- Community High’s award-winning The Communicator is 100 percent student-run
- Pioneer junior deals with grief through art; hopes to help others through her speech at TEDx Saturday, March 17
- Youth Art Month in downtown Ann Arbor
- Pioneer High to present 62nd annual Concerto Concert March 21
- Teens will speak on topics they’re passionate about during TEDx Youth@AnnArbor Saturday
“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 …
“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.
“The conversation should be about how can we develop a more comprehensive high school schedule that does allow and offers the flexibility that we certainly want to have for our students and that could support a later start time,” says Paul DeAngelis, Executive Director High School Education.
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 …
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 …
The Ann Arbor Educational Foundation this year awarded 22 teacher grants, totaling over $28,000. This year the foundation focused on literacy programs.
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 …
Taimor Williams plans to study engineering in college. Photo by Jo Mathis. Editor’s note: Six AAPS high school seniors were recently named “Young Men of Promise” by the Delta Psi Omega Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. The students were …
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 …
“You will not only go to Lansing and work hard on behalf of schools, but you will also be a person that can help change the system,” School Board Vice President Christine Stead told Donna Lasinski.