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Happenings, history and news of the Prospect Park Neighborhood and Ypsilanti

From the Ypsilanti Public Schools 4-2-09

Posted by ppna on April 2, 2009

Date: April 2, 2009

To: Local media

From: Ypsilanti Public Schools

Subject: Highlights of district activities

Contact: Emma Jackson, Public Relations Director, 734/714-1202, ejackson@ypsd.org

Every Week (and more!) at YPS
*Spring break is April 6-13

Parent Night for incoming freshmen. Ypsilanti High School, 2095 Packard Rd., is hosting a Parent Night, 7 p.m. April 16 in the high school auditorium. Parents of current eighth grade students are encouraged to attend. High school counselors will be on hand to explain the curriculum, graduation requirements and the scheduling process. Details: (734) 714-1010.

Swim scholar. Ypsilanti High School senior Molly Krell has been recognized by the National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association as an Academic All American. Only 2% of the over 280,000 high school swimmers in the U.S. are recognized as high school All Americans and Molly joins this elite group. Besides being on the swim and dive teams, Molly plays soccer, is a member of the Wind Symphony-the top YHS band and the YHS Marching Band, is the coordinator of the YHS recycling program, member of Key Club-a service organization, and she is president of the National Honor Society.

Spring open houses. Incoming first graders and other new students wishing to tour the YPS elementary schools and meet the staff are invited to visit during the following dates:
April 16 – Estabrook 1555 W. Cross St.
April 21- Chapelle, 111 S. Wallace Blvd.
April 23 – Adams, 503 Oak St.
April 30 – Erickson, 1427 Levona St.
All open houses begin at 6:30 p.m. Details call (734) 714-1202.

PeNUT making impact. The Physical Education Nutrition (Pe-NUT ) grant was launched in the fall of 2008 and is making a positive impact on elementary students. Students are receiving regular healthy nutrition information in the classroom and healthy snack alternatives are being introduced on a regular basis. One class at Estabrook Elementary has carried the message into the hall, decorating lockers with food nutrition values. Details, contact Beth Darnell, Pe-NUT grant coordinator, (734) 262-1262.

Chapelle fitness. Sixteen girls in grades 3-5 at Chapelle Community School are participating in Girls on the Run, a program geared toward helping girls to better understand fitness, nutrition and the development of self esteem. The program consists of 24 lessons that will culminate in a 3.1 mile fun run, June 6. The activity is a collaborative effort between the Washtenaw County Health Department and Girls on the Run of SE Michigan. Details: Mark Larson, (734) 714-1714.

YHS Robotics team to complete this weekend. The FIRST (For Inspiration in Research, Science and Technology) in MI State Championship is April 2-4 at the Eastern Michigan University Convocation Center. The YHS Team 470 is one of 64 qualifying teams competing. Admission is free and open to the public. Details: (734) 714-1183.

Emma L. Jackson, Public Relations Director
Ypsilanti Public Schools
“Strong From Start to Finish”
(734) 714-1202
ejackson@ypsd.org

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