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When comparing the 2010-11 school year to 2014-15, the number of high school students that were suspended at least once is down 48 percent. At the middle school level that reduction is 75 percent, and a 74 percent reduction for elementary school students.

Skyline’s Amy McLoughlin holds the talking stick used during circle discussions. Photo by Jo Mathis. By Jo Mathis AAPS District News Editor Last year, a fight nearly broke out at Skyline High School. Instead, a member of the school’s 23-student “Sky Squad” who saw what …

Middle schoolers learn how to stay safe on line

October 8, 2015 // 0 Comments

U-M Clinical Assistant Professor Liz Kolb, in the Scarlett Middle School media center, teaches students about digital safety. Story and photos by Jo Mathis, AAPS District News Scarlett Middle School students tonight will teach their parents a thing or two about staying safe in the digital …

By Jo Mathis AAPS District News Attorney Elizabeth Dornik speaks to Slauson seventh graders.  Photos by Jo Mathis. Constitution Day may be one of those under-the-radar observances for most Americans. But in the Ann Arbor Public Schools, it’s yet another reason for students to learn …

Amie Snapke, Forsythe Middle School science teacher

September 16, 2015 // 6 Comments

  Amie Snapke grew up in Southfield and was a nature and animal lover from a young age.  After graduating from Southfield Lathrup High School, she began studying zoology at Michigan State University, but transferred to Eastern Michigan University when her focus shifted to science …

Debbie Bondy in the Scarlett Middle School courtyard she helps tend. Debbie Bondy grew up in Dearborn,  graduated from Fordson High School with a focus on automotive repair, and continued her automotive education on a full scholarship at Henry Ford Community College.  Over the years, …

By Jo Mathis AAPS District News Editor Twenty Huron High School students are now published authors upon the release of their anthology of bedtime stories titled, “A Lantern of Fireflies: An Illustrated Treasury of Tales of Adventure, Discovery, and Magic.” Zach Sanders reads his story, …

Tappan Middle School Orchestra Director Joseph DeMarsh has been named an Joe DeMarsh directs a Tappan orchestra earlier this year. MSBOA (Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association) District 12 Orchestra Director of the Year for 2015. Chosen by the District 12 member directors, this award …

Slauson Middle School finished third and Clague Middle School finished sixth out of 48 Division B teams in the 33rd annual Michigan State Science Olympiad Tournament held May 2 at Michigan State University. A total of 212 Division B schools competed in Regional tournaments before 48 …

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