The D102 Board of Education was pleased to hear that this summer's construction is on target for completion and under budget by at least $2,000. The total cost for all five security entrances, including the architect's designs, labor, and materials is approximately $597,680. "We designed the entrances to be welcoming and secure and to complement the school's architecture," notes Stacey Bachar, Assistant Superintendent for Business Services. Check-in protocol will remain the same as last year when visiting a school, but now there is an additional layer of locked doors to enter after the initial validation process.
D102 Security Entrance Project On Target and Under Budget
Three D102 Board Members Up for Re-Election, New Election Procedures
Three Board of Education member seats will be up for re-election in 2015 Steve Lefar, Ellyn Ross, and Alan Rubenstein. Illinois school boards consist of seven members elected to serve four-year terms. Recent legislation significantly changes school election procedures. The majority of the school board elections process will be the responsibility of the Lake County Clerk's office. Learn more.
At-Risk Full Day Kindergarten Begins this August
As part of the district's Learning Vision Into Action initiatives, an at-risk full day kindergarten program will begin in August at Tripp School and Pritchett School. Enrolling for kindergarten includes an assessment of students' knowledge. This information is used to recommend students who would benefit from additional academic support, especially in literacy and mathematics. The Board will be investigating the feasibility of an optional full day program for all students.
Strong Schools Contribute to A Vibrant Community
District 102 provides its learners with outstanding educational opportunities so they can go on to become contributing members of a global society. Despite the economic conditions in Illinois, D102 maintains its financial stability without compromising the quality or rigor of its instructional programs.
2014 Summer Academy Supports Teacher Learning
District 102 provides professional development for teachers and staff throughout the year such as the Summer Academy workshops offered August 6-8. These professional learning opportunities are planned using surveys and/or meetings to identify teacher needs. Our courses also build the leadership capacity of our teachers who share their expertise as presenters. Thank you to all the teachers and administrators who are leading or attending the Summer Academy, and the Teaching and Learning Department for hosting it.
D102 Leaders Learn from PBL Experts
For a week in June, seven D102 leaders attended intense training at the fourth annual PBL World conference in California. The workshops encompassed Project Based Learning (PBL) and provided a framework to develop and implement PBL. D102 administrators received and provided feedback making connections with national experts from the Buck Institute for Education (PBL design pioneers) and educational leaders committed to PBL from across the United States and around the world. D102 identified PBL as the next step in its mission to personalize learning for the whole child through its annual Learning Vision Into Action (LVIA) goals.
Board Commends PTO for Generous Support
Youtube Video Shows Just How Persuasive D102 Students Can Be
D102 teachers are using innovative activities for instruction such as this sixth grade English Language Arts teacher Tim McNamara's court case. Checkout the two-minute video showing the many roles students' played during the trial. Thank you to Aptakisic students Shanky Bala, Vish Dhathathriyan, and Pujan Rawal for their hard work in editing the video.