826michigan. It is the result of a yearlong residency with the local writing, publishing and tutoring nonprofit’s staff and volunteers.

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