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Wilber Lim, center, poses with four of the AAPS teachers who visited Singapore this summer, including Kristal Jaaskelainen, Tom Pachera, Cory McElmeel and Laurie Hochrein. Dr. Swift addresses educators at their last gathering before heading …

First Rick’s Run for Kids a huge success

November 18, 2014 // 0 Comments

On Saturday, more than 400 AAPS staff, families and members of the community participated in Rick’s Run for Kids, Rec & Ed’s first ever 5K run/walk.  The event honored the legacy of teacher/coach/Board member Rick Dekeon, …

Skyline High School impresses visitors

November 18, 2014 // 1 Comment

It’s not every day you’re greeted at the door by a well-behaved bald eagle. Such was the case Tuesday morning as a group of Singapore educators visited Skyline High School during their 11-day visit to …

Anne Reader can’t wait to start filling the media center with new books purchased from the grant. AAPS Fine Arts Coordinator Robin Bailey won $4,500 to spend on field trips to Pan-African youth performances for …

When letters come to life …

November 17, 2014 // 0 Comments

Bryant Elementary kindergarteners received a memorable reading and writing lesson recently when 24 University of Michigan education majors visited them dressed as letters of the alphabet. The children had fun guessing each letter and then …

  Fifty-two students from Ted Emch’s computer science classes at Pioneer High School competed in the Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning (MACUL) competition at Eastern Michigan University over the weekend. In the beginner …

New school community likes what it sees at expo

November 14, 2014 // 0 Comments

When you have a brand new school where staff and students are doing all kinds of exciting things, you naturally want to show off a little. A2STEAM at Northside did just during its first Fall …

Sixth grader designs school logo

November 14, 2014 // 0 Comments

Most elementary schools have a logo. No big deal. But somehow it’s fitting that A2STEAM at Northside—a school that focuses on science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics—would boast a logo designed by one of …

A2STEAM at Northside holds first fall expo

November 13, 2014 // 0 Comments

The innovative elementary was filled Thursday night with families checking out the exciting work their children have accomplished so far this year. Check back Friday for a full story and more photos.

Singapore delegates visit Forsythe Middle School

November 13, 2014 // 0 Comments

It was another busy day for the educators visiting from Singapore when Forsythe  Middle School students welcomed them with live music, presentations, classroom visits, tours, tea, and a Q & A session Thursday. This was …

French classes attend showing at Michigan Theater

November 13, 2014 // 0 Comments

In celebration of National French Week, students studying French at Clague, Forsythe, Slauson, Community, Huron,  and Pioneer attended a special screening of “Astérix et Obélix: Au Service de Sa Majesté” at the Michigan Theater. Each year, …

Educators from Singapore and  Toyota’s International Program in STEAM Education praised the Ann Arbor Public Schools Wednesday night at a board meeting which began with a reception for the 21 visitors. Just a few days …

Pioneer hosts study visit to Ann Arbor

November 12, 2014 // 0 Comments

When the teachers visiting Ann Arbor fly home to Singapore on Nov. 20, they’ll undoubtedly have all kinds of stories to tell about what they learned and experienced during their 11-day trip. One thing’s for …

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