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“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”  ― Winston S. Churchill Hello AAPS Community, Giving generously to help others in our schools and community is in the very nature of our Ann Arbor Public Schools organization. The …

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It’s one thing for children to learn a thing or two about jazz in a music or history class. It’s quite another for a jazz band to take to the school stage for a rousing combination of music, history and artistry. Pittsfield Elementary students on …

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Academic achievement, leadership, industry and community service have earned two Skyline High School students the Harold Eastman Outstanding Youth Achievement Award from the Breakfast Optimist Club of Ann Arbor. The honorees are Mariah T. Gregory, 16, the daughter of Mary Gregory and Tika Gregory, and …

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Dayvien and the Russian dancers get ready to go on stage. If you think Peter Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker” is perhaps a bit too ambitious for a bunch of first graders, then you haven’t met Bryant Elementary’s first grade teacher Son Mi Lim or music teacher …

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Pittsfield Elementary Principal Carol Shakarian helps U-M’s Project Community students Julia Gwizdiz, Annie Zalon and Will McCormack sort the warm clothing to be given to Pittsfield students.   Dozens of Pittsfield Elementary students will be warmer this winter thanks to the hard work of some …

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Karen McDonald and Ann Marie Borders of Carpenter Elementary are DTE Educators of the Year. Carpenter Elementary is celebrating the fact that art teacher Karen McDonald and vocal music teacher Ann Marie Borders have just been named this year’s  DTE Educators of the Year. “Karen …

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Many AAPS groups have volunteered to adopt a family for the holiday season.  In these photos,  members of the Pioneer National Honor Society wrap presents for a family in need.  Wrapping skills improved as the students went along.      

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Clague Middle School students say: Don’t just play on your phone. Program it!           Every hour of the school day this week, Huron High School’s media center was filled with students learning how to make a computer actually work. And while …

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Kevin Sylvester included some cartooning tips in his presentation. Sylvester enjoys talking to groups of students, as he does here at Haisley. Haisley students listen to Sylvester talk about the life of a writer. About 125 elementary students recently got a big treat thanks to …

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Irene Patalan chats with incoming trustee Donna Lasinski and Ann Arbor Open Principal Kit Flynn. On the far left is Angela Johnson, special education T.A. at Haisley Elementary. Susan Baskett was one of several trustees who explained why the board won’t be the same without …

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Principal Michelle Seals collected autographs from the players to give to Noah, a student who was upset because he was too sick to attend school on the day the team came to visit. Students cheered at nearly everything the ball players said in the Q-and-A …

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