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Nurses from Huron, Pioneer and Skyline high schools, along with Huron Principal Janet Schwamb (in black), pause for a photograph at the Lansing award ceremony. The Michigan Departments of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), and Education (MDE); American Heart Association (AHA); Michigan High School Athletic …

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 …

Meredith Giltner, Skyline High School art teacher

October 10, 2016 // 2 Comments

Meredith Giltner grew up in Milford and now lives in Dexter with her husband of 24 years, her 8-year-old son, three cats, 13 fish and a snail. This is her seventh year teaching art, and her third year as the Graphic Design and Digital Photography teacher …

Collin Ganio, Skyline High School Latin teacher

September 21, 2016 // 3 Comments

Collin Ganio was born in 1970 and grew up in Walnut Creek, California. His childhood goal was to become a starship captain by his 30th birthday, but at the age of seven, he began to suspect this might not happen.  When the cold light of …

Photos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Playing before a huge crowd at Mighigan Stadium was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the Pioneer High School Pioneers on Aug. 27.  The “Battle at the Big House” was indeed a tough contest against an impressive foe. Though the Pioneers fell …

“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.

”When you all started it was the first time that I saw meaningful change for some of our at risk kids at the level they needed, at the personal level, with their issues, and their understanding of what’s going on in their lives,” says Ann Arbor Public Schools Trustee Christine Stead.

By Jo Mathis AAPS District News Three Ann Arbor Pioneer High School students have received the first annual Baublit Business Scholarship. John Baublit, who retired from Pioneer High School in 2010 after working as a business  teacher there for 39 years,  established the  scholarship for …

The five Skyline seniors accepted to Princeton include (left to right): Christopher Wilks; Kalana Athukorala (who chose the University of Michigan); Micaela Keller; Olivia Foster; and Shreya Menon (who chose Harvard University). Photo by Jo Mathis. By Jo Mathis AAPS District News Editor Ann Arbor …

”For every hour we put in, we have a teacher, or counselor, or a coach, or administrator who put in ten, and I would be remiss if I didn’t offer you all my sincerest thanks on behalf of the graduating class of 2016. You all have had a very positive impact on our lives,” said student speaker Basil Baccouche.

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