- Spotlight on theater expands at every level; classes help students gain self confidence, practical skills
- Robert Cupit, Project Lead the Way teacher, Huron High School
- AAPS launches the first IB Career-related Programme (CP) in the state
- Profile: Sophomore quarterback giving Pioneer plenty of hope for now and the future
- Jill Wesley, Lawton Elementary fifth grade teacher
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.
WITH SLIDE SHOW – A series of briefs from around the Ann Arbor Public Schools including: Early College Alliance meeting, flu and Tdap shots offered, Adult ed enrollments, Wines students share Writer’s Celebration project, 42 honored at MSVMA, Community High raises dollars for Food Gathers, Study puts Ann Arbor at No. 2 for brainpower, Barnes & Noble hosts ‘favorite teacher’ contest, Ann Arbor delegation visits Hikone, Forsythe KMO Club places first in state.
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WITH VIDEO: Dave Corsa’s class did a videoconference with Okurayama Elementary School in Sapporo, Japan in the evening, when it was 8:30 a.m. for the Japanese children.
WITH SLIDE SHOW: A series of briefs from around the Ann Arbor Public Schools and area including: Community High class runs through Hell, Huron students earn music honors, among others.