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This is a chart of the IB programs being developed in Ann Arbor. Families interested in enrolling in the future Ann Arbor International Baccalaureate (IB) schools for the fall of 2015 are invited to learn about this exceptional offering at the following locations and times, …

Program enhancements are coming next year to all Ann Arbor Public Schools under the plan the Board of Education discussed at this week’s study session. Superintendent Jeanice Swift says the theme this year is to bring improvements to every classroom in the district.

The Forsythe Middle School Thinking Cap Club, with coach Dan Ezekiel. Photo by Jo Mathis.   The sixth grade Thinking Cap Club finished third out of 100 teams in the country. The  7th/8th grade team from Forsythe Middle School finished in the top 10 percent …

“You can get a full set of opportunities, from elementary, to middle, and high school, to see what Ann Arbor Public Schools has to offer, and see if this is something you’re going to want to commit to and be a part of, and as I said it’s got a long tradition of excellence,” says Tappan Middle School Assistant Principal Chris Roberts.

Get to Know: Soon Morningstar

April 8, 2015 // 1 Comment

Clague Middle School teacher Soon Morningstar is a co-recipient of the 2015 Science/Math Teacher of the Year Award for Middle/High Schools in the Greater Washtenaw County Area. The award is given annually by the University of Michigan Chapter Of Sigma Xi, Scientific Research Society. She …

All AAPS eighth graders treated to viewing of Selma

February 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

  “Awesome.” “Cool.” “Sad, but good.” That’s how three eighth graders walking out of the movie “Selma” summed up the award-winning movie Friday morning at Cinemark on Carpenter Road. Thanks to the generosity of Old National Bank and the AAPS Educational Foundation, eighth graders from …

Science teacher Dan Ezekiel, shown at a previous science fair, says such fairs are fondly remembered by students. When Forsythe Middle School science teacher Dan Ezekiel meets scientists who learn he is the staff contact person for what is believed to be the largest single …

Suzanne Walsh, who enrolled her daughter, Deren Vostina, at Mitchell Elementary to access IB at the earliest stages, addresses the crowd Sunday at Huron High School. More than 450 people—mostly eighth graders and their parents—showed up Sunday to learn about the upcoming International Baccalaureate Diploma …

Anton Greene in “The Guide” This exciting story was published in the Detroit Free Press on Dec. 5: By Julie Hinds Detroit Free Press When Anton Sviatoslav Greene started sixth grade a few months ago, the students were asked to share a couple of facts …

Brainpower rewarded at regionals

November 24, 2014 // 0 Comments

The Forsythe Thinking Cap Club 7th/8th grade team took an impressive fourth place out of 39 schools in the recent Thinking Cap Quiz Bowl Lakes Regional. The Viking Auks scored 1201 out of a perfect 1500.  Longtime rivals from KMO days, Boulan Park Middle School …

Forsythe Thinking Cap Club places 2nd of 49 teams

November 20, 2014 // 0 Comments

The Forsythe Thinking Cap Club 6th graders won a close second-place finish out of 49 teams in the Thinking Cap Quiz Bowl Lakes Regional held on Nov. 18.   The Viking Auks scored 1209 out of a perfect 1500, and were were barely bested by …

A2 STEAM at Northside opened their doors, or rather the school grounds on Wednesday night to welcome students, families and staff to the 2014-2015 school year!! Hundreds of families attended the BBQ sponsored by the school and PTO to welcome everyone to the new, innovative …

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