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 Photos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News The late AAPS educator Joe Dulin created National African American Parent Involvement Day 21 years ago, and it is still going strong here and at other districts around the country. All schools in AAPS on Monday celebrated the day …

On AAPS’ Professional Development Day Monday, 1200 professional teachers, principals, teaching assistants, nurses, and support staff chose among 62 sessions focused on learning and teaching which were located at six locations around the district. The sessions were facilitated by AAPS teacher leaders as well as nationally …

FutureStars 2016 perform to packed house

January 25, 2016 // 0 Comments

Story and photos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News “What just happened?” FutureStars winner Kaleb Doughten-Priska kept repeating those words Saturday night as he was congratulated by his talented competitors in the annual talent show presented by Pioneer Theatre Guild. A panel of judges selected the …

The Eberwhite Elementary first and second graders presented a lively show titled “A Winter Fantasy” Thursday afternoon before schoolmates, staff, and family. Music teacher Jeffrey Willets said he was very proud of the six- and seven-year-olds, who’ve been working on the musical since October. He …

168 AAPS scholars honored at NAACP annual dinner

November 2, 2015 // 1 Comment

Story and slideshow by Jo Mathis/ AAPS District News  The Ann Arbor Branch of the NAACP honored 168 AAPS high school students at its annual Freedom Fund Dinner on Sunday, Nov. 1 at the Ann Arbor Sheraton Hotel. “Pursuing Liberty in the Face of Injustice” was …

Stephen’s classmates help his sister, Alexa, cut the ribbon of the new amphitheater.   Story and photos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News When Stephen Easter died of hypothermia following a canoeing accident on a father-son campout two summers ago, his family and friends were consumed …

With the start of the new school year there are a lot of exciting new changes across the Ann Arbor Public Schools. Here’s a brief recap of some of the exciting news that Superintendent Jeanice Swift heard about and saw while touring all of the district’s schools in the first weeks of school.

AAPS News Editor Jo Mathis captured the excitement of Friday evening’s 14th Annual Lawton Color Run-a-thon which raised money for the John R. Crosby Foundation and the Lawton Elementary PTO. John Crosby was a third grader at the school when he passed away from adrenal …

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