- Tech Trek gives AAPS chance to display Project Lead the Way for students in K-12
- Moments from the final week of the 2016-17 school year
- A2 STEAM students are enjoying their new outdoor classroom
- Powerful Class of 2017 celebrates at Skyline High School Commencement
- Brandon Bedinger, Skyline High School community assistant and head strength training coach
The feed will include stories, rankings, schedules and other posts involving sports teams at Pioneer, Huron and Skyline high schools. The district is encouraging members of the Ann Arbor sports community to contribute reports from the field.
“There’s a lot of buzz going on,” said one parent about the annual day that teaches students about writing a business plan, creating and exhibiting their wares and then selling them to other students.
Test begins his second stint as head football coach at Pioneer this fall, just after he wraps up his teaching career. He will retire from his phys ed teaching post at Thurston Elementary in June.
Students are focused on poverty and homelessness in Washtenaw and achievement gap issues among high school students this year. Youth Senate is a school board-approved group, giving them a seat at the board table where they regularly report about their activities.
WITH VIDEO: She visited the Ann Arbor school recently to read her new book “Dream Big, Little Pig!” to early elementary students. The visit was arranged by Nicola’s Books.
The annual Spring Seedling Planting on April 13 involved more then 400 students and a dozen volunteers and kicked off the growing season at the Tappan Agrarian Garden.
Jazz students of Community, Huron and Pioneer high schools got to learn with this master musician who has recorded and performed with Bruce Hornsby, The Dave Matthews Band, Chick Corea, Branford Marsalis, Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller and Prince.
A series of news briefs from around the district, including: fundraising run, May 3 election, anti-bullying conference at WISD, Skyline receives DECA recognition, Pittsfield Science Fair and more.
The calendar remains a future option, but officials want to try out programs in the K-8 partnership with the U-M School of Education before suggesting a change. The partnership program will launch this fall.
A series of briefs from around the district including: Budget information sessions next week, community volunteers sought for Tappan seed planting day April 13; Early College Alliance information night is April 12; and interviews scheduled for two WISD superintendent finalists.
Jeff Kass hopes his new book, “Knuckleheads,” will encourage young, male students to develop a love of reading. “I guess, in my heart, I really, really want those kids in my class – those dudes who hide in their sweatshirts – to pick this thing up and read it. And I hope the general audience will like it, too,” he adds. A release party for “Knuckleheads” will be hosted at 7 p.m. March 31 at The Neutral Zone, 310 E. Washington St., Ann Arbor.
Increased retirement costs from the state, a shift in K-12 funding and an upcoming May 3 special education millage election will all impact the budget, says Ann Arbor’s superintendent.
The WISD seeks a renewal of .9850 of a mill for seven years to support special education services. Of the $14 million that would be raised, $5.8 would come to Ann Arbor. A defeat would cause General Fund dollars to be used for these mandated services.
WITH VIDEO/SLIDE SHOW: The Leslie Science and Nature Center visits the school weekly for the club, which includes both work and play. The center also partners with the Wolf Family Foundation to provide larger, student-driven projects at Carpenter, King and Northside elementaries each year.
The board approved the measure on Wednesday, March 30. The Schools of Choice window for Washtenaw County residents will be open for applications between April 15 and May 15.