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“I have no doubt that the message these young people will take from this event is the importance of community involvement, support and service. We look forward to their carrying on the tradition of giving back to their community wherever their life’s work takes them,” said Superintendent Jeanice Swift.

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By Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Eidtor Molly Sykes Crankshaw was born and raised in Ionia, the daughter of the late Dr. Robert and Barbara Sykes. She attended Eastern Michigan University, where she earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees. She and her husband, Bruce Crankshaw (Huron …

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30 seconds with … the Angell Walking Club

April 20, 2018 // 0 Comments

Video by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Unless it’s raining, Angell Elementary students are invited to spend part of their lunchtime walking around the building, stopping each time for a stamp from Principal Gary Court until a mile is reached after five treks. It’s a longtime …

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By Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Muneer Khalid was born and raised in the city of Detroit. After graduating from Oakland International Academy, he earned his bachelor’s degree in English and psychology at the University of Michigan, and then completed a master’s degree in education …

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By Kelle Barr/weloveannarbor.com Winter’s back. While this visit is temporary, going back indoors will be nothing short of a laugh fest this weekend (and next) if those doors lead you to “The Tell-Tale Farce” at Meyers Auditorium, where a cast of nine and crew of …

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By Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Hannah Gottlieb was born and raised in the Upper Peninsula, in and around the Marquette area.   Throughout middle and high school, she loved science and thought she would go to school to be an engineer.  But early on …

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Luke Renken stars as Shrek in “Shrek: the Musical” at Skyline High School. Photo by Lisa Gavan. “Shrek: The Musical,” based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks film that started it all, brings the hilarious story of everyone’s favorite ogre to life on stage at Skyline High School …

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By Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Nearly 100 students will gather at Forsythe Middle School Friday from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. when AAPS hosts its first Elementary Robotics Competition. “AAPS is proud to host its first annual robotics competition to continue students’ excitement and engagement …

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Twenty-four Ann Arbor Public Schools elementary, middle and high schools have been recognized as a Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Distinguished School for increasing access, engagement, and achievement in our PLTW programs. “We are extremely proud of this award from an organization with national reach …

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Story and photos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor The Michigan Department of Education, Office of Career and Technical Education (OCTE) has given the AAPS’ Ann Arbor Student Building and Industry Program the “Career and Technical Education Outstanding Program Excellence in Practice Award.” This award …

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