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U-M rowing team meets Pittsfield pen pals

May 10, 2013 // 0 Comments

By Tara Cavanaugh After three months of writing letters back and forth, Pittsfield fifth graders finally got a chance to meet their pen pals on the University of Michigan women’s rowing team this week.

By Tara Cavanaugh The University of Michigan softball team is pretty busy these days. The team just won another Big Ten Title, their sixth in a row, and are set to play at the next Big Ten Tournament in Nebraska this weekend. But today the …

Google Career Day inspires AAPS juniors, seniors

December 17, 2012 // 4 Comments

By Tara Cavanaugh  When you think of Google, you think of Google Docs, Gmail and its all-knowing search engine. Its creative and innovative products stem from a deliberately unique and inspiring work environment –– and last month the company shared its inspiration with AAPS students. …

Volunteer buddies build love of reading at Allen

December 10, 2012 // 1 Comment

By Tara Cavanaugh In just eight weeks, a group of second and third graders at Allen Elementary have improved their reading skills by one or two levels. These students were having a hard time with reading, but now they seem to love it. So what …

At the March 22 session of the mentorship program, which took place at Menlo Innovations, Pattengill Principal Che Carter and Denise Murray from Briarwood Mall listen to Bryant Principal Roberta Heyward. Photo provided by Annette Ferguson. By Tara Cavanaugh Principals in the Ann Arbor Public …

CMPP students meet Ukrainian visitors

March 21, 2012 // 4 Comments

Skyline students Talia Dessel and Allison Lang share their internship plan to Pittsfield Township trustees and visiting delegates from Ukraine. Standing next to them is the visitors' translator. When Skyline students Allison Lang and Talia Dessel began their internship with Pittsfield Township March 19, they …

Spanish Language Internship Program tutor Victora Reackhoff translates for seventh grader Brian in his science class at Slauson Middle School. SLIP tutors are University of Michigan students who provide in-class translation for AAPS students who are learning English. By Tara Cavanaugh, AAPS News Service The …

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 …