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Bryant Elementary School

As you go up the stairs to see the exhibit, what you’ll likely notice first is a huge, 10-foot tall tree.The decoupaged tree is a three-school project, showing art from Bryant Elementary second graders, King Elementary fourth graders, and Pattengill fourth graders.

Dozens of young kids could be seen sprinting over tires, jumping over walls and crawling under nets in a challenging half-mile obstacle course at Scarlett Middle School’s field one summer morning. And they were having the time of their lives.

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 …

“Teachers Go Bananas” at Bryant Elementary is a favorite yearly treat. Teachers dress up as their favorite book characters and then during “Banana Time” rush to another classroom to share their story. “Banana Time” happens four times that day, to the soundtrack of Raffi’s “Bananaphone” …

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 …

Jason Bowling helps his son work through a ThinkStretch exercise during the last work session on Aug. 21 By Tara Cavanaugh With the new school year just around the corner, students will soon be talking about how they spent their summers. In addition to vacations …

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 …

By Tara Cavanaugh You can learn a lot by playing in the dirt. You can learn about starting seeds, pulling weeds, the life cycle and the compost pile. Now that spring is in full swing, Tappan Middle School students are learning all that and more …

The Board of Education voted to open 170 seats for Schools of Choice at its March 7 meeting. This means that more students have the option to request to attend a new district school. In the previous two years of Schools of Choice, the district opened …

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.

Event will honor or benefit three members of the Bryant/Pattengill school community: Deb Horn, wife of Pattengill teacher Doug Horn; Sofia Robinson, a Tappan Middle School sixth-grader; and Frank Porta, husband of Dori Porta, a teacher clerk at Bryant.

“There’s a lot to learn from growing a garden, and a lot of Ann Arbor’s schools are finding that out,” says Ann Arbor Chronicle gardening columnist Marianne Rzepka. Her Sunday column focuses on three such gardens in Ann Arbor schools.

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