Aptakisic-Tripp CCSD 102

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Board of Education Seeks Staff, Community Input
Dr. Theresa Dunkin has announced her retirement at the end of the 2015-2016 school year. We are now entering into the search for a new superintendent, and we have selected SCHOOL EXEC CONNECT, an educational search firm, to assist us in this process. To begin the search, we are interested in receiving input about the new superintendent and the opportunities and challenges this person will have. We will solicit feedback in several ways: through an online survey; through a community forum; and through focus groups with selected individuals. Read the complete letter.

Community Forum Scheduled for May 26, 7:00 p.m.
As our letter to the staff and community states, Dr. Dunkin will be retiring at the end of the 2015-2016 school year.  The Board of Education has hired School Exec Connect, an educational search firm, to assist in finding a new superintendent. School Exec Connect will receive input on the opportunities and challenges a new superintendent will face through various means - through an online survey (take survey), through focus groups with selected individuals, and through a community forum to be held on Tuesday, May 26 at 7:00 p.m. in the Aptakisic Junior High School cafeteria at 1231 Weiland Road. You are cordially invited to attend this community forum which will be led by personnel from the search firm. Your presence and feedback will be greatly appreciated. 

Thank you in advance.
The District 102 Board of Education

District 102 Ducks Leave the Nest - front row seat

Aptakisic Earns Teamwork Award at UAV Competition
On May 16, the Aptakisic Aviation Exploring Club competed in the Shedd UAV Design Challenge located at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum in Chicago. The competition included flying the quadcopter through an obstacle course and completing three quadcopter missions including taking aerial photography to identify ecosystems, collecting and comparing water samples, and using aerial photography to survey local


Aptakisic Track & Field Headed to State
Congratulations to Aptakisic's track team who qualified for state at the May 15 sectional meet. Anand Batbaatar won second place in shot put; Matt Green, Shane Johnson, Rishik Kancharla, and Jordan Vincent won first in the 4x100m relay with a 49.4; Shane Johnson qualified in the 200 with a 25.8; and Jordan Vincent qualified in the 400 with a 57.4. Good luck at the IESA State Track and Field tournament in East Peoria this weekend!

Shorey Learning Center Dedication
Thank you to the many friends who attended the "Shorey Learning Center" dedication on May 14. Dr. Shorey's dedication to teaching and love of learning inspired many throughout her 28 years at Pritchett School. District leaders, teachers, students and her daughter, first grade teacher Mrs. Natalie Daley, honored the late Dr. Shorey by sharing memories and inspirational stories and poems.

D102 Student Artwork in Consortium Art Festival
Consortium Art Festival Art teachers Mrs. Brody (left) and Mrs. Benkoske are shown presenting certificates to two out of many D102 students whose work was selected for the May 18 Consortium Art Festival held at Stevenson High School. The annual show is an exhibition of K-12 student artwork from Aptakisic, Stevenson High School, and neighboring schools that feed into

Aptakisic Student Places 8th at USA Gymnastics Junior Olympic National Championship
Congratulations to eighth grader Paul Juda who placed 8th all-around at the 2015 USA Gymnastics Junior Olympic National Championship during the first week of May. Paul took 1st place on parallel bars, 2nd place on floor exercise, 3rd place on vault, and 3rd place on high bars. "Paul has been working towards this since he was five years old," notes Mrs. Ewa Bacher, Paul's mom. "He works hard to achieve his personal best, not only as an athlete, but academically as well." His ultimate dream is to one day compete in the Olympics.

Aptakisic Junior High School 2015 Scholastic Bowl State Champions
The Aptakisic Junior High School Scholastic Bowl team ended the season in style with a 310-205 victory in the championship match to claim the 2015 IESA State title. The Eagles posted a perfect 10-0 record in the postseason, starting with Regionals in Vernon Hills (3-0), then Sectionals in Bolingbrook (3-0) before reaching the State Finals in Peoria (4-0). Led by top scorer Govind Prabhakar and captains Matthew Jalnos and Ani Nuthalapati, with timely and vital contributions by Shreya Viswanathan and Elliott Koriath, the Aptakisic team swept


Newly Elected D102 Board of Education Members Take Oath 
At the April 29 Board of Education meeting, two re-elected Board members, Ellyn Ross and Alan Rubenstein, and one new Board member, Marnie Slavin Masur, took their seats for the next four-year term. Board members approved the appointment of Ellyn Ross as President, Pelleg Graupe as Vice President, and Alan Rubenstein as Secretary. 

District 102 Abounds with Opportunities for Student Growth
While "high stakes" testing measures student academic achievement and growth, student learning experiences at D102 include much more. Students in D102 are developing as leaders, communicators, and critical thinkers. They are pursuing personal interests through involvement in school service projects, athletics, clubs, and fine arts. Their strengths and attributes are represented in a Scholastic Bowl team that is headed to state following an undefeated season; Science Fair students returning from state with a combined 11 gold awards; a STEM club representing D102 at TECH 2015 in Springfield; a D102 alumna sharing her passion with budding Aptakisic TedEd club public speakers;

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.