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Pioneer Special Education students, joined by their general education peers, stretch after practicing for the Special Olympics. The students are competing in the snowshoe events at the Winter Games in Traverse City Feb. 7-10. By Tara Cavanaugh, AAPS News Service Next week, nine Pioneer High …

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Learn how to write successful grants

February 1, 2012 // 1 Comment

If you’re an AAPS staff member, be sure not to miss the new grants website and blog. Created by Grants Coordinator Chris Barry, the site offers resources for crafting and getting the grants you need.

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Welcome to the new AAPS News!

January 27, 2012 // 0 Comments

You may have noticed some changes at the AAPS district news site. There’s a new design, a front page that changes daily, a “Latest News” page full of recent stories, and a page dedicated to information about the tech bond.

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We’re happy to offer a $50 gift card from Nicola’s Books, one of our sponsors. Just be one of the first 100 people to “like” AAPS on Facebook or to follow AAPS on Twitter. The winner will be announced next week.

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Extra library books find new home at AAPS

January 26, 2012 // 5 Comments

Annette Ferguson, AAPS business partnerships coordinator, helps load more than 300 books from the Ann Arbor District Library to a loading dock at Balas Jan. 25. The extra AADL books are being distributed to AAPS teachers for their classroom libraries. By Tara Cavanaugh, AAPS News …

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The dodgeball tournament is a creative fundraiser for Skyline's rowing team. For more photos, see slideshow below. By Tara Cavanaugh, AAPS News Service If the second annual dodgeball tournament could be summed in one word, it would have to be this: Duck!

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Dancers Alandra Meade and Sofie Sylvester practice their duet. Dance Body students rehearsed at Forysthe Middle School auditorium this week in preparation for tonight's performance. By Tara Cavanaugh, AAPS News Service Tonight’s Dance Body performance will feature pop music, smooth moves and the work ethic …

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Skyline DECA students win big at conference

January 20, 2012 // 0 Comments

Skyline's DECA Chapter attended a competition on Jan. 12 at Eastern Michigan University. Photo provided by DECA Advisor Diane Fine. The Skyline High School DECA chapter took home a slew of awards after attending the DECA District Career and Development Conference/Competition on Jan. 12 at …

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Forget losing weight—instead, get healthy

January 17, 2012 // 1 Comment

Pete Thomas before and after his weight loss. Thomas was a contestant on NBC's "The Biggest Loser" and he won a $100,000 prize for losing the most weight at home after being voted off the show. By Tara Cavanaugh, AAPS News Service Pete Thomas knows …

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Public Radio International co-host Celeste Headlee shares with Lawton Elementary students stories about her grandfather, William Grant Still on Jan. 13. Still was a famous African American composer. Photo courtesy of Christy Potter. By Tara Cavanaugh, AAPS News Service Special guests at Lawton Elementary’s Martin …

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Dodgeball tournament returns Jan. 21

January 12, 2012 // 0 Comments

Last year's dodgeball tournament drew hundreds of participants and raised roughly $2,500 for the Skyline High School rowing team. Photo provided by Karen Yamada. Dodgeball lovers unite! The Skyline rowing team’s dodgeball tournament returns this year on Saturday, Jan. 21.

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