- CDF Freedom School at Clague: So much fun, students don’t realize how much they’re learning
- Innovative, indeed: Pioneer team builds, races car
- New buses coming to Ann Arbor Public Schools this fall
- School named in honor of `icon of excellence in education’
- Washtenaw International High School Class of 2015 includes first Ann Arbor Public Schools International Baccalaureate grads
“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.
“We’ve lost the bio-diversity of the pond because of this additional sediment,” says Thurston Nature Center Committee Chair Frank Commisky.
An impressive class of graduates leaves Ann Arbor Public Schools five high schools in 2015. 1,306 diplomas were awarded over the last two weeks at commencement ceremonies for Pathways to Success Academic Campus, Community High School, Huron High School, Pioneer High School and Skyline High School.
“It is inevitable in life to have distractions and hardships, but we will move past them. We will look down on the storms and know we can conquer them. As eagles, we will continue to dream big and press towards the mark, to reach the goal as shown in our prosperous sports and test scores,” says Skyline graduate Nia Willis.
“Your adjustment to the unexpected and uncontrolled defines your life. It can bring great joys never contemplated. When life puts a roadblock in your path, paint it your favorite color, build a hang glider out of it and soar into a new future,” Pioneer English teacher Shawn Ashley tells the class of 2015.
“This magnet I think inspired me. I never really knew what I wanted to do until like this year really, especially with this project. I want to go into film. I want to be a documentary filmmaker,” says Skyline High School 11th grader Arden Seigel.