At a special meeting held July 9, 2015, the D102 Board of Education appointed Steven Lefar to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of former member, Lenny Ostach. Mr. Lefar returns to the Board after having served from 2007-2015. His expertise in finance and experience working with the district will be an asset to the Board and the District. Mr. Lefar will be sworn in at the July 13 Board of Education meeting and will serve until the April 2017 election.
D102 Board of Education Appoints New Member
District 102 Offers Array of Summer School Programs
D102 offers a comprehensive summer school program. Students attending the Summer Wonders classes have the opportunity to pursue an area of interest in literature, writing, science, or engineering, as well as hobbies such as the game of chess. The district also offers programs which extend and bridge the gap for other students in preparation for the upcoming school year. Read more.
Board of Education Receives Results of Superintendent Profile Survey
At the June 22 Board of Education meeting, the District's search firm, School Exec Connect, shared the results of the focus groups and survey and presented the Board with the New Superintendent Profile. We encourage you to read more about this important process.
Congratulations to Tripp first grade teacher Louisa Baddeley and library media specialist Amy Goldstein who were chosen as the 2015 Gene Kramer ICARE Reading Award winners by the Illinois Reading Council. The Illinois Council for Affective Reading Education recognizes educators who enrich students reading experiences and promote lifelong reading habits. Both Mrs. Baddeley and Mrs. Goldstein provide literature-rich environments while offering cutting edge differentiated instruction and assessment.
Math Students Create Probability Games
Mrs. Schneider and Mrs. Eigenrauch's pre-algebra classes participated in the second annual Probability Carnival at Meridian Middle School on June 1. The students used their knowledge of theoretical and experimental probability to create a simple event. Students then partnered with peers to combine ideas and create a game to use during the two hour carnival.
Bluestem Challenge Inspires Reading
On May 28, Tripp School hosted the fifth annual Bluestem Challenge, which involved student-teams answering 24 questions about books on the 2015 Master Bluestem Book List. Over 85 fourth graders participated with four teams tying for first place. Nine students read all twenty books. Events such as this encourage and inspire young readers. Thank you to Mr. Funke (Technology Educator), Mrs. Kos (Gifted and Talented Educator) and Mrs. Goldstein (Library Media Specialist) for sponsoring the program.
Student-Produced PSAs Air at Buffalo Grove Theater
Thank you to D102's PTO for sponsoring the PSA Contest. D102 student-producers gathered at the Buffalo Grove Theater on Saturday, May 30 for the annual screening of BASIC Public Service Announcements (PSA). Now in its seventh year, the PSA contest continues to grow in popularity. This year, 60 students in fourth through eighth grade produced 28 PSAs on the BASIC topics of Bullying, Alcohol and Drugs, Social Networking, Internet Safety, and Cell Phones & Texting.
D102's approach to building strong, resilient children who do not tolerate bullying inspired Meridian students. Students from Mr. McNamara and Mrs. Schneider's homerooms chose an anti-bullying campaign targeting the elementary schools for their Project Based Learning topic.