- 30 seconds with: Rec & Ed’s Junior Golf Camp
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- Multilingual students thrive in 2019 SESLA program
- Dance, music, art: Rec & Ed’s “Dance around the World” class is creative summertime fun
Members of the Angell Elementary Ecology Club have the right idea: They’re finding to encourage sustainability, recycling and using fewer resources and spreading the word throughout their elementary school community. And a Burns Park teacher takes her green passion and translates it into a lesson for students.
WITH VIDEO: Friday’s annual Haisley Walkathon began with overcast skies, but the enthusiasm of students at the Ann Arbor elementary school brightened the day.
Third-grade teacher Bethany Tabaka created her own classroom tool, which has been expanded to other classes at the Ann Arbor elementary school. It provides teachers with an interactive platform to teach all subjects.
Malaika Worsham is one of 10 students from around the country selected by the Points of Light Institute for a program to encourage volunteering among youth. Volunteering “shows you how different people live. It also brings joy to your life,” she says.
WITH VIDEOS: Rosanna Neuhausler, Ryan Murphy and Jack Wissman received an award in the C-SPAN 2011 StudentCam Competition for their project called “Stadium Bridges,” which details problems along the stretch of roadway that many students travel each day. A C-SPAN official was on hand recently to present awards to the three.
Allison Zolad, a first-grade teacher at Thurston Elementary School, has reached her goal of getting a bookshelf and cozy reading rug for her classroom, thanks to a project she posted on DonorsChoose.org. Members of the Thurston community, alumni and donated gift certificates helped her reach her goal. Even strangers contribute, she said. Sue Beech, a teacher at Pattengill Elementary also got a T-shirt project funded through donorschoose.org.
WITH VIDEO: Intermediate-level English as a Second Language students shared their experience recently with state Rep. Mark Ouimet. Video offers a special hello to the state legislator from a student from Ecuador.
Peace Neighborhood Center hosts a 40th Anniversary Block Party on June 23 from 5-8 p.m. on the front lawn of the center, 1111 N. Maple Road. The center has brought westside families together for fellowship and assistance.
WITH VIDEO: Some 1,300 elementary students attended a youth production of “Seussical the Musical.” Full shows continue this weekend at Pioneer’s Schreiber Theater.
The Pioneer High School Theatre Guild presents the spring musical “Seussical” based on the works of Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, with shows running from Saturday, April 23 through Sunday, May 1.
“There’s a lot of buzz going on,” said one parent about the annual day that teaches students about writing a business plan, creating and exhibiting their wares and then selling them to other students.
Test begins his second stint as head football coach at Pioneer this fall, just after he wraps up his teaching career. He will retire from his phys ed teaching post at Thurston Elementary in June.
Students are focused on poverty and homelessness in Washtenaw and achievement gap issues among high school students this year. Youth Senate is a school board-approved group, giving them a seat at the board table where they regularly report about their activities.
WITH VIDEO: She visited the Ann Arbor school recently to read her new book “Dream Big, Little Pig!” to early elementary students. The visit was arranged by Nicola’s Books.
The annual Spring Seedling Planting on April 13 involved more then 400 students and a dozen volunteers and kicked off the growing season at the Tappan Agrarian Garden.