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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.

D102 Alumna Presents at TEDx Youth Event

Stevenson Freshman Tanvee Patankar presented at the TEDx Youth event on November 15. The personal finance speech developed during her TED-Ed Club experience at Aptakisic Junior High helped earn her a spot at this local event. The presentations delivered at Lakes Community High School were streamed along with other similar events at sites around the world during TEDx Youth Day.

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Principals Report Progress with Project Based Learning Initiative

At the November Board/Admin Retreat, principals shared highlights from this year's Project Based Learning (PBL) initiative. In project based learning (PBL), students work to solve challenging problems that are authentic, curriculum-based, and often interdisciplinary. This type of learning is valuable because it is connected to something concrete and relevant.

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Kindergarten Pilot Allows for More Personalized Learning

Students involved in the At Risk Full Day Kindergarten Pilot are making wonderful progress. At the beginning of the school year, two percent of the pilot kindergarten students met minimal requirements in some areas. With two and a half months into the school year, more than 65% are meeting the minimal requirements in all four areas: letter naming, letter sounds, counting, and number recognition. "Our goal is for these kindergarteners to be at grade level when they enter first grade," noted Dr. Brua.

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Board Retreat Reflective of Positive Working Relationships

On November 10, Board members and district leaders spent an evening dedicated to conversation about current D102 efforts. "The retreat reflected the positive relationships, respect, and commitment our team members have for one another," noted Board President Ellyn Ross. "The expertise brought to the table in combination with effective working relationships contributes to our culture where children are empowered to learn, discover individual talents, and become leaders."

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Students Inform and Influence through Newsletter Writing

Aptakisic students are building strong writing skills one newsletter story at a time. The Aptakisic Insider, a monthly newsletter written by students, is directed by editor-in-chief and Language Arts teacher Craig Podolski. "The writing complements the district's writing program and initiative to make writing more relevant," noted Mr. Podolski. "Five junior high students contributed to the October issue, some to showcase their interests to a larger audience, others to persuade peers to read a favorite book. Writing to inform or influence a larger community, in contrast to writing a paper for class, makes writing more authentic.

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D102 Parent Workshop Focuses on Keeping Children Safe Online

On October, 29, Police Investigator Robert Broussard and Officer Ashley Krozel shared strategies to keep children safe online. As members of the Buffalo Grove Police Department, they identified warning signs and provided strategies to support children's safe use of the Internet and mobile devices. "I'm a parent too," noted Officer Krozel who is D102's School Resource Officer. "It takes a team to keep children safe. We want to protect your children and provide the support and information you need to guide

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D102's Academic Growth Increases in Both Reading and Math

The Board of Education continually emphasizes student growth by teaching to the whole child as opposed to focusing solely on high stakes test scores. When you view the 2013-2014 school report card available on Friday, you will see that D102's academic growth increased in both reading and math. We are proud of this, but continue to work on our five-year goals that were set by our community in 2010. They outline the importance of training and support to our teachers, whose focus is on academic growth and the personal well being of every child. More about academic growth

2013-2014 School Report Card Goes Live October 31

The Illinois State Board of Education's 2013-2014 School Report Card will be available on Friday, October 31 at http://illinoisreportcard.com/. Parents are invited to explore the report, which includes a complete picture of student learning and school climate in a consumer-friendly format. Read more about the new school report card.

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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