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Don Packard, Pioneer High School English teacher

November 8, 2017 // 1 Comment

By Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Ann Arbor native Don Packard grew up on the northwest side of town and attended Newport, Forsythe, and Pioneer. Following his 1983 high school graduation, he made the long journey to West Quad as a University of Michigan freshman. …

The Skyline High School Theater will present William Shakespeare’s beloved “Romeo and Juliet”—the timeless story of young love caught between the feuding families—this weekend, October 27, 28 and 29.     Claire de Vries as Juliet The play features Claire de Vries as Juliet; Jalen Steudle as …

Video and photos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor   Huron High School wrapped up a week of homecoming activities with an all-school pep rally in the dome gym Friday afternoon. The fun came on the heels of Tourist Day; Athletic Day; Wacky Hat Day; …

Video by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor The Pioneer Symphony Band will present an All Hallows Concert at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 19 at Schreiber Auditorium. Costumes are encouraged, and there will be trick-or-treating. Concert selections include “Phantom of the Opera,” “Mont-Blanc,” “Luther: In …

The cast photographed left to right are: Bottom row: Francisco Fiori (Ryan), Mia Galbraith (Sharpay), Seth Dyer (Troy), Greer Taylor (Gabriella), Ella Manning (Martha). Top row: Dana Steiner (Kelsi), Sam Dupree (Jack), Maya Krugman (Mrs. Darbus), Monty Granderson (Zeke), Luke Rademacher (Chad), Sanomi Croos-Dabrera (Taylor). Calling …

“In any subject there is an opportunity to be creative, in any subject there’s an opportunity to collaborate, in any subject there’s an opportunity to showcase who you are, and I think this is a great way to do that,” said Pioneer Orchestra Director Jonathan Glawe.

“When you’re playing it you want to hear what it sounds like, does it do what you’re expecting it to do? Do you have to work harder to make the same thing happen, and ultimately you know which one has the best sound overall and do the most for the music,” says Clague band teacher Jay MacArthur

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