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Mitchell Elementary School
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.
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 …
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 watch their work debut against the long red curtains on …
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 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 5-year-olds are clearly focused on their learning. It’s called …
Kindergarteners in Mrs. Thompson and Mrs. Koutoulas’ class hold the stories and worry dolls they were sending to a kindergarten class in Brooklyn, New York that was affected by Hurricane Sandy this past fall. The photo was taken during the school’s Pajama Day. By Tara …
Mitchell third grade teacher Beth McCready leads her students through a morning meeting, one of the many components of the Responsive Classroom approach. By Tara Cavanaugh Sometimes, a few small changes can make a big difference. That’s what Mitchell Elementary and Scarlett Middle schools are …
Basketball camp photo supplied by Rec&Ed. By Tara Cavanaugh Ann Arbor Public Schools’ Community Education and Recreation Department is the grateful recipient of a $100,000 grant from the Michigan Department of Community Health. The grant is awarded as part of MCDH’s Physical Activity and Healthy …
A series of briefs from around the district, including: Data posted on the Mitchell-Scarlett survey, King hosts auction and science night, Logan hosts silent auction for Harold Logan Fund, WISD picks new superintendent.
The calendar remains a future option, but officials want to try out programs in the K-8 partnership with the U-M School of Education before suggesting a change. The partnership program will launch this fall.
“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.
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.
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.
A partnership with U-M School of Education will proceed, but a balanced calendar will not occur in 2011-12 so it can be further studied, officials said.