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It’s springtime in the Tappan Garden

April 24, 2012 // 3 Comments

By Tara Cavanaugh You can learn a lot by playing in the dirt. You can learn about starting seeds, pulling weeds, the life cycle and the compost pile. Now that spring is in full swing, Tappan Middle School students are learning all that and more …

Photos: AAPS celebrates March Reading Month

March 30, 2012 // 3 Comments

Children's author and illustrator Patricia Polacco shared the stories behind her books at Burns Park Elementary March 28. Swinging hula dancers, a reading dog, and live storytelling from world-famous authors: our schools sure know how to make March Reading Month interesting. But even though the …

By Tara Cavanaugh The U.S. Navy Band, widely considered one of the best in the world, honored Pioneer High School with a free two-hour performance to a full house on Saturday, March 10.

The PTO Thrift Shop began as a small sale 18 years ago. The nonprofit now donates hundreds of thousands of dollars every year to the public schools. See slideshow below for more photos. By Tara Cavanaugh On the south side of town, tucked away on …

  A lack of snow didn't stop the Pioneer special education students from competing–and winning–at the Special Olympics Winter Games. Photo by Meaghan Glanville.   Eight Pioneer special education students took home medals after attending the Michigan Special Olympics Winter Games in Traverse City last …

A life-size blue whale at the Forsythe Science Fair was just one of many natural wonders to discover. –By Tara Cavanaugh Forsythe Middle School science teacher Dan Ezekiel isn’t sure if the school’s annual science fair really is the biggest one in the state, but …

The dodgeball tournament is a creative fundraiser for Skyline's rowing team. For more photos, see slideshow below. By Tara Cavanaugh, AAPS News Service If the second annual dodgeball tournament could be summed in one word, it would have to be this: Duck!

WITH VIDEO: Abbot School recently celebrated the elementary school’s award as a National Wildlife Federation Schoolyard Habitat. A two-year project transformed the courtyard from a an overgrown, unused space to one that welcomes wildlife and celebrates nature.

WITH VIDEO: A proud Roberto Clemente community offered its first student drama performance this month with August Wilson’s award-winning play “Fences.” The new student group took to the stage on May 11-12, offering public performances of the acclaimed production.

WITH VIDEOS: Rosanna Neuhausler, Ryan Murphy and Jack Wissman received an award in the C-SPAN 2011 StudentCam Competition for their project called “Stadium Bridges,” which details problems along the stretch of roadway that many students travel each day. A C-SPAN official was on hand recently to present awards to the three.

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