Tappan Middle School

Ann Arbor Public Schools

  • WACC Cyber Security Assembly

    Tappan Middle School in conjunction with the  Washtenaw Area Council for Children (WACC) will be hosting a Cyber Safety virtual student assembly on Wednesday, November 11th, 2020 from 8:55 - 9:55 am. We know this is an asynchronous learning day, but wanted to provide students and families with this opportunity. Our goal in partnership with WACC is to help support and protect our students as they work and navigate social media in this virtual educational community. 
    A link for the assembly will be shared with your child's Homebase / Advisory teacher on November 11th, after attendance has been taken. 
    Parents, we highly encourage you to attend with your child if you are available as we will be discussing some of the social media platforms your students are using and features associated with those  platforms that will help you protect your kids from online predators. 
    Here is a write-up from WACC outlining all of the topics that will be shared during the assembly. 
    We look forward to once again partnering and supporting your students and families.
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  • Tappan Virtual Greeting

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  • Schoology

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Student Attendence 994-2016 / Student Records: 994-2012

  • Student Information & Attendance:

    Attendance, all grades:

    Mrs. Pettigrew  pettigrew@aaps.k12.mi.us  734-994-2016

    Records, all grades:

    Mrs. Wright  wrightn@aaps.k12.mi.us           734-994-2012

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  • Welcome to Tappan Middle School!

     Welcome to Tappan Middle School!  We are a school commUNITY that is dedicated to enriching the lives of our students.  We believe our students are capable of academic success.  The staff and faculty work diligently in an effort to provide a rigorous curriculum in a safe learning environment.

    The middle years can be fun and challenging for many students.  We pride ourselves in building authentic academic relationships with our students, while helping them to reach their greatest potential as they journey through their middle years.

    We pride ourselves in our diverse student population.  Students are ultimately enriching their own lives as they learn about and celebrate the differences in others.

    Link to Virtual Tour of Tappan 


    teach Mission Statement:  

    The mission at Tappan is to come together to design a school community where everyone will have fun, love learning, want to excel, achieve to their potential, and care for each other. We will accomplish this mission in the following ways:

    • The Tappan community will work together to keep students challenged and excited about learning. All students will set challenging goals which they will achieve each year.  Students will be involved in decision-making at Tappan. 
    • The Tappan community will continuously engage in quality, timely, and effective communication and dialogue.
    • Tappan will be a secure community where people respect and care for each other and break down barriers that prevent progress towards high achievement for all students.


    Vision Statement:  

    Tappan Middle School will be a rigorous learning environment where there are high academic and behavioral expectations for all students, and where all students achieve at high levels under the facilitation of skilled, effective, culturally competent educators. 



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Tappan History

  • History of Tappan Middle School

    Our School was built in 1951 and named in honor of Mr. Henry Phillip Tappan, the first President of the University of Michigan (1852).  Henry Phillip Tappan was a Reverend, educator and philosopher.  Of strong conviction and personality, he found compromise difficult, if not impossible.  Dr. Tappan resigned from the University of Michigan in 1863.  He is known as a distinguished thinker and has authored several books.  Tappan Elementary School was built on East University Ave., Ann Arbor, in 1885.  It was sold to the University of Michigan in the 1920s and renamed East Hall.  Burns Park Elementary School built in 1925, was originally Tappan Junior High.  In 1951, Tappan moved from the Burns Park location and took its name with it.


     (Source:President as Poet: a Note on the Life of Henry Philip Tappan, Part 4 & http://davetgc.com/Ann_Arbor_School_History.html).



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