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Ann Arbor Public Schools will host its 32nd annual College Fair from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 29, at Pioneer High School. The event is open to all students and all families in surrounding counties, and offers the chance to connect with representative …

Ann Arbor’s Skyline High School Theater will  present Jim Leonard’s haunting play, “The Diviners”  on March 24, 25 and 26.     Winner of the American College Theatre Festival,  “The Diviners” is a moving story about a disturbed young boy and his relationship with a conflicted former preacher …

Profile and photos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Cheryl Haller grew up near the beaches of Lake Michigan in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She earned a bachelor’s degree in speech communications & marketing from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and teacher certification from Notre Dame College …

These Pioneer High School musicians will join the Navy Concert Band on stage to perform John Phillip Sousa’s “Washington Post March.” At right is Band Director David Leach. (Photo by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News) The United States Navy Concert Band will perform at Pioneer High …

Jenni Wilkening, Huron High School science teacher

February 27, 2017 // 4 Comments

Photos and profile by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Jennifer Wilkening grew up in Alma, the daughter of Gabriel and JanaLynn Almeida. In addition to teaching in Grand Blanc and in Durham, N.C., Jennifer Wilkening has taught at Tappan Middle School, Stone High School, and …

The Ann Arbor Public Schools Music Department will present Orchestra Night on Thursday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. at Hill Auditorium. Admission is free and open to the public. This gala concert showcases the orchestras of all Ann Arbor middle schools,  plus Skyline, Huron, and Pioneer High …

By Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Nearly 60 high school students brainstormed ways to help others in the Ann Arbor area after they followed the lead of a generous six-year-old. Peter Eldon with his contribution to The Education Project When Wines Elementary kindergartener Peter Eldon invited …

Photos and videos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor The 15th annual Pioneer Theatre Guild’s FutureStars talent competition was held Saturday night before a sold-out crowd which  cheered on dozens of AAPS student singers, dancers and musicians. More than 90 high school students from throughout …

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 …

More than 80 members of ​Huron’s Business Professionals of America (BPA) Chapter, ​led by advisors ​Christy Garrett, Jonathan Cook, Allison Andres, Melissa Gordon and Karen Eisley, ​traveled to Dearborn last week  to compete in the B​ PA Regional Leadership Conference. ​The team accomplished great things, …

Michael Benedict was born and raised in Ann Arbor, and attended Allen elementary, Tappan Junior High, and Huron High Schools.  He studied chemistry and visual art at the University of Michigan, where he earned a BFA in 1984.  After working in the ceramics manufacturing industry, …

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