- Kim McLean, Clague Middle School librarian
- 3 questions for: Samir, Haisley kindergartener
- “This program changed my life.” AAPS Adult Education proves pivotal
- 3 questions for: Odette Petrini, AAPS Adult Education teacher and ESL program facilitator
- LaKeisha Drummer, third grade teacher at Carpenter Elementary
WITH SLIDE SHOW: Ann Arbor German students travel to sister city Tübingen for another year of learning and culture. U-M offers a new scholarship to Huron’s German students this year.
Tracey Van Dusen will represent Ann Arbor as a Teaching Ambassador Fellow in 2010-11. It’s her second major fellowship in two years.
A before-school robotics club at Pittsfield Elementary has challenged students for four years. Parents operate the club, which Principal Carol Shakarian says is a welcome part of the school’s program.
The Pioneer alumni started a new fund for the foundation, selling specially designed athletic shoes at their 30th reunion. Teachers can apply for this and other foundation grants through Oct. 1.
Farm Fresh Features began in the Ann Arbor schools last week, offering students three days of fresh produce for lunch through the fall months.
WITH VIDEO/SLIDES: Teacher Dorothea Bryant brings a summer cultural experience in Japan back to her classroom at Huron High School. She was one of 10 teachers representing North America in a Keizai Koho Center Fellowship program.
The Ann Arbor Public Schools is continuing technology update plans with the board approving expenditure of $3.058 million on Sept. 15, with funds taken from the voter-approved 2004 bond proposal.
Deputy Superintendent Robert Allen has been named interim superintendent as Todd Roberts prepares to leave Ann Arbor. The transition will take place no later than Oct. 12.
Huron High senior Laura Knutilla created the mural, which will be unveiled at 2 p.m. during an afternoon open house. The shop is at 2280 S. Industrial, Ann Arbor.
A $50,000 donation in memory of the late Dr. James A. Norton Jr. to the AAPS Educational Foundation will be used to match school employees contributions to the foundation through Sept. 30.
WITH VIDEO: As he prepares to leave the district this fall, Superintendent Todd Roberts encourages staff to continue a focus on strategic planning, improved student achievement and diversity and equity.
The school communities at Abbot, Lakewood, Lawton and Wines elementary schools all welcome new leaders to their buildings this fall.
WITH VIDEO: Retired Ann Arbor teacher Jane Levy still keeps her hand in it, educating students about honey bees both during the school year and at summer camp. Sweet.
Eberwhite vocal music teacher Jeffrey Willets had a life-changing experience when he lost use of his voice. With much work, he regained it and his love of the stage.
WITH VIDEO: Slauson students take part in a summer camp on the U-M campus that includes Lego robots, bottle rockets and other hands-on learning.