- Making a positive impact is part of the job, says bus driver lauded for his concern for kids
- Skyline Theatre to present energetic “Get Hype” Jan. 25
- Celebrity Chef Jet Tila visits AAPS, encourages culinary arts students to travel, explore, work hard
- Maneesha Mankad, Community High School math teacher
- Pioneer teacher and artist-husband co-produce children’s book on a grand reptilian adventure
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.
WITH VIDEO: A 10-year-old partnership between the Downtown Ann Arbor Rotary and Stone High School helps graduating seniors start their college careers at WCC.
Deborah Katz has worked in and around music for 33 years. Now, the Scarlett Middle School band teacher has hit a high note by earning the first E. Daniel Long Fund for Excellence in Music Education award.
Friends, colleagues and music parents from around the county have donated to the The E. Daniel Long Fund for Excellence in Music Education over the past eight years. Now, the fund has given out its first award, honoring the long-time music educator.
WITH VIDEO: Seven schools are taking part in the ThinkStretch summer learning program this year. The programs are funded through PTOs and the AAPS Educational Foundation.
WITH SLIDE SHOW AND VIDEO: World issues come to the fore at Tappan Middle School, where students who have enough in their lives help those who do not. Clague students have also joined the cause.