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Story, photos and video by Jo Mathis AAPS District News Editor They know every name, can handle every emergency, and answer the doorbell 80 times a day. On Administrative Professionals Day, AAPS honors its 105 office professionals and five executive assistants who fill so many …

Video and photo by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News The Community High Jazz combo Tempus Fugit has just won a major international award: The Downbeat Magazine Outstanding Performance Award in the High School Combo contest. This is the biggest worldwide high school contest for our genre of jazz combos. Past Downbeat winners …

  Story and photos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Two new miyabei maple trees now grace a stretch of Lorraine Street near the Mitchell/Scarlett campus thanks in part to 11 Scarlett Middle School seventh graders. The city of Ann Arbor’s Elizabeth Dean Fund Committee celebrated …

The Chinese TV show Colorful Planet recently filmed at Skyline High School to show a slice of life in an American high school. By Andrew Cluley AAPS Communications Specialist Ann Arbor Public Schools’ already robust options for global learning are expanding. The Board of Education …

Ann Arbor Public School’s first district-wide STEAM Expo included everything from kindergarten meteorologists, to high school inventors, to local professionals working for IMRA America, Menlo Innovations and other local tech companies. Students of all ages and their parents visiting Huron High School got to see, touch, and hear about many of the efforts going on in the district to bring together Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math.

Federal Judge John Corbett O’Meara expects to rule in the next few days if he will grant a motion of preliminary injunction against Public Act 269. Cities, school boards, and other government entities that may put issues on the ballot oppose the new law, which bars local units of government from sharing factual information around ballot issues within 60 days of the election.

On AAPS’ Professional Development Day Monday, 1200 professional teachers, principals, teaching assistants, nurses, and support staff chose among 62 sessions focused on learning and teaching which were located at six locations around the district. The sessions were facilitated by AAPS teacher leaders as well as nationally …

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