- Clague Middle School student starts her second lunchtime recycling project
- Pathways students visit Cornman Farms to kick-off Zingerman’s partnership
- Capacity study illustrates positive impact from recent Ann Arbor Public Schools initiaves
- Angell and Wines elementary schools celebrate 2015 National Blue Ribbon Awards
- After-school sports a hit with AAPS middle schoolers
“For example the report did not say, gee, you have three elementary schools that are way under capacity you really need to think about closing one, or two, or perhaps all three of those schools. There is also nothing in here that addresses redistricting or the need to redistrict to align things,” School Board Member Andy Thomas says highlighting some of the recommendations the district doesn’t need to consider at this time.
“You should be really proud about the significant enrollment increases, that’s the size of a middle school over two years, and we’re not seeing that elsewhere,” Plante and Moran’s Laura Claeys told the Board of Education.
Superintendent Jeanice Swift says a key purpose of the report was to answer one question, “Are the individuals on our AAPS staff mirroring the student composition?”
Stephen’s classmates help his sister, Alexa, cut the ribbon of the new amphitheater. Story and photos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News When Stephen Easter died of hypothermia following a canoeing accident on a father-son campout two summers ago, his family and friends were consumed …
The second annual Rick’s Run 4 Kids raised money for Rec & Ed’s Youth Scholarship Fund. The 5K run/walk at Gallup Park honors Rick Dekeon, a beloved PE teacher who positively impacted the lives of hundreds of Ann Arbor children.
John Boshoven hopes many AAPS families take advantage of upcoming programs. Photo by Jo Mathis. By Jo Mathis/AAPS District News For years, Community High School has sponsored evening programs for adults charged with the most important job of all: parenting. This year, CHS Counselor/Department Chair …
When comparing the 2010-11 school year to 2014-15, the number of high school students that were suspended at least once is down 48 percent. At the middle school level that reduction is 75 percent, and a 74 percent reduction for elementary school students.
Stephen’s Theater is a tribute to Stephen Easter who members of the Bach community say had a big personality, loved to perform, and was the type of kid people remember. Easter died in 2013 in the summer after he completed second grade, but will be remembered for years to come thanks to the efforts of Bach students, parents, staff, and the entire community.
U-M Clinical Assistant Professor Liz Kolb, in the Scarlett Middle School media center, teaches students about digital safety. Story and photos by Jo Mathis, AAPS District News Scarlett Middle School students tonight will teach their parents a thing or two about staying safe in the digital …
“It was just such a gap in the community and in the neighborhood, and so just having the kids being able to use it and even getting the adults off the street and on the sidewalk is just fantastic,” says Washtenaw County Public Health’s Lily Guzman.
With the start of the new school year there are a lot of exciting new changes across the Ann Arbor Public Schools. Here’s a brief recap of some of the exciting news that Superintendent Jeanice Swift heard about and saw while touring all of the district’s schools in the first weeks of school.
“We have a higher standard of care for our students that we willingly embrace and fiercely defend – that of maintaining the safest educational environment – an environment in which guns simply have no place,” says School Board President Deb Mexicotte.
“By almost every measure including the top to bottom list, Ann Arbor was achieving especially for our underrepresented minority students, especially for those who are socio-economically challenged that was being recognized by state and national organizations and state and national governments,” School Board President Deb Mexicotte explains.
“With all the layers of depth that they bring to a standard idea, (students) produce amazing things. They do a really good job of getting to the heart of the concept.” _ Anne Colvin
By Jo Mathis AAPS District News An upcoming garden tour and reception on Sunday, Sept. 20 will highlight six prolific gardens in the Ann Arbor Public Schools. All are the result of many hours of volunteer labor by parents, children, staff and neighbors.AAPS District News …