AAPS Updates

Mitchell Elementary School

Thanks to a partnership with the University of Michigan School of Music, Theater and Dance and the School of Social Work, along with U-M’s innovative “Third Century Initiative” Grants, an El Sistema music program is being piloted at Mitchell Elementary.

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.

Mitchell mini-movies debut on the silver screen

February 11, 2013 // 2 Comments

  By Tara Cavanaugh The Mitchell Elementary School cafeteria was abuzz with excitement Wednesday night as students in dresses and suits eagerly pulled their families, some even accompanied by grandparents and cousins, to sit and …

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, …

By Tara Cavanaugh Peek inside any kindergarten classroom in the Ann Arbor Public Schools, and you’ll likely see small groups of students working intensely at different tables. Whether they’re arranging letters or patterns of blocks, …

“The ideas are flowing like a fountain,” said Kathy Scarnecchia, AAPS interim administrative liaison for the program. Parents were recently surveyed about the program and their opinion on a balanced year school calendar; that data is being studied.

A series of briefs from around the Ann Arbor Public Schools including: Sulura Jackson named top high school principal; Kathy Scarnecchia to lead partnership effort, Edward Broom moves to Mitchell in interim post; Pioneer juniors sell cookie-gram; Forsythe Science Fair is Sunday, Feb. 13; Orchestra Night on Feb. 15 showcases secondary music.

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