- 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”
WITH VIDEO: She visited the Ann Arbor school recently to read her new book “Dream Big, Little Pig!” to early elementary students. The visit was arranged by Nicola’s Books.
WITH VIDEO/SLIDE SHOW: The Leslie Science and Nature Center visits the school weekly for the club, which includes both work and play. The center also partners with the Wolf Family Foundation to provide larger, student-driven projects at Carpenter, King and Northside elementaries each year.
WITH VIDEO: “Sylvester and the Magic Pebble” and “Click, Clack, Moo” were two of the favorites she shared with early elementary students who attend Bryant as part of a kickoff to March is Reading Month.
WITH VIDEO: A group of senior mentors will leave behind a legacy of helping students at Bach, Dicken, Eberwhite, Haisley, Lawton, Lakewood, and Pattengill elementary schools through the Trailblazers program.
WITH VIDEO: Rosanna Neuhausler, Ryan Murphy and John Wissman – all Pioneer juniors – earned an honorable mention for their documentary called “Stadium Bridges.”
WITH VIDEO: King Elementary School offered its seventh annual International Night this month. More than 350 students performed on stage with about 1,000 enjoying the show and a cultural potluck.
WITH VIDEO AND SLIDE SHOW: Fourth-graders at 18 Ann Arbor elementary schools find out about living with disabilities first-hand in daylong workshops each winter and spring. Parent Steve Schwartz shares his story – one that touches student hearts every year, says one parent.
WITH VIDEO: Instructor Teresa Myers learned to tune her body, mind and spirit and found a path to healing through the fitness routine of Nia. She toned up, lost 85 pounds and has found a calling that brings her joy.
WITH VIDEO: Assistant Secretary the the U.S. Dept. of Education Peter Cunningham met with teachers, government students and administrators, telling them “there’s no big, bold new agenda” in terms of dollars, but that the department is promoting teaching as a profession.
WITH SLIDE SHOW: Longtime volunteers for the local theater company bring a sense of community to the stage for productions that benefit Ann Arbor students. Their winter performance continues this weekend.
WITH VIDEO: Lakewood students researched their history and learned about life in a one-room schoolhouse, the times in the 1960s when their school first opened and they put together an all-encompassing assembly to showcase their work.
WITH SLIDE SHOW: Joan Fitzgibbon visited a variety of schools in different parts of the country as part of a cultural exchange through the Confucius Institute at Michigan State University. She hopes to be a resource as the district looks ahead to possibly expand its foreign language offerings in the future.
WITH VIDEO: Clague Middle School event involves 60 students in a multi-media production, Bryant Early Elementary School sings about peace and Dicken Elementary students learn about jazz music and history with an assembly by Vincent York & Jazzistry. Many other schools around the district host MLK Day activities.
WITH SLIDE SHOW: Junior scientists, volunteer coaches and science lovers are already gearing up for the 2011 Washtenaw Elementary Science Olympiad – this year on June 11 at Skyline High School.
WITH VIDEO: Logan Elementary School community came out in force with its first “Great Bedtime Story Pajama Drive,” bringing in 134 pairs of new pajamas that were each paired with a children’s book and donated to the Community Action Network.