- Pioneer students create fleece blankets for patients at Mott Children’s Hospital
- 16th annual FutureStars set for Jan. 27; calls on students to ‘Rise Up’
- Tappan Middle School holds inspirational MLK Jr. Assemblies
- Colleen Creal, Pioneer High School guidance counselor
- Skyline senior Amanda Wilhoit finds her path on stage
The Ann Arbor Public Schools is beginning a process to update its 2007-12 Strategic Plan and is asking for community involvement with Action Teams that will meet in early 2011 to update portions of the plan.
MDOT has awarded the elementary $160,840 for safety improvements and education programs. The funding is 100 percent federal, with no local match required.
The Washtenaw Intermediate School District will seek renewal next May of a .9850 mill for seven years to support special education services for students in 10 districts, including Ann Arbor.
This official statement was issued on Dec. 15, 2010 by the AAPS Board of Education: “The Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education has adopted a resolution to proceed on tenure charges against two teachers in the district. This action permits the State of Michigan Teacher Tenure Commission to conduct an evidentiary hearing in accordance with legal guidelines before an employment decision is finalized.”
Both schools are looking for volunteer painters as part of the schools’ “Paint for Kids” days on Tuesday and Wednesday Dec. 28 and Wednesday, Dec. 29 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Contact Mitchell at 734-997-1216 or Carpenter at 734-997-1214.
The district’s school closing hotline is 734-994-8684 and information is posted on the district’s home Web page (www.a2schools.org) when schools are closed or schedules changed.
A partnership with U-M School of Education will proceed, but a balanced calendar will not occur in 2011-12 so it can be further studied, officials said.
Currently the intermediate district’s assistant superintendent for student services, Leyshock assumes the interim post when Superintendent William Miller retires Dec. 31.
Feedback from community sessions about the proposed Mitchell-Scarlett K-8 campus is posted at the AAPS website in advance of next week’s board meeting.
Shael Polakow-Suransky, a graduate of Ann Arbor’s Community High School, is being eyed for a new post as chief academic officer for the New York City Department of Education.
How do you spell T-H-A-N-K-S-G-I-V-I-N-G? Visit our site to view a unique seasonal message from Wines Elementary via SchoolTube.
The Ann Arbor Public Schools Educational Foundation has created a new website designed to link alumni with their academic roots: www.annarboralumni.org. It is co-sponsored by the AAPSEF and the Ann Arbor Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.
The Ann Arbor chapter honors the district’s top black high school students each fall at its Freedom Fund Dinner.
The district celebrates the completion of the last major construction project in the Comprehensive School Improvement Plan, funded through the 2004 bond.
WITH VIDEO: Dave Corsa’s class did a videoconference with Okurayama Elementary School in Sapporo, Japan in the evening, when it was 8:30 a.m. for the Japanese children.