AAPS Updates

Bach Elementary School

Kristi Bishop thought she was going to a typical staff meeting a few weeks ago on Jan. 30. But little did she know the meeting was a ruse, set up to gather her with staff for a big surprise: in the middle of the meeting, Bishop discovered she earned an award for Teacher of the Year.

Meet your new principals

August 26, 2013 // 7 Comments

This year, Bach, Burns Park and Pattengill elementary schools, along with Clague Middle and Skyline High School, are welcoming new principals. Learn about them here!

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 …

AAPS Superintendent Dr. Patricia Green reads one of her favorite books at Bach Elementary’s Family Reading Night March 22. Bach Elementary School’s Family Reading Night on March 22 drew hundreds of students and their families for some good old-fashioned story time. The kids (and many …

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 …

Class sizes vary throughout the schools. Here, Megan Franzen teaches 18 kindergarteners at Bach Elementary in June. By Liz Margolis, Director of Communications for the Ann Arbor Public Schools School has started and the Ann Arbor Public Schools, like all districts across Michigan, continues to …

Kindergarten round-ups happening now

February 7, 2012 // 0 Comments

This year’s kindergarten round-ups are more kid-centered, teaching parents and future students about the kindergarten experience.

WITH VIDEO: A group of senior mentors will leave behind a legacy of helping students at Bach, Dicken, Eberwhite, Haisley, Lawton, Lakewood, and Pattengill elementary schools through the Trailblazers program.

WITH VIDEO: Clague Middle School event involves 60 students in a multi-media production, Bryant Early Elementary School sings about peace and Dicken Elementary students learn about jazz music and history with an assembly by Vincent York & Jazzistry. Many other schools around the district host MLK Day activities.

Geologist and Bach Elementary fourth-grade teacher Robin Frisch-Gleason continues to share lessons learned from a 2007 trip to Antarctica. A student climate summit is planned for April involving eight teachers from the Ann Arbor Public Schools.

Bach Elementary School music teacher Kristi Bishop recently returned from a trip to mainland China, where she traveled with a delegation of 51 educators from around the country. “We were given such an opportunity,” she said.