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AAPS Updates

Carpenter Elementary

NAAPID founder Joe Dulin with Carpenter Elementary Principal Charles Davis, Jr. By Tara Cavanaugh  Joe Dulin thinks that parents are among a school’s most important assets, and he’s put that idea into action. The retired Ann Arbor educator, who was the principal of Roberto Clemente …

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 …

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 …

Photos provided by Charles Davis. Carpenter Elementary students were treated to a Detroit Red Wings assembly Dec. 6. During the high-energy, interactive assembly, Red Wings representatives taught students about the importance of exercise and good nutrition –– and they passed out all sorts of goodies.

By Tara Cavanaugh This year’s Fun Run raised heart rates and money at Carpenter Elementary. The annual fundraiser is a combination of fundraising and exercise. Students collect pledges and promise to run during the Fun Run event, which features upbeat pop music, black and gold …

Burns Park Elementary looks like an idyllic old fashioned school from the early 20th century. The brick building boasts huge paned windows, crown moldings and alcoves. Surrounding oak trees only add to the charm. But this pretty little picture turns nightmarish for a technology expert who wants to update the school to 21st century technology.

More Schools of Choice seats open

March 8, 2012 // 1 Comment

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 …

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.