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- Teachers and staff head to school on Tuesday
- Parents, students, and staff give Ann Arbor Public Schools high marks
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“This report is critical to staff, as soon as the survey closes we start to get questions from them about when they will get the data,” says Executive Director of Elementary Education Dawn Linden.
AAPAC co-chair Mary Duerksen says she appreciates knowing what teachers are learning. Photos by Jo Mathis By Jo Mathis AAPS District News AAPS parents whose children have an IEP or 504 Plan say they appreciate the effort to include them more and more …
“Music is an international language so even if we can’t speak English or Japanese we can be friends and make good music together,” says violin player Kanon Ando from Toyota City, Japan.
“The KidSport approach — to learn sports skills in a non-competitive environment — is the perfect complement to Rec & Ed’s kid-friendly sports program,” says Rec and Ed Director Jenna Bacolor.
“I love it whether it’s my family or my students, because it’s the thrill of the hunt, it’s like a puzzle,” Katherine Willson explains the excitement she gets from solving a family mystery.
“We don’t look at it like it’s a choice whether we’ll be ready or not, I mean we have to. I mean all these kids have to be picked up safely, delivered to and from school, and ready to learn on time,” says Durham School Services Regional Vice President Brad Tate.
“A really unique experience building up the school. Everyone was accepted and we got the chance to build a community,” says WIHI class of 2015 graduate Megan Andrews.
By Andrew Cluley Communications Specialist Security upgrades were one of the highlights in the 2015 Ann Arbor Public Schools Bond issue. Voters overwhelmingly passed the $33 million bond proposal in May, and the School Board this week considers the first such security improvements. The need …
“When that bullying enters the school environment as a disruption, that’s when we are able to take actions, up to and including police involvement,” says School Board President Deb Mexicotte.
“We often talk about incremental improvements, this data is in the magnitude of a 20 to 30 percent improvement. It’s astonishing,” says School Board President Deb Mexicotte.
“It was a great opportunity to just reconnect with people and see where they are now and how they received the first year and a half of work and really to learn where they think we should go next,” says Superintendent Jeanice Swift.
“It was really inspiring to hear how they told their stories, it was different than hearing it from a book like a textbook in school, so it was really nice to hear personal stories,” says Skyline student Morgan Hall.
“Highest accomplishment was that of guiding the Ann Arbor Public Schools through one of its most turbulent times in its history. During that time he served with dedication, skill, vision and patience, as he, his staff, and the board deliberated on the future direction of the Ann Arbor Public Schools District,” says former School Board Member Henry Johnson.
“You want a district that stays cutting edge, and Ann Arbor is a pretty cutting edge district with really good programing,” says USA Hockey NTDP Senior Director of Operations Scott Monaghan.
“We’re expecting more students, we’re expecting to hire more teachers. We think if we’re able to continue to grow in that way we’ll actually be in a better financial position and that’s the environment where we’ll be allowed to do something more for our staff,” says School Board Vice- President Christine Stead.