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AAPS Congratulates 78 National Merit Semi-Finalists

September 27, 2018 // 0 Comments

”We are extremely proud of our students who have achieved National Merit Semi-Finalist status. We recognize the effort it takes to master the range of subject areas tested and we applaud these Semi-Finalists for rising to the challenge and excelling,” says Superintendent Jeanice Swift.

“Engineering and math just go hand in hand, it’s very seamless you know to go from the math part to the engineering. The cool thing about it for them is they get to see the fact that math is not just a stand-alone, it’s actually used somewhere else,” says Marty Moreno.

“As non-partisan officials tasked with directing the education of the students in our district we are opposed to the proposed removal of important parts of our state’s and nation’s history from teaching standards. We are opposed to the removal and reduced emphasis on whole populations of people, groups that have played an important role in our nation’s story, and historically significant events.” – statement from AAPS Board of Education members.

A2 Schools Podcast June 13, 2018

June 13, 2018 // 0 Comments

Superintendent Jeanice Swift recaps the 2017-18 school year and offers a preview of what’s going on this summer in the Ann Arbor Public Schools.  She also looks ahead to the 2018-19 school year. 

“Change is inevitable, but change is exciting. Change will force a new person from within ourselves to emerge and we must not fear this. We must embrace it with unbridled enthusiasm because our futures are bright and brilliant,” says Olivianah Baugh.

“Promise me that you will cherish your convictions, keep them pure and close to your heart. Listen to your conscience, vote, participate, take care of this democracy, stay optimistic, know that integrity matters, dig deep, work hard, love big, forgive quickly, and always be able to say with conviction, here I stand, I can not do otherwise,” said Amy Van Appledorn.

With rain in the forecast all day, the 2018 edition of Ann Arbor Public Schools popular Picnic Pops moved indoors at Pioneer High School. Despite the scene change, more than 1,000 students from A2 STEAM at Northside, Ann Arbor Open, Clague, Forsythe, Huron, Pioneer, Scarlett, Skyline, Slauson and Tappan performed a variety of popular hits.

“I have no doubt that the message these young people will take from this event is the importance of community involvement, support and service. We look forward to their carrying on the tradition of giving back to their community wherever their life’s work takes them,” said Superintendent Jeanice Swift.

Youth Art Month in downtown Ann Arbor

March 16, 2018 // 0 Comments

Downtown Ann Arbor businesses have turned into an Ann Arbor Public Schools art gallery for the month of March. More than 30 Main Street Area Association merchants are participating in the Youth Art Month collaboration, by placing student artwork in their display windows.

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