- 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
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.
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.”
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.
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.
Two clinics housed in The Ann Arbor Public Schools serve a variety of eastside students and their families for preventative care as well as illness and injuries. The clinics at Scarlett Middle School and Stone High School are open during regular school hours and are run by the University of Michigan Regional Alliance for Healthy Schools.
Tuition Preschool Open Houses in March Families with children who will be 4 years old by Dec. 1, 2010, are invited to visit one of two open houses for The Ann Arbor Public Schools tuition …
The Ann Arbor Public Schools has posted information online compiling results of community budget surveys done in January.
Skyline High School continues its unique approach. Ann Arbor’s newest high school is now operating in its second year with magnet programs and a mastery approach to learning. It will have students of all grade levels attending by 2011.
A 3-year-old bald eagle that lives at the Leslie Science and Nature Center has been adopted as a mascot by Skyline High School. The raptor has visited the school several times for assemblies and other activities.
Fifth-graders at Eberwhite Elementary took a hand-made approach this year to community service, making blankets and scarves for the needy. The no-sew blankets will go to Project Linus, the scarves to the Delonis Center.
The Ann Arbor Civic Chorus has been bringing local singers together since 1983. Members say they come back each year not only for the music, but for the camaraderie.
Gerald Vazquez has taken the reins as the new principal at Scarlett Middle School. The Saline resident hails most recently from the Detroit Public Schools.
The Skyline High School cafeteria was abuzz with student talent and creativity during the seventh annual “NAAPID at Night” event last week.
The Ann Arbor Board of Education is scheduled to hear a report Wednesday, Feb. 17 from school administrators, wrapping up information gleaned from recent community budget meetings. The meetings, held in January around the district, …
School is closed on Wednesday, Feb. 10 due to weather conditions. The school weather hotline is 734-994-8684.