AAPS Updates

Ann Arbor Open

See Honk! Jr. Theater Show at Ann Arbor Open

March 24, 2014 // 0 Comments

“Honk! Jr.” will have evening performances on Friday, March 28 and Saturday, March 29 at 7 p.m., and a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, March 30, in the school auditorium at 920 Miller.

PTO Thrift Shop representatives smile May 30 after getting their checks. The reps will deliver the checks to their school PTOs. By Tara Cavanaugh Three times a year, the PTO Thrift Shop distributes checks that go directly to the Ann Arbor Public Schools PTOs. The …

Rep. Adam Zemke reads at Ann Arbor Open

April 8, 2013 // 0 Comments

Rep. Adam Zemke reads to a class of first and second graders at Ann Arbor Open on March 22 as part of their celebration of Reading Month. Photo provided by Christine Deucher.

Kindergarten Round-Ups begin in February

January 21, 2013 // 0 Comments

Megan Franzen’s kindergarten class at Bach Elementary. Will you have a kindergartener in the Ann Arbor Public Schools in the 2013-2014 school year? Then make sure to get to the information sessions, called Kindergarten Round-Ups, that start in just a few weeks. The sessions are …

Ann Arbor Open fifth and sixth graders color in an electoral map Tuesday night. By Tara Cavanaugh  On election night, Mike Derhammer’s class at Ann Arbor Open was full of fifth and sixth grade political pundits. Ethan Seelig thought Mitt Romney would win. Sam Bailey …

By Tara Cavanaugh Ann Arbor Police Chief John Seto looked official in his officer’s uniform, complete with two guns and a large walkie-talkie slung around his waist. But to Jessica Sawin’s small and squirmy class of future first graders at the Summer Learning Institute, Seto …

Volunteers organize and pack school supplies Friday morning. By Tara Cavanaugh Back in March, Logan Elementary school was commended by Ann Arbor Mayor John Hieftje for donating more than 5,000 books to the Philippines as part of its March Reading Month activities. The First Presbyterian …

AAPS celebrates Bike to School Day

May 11, 2012 // 0 Comments

By Tara Cavanaugh A parade of bike riders rolled in to Wines Elementary Wednesday morning. Tikes on tiny bikes with training wheels. Kids in bike buggies, enjoying the ride. Tandem bikes. Junior-sized mountain bikes. Grown-up sized bikes ridden by moms and dads. The unusually high …

Around the world in 18 classrooms

January 11, 2012 // 1 Comment

 Ann Arbor Open’s annual Multicultural Fair is an international delight The seventh and eighth grade classes teamed up to fill the auditorium with sounds, sights and facts about all 54 countries in Africa. The drum circle was led by one seventh grade student, who taught …