- Project Lead the Way—now offered in every grade in every AAPS school—to be featured tonight at King Elementary
- Becky Gracey, King Elementary fifth grade teacher
- Skyline High holds 2017 Homecoming Parade; see video and slideshow
- Pioneer Symphony Band to present spirited All Hallows Concert on Oct. 19
- A2 Schools Podcast episode 3, Principal Kerry Beal talks about Allen Elementary’s memorable 14 months
“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 …
Skyline teacher Kathy MacKercher, hugging her son Quinn, pauses for a photograph with a few of the walkers Friday. The outdoor track at Skyline High School Friday was busy with students, staff and community members walking for a good cause. For the second year, the …
“All of those who travel through our city, who live here, who work here and play here, go to school here, need to carry the same message as far as being safe,” says Ann Arbor City Administrator Howard Lazarus.
Story and photos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News As busy Pioneer High School students, it would be commendable if Erica and Katie Liu volunteered their time occasionally. But these sisters have such fond memories of being in Brian Schad’s fifth grade at Lawton Elementary, and …
“When you go into the classrooms, and you visit the classrooms that have this furniture the kids are actively learning and able to function well with this furniture. When you ask them questions about it they love it, the teachers love it,” says Trustee Harmony Mitchell.
In addition to the air of excitement to check out the new look of the school, or attend classes for the first time in the building for some students, the Allen Elementary community shared thanks and gratitude.
Joan Fitzgibbon had a vision of how A2STEAM would look. Story and photos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Gym teacher Kate Lewit had been very happy at Allen Elementary, her home for 26 years. But when she learned that Allen’s principal Joan Fitzgibbon was …
“Ann Arbor is growing and we want to ensure that our children have an excellent learning environment. It’s impressive how quickly growth is occurring,” says School Board President Christine Stead.
From the preschool to our high schools, Ann Arbor Public Schools brought together students, parents, teachers, and other school staff right from breakfast in the morning, throughout the day, and on into the NAAPID at night event at Washtenaw Community College.
“These girls did such a great job with their research, with their presentation, with their methodology. I was really blown away by the quality of their work,” said Ann Arbor City Council Member Chip Smith.
“It is not anywhere near enough to even handle one major roofing project at one of our big high schools, so if we were to divert all of those funds to one thing it still wouldn’t be enough to get us there in a year,” says School Board President Christine Stead on why the current 1 mill sinking fund isn’t providing the funds necessary to appropriately keep up with building maintenance.
Profile and photos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Anthony Lauer was born in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and grew up in Rapid City, South Dakota while his family was stationed at Ellsworth Air Force Base. While attending Rapid City Public Schools, Lauer always gravitated towards …
Story, video, and photos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Ninety Spanish-speaking children in the United States and several other countries will receive cheery cards during their hospital stays, thanks to the second graders at Burns Park Elementary. Burns Park Spanish teacher Chilo Digon teaches …