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Ann Arbor Public Schools will host its 32nd annual College Fair from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 29, at Pioneer High School. The event is open to all students and all families in surrounding counties, and offers the chance to connect with representative …

Ann Arbor’s Skyline High School Theater will  present Jim Leonard’s haunting play, “The Diviners”  on March 24, 25 and 26.     Winner of the American College Theatre Festival,  “The Diviners” is a moving story about a disturbed young boy and his relationship with a conflicted former preacher …

Profile and photos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Cheryl Haller grew up near the beaches of Lake Michigan in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She earned a bachelor’s degree in speech communications & marketing from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and teacher certification from Notre Dame College …

These Pioneer High School musicians will join the Navy Concert Band on stage to perform John Phillip Sousa’s “Washington Post March.” At right is Band Director David Leach. (Photo by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News) The United States Navy Concert Band will perform at Pioneer High …

Story and photos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News AAPS students take some incredible field trips, from world-class art museums, lectures, and concerts at the University of Michigan, to local sites to learn about wildlife, rocks or water. Lakewood Elementary art teacher Peggy Leonard says her …

Story, video and photos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Luckily for Tappan Middle School music students, Joe DeMarsh broke the vow he took 35 years ago that went something like this: “I will never ever teach again.” DeMarsh’s first teaching job was in a …

Dawn Dennis Profile and photos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Dawn Dennis was born and raised in Detroit, the daughter of Herman and Marva Jenkins, a retired postal supervisor and retired executive secretary for the UAW.   Family and education were greatly stressed in her …

Jenni Wilkening, Huron High School science teacher

February 27, 2017 // 5 Comments

Photos and profile by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Jennifer Wilkening grew up in Alma, the daughter of Gabriel and JanaLynn Almeida. In addition to teaching in Grand Blanc and in Durham, N.C., Jennifer Wilkening has taught at Tappan Middle School, Stone High School, and …

Ann Arbor Public Schools celebrate NAAPID

February 14, 2017 // 0 Comments

From the preschool to our high schools, Ann Arbor Public Schools brought together students, parents, teachers, and other school staff right from breakfast in the morning, throughout the day, and on into the NAAPID at night event at Washtenaw Community College.

  Profile and photo by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Melissa Schmidt says that her parents, Eric and Mary Anne Jaeger, determined long ago that if they were blessed with children, those children would attend schools which were diverse and challenging. Schmidt and her sister, …

The Ann Arbor Public Schools Music Department will present Orchestra Night on Thursday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. at Hill Auditorium. Admission is free and open to the public. This gala concert showcases the orchestras of all Ann Arbor middle schools,  plus Skyline, Huron, and Pioneer High …

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