Dr. Patricia P. Green
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2010-11 News & Events
You may have already had some discussions with your son or daughter about post-high school education and career opportunities. If you haven’t, it’s not too early to begin. To assist you in this task, Ann Arbor Public Schools have scheduled their 26th annual College & Career Fair at Pioneer High School on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 from 6:00 - 8:00 P.M. Representatives from colleges all over the nation and businesses from the Ann Arbor area will be present to meet with you, answer your questions and provide you with pertinent literature. The colleges and businesses will have tables in the cafeteria, which is located near the clock-tower entrance to Pioneer High School. This night will provide your family with up-to-date information and enable you to make a person-to-person contact with college and business representatives. We look forward to seeing you there.
College & Career Fair Committee
Washtenaw International High School is a free, public, consortium high school for students in participating Washtenaw County school districts. It will open in the Fall of 2011 to its first group of ninth grade students.
The school will provide a challenging, student-centered, inquiry-based sequence of courses with an emphasis on international understanding, cultural identity and the taking of multiple perspectives. It will be a program that emphasizes rigorous academic standards in disciplinary and interdisciplinary knowledge. The school has been designed to meet all International Baccalaureate requirements for teacher training, course design and assessment frameworks. We will begin the process of authorization for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program in the spring of 2011.
Attendance at one of the student parent enrollment meetings is required for students to apply for the program. Please plan to attend one of the following sessions:
Information sessions will be held at:
Washtenaw International High School (WIHS)
For more information, please call 734-994-8100 x1263, or visit the web site at http://www.wihi.org/
Community Invited to Reception on December 3 to Celebrate Completion of the 2004 Comprehensive School Improvement Plan
The Ann Arbor Public Schools Community is invited to Pioneer High School's new, expanded cafeteria on December 3, at 6:30 p.m., to celebrate the completion of the 2004 Comprehensive School Improvement Plan. Come see, firsthand, the improvements made possible with community support.
Pioneer High School Cafeteria
Download the Fall 2010 Progress Report (975kb PDF)
Eastern Michigan University is hosting an information meeting about the Early College Alliance program for interested students (current 9th and 10th graders) and their parents. The meeting will be held on Thursday, Dec. 2, from 7:00-8:30pm in the Little Theater at Pioneer High School. For full details, please download the information session flyer (274kb PDF), or visit http://www.emich.edu/eca.
ANN ARBOR – Plans are being explored to create a K-8 campus between Mitchell Elementary School and Scarlett Middle School in Ann Arbor through a partnership between the Ann Arbor Public Schools and the University of Michigan School of Education. This partnership would serve as setting for the development of new ideas and approaches to enhancing student achievement, teacher learning, and teaching practices. A balanced school year calendar is being considered that could include a shorter summer break and “inter-session” breaks for academic enrichment or vacations at intervals throughout the year.
Scarlett and Mitchell schools are located west of Carpenter Road, south of Packard in Pittsfield Township. (Enter south off of Packard at the traffic signal at Fernwood Avenue to reach both schools.)
The Washtenaw County Public Health Department has seen an increase in the number of reported cases of pertussis ("Whooping Cough") in 2010 and it is now at epidemic levels. Pertussis is a very contagious disease of the respiratory tract, and requires antibiotics for treatment. Please download the following Fact Sheets from the Public Health Department for more information on how you can prevent your family from contracting this illness:
Kiplinger.com Cites AAPS Among Reasons Ann Arbor is on its "10 Great Cities For Raising Families" List
Kiplinger.com has included Ann Arbor, MI, in its August 2010 "10 Great Cities for Raising Families" list. Cited among the reasons for Ann Arbor's inclusion is the excellence of the public school system: "The Ann Arbor Public School District is consistently ranked one of the best in the country, and its students score far above average on state and national standardized tests." Ratings were based on job growth, healthy economies, local culture, quality of schools, crime rates, and access to parks and recreation.
To read the full article, please visit http://www.kiplinger.com/features/archives/10-great-cities-for-raising-families.html
As a part of their annual Top Cities survey, GreatSchools.com selected Ann Arbor Public Schools as one of the Top 10 public school districts in mid-sized cities in the United States. Ratings were based on a combination of GreatSchools ratings and data from the National Assessment for Educational Progress.
To read the full article, Best Cities to Live and Learn, please visit http://www.greatschools.org/find-a-school/moving/top-cities-2010.gs?content=2331
Washtenaw Intermediate School District (WISD) is holding a Bus Driver Job Fair this Saturday, July 31, 2010 from 9 a.m.-noon at WISD’s Teaching and Learning Center Building located at 1819 S. Wagner Rd. in Ann Arbor (between Liberty and Scio Church). Full-time, part-time and substitute bus drivers for school districts in Washtenaw County for this school year are needed.
Free training will be provided. If successful candidates work for at least 90 days, they will receive compensation for the training.
A valid driver’s license and a good driving record is required. Desirable qualities include confidence in driving larger vehicles and ability to interact effectively with students and parents.
For more information, visit www.wash.k12.mi.us and click on the school bus or contact WISD Human Resources at (734) 994-8100, x 1316.
Or to avoid long lines at the Job Fair, you can apply online. Go to www.wash.k12.mi.us and click on the school bus.