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Anne Reader can’t wait to start filling the media center with new books purchased from the grant. AAPS Fine Arts Coordinator Robin Bailey won $4,500 to spend on field trips to Pan-African youth performances for students of all ages from at least 16 schools. She …

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When letters come to life …

November 17, 2014 // 0 Comments

Bryant Elementary kindergarteners received a memorable reading and writing lesson recently when 24 University of Michigan education majors visited them dressed as letters of the alphabet. The children had fun guessing each letter and then watching their clipboards stamped for each correct answer. T he …

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  Fifty-two students from Ted Emch’s computer science classes at Pioneer High School competed in the Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning (MACUL) competition at Eastern Michigan University over the weekend. In the beginner division, Pioneer students took 2nd place, and 4th through 10th places. They placed …

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New school community likes what it sees at expo

November 14, 2014 // 0 Comments

When you have a brand new school where staff and students are doing all kinds of exciting things, you naturally want to show off a little. A2STEAM at Northside did just during its first Fall Expo, Catalyst: The Spark. Families filled the school on a …

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Sixth grader designs school logo

November 14, 2014 // 0 Comments

Most elementary schools have a logo. No big deal. But somehow it’s fitting that A2STEAM at Northside—a school that focuses on science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics—would boast a logo designed by one of its students. Sixth grader Matthew Y. is the creator of …

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A2STEAM at Northside holds first fall expo

November 13, 2014 // 0 Comments

The innovative elementary was filled Thursday night with families checking out the exciting work their children have accomplished so far this year. Check back Friday for a full story and more photos.

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Singapore delegates visit Forsythe Middle School

November 13, 2014 // 0 Comments

It was another busy day for the educators visiting from Singapore when Forsythe  Middle School students welcomed them with live music, presentations, classroom visits, tours, tea, and a Q & A session Thursday. This was Day Five of an 11-day exchange program funded by Toyota. …

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French classes attend showing at Michigan Theater

November 13, 2014 // 0 Comments

In celebration of National French Week, students studying French at Clague, Forsythe, Slauson, Community, Huron,  and Pioneer attended a special screening of “Astérix et Obélix: Au Service de Sa Majesté” at the Michigan Theater. Each year, the historic downtown theater shows a French film each year …

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Educators from Singapore and  Toyota’s International Program in STEAM Education praised the Ann Arbor Public Schools Wednesday night at a board meeting which began with a reception for the 21 visitors. Just a few days into their 11-day stay in Ann Arbor, which is part …

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Pioneer hosts study visit to Ann Arbor

November 12, 2014 // 0 Comments

When the teachers visiting Ann Arbor fly home to Singapore on Nov. 20, they’ll undoubtedly have all kinds of stories to tell about what they learned and experienced during their 11-day trip. One thing’s for sure: They couldn’t have been more warmly welcomed. Every day, …

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Clague Middle School welcomes Singapore teachers

November 12, 2014 // 0 Comments

      Clague Middle School staff say their visit with the Singapore teachers who are part of an 11-day Toyota Education Initiative in STEAM Innovation was a big success Tuesday. The day started with a 7 a.m. breakfast and included presentations by Principal Che …

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Making science make a difference

November 12, 2014 // 0 Comments

Leo K. never liked science class until he became a fifth grader at the new A2STEAM @ Northside this fall. “Now it’s my favorite class,” he said. Looking up at the wind turbine that moments before had been installed on the school lawn, he added: …

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King Elementary Accepts National Blue Ribbon Award

November 11, 2014 // 0 Comments

Washington, DC Blue Ribbon Award CeremonyLisa Teshima, 2nd grade King Teacher, Mary Cooper, Principal, Kathy Morhous, Retired Principal, Dr. Swift, Superintendent This afternoon, Tuesday, November 11, 2014, Superintendent Dr. Jeanice Swift, King Principal Mary Cooper, former Principal Kathy Morhous and King teacher Lisa Teshima, 2nd …

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