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Pittsfield 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.

By Tara Cavanaugh After three months of writing letters back and forth, Pittsfield fifth graders finally got a chance to meet their pen pals on the University of Michigan women’s rowing team this week.

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 …

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 …

Omari Rush interviews a student during Portfolio Day at Scarlett Middle School May 15, 2012. The Ann Arbor Public Schools Educational Foundation (AAPSEF) is proud to announce that Omari Rush has been appointed Chair of the Ann Arbor Public Schools Educational Foundation for a two-year …

Many AAPS buildings have their own gardens, some which were born this spring. The blooming gardens, each as unique as their respective schools, boast everything from small basil plants to tall corn stalks –– and plenty of promise for fall harvest time.

Volunteers organize and pack school supplies Friday morning. By Tara Cavanaugh Back in March, Logan Elementary school was commended by Ann Arbor Mayor John Hieftje for donating more than 5,000 books to the Philippines as part of its March Reading Month activities. The First Presbyterian …

Crowds of family and friends enjoyed the annual Pittsfield Elementary Science Fair held Thursday, April 26.  Displays ranging from planets to pizza and magnets to magma filled the multi-purpose room and school gym.  

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 …

Each lesson, the U-M student teacher selects elementary students to lead the class in song. These four third-graders led the class in singing the Spanish alphabet on Tuesday, March 6 at Bryant Park. By Tara Cavanaugh Twice a week, third and fourth grade classrooms at …

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