- Volunteers from the community help AAPS students participate in the Hour of Code
- Ann Arbor Open teacher Chad Downs wins $25,000 national Milken Educator Award
- Haisley teachers’ supportive friendship models the importance of relationships for their students
- Profile: Before heading to Holy Cross, Pioneer’s Lowder has a few things to cross off his to-do list
- Lawton students applaud longtime volunteer on her 90th birthday
Ann Arbor Public Schools Educational Foundation
The Feb. 4-5 and Feb. 10-12 performances at Tappan Middle School include a cast of 170 community members, including 100 Burns Park Elementary students. Proceeds of the annual production benefit students in the Ann Arbor Public Schools.
The Ann Arbor Public Schools Educational Foundation has created a new website designed to link alumni with their academic roots: www.annarboralumni.org. It is co-sponsored by the AAPSEF and the Ann Arbor Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Some 450 physics students at Skyline High Schooare taking part in Crash Test! one of 28 projects funded this fall by the AAPS Educational Foundation.
The AAPS Educational Foundation will again fund the district’s elementary world language partnership with U-M this year, bringing the foundation’s total to $230,000 for major projects funded in the district this fall.
The AAPS Educational Foundation has funded Elementary Enrichment, Environmental Science, fifth-grade music and testing assessment programs plus 28 teacher grants for 2010-11. And more are being considered.
The Pioneer alumni started a new fund for the foundation, selling specially designed athletic shoes at their 30th reunion. Teachers can apply for this and other foundation grants through Oct. 1.
The Ann Arbor Public Schools is continuing technology update plans with the board approving expenditure of $3.058 million on Sept. 15, with funds taken from the voter-approved 2004 bond proposal.
A $50,000 donation in memory of the late Dr. James A. Norton Jr. to the AAPS Educational Foundation will be used to match school employees contributions to the foundation through Sept. 30.
WITH VIDEO: Retired Ann Arbor teacher Jane Levy still keeps her hand in it, educating students about honey bees both during the school year and at summer camp. Sweet.
A substantial gift from IMRA America to the AAPS Educational Foundation will support math and science programs in the Ann Arbor Public Schools for the 2010-11 year.
WITH VIDEO: A 10-year-old partnership between the Downtown Ann Arbor Rotary and Stone High School helps graduating seniors start their college careers at WCC.
The AAPS Educational Foundation has raised the money through its recent “One Million Reasons” campaign. Officials have extended donations to the campaign through month’s end.
WITH SLIDE SHOW: Memories of Green Adventures Camp, Workday Wednesdays and a garden workshop at Tappan garden, 5 incumbents file for board and more.
WITH SLIDE SHOW: The Ann Arbor PTO Thrift Shop has made a substantial donation to the AAPS Educational Foundation’s One Million Reasons campaign. It is the largest gift received in the campaign which ends July 31.
A series of briefs around The Ann Arbor Public Schools: Local teacher in summer theater production; AAPS Educational Foundation changes to accrual accounting, continues One Million Reasons campaign.