This Week In the Ann Arbor Public Schools
October 17, 2011
This Week’s Good News
- Members of the Huron High School Band Drumline performed for the final strides at the Big House Big Heart Run last Sunday, October 9. Thank you all for your gift of music and for helping the runners make it to the finish line!
- In week five of MichiganCrossCountry.com Prep Ranking, Pioneer was ranked number 10. The rankings were the first to cover both boys and girls prep cross-country teams for both the Lower and Upper Peninsula for all schools by division. The rankings are released weekly during the high school season.
The criteria utilized for ranking by the panel is projected finish at either:
* The MHSAA Lower Peninsula Finals scheduled for November 5, 2011 at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, MI
* The MHSAA Upper Peninsula Finals scheduled for Saturday, October 22, 2011 in Munising, MI.
Week of October 10, 2011
Division 1 Lower Peninsula Boys:
4 Grand Blanc
8 Waterford Mott
9 White Lake-Lakeland
10 Ann Arbor-Pioneer
- Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Delta Psi Chapter selected Dr. Arthur L. Williams, Principal Huron High School and Mr. Che O. Carter, Principal Pattengill Elementary School as honorees at their 10th Anniversary Celebration of BLACK MEN Brunch held at Weber's Inn Saturday, October 15, 2011.
- The following excerpt from a letter to Logan Principal Terra Webster and teacher Katy LaCroix, is from the Laureate Education video crew, who spent the entire day at Logan Elementary this past Thursday, October 13th:
Dear Katy and Terra,
On behalf of the Laureate film crew, I would like to thank each of you for a great videotaping this past Thursday.
Katy, your learning activities were well-planned and demonstrated great teaching, as well as culturally responsive best practices. It was such a pleasure to be able to sit down and interview you. I have interviewed many teachers of the years with Laureate, but your enthusiasm for your craft really made me miss my years as an elementary teacher. Your students did a fantastic job as well. Please thank them for working so hard. I hope that we will be able to work together soon.
Terra, I would like to extend an extra special thank you for allowing us to visit your building, and work with your wonderful staff and students, particularly during MEAP testing. Your interview was so inspiring and a true testament to your dedication as a school leader. Please thank Lynne Gulick and the members of the Equity Team for participating, as well as Officer Jason Gold for stepping in at the last minute.
Course Developer – Educational Media Content
Product Development Group
Laureate Education, Inc.
- Last Friday, October 14, Ann Arbor Technological High School held its official name change ceremony to great acclaim. Thank you, to all who worked so hard to make the event memorable and inspiring.
- Please remember that the 2011 United Way Campaign is underway and we need all the help that we can get to help those in our community who are struggling for education, food, shelter, and health care. Your gift will make all the difference. Please give a little. It will help a lot.
Patricia P. Green, Ph.D.
Superintendent of Schools
Ann Arbor Public Schools