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Rick Dekeon may best be known for his 7-year-old Cross Country Kids Club at Northside Elementary. Those who know Dekeon call him dedicated, reliable and say, with Rick, it’s all about the students.
Mitchell Elementary students learn more while reading, thanks to a better selection in the school’s Listening Library. A grant from the AAPS Educational Foundation made the project happen.
The 30-year-old Ann Arbor Health Sciences program prepares high school seniors for careers in medicine. Many go onto medical school or study nursing or physical therapy, now a doctoral program.
The popular Green Adventures Camp is being offered for a third year in The Ann Arbor Public Schools. Its offerings are among 200 being offered by the district’s Rec & Ed Department this summer season.
Pioneer High School’s Lorin Cartwright juggles myriad responsibilities as athletic director and assistant principal at the district’s oldest high school.
WITH VIDEO: Fifth-graders at Eberwhite Elementary had a lesson in entrepreneurship, business acumen and teamwork through their Hip Hop Popcorn project this spring which raised money for local charities. The bottom line: Tasty!
Future engineers in the Burns Park auditorium measure velocity and travel lengths as balloon-powered cars zipped along the floor as part of a program called “A World in Motion.”
The Huron High School Symphony Orchestra will give its final concert of the year on Thursday evening, April 29. This evening of music-making will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Meyers Auditorium at HHS, 2727 Fuller Road, Ann Arbor. The event is free to the public.
Both Burns Park and Northside elementary schools have received grants from the AAPS Educational Foundation to start school gardens, designed as outdoor classrooms. Burns Park is well under way, while Northside is getting started this spring.
The sport of crew is becoming more popular in established programs at Pioneer and Huron high schools and is also catching on at Skyline, as team members at all schools prepare for May championships that qualify them for national regattas.
While schools around Ann Arbor celebrated Earth Day, Lawton Elementary students work toward an all-school recycling effort. At Northside, a local illustrator a Native American approach to living.
Artwork by Angell School first-grader Gerald Kim is among 15 pieces by elementary students to be featured at state exhibits sponsored by the Michigan Art Education Association.
Ann Arbor Open @ Mack has an informal setting that encourages an open environment and teaches students to work cooperatively in a group setting. “What I see in our building is a kind of excitement about being in school,” says Media Specialist Kit Flynn. “We’re interested in meeting kids where they are … and meeting kids where their high interests are.”
Growing up in White Plains, New York, Pioneer High’s Jeff Kass visualized becoming a professional baseball player in his near future. An avid Yankees fan, Kass devoted his summers to playing baseball, watching baseball, dreaming baseball – and reading volumes upon volumes of novels. Although his plans never made it to the big leagues his childhood love for the literary arts blossomed into a larger passion.
Ann Arbor teachers are discovering that “there’s an app for that” thanks to a technology initiative that distributed 700 iPod Touches this semester for classroom use. “They’re excited about learning things in different ways,” said Pattengill Elementary third-grade teacher Dawn Blair. “They’re walking right in and ready to go. It gives them some independence and a sense of responsibility.”