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U-M water polo players Emily Senja and Barbara Lanier lead a group activity with Michele Wilkins’ fourth grade class from Pattengill at “Block Out Bullying.” By Tara Cavanaugh Bullying affects everyone –– even college-level athletes. That lesson and many more were highlighted at “Block Out …

By Tara Cavanaugh From face paint to cookies to balloons, the color sky blue was everywhere at Skyline’s  first-ever ‘Friday Night Lights’ tailgate. The event, held under a large tent outside of the football stadium, was the idea of athletic booster board member Sue Maulbetsch. …

Video by Tara Cavanaugh To kick off the school year, Pattengill Elementary greets its third graders with a “clap in” followed by a flag raising. The 3-5 school (grades K-2 attend sister school Bryant Elementary) had a small snafu or two during its flag raising, …

By Tara Cavanaugh “As the school year begins, it has to begin with kids!” said AAPS Superintendent Dr. Patricia Green at this year’s Opening Day Assembly, which gathers AAPS staff together to kick off the school year. Pioneer High School hosted the assembly. The video …

Blooming AAPS gardens buzz with life

July 18, 2012 // 4 Comments

Many AAPS buildings have their own gardens, some which were born this spring. The blooming gardens, each as unique as their respective schools, boast everything from small basil plants to tall corn stalks –– and plenty of promise for fall harvest time.

By Tara Cavanaugh Community High School’s 40th reunion celebrations this weekend brought hundreds of alumni from across the country back to Ann Arbor for a reunion picnic Saturday, a Jazz Band reunion concert Saturday night and a Comstock Reunion Concert today.

By Tara Cavanaugh  The Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education partnered with the Ann Arbor Public Schools Educational Foundation to create the first-ever celebration for all AAPS retirees at a Top of the Park celebration June 19. The retirees present represented a combined 1,173 …

Photos: The Class of 2012

June 13, 2012 // 8 Comments

By Tara Cavanaugh Congratulations to this year’s graduates from the Ann Arbor Public Schools! These are photos from the five graduation ceremonies that took place between June 4 and June 11. The background music is played by the Skyline Symphony Orchestra and the Skyline Symphony …

Skyline graduates first senior class

June 12, 2012 // 5 Comments

By Tara Cavanaugh Skyline High School’s inaugural graduating class celebrated the end of a journey last night – and the beginning of a new one. The commencement ceremony at Eastern Michigan University’s Convocation Center was full of reminders that the students have pioneered their own …

Photos: Skyline’s inaugural graduation

June 12, 2012 // 0 Comments

By Tara Cavanaugh Skyline High School graduated its first senior class at a commencement ceremony at Eastern Michigan University June 11, 2012. Read the story here Related stories Photos: Pioneer Commencement at EMU Photos: Huron High School Class of 2012 graduates Photos: Community High School …

Photos: Pioneer Commencement at EMU

June 8, 2012 // 7 Comments

By Tara Cavanaugh The Pioneer Class of 2012 held its commencement ceremony at Eastern Michigan University’s Convocation Center Thursday, June 7, 2012. 

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