- AAPS named a winner in the annual MSPRA communications contest
- Ann Arbor Educational Foundation awards 22 teacher grants
- Annual STEAM Expo & CTE Career Night highlights exciting AAPS programs
- Sophia Dubreuil, Westerman Preschool & Family Center teacher
- Visually impaired students fully engage in activities; enhance classroom culture
Carpenter Elementary School
If you want to see a tight-knit community, just look at Carpenter Elementary. At the school’s 175th anniversary celebration on April 26, students, staff and visitors sang together. They danced together. They marched together to the beat of the Huron High School drum line.It was a community joyously in sync.
Carpenter art teacher Meredith Giltner, Principal Charles Davis Jr., and music teacher Laura Machida. The University Musical Society named Carpenter Elementary its “DTE Energy Foundation School of the Year” for its dedication and commitment to arts education. The DTE Energy Foundation generously supports this award …
The Ann Arbor PTO Thrift Shop is located at 2280 S. Industrial Highway. The shop sells furniture, clothing, books, home goods, electronics, craft supplies and more. By Tara Cavanaugh The Ann Arbor PTO Thrift Shop’s mission is to support the schools. And three times each …
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 …
By Tara Cavanaugh Two University of Michigan student mentors donated more than 200 books to Anthony Galardi’s third grade class at Carpenter Elementary last month. The mentors, Francesca George and Tiffany Tan, are senior psychology students who participate in U-M’s mentorship program. They volunteered once …
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 …
Roy Barrack and the Fontomfrom Drum & Dance Ensemble performed at Carpenter Elementary school Friday, March 30.
Students will have an abundance of memories from the 2010-11 school year, thanks to the work of the new Yearbook Club, a group of fifth-graders who published the 60-page project.
A series of briefs from around the district, including: WAY Washtenaw meeting June 14, Kiwanians give scholarships, One Million Reasons foundation fundraiser under way, Carpenter Girl Scouts donate to C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and more.
WITH VIDEO/SLIDE SHOW: The Leslie Science and Nature Center visits the school weekly for the club, which includes both work and play. The center also partners with the Wolf Family Foundation to provide larger, student-driven projects at Carpenter, King and Northside elementaries each year.
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.
Two local painting contractors coordinated volunteers over the school break to paint hallways at Mitchell and Carpenter elementary schools. “Paint for Kids” days were Dec. 28-29, drawing a volunteer crew of about 10 to each school.
MDOT has awarded the elementary $160,840 for safety improvements and education programs. The funding is 100 percent federal, with no local match required.
Both schools are looking for volunteer painters as part of the schools’ “Paint for Kids” days on Tuesday and Wednesday Dec. 28 and Wednesday, Dec. 29 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Contact Mitchell at 734-997-1216 or Carpenter at 734-997-1214.
Farm Fresh Features began in the Ann Arbor schools last week, offering students three days of fresh produce for lunch through the fall months.