AAPS Updates


“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.

Anthony Lauer, A2 Virtual+ Online Coordinator

January 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

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 …

AAPS Board of Education elects new officers

January 19, 2017 // 0 Comments

“Getting to the systemic level of change and the investment back into our teachers and staff and our buildings, that’s kind of our next wave of really advancing the Ann Arbor Public Schools to get us to the level that I think our community expects and hopefully beyond,” says Board of Education President Christine Stead of her goals for the upcoming years.

By Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Toyota Technical Center in Livonia delivered an unexpected and exceptionally generous holiday gift to Ann Arbor Public Schools today. Vince Snyder, far left, stands by the new engines with students Owen Aldridge, Anthony Schneider, and Kevin Knibbs.  At right is para …

AAPS says thanks and farewell to outgoing trustees

December 20, 2016 // 0 Comments

Photos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Three outgoing AAPS School Board trustees—Deb Mexicotte, Andy Thomas, and Donna Lasinski—were honored for their countless hours of service at a reception last week prior to the Board meeting at Forsythe Middle School.  See the slideshow here:

“The presence of guns in schools runs contrary to everything we are wired for in education, and is counterproductive to maintaining a rich, productive and healthy learning environment for our children. We are pleased that the court has ruled in favor of our position that puts the safety of children first,” says Superintendent Jeanice Swift.

This year’s Career and Technical Education Career Night hosted by Huron High School gave students in many programs the chance to demonstrate some of the skills they have been learning this year.

Ann Arbor Public Schools has been named a winner in the annual Michigan School Public Relations Association Communications Contest.   AAPS District News Editor Jo Mathis  AAPS District News Editor Jo Mathis received Distinguished Achievement awards in the photography and social media categories. MSPRA, an affiliate …

By Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Two events running simultaneously at Huron High School from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 6 will give visitors an up-close look at some exciting programs offered at AAPS. The third annual STEAM Expo & CTE Career Night …

Photos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor The second annual Pathways Family & Community Dinner Monday night was another successful evening of fellowship, community building and great food. Staff served the buffet, and guests later took turns at the microphone telling what they are thankful …

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