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November 10, 2017 // 0 Comments.
“We will not take this award as anything other than an opportunity to showcase quality public schooling as a cornerstone of our democracy, and the opportunity for each and every child to have opportunity in this country,” says Superintendent Jeanice Swift.
Don Packard, Pioneer High School English teacher.
November 8, 2017 // 0 Comments.
By Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Ann Arbor native Don Packard grew up on the northwest side of town and attended Newport, Forsythe, and Pioneer. Following his 1983 high school graduation, he made the long journey to West Quad as a University of Michigan freshman. …
Huron High School senior wins advocacy award; looks forward to a career helping others.
November 3, 2017 // 4 Comments.
Story and video by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News When Huron High School senior Austin Shepherd recently received a “Yes I Can” award from the Michigan Council for Exceptional Children (MCEC) this summer, he wasn’t nervous to deliver an acceptance speech at the state conference. Not …
A2 Schools Podcast episode 4, Superintendent Swift’s fall update and Special Education Millage Renewal.
November 3, 2017 // 0 Comments.
Highlights from the first two months of the 2017-18 school year and information about the WISD Special Education Millage Renewal.
Burns Park students enjoy the fruit of their labor during lunchtime garden program.
October 30, 2017 // 1 Comment.
Video and photos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor The Burns Park Weed and Seed Program gives students a weekly lunchtime opportunity to help in the school garden—and enjoy sampling what they’ve grown. It’s been 10 years since the creation of the Burns …
AAPS celebrates Allen Elementary renovation with dedication ceremony.
October 27, 2017 // 0 Comments.
Ann Arbor Public Schools celebrated renovations and enhancements made in Allen Elementary School after the August 2016 flood with a Dedication Ceremony on October 25, 2017.
Musicians perform at Community High just prior to their sold-out show at The Ark.
October 26, 2017 // 1 Comment.
Video by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News The Victor Wooten Trio may be sold out at The Ark tonight, but Wooten—a five-time Grammy-winning bass player—, as well as saxophonist Bob Franceschini, were more than happy to perform for students at Community High School this …
Kyle Yenor, Logan Elementary fourth grade teacher.
October 25, 2017 // 0 Comments.
Photos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Kyle Yenor grew up in the rural town of Morenci in Lenawee County, where he attended Morenci Area Schools K-12, was active in sports and enjoyed the simplicity of country living. After high school, Yenor moved to Ann …
King Elementary honors its first kindergarten teacher, now 96.
October 24, 2017 // 0 Comments.
Video and photos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Jean Holmes became King Elementary’s first kindergarten teacher when the school opened in 1969, and taught there for 19 years. On Monday, her two sons surprised her with a trip back to King, where Principal Mary Cooper …
Skyline High School to present “Romeo and Juliet” this weekend.
October 24, 2017 // 0 Comments.
The Skyline High School Theater will present William Shakespeare’s beloved “Romeo and Juliet”—the timeless story of young love caught between the feuding families—this weekend, October 27, 28 and 29. Claire de Vries as Juliet The play features Claire de Vries as Juliet; Jalen Steudle as …
Carpenter Cougars exceed Fun Run goal, so Principal Michael Johnson makes good on an unusual promise.
October 23, 2017 // 0 Comments.
Video and photos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News The Carpenter Cougar Fun Run not only met its fundraising goal of $5,000, the students collected pledges that more than doubled that. So Principal Michael Johnson made good on his promise to allow students to do something …
Huron High School holds lively homecoming pep rally.
October 20, 2017 // 0 Comments.
Video and photos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Huron High School wrapped up a week of homecoming activities with an all-school pep rally in the dome gym Friday afternoon. The fun came on the heels of Tourist Day; Athletic Day; Wacky Hat Day; …
Project Lead the Way—now offered in every grade in every AAPS school—to be featured tonight at King Elementary.
October 19, 2017 // 0 Comments.
Story, video and photos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor What’s all this excitement about Project Lead the Way? The King School Improvement Team will answer that question tonight when it features the project-based program at its annual parent education night. “The Power of …
Becky Gracey, King Elementary fifth grade teacher.
October 18, 2017 // 0 Comments.
Becky Gracey grew up in Ann Arbor and attended Lawton Elementary, Slauson Middle School, and Pioneer High School. While she was in Marlene Milazzo’s first grade class, she decided she wanted to be a teacher. After earning her degree at Western Michigan University, Gracey headed …
Skyline High holds 2017 Homecoming Parade; see video and slideshow.
October 16, 2017 // 1 Comment.
Video and photos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor See highlights from Skyline High School’s 2017 Homecoming Parade in the following video and slideshow:

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