- Alivia Maus, Dicken Elementary first grade teacher
- Ritchie Coleman retires as Pittsfield Township’s longtime liaison to AAPS; described as ‘servant to all’
- Pioneer Symphony Orchestra to hold preview concert Dec. 13 prior to attending prestigious Midwest Clinic
- Skyline Anti-Bullying Club offers supportive atmosphere for students
- Burns Park students get a taste for keeping cool under pressure in “Chopped Assembly”
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 Assembly” Friday morning. The special assembly was a nutrition-based take-off of the Food Network’s “Chopped” …
“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.
Highlights from the first two months of the 2017-18 school year and information about the WISD Special Education Millage Renewal.
Video and photos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor The Burns Park Weed and Seed Program gives students a weekly lunchtime opportunity to help in the school garden—and enjoy sampling what they’ve grown. It’s been 10 years since the creation of the Burns …
Ann Arbor Public Schools celebrated renovations and enhancements made in Allen Elementary School after the August 2016 flood with a Dedication Ceremony on October 25, 2017.
A discussion about the memorable last 14 months for Allen Elementary including dealing with a flood and winning recognition as a 2017 National Blue Ribbon School with Principal Kerry Beal.
By Jo Mathis/AAPS District News editor Sixty-three of Pioneer High School’s most distinguished alum Friday were inducted into PHS’s newly created Hall of Honor. The six-hour event at the school also included a breakfast meet and greet; breakout sessions with students; tours of the school; …
“I visited all of those schools, I’ve talked to the teachers, they’re very excited about it and the kids love it,” says Executive Director of Elementary Education Dawn Linden.