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Geologist and Bach Elementary fourth-grade teacher Robin Frisch-Gleason continues to share lessons learned from a 2007 trip to Antarctica. A student climate summit is planned for April involving eight teachers from the Ann Arbor Public Schools.

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Trombonist Max Hully, a Community High School Advanced Combo member and a Pioneer High School Jazz Band member plays at the Power Center during University of Michigan Jazz Festival. Trombonist Max Hully, a Community High School Advanced Combo member and a Pioneer High School Jazz …

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Lorin Cartwright, athletic director and assistant principal at Pioneer High School, has been awarded the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers’ Association’s Outstanding Educator Award.

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Board names Stead as new trustee

March 11, 2010 // 0 Comments

Parent Christine Stead was named to the Ann Arbor Board of Education Wednesday. She was selected from a field of eight to fill a board vacancy created when Adam Hollier resigned.

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The University Musical Society has honored Ann Arbor’s Burns Park Elementary School as its 2009-10 School of the Year. DTE Energy Foundation sponsors the award through a commitment to UMS’s Youth Education Programs.

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Board expected to select new trustee tonight

March 4, 2010 // 0 Comments

Eight candidates were interviewed Monday, March 8 for a seat left vacant last month when Trustee Adam Hollier resigned. The school board is expected to select a candidate tonight.

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Eberwhite Elementary School teachers are taking turns this year tutoring at the nearby Parkhurst Apartments, where they assist students with lessons as well as homework. The program, which takes place after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays, expands the school’s community outreach, which has also included a lending library at the apartments.

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A student-run program designed to resolve conflict among peers has expanded in Ann Arbor. Peers Making Peace was first adopted at Pioneer High School and has now moved into Skyline, Stone and Clemente high schools as well as Slauson Middle School. “I think it’s a terrific program,” said Slauson Principal Chris Curtis. “I’m very supportive of it. It empowers the students.”

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Since 1988, Pioneer High School’s Positive Peer Influence group has helped other students with challenges in and out of school that may interfere with their academic achievement. Students not only work with their peers, but also help to select those who will take the class.

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A second federal REMS grant of $315,000 to The Ann Arbor Public Schools will enhance emergency preparedness and allow purchase of SchoolMessenger system to notify parents via phone, e-mail and text messages for both critical and regular information.

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