Aptakisic-Tripp CCSD 102

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                           Read how we're turning our Learning Vision into Action (LVIA).

D102 Students Build Skills to Solve Real-World Problems
Solving problems and understanding the influence of creativity and innovation have D102 students talking, planning, and designing. The newest addition to the science curriculum is Project Lead the Way (PLTW), a nationwide science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) curriculum for students in elementary and high school. Its ultimate purpose is to expose and build student-capacity in the field of engineering.


Fourth Grade Integrates iPad Where it Makes Sense
Tripp Co-Principal Mr. Michels and Pritchett Principal Dr. Moreland shared examples of how the fourth grade team is leveraging the iPad to enhance instruction and student learning. "Students read a passage on the iPad, take a picture of words they don't know, and post the words in Padlet," notes Mr. Michels. "Padlet allows the teacher to organize the words on the Interactive Whiteboard for all students to process together." The team has identified apps such as Padlet to support academic goals across the subjects and will also introduce Schoology, a communication tool used in the upper grades.

Elementary School Leaders Share Kindergarten Update
D102 staff truly appreciate the Board of Education's insight and support to roll out full day kindergarten this year. "The teachers value the extra time they have with the kindergarten students," notes Pritchett Assistant Principal Mrs. Schenk and Tripp Co-Principal Mrs. Bhardwaj. The two leaders highlighted the positive impact of full day, as well as the growth these kindergartners have already made during the first five weeks of school. The nine full-day kindergarten teachers, building leaders, and Dr. Brua work collaboratively and continue to make small adjustments to an outstanding first-year program. 

Pritchett Celebrates International Peace Day 
The International Day of Peace has been observed on September 21 since its inception in 1981. It is a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. This year's theme was "Partnerships for Peace - Dignity for All." It stresses the importance of all segments of society working together to strive for peace. Students in kindergarten through fourth grade created student-made pinwheels representing peace and placed them in the front of Pritchett School.

BGPD Helps with New Traffic Pattern at Tripp
On September 21, Tripp School began a new arrival and departure routine. The new plan calls for busses to line up on Fabish Drive, allowing parents to drive through the former front-circle bus loop on Highland Grove. The exit from the front circle on Highland Grove will be right turn only. The staff parking lot will be closed for public traffic. Dr. Dunkin acknowledged there are still logistics to work out such as minimizing the amount of time cars have to wait when the busses on Fabish have their arm-stops out to load and unload children. Already on day two the time is significantly reduced to under a two minute wait. Thank you parents and neighbors for your patience during this transition period and for having an eye toward the safety of our students. D102 sincerely appreciates the involvement and support of the BGPD as well.

Science Expert Models Next Generation Science Practices for K-5 Science Leadership Team
With Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) curriculum in grades six through eight in full swing, D102's Science SALT (Subject Area Leadership Team) has turned its attention to kindergarten through fifth grade. This team is in the middle of a three-year preparation process targeting full implementation of K-5 NGSS science units and practices in 2016-2017. 


Junior High Students Learn Historical Impact of 9/11 from Teacher and Military Stories
On September 1, Aptakisic teachers and visiting military shared stories about resilience, perseverance, and patriotism with our junior high students. Representatives from the Great Lakes Naval Station were among the adults who inspired students to appreciate the many opportunities to learn, to work hard, and to live in harmony in a diverse community. Students discussed and researched the events surrounding 9/11 and created tiles to glue on two six-foot towers. AJHS and district office staff contributed to the tile collage tower as well.

Aptakisic Band Performs with Stevenson
On September 11, Aptakisic band students spent an afternoon learning the SHS fight song and watching SHS musicians practice their half-time show. That evening, the 40 AJHS students sat in the end zone to watch football and accompany the high school band, as well as band members from the other SHS feeder schools. During the half-time show, our students paired themselves with a SHS band member to perform the fight song, and enjoyed two minutes of fame as they marched off the field. 

District Office
1231 Weiland Rd.
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
847-634-5334 Fax

Aptakisic Junior High
1231 Weiland Road
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
847-634-5347 Fax

Meridian Middle School
2195 Brandywyn
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
847-634-4229 Fax
Pritchett Elementary
200 Horatio Blvd
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
847-215-3259 Fax
Tripp Elementary
850 Highland Grove
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
847-215-3268 Fax
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Aptakisic-Tripp Community Consolidated School District 102 does not discriminate on the basis of disabilities in the admission or access to its programs or activities. We invite individuals requiring reasonable accommodation to contact the Superintendent's Office (847).353.5660) at least 48 hours before the scheduled meeting time.