- Marie Embry, Pattengill Elementary fifth grade teacher
- AAPS students study the biodiversity at future site of the Freeman Environmental Education Center
- All Hallows Band Concert set for Thursday, Oct. 18 at Pioneer’s Schreiber Auditorium
- Esteemed songwriter/composers talk to Pioneer students about their craft; new book
- Stephan Hogan, Tappan Middle School math teacher
Increased retirement costs from the state, a shift in K-12 funding and an upcoming May 3 special education millage election will all impact the budget, says Ann Arbor’s superintendent.
Creativity continues to come alive this week as 27 Ann Arbor high school students participate in the Ann Arbor Youth Poetry Slam finals starting at 6:30 p.m. at The Neutral Zone, 310 E. Washington St., Ann Arbor. Pioneer, Huron, Skyline and Community will all be represented.
The Ann Arbor Public Schools will host a budget-millage information session on Monday, March 21 from 6:30 – 8 p.m. at the Pioneer High School Cafeteria Annex, 601 W. Stadium Blvd. Discussed will be the current state of Ann Arbor’s budget and the impact of an upcoming May 3 countywide special education millage.
The Ann Arbor Public Schools Educational Foundation has awarded $22,000 in grants to the Ann Arbor Public Schools for current year programs and DFCU Financial donates $10,000 to the 2011 AAPSEF One Million Reasons campaign.
The Washtenaw Intermediate School District board has scheduled public meetings the week of March 21 to interview the finalists.
WITH VIDEO: Rosanna Neuhausler, Ryan Murphy and John Wissman – all Pioneer juniors – earned an honorable mention for their documentary called “Stadium Bridges.”
For a second year, the AAPS Educational Foundation is working to raise $1 million to help fund programs that could be cut because of anticipated state budget cuts and a lack of educational resources.
Staff members at the Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning conference will do workshops about the WAY Washtenaw cyber school, using technology to share a trip to Japan, online learning techniques, handling student portfolios through Google Tools and using the iPod Touch to enhance literacy learning.
School trustees made their decision on Saturday, conducting final interviews and deliberating in the afternoon. This followed a community forum on Friday evening, in which the community was able to hear the candidates and submit questions to hear their responses.
Original student works from four Ann Arbor high schools offer the ultimate in creativity, culminating with finals at the Neutral Zone on March 24.
Work from students of all ages in the Ann Arbor Public Schools will be on display at the downtown library, as well as in area businesses and restaurants as part of March Youth Art and Music Month.
The forum/interviews are scheduled for 6-8:30 p.m. at Pioneer High School. The Ann Arbor Board of Education will conduct final candidate interviews beginning at at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, March 5, in the main conference room at the Balas Administration Building, 2555 S. State St. The board will begin deliberating at noon Saturday to consider appointment of a new superintendent.
Advantage Sports will be the exclusive provider of AAPS sports logo apparel that is sold to the public, returning a percentage of sales to the district and its sports teams. The store opened on Jan. 3, 2011 on Stadium Boulevard.
The Ann Arbor Public Schools has launched a new look and feel to the site. Rolled out during last week’s winter break, the change includes updated navigation tools to better help the public find information.
Michael White comes back to his job as principal for second semester, following a one-year deployment at Fort Benning, Ga.