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APTAKISIC JUNIOR HIGH • 847-353-5500 • 1231 Weiland Rd • Buffalo Grove

AJHS Insider May 2016

Take a look at the AJHS Insider....the school newspaper written for the students and by the students. Click here.

Daily Announcements - May 25, 2016

**The WYSE SPRING SCIENCE COMPETITION is set for this Thursday, MAY 25TH, at Stevenson starting at 5:30. Due to the large number of students involved the organizers want to emphasize that dinner will not be served at the competition. They will provide some light snacks but students are encouraged to eat beforehand. **THANK YOU to all who voted on the FUNDRAISING FESTIVAL. Money raised on Friday will be donated to Feed My Starving Children and The Chicago Animal Advocates! Please remember to bring money on Friday so that you can participate in all the fun activities and support these great organizations!! **This week starts our END OF YEAR LOCKER CLEAN OUT. Our school has a tradition of both helping the ecology and students less fortunate than ourselves, by sorting our items to be discarded into categories for donation, recycling and the remaining items for actual trash. We really could use some organizational help. If you are interested in helping with the overall process please come to a meeting after school TODAY, Tuesday, May 24th, in Mrs. Koerner's room. **POMS TEAM: Remember our practice and pizza party is this Thursday, May 26th from 3:00-4:00 in Ms. Weinstein’s room. Looking forward to seeing all of you!! **This Friday, May 27th, Student Council will be having the annual AJHS FUNDRAISING FESTIVAL. All students will participate from 8:30-10:30. If you would like to participate in the 3 on 3 basketball tournament please sign up during your lunches this week. You will need to bring money on the day of the event if you would like to purchase water, popcorn, Jamba Juice or dunk your teachers. Tickets will be sold the day of the event ($5.00= 6 tickets) Money raised on that day will go to organizations that are important to us from our SEL projects this year. **8TH GRADERS: This is the final reminder that iPads are being collected tomorrow, THURSDAY!! Check schoology for the post about how to save any files that you want to keep. If you have questions stop by the computer lab for help. Remember to bring your charger, charging cable, and case. Set a reminder for yourself! **Thursday, May 26th is U=UNDER DAY. Participate in classes today by sitting under the desks while you work!

Daily Announcements - May 24, 2016

** According to ABC COUNTDOWN, today is S=SPORTS DAY. Get ready to play some sports in P.E. **PALS will have its final activity of the year after school today, Tuesday, May 24th from 3-3:45. We will be meeting in Mrs. Ryan's room and can't wait to see you there! **This week starts our END OF YEAR LOCKER CLEAN OUT. Our school has a tradition of both helping the ecology and students less fortunate than ourselves, by sorting our items to be discarded into categories for donation, recycling and the remaining items for actual trash. We really could use some organizational help. If you are interested in helping with the overall process please come to a meeting after school TODAY, Tuesday, May 24th, in Mrs. Koerner's room. **POMS TEAM: Remember our practice and pizza party is this Thursday, May 26th from 3:00-4:00 in Ms. Weinstein’s room. Looking forward to seeing all of you!! **ALL MEDICATIONS will be sent home with students at the end of the school year unless you receive other instructions from Mrs. Frost. No medications are stored in the Nurse's office for next year. Please remember that a new "Medication Authorization Form" is required every school year so be sure to have the form completed by August. Feel free to call Mrs. Frost at 847-353-5508 if you have any questions. **This Friday, May 27th, Student Council will be having the annual AJHS FUNDRAISING FESTIVAL. All students will participate from 8:30-10:30. If you would like to participate in the 3 on 3 basketball tournament please sign up during your lunches this week. You will need to bring money on the day of the event if you would like to purchase water, popcorn, Jamba Juice or dunk your teachers. Tickets will be sold the day of the event ($5.00= 6 tickets) Money raised on that day will go to organizations that are important to us from our SEL projects this year. **8TH GRADERS: The directions for backing up your iPad files has been posted in Schoology. Please review this material, and make sure you have saved any files you want to keep prior to turning in your iPad on Thursday. Stop by the computer lab for help. **Wednesday, May 25th is T=Twins and Triplets Day. Dress like your friends!!

Medications for students

To: All Parents.....All medications will be sent home with students at the end of the school year unless you receive other instructions from Mrs. Frost. No medications are stored in the Nurse's office for next year. Please remember that a new "Medication Authorization Form" is required every school year so be sure to have the form completed by August. Feel free to call Mrs. Frost at 847.353.5508 if you have any questions.

Congratulations to Akash K!

Congratulations to Akash K. on a fantastic performance at the National Science Bee championships in Washington, DC. Competing against students from across the country, Akash made it all the way to the finals, finishing in 5th place overall. Way to go Akash!

Daily Announcements - May 20, 2016

**ABC COUNTDOWN—Today is Q—QUEEN DAY!!Let's celebrate all of the amazing young women and female staff here at AJHS! **The WYSE (Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering) middle school feeder tournament will be taking place at SHS Wednesday, May 25th. We are waiting for notice of the official time, but it is roughly from 6 - 8 p.m. This is an on-your-own activity and you are responsible for setting up your teams, as well as your transportation. Students can make teams of up to 8 people from their school. The tournament will have two parts: An individual test in a subject of the student's choosing, ranging from Chemistry, Biology, Math, Engineering Graphics, English, Physics, or Computer Science. The second part will be a hands-on competition involving basic design or engineering of some sort. **On Friday, May 27th Student Council will be having the annual AJHS FUNDRAISING FESTIVAL. All students will participate from 8:30-10:30. If you would like to participate in the 3 on 3 basketball tournament please sign up during your lunches the week of May 23rd. You will need to bring money on the day of the event if you would like to purchase water, popcorn, Jamba Juice or dunk your teachers. Tickets will be sold the day of the event ($5.00= 6 tickets) Money raised on that day will go to organizations that are important to us from our SEL projects this year. Please take a moment and choose one organization that you would like Aptakisic to support. You can find the link in your Schoology updates OR you can scan the QR code in the cafeteria during lunch TODAY!! **8TH GRADE iPads, chargers, and cases will be collected next Thursday, so it's time to start thinking about what files you want to keep. Mrs. Cantagallo will be posting directions in Schoology on Monday for how to save documents from different apps and how to download files out of your Google Drive account. There will not be time on Thursday to transfer files from your device, and your device will be erased when you turn it in to us. See Mrs. Cantagallo or Mrs. Chausis next week for assistance. Again, 8th grade iPads, chargers, and cases will be collected next Thursday. 7th Grade iPads will be collected on June 1st. **CAST AND CREW OF “GOLDILOCKS ON TRIAL”: We will have a reunion/pizza party from 3:00pm-4:00pm on TUESDAY, MAY 24th. R.S.V.P. via email to Ms. Meyer (smeyer@d102.org) or Ms. Stolberg (lstolberg@d102.org) by May 20th!! **The BASIC PSA contest PSA Screenings will be at the Buffalo Grove Theater THIS Saturday, May 21st. Doors open at 9:45 and screenings begin at 10:00 am.

Aviation Club Participates in Quadcopter Challenge

Ten of the twenty-five member Aptakisic Aviation Explorer's Club (AAEC) participated in the Quadcopter Show and Do Challenge on May 15 at the Chicago Police Education and Training Division. Other students from Beach Park, Chicago, Lake Forest, and Round Lake took turns flying and fixing their Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). Our AAEC students formed two five-person teams and participated in a variety of challenges including an obstacle course, flight spot landing, heaviest payload lift, longest flight duration, flight training, and best drive train efficiency. Students also presented on various aspects of the UAV club and learned about careers in the field of Unmanned Vehicles from Collins Engineers, Inc. Mrs Chausis, Dr. Hudson, and Miss Yang serve as AAEC club sponsors. 

Two Aptakisic Students Qualify for State

At the May 14 Sectional Track meet in Huntley, Illinois, seventh grader Sara Sulejmani and eighth grader Shane Johnson qualified for State. Shane ran his personal best in the 100 Meter Dash (11:82) and qualified for State in both the 100 and 200 Meter Dash (25:05) events. Sara jumped her personal best (4' 7") and qualified for State in High Jump. The students will compete May 20-21 at the Illinois Elementary School Association State Track meet in East Peoria.

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