Aptakisic-Tripp CCSD 102

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                           Read how we're turning our Learning Vision into Action (LVIA).

Engineering Modules Added to D102's Science Curriculum
Beginning this year, D102 will expand upon Next Generation Science Standards for Engineering through the introduction of Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Launch units in third and fourth grade and Gateway Engineering and Biomedical curriculum in grades five through eight. Project Lead The Way provides a comprehensive approach to STEM education.

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Bilingual Parents Gain Clarity in Navigating D102
On August 12, D102 leaders and parents met with bilingual families new to District 102 schools. The parents learned about school events, extracurricular activities, school and community resources, and D102's English Learners (EL) program. Students who speak English as a second language participate in a regular classroom with additional EL instruction

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Staff Inspired during Summer 'Learning on Fire' Institute
Imagine being engaged in the very method of instruction you have set out to study! In July, D102's staff had the opportunity to do just that during a three-day Project Based Learning (PBL) workshop called Learning on Fire Institute (LoFI). Teachers from all four schools pursued a deeper understanding of how to engage the whole child through the development and implementation of PBL. Teachers came with ideas and left with fully-developed PBL projects for their classrooms.

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Student Drop-off Times
Pritchett and Tripp student drop-off begins at 8:50am
D102 has streamlined student drop-off. Staff supervision for drop-off begins at 8:50am at Pritchett and Tripp Schools. Please be sure that a school official/adult is present when your child exits the vehicle. Students will go directly into the school to prep for class rather than remain outside.

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Summer Projects and Technology Updates
The Board of Education expressed sincere appreciation to the D102 staff for all their hard work this year. The summer months at D102 are extremely busy with maintenance and improvements to facilities and equipment in preparation for the upcoming school year.

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Annual Update: D102 Guided by Its Learning Vision
District 102 is governed by a strong and supportive Board of Education. Our district is recognized for its innovative learning environments and bold approaches that embed content into authentic and personalized experiences serving the needs of the whole child. Students are engaged in purposeful activities, utilize a vast array of resources, and produce products for authentic audiences and applications. (2015 Annual Review)

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Dr. Dunkin Gains First-Hand Global Perspective
Dr. Theresa Dunkin has been working with EDLeader21, a national network of school and district leaders focused on integrating the four C's: critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity into education through the curriculum and learning environment. This summer, she attended an educational summit in Helsinki, Finland, and Davos, Switzerland to learn about the two school systems. Related story in B.G. Journal 7/23/15.

District 102 Board of Education Praises PTO for Amazing Programs and Support
At the July 13 Board of Education meeting, the D102 Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) officers were in attendance to graciously donate nearly $80,000 raised through various family-fun events. "I have great admiration and respect for the hard work and support of the PTO leaders, PTO members, and our parents," noted Board President Ellyn Ross. The funds support the athletic/fine arts/extra
curricular departments, BASIC Awareness, Community Parent Network (CPN), District Office requests, Media Centers, Mini Grants, school appreciation gifts, vestibule and signage beautification, and technology. Thank you PTO for this generous donation. 

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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