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KidSport Camp kept kids active this summer

August 10, 2015 // 0 Comments

“The KidSport approach — to learn sports skills in a non-competitive environment — is the perfect complement to Rec & Ed’s kid-friendly sports program,” says Rec and Ed Director Jenna Bacolor.

“I love it whether it’s my family or my students, because it’s the thrill of the hunt, it’s like a puzzle,” Katherine Willson explains the excitement she gets from solving a family mystery.

AAPS summer day campers are Hooked on Fun

July 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

Harry Potter Camp is a hit every year. By Jo Mathis AAPS District News Editor Lot of school districts offer summer programs to keep the kids busy and learning. In Ann Arbor, kids can choose from among about 200 Rec & Ed day camps that include …

Homework Club continues for Lakewood kids

July 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

Connor Runchey (left) and Keenan Waller glaze their pottery during “Art with a Story.” Story and photos by Jo Mathis AAPS District News Editor Lakewood Elementary art teacher Peggy Leonard and media specialist Eileen Thomas hated to think that the gains made by students enrolled …

`He taught us how to run the race of life’

July 17, 2015 // 2 Comments

Current and former members of Pioneer’s women’s track team gather for a moment of silence in honor of Coach Bryan Westfield. Story and photos by Jo Mathis AAPS District News Editor One of the things Coach Bryan Westfield was noted for saying to his Pioneer …

Safety Town is a summertime tradition

July 10, 2015 // 0 Comments

Children don helmets for a  visit to the child-sized Ann Arbor Safety Town. Photos by Jo Mathis. By Jo Mathis AAPS District News Editor Thousands of AAPS graduates over the past 35 years have warm memories of attending Safety Town for a week during the …

King Elementary’s Phil  Huyek decides which eager student to call on next during a recent morning at the SLI. Photos by Jo Mathis.   By Jo Mathis AAPS District News Editor The goal of the Ann Arbor Public Schools’ Summer Learning Institute is for everyone …

Pioneer High School’s IVD (Innovative Vehicle Design) team concluded its year with a successful race at Belle Isle. The after-school program allows students to build a car from the ground up and then participate in a race at the end of May. The program is …

“We don’t look at it like it’s a choice whether we’ll be ready or not, I mean we have to. I mean all these kids have to be picked up safely, delivered to and from school, and ready to learn on time,” says Durham School Services Regional Vice President Brad Tate.

  Dr. Scott Westerman stands in front of the building that will be renamed in his honor.  Photos by Jo Mathis. Story and photos by Jo Mathis AAPS District News Editor Scott Westerman says he’s gone through several stages since learning the Ann Arbor Preschool …

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