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On AAPS’ Professional Development Day Monday, 1200 professional teachers, principals, teaching assistants, nurses, and support staff chose among 62 sessions focused on learning and teaching which were located at six locations around the district. The sessions were facilitated by AAPS teacher leaders as well as nationally …

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Pioneer High School has been selected as one of 22 high schools across the country present the regional premiere of Prospect High: Brooklyn. Written by Daniel Robert Sullivan and a team of New York City teenagers, “Prospect High: Brooklyn” was developed in partnership with Education …

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Christy Yee, AAPS occupational therapist

January 26, 2016 // 1 Comment

In a sentence or two, why do you love what you do? http://news.a2schools.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Christy-Yee.m4a Profile and photo by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Christy Yee joined the Ann Arbor Public Schools in 2002, and has a passion for working with children with sensory processing differences. As an …

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FutureStars 2016 perform to packed house

January 25, 2016 // 0 Comments

Story and photos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News “What just happened?” FutureStars winner Kaleb Doughten-Priska kept repeating those words Saturday night as he was congratulated by his talented competitors in the annual talent show presented by Pioneer Theatre Guild. A panel of judges selected the …

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Huron Symphony Orchestra By Jo Mathis/AAPS District News It’s an honor for any high school music group to be invited to attend the annual Michigan Music Conference. This year, the Huron Music Department was asked to send four groups to the state conference to be …

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Hailey stands by the Wonder Wall at Burns Park Elementary. Story and photos by Jo Mathis AAPS District News Editor Hear Hailey talk about the Wonder Wall: http://news.a2schools.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Voice-245_sd.m4a Principal Chuck Hatt says the wall reflects the school’s culture of kindness and compassion: http://news.a2schools.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/C.Hatt_.m4a Winnie Jalet …

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“Unless the board changes and unless there is a compelling need to do so, leadership stability is important to the continuation of our governance structure, continuation of our efforts and initiatives in conjunction with administration. I think it also speaks to the fact that this board functions very well as a team,” says Board President Deb Mexicotte.

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By Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Born in Nashville, Tennessee, Dawn Blair completed her elementary and high school years in Somerville, which is outside Memphis. She has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Tennessee at Martin, and a master’s degree in education …

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  By Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Austin Shepherd, a sophomore at Huron High School, is featured in a new youtube video skiing the mountains in Telluride, Colorado. Austin, has participated in all sorts of outdoor adventures, including skiing, with the Telluride Adaptive Sports Program (TASP) …

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“They’ve got everything from under sea to outer space to career explorations. There are probably 10 to 15 career explorations that they can take the kids on as well as sites all over the world. It’s incredibly immersive,” says Instructional technology teacher Peter Pasque.

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