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        Haisley Elementary’s “I Am Thankful” assembly has been a day-before-Thanksgiving holiday tradition for more than 20 years. On Tuesday afternoon, in front of a whole lot of smiling parents, they did it again. The event is a chance for the fifth …

The Michigan Fight Song hail-hails the leaders and best. Now some Michigan athletes are encouraging AAPS elementary students to consider themselves the readers and best. Cheerleader Cassandra Gelov was a hit with students. Shannon Vail of the U-M Ginsberg Center (left) and soccer player Maddie …

Adult leaders Carl Anderson and Greta Anderson-Finn taught Greek and Roman history during the recent Focus Studies at Ann Arbor Open. These students studied architecture for the week. Carsten F. will have all sorts of great memories of Ann Arbor Open by the time he …

The Forsythe Thinking Cap Club 7th/8th grade team took an impressive fourth place out of 39 schools in the recent Thinking Cap Quiz Bowl Lakes Regional. The Viking Auks scored 1201 out of a perfect 1500.  Longtime rivals from KMO days, Boulan Park Middle School …

If the Ann Arbor Public Schools had a Hall of Fame, Martin Luther King Elementary’s National Blue Ribbon School for 2014 would be front and central, says Superintendent Jeanice Swift. “It’s a really big deal. It shows that all students can achieve at high levels,” …

The Forsythe Thinking Cap Club 6th graders won a close second-place finish out of 49 teams in the Thinking Cap Quiz Bowl Lakes Regional held on Nov. 18.   The Viking Auks scored 1209 out of a perfect 1500, and were were barely bested by …

Dr. Jeanice Swift, Superintendent for The Ann Arbor Public Schools, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Angela Newing as the new assistant principal of Forsythe Middle School and Mr. Christopher Roberts as the new assistant principal at Tappan Middle School.   Angela Newing, …

Ann Arbor Public Schools Placed on the College Board’s 5th Annual AP® District Honor Roll for Significant Gains in Student Access and Success A Record 547 School Districts Across the Nation Are Honored Skyline student deep in study Ann Arbor Public Schools is one of …

Wilber Lim, center, poses with four of the AAPS teachers who visited Singapore this summer, including Kristal Jaaskelainen, Tom Pachera, Cory McElmeel and Laurie Hochrein. Dr. Swift addresses educators at their last gathering before heading home to Singapore. For the past 10 days, 16 visiting …

On Saturday, more than 400 AAPS staff, families and members of the community participated in Rick’s Run for Kids, Rec & Ed’s first ever 5K run/walk.  The event honored the legacy of teacher/coach/Board member Rick Dekeon, and raised funds for our youth scholarship program. Check out …

It’s not every day you’re greeted at the door by a well-behaved bald eagle. Such was the case Tuesday morning as a group of Singapore educators visited Skyline High School during their 11-day visit to Ann Arbor. The 16  are part of an exchange program sponsored …

Anne Reader can’t wait to start filling the media center with new books purchased from the grant. AAPS Fine Arts Coordinator Robin Bailey won $4,500 to spend on field trips to Pan-African youth performances for students of all ages from at least 16 schools. She …

Bryant Elementary kindergarteners received a memorable reading and writing lesson recently when 24 University of Michigan education majors visited them dressed as letters of the alphabet. The children had fun guessing each letter and then watching their clipboards stamped for each correct answer. T he …

  Fifty-two students from Ted Emch’s computer science classes at Pioneer High School competed in the Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning (MACUL) competition at Eastern Michigan University over the weekend. In the beginner division, Pioneer students took 2nd place, and 4th through 10th places. They placed …

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