These Ann Arbor students built a recording studio so they could tell their stories
Pathways is a high school for students needing or preferring a smaller, more intimate academic environment that perhaps may be unavailable at larger, comprehensive high schools. Pathways to Success student James Trussel uses a miter saw to cut some wood for the recording studio frame. Students helped build a recording studio for Pathways' Actors Studio at Pathways (ASAP), a brand new performing arts program.Photo provided | Quinn StrasselAct two documents the construction of the recording studio, with students operating miter saws, putting up drywall and insulation and decorating the studio with spray paint. The third act of the documentary tells the story of cafeteria worker Anita Hargrove, or simply “Miss Anita,” outlining her role as the school’s most valuable” employee, according to Pathways students. Pathways student Selena Warren-Riggs is featured documenting her interview with Detroit music producer Prod.mlive.com
Ann Arbor elementary, high schools safe from asbestos after testing
ANN ARBOR, MI - Angell Elementary School and Community High School are both safe to reenter after asbestos tests, Ann Arbor Public School officials said Saturday, Aug. 28. The testing, which also occurred at Burns Park Elementary School, was prompted by an anonymous contractor voicing his concerns to WXYZ Thursday. Burns Park Elementary was deemed safe for return on Friday, Aug. 27. In November 2020, asbestos was found at that time, but before construction began, Ann Arbor Public School officials explained. Trustee wonders why no discussionBusing changes in Ann Arbor schools cause headaches for parents as school year approachesQuarantine policy for unvaccinated students gets update from Ann Arbor schoolsmlive.com
Community High School briefly evacuated after construction crew sparks fire
ANN ARBOR, MI – Community High School in Ann Arbor was briefly evacuated after a small fire started inside the school Tuesday morning. Fire crews were called at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, June 1, to the school for a fire alarm that had activated within the building causing the school to be evacuated, according to the Ann Arbor Fire Department. Crews arrived to find a small fire had sparked inside the building which was caused by a construction crew welding while working on renovations to the school, officials said. One person was taken to an area hospital to be treated for a medical emergency unrelated to the fire, officials said. The Ann Arbor Fire Department commended Ann Arbor Public Schools for its efficiency in evacuating the building and assisting firefighters at the scene.mlive.com
Ann Arbor has second best public schools in America, says Niche
Ann Arbor was ranked as the second-best city public school in the United States. (Photo: Meredith Bruckner)ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Not only is Ann Arbor the sixth-best city to live in, but it can also now boast of having some of the best public schools in the country. Recently, Niche released its list of cities with the best public schools in America. Right at the top is Ann Arbor, coming in second to Naperville, Illinois. AdWant more news about Ann Arbor schools?
Ann Arbor Public Schools announce tentative dates for in-person graduation ceremonies
ANN ARBOR – In a recent update, Ann Arbor Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Jeanice Kerr Swift announced that the district is moving forward with plans to hold in-person graduation ceremonies this year. Last year, all ceremonies were canceled due to concerns over the then-new coronavirus pandemic and each high school organized drive-thru events and virtual ceremonies for its seniors. Swift confirmed that Huron, Pioneer and Skyline high schools will have traditional graduation ceremonies outdoors at Eastern Michigan University’s stadium. Tentative dates for the three ceremonies:Huron High School: Wednesday, June 2 at 6:30 p.m.Pioneer High School: Thursday, June 3 at 6:30 p.m.Skyline High School: Monday, June 7 at 6:30 p.m.Community and Pathways high schools are also planning to hold outdoor commencement ceremonies. In addition to the graduation update, Swift announced that all Class of 2021 students will receive a celebratory yard sign like last year.
Ann Arbor high schoolers to perform 8 virtual plays this weekend
ANN ARBOR – The Pioneer Theatre Guild will be performing a series of short plays via livestream this weekend and tickets are free. In a year marked by remote learning, the PTG has also adapted the way they perform. The group dedicated the video to the outgoing senior class whose final season was marred by the pandemic. This weekend, the performances are inspired by the Play at Home project -- a national effort by a group of theatre companies to commission a series of short plays for local communities. Even through the Zoom screen, I still felt included and connected to those that were a part of the project.
Ann Arbor high school seniors celebrate graduation with virtual ceremonies, in-car processions
Heres a recap of graduations this past week:Community High SchoolCommunity High School celebrated its 140 graduates on June 12. For more Community High graduation highlights, click here. For more Skyline High School graduation highlights, click here. Huron High SchoolHuron High School celebrated its 388 graduates on June 17. (Ann Arbor Public Schools)Typically, high school principals often share words of wisdom to graduating seniors during commencement ceremonies, said Schwamb.
Ann Arbor's Community High named 2019 National Blue Ribbon School
ANN ARBOR - Community High School has been designated a 2019 National Blue Ribbon School for its academic excellence. It is rare for this esteemed honor to be given to a high school program, with a very small percentage of high schools awarded in the U.S. " Like what you're reading? Congratulations to the Community High School staff, students, parents and community." "National Blue Ribbon Schools are active demonstrations of preparing every child for a bright future," DeVos said in a video message to the honorees. For the past 37 years, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program has recognized more than 9,000 U.S. schools for excellence.