- Pittsfield students march, sing in school’s annual parade honoring MLK, Jr.
- AAPS Board of Education swears in new Trustees, elects officers
- AAPS now accepting applications for AAPS college scholarships
- FutureStars 2019 promises to feature outstanding talent; see highlights from a preliminary show dress rehearsal
- Monica Brennan, Angell Elementary second grade teacher
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.
Students are focused on poverty and homelessness in Washtenaw and achievement gap issues among high school students this year. Youth Senate is a school board-approved group, giving them a seat at the board table where they regularly report about their activities.
The calendar remains a future option, but officials want to try out programs in the K-8 partnership with the U-M School of Education before suggesting a change. The partnership program will launch this fall.
A series of briefs from around the district including: Budget information sessions next week, community volunteers sought for Tappan seed planting day April 13; Early College Alliance information night is April 12; and interviews scheduled for two WISD superintendent finalists.
Jeff Kass hopes his new book, “Knuckleheads,” will encourage young, male students to develop a love of reading. “I guess, in my heart, I really, really want those kids in my class – those dudes who hide in their sweatshirts – to pick this thing up and read it. And I hope the general audience will like it, too,” he adds. A release party for “Knuckleheads” will be hosted at 7 p.m. March 31 at The Neutral Zone, 310 E. Washington St., Ann Arbor.
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.