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Taught by Will Purves Ages: 16-18, 10 students Wednesday, February 13, 6-8 p.m. (one session) Chocolately goodness and the inside scoop on the Michigan Merit Exam! Two hours of material, sample sections, and study strategies. All this AND you can schedule a follow-up session with …

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Starting on Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, the Ann Arbor Public Schools will be enabling single sign-on access to the PowerSchool Parent Portal. This will allow you to view each of your students’ information through the use of one login that you create. Whether you have one or more …

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Mitchell mini-movies debut on the silver screen

February 11, 2013 // 2 Comments

  By Tara Cavanaugh The Mitchell Elementary School cafeteria was abuzz with excitement Wednesday night as students in dresses and suits eagerly pulled their families, some even accompanied by grandparents and cousins, to sit and watch their work debut against the long red curtains on …

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AAPS Adult Ed earns $3K award

February 11, 2013 // 1 Comment

Beth Carlson teaches a GED prep class at Mallets Creek library last fall. The Ann Arbor Adult Education program earned a $3,000 Incentive Award from the state Office of Adult Education. This increase to the program’s funding is being awarded based on students high post-test rates …

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Swim coach Dennis Hill celebrates 1,000 wins

February 8, 2013 // 0 Comments

Pioneer swim coach Dennis Hill was honored with a celebration of his career on Thursday night, comprising 1,000 wins and 31 state titles over 45 years. He sent out this thank-you today:

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By Tara Cavanaugh At the Haisley Heritage Festival, you can feel like you’re a world away –– and right at home. The annual festival highlights students’ families and cultures with booths, foods and dances. It also creates a sense of community within the school itself. …

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The Ann Arbor Public Schools are looking for teachers to fill positions in elementary and secondary schools this fall. Interested applicants can stop by a teacher job fair meet and greet on Feb. 28 at Pioneer High School from 6-7:30.

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Roberto Clemente teacher Jonathan Royce shows off his debut children’s book. By Tara Cavanaugh Roberto Clemente High School English teacher Jonathan Royce’s debut children’s book, “Detective Dwayne Drake and the Alphabet Thief,” is a tale that kids and adults alike will enjoy. Especially the adults. …

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Huron senior Lilia Popova works on her research at a lab in the University of Michigan Kraus Building of Natural Science Feb. 1, 2013. By Tara Cavanaugh For Huron High School senior Lilia Popova, science is magnetic, drawing her in at every turn. A glimpse …

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Photo from the L.A. Times. Ann Arbor is abuzz about Sunday’s Super Bowl, and for a very special reason: the competing teams’ head coaches are a notable part of the city’s history. Jim and John Harbaugh, brothers who attended Pioneer High School, boast an impressive …

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Adult Ed. Director Sharman Speiser congratulates a GED graduate in June 2012. By Tara Cavanaugh Starting over: the idea carries a certain romantic stigma. It’s the idea of moving someplace new, of beginning a more satisfying career, of being fresh and full of promise and …

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Scott Turner, a longtime math teacher at Scarlett Middle School, passed away from esophageal cancer last week at the age of 42. By Tara Cavanaugh The Scarlett Middle School cafeteria was overflowing for Scott Turner. It overflowed with Turner’s middle school students, returning college and …

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Ann Arbor PTO Thrift Shop Board President Janet Fritsch, new Executive Director Ann Farnham, and Manager Leslie Wolfe. The Board of Directors of the Ann Arbor PTO Thrift Shop announced the appointment of their first Executive Director: Ann Farnham. Farnham’s role as Executive Director became …

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Kindergarten Round-Ups begin in February

January 21, 2013 // 0 Comments

Megan Franzen’s kindergarten class at Bach Elementary. Will you have a kindergartener in the Ann Arbor Public Schools in the 2013-2014 school year? Then make sure to get to the information sessions, called Kindergarten Round-Ups, that start in just a few weeks. The sessions are …

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