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Slideshow, story and photos by Jo Mathis AAPS District News Any transition can be hard, and high on a student’s stress meter is the move from elementary to middle school, followed a few years later by the step up to high school. That’s why every …

Members of the Slauson Science Olympiad team pose with their 3rd place trophy at MSU. Slauson Middle School ended its season with an impressive third place finish at the annual Michigan State Science Olympiad Tournament held April 30  at Michigan State University. More than 200 Division …

  “Mr. Reggie” hopes to continue working with children after he graduates from EMU. Photo by Jo Mathis. For students who need child care before and after school, child care assistants are among the first and last staffers of the day to make an impact. …

Allen’s specials team celebrates the award with Principal Kerry Beal (far right)  and Robin Bailey, back row, right, who coordinates the district’s fine arts curriculum. By Jo Mathis AAPS District News Editor Arts education thrives at Allen Elementary, which now has a prestigious award to …

Forsythe Middle School’s Thinking Cap teams boasted impressive results in the Thinking Cap Quiz Bowl American Answers competition in April. Thinking Cap is an academic competition that tests teams’ ability to answer questions quickly and accurately, in all the academic and elective subject areas.Forsythe Thinking …

Christie Lower is treated to a concert by some of her music students at Logan Elementary. Photo by Jo Mathis. During National Teacher Appreciation Week this week, AAPS District News is profiling teachers who are completing their first year at Ann Arbor Public Schools. Christie …

Erica Thomas was in her final year of law school when she realized her heart was in education. Photo by Jo Mathis. During National Teacher Appreciation Week this week, AAPS District News will profile four teachers who are completing their first year at Ann Arbor …

Joe Sims says he’s honored to have a “dream job” teaching at AAPS. Photo by Jo Mathis During National Teacher Appreciation Week this week, AAPS District News is profiling teachers who are completing their first year at Ann Arbor Public Schools. Joe B. Sims grew …

Forty AAPS students each received a post-high school academic scholarships of $1000 from the Kiwanis Club of Ann Arbor during an awards program and luncheon Monday.  The philanthropy is thought to be the largest, one day contribution by a non-profit organization to the AAPS students for scholarships. These …

Ryan Hansen is thrilled to be working at Pathways to Success. Photo by Jo Mathis. During National Teacher Appreciation Week this week, AAPS District News will profile four teachers who are completing their first year at Ann Arbor Public Schools. Pathways to Success math teacher …

  Greta Barfield  spent most of her school years in Muncie, Indiana, where she graduated from Burris Laboratory School, which is part of Ball State University’s Teacher College. She also earned her bachelors degree in special education, concentrating on what was then called Mental Impairment …

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