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An impressive class of graduates leaves Ann Arbor Public Schools five high schools in 2015. 1,306 diplomas were awarded over the last two weeks at commencement ceremonies for Pathways to Success Academic Campus, Community High School, Huron High School, Pioneer High School and Skyline High School.

“Your adjustment to the unexpected and uncontrolled defines your life. It can bring great joys never contemplated. When life puts a roadblock in your path, paint it your favorite color, build a hang glider out of it and soar into a new future,” Pioneer English teacher Shawn Ashley tells the class of 2015.

Story and photos by Jo Mathis AAPS District News Editor Eastern Michigan University’s Convocation Center was the setting for Huron High School’s 47th commencement, an inspiring two-hour ceremony that honored each graduating River Rat setting sail for new adventures. The 368 seniors walked to their …

“Being around students who love what they do so much, and teachers who love what they do so much, and see them get fulfillment in that when that aren’t necessarily getting fulfillment out of you know financial success or recognition, that meant a lot to me,” Community High School graduate Julian Stockton says about what Community means to him.

The weather was perfect on the evening of May 29 when Pioneer High School held its prom at Michigan Stadium. Students enjoyed dinner, dancing, touring the locker room and tossing footballs on the field—something not on the typical high school prom agenda. Photos by Jo …

Adam Ruff meets with Google’s John Kelley on Portfolio Day. Photos by Jo Mathis. By Jo Mathis AAPS District News Editor Adam Ruff wants to go into something computer-related once he gets out of college in a few years. So naturally he was psyched to …

On a perfect spring evening May 1, Community High School held its prom at the Eastern Michigan University Student Center. Keeping with the inclusive spirit of the school, many juniors and seniors arrived in groups of friends, then joined their other friends on the dance …

Story and photos by Jo Mathis AAPS District News Editor Lawton Elementary students this morning proved that they are indeed leaders in the making when the school held an interactive Leadership Day for parents. All year, Lawton has been using a program for leadership development …

 After 12 years as executive director of communications. Liz Margolis will leave the Ann Arbor Public Schools this week for a new position with NSF International.Dozens of well-wishers, including her husband, three sons, parents and in-laws, attended a sometimes tearful farewell reception for Margolis late …

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