This Week In the Ann Arbor Public Schools
February 6, 2012
- This week, February 6-10, 2012, is National School Counseling Week. Please join me in recognizing and thanking all of our guidance counselors for their dedicated service to our school community.
- Eighteen Bach Elementary School 5th and 4th graders placed FIRST in Michigan, in the Knowledge Master Open Competition held on January 25, 2012.
The K.M.O. is a team academic contest that tests students' ability to answer questions about all the school subjects. The Bach School K.M.O. Team scored 628 out of a possible 1000 points. The mean nationwide was 548. Nationally, Bach placed in the top 20% of all teams. Mrs. Martina Ezekiel is the coach of the Bach KMO team
The members of the team were:
4th graders: Lidewij Florusbosch, James Farmer, and Bridget Roberts.
5th graders: Carl Gerisch. Francisco Fiori, Hazel Magoon, Max Bayer, Frances Schulenberg, Camille Konrad, David Russman, Elisabeth Kuras, Julia Ammer, Madelyn Gracey, Josie Leydenfrost, Cal McCullough, Connor Pellegrini, Sacha Verlon, and Ben Wyngaard
- Each year the Huron High School chemistry classes take part in a "Silver Bottle Charity Lab". This year the students raised $905, which was donated to Alpha House in Ann Arbor. The chemistry students were assisted by Huron teacher Barbara Schenk.
- Pattengill Elementary recently had a visit from the School Improvement Team of the Madison Academy in Flint Michigan. They were interested in what Pattengill has done to increase student performance on a state standardized test. The interesting piece is that they gathered the information from the website, “School Digger” where Pattengill is listed as a “Most Improved” school.
Patricia P. Green, Ph.D.
Superintendent of Schools
Ann Arbor Public Schools