Two minutes at: Thurston Elementary

Editor’s Note: This is one in a series of two-minute videos offering a quick glimpse into one of AAPS’ 32 schools. At AAPS, our vision is Every Child. Every Day. Every one fully sees, values, and celebrates each child for exactly who they are, the gifts and strengths they bring to this world.

Video by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor

Thurston Elementary is home to 475 proud Thurston Herons in grades Young 5 through fifth.

Located in north Ann Arbor, the school opened in 1964 and was named for Lee Mohrmann Thurston, who served as an Ann Arbor School Board treasurer and AAPS assistant superintendent before later serving as the state’s superintendent of public instruction. In 1953, President Dwight Eisenhower nominated Thurston to become the United States Commissioner of Education.

Ann Arbor Mayor Christopher Taylor helps Thurston students celebrate National Walk and Bike to School Day in this 2019 video.

Interested in enrolling your child at Thurston or another Ann Arbor Public School for the 2022-23 school year? We invite you to click here.

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