2019-2020 APPS Milestone Date Calendar

Good morning, Attached is a copy of the 2019-2020 Milestone Dates Calendar.  Please notice, we did add Friday, April 03, 2020 onto the Spring Break Schedule.   In the past, APPS had always scheduled “Good Friday” off of school before the traditional spring break.  This year, “Good Friday” falls within our scheduled spring break.  Through a positive negotiation process…

SAFE SCHOOLS TRAINING UPDATE

Good Afternoon, Your Safe Schools Modules are now available. You will login with your Google account. https://apps-mi.safeschools.com/login  or Allenparkschools.com then click Resources for staff, choose Safeschools in the list. If you have any questions or have trouble logging please let me know. Safe Schools are due by October 31, 2019. Alise Grant x1005 Human Resources Administrative Assistant Allen Park…

BID POOL RESULTS 2019

The following transfers occurred as the Bid Pool meeting held on May 16th, 2019 at 4:00 PM: Teacher Position Taken Position Vacated Beth Wesley Reading Specialist  – Arno 3rd Grade – Arno Lisa Smalley Phys-Ed – Arno/Bennie 4th Grade – Arno Diane Addonizio Reading Specialist – Lindemann 1st Grade – Lindemann Melissa Hool Science –…

Nearly 17,000 educators share perspectives in Launch Michigan statewide survey

PRESS RELEASE: Nearly 17,000 educators share perspectives in Launch Michigan statewide survey FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, March 20, 2019   LANSING, MI – Results from a statewide educator survey conducted last month were released on Wednesday, sharing extensive front-line perceptions from nearly 17,000 educators across the state. View the full survey report View the webinar recording…

Snow days extension in the works as bill moved to committee

  LANSING — After a rare blizzard and months of tricky winter weather, it is nearly testing season for Otsego County students. But as schools prepare students for tests like the Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-STEP) and SAT, teachers and staff are countering for missed days because of the weather. Katy Xenakis-Makowski, Johannesburg-Lewiston Area Schools…

44 applicants vie for state superintendent job

44 applicants vie for state superintendent job Jennifer Chambers, The Detroit NewsPublished 3:41 p.m. ET March 18, 2019 CONNECTTWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE Forty-four applicants are vying to become Michigan’s next state superintendent, state education officials said. (Photo: Melissa Phillip, AP) Lansing — Forty-four applicants are vying to become Michigan’s next state superintendent, state education officials said. Officials with the Michigan Department of Education said…

Gov. Whitmer: Boost Michigan schools by $507 million, with more for neediest students

Gov. Whitmer: Boost Michigan schools by $507 million, with more for neediest students Michigan’s governor’s first budget would seek increases for students who need more support to succeed, such as low-income children and special education students.  March 4, 2019  Ron French, Lindsay VanHulle  Talent & Education  Gov. Gretchen Whitmer SHARE THIS ON TWITTER FACEBOOK GOOGLE+ MAIL Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s…

Educators Call Whitmer Budget ‘A Historic Opportunity to Reinvest in Our Schools & Students’

Educators Call Whitmer Budget ‘A Historic Opportunity to Reinvest in Our Schools & Students’ LANSING — Educators across Michigan are hailing the proposed K-12 school-aid budget released by Governor Gretchen Whitmer today, calling it a bold vision for Michigan’s future and a historic opportunity to reinvest in our schools after years of budgets driven more by talking…

Love and Teaching: A Transformational Connection

Thank you Mrs. Sara Metzger (Principal, Bennie Elementary) for sharing this article with us.   Love and Teaching: A Transformational Connection   By Josh Parker “There’s no word in the language I revere more than ‘teacher.’ My heart sings when a kid refers to me as his teacher, and it always has. I’ve honored myself…

NWEA CELEBRATION VIDEO: Arno Elementary

NWEA Celebration On Feb. 7, Arno held its first NWEA Rewards Assembly to celebrate student achievement.  Students in grade 3-5 had an opportunity to earn an extra recess reward, and a certificate by either reaching their own personal growth goal, or meeting the grade level cut score or above on the NWEA assessment that was taken in…

THANK YOU SCHOOL COUNSELORS!

  School counselors play a key role in helping students and families make the most out of school and a student’s future. Thank you, school counselors, for all you do and the many hats you wear! Allen Park Public Schools Counseling Team: Patrice Mang, Counselor. APHS Tanya Duffy, Counselor. APHS  Allison Buttaccio, Counselor. APHS Kristin…

APHS GRADUATE 2016 CAMERON JOHNS recently received the American Chemical Society Leadership Institute Award from the American Chemical Society.

APPS ALUMNI RECEIVES LEADERSHIP AWARD! University of Detroit Mercy: Chemistry student receives American Chemical Society Leadership Institute Award.   Detroit Mercy student APHS GRADUATE 2016 CAMERON JOHNS recently received the American Chemical Society Leadership Institute Award from the American Chemical Society. Johns is the second student president of the Chemistry Club to receive this award.…

Over the last 15 years the adequacy of Michigan’s school funding has seriously eroded.

Published January 2019 91 Page Document. Executive Summary Michigan’s current school-funding system was established a quarter century ago with the passage of a major reform commonly known as Proposal A. The new system accomplished what it set out to do—it lowered property taxes and narrowed, but did not eliminate, revenue inequalities across districts. Proposal A also sharply restricted…

Study: Michigan ranks dead last in school funding growth

LANSING, Mich.— No other state tightened its education spending more than Michigan did over a 20-year period, according to a newly released study. Michigan State University said Wednesday that the state ranked dead last in total education revenue growth between 1995 and 2015. After adjusting for inflation, school revenue was 82 percent of what it…

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