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AAPS instrumental music teacher Rosalie Koenig, with three young cellists at Bach Elementary. Ann Arbor often shows up on lists of Top Places for this or that. So it’s not a big surprise that the city came in Number Two on Best College Reviews’ “The …

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  Heather Sweet selects produce for her family. On the first day of the Community Action Network’s summer camp at Mitchell Elementary last summer, a young camper asked to take half of her sandwich home for her mom. “We knew from the very first day …

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Pattengill Elementary third grade teacher Susan Beech isn’t wild about the traditional Valentine’s Day parties at school. That’s why her students were happily engaged Thursday in Beech’s Bunch’s Fourth Annual Valentines Service Day. Each year, parents donate materials, which the children use to create artistic …

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Drivers leave the AAPS transportation lot to pick up students after school Wednesday. A committee charged with finding the best bus service for Ann Arbor Public Schools has recommended that the Board of Education hire Durham School Services to take over the job now handled …

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Four AAPS elementaries in top 100

February 10, 2015 // 0 Comments

A sign in an Allen Elementary hallway sums up the school spirit. Two AAPS elementaries—Angell and Allen—are among the top 50 elementary schools in the state, while Burns Park and King are in the top 100, according to Bridge Magazine. Now in its fourth year, …

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  Carolyn Bybee at the piano accompanies students at the fundraiser. Ann Arbor Open @ Mack recently hosted its second annual Coffee House Recital Music Fundraiser spearheaded by the school’s instrumental and vocal music teachers— along with a small army of parent volunteers. Even though …

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‘We wish we could take them all’

February 10, 2015 // 0 Comments

CHS counselor Brian Williams randomly selects the number that will correspond with the name counselor John Boshoven just drew. Across from them are Gretchen Eby, LaTonya Mayfield and Marci Tuzinsky. It’s a big day for the 481 students who have applied for 132 seats in …

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Event to offer $10 prom dresses

February 9, 2015 // 0 Comments

Huron High School seniors Kara Vyletel and Emily Dodge sample the prom dresses that will be for sale for a suggested donation of $10. Does your daughter still have her prom dress from 2013 in the back of the closet? Or does she still need …

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Ann Arbor Public Schools has been named to the Academic State Champs list published by Bridge Magazine. Ann Arbor Public Schools was designated as the highest ranked large public school district in the state in this in-depth analysis of student achievement; only 69 school districts …

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Jeffrey Austin stands in the Skyline Writing Center. Story and photos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor The school district known for brains and brawn also boasts some exceptional poets, writers, editors, photographers and artists. Skyline High School’s “Teen Spirit” magazine has again been named …

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