- 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”
A discussion on Ann Arbor Public Schools International Baccalaureate program with the district’s Pre K – 12 IB Coordinator Kevin Karr.
“When you’re playing it you want to hear what it sounds like, does it do what you’re expecting it to do? Do you have to work harder to make the same thing happen, and ultimately you know which one has the best sound overall and do the most for the music,” says Clague band teacher Jay MacArthur
Superintendent Jeanice Swift talks about work that took place over the summer to prepare for the 2017-18 school year.
Highlights shared on social media of Ann Arbor Public Schools staff gearing up for the 2017-18 school year, with a focus on the theme #InspireA2
August 18, 2017 marks the one year anniversary since a pipe burst, flooding Allen Elementary School. A recap of the Allen community’s unusual year, and the renovations to the building that have been made.
“We are proud to be able to continue to invest in our teachers. We will keep moving forward, as one team, to achieve an exceptional educational environment. Much appreciation, on behalf of the Board of Education and our entire community, for working so hard on a multiyear agreement that we can all be proud of,” says Board President Christine Stead.
“We’re all so happy for you of course, and we’re all so sincerely going to miss all of you. There really isn’t any replacing any of you, you all have a legacy that is the Ann Arbor Public Schools,” says AAPS Board of Education President Christine Stead.
“Students at this school care, they care not just about their academics and well-being, but about each other. Teachers care about bringing their “A” game each and every day. Administrators care about being there when we need it most,” says Skyline Graduate Michael Parrott.
You have the privilege of a Huron High School education and you should use that privilege every day for those who do not for their good and your good, with brotherhood and sisterhood, everyday because that’s what makes America beautiful,” says Huron social studies teacher Sarah Roldan-Dodson.
“A journey where you continue to crave life-long learning, a journey where you’re challenged and excited, and a journey that allows you to be the best possible you in the world,” says Community High School Dean Marci Tuzinsky to the Class of 2017.
Elementary School aged children from across Washtenaw County competed in the 15th annual Washtenaw Elementary Science Olympiad this weekend at Pioneer High School.
Story, photos and video by Jo Mathis AAPS District News editor Clague Middle School has been named just one of the state’s 12 “2017 School to Watch” by the National Forum to Accelerate Middle Grades Reform. And that was cause for an all-school celebration today …
“What we would do then is continue to provide supports beyond the third grade year, which as you can see in many other states is satisfactory so we will not get into retention, promotion discussion. We just continue to support the students as they move up,” Superintendent Jeanice Swift on what AAPS will do with students that aren’t reading at grade level at the end of third grade.
More than 80 people that work at a wide variety of Ann Arbor area businesses and organizations came to Scarlett Middle School and gave the students the chance to do practice interviews with someone currently working in a field that interests them.
Story, photos, and video by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor When Gabe Doss was asked to be the keynote speaker at the Rising Scholars annual conference, he knew it was a no-brainer. As a member of the Google Ann Arbor Community Affairs team with a …