- Colleen Creal, Pioneer High School guidance counselor
- Skyline senior Amanda Wilhoit finds her path on stage
- Gwen Cowhy, Slauson Middle School science teacher
- USA Gap Year Fair comes to Skyline High School Jan. 23
- New furniture arrives in Ann Arbor Public Schools over winter break
“Our 11th graders are in a unique position, everyone of them at least in our schools takes the SAT, which is a nationally relevant test. The MSTEP is not,” says School Board Vice-President Christine Stead.
“The construction provided us many opportunities to use our project based learning. We did erosion projects, and who would have gotten to do that without construction, and we got to design the play scape which was out front now for the K-1 playground, and of course the installation of the wind turbine,” says A2 STEAM Principal Joan Fitzgibbon.
Story, photos and video by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor When Jane Landefeld wakes up tomorrow, it will be the first time in 40 years she will not have a role to fill within Ann Arbor Public Schools. Landefeld is retiring as the Executive Director …
“The good news is that we’ve sustained a third year of significant growth in the district. The excellent news is that growth spans early childhood, pre-school and young fives, elementary school, middle school, and high school,” says Superintendent Jeancie Swift.
“We want people to know that something new and different is happening at Mitchell School, and it is special,” says Principal Kevin Karr.
By Jo Mathis/AAPS District News These Scarlett Middle School students were among the first in the district to use Illuminate. Ann Arbor Public Schools has implemented a new data assessment system that allows teachers to quickly determine students’ progress in class. Illuminate is an assessment …
Caroline Fitzgerald grew up in Pearl City, Hawaii and started learning the saxophone in seventh grade. Her band teacher was the most influential teacher in her life and the reason she decided to pursue music education. After spending several summers at Interlochen Arts Camp, Fitzgerald attended …
Story, photo and video by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News The date to the dance started last spring when Huron High School basketball player Lawrence Rowley took part in Project Unify, a partnership program between general education students and those with disabilities. Lawrence was helping …
See a few moments from a recent Bryant second grade field trip: Story, photos and videos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News One of Szczygiel’s favorite spots to take AAPS students on field trips is Green Acres Farm in Scio Township. It’s a sunny fall day …
“This whole body of work has one focus and that is to focus on the student experience while they are in our schools,” says Superintendent Jeanice Swift.
“I think it’s awesome. It’s really comfortable to read on, it’s not distracting. The new desks kind of roll, which you can lock in, and they’re easy to work at.” Haisley 5th grader Ayden shares his thoughts on the new furniture in his classroom.
“We encouraged all principals this past year to reach out to their school communities on Twitter, and they eagerly responded. As a result, our students and families, staff and stakeholders have a better understanding of what makes Ann Arbor Public Schools exceptional,” said AAPS District News Editor Jo Mathis.
By Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Educational trainer Charlie Appelstein didn’t compare notes with AAPS Superintendent Jeanice Swift before he spoke to staff Thursday at a day-long conference Thursday. But the two are clearly on the same page. Two days after Swift spoke to building principals …
“We treat our sports physicals almost like an annual wellness exam. It’s not like a traditional sports physical clinic where you get in and out just with the physical and go. Because with youth often their only opportunity for getting health care is once a year during their sports physical. We take that opportunity to say, lets look at your entire health,” says Nurse Practitioner Beth Kuzma.