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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 …

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 …

Huron seniors looking forward to homecoming dance

October 14, 2016 // 5 Comments

  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 …

His classroom is the great outdoors

October 14, 2016 // 5 Comments

 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 …

“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.

“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.

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