“We encouraged all principals this past year to reach out to their school communities on Twitter, and they eagerly responded. As a result, our students and families, staff and stakeholders have a better understanding of what makes Ann Arbor Public Schools exceptional,” said AAPS District News Editor Jo Mathis.
By Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Educational trainer Charlie Appelstein didn’t compare notes with AAPS Superintendent Jeanice Swift before he spoke to staff Thursday at a day-long conference Thursday. But the two are clearly on the same page. Two days after Swift spoke to building principals …
“We treat our sports physicals almost like an annual wellness exam. It’s not like a traditional sports physical clinic where you get in and out just with the physical and go. Because with youth often their only opportunity for getting health care is once a year during their sports physical. We take that opportunity to say, lets look at your entire health,” says Nurse Practitioner Beth Kuzma.
“It makes tennis approachable, and it makes it fun. It’s the first time ever tennis has been sized to children and it makes them feel successful and that’s what we want kids to have fun and enjoy the sport,” says Youth Tennis Coordinator Zofii Casterline.
“We don’t want students just learning by rote, we want them learning how to be thinkers, and changers, and movers and we want them thinking about how to create, and how to survive in a world that’s more technology based,” says Rec and Ed Life-Long Learning Manager Kim Smith
Story, photo and video by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News SLI literacy coordinator Erica Hatt shows students a frozen bird as they identify parts of its body. By the end of the summer, about 300 AAPS students will have not only strengthened their math, science, social …
”When you all started it was the first time that I saw meaningful change for some of our at risk kids at the level they needed, at the personal level, with their issues, and their understanding of what’s going on in their lives,” says Ann Arbor Public Schools Trustee Christine Stead.
“I am grateful to all the employee group leaders, Deputy Superintendent Comsa, and the members of the negotiating teams who invested their time during this negotiation process to achieve this positive outcome,” says Superintendent Jeanice Swift.
“Simone has demonstrated to be a person who goes far beyond what is or can be expected from a leader working to improve the quality of education for all children in our community,” says African American Downtown Festival coordinator Teesha Montague.
”For every hour we put in, we have a teacher, or counselor, or a coach, or administrator who put in ten, and I would be remiss if I didn’t offer you all my sincerest thanks on behalf of the graduating class of 2016. You all have had a very positive impact on our lives,” said student speaker Basil Baccouche.
Story, photos, video and slideshow by Jo Mathis AAPS District News Editor Huron High School graduates are ready to take their places in the world, Superintendent Jeanice Swift said Wednesday night at the school’s 48th commencement ceremony. “It is abundantly clear to me and to …
“No one can take away your freedom to choose how you will react. That is yours, and yours alone, and if you continue to make the kind of good choices that got you here to graduation, you will continue to forge your own destiny,” Zingerman’s co-founder Paul Saginaw told the 2016 graduating class from Pathways to Success Academic Campus
“This has been a great partnership and I think we want to continue to do that and we’re available to consult as the public schools develops their plans moving forward,” says Ann Arbor Water Treatment Services Manager Brian Steglitz.
“What I have noticed, even at a very young age, is that students in Ann Arbor Public Schools, they yearn for perfection, they believe perfection is how we succeed. There are students in high school that they get 4.0s because they know that they are supposed to get 4.0s,” says Skyline Senior Charles Graham.