- Community conversation to kick off this month will lead to new AAPS Strategic Plan
- Darcy Knoll, Pittsfield and Pattengill elementary physical education teacher
- That’s a Great Idea: PLPs on sticky labels keep students focused on goals
- Superintendent Swift promotes public education as Michigan Superintendent of the Year
- Don Packard, Pioneer High School English teacher
“This whole body of work has one focus and that is to focus on the student experience while they are in our schools,” says Superintendent Jeanice Swift.
Story, photos and videos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News In the weeks following the death of Skyline High School English teacher Chris Peterson in a kayaking accident July 3, many of his students reached out to staff about a way to honor him. After …
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 …
Photos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Scenes from the Skyline High School Commencement Ceremony held June 13, 2016:
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.
By Andrew Cluley Communications Specialist
Story, photos, video and slideshow by Jo Mathis AAPS District News Editor Huron High School graduates are ready to take their places in the world, Superintendent Jeanice Swift said Wednesday night at the school’s 48th commencement ceremony. “It is abundantly clear to me and to …
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“No one can take away your freedom to choose how you will react. That is yours, and yours alone, and if you continue to make the kind of good choices that got you here to graduation, you will continue to forge your own destiny,” Zingerman’s co-founder Paul Saginaw told the 2016 graduating class from Pathways to Success Academic Campus
Story, photos and slideshow by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor On a rainy Wednesday night at Rackham Auditorium, 128 graduates took the microphone during an emotional three-hour ceremony and one by one, told why they will cherish their memories of Community High School. Groups of …