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Derrick Padgett: AAPS truant officer

May 13, 2015 // 0 Comments

Thirteen years ago, Liam Scott was a struggling Community High School freshman who could find no reason to get up in the morning and get to school. He was socially anxious, depressed, and much preferred …

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Skyline English teacher Allen Porter and science teacher Dusti Vincent follow along with Just Dance. Photos by Jo Mathis. Gabriella Porter attended the event with her father, Allen,  and enjoyed playing with a Sphero robotic …

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Tonya Whitehorn teaches English/language arts at Skyline High.   If it hadn’t been for the 1995 Newspaper Guild strike in Detroit, Tonya Whitehorn might have kept to her career plan to become a newspaper reporter. …

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To those who touch the future

May 8, 2015 // 0 Comments

May 8, 2015 I touch the future. I teach.      Christa McAuliffe Hello Ann Arbor Public Schools Staff and Community, Over this week, our staff, students, parents, leaders and community have honored and celebrated …

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George Evans’ award-winning ceramics.   AAPS high school students received five of the six prizes in Neutral Zone’s recent 33rd annual Potential Art Exhibit showcasing the work of Washtenaw County high school artists. The exhibit …

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Thank you, voters!

May 6, 2015 // 0 Comments

Dr. Jeanice Kerr Swift Superintendent May 6, 2015 Hello Ann Arbor Public Schools Community, Thank you for your strong vote of confidence for our Ann Arbor Public Schools in the 2015 Bond Proposal Election yesterday. We appreciate the overwhelming support …

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Dianna Hochella: Clague choir teacher

May 6, 2015 // 3 Comments

“I like to introduce them to art forms that inspire them and I love to highlight how impressive and deeply artistic they already are. This age group is constantly thinking and analyzing and growing,” Clague choir teacher Dianna Hochella on teaching middle school aged students.

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“That’s new playgrounds, It’s secured entrances to keep our children safe, it’s beautiful new yellow school buses, and it’s an infused and refreshed learning environment that will support our children today and for generations to come,” says Superintendent Jeanice Swift.

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Jicama: It’s what’s for lunch

May 5, 2015 // 1 Comment

Chef Lenhardt tries to interest some hesitant Pittsfield Elementary students into tasting  Jicama Kale Salad. Photos by Jo Mathis.   By Jo Mathis AAPS District News Editor If your idea of school lunch is sloppy …

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2015 Kiwanis Club of Ann Arbor Academic Scholarship Recipients – Seated, left to right: Frederick Ortiz, Obiageri Ugwuegbu, Tiana Huang, Mrittike Ghosh, Troy Morgan, Rachel Menge, Irene Wei, and Brenda Malcolm. Standing, left to right: …

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Tom Clarkson: King second grade teacher

May 4, 2015 // 8 Comments

I know school is a key for future success and that they’ll be there for a minimum of 13 years. So, why not enjoy at least 13 years of your life?

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