- Project Lead the Way—now offered in every grade in every AAPS school—to be featured tonight at King Elementary
- Becky Gracey, King Elementary fifth grade teacher
- Skyline High holds 2017 Homecoming Parade; see video and slideshow
- Pioneer Symphony Band to present spirited All Hallows Concert on Oct. 19
- A2 Schools Podcast episode 3, Principal Kerry Beal talks about Allen Elementary’s memorable 14 months
Seventh-graders harvested produce last week that was cleaned and served in the district’s middle school cafeterias. The pilot project is the first of its kind in Ann Arbor and may be repeated in the fall.
AAPS employee Amy McConnell will walk with a district team in this year’s Relay for Life Ann Arbor. The event will feature more than 400 walkers in the 24-hour relay on June 25 at Washtenaw Community College.
Abbot Elementary fifth-graders took part in deer heart and lungs dissection with a local doctor to supplement their study of the human circulatory and respiratory systems.
The notebooks, which run on the Chrome operating system and use the Chrome web browser, have been tried out over the past few weeks in classrooms at Skyline High School and Ann Arbor Open @ Mack.
Logan Elementary School teacher Emily Fairless thanks her third-graders with a special “Oscar Night” ceremony with food, fun and families.
A series of briefs from around the district, including: WAY Washtenaw meeting June 14, Kiwanians give scholarships, One Million Reasons foundation fundraiser under way, Carpenter Girl Scouts donate to C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and more.
Visitation will be noon to 8 p.m. Monday, June 13 at C & H Community Home for Funerals, Ypsilanti, with a Homegoing Service scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 14 at Second Baptist Church, Ypsilanti.
A series of briefs from around the Ann Arbor Public Schools, including: The Washtenaw Elementary Science Olympiad is Saturday; Friday night highlights a Youth for Understanding variety show at Tappan.
Skyline High School has received national certification for its Project Lead The Way program that it has offered since 2010. “Rather than sit passively by and listen to a lecture – kids are building, developing and creating,” said teacher Tom Pachera. “It’s the kind of hands-on experience that will engage more students in science, technology, engineering and math.”
Scarlett Middle School eighth-graders got a taste of multiple career choices during the school’s annual Portfolio Day, which teams students up with local professionals who share their expertise about the working world. Also this month, the A2Y Chamber honored the program with its Exemplary Educational Endeavors award.
Nine Ann Arbor Public Schools elementaries will have new principals due to retirements and shifts in personnel and two middle schools will get new assistant principals for the 2011-12 school year. All of the new appointments are internal in the district.
Pottery, paintings, jewelry and mixed media are all represented in the district’s largest student art show of the year. Exhibit hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and noon to 7 p.m. Saturdays. The Slusser Gallery is in the U-M School of Art & Design Building, 2000 Bonisteel Blvd., just off of Fuller.
WITH VIDEO: Abbot School recently celebrated the elementary school’s award as a National Wildlife Federation Schoolyard Habitat. A two-year project transformed the courtyard from a an overgrown, unused space to one that welcomes wildlife and celebrates nature.
WITH VIDEO: Third-graders from Pittsfield Elementary School took a field trip this month to Spring Valley Trout Farm for day of fishing and learning about fish habitat and aquaculture. Teacher Melissa Jaeger’s family owns and operates the farm, just west of Dexter.
A series of news briefs from around the Ann Arbor Public Schools including: Online safety panel scheduled June 6, two honored for excellence, Clemente students lauded, Skyline students place in Special Olympics, WAY Washtenaw Information Night June 14 and more.