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Don Packard, Pioneer High School English teacher

November 8, 2017 // 1 Comment

By Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Ann Arbor native Don Packard grew up on the northwest side of town and attended Newport, Forsythe, and Pioneer. Following his 1983 high school graduation, he made the long journey to West Quad as a University of Michigan freshman. …

Kyle Yenor, Logan Elementary fourth grade teacher

October 25, 2017 // 0 Comments

Photos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Kyle Yenor grew up in the rural town of Morenci in Lenawee County, where he attended Morenci Area Schools K-12,  was active in sports and enjoyed the simplicity of country living. After high school, Yenor moved to Ann …

Video and photos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Jean Holmes became King Elementary’s first kindergarten teacher when the school opened in 1969, and taught there for 19 years. On Monday, her two sons surprised her with a trip back to King, where Principal Mary Cooper …

The Skyline High School Theater will present William Shakespeare’s beloved “Romeo and Juliet”—the timeless story of young love caught between the feuding families—this weekend, October 27, 28 and 29.     Claire de Vries as Juliet The play features Claire de Vries as Juliet; Jalen Steudle as …

Video and photos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor   Huron High School wrapped up a week of homecoming activities with an all-school pep rally in the dome gym Friday afternoon. The fun came on the heels of Tourist Day; Athletic Day; Wacky Hat Day; …

Becky Gracey, King Elementary fifth grade teacher

October 18, 2017 // 0 Comments

Becky Gracey grew up in Ann Arbor and attended Lawton Elementary, Slauson Middle School, and Pioneer High School.  While she was in Marlene Milazzo’s first grade class, she decided she wanted to be a teacher.  After earning her degree at Western Michigan University, Gracey headed …

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