- Back to school 2017: 3 from Pioneer’s Class of 2010 will be new AAPS teachers this year
- What’s a 12-letter term for impressive? Peter Collins, whose 100th (!) crossword puzzle will soon be published in The New York Times
- Pioneer graduate commissioned by violinists from 35 countries; will bring world together through music
- Huron graduate awarded scholarship; hopes to change lives through music therapy
- `The Color of our Dreams’ mural unveiled at Scarlett Middle School
Malaika Worsham is one of 10 students from around the country selected by the Points of Light Institute for a program to encourage volunteering among youth. Volunteering “shows you how different people live. It also brings joy to your life,” she says.
WITH VIDEOS: Rosanna Neuhausler, Ryan Murphy and Jack Wissman received an award in the C-SPAN 2011 StudentCam Competition for their project called “Stadium Bridges,” which details problems along the stretch of roadway that many students travel each day. A C-SPAN official was on hand recently to present awards to the three.
Allison Zolad, a first-grade teacher at Thurston Elementary School, has reached her goal of getting a bookshelf and cozy reading rug for her classroom, thanks to a project she posted on DonorsChoose.org. Members of the Thurston community, alumni and donated gift certificates helped her reach her goal. Even strangers contribute, she said. Sue Beech, a teacher at Pattengill Elementary also got a T-shirt project funded through donorschoose.org.
A series of briefs from around the district including: Pioneer earns GRAMMY Signature award, Huron team takes top award at state building competition, E-recycling day scheduled for May 7, Community High has 44 run in the Burns Park Run, The Verve Pipe to play at Lakewood Elementary May 7.
WITH VIDEO: Intermediate-level English as a Second Language students shared their experience recently with state Rep. Mark Ouimet. Video offers a special hello to the state legislator from a student from Ecuador.
Students in Karla Hitchcock’s economics class recently took the National Financial Capability Challenge, an online test sponsored by the U.S. Treasury Department, designed to test student literacy on the topic of personal finance. The group was helped by volunteers from the nonprofit Personal Finance Education Services.
Peace Neighborhood Center hosts a 40th Anniversary Block Party on June 23 from 5-8 p.m. on the front lawn of the center, 1111 N. Maple Road. The center has brought westside families together for fellowship and assistance.
(UPDATE MAY 3: Millage is approved by voters.)
The Washtenaw Intermediate School District seeks renewal of a special education millage on Tuesday, May 3. The renewal is for seven years and would run from 2011-17. The millage renewal would generate $14 million countywide, of which $5.8 million would come to the Ann Arbor Public Schools.
WITH VIDEO: Some 1,300 elementary students attended a youth production of “Seussical the Musical.” Full shows continue this weekend at Pioneer’s Schreiber Theater.
A series of briefs from around the district, including: Data posted on the Mitchell-Scarlett survey, King hosts auction and science night, Logan hosts silent auction for Harold Logan Fund, WISD picks new superintendent.
During a budget forum Monday, Interim Superintendent Robert Allen shared proposed reductions for the 2011-12 budget and said that the district will host a May 6 session with school board members and state legislators at Pioneer High School starting at 5:30 p.m. A second budget forum will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 28 at Skyline High School.
The Pioneer High School Theatre Guild presents the spring musical “Seussical” based on the works of Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, with shows running from Saturday, April 23 through Sunday, May 1.
Sessions are scheduled for Monday, April 25 in the Pioneer High School Cafeteria Annex and on Thursday, April 28 in the Skyline High School commons area; both meetings start at 6:30 p.m.. Pioneer is at the southwest corner of Main Street and Stadium Blvd. and Skyline is on North Maple Road just north of the M-14 interchange.
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.