- Poet speaks at AAPS high schools prior to free screening of documentary Sept. 28 at the Neutral Zone
- Slauson Middle School’s new outdoor classroom lets students learn in the fresh air and sunshine while enjoying the garden
- Veronica Nowicki, Lawton Second grade teacher
- New pianos likely coming to AAPS middle and high schools
- AAPS manager helps victims of Hurricane Harvey; pilots Chinook that delivered much-needed supplies
Video by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Several AAPS elementary schools offer Title I Summer School, which gives students a boost in the basics during two weeks of morning classes. Here’s a quick look at what’s happening at Mitchell’s summer program:
By Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Pittsfield Elementary fourth grade teacher Rez Kayto is one of 24 Michigan teachers selected from more than 300 applicants to serve on a new panel to help guide the state’s plan to implement the federal Every Student Succeeds Act …
“These immunization requirements exist to prevent the spread of disease, injury and death in the community,” says Jessie Kimbrough Marshall, Medical Director for Washtenaw County Public Health.
Video by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News The AAPS Summer Learning Institute (SLI) bolsters student achievement and sets up students for success when school resumes in the fall. Cathy Stone, an Abbot first grade teacher, enjoys helping students from across the district at SLI. “It’s fun …
“We are proud to be able to continue to invest in our teachers. We will keep moving forward, as one team, to achieve an exceptional educational environment. Much appreciation, on behalf of the Board of Education and our entire community, for working so hard on a multiyear agreement that we can all be proud of,” says Board President Christine Stead.
Susan Smiddy, a music therapist at the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, recorded Anna’s heartbeat in her final days, then recorded a song using parts of Anna’s favorite songs on top of her heartbeat. The family used “Anna’s Heartbeat Song” to create a slideshow with photos …
“We’re all so happy for you of course, and we’re all so sincerely going to miss all of you. There really isn’t any replacing any of you, you all have a legacy that is the Ann Arbor Public Schools,” says AAPS Board of Education President Christine Stead.
Thanks to Menlo Innovation providing space, the event also gave AAPS a chance to let the community see the science, technology, engineering, arts, and math or STEAM offerings across the district. This includes Project Lead the Way in Kindergarten through 12th grade and FIRST Robotics Teams.
Story, photos and video by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News A2 STEAM students are ending their school year with a new addition that connects students with nature and spreads the message of environmental education. Following one long productive General Motors “Day of Service” this spring, A2 STEAM …
“Students at this school care, they care not just about their academics and well-being, but about each other. Teachers care about bringing their “A” game each and every day. Administrators care about being there when we need it most,” says Skyline Graduate Michael Parrott.
Profile and photos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Brandon Bedinger was raised in Trotwood, Ohio (near Dayton) and graduated from Trotwood-Madison High in 2005. He then attended Eastern Michigan University, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in sports medicine/exercise science. Bedinger interned with the Detroit Lions during …
The Washtenaw International High School Class of 2017 celebrated their graduation on May 25th with a Commencement Ceremony at Rackham Auditorium. The Class of 2017 included a total of 90 graduates with 33 of them from the Ann Arbor Public Schools.
Story, photos & slideshow by Jo Mathis; video by Andrew Cluley Pioneer High School’s 426 graduates were encouraged Thursday night to savor the moment; take it all in, and find the place that only they can fill in the world. “You’ve been an intelligent, hard-working …