Huron High School held its annual Scholar Athlete Night on Monday, May 14 for over 600 scholar athletes. Continue reading
On Saturday, May 11 the Theta Zeta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. , recognized 22 Ann Arbor Public High School sophomores, juniors and seniors at its 18th annual Student Recognition Luncheon at the Sheraton in Ann Arbor. Continue reading
Ellen Stone has won the 2013 Michigan Writers Cooperative Press chapbook contest. Her poetry collection, “The Solid Living World,” will be published and available in June. Stone teaches at Community High School in Ann Arbor where she lives with her husband and three daughters. She has been writing poems since graduating from Antioch College in the early 1980s. She joined Michigan Writers after falling in love with northwestern Michigan, land reminiscent of the rolling hills and rivers where she grew up in northeastern Pennsylvania. Continue reading
Congratulations to Clague’s Art Students for a successful show, Midnight’s Muse, held April 25th and 26th, on the stage at Clague! The students’ work was inspired by their discussions on Surrealism and images of the unconscious mind. Through the exploration of ideas connected to dreams, nightmares, the moon, and midnight; as expressed through the strange, perhaps eerie creations of artists such as Tim Burton, Joan Miro, Alexander Jannson, and Abigail Larson, a dark theme acted as the insight behind their varied visions. Students also found the grim inklings of Edgar Allen Poe and Edward Gorey, as well as the twisting architecture of Frank Gehry, to be insightful and illuminating. Continue reading
By Tara Cavanaugh
Huron High School, Pioneer High School, Skyline High School and Community High School are listed on Newsweek’s annual “Best High Schools” list this year. Continue reading
By Anne Gere
Just back from a spring break trip to China, Holden Mass, a ninth grader at Pioneer High School, commented, “I was shocked by how many people there were; I knew there were a lot, but…”
Holden and ten other Ann Arbor students traveled to China over this year’s spring break with their Mandarin teacher, Fan Wu. Ranging from fourth to tenth grade and representing Huron High School, Community High School, and Summers-Knoll School as well as Pioneer, the group visited with their counterparts from the Hangzhou Foreign Language School and the Beijing International School. The students paid for their own trip.
“The world is a village, and language is a bridge,” explained Fan Wu. She began planning this trip over a year ago, organizing travel arrangements, making contact with schools in China, and, especially, helping her students become more fluent in Mandarin. Her goal was to help students add to their learning with real-world experience, understand diversity, and develop a broader knowledge about China by learning about its history, religions, culture, and education. Continue reading
High school students looking for a fun, resume-building experience this summer should check out Rec&Ed’s High School Volunteer Program. Continue reading
The WSG Gallery is hosting a photo exhibit of work by Community High School students until May 4.
The gallery is also organizing a reception for the exhibit this Friday, April 12 from 7-9 p.m.
The photographs in the exhibit are by the Advanced Photography students. “In this class students are encouraged to push the boundaries of the medium and conceptual themes, while working on the basics of good technique and thoughtful composition,” said Steve Coron, who leads the class. Continue reading
Rep. Adam Zemke reads to a class of first and second graders at Ann Arbor Open on March 22 as part of their celebration of Reading Month.
Skyline’s STEM Magnets, Health & Medicine Biomedical Sciences Magnet lead teacher Jeffrey Bradley and Engineering, Design & Environmental Planning Magnet lead teacher Thomas Pachera sent over 80 students to the 55th Annual March 8, 2013 Southeastern Science Fair.
There were 21 award winners with Maya Gianchand of the Health & Medicine magnet going to the State of Michigan Science Fair next month with her project, Pancreatic Beta Cell programming by maternal low protein diet.
Skyline is very proud of the following students’ accomplishments and all the participants.
––Submitted by Jeffrey Bradley
A team of 20 Forsythe 6th graders again came in third place among ten teams in Michigan in the Knowledge Master Open, held on March 20, 2013. The KMO is a national knowledge contest that tests teams’ ability to answer questions in all the subject areas quickly and accurately. You can learn more about KMO at <greatauk.com>.
The Viking Auks scored 673 out of a perfect 1000 points, far above the national average of 571 and the state average of 579. First place in Michigan went to our perennial rivals Kinawa Middle School, in Okemos; they had 715 points. Nationally, Forsythe moved up to 38th out of 237 6th grade teams; last time we were 48th out of 210. The national champion was Sycamore School, in Indianapolis, with 885.
The members of our team were Adam Austerberry, Evan Barolo, Max Bayer, Will Chamberlain, Indigo Corvidae, Beatrix Dergis, Nathan Donnelly, Tohie Ichikawa, Leina Kaehr, Ella Kocher, Mallika Kothari, Keith Kozma, Julian Reinhart, Ben Rinvelt, Teddy Russell, David Thierbach, Kaede Tsuji, Cole Wagner, Luke Wertenberger, and Amalia Yoanides.
The KMO is a Forsythe club, open to all students, coached by Dan Ezekiel, assisted by Mike Shaw. Marni Arnett is the “team mom,” and she was assisted by Marcie Austerberry in organizing the snacks for the competition.
There is another competition competition for all grades in April.