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Jo Mathis, AAPS News Editor The Ann Arbor Public Schools is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Jo C. Mathis in the position of AAPS News Editor. This position has been vacant for the past 6 months. Ms. Mathis has a stellar career in …

Thurston Pond The Ann Arbor Public Schools is so fortunate to have wonderful natural areas attached to many of our school properties. These natural preserves are easy to take for granted. A walk in the Eberwhite Woods, bird watching in the Scarlett Woods, hiking through the …

Jill Minnick Executive Director of Finance The Ann Arbor Public Schools is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Jill Minnick in the position of Executive Director of Finance for the Ann Arbor Public Schools.  Ms. Minnick is replacing Ms. Nancy Hoover who has accepted …

2014 Superintendent’s Cup High School Staff Teams Ann Arbor High School athletic teams have a healthy rivalry on  the fields of competition but I bet you didn’t know the high school staff also meet on the field for a friendly game of football – awarding …

Ann Arbor Public School’s King Elementary School Named A National Blue Ribbon School for 2014  September 30, 2014 Dr. Jeanice K. Swift, Superintendent of the Ann Arbor Public Schools, is pleased to announce that Martin Luther King Elementary School in the Ann Arbor district has …

  The Foundation for Music Education’s “Mark of Excellence/National Wind Band Honors project has announced that the 2013-14 Pioneer Symphony Band received “National Winner” status in the “New Music” category and “Commended Winner” Status (in the AAAA Classification). There were 224 entries from 35 states. …

We are so proud of three A2 STEAM students this week! On their way to school James, Arthur and Jamar were walking along Pontiac Trail at Barton when they came upon a car accident and decided they needed to help! They called 911 to report the …

A2 STEAM at Northside opened their doors, or rather the school grounds on Wednesday night to welcome students, families and staff to the 2014-2015 school year!! Hundreds of families attended the BBQ sponsored by the school and PTO to welcome everyone to the new, innovative …

Michigan Public Radio has produced a  story on this summer’s ESL program at Scarlett. The story is airing today, Thursday, August 28 including during the afternoon news.  The reporter, Sarah Alvarez, from the State of Opportunity initiative constructed a wonderful piece that includes quotes from several students …

The Ann Arbor Public School teachers are back in our schools!  They are meeting this morning to view a presentation from Superintendent Dr. Swift and then start their day of professional development! Follow along with us as we share tweets (@a2schools) and through this link …

AAPS Singapore Team Visiting the Ministry of Education 21 AAPS staff are now in Singapore, learning, sharing and experiencing the unique Singapore Education System. The Ann Arbor Public Schools is the only school district in the country to benefit from a generous and innovative partnership …

AAPS Board at State Board of Education President Deb Mexicotte, Vice-President Christine Stead, CFO Marios Demetriou, and Superintendent Jeanice Swift presented testimony to the Michigan State Board of Education on Tuesday, June 17. The presentation articulated the difficulties in balancing the AAPS budget over the …

AAPS & Whitmore Lake School Boards meeting at Whitmore Lake High School The Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education and Superintendent Swift are pleased to have met with the Whitmore Lake Public Schools Board of Education and Superintendent Hart to explore partnership opportunities that …

Hello Ann Arbor Community, Over the two weeks since we initially proposed the outsourcing of custodial services for Ann Arbor Public Schools as a cost-savings measure, many statements have been made regarding the possible implications of taking such a step in our school district. In …

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