- Alivia Maus, Dicken Elementary first grade teacher
- Ritchie Coleman retires as Pittsfield Township’s longtime liaison to AAPS; described as ‘servant to all’
- Pioneer Symphony Orchestra to hold preview concert Dec. 13 prior to attending prestigious Midwest Clinic
- Skyline Anti-Bullying Club offers supportive atmosphere for students
- Burns Park students get a taste for keeping cool under pressure in “Chopped Assembly”
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.
The Ann Arbor Public Schools is set to become one of the few districts in Michigan with a comprehensive K-12 International Baccalaureate program.
Grab your passports and hold onto your hats: the Ann Arbor Public Schools could soon be going global.
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.