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Story, photos and video by Jo Mathis AAPS District News editor Clague Middle School has been named just one of the state’s 12 “2017 School to Watch” by the National Forum to Accelerate Middle Grades Reform.  And that was cause for an all-school celebration today …

More than 200 Division B schools in Michigan competed in 23 events at their regional tournaments before 60 of those schools qualified for the annual Michigan Science Olympiad State Tournament April 29 at Michigan State University. The three schools that earned invitations to the MSO …

By Jo Mathis/AAPS District News The weather was perfect Saturday for a picnic on the lawn of Pioneer High School while middle and high school musicians performed under the tent. The 2017 Picnic Pops—an annual tradition open to the community—was another chance for students to …

Photos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Tree City USA is four trees (two tulip trees and two katsuras) more beautiful now that Slauson Middle School students have helped plant the trees along Crest Avenue. The city of Ann Arbor’s Elizabeth Dean Fund Committee commemorated Arbor …

Video and photos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Scarlett Middle School’s sixth grade bilingual students, as well as some of the seventh and eighth grade emerging bilingual students, have been working with the University of Michigan soccer team over the past few months to …

Story, video and photos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Luckily for Tappan Middle School music students, Joe DeMarsh broke the vow he took 35 years ago that went something like this: “I will never ever teach again.” DeMarsh’s first teaching job was in a …

The Ann Arbor Public Schools Music Department will present Orchestra Night on Thursday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. at Hill Auditorium. Admission is free and open to the public. This gala concert showcases the orchestras of all Ann Arbor middle schools,  plus Skyline, Huron, and Pioneer High …

Story, photos and video by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Of the many highlights of Marci Harris’ 22 years with Ann Arbor Public Schools, nothing beats the annual five-day trip to Montreal & Quebec City she started for her eighth grade French class 20 years ago. …

Following a rigorous application process, the Tappan Middle School 8th grade Concert Orchestra has been selected to perform at the Michigan Music Conference on Friday, Jan. 20, at 10 a.m. at the DeVos Performance Hall in Grand Rapids. Because many supporters will not be able …

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