D102 has great teachers. Teachers who are perpetual learners; teachers who go above and beyond to ignite student learning; teachers who make learning fun, challenging, and engaging; teachers who inspire students to accomplish wondrous things, to feel successful, and to look forward to coming to school. Our teachers care about their students and strive to provide extraordinary learning experiences. We appreciate our teachers, the teaching profession, and learning for life. A huge thank you to our PTO and parents who made this week so special.
Recognizing Our Amazing Teachers During Teacher Appreciation Week, May 2-6
Amazing Leaders, New Administrative Roles
Orientation Helps Transition Students and Parents to New Grade, New School
D102 hosts many events throughout the year to assist students and families with transitions 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. On April 11, incoming fifth graders toured Meridian and learned more about co-curricular opportunities, school guidelines, and academics. On April 18, incoming 5th grade parents received a similar orientation. The orientation for incoming seventh grade parents is April 26 at Aptakisic Junior High School starting at 6:30pm.
D102 Students Receive 50% Discount When Registering for Summer Wonders
The Summer Wonders program is being offered June 8-July 15. D102 students will receive a 50% discount when using the code on the Summers Wonders flyer. Session I is June 8-17; Session II is June 20-24; Session III is June 27-July 1; and Session IV is July 5-15 at Meridian Middle School. The enrichment courses focus on the development of problem-solving skills, creativity, and critical thinking with projects and activities that evoke active, hands-on participation. Extended care is also available.
Changes in Administrative Roles for 2016-2017
Spring in a school district is a time of transitions as we prepare for the upcoming school year and bid farewell to valued colleagues. On April 11, the Board of Education approved three new administrative assignments for the 2016-2017 school year.
"We are excited for our staff, students, and families," notes Board Vice President Pelleg Graupe. "D102 is very fortunate to have talented leaders who are ready to take the helm so seamlessly." Congratulations to Eli Rogers, Aptakisic Principal; Greg Michels, Meridian Principal; and Mary Bhardwaj, Tripp Principal.
Mosaic Variety Show Benefit Night March 22
Aptakisic Junior High School will be hosting its 6th annual Mosaic Variety Show Benefit Night on Tuesday, March 22 at 7:00pm in the AHJS small gym. Seventh and eighth grade students will be sharing instrumental, vocal, dance, comedy, and art performances with family, friends, and community members. Read more.
Aptakisic Scholastic Bowl Team Earns Third Place in Challenge Division
Aptakisic's Scholastic Bowl team finished third in the Barrington Invitational Tournament Challenge Division on March 12. The Challenge Division is described as being "geared for teams that expect to win an IESA regional competition and vie for a sectional title," and thus involves many of the top teams in the state. The Aptakisic Eagles finished the day in a four-way tie for second place, which forced a playoff among the four teams. In the playoffs, Aptakisic defeated Quest Academy but lost to Keith Country Day School to claim the third place trophy. Congratulations to Billy Bratton, Daniel Ding, Akash Kumar, Arjun Nageswaran, and David Wallach.
Returning Student, Kindergarten Registration April 4 - May 5
On April 4, kindergarten and returning student registration will open for the 2016-2017 school year. Parents will receive a Snapcode needed to complete the required registration forms and to pay student fees.