- Rhythm Rat Jazz Orchestra named Outstanding Band at CMU Jazz Weekend Festival
- Bryant first grader delivers powerful performance of `Still I Rise’ to standing ovation
- Area students will take the stage to inspire & motivate during NAAPID at Night Monday, Feb. 12 at EMU
- Amanda Houston, Bach Elementary first grade teacher
- The Pioneer Theatre Guild presents “The Crucible” Feb. 8-11
An inspiring message and an array of student talent are on tap for the annual NAAPID at Night event to be held starting at 6 p.m. at the Eastern Michigan University Student Center, 900 Oakwood Street, Ypsilanti. State Representative Sherry Gay-Dagnogo will address the NAAPID …
This episode of the A2 Schools podcast is a recap of 2017 and a preview of 2018.
By Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Low-cost. No-tech. And it works. Burns Park Elementary students this week put into practice a simple new way to make crossing an intersection a bit safer. And it’s as simple as carrying a bright orange flag while crossing the …
“You told us what was important to you and what you wanted to learn about, and know we can look back and say look at what you did. Now the world is your oyster, now go off and do other things, other great things that you’re going to become passionate about,” says Middle Years Programme Facilitator Todd Newell.
The new classroom furniture is more flexible than traditional school desks so teachers and students can easily reconfigure the classroom to work in small groups or other formations. Many of the items can be lifted and moved with just a finger or two.
Profile and photos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Shaquanda Thomas grew up in Ypsilanti, the daughter of Nolen Thomas and Shirley Love, and granddaughter of Cora A. Woods, who helped raise her. Thomas attended Ypsilanti Public Schools K-12, where she played basketball and ran …
Profile and photos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Alivia Maus grew up with her two younger siblings on her parents’ small farm in Milan just south of Ann Arbor. As a child, she was involved in agricultural programs throughout the county and state. …
The Pioneer Symphony Orchestra will head to Chicago Dec. 20-23 to participate in The Midwest Clinic, the world’s largest music educators’ conference. The public is invited to attend the orchestra’s Preview Concert on Wednesday, December 13 from 7-8 p.m. at the school. The concert includes works by Copland, …
Story, photos, and video by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Twelve Burns Park Elementary students demonstrated their abilities to chop, flip, fold and maintain grace under pressure during a “Chopped Junior Assembly” Friday morning. The special assembly was a nutrition-based take-off of the Food Network’s …
“It not only taught them the basics of computer science and coding, but it also taught them to try things they had never tried before,” said PLTW Teacher Sarah Schemanske.
“He really has always helped really everybody associated with school HR. He’s the first one out there when he sees a legal opinion or court case he’s quick to share with us,” says MASPA past president David Rilley.
Profile and photos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Tom Pachera grew up in Dearborn Heights, attended middle school in Livonia, and graduated from Churchill High School in Livonia. He went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in industrial education and theatre from Central Michigan …
“When we consider that we managed the Allen Flood event disaster, on top of these great resources that we were able to put in for students, I would put this fiscal year in the ‘W’ column, it was a win for children, and it was a win for our community,” says Superintendent Jeanice Swift.
“No one knows better than our students, and our parents, and our community members and our staff exactly where opportunities are to do better, to realize improvement,” says Superintendent Jeanice Swift.
“We will not take this award as anything other than an opportunity to showcase quality public schooling as a cornerstone of our democracy, and the opportunity for each and every child to have opportunity in this country,” says Superintendent Jeanice Swift.