Aptakisic-Tripp CCSD 102

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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.

Registration and Residency Verification for 2014-2015 School Year

Find details about registration and residency verification at http://www.d102.org/district/registration.html.

D102 Leaders Learn from PBL Experts

For a week in June, seven D102 leaders attended intense training at the fourth annual PBL World conference in California. The workshops encompassed Project Based Learning (PBL) and provided a framework to develop and implement PBL. D102 administrators received and provided feedback making connections with national experts from the Buck Institute for Education (PBL design pioneers) and educational leaders committed to PBL from across the United States and around the world. D102 identified PBL as the next step in its mission to personalize learning for the whole child through its annual Learning Vision Into Action (LVIA) goals.


Board Commends PTO for Generous Support

D102’s PTO provides wonderful activities throughout the year to enrich our family community and raise funds for educational needs and materials. At the July Board of Education meeting, PTO presented a check for $73,448.50. The money will be used for the Athletics/Fine Arts/Extracurricular departments, BASIC Awareness program,


Youtube Video Shows Just How Persuasive D102 Students Can Be

D102 teachers are using innovative activities for instruction such as this sixth grade English Language Arts teacher Tim McNamara's court case. Checkout the two-minute video showing the many roles students' played during the trial. Thank you to Aptakisic students Shanky Bala, Vish Dhathathriyan, and Pujan Rawal for their hard work in editing the video.

Summer School and Summer Wonder's Program Staff Thank Parents

D102 extends its heartfelt appreciation to all the parents with children in the summer programs. Thank you for your patience and understanding during construction, especially during pick-up, which can be the longest ten minutes as more than 500 children from Summer School and Summer Wonders' programs depart either by bus or car. Classes run through July 18 with no school on Friday, July 4. View details and phone numbers. Main #847-353-5510.

Mrs. Morales Named Aptakisic's New Assistant Principal

On June 9, the Board of Education named Kelly Morales as the new Aptakisic Assistant Principal to succeed Paul Ruffino who leaves after June 29 to become principal at John Middleton Elementary School in Skokie SD 73-1/2. Mrs. Morales was selected through an extensive interview process and brings comprehensive experience and training in management, curriculum, and teaching to her new leadership role.


D102 to Take Advantage of New Student Apple ID Program for iPad 1-1

This spring, Apple, Inc., introduced a program which allows school districts to request Apple ID accounts for students to support mobile learning initiatives. The new Apple IDs for Students program will benefit students, parents and the district by providing better distribution and management, supporting parental involvement in their child's iPad use, and giving students more control and flexibility in managing the district-provided iPad. More to come. View Apple's ID program.

Pilot Spelling Program a Hit, Teachers Share Details with Board

At the June 9 Board of Education meeting, representatives from the English Language Arts (ELA) Subject Area Learning Team (SALT) introduced a new phonics, spelling, and vocabulary program called Words Their Way. First grade teacher Katie Cardella and fourth grade teacher Heidi Priestley piloted Words Their Way this year with great success.


Board Approves New Teen Health Series

The Physical Education (PE) Subject Area Learning Team (SALT) established clear health learning targets that are aligned to rubrics and integrated throughout a student's PE experiences. Health and PE teachers examined the materials currently in use and determined that more current health materials were needed.

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.