- Community High’s award-winning The Communicator is 100 percent student-run
- Pioneer junior deals with grief through art; hopes to help others through her speech at TEDx Saturday, March 17
- Youth Art Month in downtown Ann Arbor
- Pioneer High to present 62nd annual Concerto Concert March 21
- Teens will speak on topics they’re passionate about during TEDx Youth@AnnArbor Saturday
WITH SLIDE SHOWS: Walk the halls of Slauson Middle School and see some 94 student-created murals, including 17 new ones done by eighth-graders this year.
WITH VIDEO: Sixth-graders use their experience with a classic novel to create a mock murder trial scene. Teacher Wendy Raymond is honored for her work with legal education.
School Bells: A series of briefs from around the Ann Arbor Public Schools: Community High works on ecology project, applications accepted for summer GED prep, 2 staff members earn accolades, library encourages summer reading.
Kayla Stoler, a 2010 Community High School graduate, has been named one of 24 outstanding graduates in the “Best and the Brightest” report from The Detroit News. Four other Community grads were selected as runners-up.
Any student who will be enrolled and attending an AAPS middle or high school in 2010-11 school year is eligible to register to test out of up to three high school courses. Testing is free.
Pioneer High’s Tim VanRiper was selected this spring as Young Citizen of the Year by AnnArbor.com. Four other Ann Arbor seniors are finalists.
Members of the Ann Arbor PTO Council Advocacy Committee are organizing a postcard campaign, offering parents a chance to voice their concerns to elected state officials about the issue of school funding. Members will visit end-of-year events at local schools.
Students at Wines Elementary are learning how to give back to their community through Lunches With Love, a program where they pack bag lunches for those staying in Ann Arbor shelters.
Tappan School’s Agrarian Garden and expanded healthy cafeteria offerings receive attention this month as a national conference visits the school. “Farm Fresh Days” is expanded to three days at Tappan.
The largest Ann Arbor Public Schools student art exhibition is under way at the Jean Paul Slusser Gallery on U-M’s North Campus through June 4. It is open to the public and there is no fee.
Rick Dekeon may best be known for his 7-year-old Cross Country Kids Club at Northside Elementary. Those who know Dekeon call him dedicated, reliable and say, with Rick, it’s all about the students.
Mitchell Elementary students learn more while reading, thanks to a better selection in the school’s Listening Library. A grant from the AAPS Educational Foundation made the project happen.
A series of briefs from around The Ann Arbor Public Schools: Carpenter bagel program donates to RIF program; Huron business students earn honors; Parent University program on reading tonight.
The Ann Arbor Public Schools Educational Foundation has already raised $60,000 in the first month of an ambitious campaign to raise $1 million in funds for the 2010-11 academic year.
Andrew Thomas was appointed to the Ann Arbor Board of Education on May 12 to replace Trustee Randy Friedman, who resigned his post last month. His term runs through the end of 2010.