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"Every day, every student will come to school and be met with learning opportunities at his or her personal developmental level in all subject areas. He or she will leave school having been challenged, feeling successful, and looking forward to tomorrow." Read how we're turning our Learning Vision into Action (LVIA). View outcomes on our Scorecard.

Illinois State Board of Education Launches Hot-Topics Website

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) is making it easier to understand and learn more about major initiatives such as Common Core, PARCC 2015, 5-Essentials Survey, a Redesigned School Report Card, Teacher Evaluations and more. The new ISBE Hot Topics-Fall 2014 website provides an overview of these current efforts that are transforming teaching and learning. Visit http://www.isbe.net/hot-topics2015.htm

First Institute Day Inspires Teachers

"I am proud to be part of D102's close family culture which focuses on preparing the whole child for the future," noted Board of Education member Jeremy Galfield at the August 20 Teacher Institute Day. As a former teacher, he read Stand Tall Molly Lou Melon and asked teachers to reach out to the child who needs extra encouragement to believe in him/herself.

Project Based Learning Introduced to Teachers on Institute Day

Meridian and Aptakisic teachers spent nearly seven hours with PBL expert Dayna Laur, author of Authentic Learning Experiences: A Real-World Approach to Project-Based Learning, during the Teacher Institute Day in August. They learned how Project Based Learning (PBL) will take our rich content and connect it to college, career, and the world beyond. When teaching to the whole child, PBL ignites a purpose in students by providing an experience to help lessons make sense.

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D102 Summer School Huge Success

More than 870 students attended summer school to improve or nurture academic interests. Some strengthened their reading, writing, mathematical, science and communication sills through Bridges, English Learners Language, or Extended School Year camps. Others advanced interests and talents through Summer Wonders classes. 

Eighth Graders Help Distribute iPads, Guide Peers with Set-Up

On August 18, AJHS students began picking up their iPads for the 2014-2015 school year. Eighth graders volunteered to work one of the five iPad set-up stations during Aptakisic's two-day distribution. Helping with the process provided an invaluable learning opportunity for students, as well as a way to earn service hours toward National Junior Honor Society requirements. Students at Meridian will be receiving iPads after school starts. Read more about D102's Personal Technology Initiative at https://sites.google.com/a/d102.org/pti//.

New Staff Orientation Focuses on Annual Action Goals, Teaching the Whole Child

Board member Alan Rubenstein gave the opening address at new teacher orientation. "The Board of Education is very proud of the district's focus on the whole child," noted Mr. Rubenstein. This orientation was a cumulative learning experience for new teachers that began with Dr. Brua's new-teacher summer academy courses. Staff met their mentors and then spent the afternoon preparing their classrooms. Everyone is ready and looking forward to meeting students on the first day of school.

PTO Welcomes D102 Families, Invites Parents to First Meeting September 9

PTO provides family-fun events to promote a sense of community; hosts guest presenters to enrich students' educational experiences; and organizes fundraisers to subsidize educational needs and materials. There are many ways to become involved. Find out more at the first PTO meeting on September 9 at 7:00pm in the District Office Conference Center (DOCC). Visit http://d102.org/pto/ for details.

Volunteers Needed for September 2-3 Book Fair and September 12 Party in the Park

BOOK FAIR: PTO needs volunteers to help with the Meridian Book Fair on (August 29 set-up) and September 2 (8:00am-8:30pm) or September 3 (8:00am-2:30pm) for 1 1/2 hour slots. Contact Patti Ismail at ptismail@aol.com or 847-821-0362 or Lauren Lieberman at lg22lieb@gmail.com or 847-899-6512. PARTY IN THE PARK: PTO will be welcoming all D102 families to a new school year during its first big event, Party in the Park, on Friday, September 12 from 4:30-8:00pm

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District Office
1231 Weiland Rd.
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
847-353-5650
847-634-5334 Fax

Aptakisic Junior High
1231 Weiland Road
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
847-353-5500
847-634-5347 Fax

Meridian Middle School
2195 Brandywyn
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
847-955-3500
847-634-4229 Fax
Pritchett Elementary
200 Horatio Blvd
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
847-353-5700
847-215-3259 Fax
Tripp Elementary
850 Highland Grove
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
847-955-3600
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.

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