AJHS girls and boys interested in engineering, flying, or any aspect of aviation are encouraged to join Aptakisic's Aviation Explorers Club. It is a 26-week program which includes building, programming, and flying quadcopters and more. Enrollment forms may be picked up from the AJHS office and are due Monday, October 20.
AJHS Students Interested in Engineering, Aviation? Club Application Due Oct. 20
Schoology's Facebook-Like Feature Efficient Communication Tool for School Clubs
Aptakisic offers an array of sports and co-curricular activities. Communication and discussion about these clubs happens on Schoology, an online communication tool that mirrors Facebook. Club leaders form a group on Schoology and students join it to see up-to-date information, make comments, post photos, and even "like" comments/posts. Schoology is our learning management system and communication hub for classroom materials, assignments, homework, collaboration, and updates for fifth through eighth graders.
October 29 Parent Workshop: Online and Mobile Phone Safety
Buffalo Grove Police Investigator Robert Broussard and Officer Ashley Krozel will help parents identify warning signs and provide strategies to support children's safe use of the Internet and mobile devices. This free parent workshop is on Wednesday, October 29 at Aptakisic Junior High School from 7:00-8:30pm. Walk-ins are welcome, but RSVPs help us plan: firstname.lastname@example.org or 847-353-5665.
D102's Amazing Cross Country Runners
Science Fair Projects Allow Students to Dig Deeper, Explore Interests
Make Exercise A Healthy Habit, AJHS Fitness Room Open, Tripp Challenge
Bodies were meant to be in motion. We see it in toddlers who do not stop until they drop, in children who cannot sit still in class, and in teenagers who have endless energy. As children grow, healthy exercise habits become increasingly important to staying physically fit. Consider this for your junior high student. The Aptakisic Fitness Room will be open for junior high students after school
Aptakisic CIS Earns Google Education Trainer Certification
Congratulations to Creative Innovative Specialist Charlene Chausis who recently earned Google Education Trainer certification. This rigorous training, achievement as a Google certified teacher in 2008, and her expertise in innovative technology is another example of D102's drive to learn and purposefully integrate technology into everyday learning. Mrs. Chausis collaborates with Google education trainers around the world who offer professional development to districts using Google Apps for Education, such as District 102.