Since last October, students in the Aptakisic Aviation Explorers Club have been studying, constructing, and flying unmanned aerial vehicles/drones, a current topic in the world of business, military, and leisure. While few can accurately predict what this industry will look like in the future, D102's mission includes providing opportunities for students to explore and develop individual interests and passions. For these students, the excitement of learning about engineering and aviation doubled when a local expert visited a second time to provide additional lessons on calibrating the drone's GPS and flying it. View the April 17 Chicago Tribune article.
In the NEWS - D102 Aviation Explorers Club Building Skills for the Future
Assets (Social Worker's Newsletter) - April 2015
Read about sleep tips for teens and so much more in this months edition of Assets.....created by our Social Worker, Carolyn Lewis. Click here to read our April Newsletter!
CEO of Mad Lab Industries Inspires D102 Students
Last week, students from the Aptakisic Aviation Explorers Club (lead by Ms. Chausis) had the honor of meeting and learning from the CEO of Mad Lab Industries, Don Miller. Mad Lab is a company that designs and manufactures Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV's). In addition to learning to fly UAV's, the Aviation Club is learning about engineering, aviation, electronics, and programming while building a UAV. In the middle of construction, the students had difficulty identifying required components and contacted the UAV's manufacturer, Mad Lab Industries. Mr. Miller visited D102, helped the students finish building a drone, and provided a surprise flight lesson. More about this STEM club.
AJHS Jazz Band "Peps" Bulls Fans
The 2014-15 AJHS Jazz Band performed at the Chicago Bulls game on Saturday, April 11! To begin the evening, the the band was able to have their picture taken on the court before the game (while Derrick Rose warmed up!) and then played on the main concourse as 22,000 Bulls fans entered the stadium! Thanks to Mr. Eifert, who has worked countless hours to prepare our kids to sound like rock stars and for Mrs. Rakickas, who was there to play in the band and lead the band also! Mr. Consdorf also came along as a chaperone (and a surprise percussionist!)!
TED-Ed Club Speaker returns from SHS!
On Tuesday, 4/7/2015, Tanvee Patankar returned to AJHS to speak to the students in this year's TED-Ed Club. Tanvee's participation in Aptakisic's inaugural TED-Ed Club last year led her to be selected as a speaker in the TEDxYouth@LakeVilla event in November. Tanvee, who has been instrumental in establishing a TED-Ed Club at Stevenson High School this year, shared her experiences in preparing and delivering her TEDx talk. Visit Ms. Patankar's project website at http://www.change.org/p/life-management-101.
AJHS - Illinois Principals Association Award Recipients 2015
Congratulations to Jakayla M. and Eli T., who along with their parents, participated in the annual Student Recognition Breakfast held at Vernon Hills High School. Jakayla and Eli were recognized for this honor for their outstanding achievements in the school and community. Congratulations!
Author to Speak on Bullying at Aptakisic this Thursday at 7:00pm Parents are invited to a works
Parents are invited to a workshop at Aptakisic onThursday, April 9 at 7:00pm. Renowned author Carrie Goldman will share her expertise and candid accounts of families dealing firsthand with peer victimization. She will present proven strategies and concrete tools for teaching children how to speak up and carry themselves with confidence; call each other out on cruelty; resolve conflict; cope with teasing, taunting, physical abuse, and cyberbullying; and be smart consumers of technology and media. Thank you to PTO for hosting this parent workshop. Walk-ins are welcome, but RSVPs help us plan. RSVP to email@example.com or 847-353-5665. Childcare is available for children five years and older by registering.
Aptakisic Students Perform in Mosaic Show to Raise Money for Cancer Research
- Incoming 7th Graders - Reserve Springfield Trip!
- AJHS Year End Important Dates
- Attention all 8th Graders - Need your photos by Friday!
- Attendance Parents of 8th Grade Students
- AJHS Scholastic Bowl takes second place at Invitational
- ASSETS (Feb/March Issue) - Social Workers Newsletter
- Attention all AJHS 8th Graders - SHS Co-Curricular Night, March 25
- Congratulations to AJHS Regional Spelling Bee Champion!
- Congratulations to AJHS National History Bee Finalists!
- Washington, D.C. Trip Opportunity to See Things Learned in School
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