- Ashley Moore, A2STEAM fifth grade teacher
- Local professionals give career tips at annual Portfolio Day
- Project Lead the Way coming to more AAPS schools this fall
- School Board Reviews 2015-16 Budget Plan
- Justice Richard Bernstein: `Those who live with challenges often get the most out of life’
“It is certainly a far cry from some of the budgets that we’ve had to work on in the past where we’ve had 10, 15, 18 million dollars to try to find in the budget, I think that the general feeling is that it’s very positive, but cautious,” School Board President Deb Mexicotte says describing the 2015-16 budget plan.
“There isn’t any job they can ever have that isn’t going to involve some kind of writing,” Ann Arbor Ypsilanti Regional Chamber representative Donna DeButts explains why the Skyline Writing Center was chosen to win an Exemplary Educational Endeavors Award.
“This really exemplifies what we put on paper, beliefs and values about being strong when we work together, the inherent value of each individual,” Ann Arbor Public Schools peer-to-peer program coordinator Gloria O’Neill says.
For the second year in a row four Ann Arbor Public Schools have received medals in the US News and World Report’s annual high school rankings. Community, Huron, Pioneer, and Skyline High Schools each claimed silver medals in the 2015 rankings.
“I love it when my students get the “ah-ha” moment. Sometimes it happens quickly and sometimes it is a long process but in the end, every time it’s worth the effort,” says Pattengill fifth grade teacher Marie Embry.
With 73 percent support, voters last week approved Ann Arbor Public Schools $33 million dollar bond proposal. The Board of Education has now authorized the sale of the first series of bonds.
“The IB core values really align with what we’re doing already,” says Clinical Assistant Professor of Education Debi Khasnabis.
“That’s new playgrounds, It’s secured entrances to keep our children safe, it’s beautiful new yellow school buses, and it’s an infused and refreshed learning environment that will support our children today and for generations to come,” says Superintendent Jeanice Swift.
“It’s great that people are getting awards here today, but it’s the work that went into the award that you should celebrate, not the award itself,” Nobel Prize winner and Pioneer High School graduate Dr. Eric Betzig said.
Every Ann Arbor Public Schools classroom will get new technology next school year thanks to a $6.2 million dollar purchase approved by the Board of Education last night. New laptops, desktops, printers, and iPads are included in the package.
Many AAPS music teachers are seasoned performers and share their passion for performing with students daily. For the first time, they are coming together in a showcase for the community. Your attendance and generosity are requested for “An Evening of Music” with the music teachers …
Program enhancements are coming next year to all Ann Arbor Public Schools under the plan the Board of Education discussed at this week’s study session. Superintendent Jeanice Swift says the theme this year is to bring improvements to every classroom in the district.
“I’m Pleased that we have approved a policy that will protect students and if tested in court we will be able to defend successfully,” said School Board Trustee Andy Thomas.
Alex Spranger, Ada Banks and Erika Chesky sit in front of their artwork and that of 10 fellow Community High School students on display at WSG Gallery. Most of the art is displayed in the windows of Main Street businesses between Washington and William. Ann …
Jaspreet Singh Sawhney makes a point during the Continue the Conversation meeting. Last year, when she was new to Ann Arbor Public Schools, Superintendent Jeanice Swift held a series of open forums at each school in the district and some public sites. Called Listen …