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Members of the Skyline Cooking Club greeted students at the expo. Sitting left to right are Olivia Foster, Katherine Horning, Charde Madovia-Bey and Savannah Myers Moore. Standing is Phoebe Bennett.   Skyline High School held its first Wellness Expo today, and Skyline Commons was filled …

Instrumental music teacher Rosalie Koenig shares in the excitement with Bach students Zubaidah A., Zinah A., and Livi J. Bach Elementary fifth grader Livi J. loved learning to play the cello that she—along with every other fifth grader in the district—received at the start of …

AAPS Superintendent Jeanice Swift will present a sample bond proposal to trustees at Wednesday’s Ann Arbor Board of Education meeting. Trustees will consider asking voters in May to approve a bond proposal that would address infrastructure needs, replace aging buses, and support enhancements in every …

While students may have enjoyed some extra sleep this morning, their teachers have been busy learning how to do their jobs even better. On Professional Development Day, AAPS teachers are learning a range of subjects under the guiding principles of alignment, response to data, and …

Micah Miller won the FutureStar 2015 competition Jan. 24. And the FutureStar 2015 winner is … the marvelous Micah Miller. The Huron High School student knocked ‘em dead tonight at Pioneer High School with her outstanding rendition of “At Last.” More photos to come of …

Ezra Min, a third grader at Bach Elementary, was a third-place winner. Ninety-five students from 25 southeastern Michigan schools and five home schools participated in Thurston Elementary’s 12th Annual Chess Tournament over the weekend. The tournament, organized by the Thurston PTO, included beginner sections for novice …

Nan Nelson and some Clague musicians provided the Russian music. As part of the Ann Arbor District Library Songster Program, local musician Nan Nelson has been teaching Jeff Gaynor’s seventh grade World Culture and Geography classes music and dance from Russia.   After three class sessions at …

Oby Ugwuegbu, Nylise Jones and Pamela Quintana-Salazar Community High School students honored the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. through poetry, prose and dance during the school’s annual MLK assembly at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church last week. CHS Dean Marci Tuzinsky said it’s important to …

Lakewood Elementary used its weekly community meeting today to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and accomplishments.  Led by music teacher, Amy Sierzega, the children sang, read, and played recorders for their classmates and parents. Lakewood Principal Michelle Seals said she appreciates Ann Arbor …

Incumbents Susan Baskett and Christine Stead, along with newcomers Donna Lasinski and Patricia Ashford Manley, were sworn into office at Wednesday’s Ann Arbor Board of Education meeting. The board also unanimously elected officers for the coming year. Re-elected were Deb Mexicotte, president; Christine Stead, vice …

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