- Pioneer bids a safe farewell to its senior class with all-night Senior Bon Voyage Party
- Muneer Khalid, Scarlett Middle School Strategies for Success teacher
- The Huron Players present ‘The Tell-Tale Farce’ this weekend and next
- Volunteers renovate, beautify the Clague Middle School courtyard in `town-gown’ collaboration
- Hannah Gottlieb, Clague Middle School math teacher
Abbot Elementary fifth-graders took part in deer heart and lungs dissection with a local doctor to supplement their study of the human circulatory and respiratory systems.
The notebooks, which run on the Chrome operating system and use the Chrome web browser, have been tried out over the past few weeks in classrooms at Skyline High School and Ann Arbor Open @ Mack.
Visitation will be noon to 8 p.m. Monday, June 13 at C & H Community Home for Funerals, Ypsilanti, with a Homegoing Service scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 14 at Second Baptist Church, Ypsilanti.
A series of briefs from around the Ann Arbor Public Schools, including: The Washtenaw Elementary Science Olympiad is Saturday; Friday night highlights a Youth for Understanding variety show at Tappan.
Skyline High School has received national certification for its Project Lead The Way program that it has offered since 2010. “Rather than sit passively by and listen to a lecture – kids are building, developing and creating,” said teacher Tom Pachera. “It’s the kind of hands-on experience that will engage more students in science, technology, engineering and math.”
Nine Ann Arbor Public Schools elementaries will have new principals due to retirements and shifts in personnel and two middle schools will get new assistant principals for the 2011-12 school year. All of the new appointments are internal in the district.
“We have a community that really embraces the arts and arts education,” said Pioneer Performing Arts Department Chairman David Leach. Concert honoring the Pioneer program will be honor will take place at 8 p.m., Thursday, May 26 at Hill Auditorium.
The district’s new outreach tool, School Messenger, allowed outreach to even more parents and encourage participation. About half considered themselves average technology users, with 38 percent considering themselves an advanced user of technology.
Pioneer High School teacher Tracey Van Dusen has been featured on the White House website as one of their featured “Champions of Change.” Those featured have done extraordinary things in their communities.
WITH VIDEO: Some 1,300 elementary students attended a youth production of “Seussical the Musical.” Full shows continue this weekend at Pioneer’s Schreiber Theater.
A series of briefs from around the district, including: Data posted on the Mitchell-Scarlett survey, King hosts auction and science night, Logan hosts silent auction for Harold Logan Fund, WISD picks new superintendent.
During a budget forum Monday, Interim Superintendent Robert Allen shared proposed reductions for the 2011-12 budget and said that the district will host a May 6 session with school board members and state legislators at Pioneer High School starting at 5:30 p.m. A second budget forum will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 28 at Skyline High School.
The Pioneer High School Theatre Guild presents the spring musical “Seussical” based on the works of Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, with shows running from Saturday, April 23 through Sunday, May 1.
Sessions are scheduled for Monday, April 25 in the Pioneer High School Cafeteria Annex and on Thursday, April 28 in the Skyline High School commons area; both meetings start at 6:30 p.m.. Pioneer is at the southwest corner of Main Street and Stadium Blvd. and Skyline is on North Maple Road just north of the M-14 interchange.
The feed will include stories, rankings, schedules and other posts involving sports teams at Pioneer, Huron and Skyline high schools. The district is encouraging members of the Ann Arbor sports community to contribute reports from the field.