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“I think it gives kids a chance to get a jump start on what it’s like to interview for jobs, and become part of the working world. As far as being an eighth grader and having a chance to do this now I think it will give them an advantage later on when they actually are interviewing for jobs,” says Doug Martelle from the Ann Arbor Police Department.

“Ann Arbor is a cultural place, there are cultures from all over the world in Ann arbor, so I think it’s important that the kids get to know different cultures and get to know different ways of doing things. That’s important for the business community also because we all need to learn from other areas and how other people do things,” says David Norton from Bank of Ann Arbor.

 Slideshow by Jo Mathis AAPS District News Editor The action on the field at Huron High School Thursday reflected two of Ann Arbor Public Schools’ core values: working together, and respect for all. On the second annual A2 Unified Day, general education and special education students …

Slideshow, story and photos by Jo Mathis AAPS District News Any transition can be hard, and high on a student’s stress meter is the move from elementary to middle school, followed a few years later by the step up to high school. That’s why every …

Members of the Slauson Science Olympiad team pose with their 3rd place trophy at MSU. Slauson Middle School ended its season with an impressive third place finish at the annual Michigan State Science Olympiad Tournament held April 30  at Michigan State University. More than 200 Division …

Forsythe Middle School’s Thinking Cap teams boasted impressive results in the Thinking Cap Quiz Bowl American Answers competition in April. Thinking Cap is an academic competition that tests teams’ ability to answer questions quickly and accurately, in all the academic and elective subject areas.Forsythe Thinking …

  Story and photos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Two new miyabei maple trees now grace a stretch of Lorraine Street near the Mitchell/Scarlett campus thanks in part to 11 Scarlett Middle School seventh graders. The city of Ann Arbor’s Elizabeth Dean Fund Committee celebrated …

By Jo Mathis/AAPS District News  Looking at courses for next year? AAPS is one of the only districts in the country to offer Project Lead The Way (PLTW) programs across grades K-12. PLTW is the country’s leading provider of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) …

Ann Arbor Public School’s first district-wide STEAM Expo included everything from kindergarten meteorologists, to high school inventors, to local professionals working for IMRA America, Menlo Innovations and other local tech companies. Students of all ages and their parents visiting Huron High School got to see, touch, and hear about many of the efforts going on in the district to bring together Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math.

  Listen to Leslie Landrum, pictured above in her classroom, introduce herself in French: http://news.a2schools.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Leslie.m4a Leslie Landrum earned bachelor degrees in interior architecture and French at Michigan State University, and studied at the University of London and the Sorbonne during summer semesters. She also has a …

Story and photo by Jo Mathis AAPS District News Editor Katherine Hu has better things to do at recess than stand around chitchatting with her friends. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. She’d just rather help save the earth. So every day after lunch, …

Rusty Fuller and Chad Downs are co-directors of the Ann Arbor Middle School Athletic Program. Story and photos by Jo Mathis AAPS District News Elizabeth Blackwell was the only girl on Slauson Middle School’s wrestling team last year, but now as an eighth grader, she’s …

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