AAPS Updates


The annual event provides a chance for young students to see and learn from the work older students in AAPS are doing. Additionally the older students get a chance to ask younger students questions about what they are learning and encourage them to continue to explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics.

For 40 years kids in Ann Arbor have been getting important advice about how to be safe in their home, their community and at school thanks to the Safety Town Program. This morning the Ann Arbor Public Schools and the many partners that make Safety Town an integral part of growing up in Ann Arbor celebrated at Dicken Elementary as they welcomed the young fives and kindergarteners that are currently enrolled in the program.

Interviews with multilingual business owners and other community members, visits to the University of Michigan, and creating portfolios documenting the important roles immigrants play in our community were some of the highlights of this year’s Summer ESL Academy at Scarlett Middle School.

Like driving a car alone for the first time, Skyline High School’s class of 2019 were told at their commencement ceremony that graduation is a mix of euphoric freedom and the fear of expanding responsibility. Principal Cory McElmeel urged the 345 graduates to celebrate not just this moment of graduation, but also remember the moments, the people, and the actions that led to it.

Huron High School celebrated the graduation of the class of 2019 with the school’s 51st Commencement Ceremony last night. The class of 2019 included 398 graduates, with 91 earning scholar awards for a cumulative grade point average of 3.90 or higher. This is also the inaugural class of International Baccalaureate graduates from Huron, with 58 full IB Diploma candidates.

The Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education has unanimously passed a resolution in public support of Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s 2019-20 Budget Proposal. The Board of Education supports the plan for school funding that reflects the work of the non-partisan School Finance Research Collaborative.

The 2019 Ann Arbor State of the Schools event included winners of the Ann Arbor Breakfast Optimist Club’s Oratorical Contest sharing their speeches on optimism and reality. This theme tied into Superintendent Jeanice Swift sharing …

Good News from AAPS May 15, 2019

May 15, 2019 // 0 Comments

There are often many AAPS students and staff whose hard work and commitment are recognized in numerous ways. We’d like to start taking some time to highlight their achievements.   River Rats Forensics Team Wins …

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