The Board unanimously approved implementing Project Lead the Way (PLTW) for the 2015-2016 school year. Project Lead The Way's Gateway to Technology (GTT) program will be provided as encore courses (pursued by all students on a quarterly basis) to Meridian Middle School and Aptakisic Junior High School. In addition, PLTW Launch programs will be introduced in third and fourth grade Science units.
Meridian Students Reenact The Silk Road
Meridian sixth graders recently reenacted The Silk Road, an international trade route between China and the Mediterranean. Students bartered for goods not available in their own country and ventured through an obstacle course of mountains and deserts and braved wild animals and thieves as history came to life for a few hours on March 11.
Board Approves Registration Fees for 2015-2016 School Year
The Board of Education set registration fees at $75.00 per child for the 2015-2016 school year. This fee applies to students enrolled in half-day kindergarten and grades 1-8. It does not apply to the full day kindergarten enrichment program since that registration fee is included in the cost of tuition. The technology fee of $50.00 will remain in place for grades 5-8.
PARENT WORKSHOP: Social Conflict vs Bullying - Help Your Child Maintain Healthy Relationships with Peers
Parents are invited to a workshop at Aptakisic on Thursday, April 9 at 7:00pm. Renowned author Carrie Goldman will share her expertise and candid accounts of families
Washington, D.C. Trip Non-Stop Sight Seeing
Aptakisic students recently visited Washington, D.C. The trip was an exciting opportunity to explore our nation's history and government up close.
Congratulations to the 11 Aptakisic students who competed at the Regional Science Fair during the first week in March. Six projects and papers qualified for the State Science Fair in May. Four projects received Broadcom MASTERS Competition Nominations.
Two D102 Teachers Partner to Expand Learning
For a half hour each week, fourth graders in Mrs. Murdach's class work with a first grade buddy from Mrs. Amatangelo's class. These two Pritchett teachers wanted a multi-age learning experience focusing on expanded academic and social emotional learning opportunities.
Book Discussion Encourages Growth Mindset
Parents with children in D102's Gifted and Talented Education (GTE) program spent the evening of March 4 discussing Chapter 7 of Dr. Carol Dweck's book Mindset: The New Psychology of Success. Dr Dweck believes that for a person to fulfill his/her full potential, he/she must have the correct mindset, a growth mindset.