Adrian Public Schools in Adrian, Michigan. Go Maples! Adrian Public Schools is a district where students, parents, educators and our community collaborate in providing a dynamic, relevant, and rigorous global curriculum in a safe environment that fosters imagination, problem-solving, and innovation to create a better world...one child at a time.
Mission: The mission of Adrian Public Schools is to provide, in partnership with parents and our community, quality educational opportunities that challenge students to excel academically and socially to become contributing citizens.
Operating as usual
Free Covid Testing Monday and Wednesday:
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Join the Jackson College Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration MONDAY, JAN. 18 – 6 p.m.
Keynote – “Hope, Inspire, Believe.”
Presented by Rejji Hayes, executive vice president and chief financial officer for CMS Energy and Consumers Energy
Our keynote speaker for the evening will be CMS Energy executive Rejji Hayes, who will offer words of inspiration for the evening, “Dr. King’s Dream for Today.” The 2021 King Medal of Service will be presented posthumously to Benny Poole, who passed away in December. Poole was a lifelong musician who continued to play and entertain with his beloved saxophone into his 90s. He used his talent to build bridges and bring people together, especially for his hometown of Jackson.
Here is the final song from the Springbrook 7th &8th grade band concert-Feliz Navidad. Bravo kids!!!
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See some of the amazing work in the Arts done by Adrian Public Schools students this fall.
Congratulations to the APS artists that have been selected to have their artwork represented in the Adrian Public Schools Downtown Exhibition. The artwork will be on display in the sidewalk windows of downtown Adrian businesses.
A big thank you goes out to our downtown community partners that have supported this first round of spectacular student art. We look forward to strengthening our partnerships with local businesses.
***Please note that the work at Sieler Water Systems won't be up until after December 29th.***
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Congrats to the following two APS applications were selected by the MEC customer grant committee for funding of teacher grants.
Jodi Ford/Springbrook MS Alternative Ed Program: $2,293.50 for Life Skills Curriculum
This grant will be used to purchase evidence-based life skills curricula geared specifically for at-risk middle school students - which includes anger management, gang prevention, and life skills topics such as drugs, learning strategies, self esteem, healthy life choices and dropout prevention. All of these issues have amplified during our current social climate and pandemic-related issues. These materials will be used with our most vulnerable students enrolled in a middle school alternative education program who have significant barriers to their academic success. By formally teaching and talking about these barriers, we can hopefully have a positive impact not only on their success at school, but more importantly, on their lives as well.
Kristy Thompson/Springbrook MS Special Education Teacher: $187.20 for Earbuds
All students are using chromebooks this year that were provided by the school. Many of them do not have or cannot afford headphones/earbuds. I would like to be able to provide our students with special needs earbuds for use with their chromebooks.
Attention Adrian High School Seniors!!!
APS is accepting bids for the former McKinley School property at 726 Elm Street. Those interested should contact Kathy Westfall at 517-264-6647 for bid specifics or email [email protected]
Still free COVID testing slots available Saturday and Monday for those that need it through the Lenawee County Health Department
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Many people during this time of year look for local gift certificates. This is an amazing option to support our local Adrian Area Businesses with Gift Certificates that work at multiple locations across our community.
Special “Our Town” gift card match with the Adrian Area Chamber of Commerce and Consumers Energy doubles your money and gives our small businesses a boost this holiday season. For example, buy $50 and get $100 in Adrian Area Chamber Bucks to use at a participating downtown business. While supplies last.
Our Chamber Bucks Program will launch Friday! Keep an eye out here for details and how to purchase! The match is on your first 5 purchased certificates.
Chamber Bucks are gift certificates that can be redeemed at participating Chamber Member businesses. While the match is limited the program will continue.
For your listening pleasure this morning. This is a clip of the Adrian High School Lady Blues preparing for a show last fall. Go, Maples!
Disclaimer: This video was from the fall of 2018 (Pre-Covid)
MARTINA MATHISEN SHARES THE STORY BEHIND AMERICAN CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS
ADRIAN, MI - Educational entertainer Martina Mathisen will share the stories behind a collection of American Christmas traditions in her virtual program, 'Twas the Night Before Christmas: American Christmas Traditions. This free program is presented for the Adrian District Library on Tuesday, December 14, at 4:00 p.m.
Exploring traditions such as why people kiss under the mistletoe and why Santa acquired his red suit, Mathisen will uncover the reasons behind several Christmas traditions, including why we decorate Christmas trees and why poinsettias became such widely used decorations.
Mathisen’s theatrical performance provides a dynamic approach to teaching history.
“Martina’s portrayal of a period character adds an element of theatre to the otherwise educational program,” said Adult and Teen Services Librarian Jennifer Noble at the Adrian District Library. “I look forward to learning the intriguing stories behind some of our more common Christmas traditions.”
Registration with an email is required for this virtual event.
A Zoom invitation will be sent out on the afternoon of the event. No library card is necessary to register.
For more information, contact the library at 517-265-2265 or send an email to [email protected]. The Adrian District Library is located in downtown Adrian at 143 E. Maumee St. The library is open regular hours to the public. Face coverings are required to enter the library.
Congratulations, Coach MacNaughton. Go, Maples!
lenconnect.com ADRIAN — Coming in off of a year where the Adrian boys cross country team had its best finish at states in decades, Tom MacNaughton would have to do
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National Honor Society students Gwendolyn Frolich, Hunter Davies, Michael Tan, Jared Staib, and Max Rhames took part in decorating the group's Christmas tree down at Comstock Park. Maple pride!!!
In Ms. Robbins' Art & Design class, Adrian High School students finished out the 1st Trimester creating paper mache 3D letters. Great job, Maples!
LIBRARIES AND ADRIAN SYMPHONY PRESENT FREE VIRTUAL CHILDREN’S CONCERT
The Adrian Symphony Orchestra (ASO) will present “Do Unicorns Have Two Horns?” a free virtual interactive Music Moves Me concert for young children and their families. Music Moves Me is a collaboration between the ASO and the Adrian District Library, the Tecumseh District Library, and the Stair District Library in Morenci.
Designed especially for children ages two through six and their families, Music Moves Me is a 30-minute program featuring short solo selections by ASO horn player Colleen Conway and pianist Wynne Marsh. Caryn Sieler, a music and movement specialist and owner of Lenawee’s Heart & Soul Art & Music Studio, leads the interactive program of rhymes, songs, and a picture book that inspires movement and careful listening. The featured book is Uni the Unicorn and the Dream Come True by Amy Rosenthal.
The link to the recorded concert is available on each library’s website. A limited number of Concert Participation Kits are available to pick up at each library. The kit includes unicorn activity pages plus a scarf and stuffed unicorn to use while watching the concert. Contact a participating library to reserve a kit.
This activity is supported by the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional support from the Kappa Kappa Epsilon sorority.
Contact a participating library or visit its website for more information about Music Moves Me, to reserve a Participation Kit, or to find out current COVID related restrictions.
The Adrian District Library is located at 143 E. Maumee St. in downtown Adrian and can be reached at 517-265-2265. The Tecumseh District Library is located at 215 N. Ottawa near downtown Tecumseh and can be reached at 517-423-2238. The Stair District Library is located at 228 W. Main St. in Morenci and can be reached at 517-458-6510.
Learn more about the opportunities students can participate in at the LISD- VO-TECH Program. Watch this video https://youtu.be/9wTl-9zMa6Q
Attention Sophmores and Juniors interested in going to Vo-Tech.
Students and Parents, join us for CareerCon on November 30th from 7-8:30PM to learn about next steps available following graduation including on-the-job training, apprenticeships, tuition reimbursement, and job opportunities available in Lenawee County. Register at lenaweenow.org/CareerCon.
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Congratulations to Adrian High School Senior, Day’Anna Marr, on signing with Michigan State University.
Marr, a State Champion in the high jump and long jump for the Maples, will continue her Track and Field career as a Spartan. Congratulations, Day!
The Kiwanis Club of Adrian, Adrian Public Schools and Alpha Koney Island will serve a complimentary community dinner on Thanksgiving Day from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The meals will be available for pick-up at the Drager Head Start Building, on the corner of Church and Division Streets. Guests need to enter through the Frank Street entrance.
Those residing at Friendship Place, Riverview Terrace or Maple Village may place orders for delivery by contacting their building manager. Meals on Wheels Clients can order by calling the Lenawee Department on Aging. All other meals will be carry-out only at the Drager Head Start Building - Use the Frank Street Entrance.
Due to current restrictions, there will not be dine-in service this year. All are invited to come and pick up carry-out dinners for themselves and their family.
An exciting opportunity for students to participate in an Astronomy course through one of our wonderful community partners, PlaneWave Instruments.
To register, please click on the link below and sign up for an introductory Zoom meeting on Thursday, November 19th at 6:30 pm.
Thank you to Mr. Steve Antalek and the Adrian High School Choir for this wonderful rendition of our Alma Mater.
As we enter the weekend, remember the importance of staying safe as we continue to forge ahead during these unprecedented times.
Students at Prairie Elementary are staying active in Mr. Comstock's PE class as they work on their jump rope skills. The importance of health and wellness during times like this is paramount, and we're excited students are actively engaged in their physical fitness. Go Maples!
Alexander 5th-grade teacher Mrs. Hughes, along with some of her students, presented WLEN and representatives from the local American Legion Post 97, with a check for $529.19 to support the Thank A Vet program. This program, sponsored by WLEN and Housing Help of Lenawee, supports local veterans in need. Thank you to all of the students and families who helped with donations. Way to show your Maple Pride!
Happy Veterans Day!
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Students and Parents, join Adrian Public Schools for CareerCon on November 30th from 7-8:30PM to learn about next steps available following graduation including on-the-job training, apprenticeships, tuition reimbursement, and job opportunities available in Lenawee County. Register at lenaweenow.org/CareerCon
On this date in 1975 the Edmund Fitzgerald sank a massive storm on Lake Superior. The last ship to have contact with the vessel was the Arthur M. Anderson. The Anderson still sales on the Great Lakes to this day and was tracked passing Whitefish Point this morning. You can track the Arthur M. Anderson's path using the link below.
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Elementary students across the district are exploring their artistic and creative sides with art teacher, Mrs. Eichorn. Apple trees, berry pies, Owls, and fall leaf drawings are all pieces of art being created by students. Great job, Maples!
Key Club Members got together today for raking leaves of the homes of senior citizens whose names were given to us from the Department of Aging.
Key Club will be at it again Sunday.
Members present for Saturday were Molly Marquez, Michael Flores and Claire Rhames. Go Maples!
ADRIAN PLACES 6TH AT STATE CHAMPIONSHIP FOR DIVISION 2! GREAT JOB MAPLES!
2020 Adrian Community Turkey Drive
"Together we can help those in need."
The Turkey drive will run from October 25, 2020 - November 20, 2020. We can once again make a big difference for Adrian Public School's low-income families for Thanksgiving and beyond. The need is great this year as families have been greatly impacted by the global pandemic. Due to Covid, we will only be providing food coupons. Your donation will help provide the student(s)/families a full turkey dinner at a local grocery store.
Please make checks payable to Springbrook Middle School or donate online by using the following link:
Wishing you all a great Thanksgiving Holiday!
Nate Parker, Angela Pooley, Jane Raab and Amy Johnson
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This School was under construction in September of 1953 and is still standing renamed the Piotter Center.Looking back through history there were some really great people educated there and went on to colleges to further their life skills.We
JC/LISD Academy is a public middle college program for Lenawee County students, located on the campuses of LISD TECH Center and Jackson College.
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The mission of Adrian Public Schools is to provide, in partnership with parents and our community, quality educational opportunities that challenge students to excel academically and socially to become contributing citizens.
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