- Christine Woelmer, Allen Elementary media specialist
- Skyline’s annual Black History Month Assembly again inspires with music, dance, art, poetry, drama
- Pioneer High School Athletic Director Eve Claar named Region Six Athletic Director of the Year
- ‘Bring a buddy to the football team — the more the better!” Harbaugh brothers inspire Pioneer football team to share the love
- Pioneer heading to nationals after winning the Michigan High School Ethics Bowl State Championship
“Not only do we want to grow this physically and instructionally here at A2 STEAM, but we hope to have a model that we can share with all Ann Arbor Public Schools and actually even further because sustainability is something we want to be the work of all of our young people,” says A2 STEAM Principal Megan Fenech.
The Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education elected Harmony Mitchell to serve as their president at their Organizational Meeting. New trustee Bryan Johnson was chosen to serve as Vice President. Trustee Jeff Gaynor will remain as board Secretary while new trustee Rebecca Lazarus was elected Treasurer.
Before the December 12, 2018 meeting of the Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education a reception was held to honor Trustee Pat Manley and President Christine Stead for their service on the board.
Students across the Ann Arbor Public Schools participated in Hour of Code events last week. The global event is an opportunity to introduce students to coding and computer science and help students with prior experience advance through a variety of coding programs.
“Every single one of them was really high quality, there wasn’t a clunker in the bunch, they were all great requests,” says former AAPS Trustee Andy Thomas.
Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series of profiles of the five AAPS high school seniors who were recently named “Young Men of Promise” by the Delta Psi Omega chapter of the Alpha …
“I think education is crucial if we want to understand the world around us and we want to be aware of who we’re going to be voting for,” says Community High School student Toya Pace.
The Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education celebrated the district’s existing Environmental Education program and looked forward to the possibilities of expanding the program at the Freeman Environmental Education Center. The school board held …
“We thought it was just going to be a lot of golden rod because when we first came here that’s all we could see is just golden rod. We didn’t think that we would find all of these species,” says Skyline student Gabriella Mack.
Story, photos and video by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor “Youkoso!” Ann Arbor Public Schools today welcomed 14 students and two chaperones from Hikone, Japan during a reception at Scarlett Middle School. The students received …
”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.
“At this point I just think that it’s great that we just caught some of those kids, and if we catch you with one book, then it’s going to spread like wildfire and you’re going to find other books that you like in that genre or by that author,” says Tappan ELA teacher Shannon Epps.
“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.
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.