- Alivia Maus, Dicken Elementary first grade teacher
- Ritchie Coleman retires as Pittsfield Township’s longtime liaison to AAPS; described as ‘servant to all’
- Pioneer Symphony Orchestra to hold preview concert Dec. 13 prior to attending prestigious Midwest Clinic
- Skyline Anti-Bullying Club offers supportive atmosphere for students
- Burns Park students get a taste for keeping cool under pressure in “Chopped Assembly”
Photos and video by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News As one of Rec & Ed’s most popular summer educational programs draws to a close today, another 800 AAPS children have become proud Safety Town graduates. And that means a lot of Ann Arbor area parents are …
“It makes tennis approachable, and it makes it fun. It’s the first time ever tennis has been sized to children and it makes them feel successful and that’s what we want kids to have fun and enjoy the sport,” says Youth Tennis Coordinator Zofii Casterline.
“We don’t want students just learning by rote, we want them learning how to be thinkers, and changers, and movers and we want them thinking about how to create, and how to survive in a world that’s more technology based,” says Rec and Ed Life-Long Learning Manager Kim Smith
Ann Arbor Rec & Ed partnered with LightUp (lightupnow.org) to hold an Adaptive Bike Camp this week, and most of the students happily ended up with a new skill just in time for summer cycling. Video and photos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor
“A lot of the kids are learning wonderful communications skills and how to really work as a team because that’s what directing and making TV is all about,” says CTN Training and Facility Coordinator Alysha Mae.
“I want to keep encouraging you all to create the plethora of programs that you offer, there’s nothing more exciting, even in our house, to get the actual magazine and thumb through it and see what’s available,” says School Board Member Simone Lightfoot.
Harry Potter Camp is a hit every year. By Jo Mathis AAPS District News Editor Lot of school districts offer summer programs to keep the kids busy and learning. In Ann Arbor, kids can choose from among about 200 Rec & Ed day camps that include …
Children don helmets for a visit to the child-sized Ann Arbor Safety Town. Photos by Jo Mathis. By Jo Mathis AAPS District News Editor Thousands of AAPS graduates over the past 35 years have warm memories of attending Safety Town for a week during the …
Jenna Bacolor accepts a check from Chartwells chef Shawn Lenhardt and food service director Heather Holland. Neha Shaw leads a workshop in how to start and sustain a school garden. Story and photos by Jo Mathis AAPS District News Editor It may be nippy this …
Chelsea and Victoria Cendrowski (Photo by Jo Mathis) Victoria Cendrowski and her daughter, Chelsea, each teach weekly yoga classes for Ann Arbor Public Schools’ Community Education & Recreation. In addition, they team-teach karma yoga once a month, and donate all proceeds to charity. Victoria earned …
Dekeon’s generous legacy will live on for many reasons, including a $5,100 donation from his family.
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Green Adventures campers toured Chartwells’ kitchens to learn how to make healthy snacks at home.
One way to get kids excited about eating their vegetables? Give them a blender.
Dozens of young kids could be seen sprinting over tires, jumping over walls and crawling under nets in a challenging half-mile obstacle course at Scarlett Middle School’s field one summer morning. And they were having the time of their lives.