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Photos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor The second annual Pathways Family & Community Dinner Monday night was another successful evening of fellowship, community building and great food. Staff served the buffet, and guests later took turns at the microphone telling what they are thankful …

Video by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Ann Arbor Rec & Ed’s School Age Child Care program at Dicken Elementary this week hosted University of Michigan pharmacy students from “Operation Self Care” and “Operation Heart,” who gave a hands-on presentation to promote proper hand sanitation and healthy lifestyle …

Story, photos and video by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News “Our Lives Matter, Our Votes Count,” was the theme of Sunday’s 2016 Freedom Fund Dinner, where 139 African American AAPS students were honored for academic excellence. The annual fundraiser sponsored by the Ann Arbor branch of …

Story, photos and video by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor When Jane Landefeld wakes up tomorrow, it will be the first time in 40 years she will not have a role to fill within Ann Arbor Public Schools. Landefeld is retiring as the Executive Director …

Huron seniors looking forward to homecoming dance

October 14, 2016 // 5 Comments

  Story, photo and video by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News The date to the dance started last spring when Huron High School basketball player Lawrence Rowley took part in Project Unify, a partnership program between general education students and those with disabilities. Lawrence was helping …

Photos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Playing before a huge crowd at Mighigan Stadium was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the Pioneer High School Pioneers on Aug. 27.  The “Battle at the Big House” was indeed a tough contest against an impressive foe. Though the Pioneers fell …

Rec & Ed preschool camps keep kids engaged

July 26, 2016 // 0 Comments

Photos and video by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News More than 150 children are participating this summer in preschool camps through Rec & Ed. “Each camp lets children, sometimes with an adult, explore new, fun activities in playful creative ways,” said Marj Hyde, director of First …

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