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Public Radio International co-host Celeste Headlee shares with Lawton Elementary students stories about her grandfather, William Grant Still on Jan. 13. Still was a famous African American composer. Photo courtesy of Christy Potter. By Tara Cavanaugh, AAPS News Service Special guests at Lawton Elementary’s Martin …

Dodgeball tournament returns Jan. 21

January 12, 2012 // 0 Comments

Last year's dodgeball tournament drew hundreds of participants and raised roughly $2,500 for the Skyline High School rowing team. Photo provided by Karen Yamada. Dodgeball lovers unite! The Skyline rowing team’s dodgeball tournament returns this year on Saturday, Jan. 21.

Around the world in 18 classrooms

January 11, 2012 // 1 Comment

 Ann Arbor Open’s annual Multicultural Fair is an international delight The seventh and eighth grade classes teamed up to fill the auditorium with sounds, sights and facts about all 54 countries in Africa. The drum circle was led by one seventh grade student, who taught …

“Ann Arbor is a special place and I am enormously proud to join its heritage of excellence,” says Ann Arbor’s incoming superintendent who begins on July 1. She writes an introductory letter here and a brief article offers background about Green.

She is an extraordinary educator, visionary and leader,” says Interim Superintendent Robert Allen. “She has been a pleasure to work with and her efforts have been tremendous and their effect immeasurable and far-reaching. I don’t know if we can ever thank her enough.” Dickinson-Kelley said she is looking forward to spending more time with family.

The Widening Advancements for Youth Washtenaw county program is run through the Washtenaw Intermediate School District. In its pilot year in 2010-11, the program had 240 students from 10 Washtenaw districts enrolled; in the coming year, it will expand to a full program and add more students, bringing the total served to as many as 420.

The students’ written predictions and reflections have been collected in the book “2020: Visions of the (Near) Future” published by 826michigan. It is the result of a yearlong residency with the local writing, publishing and tutoring nonprofit’s staff and volunteers.

The three-year-old program involves staff and students at all levels and is part of an initiative under the district’s Strategic Plan. Also being put in place is an Achievement Gap Elimination Plan, which was presented to the school board in June.

AAPS employee Amy McConnell will walk with a district team in this year’s Relay for Life Ann Arbor. The event will feature more than 400 walkers in the 24-hour relay on June 25 at Washtenaw Community College.

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