AAPS Updates

Roberto Clemente

The AAPS News met up with Erickson and discussed his focus on incorporating music into his lessons, his expectations for students and his favorite moments in the classroom.

Roberto Clemente teacher Jonathan Royce shows off his debut children’s book. By Tara Cavanaugh Roberto Clemente High School English teacher Jonathan Royce’s debut children’s book, “Detective Dwayne Drake and the Alphabet Thief,” is a tale that kids and adults alike will enjoy. Especially the adults. …

A series of news briefs from around the Ann Arbor Public Schools including: Online safety panel scheduled June 6, two honored for excellence, Clemente students lauded, Skyline students place in Special Olympics, WAY Washtenaw Information Night June 14 and more.

826michigan, a local nonprofit that focuses on writing and literacy, has chosen the Roberto Clemente Center as its major project for this year. A book of students’ fictional accounts of the Civil War will be developed this year and published in the spring.

A student-run program designed to resolve conflict among peers has expanded in Ann Arbor. Peers Making Peace was first adopted at Pioneer High School and has now moved into Skyline, Stone and Clemente high schools as well as Slauson Middle School. “I think it’s a terrific program,” said Slauson Principal Chris Curtis. “I’m very supportive of it. It empowers the students.”