Orientations Help Students (and Parents) Transition to New Grade, New School
D102 hosts many events throughout the year to assist students and families in transitioning to the next grade level. Whether students are moving from first to second grade, from an elementary school to middle school, or from middle school to the junior high, teachers, administrators and even students provide tours and information to prepare students and parents for the next endeavor.
When fifth graders in Kevin Gow and Kelly Gruebnau's classes discussed goals for this year's Social-Emotional Learning, the majority voted to study childhood obesity. The students wanted to show the importance of staying fit from a young age.
Students in Meridian's sixth grade science classes recently built roller coasters out of paper to learn more about Isaac Newton's three laws of motion, which describe the concepts of force, mass, and inertia.
National Association to Honor D102’s Music Program on May 20
The NAMM Foundation has named District 102 among the Best Communities for Music Education in the United States. D102 was one of only 388 school districts across the nation (and one of six districts in Illinois) to receive this prestigious award. A special concert on May 20
CEO of Mad Lab Industries Inspires D102 Students
In April, students from the Aptakisic Aviation Explorers Club had the honor of meeting and learning from the CEO of Mad Lab Industries, Don Miller. Mad Lab is a company that designs and manufactures Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV's). Read the news article at Chicago Tribune.
Pritchett and Tripp Parade Vocabulary Words
As part of D102's "push in" Gifted and Talented Education (GTE) language arts activities, Pritchett and Tripp hosted a Third Grade Vocabulary Parade. GTE teachers Mrs. Connor and Ms. Kos read "Miss Alaineus: Vocabulary Disaster,"
Pritchett's Student Council hosted a food drive this past week for a local food pantry in Lake County.