AAPS Updates

11/2/09

Student journalists at Community High School head for Washington, D.C. this month to accept finalist honors in the Newspaper Pacemaker contest, known as the “Pulitzer Prize of student journalism.” The Ann Arbor school is one of seven in the country to receive the honor. A new Web page is also debuting.

Athletic teams and booster groups from Pioneer and Huron high schools chose a “pink” theme for their football rivalry week this year. Sporting T-shirts with “Rivals on the Field, United for a Cure,” students raised more than $700 for breast cancer research.

Eberwhite Elementary School students, parents and members of the community took part in the community’s annual “Wood Chip Day” on Oct. 16, spreading mulch on paths in the woods. The annual activity helps keep the woods walkable for the many people who use it throughout the year.

Ann Arbor Public Schools occupational therapist Raleigh Sadlier loves her work. “It’s a job that requires creativity, patience,” she said. “I find it challenging, frustrating and rewarding.”

Ann Arbor Public Schools Superintendent Todd Roberts introduces this new online publication of school-related news and asks for reader feedback. The district also is seeking input from readers on a permanent name for the newsletter.

Also in this edition: Washtenaw Community College nursing students bring a healthy message to Carpenter Elementary School and “School Bells,” a series of Ann Arbor Public Schools briefs and accomplishments in the Ann Arbor Public Schools community.

SCHOOL BELLS Following is a series of news briefs from The Ann Arbor Public Schools. Student and staff achievements and news of note in the school community may be submitted for publication. E-mail information to hansc@aaps.k12.mi.us. Submitted photos must be in a .jpg format, 200 …

Washtenaw County voters will consider a regional property tax for the county’s 10 public school districts Tuesday, Nov. 3. The ballot issue asks for two mills for five years. If approved by voters, it would be effective for budget years from 2009-13 and would raise an estimated $30 million, including $11.2 million for The Ann Arbor Public Schools.

The Washtenaw County Health Department plans a mass H1N1 vaccination for high-priority groups at Eastern Michigan University on Thursday, Nov. 5.