This Week In the Ann Arbor Public Schools
June 11, 2012
This Week's Good News!
- It is hard to believe that we have come to the end of another school year. This is the last full week of school for the 2011/2012 school year and the last edition of “This Week in the Ann Arbor Public Schools” for this school year.
It has been an extraordinary first year for me as Superintendent. I have enjoyed getting to know our district and our community and want to express my utmost gratitude for all of the encouragement and support that I have received from the staff, parents and community members during the past months.
As we all try to wrap up the loose ends of another school year while looking forward to some much needed rest and relaxation, I wanted to take a moment to thank all of our staff members for your hard work and dedicated service to our students, their families and our community this past year. I hope you find time this summer to rest, rejuvenate and have fun with family and friends.
Thank you for all you do, every day, for the Ann Arbor Public Schools. Best wishes for a happy and peaceful summer vacation.
- Huron students competed in the Special Olympics State Summer Games held in Mt. Pleasant at Central Michigan University. Our students competed very hard and had a wonderful experience and brought home 2 Gold medals, 7 Silver medals, 12 Bronze medals, 3 Fourth Place and 2 Sixth Place ribbons. The students and their awards are:
--Alexis Marable: Bronze 3rd for 50 Meter Dash; Silver 2nd for Standing Long Jump
--Sydney Dobbin: 6th Place for 50 Meter Dash; Silver 2nd for Standing Long Jump and Bronze 3rd for Softball Throw
--Chris Boehnlien: Silver 2nd for 100 Meter Dash; Silver 2nd for Standing Long Jump and Bronze 3rd for Softball Throw
--LaShawn Leath: Silver 2nd for 100 Meter Dash; Silver 2nd for Standing Long Jump and Gold 1st for Softball Throw
--Teodora Spremo: Bronze 3rd for 100 Meter Dash; Bronze 3rd for Standing Long Jump and Silver 2nd for Softball Throw
--Salmaan Jaffer: Gold 1st for Singles Bowling
--Victor Torres: Bronze 3rd for Singles Bowling
--Salmaan/Victor: 4th (tie) for Doubles Bowling
--Courtney Kleber: 4th for Singles Bowling
--Lauren White: 6th for Singles Bowling
--Courtney/Lauren: Bronze 3rd for Doubles Bowling
--Angelica Pearlman: Bronze 3rd for Singles Bowling
--Rachel Ames: Bronze 3rd for Singles Bowling
--Angelica/ Rachel: Bronze 3rd for Doubles Bowling>
Paula Guthrie is the Special Olympics Coach and wishes to thank all the chaperones, Ms. Barfield, Ms. Carden, Ms. Oselett and Mrs. Kleber, along with the other volunteers that helped with fundraising. Their efforts contributed greatly to the success of the students.
- Huron’s 44th Commencement took place on Wednesday, June 6th, graduating 300 seniors. This is a list of the special accomplishments by Huron seniors.
14 seniors with 4.0
69 seniors with 3.9+
147 seniors with 3.5-3.89
55 seniors with 3.2-3.49
40 seniors on honor roll for 1 yr
28 seniors on honor roll for 2 yrs
19 seniors on honor roll for 3 yrs
111 seniors on honor roll for 4 yrs
Huron held its’ 44th Annual Senior Honors Night on Monday, June 4th. Department plaques were presented to worthy recipients, as were certificates for various other awards from staff within the building as well as certificates and scholarships from the community at large. The 69 seniors with a 3.9+ were presented specially inscribed pens.
- The counseling staff at Forsythe Middle School received an Exemplary Educational Endeavor Award for 2012 (E3 2012), presented by the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Regional Chamber for their "Career Awareness and Career Exploration" program. Their comprehensive guidance career program involves all seventh grade students and their business partner Menlo Innovations. The partnership is facilitated by the counselors and Mr. Richard Sheridan, CEO of Menlo Innovations, Inc. Counselors recognized are Amanda Hollis, Mark O'Boyle, and Jacquelyn Stouppe. Mrs. Shirley Eagen, Forsythe Teacher, nominated the program for the E3 2012 award.
Superintendent of Schools
Ann Arbor Public Schools