A look at more than $94M in Ann Arbor Public Schools bond projects
ANN ARBOR, MI - Ann Arbor Public Schools has been busy working on a wide range of facility improvements since the passing of a bond in 2019. AAPS has spent $94 million on capital projects during first phase of bond projects, with 75% of expenditures coming via bond funds and another 25% from the district’s sinking fund. The Ann Arbor School Board began considering projects in late 2020 and has approved more than $153 million on a variety of projects, with work completed on air conditioning and LED lighting, roofing, paving projects, the installation of solar arrays on school rooftops, playground projects and theater upgrades. “By the end of 2024 we should be completed with our air conditioning and lighting projects,” Corona said. Projects without cost amounts have not yet received school board approval, however, while providing project funding totals don’t mean work on those projects are complete.mlive.com
Ann Arbor basketball roundup: Defending state champ Arbor Prep girls hold off FGR
ANN ARBOR – Stacy and Stephanie Utomi delivered another solid performance Tuesday to lead Ypsilanti Arbor Prep to a 58-52 win over Ann Arbor Father Gabriel Richard. --Saline 42, Ann Arbor Skyline 17Several Saline players filled the stat sheet to help the Hornets remain undefeated. --Dexter 53, Ann Arbor Huron 38Chloe Perry and Alena Blumberg combined to help the Dreadnaughts snap a two-game lose streak. Xavier Blumberg finished with 18 points and five assists for the Dreadnaughts, while Evan Haroldson had 10 points and seven rebounds. Greenhills’ Nikola Sarcevich led all scorers with 21 points, Sam Dorfman added seven and Alex Ye and Ben Formicola each scored six.mlive.com
Ann Arbor Huron High School ‘in a hold’ after threat to ‘shoot up’ school
ANN ARBOR, MI - Ann Arbor’s Huron High School is currently “in a hold” in classrooms after learning of a threat made on social media. The Ann Arbor Police Department confirmed officers are working with Ann Arbor Public Schools to identify the source of the social media post, made via Instagram, that threatened to “shoot up” the school on Friday, Dec. 9. We are working with the Ann Arbor Police Department who are on site and students are safe,” AAPS Spokesman Andrew Cluley said. Ann Arbor police said the department was called to the school by the district out of caution and that it’s not yet been determined who posted the threat or if it was a Huron student. Last week, Ann Arbor Public Schools Superintendent Jeanice Swift provided an update on the district’s work with Ann Arbor police and the FBI to address social media threats that have closed Pioneer High School and Scarlett Middle School in the past couple of months.mlive.com
Police investigating alleged assault by football players in Huron High locker room
ANN ARBOR, MI - The Ann Arbor Huron Junior Varsity football team’s season has come to an abrupt end while Ann Arbor police investigate an alleged assault involving four members of the team believed to have taken place on Oct. 3 inside the school’s locker room. A 15-year-old Huron High School student was alleged to have been assaulted by four other 15-year-old Huron High School students, all of whom -- including the victim -- were members of the football team. AAPS did not respond to questions regarding the status of coaches for the Ann Arbor Huron JV football team. “We have had several (instances of) misconduct within our JV football team,” Mack said in the email on Oct. 4. Terron Stewart, whose son is a member of the Huron JV football team, says he feels like the abrupt end to the JV season was not effectively communicated to families.mlive.com
‘I felt the blood rushing down my arm’: Ann Arbor teen recovering after random shooting
About 80 students from Huron High School were playing this game, where they used GPS locations on their phones to play a sort of hide and seek water balloon fight game. The young man who was shot at the park was searching for another player when the incident happened.
Our 5 favorite photos as Pioneer and Saline battle in a Division 1 district final
Pioneer’s coach, Tyrone Hicks, hugs player Lauren Dewolf after winning the district final girls basketball game on Friday, Mar. Pioneer won over Saline, 53-50.Meg Potter | MLive.comPioneer players high-five one another after winning the district final girls basketball game on Friday, Mar. Pioneer won over Saline, 53-50.Meg Potter | MLive.comPioneer’s Lauren Dewolf shoots a free throw during a district final girls basketball game on Friday, Mar. 4, 2022 at Huron High School. Pioneer won over Saline, 53-50.Meg Potter | MLive.commlive.com
Ann Arbor basketball highlights: Huron, Chelsea boys claim conference titles again
ANN ARBOR – For the past three years, Ann Arbor Huron’s boys basketball team has been nearly unbeatable in Southeastern Conference Red play. Braylon Dickerson led Huron with 16 points, followed by 10 points each from Macari Moore and Enkidu Anthony. Elena Leucht led Huron with 12 points, followed by eight points from Cora Williams and seven from Nyla Allen. --Saline’s Sophie Canen (left) looks for a teammate to pass the ball to during a high school girls basketball game at Dexter High School on Jan. 25, 2022. --High school games can be viewed on livestream on the NFHS NetworkIf you would like your local high school sports news delivered free to your inbox daily, click here and sign up for one of our local high school sports newsletters.mlive.com
See first-round playoff matchups for Ann Arbor-area football teams
ANN ARBOR – It’s playoff time for Ann Arbor-area football teams. Six teams from the area qualified for the Michigan high school football postseason and those teams found out who they’d play in the first round of the playoffs on Sunday. RELATED: 2021 MHSAA high school football playoff brackets, with first-round pairings--DIVISION 1Saline players stand for the national anthem before a football game at Saline High School in Saline on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021.Alyte Katilius | MLive.comCanton (6-3) at Saline (9-0)These two teams have played each other six times with Canton holding a 4-2 advantage, including a 42-14 win in 2017. --DIVISON 8Whitmore Lake’s Jackson Wilson (20) claps during a football game at Whitmore Lake High School in Whitmore Lake, on Thursday, August 26, 2021. MORE:Ann Arbor football roundup from regular season finaleAnn Arbor-area high school football scoreboard for Week 9 (Oct. 22)Michigan high school football scores from Week 9 regular season finale gamesIf you would like your local high school sports news delivered free to your inbox daily, click here and signup for one of our local high school sports newsletters.mlive.com
Game Day Ann Arbor! See Week 9 football schedule, Player of the Week winner
ANN ARBOR -- We’ve reached the final Game Day of the Michigan high school football regular season for Ann Arbor area teams. Several squads have solidified their playoff positioning, while others are aiming to improve their postseason spots and enter the dance on a high note. We have you covered with everything you need to know heading into Friday night’s action, including the schedule, Player of the Week winner and other links to coverage below. --Huron’s CJ Baldwin (15) scores a touchdown during a football game at Huron High School in Ann Arbor on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021.Alyte Katilius | MLive.comHuron senior claims Player of the Week honorsCJ Baldwin has had a strong season for Huron and readers have continued to take notice. The senior running back and linebacker earned Ann Arbor-area football Player of the Week honors for the second time this season thanks to his performance in the River Rats’ win over Ypsilanti Lincoln in Week 8.mlive.com
Ann Arbor-area football predictions for Week 7
ANN ARBOR – Another important week awaits Ann Arbor-area high school football teams heading into Week 7. Prediction: Chelsea 32, Tecumseh 13--Whitmore Lake’s Jackson Medina (80) is yelled at for leaving the field during a football game at Whitmore Lake High School in Whitmore Lake, on Thursday, August 26, 2021. Alyte Katilius | MLive.comEcorse (4-2) at Whitmore Lake (5-1)Whitmore Lake has been off to a strong start this fall, and its rushing attack is the advantage in a matchup of quality teams. Prediction: Saline 34, Bedford 21--Ypsilanti's Ashton Jenson (3) stiff-arms a Lincoln defender during Ypsilanti Lincoln's game against Ypsilanti at Lincoln High School in Augusta Township on Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. Prediction: Lincoln 31, Pioneer 20--MORE:Week 6 top performers, Ann Arbor-area high school football Player of the Week pollPlayoff picture for Ann Arbor-area football teams after Week 6See where Ann Arbor-area football teams rank in Week 7Skyline football forfeits win after playing ineligible player against Pioneermlive.com
Week 6 top performers, Ann Arbor-area high school football Player of the Week poll
ANN ARBOR – There were some jaw-dropping performances from Ann Arbor-area football players in Week 6. Whether it was on offense or defense, several players didn’t disappoint, and now MLive has selected 10 players to be included in the Ann Arbor-area high school football Player of the Week poll. --Huron’s CJ Baldwin (15) scores a touchdown during a football game at Huron High School in Ann Arbor on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021.Alyte Katilius | MLive.comCJ Baldwin, Ann Arbor HuronSeniorBaldwin ran physically against Dexter to help Huron earn a 28-21 win. --Skyline head coach Andrew Sorgatz walks Will Gardner (88) off the field during Ann Arbor Skyline's game against Ann Arbor Pioneer at Skyline High School in Ann Arbor on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. --THE POLLMORE:Ann Arbor football highlights for Week 6C.J.mlive.com
Photos from Dexter vs Huron football matchup
ANN ARBOR, MI – Dexter High School hosted Huron High School this week for a football game Friday night. The River Rats dominated for most of the first half, but Dexter was able to find the end zone just before halftime, leaving the score at 14-7. Huron’s marching band wore pink ribbons pinned to their uniforms and the cheer team danced in pink t-shirts and ribbons during their performance in honor of the first day of breast cancer awareness month. In the final minutes, the score was 28-21 and the Dexter Dreadnaughts were in hot pursuit of a touchdown to tie the game. Baldwin fulfills promise to mother to help Huron football top Dexter on senior nightMORE: Ann Arbor football highlights: Lincoln’s Jorden Collier runs for 5 TDs in wild win over SkylineMORE: Bedford officials cite ‘insufficient evidence’ for end of probe of racial taunts at Pioneer football playersmlive.com
Ann Arbor football highlights: Lincoln’s Jorden Collier runs for 5 TDs in wild win over Skyline
Skyline refused to go down without a fight and added a 43-yard field goal from Brueger and added a rushing score from QB Evan Rothenberg. Cole Munson added a 22-yard rushing score in the third quarter and Tyson Hill capped the scoring for Chelsea with a rushing score as it moved to 6-0 overall and 4-0 in the SEC-White. --Huron’s CJ Baldwin (15) scores a touchdown during a football game at Huron High School in Ann Arbor on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021.Alyte Katilius | MLive.comHuron holds off Dexter on senior night. Carr to Tate Bezeau, and Zach Antal scored on a rushing score which helped them enter the break ahead 28-0. Alyte Katilius | MLive.comWhitmore Lake’s rushing attack reigns supremeThe Trojans racked up 312 rushing yards on their way to a dominant 42-6 win over Sterling Heights Parkway Christian.mlive.com
Recent success for Huron and Dexter football teams makes clash more meaningful
ANN ARBOR – Between 2014 and 2018, Ann Arbor Huron and Dexter’s football teams were basically a guaranteed win for opponents. Dexter went winless from 2014 through the 2017 season, while Huron finished 0-9 each year from 2015 through 2018, with each at one point holding the title for the state’s longest losing streak. Those were brutal times for the two squads, but with the hiring of Phil Jacobs at Dexter and Antaiwn Mack at Huron, both teams have flipped the switch and will clash on Friday at Huron in a game that will display two of Michigan’s best high school football turnaround stories. It’s definitely very similar situations and it’s an exciting game to be able to play those guys. “We went to a Huron game the first game of the year and it was a mad house.mlive.com
Check out 49 Photos from Huron’s win over Pioneer
ANN ARBOR, MI – Huron High School hosted Pioneer High School for a football game Friday night. The River Rats first points on the board with a field goal in the first quarter. The game ended with a heavy win by the Huron River Rats with a final score of 34-0. Check out 49 images from the evening in the gallery above or click here for a direct link to the gallery. More on MLive:Huron football plays with heavy heart in rivalry win over Pioneermlive.com
Ann Arbor-area football picks: Who stays undefeated in Week 3?
ANN ARBOR – There are five high school football teams from the Ann Arbor area that are still unbeaten after two weeks. --FRIDAY, SEPT. 10Ypsilanti's Ashton Jenson poses during media day at Concordia University in Ann Arbor on Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021.Jacob Hamilton | The Ann Arbor NewsAdrian (1-1) at Ypsilanti (0-2)Ypsilanti hasn’t looked good defensively allowing 97 total points. Prediction: Monroe 28, Skyline 14--FGR returns to the locker room before their football game at Whitmore Lake High School in Whitmore Lake, on Thursday, August 26, 2021. Prediction: Whitmore Lake 24, Advanced Tech 14--If you would like your local high school sports news delivered free to your inbox daily, click here and signup for one of our local high school sports newsletters. MORE:Ann Arbor Pioneer JV football coach details claims of racist taunts by Bedford players, probe continuesTop performers, Ann Arbor-area football Player of the Week 2 fan pollSee where top teams sit in Ann Arbor-area high school football power rankingsmlive.com
See where top teams sit in Ann Arbor-area high school football power rankings
ANN ARBOR – Though the season is still early, the top Ann Arbor-area high school football teams have flexed their muscles in the first two weeks of the 2021 season. --Ypsilanti's Brandon Logwood poses during media day at Concordia University in Ann Arbor on Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021.Jacob Hamilton | The Ann Arbor News10. --Skyline players are introduced before Ann Arbor Skyline's game against Dexter at Skyline High School in Ann Arbor on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021.Jacob Hamilton | The Ann Arbor News8. --From left, Milan's Jett Isaacs, Evan Budd, Cole McElvany, Ethan Budd Evan Morelock pose during media day at Concordia University in Ann Arbor on Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021.Jacob Hamilton | The Ann Arbor News4. --If you would like your local high school sports news delivered free to your inbox daily, click here and signup for one of our local high school sports newsletters.mlive.com
New principals hired at Huron High, King Elementary
ANN ARBOR, MI - Ann Arbor Public Schools will have new leaders this fall at Huron High School and King Elementary School. Ché Carter, who has been serving as principal at Clague Middle School since 2013, is the new principal at Huron High. He takes over for Janet Schwamb, who announced her retirement in May after 16 years with Ann Arbor Public Schools. King Elementary, will be led by Koren Clinkscale, who has served as principal of Beech Elementary School in the Redford Union School District since 2018. Carter began his career with AAPS teaching first and second grades at Bryant Elementary School and later as Principal of Pattengill Elementary School.mlive.com
Parents’ immigration to America paves way for Michigan prep sprinter’s success
ANN ARBOR – Fatouma Conde thrives on the pressure to make good on her parents’ sacrifice for her and her siblings. That commitment in their children’s future has paid off for the Ann Arbor Huron senior track sprinter, who ranks No. 2 in the state in the 100-meter (11.73-seconds) and 200-meter dash (23.84) and will continue her athletic career at the collegiate level. “I do feel a little bit of that pressure to make sure that I’m doing what I need to be doing,” Fatouma told MLive. Last week, Conde broke the record at Huron High School, and here, she broke that record again.mlive.com
COVID-19 vaccination clinics for students, parents coming to Washtenaw County schools
ANN ARBOR, MI — Vaccine clinics aimed at students, their parents and community members are set to take place at schools across Washtenaw County. The Washtenaw County Health Department is hosting a Pfizer vaccine clinic for students age 16 and older and their families at Huron High School from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 29, in the Huron High School cafeteria. An additional vaccination clinic will be scheduled for second doses on May 22. “Vaccine is now much easier to get,” said Susan Ringler-Cerniglia, health department spokeswoman, said. On Tuesday, April 27, the health department opened up its Chelsea clinic to individuals without appointments.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.
Tentative dates for in-person graduation set by Ann Arbor schools
ANN ARBOR, MI - Ann Arbor Public Schools is planning to honor its seniors this year with outdoor graduation ceremonies in early June. “At this time, local participation limits would not allow for our full traditional graduation ceremonies, proms, awards ceremonies, etc., to be held indoors. Swift noted graduation ceremonies will be livestreamed for those who may not be able to attend in person. Last spring, virtual graduation ceremonies took place at the three high school to prevent the spread of COVID-19. READ MORE:Two-thirds of Ann Arbor students opt for in-person classes as district prepares for returnReturn plan for Ann Arbor secondary students being modified so they finish in-person days at homeNearly $63M going toward more air conditioning, lighting upgrades at 13 Ann Arbor schoolsmlive.com
Ypsilanti’s Lucas Henderson dominates 4th quarter to headline Ann Arbor basketball roundup
ANN ARBOR – When his team needed him most, Lucas Henderson delivered. Monroe (2-10, 1-7 SEC-Red) is back in action on Saturday against Ann Arbor Pioneer. --GIRLSDetroit Edison's Ruby Whitehorn (2) dribbles up the court during their high school basketball game against Detroit Renaissance at Renaissance High School in Detroit, on Saturday, February 20, 2021. Pioneer will next host Monroe on Saturday, and Skyline (1-10, 1-8 SEC-Red) will host rival Ann Arbor Huron. The Trojans will next face Ann Arbor Greenhills on Friday.mlive.com
Vote for the Ann Arbor-area basketball Player of the Week (March 1-6)
ANN ARBOR – It’s time again for readers to have their voices heard. MLive has selected 12 players for readers to choose between for the Ann Arbor-area high school basketball Player of the Week from March 1-6. --Lauren DeWolf, Ann Arbor PioneerJuniorDeWolf helped the Pioneers continue their win streak with three impressive performances. (Alie Skowronski/mlive.com)Alie Skowronski | The Ann Arbor NewsBraelon Green, Ypsilanti LincolnSophomoreThe sophomore star returned to play on Saturday and scored a game-high 26 points, including five 3-pointers against Ann Arbor Huron. (Alie Skowronski/mlive.com)Alie Skowronski | The Ann Arbor NewsJack Williams, Ann Arbor SkylineSeniorWilliams averaged 11.3 points per game in three outings, including a game-high 16 points to help the Eagles defeat Temperance Bedford and snap a 2-game skid on Saturday.mlive.com
Here’s what people think about Ann Arbor’s ‘Healthy Streets’ pilot program
| MLive file photo ANN ARBOR NEWSANN ARBOR, MI – Out of nearly 700 respondents, Ann Arbor pedestrians and cyclists said they were more comfortable with reconfigured spaces created by the “Healthy Streets” initiative. The pilot project, launched by the City of Ann Arbor in July, was a way to prioritize public safety for pedestrians and cyclists during the coronavirus pandemic by reconfiguring residential streets and parking lanes to promote social distancing for physical activity. Aside from safety, the pilot project was intended to fill “critical gaps” in downtown Ann Arbor’s bike network and provide possible designs for future transportation projects. A low number of respondents reported that “all the pilot projects” best met their needs. More from The Ann Arbor News:Target to fill former Urban Outfitters space in downtown Ann ArborThese Ann Arbor-area businesses opened in 2020, despite COVID-19 challengesLocal Eats: Old Town Tavern has served downtown Ann Arbor for nearly 50 yearsmlive.com
Huron football coach seeks community assistance to help rebuild program
ANN ARBOR – It was a historic year for Ann Arbor Huron’s football program and head coach Antaiwn Mack is hoping the community can help push the team even further. You have to have a plan of attack to let someone know what you need help with and where they can support you. The struggles on the field added to the complications of connecting with the community to rebuild the program properly, Mack said. Not everyone can go rebuild a football program. MORE:Meet the 2020 All-SEC high school football teamsMHSAA releases schedule to complete football, volleyball, swimming and resume winter sportsMHSAA director aims to complete football playoffs by end of DecemberMichigan high school football teams angry, disappointed with decision to shut down seasonmlive.com
Ann Arbor Huron, Pioneer football teams suspend activities after confirmed COVID-19 case
ANN ARBOR – Ann Arbor Public Schools announced on its website on Thursday that a Huron varsity football player has tested positive for COVID-19. According to the notice, AAPS was made aware of a probable case on Oct. 6 and reported it to the Washtenaw County Health Department. All Huron varsity football activities and games through Oct. 16 have been canceled. Huron played against Pioneer last Friday, and due to potential contact during the game, all Pioneer varsity football activities have been suspended. AAPS said it is working with the Washtenaw County Health Department on contact tracing with members of the Pioneer team.
Ann Arbor high schoolers create international physics group
ANN ARBOR, Mich. High school students interested in physics dont have many international opportunities to explore their interests. Realizing this, two Ann Arbor high school students teamed up to create the Young Physicists Association (YPA Physics). YPA Physics has already offered some physics-focused events but more are planned as the academic year approaches. On Aug. 30, YPA Physics will host the official Physics Bowl of Azerbaijan. contest will introduce high school students to computational physics and allow them to explore coding and physics together.
Ann Arbor Huron High School suspends in-person workouts for two athletic teams
ANN ARBOR, Mich. Ann Arbor Public Schools has suspended summer in-person workouts for two athletic teams at Huron High School after an individual connected with both teams tested positive for COVID-19. On Friday, AAPS announced that the field hockey and girls basketball programs were suspending in-person summer conditioning. The school system did not give details about the individual who tested positive but said that it had been in contact with health officials and would follow protocols. AAPS released the following statement:The Huron High School field hockey and girls basketball programs have both suspended in-person summer conditioning due... Posted by Ann Arbor Public Schools on Friday, July 31, 2020 Like what youre reading? Sign up for our email newsletter here!
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.
Teen arrested after Huron school shooting threat
A 15-year-old from Southgate has been arrested after threatening to shoot a student at Huron High School. HURON TOWNSHIP A 15-year-old from Southgate has been arrested after threatening to shoot a student at Huron High School. It was specific to Huron High School and targeted a person that the suspect believed to be a student at the school. The Huron Township Fire Department also was on standby, in the event that medical care would be required during the release process. His name has not been released, but hes not a Huron High Schools student.monroenews.com
Your guide to the 2019 Ann Arbor Art Fair
ANN ARBOR - The Ann Arbor Art Fair is just around the corner and with nearly half a million visitors attending each year and more than 1,000 artists, it is the largest juried art fair in the country. The nonprofit fairs include:Ann Arbor Street Art Fair, the Original (60 years)Ann Arbor State Street Art Fair (52 years)Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair (50 years)Ann Arbors South University Art Fair (20 years)Each fair has its own jurying process and character. Last year, we observed both the Ann Arbor Street Art Fair, the Original and the Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair's jury sessions. Attendees view art made by Nicario Jimenez at his booth at the Ann Arbor Street Art Fair, The Original. For updates, you can find the Ann Arbor Art Fair on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.