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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 …

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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, …

By Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Toyota Technical Center in Livonia delivered an unexpected and exceptionally generous holiday gift to Ann Arbor Public Schools today. Vince Snyder, far left, stands by the new engines with students Owen Aldridge, Anthony Schneider, and Kevin Knibbs.  At right is para …

“Ballet is such a beautiful art that has inspired me to dance, to entertain and in turn to serve as inspiration to others,” Rainbow says. By Emma Jackson/WISD       “All I want to do is dance.”      Long before Ke’Ron “Rainbow” Pugh committed …

Ty Harris, far right, came up with the idea of a class fundraiser to be held at the Neutral Zone. Daniel Zacks, center, and senior Mo Soumarro, seated, were among the students who helped with the project. Story and photos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News …

By Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Kim Garber grew up in Michigan, and has been a resident of Ann Arbor for more than 20 years.   She earned a bachelor’s of engineering degree from Michigan Technological University, a master’s of engineering from Oakland University, and …

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