Category Archives: education

Briarwood Mall Announces Simon Youth Foundation Scholarships

Briarwood Mall

Do you have a high school senior that is looking for scholarships for college? Check out the information below from Briarwood Mall about the Simon Youth Foundation Scholarship. Simon Youth Foundation seeks applicants for $1 million in scholarships Ann Arbor, MI – Briarwood Mall is once again proud to help a deserving graduating senior pay for college. Simon Youth Foundation, a […]

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Winter & Spring Break Schedules through 2022

Winter & Spring Break Schedules

By Michigan law, all school districts in a county must share a common Winter Break and Spring Break. Ann Arbor Public Schools is part of the Washtenaw Intermediate School District (WISD). WISD has announced their Winter Break and Spring Break Schedules for 2017/18 through 2021/22. Note, at first glance there appears to be a discrepancy between the dates sent out by AAPS and WISD. The dates are consistent, […]

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2017 Ann Arbor Preschool Guide

2017 Ann Arbor Preschool Guide

If you have a child who will be 3-5 this fall, it is time to start looking for preschools for the 2017-2018 school year. Our 2017-2018 Ann Arbor Preschool Guide is sponsored by Apple Garden Playschools. Thank you also to the Preschools who purchased upgraded listings. Preschool Guide Sponsored by Apple Playschools The curriculum at Apple Playschool’s preschools and kindergartens is Reggio-inspired and […]

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The Homework Debate – Our Experiences and My Thoughts

Homework Debate - Working on Homework

We’re halfway through the second week of school, and I’m starting to see two debates – homework and recess. I’ll have the recess debate for another day.  With my daughter starting 5th grade, we have had all sorts of homework situations. Personally, I see both sides of the homework debate. When my daughter was in 2nd grade, I was thrilled when her teacher said […]

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Back To School – General Information for Ann Arbor Public Schools

Back to School Information for Ann Arbor Public Schools

Now that it’s August, it’s time to start thinking of Back to School. Since Ann Arbor Public Schools is the largest school system in our area (and where my daughter attends), I am starting to compile information for Back to School. My daughter is entering 5th grade this year, so this is our sixth back to school season.  I know when […]

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“Star” Gazing This Week

International Space Station

This is a great week for “Star” gazing in the Ann Arbor area. Why do I have quotes around the Star? Because neither of the big sighting opportunities this week are for Stars. Tonight Mars will be visible and there are several upcoming chances to see the International Space Station. Mars Sighting I have to thank Facebook for inserting a notice about observing Mars […]

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Bookstock 2016 – Metro Detroit’s Largest Used Book Sale

Bookstock 2016 - May 15-22 - Laurel Park Place, Livonia

Last month I was invited to lunch at WDIV (Channel 4) to learn more about Bookstock 2016 which is happening this weekend. About Bookstock 2016 Bookstock is Metro Detroit’s largest non-profit used book and media sale. It is held at Livonia’s Laurel Park Place which is a convenient drive from Ann Arbor. Proceeds from the sale benefit charitable literacy and education […]

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