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Thurston Nature Center Celebrates 50 Years

October 7, 2014 // 0 Comments

Thurston Pond The Ann Arbor Public Schools is so fortunate to have wonderful natural areas attached to many of our school properties. These natural preserves are easy to take for granted. A walk in the Eberwhite Woods, bird watching in the Scarlett Woods, hiking through the …

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Jill Minnick Executive Director of Finance The Ann Arbor Public Schools is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Jill Minnick in the position of Executive Director of Finance for the Ann Arbor Public Schools.  Ms. Minnick is replacing Ms. Nancy Hoover who has accepted …

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October 5, 2014 Context Three Important Questions and The Story The Decision – Ongoing Communication – AAPS Commitment  First, it is important to clarify that the purpose of this communication is not to persuade; the intent of this communication is to provide an informational update …

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High School Staffs Meet on the 50!

October 4, 2014 // 0 Comments

2014 Superintendent’s Cup High School Staff Teams Ann Arbor High School athletic teams have a healthy rivalry on  the fields of competition but I bet you didn’t know the high school staff also meet on the field for a friendly game of football – awarding …

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Superintendent Swift’s October Blog

October 4, 2014 // 1 Comment

Dr. Swift at Clague Middle School on opening day. Hello Ann Arbor Public Schools Community, As we arrive to the beginning of October and have wrapped up this first month of classes, I want to thank you for such a wonderful beginning to this 2014-2015 …

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King Elementary Named National Blue Ribbon School

September 30, 2014 // 4 Comments

Ann Arbor Public School’s King Elementary School Named A National Blue Ribbon School for 2014  September 30, 2014 Dr. Jeanice K. Swift, Superintendent of the Ann Arbor Public Schools, is pleased to announce that Martin Luther King Elementary School in the Ann Arbor district has …

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History Maker Dr. George Shirley Visits Carpenter

September 29, 2014 // 0 Comments

On Friday, September 26, 2014,  History Maker Dr. George Shirley visited Carpenter Elementary School to share the importance of getting a good education, asking children to listen to the adults in their lives and what it means to give your body “good brain food”. Carpenter was …

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  The Foundation for Music Education’s “Mark of Excellence/National Wind Band Honors project has announced that the 2013-14 Pioneer Symphony Band received “National Winner” status in the “New Music” category and “Commended Winner” Status (in the AAAA Classification). There were 224 entries from 35 states. …

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A2 STEAM Heroes!

September 25, 2014 // 0 Comments

We are so proud of three A2 STEAM students this week! On their way to school James, Arthur and Jamar were walking along Pontiac Trail at Barton when they came upon a car accident and decided they needed to help! They called 911 to report the …

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Welcome To School!

September 2, 2014 // 2 Comments

September 2, 2014 Hello Ann Arbor Public Schools Community, Welcome to the 2014-2015 school year! We are incredibly excited to welcome our students and families into our beautiful schools and caring classrooms to begin the academic year on today,Tuesday, September 2nd. 2014-2015 is already shaping …

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A2 STEAM at Northside opened their doors, or rather the school grounds on Wednesday night to welcome students, families and staff to the 2014-2015 school year!! Hundreds of families attended the BBQ sponsored by the school and PTO to welcome everyone to the new, innovative …

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Michigan Public Radio has produced a  story on this summer’s ESL program at Scarlett. The story is airing today, Thursday, August 28 including during the afternoon news.  The reporter, Sarah Alvarez, from the State of Opportunity initiative constructed a wonderful piece that includes quotes from several students …

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Dr. Jeanice K. Swift, Superintendent You likely have heard that Ann Arbor Public Schools is the fortunate beneficiary of an exciting partnership with Toyota Motor Sales that supports and enhances our implementation of STEAM education in AAPS. I shared in a recent blog post about …

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AAPS Teachers Back! 3 Days of PD on Tap!

August 26, 2014 // 3 Comments

The Ann Arbor Public School teachers are back in our schools!  They are meeting this morning to view a presentation from Superintendent Dr. Swift and then start their day of professional development! Follow along with us as we share tweets (@a2schools) and through this link …

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