Tripp Students Making a Difference
Meridian Students Join Millions in One Song
Six Projects Advance to Regional Science Fair
Congratulations to the fifteen Aptakisic students who competed in this year's D102 Science Fair, and a huge thank you to the judges who gave their time and knowledge to critique and provide feedback. Projects covered physics, behavioral science, botany, and environmental science. On March 5, eight of these students, presenting six projects, will compete in the Regional Science Fair at Niles North High School. View the results of the D102 Science Fair.
District 102 Announces New Three Year Teacher Contract
The Board of Education of Aptakisic-Tripp School District 102 and the Aptakisic-Tripp Education Association are pleased to announce the approval of a new three year contract for the 2016 - 2019 school years. The contract provides average salary increases of 4.12 percent, partially offset by the Association's concessions on retirement benefits and a change in health insurance costs which allows the district to continue to attract and retain top educators while ensuring the preservation of the district's strong financial condition.
Aptakisic Business Club Hosts Successful Volleyball Fundraising Event
The Yin Yang volleyball team clinched the title at the D102 Aptakisic Junior High teacher volleyball game on January 13 against the Rosenak Raptors. A goose-bump moment united everyone when seventh grader Addison Kaye sang the National Anthem a cappella with perfect poise. The AJHS band also added to the excitement as they played energizing, pump-up music when the team players were introduced.
McTeacher Night A Huge Success
Thank you to D102 staff, our PTO and Wheeling McDonald owner/operator Suzanne Conley for a successful McTeacher night on January 13. Teachers served delicious meals to students and families to raise money for District 102 PTO. They greeted guests, worked the front counter, served drinks and ice cream, cleared tables, sold pies and even dressed in a pie costume. Lots of McFun was had by all! Check out photos on https://www.facebook.com/district102/.
Tripp Third Graders Visit Futabakai School
Mrs. Yoon's third grade class writes to pen pals at the Futabakai School, a Japanese school in Arlington Heights. Twice a year, the students visit each other's school. In December, Tripp third graders visited Futabakai, played games with their pen pals, learned to write their name in Japanese, to say thank you in Japanese, and to use chopsticks. Thank you Mrs. Yoon for making a video about the Tripp and Futabakai School Exchange.
Meridian Students Present Business Plans
Sixth graders from Mrs. Eigenrauch and Mrs. Schneider's classes presented business plans to a panel of "Shark Tank" judges on December 8. These sixth grade pre-algebra students gained business planning experience. They researched an innovative product or service, calculated start-up costs, designed a company logo, produced advertisements, and calculated projected revenue and expenses.